London is awash with landmarks and historic sights. But, even the streets of London are laden with stories and importance. Visit these iconic London streets during your stay at hotels near Central London.
Oxford Street is the premier destination for shopaholics and fashionistas. A little over a mile in length, Oxford Street connects Marble Arch with New Oxford Street at Tottenham Court Road. This is where you will find the luxury department stores, Selfridges, while Liberty London is a short detour. If you are planning on indulging in some serious retail therapy, consider booking hotels near Oxford Street.
Piccadilly is a prestigious commercial street lined with extravagant hotels, gourmet restaurants, and shops such as Fortnum & Mason. Backing onto Green Park and luring art enthusiasts with the Royal Academy of Arts, there’s much more to do on Piccadilly besides shop. And, of course, Piccadilly Circus is a sight not to miss with its giant LCD adverts.
Not one of the most famous streets, but surely one of the prettiest streets in London, Shad Thames is crisscrossed by heritage bridges linking the old warehouses. These buildings have since been repurposed as apartments with the lower levels used for commercial purposes. Do take a stroll while exploring the area around Tower Bridge.
Carnaby Street is another kooky shopping destination for guests of hotels near Oxford Street with a legacy dating back to the swingin’ sixties. You will find contemporary clothing brands, footwear shops, and gift shops as well as a handful of cool cafes perfect for people-watching. Venture beyond the pedestrianised Carnaby Street to bordering streets for yet more goodies.
Abbey Road provided the setting for the iconic cover of the final album recorded by the Beatles. Located in the residential St John’s Wood, the street is not particularly touristic and requires a bus ride from hotels near Central London. However, fans of the British pop band will appreciate the photo opportunity.
The Mall connects Trafalgar Square with Buckingham Palace. Rather than hosting a large shopping complex, the name is in fact derived from Pelle Melle, a lawn game similar to croquet that proved popular with royalty during the 16th and 17th centuries. Consider renting a bicycle and cycling the length while exploring St James’s Park and Buckingham Palace.
10 Downing Street is the official home and office of the current British Prime Minister. It’s not open to the public and is guarded around the clock, but you can view the door from across the street. 10 Adam Street has a very similar door where you can pose for a photo.
Baker Street is the residence of the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes, created by author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. In fact, building 221B is now a museum dedicated to the mastermind! Step inside to see the interiors exactly as described in the novel series. This is one of the quirkiest museums to check out while staying at hotels near Central London.