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Galleries and Museums
The Whitechapel Gallery’s beautiful historic building is a house of adventure, full of great art and ideas from around the corner and around the world. With free exhibitions and contemporary displays this gallery is one of the UK’s great cultural hubs, located at 2 minutes’ walk from the hotel.
Museum of London
Step inside the Museum of London for an unforgettable journey through the history of the UK's capital city from prehistoric to modern times. The museum is located in the City of London, close to the Barbican Centre.
Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience
Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience is a 360º digital art exhibition in London that invites you to step into the universe of the Dutch genius, Vincent van Gogh through a 20,000 square foot light and sound spectacular featuring two-story projections. Encounter the brilliance of one of history’s greatest artists with a one of a kind Virtual Reality interactive journey.
The Barbican is a performing arts centre in the City of London and the largest of its kind in Europe. Home of the London Symphony Orchestra, Barbican Centre hosts classical and contemporary music concerts, theatre performances, film screenings and art exhibitions. It also comprises a library, three restaurants, and a conservatory.
Tower of London
The Tower of London is a historic fortress located on the north bank of the River Thames. Home to the priceless Crown Jewels, the Tower of London was a grand royal palace in its early history, a prison and menagerie (or zoo) and is the oldest building used by the British government.
St Paul’s Cathedral
For more than 1,400 years, St Paul’s Cathedral has stood at the highest point in the City. The present building dates from the 17th century and was designed by Sir Christopher Wren. The cathedral is one of London’s most famous and most recognisable sights and a masterpiece of Britain's history.
The Tower Bridge was built between 1886 and 1894 and is recognized as one of the most iconic landmarks of London. Enjoy a scenic walk towards the River Thames and the extraordinary design of the bridge or see inside, discover the historical events that led to the Bridge's construction and watch the city life unfold from its high-level walkway and glass floor.
HMS Belfast is the most significant surviving Second World War Royal Navy warship. Hop on board and explore the 9-deck WWII warship-turned-museum with naval guns, permanently moored on the River Thames.
Shopping & Markets
Brick Lane has always been famed for its many authentic curry restaurants. It now also has a reputation for its warehouse art exhibitions and trendy clubs and bars. So, before your East London experience is complete, be sure to head to the Vibe Bars beer garden or 93 Feet East which has become an East End institution well known for its eclectic mix of live music and intimate atmosphere.
Open 7 days a week, Spitalfields market is one of London’s oldest markets. Expect an uncompromising array of independent stall holders trading cutting-edge fashion, unique interiors, original artworks and artisan food, all within a 10 minutes’ walk from the hotel.
Located just across the River Thames, Borough Market is one of the largest and oldest food markets in London dating back to the 12th century. A must visit for foodies as you’ll find an incredible range of food from all over Britain and the rest of the world – and every item has a story to tell.
Probably the best-known shopping street in London, Oxford Street features the best high-street brands and well-known flagship stores stretching from Marble Arch to Tottenham Court Road.
Westfield Stratford City
With over 250 high street and designer stores, and 65 restaurants, Westfield Stratford City is the largest urban shopping centre in Europe. Take the underground or Bus 25 that will take you directly from the hotel entrance to this endless shopping adventure.
Entertainment & Nightlife
The O2 Arena is a multi-purpose indoor arena in southeast London with the second-highest seating capacity of any indoor venue in the United Kingdom. See the world’s most popular events from music concerts and comedy shows to sport events and exhibitions.
Shoreditch is London’s creative quarter. Filled with young creatives & trendsetters, fashionable clubs & bars. Surrounded by a multicultural dining scene from trendy restaurants to artisan coffee shops. Vintage and design shops are plentiful.
Have a royal day out at Buckingham Palace. Watch the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, an iconic national ceremony starting at 10.45 from St. James’s Palace.
Hackney City Farm
Ideal for families who are on the look-out for an opportunity to get up close to a range of farmyard animals. See, smell and plant vegetables and other food plants. Learn new skills to live a healthier, happier life with a lower environmental impact.
Victoria Park offers a large play area with a variety of swings, slides, sandpits, treehouses and a water-pumping area. Travelling with older children? Head to the east side of the park for a larger play area which includes rope bridges and three 12-metre long slides.
Overlook the city from the 135 metres tall Millennium Wheel and enjoy sensational views of the River Thames, Big Ben & Houses of Parliament.
Dining & Drinks
PocketSquare Skyline Bar & Terrace
PocketSquare Skyline Bar and Terrace is eccentrically local, outrageously striking and an alluring oasis that boasts unrivalled views of the city. Located on the ninth floor of the Hyatt Place London City East explore hand-crafted cocktails using local and exotic ingredients, that is inspired by the eccentric characters that make this part of the city so unique. Step into a world of creativity and exclusivity, where the energy, cocktails, and food proudly – and literally – face the East.
Christmas in London
Hyde Park Winter Wonderland
Located in the heart of London’s Hyde Park, Winter Wonderland features a wide variety of attractions, activities, entertainment, food and drinks. Starting 19th of November 2021 until 3rd of January 2022
Ice skating at Somerset house
Head to Somerset House for one of the capital’s favourite winter experiences starting from 17th of November. Expect unrivalled ice skating, contemporary music and delicious food & drinks to keep you warm.
Covent Garden Christmas Shopping
Wander through Seven Dials and explore the boutique stores scattered across seven cobbled streets leading to the 19th century piazza to find one of London’s biggest and largest Christmas tree. With a large selection of designer brand and flagship stores, Covent Garden is ideal for wandering around and celebrating the season during your Christmas shopping activities.