Attractions near the Blair Victoria Hotel
The Blair Victoria Hotel is a bed and breakfast hotel located in Central London, with easy access to Hyde Park. Being situated near the Victoria railway station, the Blair Victoria is very close to the places of cultural and social interest. We have compiled a list of the most popular attractions within easy reach of the Blair Victoria Hotel:
Buckingham Palace is the official residence of The Queen in London. It is considered as the busiest administrative headquarters of the monarchy. Buckingham Palace is also the most easily recognizable facade of any building across the world. It is evolved from a town house, which was owned by the Dukes of Buckingham from the beginning of the eighteenth century. Buckingham Palace is just a short 15-minute walk from the Blair Victoria.
Houses of Parliament
Built in the eleventh century, Edward, the Confessor had the original palace. The British parliament is the official seat of the Government of the United Kingdom. The Palace of Westminster includes the House of Lords not elected- hereditary and nominated) & the House of Commons (elected). Besides, Big Ben is another famous landmark of London at the Houses of Parliament. Big Ben is not a clock tower but the thirteenth bell that strikes the hour. The Houses of Parliament is approximately a 20-minute walk from the Blair Victoria.
A 135m high wheel built to mark the new Millennium. The London Eye carries 3.5million people every year making it one of London’s most popular attractions. Each ‘flight’ lasts 30 minutes and from its highest point, you can see as far as 40km, on a clear day. London Eye is approximately a 30-minute walk from the hotel.
One of the largest parks in Central London at over 300 acres. This is a royal park and is most famous for its Speakers Corner, horse riding, boating on the lake and Diana Princess of Wales Fountain. The park is easily accessed by several underground stations surrounding the Park. The best way to the Park is by Bus. From Victoria Bus station take bus number 8, 38 or 73 to Hyde Park Corner, Park Lane or Marble Arch, respectively.
Tower of London
A historic royal castle on the north bank of the Thames. Since its construction in the 11th century, it has served as a royal residence, prison and home to the Royal Mint at various times. Current ‘must-sees’ of the Tower of London include the Crown Jewels, the Royal Armoury, a prisoners exhibition and the famous Ravens that only respond to the Ravenmaster! The easiest way to the Tower of London is by Underground. From Victoria Underground Station take the Circle or District Line eastbound to Tower Hill. Exit the station and follow signs to the Tower.
An entertainment-packed pedestrianised square in the West End of London. Home to countless cinemas, clubs, restaurants and the location of many movie premieres. This is why it is the place to be in the evenings. The easiest way to Leicester Square from the Hotel is by Bus. From Victoria bus station take bus number 24 to Leicester Square