5 Hobbies To Enjoy Whilst Exploring London


There is an awful lot to see and do whilst exploring somewhere as wonderful as London.

It’s home to nearly 9 million people and, if you look hard enough, you can find pretty much anything you could possibly want or need here.

If you’re the kind of person who likes to push the boat out, try new things, and explore new places, then London is the perfect city for you- it rewards those who explore!

Book a room in the Park Grand London Paddington Hotel for an incredibly central stay, and full access to some of the best bars in Paddington– as well as some of the city’s key attractions.

Now let’s take a look at some of the hobbies in which you can indulge during your time in the city.

Museum Hopping

If you fancy yourself a bit of a history buff, or are a self confessed culture-vulture, then London is the right place for you.

It’s home to some of the world’s finest museums- all of which are free to enter!

From the British Museum to the Tate Modern, or the Natural History Museum to the National Portrait Gallery, there is something for everyone.

You can easily spend an entire day at any of these museums exploring the exhibitions, learning about history, and discovering new works of art.

Walking Tours

London is a city with a rich history and culture, and walking tours can be an excellent way to learn more about it- walking the streets of a new city is the absolute best way to get to know it!

Whether you are a Harry Potter fan, a Jack the Ripper detective, or a total architecture buff; there is a walking tour for you.

Many tours are free or affordable and led by knowledgeable and local guides who can show you hidden gems and share fascinating stories about the city.


London is a shopper’s paradise, with everything from high-end luxury stores to unique boutiques and markets. Oxford Street, Regent Street, and Bond Street are the go-to shopping destinations for designer brands and department stores.

If you’re looking for something more eclectic, Camden Market, Portobello Road Market, and Borough Market are great markets to explore.

Food and Drink

London has a diverse food and drink scene, with something for every taste and budget.

Whether you’re craving fish and chips or a Michelin-starred meal, you can find it in London. The city is also home to many traditional pubs and trendy cocktail bars, so you can relax and unwind after a day of sightseeing.

Parks and Gardens

London has many beautiful parks and gardens, perfect for a leisurely stroll or a picnic.

Hyde Park, St James’s Park, and Kensington Gardens are all centrally located and easy to reach from your hotels near Paddington London.

If you’re willing to venture further afield, Kew Gardens, Hampstead Heath, and Richmond Park are all staggeringly beautiful places to unwind.

London Hobbyist

Whatever your passion, whatever your hobby, London can cater for it.

It’s a magical city with an incredible amount to offer anyone willing to explore it- so what are you waiting for?

Book your accommodation in London, Paddington and get exploring from the very heart of the city!