Calling all history buffs. Dust off the cobwebs and explore your favourite city’s historical hotspots.
KNOCK KNOCK, WHO’S THERE?
Florence Nightingale, Ezra Pound and Charles Dickens are just three of the extraordinary individuals who lived in London. Hunt down their residences as you wander the London streets.
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Leighton House Museum is the former residence of Victorian artist Frederic, Lord Leighton. His opulent property features a stunning Arab Hall with a gilded dome, along with intricate Islamic mosaics and diverse artworks, well worth a visit. Why not talk to our concierge to find out more about talks and other events in this famous home from the ‘Holland Park Circle’?
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The Royal Opera House and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre are two of the most famous cultural venues in the world, but it’s not just the show itself. Explore behind the scenes and book a backstage tour, providing you with a unique glimpse to remember always, fascinating.
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THE BEST ADDRESS IN THE CAPITAL
The Duke of Wellington’s former home, Apsley House, is fondly known as ‘Number One London’, thanks to its prestigious location at the juncture of Park Lane and Knightsbridge. Tens of thousands of Londoners pass by its majestic Robert Adam façade every day, yet few realise this magnificent Georgian townhouse is open to the public as a museum and gallery, housing one of London’s finest art collections - including works by Velazquez, Rubens, Goya and van Dyck - in intimate, elegant surroundings.
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Now is the time to stretch your legs by exploring the best outdoor spots London has to offer.
When it comes to fine dining, there’s a huge choice in the neighbourhood – starting with The Connaught itself.
Hyde Park Running Guide
With Hyde Park just on our doorstep, our unique running guide will tell you what you need to know.