A leisurely afternoon around Great Cumberland Place

Many visitors are drawn to stay in accommodation around Marble Arch because the area offers five star hotels in a convenient location. Montcalm London Marble Arch for example, is a luxury hotel located at Great Cumberland Place, at the top of Park Lane which provides easy access to shopping, dining as well as popular London attractions.

The local area is fantastic for those looking for something relaxing to do away from all the hustle and bustle of Central London.Here are some suggestions for a leisurely and enjoyable afternoon in this part of town.

Fine Dining Experience
Lunch at a Michelin star restaurant offers a wonderful way to start an afternoon.
London is famous for having a number of fine dining establishments located in and around the capital. For the best Italian fare, LocandaLocatelli is just a short walk away on Seymour Street. The restaurant is run by the famous Giorgio Locatelliand his wife Plaxy. It is renowned for its intimacy, family atmosphere and the quality of its food.

Serpentine Galleries and Kensington Gardens
After an indulgent lunch, a visit to the nearby galleries will be a relaxing way to aid digestion. The beauty of art exhibitions and displays of culture combine to nourish your mind as well as imagination.

Kensington Gardens

The Serpentine Galleries is comprised of two galleries, situated on either side of the Serpentine Lake in Kensington Gardens. It is famous for its permanent display dedicated to Diana, the Princess of Wales. It also hosts temporary exhibitions all year around.

Of course, Kensington Gardens is a beautiful park and worth visiting in its own right. Planted with avenues of magnificent trees and beds of ornamental flowers, it is one of the great oases in the busy capital.

Other nearby Art Galleries
For those interested in contemporary and impressionist works, the Halcyon Gallery offers collections on both movements.

The Clarendon Fine Art Gallery exhibits paintings from artists all over the world. Previous exhibitions include works by Fabian Perez and Kim Donaldson.

As the afternoon draws to a close, reward yourself with some well-earned refreshments by heading into one of the many bars, pubs or cafes in the local area.

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