Things to Do

Things to Do Around Bayswater

 

Notting Hill & Portobello

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This highly romantic corner of the city is located immediately outside our front door. With numerous independent boutiques, antique shops, restaurants, and street lined cafés, this area is sure to please you. Just a few blocks away you will find the famous Portobello Road Market, a long stretch of great fashion, crafts, antiques, and gifts that is open every day of the week. Try a traditional English Pub lunch, or something more exotic, whatever you crave you will probably find in this colourful neighbourhood.

Top tips:

Visit: Portobello Market on less busy Fridays, more to see, less crowds! http://www.portobelloroad.co.uk/the-market/)

The Museum of Brands with it’s fascinating collection of 200 years of consumer culture via its packaging. (https://museumofbrands.com/)

See: Beautiful tree lined streets with multi-coloured houses, urban street art and the Brutalist concrete landmark Trellick Tower, with vintage fashionista favourite store Rellik below (https://relliklondon.co.uk/) on 8 Golborne Road.

Eat: Trendy Gold on Portobello Road (https://goldnottinghill.com/) is the latest see and be seen hang out. Catch a movie and a dirty burger at the Electric Cinema and Diner (https://www.electriccinema.co.uk/), or traditional fish & chips with a twist at the Chipping Forecast (https://chippingforecast.com/) on iconic All Saints Road. Finally don’t forget to enjoy cakes at Ottolenghi’s original deli 63 Ledbury Road, or try unique flavoured chocolates at Melt 59 Ledbury Road (https://www.meltchocolates.com/).

Hyde Park, Kensington & Queensway

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of the many Royal Parks in London, Hyde Park contains vast gardens, lakes and the Serpentine Gallery that are perfect for enjoying on a lovely afternoon. Whether you search for the Peter Pan statue, go horseback riding, or visit Kensington Palace and the Princess Diana memorial, there is plenty to do in this nearby park, only 500 metres from Lords Hotel!

Visit: Kensington Palace with its magical secret garden, home to Queen Victoria and currently the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William and his family! https://www.royalparks.org.uk/parks/kensington-gardens/things-to-see-and-do/kensington-palace?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIq6Lv4KCc8AIVFO3tCh2C_Q4CEAAYASAAEgLgRvD_BwE

For contemporary art lovers the Serpentine Gallery is a must, (https://www.serpentinegalleries.org/). For nature lovers nothing beats boating on the Serpentine on a sunny day: https://www.royalparks.org.uk/parks/hyde-park/things-to-see-and-do/sports-and-leisure/boating-in-hyde-park


Do: Go ice skating or bowling at the high energy family friendly Queen’s, London’s only all year ice skating rink! (https://queens.london/)

Eat:If you turn left from our hotel you hit Westbourne Grove with its vegan friendly Planet Organic and Farmacy food options.

Turn right and you discover the hidden gems of Hereford Road, local family favourites such as Greek Aphrodite Tavern, Iranian Hafez or Moroccan Sahara, literally just steps away.

Hit Queensway high street and you can travel food wise to Italy, Brazil or the best Chinese you can find outside of Beijing, especially Mandarin Kitchen!

 

Shopping:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can go west to Westfield Shopping Centre and probably spend your whole break there shopping, eating and going to the cinema, but London does have some other jewels to offer too!

(https://uk.westfield.com/london)

The magnificent Harrods, has to be seen even if you don’t buy anything, from its sumptuous Egyptian stair case and indoor fashion boulevards to the most beautifully designed food halls any where in the world – go on, treat your self to a tin of biscuits at least! (https://www.harrods.com/en-gb/)

Marylebone Village: A little further afield, but brimming with cool independent shops and restaurants, and only a hop away from Madame Tussaud’s (https://www.madametussauds.com/london/) or the serene Wallace Collection (https://www.wallacecollection.org/whats-on/)

Oxford Street: Probably the most iconic shopping street anywhere in the world, from the aspirational Selfridges (https://www.selfridges.com/GB/en/features/info/stores/london/) and its global food hall, to the temptingly accessible flag ship Primark (https://stores.primark.com/united-kingdom/london/499-517-oxford-street) all just a 20 minute bus ride away!

Sightseeing:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’ so easy to hop on an open top bus near Lords Hotel and see the whole of London, well, the most important bits! Ask at Reception to arrange tickets for you. You can hop-on, hop-off all the best places such as Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Big Ben, Parliament,  and Tower of London, to name a few.

Theatre Land:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

World famous Shaftesbury Avenue is easy to reach from Lords Hotel, and you can see some of the best shows and musicals in the world. Ask Reception to arrange theatre tickets for you at great prices. Or you could try alternative places such as The Bush Theatre, The Royal Court, The Kiln, The Hampstead Theatre if serious drama is more your thing.

Museums:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are so spoilt at Lords Hotel, the Museum District is located only a stroll through the park away!

Natural History Museum:

For all those budding David Attenborough fans (https://www.nhm.ac.uk/)

Science Museum:

Discover award-winning exhibitions, iconic objects and stories of incredible scientific ahcievement. Lots of fun interactive exhibitions, and the wet rooms in the basement are not to be missed for toddlers! Free entry. (https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/)

V&A Museum: 

The most beautiful and varied artefacts, a world leader in art, design and performance. Our favourite section is the Glass gallery, but a visit to the cafe and the Madejski Gardens is a must. Free entry. (https://www.vam.ac.uk/)

The Design Museum:

Striking architecture via John Pawson, and fascinating fixed and changing exhibitions make this a must visit for any serious design vultures. Free and paid for exhibitions. (https://designmuseum.org/)