The Park Grand guide to London’s famous streets

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London's famous streets

London is a city that is full of hidden treasures but also home to some of the most famous streets in the world. Some are shopping destinations, others famous for political reasons.  Whichever it may be, it is almost undisputable that these roads will be filled with tourists at all times, snapping photos of these iconic locations.

These roads are steeped in history and remain important and prevalent in today’s society.

After a day spent exploring the streets of London on foot, what could be better than relaxing in a comfortable suite at the Park Grand Kensington Hotel ?

Abbey Road

Abbey Road

We’ve all seen The Beatles album cover with the four band members crossing the road in single file. Well, that is Abbey Road, which is now famous the world over. Expect crowds of people taking photos, particularly on the road crossing. Abbey Road is also home to the recording studio where the band produced much of their work.

Downing Street

Downing Street

Home to the Prime Minister, this is the road name in London you are most likely to hear being talked about when you watch the news. The Prime Minster lives at number 10, which is what his address is often referred to on the news and in pop culture. The Chancellor of the Exchequer also lives on this street.

Bond Street

Bond Street

Well-known for being the go to destination for high-end luxury fashion stores, Bond Street is the place to be if you are hoping to make a few celebrity sightings whilst in London. Also head here if you don’t mind burning a hole in your pocket and splashing out on some designer gear.

You’re likely to be completely shopped out after a visit here so why not spend the evening relaxing in one of our luxury rooms near Earls Court near tube station and indulging in a delicious dinner prepared by our talent chefs?

Portobello Road

If you have an eye for second-hand goodies and love vintage treasures and sixties fashion, set off to this iconic road and spend a day browsing at London’s longest running market. Portobello Road Market has been operating since 1870. Back then, traders would gather to buy and sell horses and it has since grown immensely, so much so that it was necessary for London authorities to grant it a street trading license.

Portobello Road

Carnaby Street

An iconic fashion destination in the city of London, Carnaby Street began attracting attention in 1957 when businessman John Stephen started a fashion boutique there. It wasn’t long before others began following suit and the street has since become a hotspot for fashion boutiques offering up outrageous outfits.

Carnaby Street

Oxford Street 

This is one of the busiest streets in London and stretches for more than a mile between Charing Cross Road and Hyde Park. This road is normally heaving with shoppers, especially during the Christmas period.

Oxford Street

After a day spent shopping, set your bags down and put your feet up back in your luxury room, just a few miles from Carnaby Street.

FAQs

1. What is the main street in London?

Oxford street is the main road in the city of westminster in the west end of London.

2. What is the most expensive street in London?

Following are the few of the most expensive streets in London:
a) Kensington Palace Gardens
b) Grosvenor Crescent
c) The Boltons
d) Courtenay Avenue

3. How many streets are there in London?

There are over 60,000 streets or roads within the 6 mile radius – with all of their one-way and restricted turn intricacies. Read More

4. What street in London is famous for shopping?

Regent Street, not only in London but in the world is the most famous street for shopping.

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