London is a large city, and with that in mind there are a lot of different areas which can give you a fresh take on the city. Whether you’re looking for a great restaurant or a place to spend a great night out, Edgware Road has everything you will need, giving you a unique taste of the city whilst also not meaning you have to travel too far out. Below you can find out a little more information on the Edgware Road area, it’s history and points of interest that guests at the Park Grand London Paddington Hotel simply can’t miss!
Before the building up of London, Edgware Road was an ancient trackway which was incorporated into the Middlesex Forest before the Romans built London up, and since then has been developed upon continuously throughout the ages. From Huguenot to Arab Migrants, the cultural hot pot has been added to as far back as the 18th century. The area has attracted migrants from many parts of the world and since then has opened up many Lebanese restaurants, Shisha cafes and Arabic nightclub. On top of this, the road is home to a multiplex cinema and also plays host to many great cafes, fast food kebab shops and the iconic Church Street Market.
The Lisson Gallery was opened in 1967 by Nicholas Logsdail and Fiona Hildyard, showcasing the work of at the time young artists named Derek Jarman and Keith Milow. During this time, the gallery was at the forefront of the progressive art movement and has since explored the works of many modern artists, often focussing on the work of conceptual and minimalist artists. Artists who have showcased at the Lisson Gallery have been nominated for 14 Turner Prizes and won 5.
The Wallace collection is located near to Edgware Road and is an historic house in which the art collection of the Seymour family is showcased. Here you can find not only some classic examples of beautiful art but a restored and preserved 18th century manor house, giving a unique insight into the lives of the nobility over 300 years ago.
Sherlock Holmes Museum
The Sherlock Holmes Museum is housed on the street where the fictional detective was said to have lived. The museum is dedicated to the era in which Sir Arthur Conan Doyle penned the stories from the early 1880’s to early 20th century and the house, 221B Baker Street has been fashioned in this style, alongside many of the objects which Holmes was famous for using. This look itno Homes life makes a great day out for any of the Detectives fans.
Madam Tussauds is a great day out for all the family. For those on London Hotel Packages looking for a great day out, Madam Tussauds plays host to some of the most life like wax replicas of famous and iconic real life people in the world. This makes it one of the most visited tourist attractions in the country often with exhibits related to the latest film releases.