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The Cumberland

Things to do near The Cumberland - Explore Oxford Street, Hyde Park and Marble Arch

Find yourself in the heart of London, this stunning modern hotel is located right on Oxford Street, close to Marble Arch and places you right in the hub of the West End. You’re perfectly placed for shopping, with Oxford Street and Selfridges within walking distance or London’s vibrant theatre district. Exclusive shopping in Bond Street, St Christoper’s Place and cinema premieres at Leicester Square are all local attractions.
Of course you don’t have to venture far to find one of the best restaurants in town, located on the ground floor. Explore the very best the city has to offer direct from the doors of The Cumberland.

Arts & Culture

  • The British Museum - 2.3 Miles

    Opened in 1753 the British Museum is dedicated to human history and culture. Its permanent collection, numbering some eight million works is amongst the largest and most comprehensive in existence. Artefacts originate from all continents, illustrating and documenting the story of human culture from its beginnings to the present.

  • Wallace Collection - 0.5 Miles

    The Wallace Collection is a national museum set in a historic London town house. In 25 galleries are unsurpassed displays of French 18th century painting, furniture and porcelain with superb Old Master paintings and a world-class armoury. It was bequeathed by Sir Richard Wallace’s widow, Lady Wallace, in 1897.

  • Science Museum - 1.7 Miles

    The Science Museum was founded in 1857 as part of the South Kensington Museum. Today the museum is world renowned for its historic collections, awe-inspiring galleries and inspirational, interactive exhibitions. It makes science fun.

  • Natural History Museum - 1.7 Miles

    The Natural History museum is home to life and earth science specimens comprising of some 70 million items within five main collections: Botany, Entomology, Mineralogy, Palaeontology and Zoology. See awe-inspiring dinosaur skeletons and many collections with great historical as well as scientific value, such as specimens collected by Darwin.

  • The Globe Theatre - 4.3 Miles

    A must see on the River Thames, the Globe Theatre was founded by the pioneering American actor and director Sam Wanamaker. Built in the old Tudor style, this roundhouse theatre hosts several of Shakespeare’s classic plays in traditional open roofed style. Explore the very essence of Shakespeare’s productions.

  • Victoria and Albert Museum - 1.5 Miles

    The Victoria and Albert Museum is the world’s largest museum of decorative arts and design, housing a permanent collection of over 4.5 million objects. Named after Prince Albert and Queen Victoria it was founded in 1852. Its collection spans 5,000 years of art right up to the present day.

  • Billy Elliot at Victoria Palace Theatre - 1.7 Miles

    Billy Elliot is the inspirational story of a young boy’s struggle against the odds to make his dream come true. Follow Billy’s journey as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance that inspires his family and whole community and changes his life forever. Located just minutes from The Grosvenor Hotel, Victoria.

Local Attractions

  • The London Eye - 2.8 Miles

    One of London’s most famous attractions on the South Bank of the River Thames. The London Eye is the world’s largest observation wheel and offers a spectacular way to take in over 55 of London’s most famous landmarks in just 30 minutes.

  • London Zoo - 1.5 Miles

    Welcome to the world’s oldest scientific zoo. See a huge variety of over 760 species close up at one of the largest collections in the United Kingdom. Plan your day with so much to see, meet the monkey, see the big cats and learn more with tours and talks.


  • Hyde Park - 0.6 Miles

    Hyde Park is one of London’s finest landscapes covering 350 acres. Steeped in history it was once the hunting ground of King Henry VIII. Today it’s a tranquil escape from bustling London where tai chi is performed in the early morning, and is host to world famous concerts.

  • St James's Park - 2.1 Miles

    Explore the oldest Royal Park in London surrounded by three palaces, Buckingham Palace, St James’s Palace and Westminster Palace (the Houses of Parliament). It was one of the venues for the London 2012 Olympic Games and is the setting for spectacular pageants, including the Trooping of the Colour.

  • Kensington Gardens - 23.9 Miles

    This regal park in the capital is home to Kensington Palace and Princess Diana Memorial. The 5,000 acres of historic parkland provided by the Royal Parks offer unparalleled opportunities for enjoyment, exploration and healthy living in the heart of the capital.


  • Oxford Street - 0.0 Miles

    Renowned for its world-class shopping and endless selection of entertainment, Oxford Street truly is the ultimate shopping destination. With over one and a half mile of high street brands, iconic department stores, luxury hotels and a diverse selection of international cuisine, shoppers will be spoilt for choice.

  • Selfridges - 0.4 Miles

    In 1909 Gordon Selfridge opened a store in London which was to put Oxford Street on the world retail map. A lot may have changed over the last 100 years, but Selfridges has remained at the heart of the West End experience and an ideal starting point for any shopping trip.

  • Harrods - 1.0 Miles

    Experience upmarket shopping in the heart of Kensington. Harrods is rich in history, and a shopper’s haven as the biggest department store in Europe. Browse the 330 departments for the latest in fashion, gifts and experience the world-class food hall and much more.

Tourist Spot

  • Marble Arch - 0.0 Miles

    One of London’s famous attractions - Marble Arch is a white Carrara marble monument near Speakers' Corner in Hyde Park, at the western end of Oxford Street in London, near the tube station of the same name.

  • Edgware Road - 0.2 Miles

    One of London’s famous attractions - Edgware Road is a major street which passes through the west of central London. The southern part of the road, noted for its distinct Arab flavour and many late-night bars and shisha cafes, is known to Londoners by nicknames such as "Little Cairo" and "Little Beirut"

  • Central London - 2.3 Miles

    It’s the most exciting city in the world. And it’s ours. The nation’s capital has everything you could possibly wish for – including a choice of 16 hotels from which to explore it’s world-renowned sites, culture, entertainment and shopping

  • Buckingham Palace - 1.5 Miles

    Buckingham Palace serves as both the office and London residence of Her Majesty the Queen. Steeped in history it has served as the official London residence of Britain’s sovereigns since 1837. Explore the 19 magnificent rooms on the tour, displaying some of the greatest treasures from the Royal Collection.

  • Madame Tussauds - 0.6 Miles

    From A-list celebrities to world famous athletes, meet them all at Madame Tussauds. Take photographs with your favourite people of all time or hail a taxi on the Spirit of London tour around famous landmarks. Deep inside the Chamber of Horrors you’ll also find Scream, enter if you dare.

  • Houses of Parliament - 2.5 Miles

    The Houses of Parliament hosts many political debates and offers tours. This stunning gothic revival building on the banks of the River Thames is a must see landmark attraction. Otherwise known as the Palace of Westminster, it’s officially a Royal Palace. Another great tourist attraction, Big Ben overlooks Westminster.

  • Mayfair - 0.9 Miles

    Mayfair is London's most exclusive district and in many ways an amazing place to live, work and visit. Named after the fortnight long May Fair that took place there, Mayfair is a fashionable district that includes the most important retail shopping activity in the United Kingdom.

  • Horseguards Parade - 2.3 Miles

    The Household Cavalry Museum is a living museum in the heart of Horse Guards, Whitehall, London. Unlike any other military museum it offers a unique ‘behind- the-scenes’ look at the work that goes into the ceremonial and operational role of the Household Cavalry Regiment.

  • Westminster Abbey - 2.4 Miles

    Westminster Abbey is steeped in over a thousand years of history. Benedictine monks first came to this site in the middle of the tenth century and The Abbey has been the coronation church since 1066. Famous Royal Weddings, most recently included the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

  • Saint Paul’s Cathedral - 4.1 Miles

    One of the most famous sights of London with its dome, framed by the spires of Wren’s City Churches. It has dominated the skyline for 300 years and the image of its dome surrounded by the smoke of the Blitz has become a symbol of the city’s endurance.

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