Best Places to Take Your Parents on a London Visit
So, your parents are in town and you would like to impress them with all the highlights London has to offer. London is a tourist haven offering visitors a wide variety of things to do for all age groups. Expect to witness some of the most iconic attractions, amazing architecture, and experience amazing gastronomy at the best restaurants in town. We’ve run down a list of some of the best places you can take your parents for a memorable holiday.
Book an overnight stay at The Park Grand Lancaster Gate
The Park Grand Lancaster is a boutique retreat in the heart of the city. The chic, modern hotel near Paddington offers well-appointed and elegantly furnished rooms and suites featuring LCD TV with satellite connection. You will have free WIFI access in the public areas of the hotel as well as a smartphone with unlimited data for the duration of your stay. Services include 24-hour room service, concierge service, and 24-hour reception.
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Dinner at Halepi – – Lancaster Gate Restaurants
Spoil mum and dad to a Greek dining experience at one of the most visited Lancaster Gate Restaurants. The family-owned eatery is open seven days a week, serving the freshest home-cooked meals in town. The menu consists of chef’s speciality dishes of Poisson Halepi – John Dory cooked in white wine sauce with mushrooms, basil, sage, and dill served on a bed of rice.
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Check out the National Gallery
Something free for the entire family to enjoy is a visit to the National Gallery. The art museum located in Trafalgar Square houses over 2,300 paintings dating back to the 13th century. Visitors are free to take photographs for personal use, and there is free WIFI available onsite. The museum is open weekdays from 10am – 6pm.
Afternoon tea at the Shard
The Shard is a 95-story design-inspired skyscraper in the heart of London. This modern architectural piece is home to a couple of restaurants and bars boasting some of the most incredible views of the city. Get the parents to channel their inner child with a Mary Poppins Afternoon Tea in London. Tea and treats are served daily from 1pm – 5pm.
Windsor Castle Tour
Founded in the 11th century, Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world. The historic space has been home to 39 Monarchs. Visitors are welcome to explore the company grounds where you will get to enter some of the most stylishly decorated rooms in the world. The experience starts off with a free 30-minute tour of the Castle Precincts, ending off the tour at the State Apartments.
Spa treat at Chuan Body + Soul Spa
Located on one of the most famous shopping streets in London, is a hidden gem away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist crowds. Chuan Body + Soul Spa offers a peaceful escape in the centre of the city. Your parents will appreciate being pampered after exploring the many shops and boutiques on Oxford Street. The holistic space has a wide selection of holistic treatments inspired by Chinese medicine and energy healing practices.
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