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London West End

Stay at a West End hotel for Georgian estates, regal parks and masterpieces hanging in palatial galleries and museums.

Historic London West End

Mayfair lives up to its upper-crust reputation with its Palladian estates and townhouses. Promenade on Piccadilly past stately Burlington House, home to the Royal Academy of Arts, or posh Savile Row where dandy Georgian gentlemen were suited and booted. Aristocrat relatives of Princess Di shacked up at Spencer House overlooking Green Park.

Art and museums in the West End

The National Gallery’s treasures, like Van Gogh’s Sunflowers, are worth booking a West End hotel for. The Greek-revival British Museum on Great Russell Street houses Egyptian mummies and Aztec finds. There’s enough 14th-century armour in the Wallace Collection, close to Marylebone hotels, to deck out a whole regiment.

Quirky things to do in the West End

Guests at West End hotels will be enthralled by weird exhibits at Ripley’s Believe It or Not museum on Piccadilly Circus. Curios include a Mini Cooper encrusted with a million crystals and a matchstick Houses of Parliament. Banksy and Tracey Emin limited editions are for sale at Other Criteria, the New Bond Street shop co-founded by Damien Hirst.

Events in London West End

Couture hits the catwalk at Somerset House in the Strand during London Fashion Week in February. See Chinese dragons and acrobats in Trafalgar Square during Chinese New Year celebrations, steps from your Soho hotel.

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Attractions in London:

Oysters and Champagne in the Trafalgar Roof Garden, London. Courtesy of Hilton
Trafalgar Roof Garden

Opening times:
Mon-Sat 5pm-11pm Apr - Dec 2013; not Sun (annual)

Hare spat. Animal Behaviour: Mammals - Runner-up. Morten Hilmer (Nationality - Denmark, Country of Residence - Denmark). © Morten Hilmer/Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2009
Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Opening times:
Daily 10am-5.50pm Oct 2012 - Mar 2013 (annual)

Chelsea FC 2012/13

Opening times:
18 Aug 2012 - 19 May 2013 (annual)

Arsenal FC 2012/13

Opening times:
18 Aug 2012 - 19 May 2013 (annual)

Queens Park Rangers 2012/13

Opening times:
18 Aug 2012 - 19 May 2013 (annual)

What's on in London:

A poppy wreath laid in memory of those who have fallen in war at the Cenotaph in Whitehall, Westminster, London. Courtesy of britainonview / Simon Winnall
Remembrance Day Service & Parade

Dates Open:
09/11/2014 to 09/11/2014

Alice & Fish, by David Stewart. © David Stewart
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize

Dates Open:
05/11/2014 to 14/02/2015

World Press Photo

Dates Open:
11/11/2014 to 29/11/2014

Koestler Awards

Dates Open:
22/09/2015 to 20/11/2015
22/09/2014 to 20/11/2014

Christmas Light Switch-On In Regent Street

Dates Open:
08/11/2014 to 08/11/2014

Sonny Rollins. Courtesy of Amazing Media
London Jazz Festival

Dates Open:
14/11/2014 to 23/11/2014

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