Neighbourhood guide- Lisson Grove


Situated smack bang in the middle of bustling London, Lisson Grove is a district in Westminster that you are likely to come across when you visit the capital for a weekend.

The central location means that Lisson Grove is surrounded by many landmarks and areas that are worth visiting during your stay, so it’s a good place to use as a meeting point or start or end to a busy day of sightseeing.

Once you have decided on your itinerary and you’re ready to spend the day visiting some of London’s most iconic spots, your room at the Montcalm London is just a short walk away from the heart of the neighbourhood.


History of the area

Although the area is now prestigious and is considered one of the nicer parts to visit in the city, Lisson Grove once had a reputation for being one of the worst slums in the city. With a reputation for drinking and crime, the area was frequently patrolled by police officers who worked in pairs. Since then, Lisson Grove has improved dramatically, with Regent’s Canal arriving in the area in 1810. Lisson Grove Tunnel was constructed in 1816 and the formerly rural area became engulfed by the expanding city.

Arts and antiques

Lisson Grove has a long association with art, artists and theatres. Alfie’s Antique Market is the largest indoor market in London and is a place for purchasing a number of different items including antiques, collectables and vintage treasures.

Whether you’re after some new bits and bobs for your kitchen or are browsing for some interesting art, you’re bound to find something that you love here. There’s even a café where you can go to enjoy a delicious afternoon tea with friends and family conveniently situated near to the Montcalm London.

Address: 13-25 Church St, Marylebone, London NW8 8DT

Nearby landmarks

London is full of so much to see and do, and much of it is located near to Lisson Grove, so you could easily spend the whole day exploring from this spot before settling heading back to one of our luxury suites London.

Little Venice

Enjoy all of the charm and romance of Italy without the plane journey and price tag in Little Venice, which is home to a number of beautiful canals and waterways. It’s a perfect spot to enjoy a scenic walk. Enjoy a canal boat ride or take in a puppet show with the kids.


Situated to the west of Lisson Grove, Paddington is another stunning part of London that is well worth a visit while you are in the city. Be sure to head to Merchant Square to tuck into some yummy street food. You’ll be able to pick from a number of indulgent dishes including burritos, burgers and tacos, so is a great place to fuel up during a busy day, especially if you’re part of a larger group.

Address: 7 Harbet Road, London, W2 1AJ

Once you’ve had your fill of food, make your way to the Paddington Bear Shop where you can shop souvenirs for this iconic figure including stuffed bears, mugs and stationary.

Address: 146 Praed St, London W2 1BA