The Westbourne Hyde Park with its central locationis a perfect base to explore top London landmarks. All of the following attractions can be reached by foot or by tube in under 20 minutes.
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The official London residence of the UK's sovereigns since 1837. Although in use for the many official events and receptions held by The Queen, the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace are open to visitors every summer. Close to Hyde Park Corner, St James Park or Green Park tube stations.
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The mother of all Parliaments is just 11 minutes away (by tube and foot) and close to Westminster tube on the Jubilee or Circle Line.
Parliament is open to all UK and overseas visitors where you can attend debates, watch committee hearings or take a tour inside these iconic buildings. UK residents can also book a tour of Elizabeth Tower to see Big Ben.
Check the website before visiting as you may need to book some tours in advance and bear in mind that some activities are only available when Parliament is open - it's closed on 8 occasions throughout the year.
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One of the most loved features of the London skyline, this over-sized ferris wheel started spinning in spring 2000 and hasn't stopped since. The London Eye is located on the buzzy South Bank, close to Waterloo station on the Bakerloo or Jubilee Line, about 25 minutes by foot and tube from the Westbourne Hyde Park.
The space-age pods will take you on a 30-minute in journey to 135 metres up above the Thames and back down again, providing panoramic views and on a clear day you can see as far as Windsor Castle.
Unless you're uncomfortable with heights, it's a mild ride for any age and fully wheelchair accessible too.
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It’s a 25-minute walk (or about 15 minutes by tube and on foot) to reach this world famous waxworks which has occupied its Baker Street premises since 1884.
The collection features some 300 figures from current movie A-listers, Golden Age of Hollywood screen stars, Bollywood gods and goddesses, the Royal Family, sportspeople and popstars to authors and scientists.
The Chamber of Horrors is not for the squeamish, while the ‘Spirit of London’ ride – a taxi pod through 400 years of London life – is definitely for more gentle souls.
For the kids there's Super Heroes 4D which includes a 9-minute film in ‘4D’ (3D film with shaking floor and smoke) and the latest permanent gallery, which opened in 2015, is dedicated to the Star Wars movies - a must see for fans of all ages.
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One of London's most famous markets particularly renowned for its antiques and vintage fashion. If you're feeling energetic it's a 35-minute walk from The Westbourne Hyde Park or you could take the tube to Ladbroke Grove or Westbourne Park stations. (Open 9am to 6pm Monday To Wednesday, 9am to 1pm Thursday, 9am to 7pm Friday & Saturday).
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An art institution based in Burlington House on Piccadilly, W1 with an international reputation, the Royal Academy promotes the creation, enjoyment and appreciation of the visual arts through exhibitions, education and debate. Exhibitions are invariably excellent, definitely worth a visit. Nearest tubes are Green Park or Piccadilly Circus.
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South of Kensington Gardens and only a 21-minute walk through the park where you'll find this impressive example of Victorian architecture. Best known for holding the Proms concerts annually each summer since 1941, it has a 5000+ capacity and was opened by Queen Victoria in 1871.
Each year it hosts more than 390 shows in the main auditorium, including classical, rock and pop concerts, ballet, opera and film screenings with live orchestra.
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Close to the V&A Museum and a very pleasant 23-minute walk through Kensington Gardens. The museum strives to be the best place in the world for people to enjoy science, and has a world-class collection that forms an enduring record of scientific, technological and medical achievements from across the globe.
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A world-famous arts centre on the South Bank of the Thames, close to the London Eye. Created in 1951 for the Festival of Britain it hosts a wide range of music, dance, art, performance and spoken word events throughout the year, including free activities and events. You'll also find a wide range of restaurants, cafes and shops in the area.
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Close to the Science Museum, the world's leading museum of art and design is a picturesque 25-minute walk through Kensington Gardens. The museum houses a permanent collection of over 4.5 million objects, was founded in 1852 and named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
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Offers a contemporary shoppingexperience with a vast array of shops just 3 stops down the Central Line to Shepherd's Bush tube station at Ariel Way London W12 7GF.
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No visit to London is complete without a stroll around this world-famous shopping destination. With over 300 departments and 32 restaurants, there is something for everyone, from luxury labels to art, interiors and technology. The Food Hall and Christmas departments are a must!
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