Your Guide to Discovering London Like a Local


If you plan to see the best of London on your much-awaited trip, follow the path of Londoners. Venture off-the-beaten-path, walk and explore the beautiful streets and neighbourhoods, be flexible with the change of plans and try some delicious British food. You can do all this with utmost ease as you book an exquisite stay at the primely located Park Grand London Hyde Park and enjoy comfort like never before!

Don’t Over-Plan

Londoners are experts at spontaneity. On weekends, they'll often start with one thing in mind, and then let the rest of the day unfold organically. This is the best way to experience the city's vibrant culture and get a peek into its rich history. Instead of having a rigid itinerary, give yourself the freedom to wander and explore at your own pace. Pop into a pub for a pint, browse a one-day-only market, or simply take a stroll by the canal side to see and discover new things. This way, you're sure to stumble upon an unexpected yet memorable adventure in the beautiful city. Also, be open to chatting with locals and asking for recommendations of their favourite spots in London.

Hang Out in Less Touristy Areas

Londoners know that the best places to experience the city's unique culture and charm are often found in its less touristy neighbourhoods. These areas are home to independent shops, cosy pubs, and hidden gems that you won't find in the guidebooks. Venture off to discover the less crowded areas, starting with Hampstead Heath, a charming village in North London, minutes away from your luxurious hotel near Paddington, known for its winding streets and leafy green spaces.

Indulge in Great British Food

Londoners love their food, and there's no better way to experience the city's diverse culture than to indulge in some of the classic British dishes. Try a classic bangers and mash, fish and chips, or shepherd's pie for a traditional pub lunch. If you're looking for something a little more special, make sure to try an authentic British afternoon tea at a restaurant near Hyde Park. And for the weekends, don't miss out on the delectable traditional Sunday roast!

Go For a Walk in a Park

London’s tranquil parks are famous around the world. With over 400 alluring parks to choose from, you’re sure to be spoiled with choice. From the iconic Hyde Park, moments away from your accommodation in Hyde Park to the wild park of Hampstead Heath with meadows and woodland, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

On a sunny day, there's no better way to experience London like a local than to pack for a classic British picnic and head to one of the city's lush green spaces. You can find picnic tables in most parks, or you can simply find a shady spot under a tree to unwind and relax amidst nature.

Discover London like a local with these tips and you’re sure to return home with bag loads of beautiful memories!