Oxford Street

If there’s one thing London has a lot of, it’s streets. With each one harbouring it’s own unique character and the city full of secret hotspots only a select few know about, we thought it was time that you got to know those hard to find areas so full of potential. For guests at the Park Grand Hyde Park hotel, there’s plenty to keep you in the Hyde Park area, what with Oxford Street and Soho so close by. Travelling further afield however, will give you the chance to see the city like you never have before, uncovering hidden gems that could become your new favourite hotspots.

Acton Mews in Hackney

Acton MEws is a hidden street near Haggerston Station. In this already trendy area full fo converted warehouses and beautiful canals, you’ll find a plethora of activities, including the famous draughts, a bar and cafe where the main focus of the social activities is board games. What’s more, you’ll find the popular Arch Space club on Acton Mews, a venue well known for its internationally renowned DJ sets. With Tonkotsu East and even a yoga workout centre, you have pretty much everything you’ll need to live the East London lifestyle on Acton Mews.

Marylebone Lane

 Lined with independent boutiques and cute shops, Marylebone Lane is a mere minutes walk from the station of the same name, giving you a West London refuge from the busy streets around it. Whether you’re enjoying the famous restaurants in the area or just perusing the quiet streets, this historic part of the city is a must visit to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Shacklewell Lane

 Based just down the road from Dalston Kingsland, this quiet lane really comes alive in the evening. With pubs such as the Victoria serving London craft beers and a hearty dollop of live music and nearby designer clothing shop the Peter Jensen Studios bringing the best in London fashion, Shacklewell Lane is primed for a night on the town. One highlight is the Shacklewell Arms, a traditional pub hiding a live music venue and beautifully lit terrace garden. Here you can find the best in up and coming live music and club nights, often for next to no money at all!

Nunhead Green

Nunhead Green

Hidden away in the suburbs of South east London, Nunhead Green is lined with great local pubs such as the Man of Kent and the Old Nun’s Head. With a great green square in the middle with a playground for the kids, alongside some beautifully laid out pub terraces, Nunhead Green is a relaxing square in where you can get a taste of the South East London community.

Kingly Court

Are you a guest at hotels near Hyde park and looking for a great foodie hotspots nearby? Why not try Kingly Court? Rapidly morphing into one of London’s best restaurant destinations, the area is home to a wide range of pop up shops offering a diverse range of cuisines. WIth the pop up stalls rotating and changing continuously, this is one you could visit twice in a month and have a different experience each time!

Formosa Street in Maida Vale

Formosa Street in Maida Vale is a perfect example of a West London hub which only locals know about. With great pubs such as the Prince Alfred and restaurants serving a diverse range of foods, this secret London street is nestled nicely between Kensington Gardens and Regents Park, making it a prime destination for a summer day out.