Attractions for the Traveler
The Oakley Hotel is three minutes walk to the King’s Road, which offers fashionable shops, bars and restaurants. The famous Albert Bridge, which was commissioned by Queen Victoria in honour of her husband, Prince Albert, was originally for carriages and pedestrians only. This beautiful suspension bridge has featured on many films, especially when lit at night, and forms a great landmark at the end of Oakley Hotel’s street.
Thomas Carlisle, the famous poet, own house is in the next street along. This is open to the public and near the now converted properties, which once housed the Chelsea Potteries.
The hotel is built on land that was once the gardens of Henry VIII’s palace. Recently an old icehouse from that time was found in the gardens of the house across the road.
The historic preserved Chelsea Physic Gardens are 5 minutes walk away, a lovely spot to have your afternoon tea in the café.
Also situated near the hotel, on Royal Hospital Road, is the National Army Museum with its fantastic displays for both big and little people.
The Royal Hospital for the famous red-coated Chelsea Pensioners is also extremely close by, which is also the site of the famous the Chelsea Flower Show, which takes place in May.
The Science, Natural History and the Victoria and Albert Museums are all within a 15-minute walk away. Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park is approximately 20 minutes walk (although quicker by bus or by taxi). Battersea Park, two minutes walk across the river, is an oasis with its green spaces, fountains, Victorian boating lakes, the pump house art gallery and children’s playgrounds. This makes it a wonderful place for a picnic, to go jogging or for an afternoon walk.
All the sights and theatres of London are within easy reach by tube or by bus. London Buses is a cheap and a great way to see the sights from the upper deck. For example, the number 11 bus from the King’s Road goes past Victoria Station, near Buckingham Palace, past Parliament Square and Big Ben (near South Bank and the London Eye) and to Trafalgar Square and the National Gallery.
For interesting days our try:
- Madam Tussaud and see the famous stars immortalised in wax
- See more stars at the Planetarium
- Could you stand the horrors of the London Dungeons
- Stay for Wimbledon fortnight and watch the Tennis
- Enjoy a scenic river cruise on the Thames
- Watch the politicians argue at the Houses of Parliament and listen to the chimes of Big Ben
- Afraid of heights? Then don't try the London Eye
- Take a boat trip and Stroll the gardens and Palace of Hampton Court
- Pay your respects at St Paul's Cathedral and climb to the Whispering gallery for fantastic views
- Put on your shorts for the hot houses at Kew Gardens
- Imagine you are the condemned at the Tower of London where you can also see the Queens Crown Jewels
- London Zoo in Regents Park
- Go to Twickenham for Rugby Union or Brentford for Ruby league
- Sample the atmosphere at one of London's six Premiership Football Clubs
- Watch the Cricket at nearby Lords (20 minute walk)
- Enjoy a show in Theatre land, half price tickets from Leicester Square
For Educational experience visit some of these Museums:
- The Natural History Museum*
- The Science Museum*
- The Victoria and Albert Museum*
- The Maritime Museum Greenwich
- The British Museum
- The Imperial War Museum
- or others...
* Walking distance