Edgeware Road is part of the A5 running through London but, as is often the case in the centre of the city, it is commonly referred to on street signs, maps and guides by its’ name rather than its’ official status as an A road. It starts at Marble Arch, the famous landmark first created in 1827 in an effort to give London its’ own version of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, and then runs in a north westerly direction towards the district of Edgeware itself. The fact that the road was originally built by the Romans accounts for the fact that, unusually for a central London road, it runs in an almost completely straight line for a distance of 10 miles.
There are many Edgeware Road hotels to choose from, and this is testament to the fact that the location of the road, close to many of the city’s main attractions, makes it an excellent place to base yourself when setting out to discover everything which London has to offer. Many major bus routes run along the road and it is also served by tube stations including Edgeware Road itself and Marble Arch, via which it is possible to access the Bakerloo, District, Hammersmith and City and Central Lines. The best part of staying on or near Edgeware Road, however, is the fact that you can enjoy yourself in London without even having to make use of any of these transport options, since there are very many appealing and attractive offerings within easy walking distance.
Starting at Marble Arch, for example, a visitor will find themselves in direct proximity with Hyde Park. This is one of the largest and most popular of the Royal parks in London, offering more than 350 acres of open space and fresh air. It is so large, indeed, that on a warm summer’s day it is easy to walk through the fields, meadows and tree lined avenues within the park and more or less forget that you are still near to the centre of one of the world’s busiest and largest cities. If you’re feeling active whilst visiting, then you can take part in activities such as open air swimming, tennis, crown green bowls and having fun on the large boating lake.
Just around the corner from Edgeware Road is Oxford Street, the busiest and most important shopping street in London. No matter what you’re looking for you’re bound to find it here, whether that means visiting the flagship outlet of a famous high street name, seeking out a small independent boutique outlet or indulging yourself with a trip to the iconic department store Selfridges and Co. On Edgeware Road itself, the shops, bars and restaurants are a reflection of the cosmopolitan nature of the surrounding area. There is nowhere better in London for those wishing to enjoy Middle Eastern, African and Moroccan cuisine and shopping, and, in the evening, the Shisha Bars and clubs stay open until the early hours, offering a distinctive and unique entertainment option.