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Our top spots around Grand Hotel Bellevue London

Picturesque strolls, gourmet stops and trendy boutiques: the Grand Hotel Bellevue London is ideally located for strolling and discovering the British capital. Follow our guide to our favorite addresses for a memorable stay in the heart of the vibrant Paddington district.

A bucolic morning along the canal
Start your day with a gentle stroll along tranquil Norfolk Square and explore the charming streets around the Grand Hotel Bellevue London. Just a ten-minute walk from the hotel, Les Filles café offers a warm setting for your first break. Their selection of savory breakfasts (scrambled eggs, avocado toast) and mouth-watering pastries will delight savory and sweet tooths alike. If you prefer a view of the canal, head in the other direction to The Union, an 11-minute walk away, where the smell of freshly ground coffee will tickle your nostrils. Then walk along the banks of Little Venice, a series of narrow canals named after the English poet Lord Byron, and enjoy the peace and quiet of this unique, verdant setting.

An exotic lunch break
Have you worked up an appetite? Head to The Summer House (18-minute walk from the hotel) for a seaside feel, summer or winter. On the menu: fresh oysters, Canadian lobster or Mediterranean prawns, in a setting worthy of a seaside resort. Weather permitting, take advantage of the terrace overlooking the canal and savor this timeless moment. For an international menu in a relaxed atmosphere, head for the Bondi Green restaurant (10-minute walk from the hotel). This Australian chain offers a healthy, gourmet menu, with many vegetarian options, from breakfast to dinner.

Discover the Royal Parks and traditional shopping
Less than 10 minutes' walk from the Grand Hotel Bellevue London is one of the city's eight Royal Parks: Hyde Park. A little further on is another royal park, Regent Park.  These two green lungs were once the royal family's hunting grounds and are still owned by the British Crown. In the midst of urban bustle, their impeccable gardens attract Londoners in search of serenity. Stroll down their elegant avenues before heading to the iconic Harrods department store for a 100% British shopping spree. Not only are the top luxury brands represented here, but you'll also find a wide selection of souvenirs, including exceptional teas and refined cakes, to spoil your loved ones on your return.

Gourmet evening
To celebrate the end of a day's sightseeing, opt for a wine tasting at the Vagabond bar (15 minutes' walk), where you can choose from over 100 different wines, or enjoy the atmosphere of an authentic London pub with a local beer at The Victoria Arm (5 minutes from the hotel). When it's time for dinner, Twist Connubio (15-minute walk) will delight lovers of fresh, local and committed produce. For a unique gastronomic experience, the intimate Ayllu restaurant (13 min walk) offers a tasting menu based on dishes inspired by Peruvian-Japanese fusion cuisine. Already missing French specialties? Don't panic, the menu at Cepage Wine Bistrot Notthing Hill, with its escargots de Bourgogne, foie gras crème brûlée and wide selection of cheeses, is just a 26-minute walk away.

On Sundays, it's customary to gather around a "Sunday Roast", a traditional British Sunday dish consisting of a piece of roast meat, potatoes and seasonal vegetables. Just an 11-minute walk away, The Cleveland Arms pub is a must-visit local spot for a Sunday Roast.

After such a feast, it's time to return to the comfort of your Grand Hotel Bellevue London room. Fancy a nightcap? The  Pondicherry Bar on the first floor of the hotel, with its members' club atmosphere, is just waiting for you. Enjoy your night!