The hotel is located on a quite, dead-end street off Cleveland Square, ensuring an unusual level of quietness and calmness for Central London. Queensway Street is less than 10 minute walk from our doors. Queensway (formerly Queen’s Road) is a bustling cosmopolitan street in the Bayswater district of west London. It contains many restaurants (particularly Chinese, Arab and Mediterranean ones), pubs, letting agents, and high street stores. Near the northern end of the street is the multi-storey Whiteleys Shopping Centre, on the site of London’s first department store, opened by William Whiteley in 1867. The store was awarded a Royal Warrant by Queen Victoria in 1896. The facade of the current building is from 1911, but the building itself was demolished and rebuilt in 1989.
Bayswater Road is the main road running across the north of Hyde Park. To the east Bayswater Road becomes Oxford Street (at Marble Arch). It is where the fictional upper-middle class Forsyte family live in John Galsworthy’s Forsyte Saga. Bayswater Road is mostly in the City of Westminster with a small part at the west being in Kensington and Chelsea.
The Cleveland Hotel is within walking distance of Hyde Park, one of several royal parks in London connected to each other, forming one large green lung in the centre of the city.
The other parks are the neighbouring Kensington Gardens, Green Park and St. James’s Park. Hyde Park covers more than 360 acres (142 hectares) and hosts many large events, including celebrations and concerts. It is also a popular place for jogging, swimming, rowing, picnicking and even horse riding.
In 1536 King Henry VIII confiscated Hyde Park from the monks of Westminster Abbey. It was used primarily for hunting. King Charles I opened the park to the public in 1637. The current park layout was planned by architect Decimus Burton in 1825.
The Serpentine, a large artificial lake, is located at the south end of the park and extends into the neighbouring Kensington Gardens where the lake is called the Long Water.
Queen Caroline, wife of King George II had the lake constructed in 1730. It is popular for boating and swimming. The Serpentine Gallery is an art gallery in Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, central London.
It focuses on modern and contemporary art. The exhibitions, architecture, education and public programmes attract approximately 750,000 visitors a year. Admission is free. Established in 1970 and housed in a classical 1934 tea pavilion, it takes its name from the nearby Serpentine Lake.
Just southwest of the Serpentine is a memorial installed in honour of the late Princess Diana. The modern fountain, which resembles a small river rather than a fountain, was inaugurated in 2004 by Queen Elisabeth II.
The memorial was designed by the American landscape architect Kathryn Gustafson, using computer modelling techniques.
The circular fountain consists of 545 pieces of Cornish granite. Water flows from two sides at the top into a small pool at the bottom.
The Cleveland hotel is only 2 tube stations away from this shopping street.
Oxford street is one the busiest and also the most dense shopping street in Europe.
Westbourne Grove is a fashionable area located near from the Cleveland Hotel and Notting Hill. There you can find restaurants and bars, fashion designers boutique, luxury brand stores, designer’s shoes and bags, but also luxury home designers and life style boutique.
Whiteleys shopping centre which is 5 minutes by walk away from the hotel was one of the London’s first department stores.
Westfield London opened in October 2008. Featuring about 225 shops is one of the biggest Europe’s shopping mall.