Your Guide to London’s Harley Street

Situated in the heart of London, Harley Street has been known for its renowned medical specialists and surgeons since the 19th century. In 1860, there was a recorded number of 20 doctors located on this iconic stretch of road. By 1914, this number rose to almost 200. Today, Harley Street is home to an estimated 3,000 people working in healthcare.

Aside from the high concentration of healthcare specialists, Harley Street has a large selection of historic attractions and sights that are worth paying a visit to. In this post, we’ll take a comprehensive look at all of the places and activities that you can enjoy on Harley Street. 

Where to Stay

If you’re coming from abroad or planning to stay for a few days, there are plenty of great accommodation options available in the area. Perhaps the most iconic is the Grand Royale London Hyde Park Hotel. Located just a short tube ride away from Harley Street, this renowned hotel offers a variety of world-class amenities and activities.

Amenities include free high-speed WiFi, restaurants, bars, and free breakfast services. Both family rooms and suites are on offer, as well as accessible rooms for those with impaired mobility. Tripadvisor rates Hyde Park Hotel as Grade 100/100 for walking, as there are plenty of nearby restaurants and attractions within close proximity.

If you’re looking for budget-friendly accommodation options near Harley Street, Talbot House, Cameron London Hotel, Astor Court Hotel, and The London Paddington Hotel come highly recommended.

Where to Shop

Being a tourist hotspot, Harley Street is located close to a plethora of retail options and shops to explore. If you’re looking to get a taste of London’s affinity for the finer things in life, Marylebone High Street is just a few minutes of walking away. Here you can find popular stores such as Marks & Spencer, LK Bennett, and Paul Smith, among others.

For those who are interested in something more historic, the nearby Whiteleys Department Store in Bayswater offers a variety of products featuring the best of houseware, fashion, and other designer goods. There are also countless cafes, restaurantsand food stores available nearby serving an eclectic variety of cuisine to feast on during your stay.

Healthcare

If you’re coming to London with any ailments, injuries or other health concerns that you’d like resolved, Harley Street is naturally your best option. With a massive variety of medical centres to choose from, you’re bound to receive the best knowledge and expertise money can buy on Harley Street.

For instance, if you’re looking for a comprehensive solution to any healthcare issues you may have, then there’s Dementech which is home to a team of leading neuroscience experts offering world-class treatment. They’re specialists in treatment and therapy of a number of common health problems including headaches, migraines, movement disorders, and dementia.

With a qualified team of dieticians, psychologists, occupational therapists, geriatricians, speech and language therapists, neurologists and more, Dementech offers the highest quality levels of assurance, treatment, and outcome assessment. Support is offered for people from all walks of life, including family and caregivers.

Driving to Harley Street

If you’ve ever visited Central London before, you’ll know that the streets can get rather busy. Fortunately, a number of parking facilities have been made available in close proximity to Harley Street. The following locations are all situated within around half a mile of Harley Street, with travel times ranging between five to 13 minutes on foot:

Q-Park Marylebone, Q-Park Oxford Street, NCP Car Park London on Welbeck Street, Sanderson House NCP and finally Westminster City Car Parks, which is only 0.3 miles away from Harley Street. Although the freedom and convenience of driving yourself may be enticing, it’s recommended that you look into public transport for a less stressful journey.

Public Transport to Harley Street

Central London offers an extensive list of transportation options for visitors looking to explore the area. Perhaps most popular and accessible is the London Underground network. With an affordable Oyster Card, you’ll be able to access a variety of destinations with minimum fuss.

Underground stations that are in close proximity to Harley Street include Regent’s Park, Great Portland Street, Oxford Circus, Baker Street, and Bond Street. If you wish to take in the sights and sounds of London’s surface, you can opt for a bus service instead.

Bus services that regularly operate close to Harley Street include the N18, N205, 18, 27, 30, 205, and 453. If you’re unsure of times and logistics around bus or train operations, you can head over to the official Transport of London website. Here you’ll be able to see station times, service timetables, and more.

 

If you’re interested in the rich history and culture of London, Harley Street is most definitely worth a look. No matter how long or short your stay, there will be plenty to see and do during your visit, so don’t hesitate to discover what Harley Street has to offer.

About Monica Costa

Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London https://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums

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