Devonshire Terrace is in the heart of London’s classy Western sector, meaning that there’s plenty to do in the area. Whether you’re into art, sport or just looking for the next great tourist attraction. This area of London has everything a guest at the Park Grand Paddington Hotel London will need for a great day or evening out. For those looking for an incredible day, below are a few tips for making your West London day the best London day.
The Gate Theatre in Notting Hill is one of the most diverse theatres in London, aiming to open up theatre to everyone in a diverse, exciting way. The Gate Theatre was opened in 1979 and is known for being the smallest off-West End theatre in the city with an intimate 75 seats. The award-winning theatre has helped the careers of actors such as Jude Law, Ian Rickson, Sarah Kane and Alex Kingston whilst previous shows have included Assata Taught Me as part of their Resist! Season. Plays to look out for include The Unknown Island, Suzy Stork and Twilight: Los Angeles.
The Idler Academy is an educational offshoot of Idler magazine which has a focus on education and literature. The school offers both online and real-world courses and lessons focusing on the liberal arts. The Academy teaches philosophy, astronomy, calligraphy and business skills among many other subjects and is also home to some great events. In the past, the Academy has seen Mumford and Sons perform as well as performances from poet Clare Pollard and radical economist Andrew Simms. This definitely a venue to explore and engage with if any guests at Hotels Near Paddington Station UK have an interest in politics or the arts.
If you’re looking for one of the best venues to go shopping in then check out Portobello Market. This 1000 yard long market street is one of the most historic in London, the road itself dating back to the 1700’s and takes place every Saturday and an antiques market every Sunday. This is prime time for tourists and locals alike to find the best vintage clothes, food and furniture in the city whilst perusing the warrens of bric-a-brac. The Market begun in the 19th century as a food market and as antique dealers and business men arrived in the country in the mid twentieth century, the market expanded into other wares.
Museum of brands packaging and advertising
Also based near Portobello road, the museum of brands, packaging and advertising examines the cultural and technical history of consumer products. Dating back to 2005, the museum is itself a reopening of a similar museum in Gloucester which was open from 1984 to 2001. The museum holds over 12000 items from the Robert Opie experience and forms a chronological “time tunnel”. This time tunnel helps visitors see how consumerism has developed and evolved over the past centuries and also compares and contrasts how our shopping habits have changed. The museum brings in over 40,000 visitors each year, making it one of the busiest tourist attractions in London.