For some of the very best holiday apartments near Hyde Park, the Collingham is perfectly located, the apartments are spacious and well-equipped and we offer excellent value for money.
Hyde Park Holiday Apartments – The Collingham
Hyde Park is one of London’s most iconic parks close to the West End, Kensington, Buckingham Palace and Knightsbridge and if you’re looking for the best holiday apartment in Hyde Park from where to base your trip, the Collingham offers everything you’ll need and is the ideal choice.
Every member of staff at the Collingham understands that the comfort of our guests is the most important aspect of what we do. We’ll look after you from the moment you walk in to the moment you leave and will strive to ensure your stay with us is enjoyable, fun and interesting. To this end, the benefits of staying at the Collingham are outstanding and include:
- First-class facilities you’d expect at the best holiday apartments in Hyde Park
- A 24 hour reception desk for your added security
- Absolute freedom to come and go as you wish, any time of day or night
- Discounts at a host of great local restaurants
The Collingham is close to a number of tube stations, rail stations and bus stops and you can get all over London quickly and easily to see the sights, visit any one of hundreds of pubs, restaurants, bars and cafés or simply enjoy one of the most famous cities in the world.
Hyde Park – London’s Perfect Location
There are lots of great places to stay in London, but if you’re looking for a Hyde Park holiday apartment, you’ll be looking for a quiet, tranquil place from where to base your stay and the tree-lined residential street of Collingham Gardens is just the place you’re searching for.
On the doorstep of the Collingham are the UKs premier museums – the Natural History Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Science Museum – as well as the world-renowned shopping areas of Chelsea, Kensington and Knightsbridge.
Close to the Collingham are Earl’s Court, Gloucester Road, High Street Kensington and South Kensington tube stations and from there you can get into central London within 10 minutes. Buses are plentiful and regular and for a more visual trip into the West End, a London bus trip is a ‘must do’ for all visitors. If you’re feeling energetic, there are also Santander Bike Stations from where you can hire bikes and cycle around the city.
Shopping around the Collingham is exceptional. As we’ve mentioned, Knightsbridge, Chelsea and Kensington are very close and there’s also Westfield White City, one of Europe’s largest urban shopping centres for virtually anything you could possibly need. If it’s independent and quirky you’re after, Shepherd’s Bush Market, Bayswater Road Market, the Chelsea Antiques Market and the famous Portobello Road Market are all close by and worth a trip.
Of course the centre of London is a huge draw but if you fancy a break from the hustle and bustle of the busy city, there are some beautiful walks along the Thames as well as some great pubs to stop in and savour the views.
As always, if there’s any help or assistance you need with places to go, things to do, booking tables or tickets or even about travelling around, our concierge and reception staff are available to you and will gladly assist you with anything you need.
Family-Friendly Holiday Apartment Hyde Park
Travelling with your family is the best way to experience a holiday – but it can also be challenging, particularly if you have young children. For families, we’ve worked hard to ensure our apartments are as child-friendly as possible. So much so that as one of the most popular Hyde Park family-friendly holiday apartments, we were voted by TripAdvisor as one of their ‘Top 25 Hotels for Families in the UK’ and it’s an accolade we’re extremely proud of.
So when you’re coming to London and you need a family-friendly holiday apartment near Hyde Park, the Collingham offers the perfect choice. A recent full refurbishment means that all apartments – from the studios to the penthouses – are of the highest quality, spacious and perfect for those travelling with children.
A Short History of Hyde Park
One of the Royal Parks (with Bushy Park, Green Park, Greenwich Park, Kensington Gardens, Regent’s Park, Richmond Park and St James’s Park), Hyde Park covers 350 acres of stunning park land and welcomes millions of visitors every year.
The park was created in 1536 by Henry VIII who bought the manor of Hyde from the canons of Westminster who had held it for almost 500 years since the Norman Conquest. It remained as the King’s (and subsequent monarch’s) private hunting ground until 1637 when Charles I opened it up to the public.
Interestingly, during the Great Plague in 1665, many Londoners fled to camps in Hyde Park to try and outrun the spread of disease and at the end of the 17th century, the first lit highway in the UK was created by King William III whose walk from Kensington Palace to St. James’s was so dangerous, he had 300 oil lamps installed.
Perhaps Hyde Park’s most famous location is the Serpentine, an 11 hectare lake created by Queen Caroline, wife of George II and you can hire row and pedal boats between April and October.
You can also see a number of poignant memorials including the Princess Diana Memorial Fountain, a memorial to the 7/7 bombings in London, a Holocaust memorial and a granite boulder presented by the Norwegian Navy and Merchant Fleet as thanks for British help during WW2.
Another famous location in Hyde Park is Speaker’s Corner on the north-east corner of the park close to Marble Arch and Oxford Street. Founded in 1866, the Reform League demonstrated against Sunday trading laws and the ensuing riots and protests essentially won people the ‘right to speak’ and the Parks Regulation Act 1872 delegated the issue of allowing public meetings to the park authorities. Famous speakers over the years have included Karl Marx, Lenin, George Orwell and Marcus Garvey but it’s ostensibly open to anyone with anything to say.
Recently, Hyde Park has been the venue for some of the biggest events in the world including Live 8 (with Pink Floyd reuniting after 30 years), Proms in the Park, the annual Winter Wonderland Extravaganza, Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to London and gigs by popstrels Kylie Minogue and Taylor Swift.
Holiday Apartments in Hyde Park – Why Choose the Collingham?
At the Collingham, you have everything you need – space, comfort, outstanding customer service, facilities and amenities – all at great value for money. It’s the dictionary definition of a win-win.
Scroll through our website for some great deals on your Hyde Park holiday apartment and contact us if there’s anything we can do to help you. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.