Comfort Inn Edgware Road W2
450 Edgware Road
London, EN W2 1EG
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If you are in the mood for love, here's a great way to spend the day with your special someone. Take a long boat ride along Little Venice. Its landing stage is at the intersection of the Regent Canal and the Grand Union Canal. Or do something different like taking a long walk along the canal. A romantic getaway or a day out, Little Venice is the place to be.
This market dates back to the 1830s, when it only sold produce. Today the Edgware Road side sells simple everyday clothes (T-shirts, pyjamas, lingerie), DIY, and food. The Lisson Grove side is more stylish, with the famous Alfie's Antique Centre offering great antiques in all areas: jewelry, collectibles, bags, vintage clothes and more. Stop by the well-known Sea Shell on Lisson Grove for a one of the best fish and chips in London.
An award-winning and a one of its kind structure in the whole world, the Rolling Bridge was built in 2004 as a pedestrian bridge meant to span an inlet of the Grand Union Canal at Paddington Basin. During the design stage, it was also necessary to ensure that bridge opened to allow the boat moored in the inlet to sail in and out. Thus was born this unique curling structure, the brainchild of Heatherwick Studio. The bridge opens by slowly and smoothly curling until it transforms from a conventional, straight bridge, into a circular sculpture which sits on the bank of the canal.
The Liberal Jewish Synagogue is situated at the St. John's Wood Road. It is a prayer house of the Jews and strives hard towards keeping the Jewish heritage alive through their teachings. They encourage active participation of members to spread the social, religious and educational knowledge of their community. While visiting the Synagogue a visitor must follow certain rules like meeting the greeters, co-operating with the security questions and avoid carrying any parcel or luggage.
Established in the year 1845, St Mary's Hospital became operational in the year 1851. It is one of the last voluntary health centers to have been set up. Till the year 1998, St Mary's Hospital administered the St Mary's Hospital Medical School of the University of London. Post 1998, it collaborated with Imperial College London, and later with Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School. Nobel Prize winner Alexander Fleming, noted for its penicillin discovery has been an alumni of St Mary's Hospital. Also, fourth in line to the throne, Prince Harry, was born here in the year 1984.
In 1928 a young Scot named Alexander Fleming made a chance discovery which was to prove one of the most significant medical advances of the last century. Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum in the archives of St Mary's Hospital sits on the actual site of the laboratory where Fleming made his discovery of penicillin. It features an exhibition, a reconstruction of his working environment and a video which narrates the extraordinary story. Amazingly, the scientific community ignored Fleming's work for more than a decade before a group of chemists in Oxford came up with a way of purifying penicillin. Fleming's perseverance eventually earned him a Nobel prize, and the rest, as they say, is history.
The Lord's Cricket Ground in London is world famous cricket ground known to be the host of a number of iconic international List A matched. Lord's Pavilion was built in 1889 and is used by various high profile personalities as a viewing spot. The structure is extremely classy, follows strict dress codes for the guests and is in fact achieved a Grade II architectural designation. The iconic Long Room is also a part of the Pavilion and is the path taken by the player to get to the field.
Great Western Railway War Memorial pays a tribute to Great Western Railway employees who laid down their lives during World War I. The memorial's stonewook has been designed by Thomas S. Tait, a noted architect while the bronze sculpture is a work by Charles Sargeant Jagger. Viscount Churchill unveiled the monument in the year 1922 on Armistice Day. The memorial depicts a soldier. To its left is a sculpted edifice of an anchor and ropes and this depicts the navy. To its right, you can see a flying eagle, much akin to the RAF badge.
St Mary's Church radiates an aura of simplicity and opens its portals to one and all. Sit in the prayer room as you absorb the calm aura seeping from the chapel. Attend mass services and explore your spiritual side at St. Mary's. Special sessions, courses on spirituality and the art of living are also conducted regularly. The church has an auditorium space that is usually used to host a multitude of cultural events, fashion events, corporate conferences, meetings, seminars and product launches. Check website for more details on current and upcoming events.
The London Central Mosque is located in the Regent's Park, and was built over 50 years ago. Architecturally, the building is stunning, with a golden dome, marble floors and intricate mosaics. However, the mosque is not merely a showpiece; practically, it can accommodate over 4,500 people for prayer meetings, which are held serveral times every day. The Islamic Cultural Centre is next to the mosque. This provides London's Muslim community with a reference library and concert hall, as well as a place for meetings, and educational outings for children. The Centre is also licensed to conduct wedding ceremonies.
Located to the south western end of Regent's Park, the St Cyprian's Church falls in the Marylebone district of London. Built in 1903, the church reflects the Gothic Revival style of architecture. The building was designed by renowned architect Ninian Comper and is functional till date. The congregation conducts regular services and ceremonies to bring the community closer.
This stately home is located in Hampstead Heath and features an impressive amount of notable artwork in painting and sculpture form inside and in the gardens.