Parkwood at Marble Arch, London
Situated in an enviable position in Marble Arch offering comfortable bedrooms at reasonable prices with modern facilities within walking distance to attractions
- 18th century buildings
- Breakfast included
- No parking onsite
- No smoking
- Historic Property
- Free broadband access (wifi)
- Children's cots
- Hair dryers
- Recommended walks
- Pub (walking distance)
- Museums (walking distance)
- Historic houses
- Recommended restaurants (walking distance)
- Theatre (walking distance)
This small hotel occupying one of the best locations in London is only a five minute walk from Marble Arch and tube stations and is located on a quiet street opening onto Hyde Park. The Parkwood is a short walk across Hyde Park from Buckingham Palace and Bird Cage Walk, and is within walking distance of theatres, shops and major tourist sites.
The Parkwood is a smoke-free hotel and is a Grade II Listed historic building so they are not permitted to install a lift (elevator). Offering single, twin, double and family bedrooms which are all clean and comfortable and have modern facilities some ensuite and others with a private patio.
The hotel is in an area of London which is accessible to all parts of London. Be sure to buy an Oyster Card when travelling around London and The London Pass is a great way to see lots of attractions at a discounted price.
History to the present day
The buildings in Stanhope Place, where the Parkwood Hotel is situated, were built in the reign of William IV during the early 1800’s at the heart of a district then known as Tyburnia, located near the site of the infamous Tyburn Tree, the King's gallows between 1196 and 1783. The Tyburn tree was a huge triangular construction, the three posts were 18 feet high and the crossbeams were nine feet long - capable of hanging 24 (eight on each horizontal beam) prisoners at once. Records only show it being used at full capacity once, in 1649.
Food and Drinks
A Full English Breakfast is included in the price and is served from 7.30am with a choice of various cereals, yoghurts, choice of fruit juices, tea and coffee, toast, choice of jams, marmalade and honey, eggs (fried, scrambled, poached), grilled bacon, sausages, tomatoes, baked beans. Eat as much as you like!
Grounds and gardens
Hyde Park is just 50 yards away with Buckingham Palace just a short walk on the other side of the park.
All bedrooms include the following facilities; Television, free Wi-Fi, radio, tea/coffee making facilities, direct dial telephone, fan and a room safe. Guests can relax in the guest lounge and browse the tourist information supplied.
Arrival information and how to find us
Address: Parkwood at Marble Arch, 4 Stanhope Place, London, W2 2HB, United Kingdom
Check In: 1.30pm Check Out: 10.30am
Directions: From Heathrow Airport: Take the Express train into Paddington Station which leave every 15 minutes (journey time approximately 15 minutes).
From Paddington Station: Take a 5-minute taxi ride to the hotel approximately £7 Taxi (Black Cab).
By Tube: Get a ticket for Marble Arch and take the Piccadilly Line Tube into London (every 5-10 minutes). Change trains at Holborn onto the Central Line and take the westbound train to Marble Arch which takes 55 minutes.The first train service is at 5.40am.
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Mrs Jacqueline H, April 2014: Great central location but also in quiet area. Staff all very friendly and helpful. Bed was very comfortable,great nights sleep. A great selection of tea's at breakfast, pity I didn't notice them before I had ordered coffee. Cooked breakfast, freshly cooked to order. We would definitely stay again.
Dr Hazel S, February 2012: Comfortable and warm. This is a well-run bed and breakfast, where the staff are pleasant and helpful. I stayed at the Parkwood on what were some of the coldest days of the 2011/12 winter, and was so relieved to find the place clean and beautifully warm. It is not one of the plushest places I have stayed at, but it is one of the better bed and breakfast establishments in my experience. For anyone looking to stay in London (where nice hotels can be horrendously expensive), this place is absolutely fine. Its location, only yards from Hyde Park and Oxford Street, is superb. The breakfasts are also decent and freshly cooked: a traditional and generous English breakfast.
I stayed in Room 18, which is in the basement, next to the breakfast room. The receptionist offered me this room because it has its own bathroom, because the room I originally booked didn't have one, and I wanted one. There were one or two drawbacks to this room (poor reception for my mobile phone, the low rumble of the underground train far below very early, the sound of staff occasionally outside), but because everything else was so agreeable, I didn't bother grumbling (or complaining), and slept through the distant sound of trains. I enjoyed my stay there and would recommend the Parkwood to anyone.