Tourists will know of the usual attractions and sights they can see when they are in the city of London, but often something more interesting could be just around the corner. London is a huge capital city that has much to offer and visitors would benefit from finding out about different things to do that are perhaps not on the tourist trail. For instance, travellers will adore heading to the green space of Hyde Park in the heart of London. It’s such a huge place that they may only see a small part of it during a visit. If they get to the water and it is summer time, they should take out a boat or pedalo on the Serpentine Lake.

Another green space that is very unique is the beautiful Kyoto Garden in Holland Park that’s a peaceful Japanese green space with waterfalls and ponds. Travellers visiting the capital will also want to see the city from a great height and tourists will be advised to head to the obvious places of the Shard or the Gherkin. Visitors can venture to the Emirates Air Line cable car that’s ideal for tourists who want to see gorgeous, panoramic views of the city. This transportation can be boarded very simply with an Oyster Card, and is an inexpensive way to see the capital from high above and appreciate the stunning scenery below.

Finding the best accommodation is necessary for travellers to enjoy a great holiday in London. One of the most convenient destinations to book into is the Grand Royale London Hyde Park hotel that’s close to many attractions and landmarks. There are many London hotels near Hyde Park but this residence is special because it is based in a stunning old building that was commissioned to be built by Edward VII. The large rooms have comfortable beds and en-suite bathrooms with rain showers. The club rooms are fantastic and offer plush robes, daily newspapers as well as complimentary fruits and mineral water on arrival.


Another impressive green space is the Chelsea Physic Garden that has an array of medicinal and endangered plants, and is a wonderful place to have a wander. A superb destination to visit is the stunning St Martin-in-the-Fields Church found in Trafalgar Square that has free concerts on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays at 1pm. It usually features new talent and is a great way to listen to some amazing music. A unique shopping parade that travellers can head to is the historic Burlington Arcade that’s been open since 1818 in the vibrant Piccadilly area. It offers high-end shops for buying clothes, watches and shoes.

Although tourists will want to head to the grand Royal Albert Hall, they should visit the magnificent Wilton’s, which is the oldest music hall in the world. The hall is still an arts venue and provides cinema, theatre and music in its rather old building that has a quaint charm. A venue that is a lovely destination to appreciate the area of east London is the Columbia Road Flower Market, which is home to the most amazing blooms. There are also several galleries, boutiques and fantastic cake shops here to have a quick pit stop or break.