The Shaftesbury Metropolis London Hyde Park represents the epitome of the finest accommodations nestled in the capital. Minimalist and contemporary in design, the Sussex gardens also surround the hotel – making it a truly welcoming accommodation. The surrounding open plains of gardens make for an invitingly, relaxing stay in the heart of London. The Shaftesbury is ideal for those travelling to the city looking for a pleasurable stay, whether they’re for business or pleasure.
All the Shaftesbury Hotels are charming and striking from both the outside and inside. So if you’re travelling to the capital by coach, and looking for a simple, elegant accommodation near Paddington, consider staying near Hyde Park. There’s plenty to do here.
Hyde Park is an excellent open space that totals 350 acres while featuring many attractions. Designated as one of the eight royal parks in London, Hyde Park is an exclusive and modern area that is enjoyed by Londoners and tourists alike. Historically speaking, King Henry VIII acquired the land in 1536 which remained a private hunting ground until limited access was granted by James I. It was then later opened to the public in 1637. During the winter season, the great Winter Wonderland exhibition is held here.
Another one of the royal parks, Kensington Gardens, have millions of visitors each year. There are some attractions within the gardens including the Albert Memorial and the Peter Pan Statue.
2.Alexander Fleming Museum
For those who have an interest in the history of medicine, there is a museum dedicated to Alexander Fleming, the man who discovered penicillin in 1928. This unassuming museum contains a reconstruction of the laboratory where Fleming made the chance discovery of the lifesaving drug. Visitors will learn the story of Alexander Fleming and the impact that penicillin has made in modern medicine.
Via bus or on foot, the Lisson Gallery is a short distance from the Metropolis hotel. The contemporary art gallery has hosted international artists with fascinating exhibitions and commissioned pieces. One notable artist to have featured at the Lisson Gallery is Anish Kapoor, the man behind the ArcelorMittal Orbit in the Olympic Park in East London.