Things to Do

Make the most of our central location!

Situated in the heart of London, the Blandford Hotel provides the ideal location from which to enjoy the vast array of historic and cultural sights on offer.
Many of London’s most famous attractions are within walking distance; notably Regent’s Park, Hyde Park, Buckingham Palace, Harrods, The Natural History and Science Museums, The Royal Albert Hall, and more.
Lancaster Gate Underground Station is just a 4 minute walk from the hotel and is very well connected, whether heading into London or further away. Just a few stops on the Underground will bring you to the West End, the lively streets of Soho and Covent Garden with their restaurants, bars, and theatres, and the world famous shopping areas of Oxford and Regent Streets.
In fact our convenient, central location means that most sites in London are easily reached.
Looking for tours and trips to do during your stay? Click to book many great sightseeing tours like the Hop on Hop off bus through our recommended tour company Golden Tours.

Regent’s Park

Regent’s Park, just a few minutes from the Blandford Hotel, is one of London’s biggest and most famous Royal Parks. Perfect for a stroll, or a jog if you’re feeling energetic, it also offers a whole range of things to do – get coffees, cakes, lunches and more in one of the 8 food outlets, picnic on the grass in the summer sunshine, take a boat on the boating lake or watch the narrowboats amble by on the Regent’s Canal.

How about a stroll through Queen Mary’s Gardens, a visit to London Zoo or watching a play at the Open Air Theatre? And the kids will love the selection of playgrounds, the 50m zipwire and the pedalos you can take on the boating lake.

Buckingham Palace

Besides being the official London residence of The Queen, Buckingham Palace is also the busy administrative headquarters of the monarchy and has probably the most famous and easily recognisable façade of any building in the world. Visitors are allowed access by an organised tour to some areas of the Palace.
The famous Changing of the Guard ceremony takes place in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace at 11.30 every day in summer, every other day in winter, and lasts about 45 minutes.


Much more than just a shop, Harrods is one of the most famous stores in the world, although it may also be the most expensive! The interior décor is stunning, particularly the famous Egyptian escalator. The food halls are magnificent. Please note that backpacks are not allowed in the store. (Knightsbridge Tube).

Kensington Palace & Gardens

The Palace is the birthplace of Queen Victoria, the London home of Princess Margaret and the last residence of Princess Diana. Tours are available through some of the rooms and tea and treats can be purchased in the Orangery. The palace is attached to the beautiful Kensington Gardens which join Hyde Park. (Queensway or High Street Kensington Tube)

Oxford Street

This is the famous shopping street with big name stores and department stores including Selfridges and the flagship store for Marks & Spencer (Oxford Circus Tube, also Tottenham Court Road and Marble Arch)

Tower Bridge

Just a little over 100 years old and one of London’s most famous landmarks the bridge crosses the Thames next to the Tower of London. The bridge can be raised for the passage of river traffic. The tower Bridge Experience takes you inside the bridge to see the engine room and up onto the walkways for a fabulous view over London. (Tower Hill Tube)

Hyde Park

Hyde Park is one of the largest parks in Central London and includes Speakers Corner, The Serpentine Lake, Kensington Palace and Kensington Gardens.

Hyde Park is a popular location for walking, cycling or just relaxing. It is also a popular location for Concerts and Events in London. There is always something to do at Hyde Park such as tennis, boating, water sports, take in the wild life and nature, go for lunch or for coffee or even have a picnic.


Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum is one of the three major museums on Exhibition Road in South Kensington along with the Science Museum and the Victoria & Albert Museum. London’s Natural History Museum has over 80 million items on show which are divided into 5 main collections – Botany, Entomology, Mineralogy, Paleontology and Zoology. The Natural History Museum in London also has plenty of items with historical significance such as specimens collected by Charles Darwin. The museum is also famous for having dinosaur skeletons.

The Natural History Museum in London is publicly funded so there is no admission fee for visitors making it one of the top attractions in the city of London. The museum is also proud to have Princess Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (Kate Middleton) as a patron.