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 an exuberant city where seasonal pop-up events and temporary exhibitions regularly shake up the cultural scene. Guests of Central Park London claim privileged access to key happenings; choosing this hotel near Hyde Park and Mayfair means that you have the best activities right at your fingertips. These are the types of pop-up events to add to your radar in summer and later in the year.
Open-air cinema is the sign that summer has arrived in London! Guests of hotels in Central London can enjoy the program offered by Luna Cinema. Easily-accessible locations include Kenwood House, Kensington Palace, Westminster Abbey, Regent’s Park, and Kew Gardens. Meanwhile “Movies on the River” takes your favourite films to the River Thames this August. For a free option, swing by the Everyman pop-up cinema at Granary Square next to King’s Cross.
The Bowls Club is bringing the classic lawn game to London this summer. The pop-up event is taking place at Battersea Park and Finsbury Square. Packages are inclusive of a welcome drink, food and drinks vouchers, and bowling. Otherwise, it’s possible to simply pay for a round of bowls. Live music and entertainment accompany this fun pop-up.
A permanent supply of food markets in London provides a tempting alternative to a restaurant while staying at hotels in Central London. These are at their best over summer when the weather is agreeable, so make sure you carve out time to visit the Maltby Street Market (Sunday only) and the Southbank Centre Food Market (Friday to Sunday only). On a rainy day, you can get the same kind of experience at Mercato Mayfair in St. Mark’s Church or Seven Dials Market by KERB in Covent Garden.
There are always new art installations in London’s galleries and museums. The Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts on Piccadilly is one of the hottest art pop-ups. This open-submission exhibit takes place from June until August and showcases established artists and rising stars. The topic of the 2023 Summer Exhibition is “Only Connect” and you can expect to see a mix of paintings, motion pictures, photography, sculpture, and architecture.
Hyde Park is the setting for the annual music festival, BST Summer Time. The 2023 lineup includes Pink, Guns n’ Roses, and Take That. Even without a ticket, guests of hotels in Central London near Hyde Park might manage to hear the music! During winter, this major park hosts the annual Winter Wonderland. This event features a German-style market, ice skating, theatre, and funfair rides.
Warmer weather and increased hours of sunshine put summer-themed rooftop bars at the top of the agenda. Pergola Paddington is one of the closest options near Central Park London. The cocktail menu is inspired by summer ingredients while food is a mixture of favourite street eats from around the world. Stick around for winter and you can sip mulled wine in a cosy igloo overlooking the River Thames when temperatures plummet.