Kingsway Hall Hotel is located in the heart of London’s very popular, vibrant and historical Covent Garden. The area is associated with the previous fruit and vegetable market in the central square; these days it is a busy shopping, street art and tourist centre. It is surrounded with famous London landmarks, elegant buildings, theatres and entertainment centres including Royal Opera House, Drury Lane, London Transport Museum and Theatre Royal.
The area is divided by the main street of Long Acre, north of which is extremely rich with independent boutique shops centred on Neal’s Yard and Seven Dials whereas the south district surrounds with Central Piazza, restaurants, bars and some more unique shops.
Museums and Art Galleries
- United Grand Lodge of England – Library & Museum:
http://www.ugle.org.uk/library-museum 0.1 miles to the hotel
60 Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5AZ
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7831 9811
The Library and Museum of Freemasonry houses one of the finest collections of Masonic material in the world. It is open to the public Monday to Friday, free of charge. Private tours can be booked online or by phoning in advance
- Sir John Soane’s Museum: http://www.soane.org 0.1 miles to the hotel
13 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3BP
Tel: +44 20 7405 2107
The architect Sir John Soane’s house, museum and library at No. 13 Lincoln’s Inn Fields have been a public museum since the early 19th century. The admission is free and the museum is open Tuesday to Saturday 10am-5pm. Last entry is 4:30pm and it is closed every Sunday, Monday and bank holiday
- London Transport Museum: http://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/ 0.4 miles to the hotel
London Transport Museum, Covent Garden Piazza, London, WC2E 7BB
Tel: +44 20 7379 6344
London Transport Museum has a world famous collection of Travel and London Underground posters originating from the 1920’s.
- Somerset House: http://www.somersethouse.org.uk 0.4 miles to the hotel
South Building, Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 1LA
Tel: +44 20 7405 2107
Somerset House is a major arts and cultural centre in the heart of London. During summer months 55 fountains dance in the courtyard and in winter you can skate on one of London's favourite ice rinks. Somerset House also hosts contemporary art and design exhibitions, free displays, family workshops and guided tours.
- British Museum: http://www.britishmuseum.org 0.4 miles to the hotel
Great Russell St, London, WC1B 3DG
Tel: +44 20 7323 8299
This internationally famous museum in London is dedicated to human history and culture and is the 3rd most visited museum globally. The Museum houses a vast collection of world art and artefacts and is free to all visitors. It is open every day from 09:30am until 6:30pm
- National Portrait Gallery: http://www.npg.org.uk 0.6 miles to the hotel
2 St Martin’s Lane, London, WC2H 0HE
Tel: +44 20 7312 2463
This fabulous art gallery in Central London houses a collection of portraits of historically important and famous British people. It was the first portrait gallery in the world when it was opened in 1856.
- National Gallery: http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk 0.7 miles to the hotel
Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DN
Tel: +44 20 7747 2885
The National Gallery is another highly reputable, must-see, art museum on London’s busy Trafalgar Square. Founded in 1824, it houses a collection of over 2,300 paintings dating from the mid-13th century to 1900.
- Tate Modern: http://www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-modern 1.4 miles to the hotel
Bankside, London SE1 9TG, London
Tel: +44 20 7887 8888
It is located by the Thames in South Bankside. It is Britain's national gallery of international modern art and forms part of the Tate group. It is the most-visited modern art gallery in the world, with around 4.7 million visitors per year
- Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace: http://www.royal.gov.uk/TheRoyalResidences/QueensGalleryBuckinghamPalace/TheQueensGalleryLondon.aspx 1.4 miles to the hotel
Buckingham Palace, London, SW1A 1AA
Tel: +44 20 7930 4832
Buckingham Palace is the official London home for the British Royal Family. The Queen’s Gallery is one of the most famous sections to be seen and was originally constructed forty years ago out of the bomb-damaged ruins of the former private chapel. The Gallery underwent extensive refurbishment and expansion to celebrate The Queen's Golden Jubilee in 2002 and was reopened by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, on 21st May that year.