During my first visit to London, I had booked to spend at one of the hotels near Oxford Street. At first, I was afraid that the trip would turn out to be a waste of my time and money. Since I am an outdoor person, I did not believe that there would be any enjoyable activities to engage in along this street. To my surprise, when I got there, for the first second I almost wished I had more time to explore the street. From restaurants, parks, art and cultural centers and shopping joints, there was quite a lot to do in the limited time.
At first, I could not help but realize the massive number of hotels near Oxford Street. Then, I learned that the street was the most famous visited one by London tourists. There were different services from accommodation to sophisticated meals. The designs of the hotels were sleek and welcoming treated with great facilities to ensure that most of the tourists had an amazing and comfortable stay. Most of them provided close proximity to most of the sightseeing and shopping joints. In addition to that, anyone who was visiting on business was not left behind.
The most famous place that would never miss my view was Hyde Park. In the past, the park was used by King Henry the as his hunting ground. Today, the almost 350 acres of beautifully amazing landscape presents London’s finest. Most concerts are held within these grounds and every morning, tai chi performances take place at the park. Not far away from that, stands another park, St. James. This one which is surrounded by London’s three palaces was the venue for the 2012 London Olympic Games. Most pageants are also set up in this park. I had to go see some for myself.
Personally, I am a shopaholic. Therefore, my trip would not have been complete without me getting some of the latest fashion statements. I had to go back with some of the best and trendy pieces from my most admired designers. When I finally set out to shop, I was spoiled for choice. There were various shopping joints along Oxford Street with the most amazing items I have ever seen. Selfridges had to be the best starting point for this expedition being one of the longest standing store. Generally, I realized the entire street was a famous shopping hub.
There were several local attractions like the London scientific zoo, the oldest in the world with almost 760 different species. There were also tones of museums that presented the rich art and culture of London. Unfortunately, I was only able to visit Wallace collection where I was able to view master paintings from as early as the 18th century. I also spent some time at the Victoria and Albert museum which harbors amazing art and design pieces.
At the end of the day when I got really exhausted from my exploration, I got back to marble arch one of London’s other famous tourist spots. I hoped into the W1 restaurant for some finger licking British dishes. Surely, there is a lot to do and have fun. You might want to check into one of the hotels near Oxford Street for your next getaway.