7 attractions you must visit before the end of 2017

London Attraction Checklist & Landmark

You’ll never be short of things to do in London. The city’s gargantuan metropolis is home to a massive range of attractions to suit all groups and ages. If you’re an older culture vulture, then chances are a visit to Buckingham Palace or the National History Museum is high on your itinerary. Family groups will love nothing more than a visit to London Zoo or a day out at Shrek’s Adventures, while younger travellers can get the adrenaline flowing by hiring out a speedboat or hitting the clubs to enjoy London’s fabulous nightlife scene.

In fact, there are so many attractions in London that seeing them all during your weekend stay at the Park Grand Kensington London is, unfortunately, impossible. Having said this, however, you can still experience some of London’s most popular attractions during a relatively short break at our 4-star Kensington hotels. Read on to discover the seven attractions you simply have to visit before the end of 2017.

The Shard

Situated a short walk from the Park Grand Kensington London is the city’s tallest building: The Shard. Climbing to the top of this magnificent skyscraper will give you the finest bird’s-eye view possible of London’s stunning cityscape. If you’re staying at our 4-star Kensington hotels around New Year it’s perhaps the best spot possible to see the city’s annual firework display.

Madame Tussauds London

Madame Tussaud’s quirky wax museums are renowned across the world and the London exhibit certainly lives up the brand’s famous reputation. Expect to see uncannily-lifelike figurines of Her Majesty the Queen, Donald Trump, Usain Bolt, Kim Kardashian and a whole host of other famous faces.

Shrek’s Adventures

If you’re a family group then you really should check out Shrek’s Adventures before the end of 2017. This immersive attraction takes you to land of Far Far Away in truly convincing style, after which you’ll engage on a fun quest and meet the cast of colourful characters who’ve made Shrek one of the most popular children’s franchises in the past 20 years.

Buckingham Palace

No trip to London is complete without checking out the most opulent home in all the land. You can take a tour around large parts of Buckingham Palace’s vast interior as well as simply admire the grand building from outside; just be sure to watch out for the guards!

London Eye

How could we make this list without including one of London’s most famous attractions? This massive observatory wheel towers above the ground, standing 135 metres tall at its peak. There’s a range of different capsules you can choose from during your 30-minute ride too, from pods designed for families and groups of friends to specially-designed capsules for couples that make for the perfect place to pop the question before the end of the year.

Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland

Every year Hyde Park transforms from a stunning green getaway into a magical Christmas attraction called Winter Wonderland. You’ll find crazy ice sculptures, countless food stalls, a variety of rides and the largest outdoor ice rink in the UK, making it a true must-visit for family groups.

The Natural History Museum

If you haven’t already visited it, then you really should take a trip to the Natural History Museum before the year is up. This mega-museum holds over 80 million items with some truly awe-inspiring exhibits, and is guaranteed to amaze visitors of all ages.