When you choose the Royal Eagle Hotel London as your base, you have the best of London right at your fingertips. Paddington makes it easy to explore the city via the London Underground. But, there are countless sights and activities on your doorstep. Here are 6 attractions near the Royal Eagle Hotel London that you can walk to.
- Madame Tussauds, London
Madame Tussauds, London is one of the city’s leading family attractions. The collection contains close to 150 waxwork figures of celebrities that look exactly like the real thing. These are categorised into zones that span pop and rock legends, film stars, the Marvel superheroes, the British Royal Family, athletes, and beyond. Not only is photography welcome but it’s heavily encouraged. We wonder how many of your friends will be convinced you met a celeb while in London?
- Kensington Palace
Sited in the pretty Kensington Palace Gardens, you can walk to Kensington Palace from hotels near Paddington. Once the childhood home of Queen Victoria, one entire exhibit is dedicated to the former British ruler. Both Prince William and Prince Harry have dwelled at Kensington Palace with their families. Admission permits access to the Queen’s State Apartments and the King’s State Apartments. However, you can visit the Sunken Garden and the Princess Diana Memorial for free.
- Floating Pocket Park
The Floating Pocket Park is one of the smallest green spaces in London! It’s located in Paddington Basin, a commercial development popular with local workers due to its offering of restaurants and bars. We recommend that guests of the Royal Eagle Hotel London head here for at least one meal during their stay. The park floats atop the canal water and provides a moment of tranquillity. It’s free to visit and you can coincide with a look at the rolling bridge and grabbing a bite to eat.
- Alexander Fleming Museum
If you are in the mood for a unique museum, head to Alexander Fleming Museum, at St Mary’s Hospital next to Paddington Station. The facility recounts the story of Alexander Fleming’s Nobel prize-winning discovery of penicillin. Note, you will need to time your visit with care. The complex is open mornings, Monday through Thursday only and requires advance reservations.
- Hyde Park
London’s flagship park is a vast spread of gardens, statues, and adventurous activities. In the summer months, you can swim in the lido or rent a boat on the lake. There is even a local horse stable if you feel confident going for a ride. If rain threatens, you can retreat to the Serpentine Gallery and see the latest art exhibitions. Not forgetting, Hyde Park hosts various music concerts in summer as well as Winter Wonderland at Christmas. Guests of hotels near Paddington can walk here and walk, run, or cycle the grounds before the park gets busy.
- Talbot Square Gardens
Escape the chaos of London at Talbot Square Gardens. This neighbourhood park features seating among lush greenery and is perfect for a morning coffee before you dive into the key city sites.