The heart of London lies in Piccadilly Circus. Five major roads converge here making it a hub of incessant activity and entertainment all day and night.
Check out this Shaftesbury Hotels Collection guide to the most favourite sites in Piccadilly.
With a late night bar, the Planet Hollywood restaurant provides an interactive Hollywood style experience with large plasma screens and DJs pelting out Hollywood numbers.
Holding 3 Royal Warrants and a reputation of attracting high-profile authors, Hatchards is the oldest in London and the second-oldest bookshop in the UK.
With two other branches in Japan, Fortnum and Mason is internationally recognised as a British icon of luxury goods.
A visit to the prestigious, world-famous Royal Academy of Arts based in Burlington House is a MUST.
Simpsons of Piccadilly started as a quality clothing store for men in 1935-36. Notable for the 42-foot span of its wielded steel framing that produced one of the most elegant shop interiors, it was one of the first shops in Britain to have a curved-glass facade.
Second only to the Oscars, the British Academy of Film and Television Art or BAFTA headquarter displays private and sometimes public screenings of films.
Only the fourth of its kind in the world, the Absolute Ice Bar is worth your time and money. Made entirely of ice and maintained constantly at -5 degree Celsius, the bar allows its visitors to sample food on ice platters and Absolut cocktails.
4 St. James Place, one of the side streets in Piccadilly had served as the London residence of one of the greatest classical composers - Chopin.
Organising regular public lectures and seminars by Lamas and scholars, including workshops based on Tibetan music, dance and language, you can learn a lot about Tibet at The Tibet Foundation.
Undoubtedly the most influential names in the world of physics, you can visit Sir Isaac Newton's house located on 23 Jermyn Street.
Notable for the steepest balcony theatres in London, it is worth checking out the current screenings at the Apollo Theatre.
For a slice of history, visit Napoleon III's House at 7 King Street on St. James Square.
The only area of London licensed for street entertainment, Covent Garden attracts performers from all over the world. Famous for its fashionable boutiques, bars, restaurants, theaters and the Royal Opera House, it's walking distance from our Piccadilly property.
And after all the roaming about if your heart cries out for some wantons, you could hit China Town.
Shaftesbury Premier London Piccadilly is ideally located in the core of Piccadilly and walking distance to all the tourist hubs. The other properties listed here are located within no more than
15-minutes train/bus journey to Piccadilly Circus station.
The all famous Oxford Street is walking distance from all our central London properties. Follow this Shaftesbury Hotels Collection guide for an awesome time in Europe's busiest centres.
Home to major department stores, numerous flagship stores as wells numerous smaller shops, Oxford Street - is a SHOPPER'S PARADISE! Most British chain stores use their Oxford Street branches for celebrity launches and promotions.
Specialising in High Street Fashion, it is also a great place for stylish but inexpensive outfits and accessories.
Very close to Oxford Street is the Arts Gallery. Opened in 1993, this exceptional Gallery is located within the headquarters of the University of Arts and has hosted some of the most prestigious exhibitions in the locality.
Having hosted many eminent productions since its inception in 1910, The London Palladium has a capacity of over 2200 spectators. So why not entertain yourself with the many exciting theatricals playing, especially if you're here with your children!
With a regular string of music events, especially the weekly Thursday live recitals by young and upcoming talent from all major music colleges in London, Handel House Museum is worth a trip. A small museum, it celebrates the life and music by the great composer George Fredric Handel.
Much like other streets in the area, Regent Street was designed by John Nash, who had also planned the Marble Arch. Apart from the striking architecture; Regent Street is famous for an array of shops, especially the world-famous toystore, Hamleys and the quaint department store Liberty, erected in 1875. Today Liberty epitomises the highest level of women's fashion.
Infamous for its red light district and famous as the first jazz venues of UK, a walk around the multi-cultural Soho district is not to be missed.
Since London is incomplete without a visit to its famed Hyde Park, why not visit this Royal Park to cool off your heels after the shopping madness in Oxford Street.
From our Marble Arch accommodations, one is better off walking to Oxford Street which is a few minutes away. All our other properties are located within walking distance and less than 10-minutes bus/train journey to the Oxford Street tube stop.
West End Theatres The West End, a popular term used to refer to the professional theatre circuit in London, and is considered to be on par with New Yorks Broadway. Located in and around the Shaftesbury Avenue (named after the philanthropist Lord Shaftesbury)
China Town Londons famed china town is a right royal treat to those in love with Chinese cuisine. With over a 100 big and small restaurants, cuisines from all corners of china are available from Szechuan to Hakka. A short walk away from the Piccadilly Circus
Covent Garden From street performers and craft stalls to boutiques and elegant restaurants - Covent Garden has something for everyone. A regular destination for UK\'s A list celebrities, this neo classical 17th century piazza represents the best of what London has
Soho Soho epitomises what most Londoners regard as \'cool\' and \'hip\'. Located in the heart of the capital and a 5 minute walk from the Piccadilly Circus tube station, China town and Leicester square, this area of London has a rich history spanning since th
Regent Street Shops Address: Regent Street, Westminster, London, W1B 5SJ. Nearest Underground Stations: Oxford Circus and Piccadilly Circus Tube Station.
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Address: Outer Circle, Regent\'s Park, London, NW1 4RY. Telephone: 020 7722 3333. Nearest Underground Stations: Camden Town, Baker Street Station, Regents Park Tube Stations.
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Address: Buckingham Palace Road, Westminster, London, SW1A 1AA. Telephone: +44 (0)20 7766 7300 Nearest Underground Stations: Victoria Tube and Green Park Tube
Madame Tussauds Address: Marylebone Road, Westminster, London, NW1 5LR. Telephone: 087 400 3000 Nearest Underground Stations: Baker Street Tube and Regent\'s Park Tube
British Museum Read more...Address: Great Russell Street, Camden, London, WC1B 3DG Telephone: 020 7323 8000 Nearest Underground Stations: Tottenham Court Road Tube and Russell Square Tube