To further classify your needs, you should consider whether you’re a business traveller or a tourist, what specific attractions you want to see and what bucket list items you’d like to tick off during your visit. We’re here to help. Business travellers may prefer to stay in the financial hub of Shoreditch and East London, whilst tourists may opt for the Central London hotel scene. Luckily, Montcalm hotels has properties all over the city that can meet all your needs.
Now, to tackle the next issue: transportation. Depending on the reasons for your visit, you might prefer to stay near your travel terminals. Whether this is because of an early morning return flight looming over your head or because of the access requirements of you or your fellow travellers, some people find it easiest to stay near airports such as the North Western hub of Heathrow, and travel into the city centre. This way, you aren’t stuck lugging your belongings into the heart of the city. However, a partner hotel of Park Grand Heathrow, Montcalm Royal London Hotel in guise to help you with the purpose.
While some travelers may worry that by being in close proximity to the airport that they’re limited in terms of tourist attractions, that couldn’t be further from the truth!
We’ve put together a comprehensive list of some of the best sights to see for those staying near the Heathrow. Rest assured, you won’t have you stray too far photo opportunities, London spa offers, and much more.
Below are just a few of our top tips for North West sightseeing.
Sherlock Holmes Museum
The Sherlock Holmes museum is based near Baker Street and offers visitors pure Victorian nostalgia. This is an especially great stop off for anyone who goes crazy for Conan Doyle!
Based in the exact spot that the fictional detective lived in the original books, the Sherlock Holmes Museum comes staffed with styled actors and a whole museum of information about the life of the writer Arthur Conan Doyle and his world famous detective.
Hounslow Urban Farm
Not far from Hatton Cross Station on the Piccadilly Line, Hounslow Urban Farm gives you a chance to meet bunnies, pigs and many other animals you might not expect to find in the city.
If it’s not the animals that draw you in, you might enjoy exploring the beautiful conservation areas in the heart of the Hounslow urban sprawl.
Windsor Castle is only a half hour bus ride from Heathrow Airport and makes for the perfect historic day out.
With beautiful country grounds surrounding the manor owned by the Royal Family, Windsor Castle dates back to the 11th century and is home to the famous maze with which it shares a name.
Located a half hour train journey from Heathrow Airport, Madame Tussauds is a world-famous waxworks museum offering several floors worth of celebrity replica wax models.
Whether the figures inside are historically significant or an A-List celebrity, the glamour and showmanship of Madame Tussauds is well worth a visit. If nothing else, do it for the selfie.
Kew Gardens is a Chiswick-based botanic garden offering up the largest space of its kind in the world.
With a diverse collection of plants that spans over 30,000 different species, the garden holds 300 acres of land and beautiful, glistening conservatories. Founded in 1840, Kew Gardens is a designated World Heritage Site and is reachable from Heathrow via a 20-minute car journey.