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Visit London museums

Museum of Brands

Visit London museums

When you visit London you will surely go to a few museums.  The Museum of Brands in one of the more unusual of the London museums. ‘When the thousands of pieces of our social history are assembled into some giant jigsaw, the picture becomes clearer as to the remarkable journey we have all come through’.

Located in Notting Hill this is a must for anyone involved in packaging and graphic design.  For the rest of us, the 10,000 items displayed evoke fond memories and clearly display social trends.  Well worth a stroll down memory lane.

 The Museum of Brands



are you a londoner?

You know you are well on your way to becoming a Londoner:

  • When you own wellies and a mac – as in raincoat – and you enjoy using them. Particularly for walking the dog.
  • When you own numerous brollies but you never use them because, hey, it’s just a bit of water.
  • When you own wellies, a mac or two, numerous brollies but seldom use them, preferring rather to dash from doorway to doorway in your dainty pumps and protecting yourself by crossing your arms and huddling over. It’s only water!

chelsea vacation rentals

If you are familiar with Chelsea vacation rentals you may already know Sloane Square.  Chelsea’s Sloane Square is known, perhaps, more for it’s surroundings and nearby attractions than for the square itself. Tourists and visitors are probably also more familiar with the underground station of the same name, than the square the station is named after. This is probably because the actual square has cars, taxis and buses constantly zooming around it; add to that the throng of people coming out of the tube, busily trying to walk by onto the King’s Road or Sloane Street. Chelsea vacation rentals are popular and sought after in this area.

Ideally this neat, paved square with it’s fountain of Venus could use a little more space surrounding it, but that’s central London for you! In 2005 proposals were made to build a pedestrianised link from here, making it all much more spacious and user friendly and not so cut off like a traffic island, but eventually only the square was renovated with further building plans postponed. The Square looks very cosy and beautiful in the winter months, once the Christmas lights are switched on it…allowing it to shine a little more than usual.  Sloane Square and Sloane Street are both named for Sir Hans Sloane, who owned all the land in this part of London in the 1600’s. “Sloane Rangers” are a nick-name for young, wealthy people from Chelsea.  We have a number of quality homes offered for Chelsea vacation rentals.

Sloane Square lies on the eastern end of The King’s Road, with Knightsbridge and Belgravia on either side. Heading off down the King’s Road there are two buildings of note…namely Peter Jones Department Store and the Royal Court Theatre. The National Army Museum is nearby. An attractive, open area very close to Sloane Square that has all the breathing space that Sloane Square lacks is The Duke of York’s Square, which is a little further down the King’s Road on your left hand side as you come out of Sloane Square Underground. This large green area been opened up in recent years and is now a pleasant square with cafe’s, restaurants and shops. A very good food and produce market is held there on Saturdays. It’s a great spot to stop with the kids and have an ice-cream of a cup of hot chocolate and let them run around, free from the crowds on the King’s Road.  Chelsea vacation rentals are in demand throughout the year and early booking is recommended.

Hyde Park

holiday let in london hyde park

Wondering where to locate your holiday let in London? Hyde Park is a big, popular, sprawling park in central London where the range of activities and attractions really is rather impressive. Take your pick from swimming or boating in the Serpentine, to horse-riding, listening to music, or just lounging around and enjoying the general activity surrounding you! It is one of the royal parks and opens at 5 a.m every morning all your round, so you have plenty of time to enjoy it’s many delights. Created originally as a hunting ground for royalty…these days the pursuits here are a lot more cultured and laid-back and an excellent location for your holiday let in London.

Hyde Park offers cafes and restaurants, ice-cream in the summer or hot chocolate in the winter. There is a children’s playground, and The Lookout, which is an educational centre where people can learn about the natural world. There is a sports centre and tennis courts, boating of all kinds, and of course the much loved deck-chair hire! The park is ideal for long walks or runs, taking you all the way down into Kensington Gardens…the two parks run together eventually. Famous also for it’s music concerts, Hyde Park has seen some pretty amazing gigs of all kinds through the years, from The Rolling Stones in the sixties to more recent charity musical events. Proms in the Park is a newer addition to the musical agenda, and a very popular one with classical fans in London.

A holiday let in London near Hyde Park is sought after throughout the year,  If you think that things slow down in the winter, think again! Hyde Park hosts a wonderful Winter Wonderland with seasonal festivities and ice-skating… Speakers Corner up near Marble Arch is always well-worth a visit and is very popular with overseas visitors. It is an area at the top of Hyde Park where open, public speaking is allowed and encouraged. Here is your chance to witness English eccentricity first hand and hear what Londoners are discussing and debating.

Visit the Royal Parks webpage for all the information about this great, glittering green space near to your holiday let in London, that delights visitors and locals alike, and has been doing so for hundreds of years.