A wide selection of museums and places of interest are within walking distance of our hotel:
Buckingham Palace - 10 minutes by foot
The official London residence of The Queen is one of the premier tourist destinations in London as well as a working building for Britain's head of state. See the famous Changing of the Guard or visit the State Rooms.
Royal Hospital - 10 minutes by foot
Built in 1692 this imposing building was commissioned by King Charles II and designed by Sir Christopher Wren (who also designed St Paul's Cathedral) as a home for retired and injured soldiers. Its inhabitants, recognised by their famous red uniform, continue to reside in it and can often be seen walking in the surrounding streets. Visitors can enjoy the extensive gardens and also the small but interesting museum. Regular concerts and other events are held at there throughout the year. Each year the famous Chelsea Flower Show is held in the Royal Hospital gardens (see below).
Chelsea Flower Show - 8 minutes by foot
This world famous flower show is held each year towards the end of May. Hundreds of gardeners present their garden designs in a competition that is also a important event in the society social calendar.
Chelsea Physic Gardens - 12 minutes by foot
Founded in 1673 by the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries, this unique institution is the second oldest botanic garden in England. It researches the properties, origins and conservation of over 5000 plant species and offers a haven of peace in the heart of a bustling city.
National Army Museum - 11 minutes by foot
This well run and informative museum shows the British Army in its various campaigns from the Norman invasion in 1066 to present day conflicts such as Iraq and Afghanistan. Entrance to the museum is free.
Westminster Cathedral - 10 minutes by foot
Sometimes described as one of the greatest secrets in London, Westminster Cathedral is the main Catholic Church in England. This stunning edifice is fascinating both from the outside and inside. It is the home of a world-famous choir which sings solemn Mass every day which is listened to by people from all over the world.
Westminster Abbey - 20 minutes by foot
The site of the present Abbey (begun by Henry III in 1245) has been the coronation church since 1066 and is the final resting place of seventeen monarchs. It is one of the most important and stunning Gothic buildings in the country and one of London's most popular tourist attractions as well as being a working place of worship. In April 2011 Prince William and Kate Middleton (now the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge) were married here.
Houses of Parliament - 20 minutes by foot
Those interested in the unique British political system can visit the ‘mother of parliaments' and witness debates in the House of Commons and House of Lords, not to mention the famous Big Ben clock tower. Public exhibitions and events are also organised on a regular basis.
Harrods - 25 minutes by foot
This exclusive and unique department store is well worth a visit for its vast range of products as well as its elegance and inimitable service.
River Thames - 15 minutes by foot
Take a stroll along the River Thames and view some of London's finest bridges such as Chelsea Bridge and Albert Bridge.
Royal Parks: Hyde Park, Green Park, St James's Park - 15-20 minutes by foot
These three major parks can be reached by foot. Enjoy nature or any of the many activities that are regularly organised. Battersea Park, another large park, is located the other side of the River Thames and is also accessible by foot or a short bus ride.
Tate Britain - 20 minutes by foot
This major art gallery, located in nearby Pimlico, has been home to British Art since 1500. Entry is free except for major exhibitions.
Bus Tours of London - 5 minutes by foot
At the end of Ebury Street next to Victoria Station, several companies provide tourist bus tours of London. Companies include The Original London Sightseeing Tour, Big Bus and others. Tickets can be purchased directly from the bus.