Events Around Town

We’ve gathered a list of some area attractions and events close to central London and The Grand at Trafalgar Square. We are very centrally located amongst plenty of shops and cafes and the nearest large shopping area is Covent Garden Market, a 5-minute walking distance. Feel free to check with the concierge at the hotel, who would be more than willing to help you with getting to your destination.


Attractions Near Trafalgar Square


Events Around London

Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square, the largest square in London, is often considered the heart of the city. It’s home to Nelson’s Column, iconic stone lions, statues and fountains, the National Gallery, and St. Martins-in-the-Fields, one of the most famous churches in London. Visitors will often find cultural events, performances, shows and other special activities going on in the square by the fountains.


Fashion on the Ration: 1940s Street Style

From ‘onesies’ to wear in the air raid shelter to jewellery created from aeroplane parts – Fashion on the Ration looks at how fashion survived and even flourished under the strict rules of rationing in 1940s Britain, often in new and unexpected ways. DATES: Now until 31 August 2015

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.


Horrible Histories: Spies

Uncover the deadly world of spies at this major interactive exhibition for families. Horrible Histories: Spies at the Imperial War Museum, London brings the horrible history of Second World War spies and their schemes to life, based on Terry Deary’s book from the bestselling Horrible Histories series. DATES: 19 July 2014 – 4 January 2015


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.


Rembrandt: The Late Works

Through famous masterpieces and rare drawings and prints, ‘The Late Works’ examines the themes that preoccupied Rembrandt as he grew older: self-scrutiny, experimentation, light, observation of everyday life and even other artists works, as well as expressions of intimacy, contemplation, conflict and reconciliation. DATES: 15 October 2014 – 8 January 2015


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.


Hyde Park Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland provides a spectacular festive desintation. Open every day from 21st November to 4th January (except Christmas Day), there’s something to excite people of all ages. Choose from popular attractions, thrilling rides, a trip to Santa Land, and Christmas markets. DATES: 21 November 2014 – 4 January 2015


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.


Sherlock Holmes: The Man Who Never Lived and Will Never Die

The Museum of London welcomes an exciting new exhibition, delving into the mind of the world’s most famous fictional detective, Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes. Through early film, photography, paintings, and original artifacts, the exhibition will recreate the atmosphere of Sherlock’s London, with visitors able to envision the places that the detective visited and imagine they are standing on the pavement of the Strand watching the horse drawn traffic pass by. DATES: 17 October 2014 – 12 April 2015