We’ve gathered a list of area attractions close to our hotel. We are very centrally located amongst plenty of shops, the largest of which is Covent Garden Market, a 5-minute walk from The Grand. Feel free to check with the concierge at our hotel, who will be more than willing to help you with getting to your destination.


Trafalgar Square

One of London’s most vibrant open spaces and host to a wide variety of activities such as special events, celebrations and parades, Trafalgar Square is home to Nelson’s Column, the Fourth Plinth, the National Gallery and St. Martin-in-the-Fields.

Covent Garden

Covent Garden features specialty shops, fashion boutiques, and craft stalls as well as restaurants to cater to every palette and pocket. The market is also where you’ll find the Royal Opera House.

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace is the official residence of Her Magesty, The Queen. Visitors are permitted to tour the 19 State Rooms, including the Throne Room, Picture Gallery and Ballroom, the largest room in the Palace used for investitures and State Banquets. All of the rooms are well appointed with some of the greatest treasures and works of art from the Royal Collection.

Charles Dickens Museum

This museum houses one of the most important collections of Dickens artifacts, including rare books, paintings and photographs. A must visit for any Charles Dickens fan.

Big Ben

The name Big Ben is often used to describe the tower, the clock and the bell but the name was first given to the Great Bell. The Elizabeth Tower, which stands at the north end of the Houses of Parliament, holds the largest four-faced chiming clock in the world. The tower has become one of the most prominent symbols of the United Kingdom and is often in the establishing shot of film sets in London.

The Courtauld Gallery

One of the finest small museums in the world, visitors to The Courtauld Gallery can enjoy famous Impressionist and Post-Impressionist masterpieces, an indoor/outdoor cafe, and a gallery shop.

Natural History Museum

Winner of Best of the Best in Museums and Heritage Awards 2013, the Natural History Museum is a world-class visitor attraction and a leading science research centre. Through NHM’s collections and scientific expertise, the museum is helping to conserve the extraordinary richness and diversity of the natural world with groundbreaking projects in more than 68 countries.

The London Eye

The London Eye is the world’s largest cantilevered observation wheel. It rotates gracefully over the River Thames opposite the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. Witness breathtaking views of the capital and its famous landmarks.

St. James’s Park

Every year, millions of Londoners and tourists visit St. James’s Park, the oldest of the capital’s eight Royal Parks. The park includes The Mall and Horse Guards Parade and is at the heart of ceremonial London, providing the setting for spectacular pageants including the annual Trooping the Colour.

Royal Opera House

This impressive building has been playing host to classical music world stars since 1858. The Royal Opera House is one of London’s most esteemed, iconic and beautiful performance venues.