Wherever or whenever you stay with us, you’ll always be close by to the capital’s most celebrated tourist attractions. Can’t decide where to head next? From classic London landmarks to unique showcases here are our handpicked favourites to help you make the most out of your stay, whatever may bring you here.
THE TOWER HOTEL
The Tower of London – 1-minute walk from The Tower Hotel
Explore 1000 years of history on the doorstep of The Tower Hotel at this picture-perfect London landmark. See the Crown Jewels in all their glory, get terrifyingly close to torture replicas in the Wakefield Tower and keep a look out for the ravenous ravens. Legend has it that if they ever leave the tower, the Kingdom will fall, so keep your eyes pealed for spotting the seven resident ravens as you tour around the grounds.
Sky Garden – 15-minute walk from The Tower Hotel
See London in a whole new light from 155 metres up in the sky at one of London’s newest obsessions. Explore three floors of landscaped gardens, observation decks and open-air terrace, to view the 360 degree panoramic view of the city.
St Paul’s – 13-minute cycle from The Tower Hotel
An iconic figure on London’s cityscape and a significant part of the capital’s culture is St Paul’s Cathedral. Its recognisable dome is visible from around the city, but nothing compares to the spectacular views from within. Once inside, explore over 1,400 years of history with a wander to the Whispering Gallery, catch a concert, join for mass, or simply gaze in wonder at the collections and archives of this history-rich masterpiece.
The Shard – 20-minute walk from The Tower Hotel
See London from the sky on the 72nd floor of the capital’s highest-standard landmark. Head straight to the viewing window for a sky-side view of the city before brunching at Oblix or sipping sundowners at Aqua on the way back down.
Borough Market – 12-minute cycle from The Tower Hotel
Tuck into the gastronomic delights at London’s most celebrated food market. Sample the charcuterie, cheeses, oils and breads before you buy, lunch on some of the finest street food then take home a little sweet something from the gourmand cakes and bakes on sale.
The Wallace Collection – 10-minute cycle from The Cumberland
Set in a London townhouse just a short walk from The Cumberland Hotel, the Wallace Collection combines 25 galleries of 18th century French art, furniture and porcelain, master paintings and armoury. Get involved in the action with talks, lectures, art classes, concerts and Friday Lates, for a more immersive experience into the collections.
Shopping in the West End – 1-minute from The Cumberland
As much a sight as an experience, shopping in London’s West End is a must-do so make room on the schedule, especially if you’re joining us on the Shopping Experience. Lose yourself among the flagship stores of the iconic Oxford Street as you work your way from the spectacular mock-Tudor architecture and designer brands of Liberty, to the cutting-edge fashion, home and beauty at Selfridges – not forgetting its famous and breath-taking window displays. From here head west to the iconic Harrods and its 330 departments of luxury to keep even the fussiest of fashionistas guessing.
Madame Tussauds – 18-minute walk from The Cumberland
It may be 250 years old, but this celeb-spotting concept has become a perennial favourite around the world, and seems to get better every year. Whether you’re here to join the frow at fashion week, meet the pillars of politics, hang out with the royals or size up against your sporting heroes, this is your chance to get up close and personal with the stars, at this waxwork wonderland.
THE GROSVENOR HOTEL
Buckingham Palace – 10 -minute walk from The Grosvenor Hotel
This is one London landmark that requires little introduction, and no trip is complete without a visit to the Queen’s abode. Positioned at the foot of The Mall and just a short stroll through Green Park, take a wander round the State Rooms, watch the ceremonious Changing of the Guard or check out one of the many exhibitions from the history of art to royalty and style.
Saatchi Gallery – 9-minute tube journey The Grosvenor Hotel
Situated just off the luxury shopping boulevard of the King’s Road, the Saatchi Gallery is an innovative creative hotbed and home to the best in contemporary art, up-and-coming talent and international artists making their debut into the UK. There’s also lots of ways to get creative with the family, with its young people’s workshops, sculpture classes and Immersive theatre experiences.
Churchill War Rooms – 20 minute walk from The Grosvenor Hotel
Winston Churchill. Prime Minister, army officer, historian, writer, artist and husband. Hear the story of possibly one of the most celebrated and influential British historical and political figures. Walk with him through history and time as you explore his life and legacy, with extracts from his world-famous speeches, letters to wife Clementine and see the Map Room exactly as it stood then, within this breathtaking WW2 bunker and museum.
THE ROYAL HORSEGUARDS HOTEL
Hamleys toy store – 12-minute tube journey from The Royal Horseguards Hotel
Celebrating the finest selection of toys in the world, Hamleys is a British shopping institution and children’s playground, set right in the heart of London on Regent Street, a leisurely stroll from The Royal Horseguards Hotel. Opened in 1881, it’s steeped in history and nostalgia and today boasts six floors of fun, and enough toys, games and cuddly toys to keep both the little, and the big kids happy.
Big Ben – 10-minute walk from The Royal Horseguards Hotel
Think of London and it’s possibly the first thought your mind conjures up. Big Ben, rising proudly out of the impressive see-it-to-believe-it Houses of Parliament, provides the heart beat to London life and certainly warrants a visit. Throughout 2017 Big Ben will be undergoing refurbishment, meaning the infamous chimes will be silenced for a while but it’s still a sight not to be missed!
London Zoo – 20-minute cycle from The Royal Horseguards Hotel
Established in 1826, London Zoo is home to international science, conservation and education, as it continues its mission of promoting the global conservation of animals and their habitats. From sunset safaris and Land of the Lions, to lending a helping hand at feeding time, it’s an action-packed trip out that’s perfect for the whole family, set in the beautiful, and very handy, Regent’s Park.