Out and About in London City
A location often on the visit list is Londons SW1 – for Knightbridge and Hyde Park. Hyde Park is the largest Park in London; one of it’s corners leads into Knightsbridge. Hyde Park also borders Park Lane and Mayfair, and Ladbrooke Grove to the north. If you’re looking to tick off a few of the squares on the Monopoly board this is the place to be!
You’ll be in the affluent area of Mayfair and see some of the top hotels including The Dorchester Hotel, with its beautiful Ballroom, and balconied bedrooms overlooking the Hyde Park grounds. Remember that if you are driving into London, you can pay up to £50 for a day’s parking so it’s advisable to get a taxi or catch the London Underground to get around town.
Knightsbridge boasts some of the best shopping in the area, with a wide range of boutiques, older style stores, and high street leaders, as well independant traders. Take a stroll down refined Beauchamp Place, where you’ll see jewellers, cashmere shops and a multitude of cafe’s and bars – this is particularly lively in the evenings and is listed in Londons Time Out Magazine for night life. You might like to look at this and other areas of london nightlife through London Nights.
There are a few essential to see in Knightsbridge and Harrods is one of them. Harrods is still one of the most famous department stores in the World. Harrods promised its customers that it could get them anything – clients ordered elephants and even tiger cubs in the past. Harrods may have toned down its produce list to fit the modern day, but it’s still a fascinating place to visit – gaudy, bustling, with fabulous fashion floors, a holiday section for exclusive resorts, and a buying and selling department if you fancy buying a house. You can also see the city on the Harrods Tour of London – from their own luxury coach1 If you enjoy life at the top end of things, you’ll definately get a thrill from seeing what’s available in this remarkable place.
Victoria and Albert Museum
And if you need a little cultural refreshment, then just a few bus stops down the Brompton Road is the incredible Victoria and Albert Museum – one of the finest museums you’ll see anywhere. For a small donation, you can enjoy over 11 miles of galleries and displays – its up beat, the rooms are regularly redesigned to show their acquisitions to best advantage, and give the visitors a real sense of what they are viewing – the newly refurbished Medieval section, displays an entire shop front – saved from the Great Fire of London. You can easily spend a day here – and when you need a break, there is a fabulous restaurant – take your lunch into the courtyard, and relax in front of the water feature, listening to piano music. This part of London has so much going for it – if you get the chance you might want to consider staying over and there are lots of Hotels in London right in this part of town. Look out for London hotels special offers, and find a great place to stay, where you’ll enjoy access to London life.