Our flagship property, Central Park London, is located just 0.2 mile from the Queensway Underground station, in a highly desirable location for tourists and visitors who want to experience living in the heart of the city.
Queensway is a cosmopolitan shopping street in Bayswater popular for its myriad of restaurants boasting cuisine from around the world. But not only do you get incredible shopping and dining possibilities in Queensway, you can also explore historic landmarks and attractions – all within a mile of Queensway Underground Station. Here’s 5 historic attractions you simply do not want to miss when staying with us at Central Park London:
- Kensington Palace – 0.4 mile from Queensway
Originally a small suburban villa called the Nottingham House, Kensington Palace has been home to young royals for over 300 years and is also the birthplace of Queen Victoria. This is a must see historic and royal house situated just 0.4 miles from the Queensway Underground Station – less than a 10 minute walk!
- Kensington Gardens – 0.4 mile from Queensway
Covering an area of 265 acres, Kensington Gardens is a breathtakingly beautiful Royal Park. A wander through the green spaces of the park will let you discover historic architecture as well as contemporary art including memorials, statues and fountains. Combined with a tour of the Kensington Palace that is also on the same grounds, it is very easy to spend an entire day at the Kensington Gardens.
- Albert Memorial – 0.7 mile from Queensway
One of the most popular sights at Kensington Gardens is the Albert Memorial. Commissioned by Queen Victoria in memory of her beloved husband Prince Albert, the 174 ft. structure features an ornate canopy sheltering a statue of the Prince. Why should you see it? Well, it took 10 years to build it, cost about £120,000 (1872) and is one of the grandest high-Victorian gothic extravaganzas anywhere.
- Hyde Park – 1 mile from Queensway
Londoners’ favorite Royal Park, the gorgeous Hyde Park offers plenty of quiet, green spaces to soak in the sun. You can spend the entire day at Hyde Park, go back the next day and still not get enough of it. Whether you want to take a swim in the Serpentine, ride a boat or simply admire the serene views – Hyde Park is the perfect destination for splendid summertime activities. Make the most of your afternoon by enjoying a picnic lunch in the lush green spaces and top it off with a scoop of ice-cream from one of the many refreshment spots.
- Science Museum – 1 mile from Queensway
The Science Museum offers a vast treasury of human ingenuity featuring award winning exhibitions, iconic objects and stories of incredible scientific achievements. Founded in 1857, the museum is free of charge for visitors – making it one of the most popular tourist attractions of London, with 3.3 million annual visitors as of 2019! The world class collection on display at the Science Museum is an awe-inspiring record of scientific, technological and medical advancement from across the globe.