Refurbishment September 2023 – July 2025
We are excited to announce that the iconic Central Park Hotel is under major transformation. Sometimes things need to get ugly before they get pretty !
Our guests are at the heart of all the decisions we make, and your comfort during this period has our priority.
We look forward to welcoming you during and post-refurbishment to share more enhanced experiences.
London is a beautiful city that’s a joy to explore on foot. The central area, Zone 1, is surprisingly compact and walkable. Provided that you stick to hotels in Central London, you can get around many of the key tourist sites without needing to use the tube or bus much. However, for the best panoramic views of London, you’ll benefit from visiting the London Eye. Here are 5 reasons not to miss a ride on the London Eye.
While the Shard and other platforms are stationary, the London Eye supplies a constantly changing perspective of the capital. During the course of your 30-minute circuit, you’ll spot the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, and the Tower of London from 135 metres (443 feet) above sea level. Those with eagle-eyed vision might even clock a property from the Central Park Collection.
It’s a well-known fact that London is prone to frequent drops of rain! This is why most hotels in Central London come stocked with an umbrella and taxi numbers on speed dial. Fortunately, the views from the London Eye are enjoyable even in case of a downpour. That is due to the central location of the Ferris wheel, right on the South Bank. Even when visibility is reduced, you can still see the local landmarks while the splatter of rain adds a special atmosphere.
All 32 pods on the London Eye are fully enclosed. Therefore, they are warm and dry with protection from all the elements. As they’re fashioned from glass, your vision is entirely uncompromised. No matter where you stand, you will be able to appreciate a bird’s eye view of London. The covered capsules also make the London Eye more appealing to families with smaller children as well as those with a fear of heights and sufferers of vertigo.
With views like these, you’ll no doubt feel dizzy with glee! However, you can enhance the experience by booking the Champagne Experience at the London Eye. This VIP package includes fast track entry and a chilled glass of Pommery Brut Royal Champagne. On the other hand, you can splash out on the Private Pod that accommodates up to 25 guests. Meanwhile, the Cupid’s Pod is a romantic experience for couples with a butler host, priority boarding, and a bottle of Pommery Rosé.
Once you’ve had your fill of the incredible views from the London Eye, you can visit another attraction in tandem. Situated on the South Bank, you could hop on a boat for a scenic cruise along the River Thames. SEA LIFE London Aquarium, London Dungeon, and Shrek’s Adventure are ideal for families while the BFI is a hit with film buffs. Discuss with the reception staff at the Central Park Collection about how to book a package to get you the best possible price.