London is one of those cities with more green space than you might first think. Getting to know what’s offer just on your doorstep when staying in West London hotels like the Park Grand Paddington Court London will offer up a floodgate of options for your day to day life in the city. This is especially true if you’re staying in areas such as Sussex Gardens. From such a beautiful art of the city, you can enjoy short walks to the city centre alongside a wide range of nearby attractions and transport links. This makes it one of the best areas for those new to the city, who may be on the lookout for an extra dash of leisure to their luxury.
The Paddington Basin was developed as a waterway in West London in 1801, giving entrance to the Grand Union Canal, a transport system which allowed travel all the way u to Birmingham. The Paddington Basin therefore became a hub for trade, and so housing began to develop around it.
An important road was Sussex Gardens Paddington London, where large townhouses and apartments were built, diversifying culture and adding to the buzz of West London. This is the area in which a range of luxury accommodation have set their roots, making the most of the inner city hubbub and well connected borough.
Parks near Sussex Gardens
If visiting the Park Grand Paddington Court, you’ll no doubt want to explore the nearby parks. London is famous for its acre-spanning green spaces, steeped in history and ripe with excitement. Every week sees a new event take place in London’s Royal Parks, whether it be a food market or an historic parade.
Kew Gardens is based in Chiswick and is one of the best examples a British botanical garden. Dating back to 1840, this beautiful range of outdoor woodland and grand conservatories span 300 acres and showcase 30,000 different types of plant. This is not just a hotspot for the budding botanist, but has much historical significance too, the world famous library containing over 750,000 books about plants.
Hyde Park is a 350 acre royal park based in West London. The park itself is especially popular with tourists because of its iconic monuments, sites and lake activities. With the Serpentine Gallery offering up some of the best in modern art exhibitions and neighbouring Kensington Gardens giving beautiful examples of terraced gardening, the area itself is ripe for a day out, come rain or shine.
Bedgebury National Pinetum and forest
Although it is outside of the city itself, the Bedgebury National Pinetum and forest is a 320 acre pine forest filled with over 10,000 trees. First created as a national Conifer collection, this amazing forest is one of the must see woodland areas in “England’s Garden county”.
Attractions near Sussex Gardens
When visiting Sussex Gardens and its nearby hotels, it’s never a bad idea to get to know the surrounding attractions. With West London having great transport links to the city centre, it can be tempting to fly the nest, but scratch beneath the surface and you’ll find world renowned attractions right at your doorstep.
Stretching for a good mile, Portobello Road in Notting Hill is a well known shopping street and weekend market. Visit on a weekend and the streets will be chockablock with vintage clothes sellers, antique furniture dealers and mouth watering street food. This world famous market is popular with tourists and locals alike due to its friendly atmosphere and authentic London spirit.
The Wonder Pass
Renovating the marylebone Subway, the wonderpass is an example of London transformation. Creating a cultural attraction and heritage site out of a drab and dreary underpass, the Wonderpass is a red and white marvel which highlights the history of the West London area and the community spirit inherent in West London.
Based near Baker Street, Madame Tussauds is a world famous wax model attraction centre, creating life size replicas of some of the world’s most famous celebrities. If you are looking for a great day out and a whole host of photo opportunities, the Madame Tussauds waxworks are fun, family friendly and full of amazing information about fame and history. With a range of permanent exhibits alongside updated temporary galleries, the waxworks might be eerily lifelike, but are also fun filled frivolity at its loudest.
Best shopping centres near Sussex Gardens
If you’re staying in Sussex Gardens, you may very well want to get on board with a spot of shopping. West London has some prime spots for great shopping, whether it be high streets or shopping centres. Below are some of our favourites, all a mere bus or tube ride away from Sussex Gardens.
Westfields is one of the biggest shopping centres in the city and is well known for its large, modern building near White City. with 100,000 square metres of retail space, westfields is one of the best places for London shopping. WIth White City and Shepherds Bush tube stations within walking distance, the incredible metropolis of Westfields is no doubt one of the go to shopping centres in the capital and far removed from the crowds of Oxford Circus.
The Grade II listed Brunswick Centre is a shopping centre based in Bloomsbury. With an arthouse cinema, and a great range of luxury shops, you can be sure to find a great mix o beautiful brutalist architecture and great shopping opportunities. Built back in the 1960’s, the initial idea was to find private leases, before the borough of Camden bought parts of it for use as council housing. With a wide range of shops, cafes and even a Waitrose, the area has become a hub in the Bloomsbury and west London area, especially with its upmarket Curzon cinema, showing the best in international films. As such a unique building, it’s no surprise that there is such a buzz around it.