Things to do near Thistle Hyde Park, London

Find yourself in the very centre of regal London, opposite Hyde Park and near Kensington Gardens. Kensington is a destination in itself, with so much to discover, from it’s three famous museums, including the V&A to the world famous Royal Albert Hall. You’re ideally based, right in the heart of the city near Queensway, fashionable Notting Hill Gate and Marble Arch. This West End hotel is an ideal base for shopaholics, with Selfridges, Oxford Street and Westfield London all nearby.

Arts & Culture

  • Natural History Museum - 1.0 Miles

    Located opposite South Kensington underground station, the museum’s aim is to advance our knowledge of the natural world in order to inspire better care of our planet. Of all the millions of exhibits, it is the dinosaur exhibition which never fails to amaze.

  • Science Museum - 12.5 Miles

    One of London’s major tourist attractions, The Science Museum was founded in 1857 as part of the South Kensington Museum. Today the Museum is world renowned for its historic collections, awe-inspiring galleries and inspirational exhibitions which change regularly.

  • The Serpentine Gallery - 0.6 Miles

    Nestled in the heart of Kensington Gardens is one of London’s best-loved modern art galleries. Discover what’s new with fascinating exhibitions that attract up to 800,000 visitors a year and admission is free.

  • Apsley House - 2.1 Miles

    Discover the home of the Duke of Wellington, located on Hyde Park Corner. Explore a great slice of Britain’s past with a collection of paintings, porcelain, sculpture and furniture.

  • Victoria and Albert Museum - 1.1 Miles

    The stunning exterior of the museum is worth the trip alone. Yet inside you’ll discover the world’s largest museum of decorative arts and design, housing a permanent collection of over 4.5 million objects.

Local Attractions

  • Royal Albert Hall - 0.7 Miles

    Since its opening by Queen Victoria in 1871, the Royal Albert Hall has become one of the UK’s most treasured and distinctive performance venues. It’s best known for holding the annual summer Proms concerts since 1941.

  • Albert Memorial - 0.7 Miles

    See the moving gothic tribute to Prince Albert commissioned by Queen Victoria in memory of her beloved husband. You’ll find it opposite the Royal Albert Hall set in beautiful Kensington Gardens.

  • Diana Memorial - 1.1 Miles

    A unique memorial to Diana, Princess of Wales, opened by Her Majesty The Queen on 6th July 2004. The design reflects Diana’s life, as water flows from the highest point, cascading in two directions, before meeting in a calm pool at the bottom.

  • Concerts at Hyde Park - 1.1 Miles

    Various concerts held in Hyde Park throughout the year including rock concerts from headlining artists and the famous Proms in the Park.


  • Hyde Park - 1.1 Miles

    One of the largest parks in central London and famous for its Speakers' Corner. Throughout the summer months, Hyde Park caters for numerous concerts whilst around Christmas it hosts 'Winter Wonderland' which is a festive market.

  • Kensington Gardens - 0.5 Miles

    Explore this regal park in the capital, home to Kensington Palace and Princess Diana Memorial. 5,000 acres of historic parkland provided by the Royal Parks offers a great escape in the heart of the capital.

  • Household Cavalry - 1.4 Miles

    Watch a great procession every morning. Don’t forget your camera to snap the Household Cavalry riding through Hyde Park on their way from Hyde Park Barracks to Buckingham Palace.


  • The Swan - 0.3 Miles

    This lively, traditional British pub serves delicious homemade food and was originally a coaching inn dating back to 1721. Steeped in history it’s also reputed to have been the final drinking place for the victims of the 'Gibbet' Tyburn Gallows, now known as Marble Arch.

  • The Mitre - 0.2 Miles

    This traditional British pub is housed in a Grade II listed building dating back to the 1850’s. The bar retains its original beautiful woodwork and etched glass, plus open marble fireplaces that make the place really cosy in winter.


  • Oxford Street - 1.5 Miles

    World-famous shopping promenade where you’ll find a large variety of high street stores , along with the famous department stores Selfridges and John Lewis

  • Westfield, Sheperd's Bush - 3.0 Miles

    Just a short taxi journey away or a few stops by public transport, Westfield mall was at the time of opening reportedly the largest shopping mall in Europe, featuring over 250 stores. Leading names include Debenhams, House of Fraser and Marks & Spencer.

  • Portobello Market - 1.8 Miles

    Portobello Market in West London is one of the most famous street markets in the world. Portobello Road goes straight through the heart of Notting Hill, the trendy area of London made famous by the film.

  • Whitley's Shopping Centre - 0.6 Miles

    This is a shopper’s paradise with independent boutiques, young designers and a designer outlet store alongside the best of the high street, providing the perfect mix for fashion fixes. Shop then drop in fantastic bars, restaurants and cafés.

Tourist Spot

  • Kensington Palace - 0.7 Miles

    Explore the regal palace that’s been a royal residence since the 17th Century. See what life was like for Queen Victoria in 'Victoria Revealed', a new, permanent exhibition, which looks at her life and reign in her own words.

  • Central London - 4.6 Miles

    It’s the most exciting city in the world. And it’s ours. The nation’s capital has everything you could possibly wish for – including a choice of 16 hotels from which to explore it’s world-renowned sites, culture, entertainment and shopping

  • Big Bus Tours - 2.7 Miles

    What better way to see the capital city than by bus? This ever-popular London Hop-on, Hop-off tour allows you to see the sites of this wonderful city at your own pace and create your perfect London sightseeing itinerary.

  • London - 4.6 Miles

    It’s the most exciting city in the world. And it’s ours. The nation’s capital has everything you could possibly wish for – including a choice of 16 hotels from which to explore it’s world-renowned sites, culture, entertainment and shopping

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