Quality Crown Hotel Hyde Park
8-14 Talbot Square
London, EN W2 1TS
Phone: (44) 20 72626699
Fax: (44) 20 77233233
8-14 Talbot Square, London, EN, GB, W2 1TS
- Phone: (44) 20 72626699
- Fax: (44) 20 77233233
In 1928 a young Scot named Alexander Fleming made a chance discovery which was to prove one of the most significant medical advances of the last century. Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum in the archives of St Mary's Hospital sits on the actual site of the laboratory where Fleming made his discovery of penicillin. It features an exhibition, a reconstruction of his working environment and a video which narrates the extraordinary story. Amazingly, the scientific community ignored Fleming's work for more than a decade before a group of chemists in Oxford came up with a way of purifying penicillin. Fleming's perseverance eventually earned him a Nobel prize, and the rest, as they say, is history.
These regal water garden is located in Kensington Gardens and were created as a gift from Prince Albert to his wife Queen Victoria.
In a shady grove by the Long Water in Kensington Gardens stands a statue of one of English literature's favorite characters, Peter Pan. He is balanced in bronze on a stylized tree stump, accompanied by fairies, mice, rabbits and squirrels. Commissioned by his creator, JM Barrie, in 1912, and erected under the cover of darkness on 1st of May of the same year, this beautiful statue has been popular with visitors ever since. The Kensington Gardens Office can be reached at +44 300 061 2000 for any queries.
This modern arch sculpture by artist Henry Moore is one of Kensington Garden's hidden gems after being moved to its original Garden location in 1996.
London's Smallest House has seen a lot since its inception in 1805. Crammed between two buildings, this tiny house was nearly destroyed by bombs in 1941 and is now a part of the Tyburn Convent which is located nearby. It is more of an alley from the front door to the first floor and doesn't have much room for anything else except a small bathroom. Mr Lewis Grant Wallace was its only tenant.
The West London Synagogue opens its doors to one and all, to engage in the activities of the Jewish community. The synagogue plays hosts to various cultural programs that can help promote Jewish culture as well as strengthen community bonds. Their worship service is filled with music which can be enjoyed by people of all faiths and various communities. This place also hosts the Open Arts Cafe: a monthly event that nurture creativity in the community. Check the website for latest updates.
This memorial is dedicated to Britain and its troops from the Norwegian Navy as a thank you for their support during World War II.
Kensington Gardens is the plush greenery, spread over 105.21 hectares (260 acres), that houses the Kensington Palace, the birth place of Queen Victoria. This magnificent garden boasts of popular attractions such as The Albert Memorial, The ornamental Italian gardens, The Arch, Princess Diana Playground and a favorite of the children, the bronze Peter Pan statue. The Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Walk is also conducted here, giving visitors a glimpse into the life of Lady Diana. The park is an ideal place for a fun picnic. Contact the park for more details at +44 300 061 2000.
Physical Energy is a magnificent statue by sculptor George Frederic Watts, that is located in Kensington Gardens. The statue is of a man perched upon a horse looking beyond. Physical Energy Statue is a dedication to Sir Cecil Rhodes, a pioneer in the establishment of Zimbabwe. You can also contact the park at +44 300 061 2000 for further information.
St Mary's Church radiates an aura of simplicity and opens its portals to one and all. Sit in the prayer room as you absorb the calm aura seeping from the chapel. Attend mass services and explore your spiritual side at St. Mary's. Special sessions, courses on spirituality and the art of living are also conducted regularly. The church has an auditorium space that is usually used to host a multitude of cultural events, fashion events, corporate conferences, meetings, seminars and product launches. Check website for more details on current and upcoming events.
This market dates back to the 1830s, when it only sold produce. Today the Edgware Road side sells simple everyday clothes (T-shirts, pyjamas, lingerie), DIY, and food. The Lisson Grove side is more stylish, with the famous Alfie's Antique Centre offering great antiques in all areas: jewelry, collectibles, bags, vintage clothes and more. Stop by the well-known Sea Shell on Lisson Grove for a one of the best fish and chips in London.
With a history dating back to the 1500s, the Hyde Park is one of the oldest and largest parks in central London. An oasis of tranquility, on the north-east side of the park is Speakers' Corner, a traditional haven of free speech. The Serpentine Lido (a designated swimming area of the Serpentine Lake) and the Serpentine Gallery are famous tourist spots. Many visitors to the park choose to see the Isis statue or to sunbathe near Diana Fountain or simply dip their feet into the water. There is also a memorial site in the south-east corner of the park to commemorate the July 7, 2005 bombings in London. Head a little more south, and you will find yourself in the midst of the Rose Garden between Serpentine Road and Rotten Row. If you are feeling like fitting some activity into your visit, head on over to the Hyde Park Tennis and Sports Centre, which is open to all. Overall, it's a fantastic place to spend the day and a must-visit during your sojourn in London.