Continue along the south side of the park, which becomes Kensington Gardens, and you will come to a cluster of fabulous museums. Royal Albert Hall, the most prestigious concert venue in London, is just in front of the Natural History Museum and the Victoria & Albert Museum. You could easily spend an entire day there. It’s worth the price of admission just to walk into the Natural History Museum – if not for the contents then for the architecture. The staircases and the vaulted ceilings are magnificent!
Going the opposite direction from Hyde Park Corner you will encounter another, smaller rectangular park, with Green Park to the northeast and Buckingham Palace Gardens and the Palace itself to the southwest. From the Queen Victoria Monument in front of Buckingham Palace, it’s a 7 minute walk to Westminster Abbey. A visit to Westminster Abbey is a “Must” on any sightseeing itinerary of London. Just across from the Abbey are the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben.
This is just a sample of things to See and Do. London has one of the most comprehensive transportation systems in the world. If fact, hardly anyone who lives in London owns a car. They don’t need one. Between the “Tube”, Red Busses and Taxis, you can get anywhere you need to go!