London is a city that is steeped in history so naturally, a visit here will give you the opportunity to visit some famous mountains and memorials.
Whether you are away with friends or family, it’s the perfect opportunity to wander around and take in some of the stunning sights and landmarks of London while enjoying a relaxing stay at the Hotel Montcalm London City.
Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain
Hyde Park, W Carriage Dr, London W2 2UH
Diana is a national treasure and is perhaps one of the well-loved members of the Royal Family, so it’s only right that she would have a fountain to commemorate her life. Situated in Kensington Gardens, the fountain is a shallow stone ring of trickling water that is perfect for paddling in on a hot summer’s day, especially if you have the little ones with you.
Tiffany Fountain, St James's Park
If you’re keen to remember your stay at one of our 5 star hotels in London, you should definitely make a point of visiting the Tiffany Fountain, which is the perfect spot for family photos. The stream of water rises spectacularly from the central lake and benefits the resident wildlife, which includes various species of wildfowl, including pelicans that have been kept here since the 17th century.
Princes Gate, Kensington Gore, London W8
Designed after the Prince Consort’s death in 1861, this memorial features a stunning Bejewelled shrine that protects the gilt bronze sculpture of Queen Victoria's husband, Prince Albert. Marvel at the grandeur of this sculpture before exploring the surrounding areas before heading back to your room at the Hotel Montcalm London City.
Animals in War Memorial
Brook Gate, Park Lane, Hyde Park, London, England
Situated in stunning Hyde Park, this memorial was designed to honour all of the animals that have died alongside the British, Commonwealth and Allied forces in the wars and conflicts of the 20th century. The moving tribute features a long wall with images of the many different animals used in 20th century conflicts. The wall also has inscriptions, including the name of the monument and information about theatres of war and the numbers of animals lost. Well worth a visit for animal lovers or anyone keen to engage with the history of war in this country.
Queen Victoria Memorial
London SW1A 1AA
No trip to London would be complete without a visit to the iconic Queen Victoria Memorial, which is located at the end of The Mall and was designed and executed by the sculptor Thomas Brock. The monument is 25 metres high, uses 2,300 tonnes of white Carrara marble and also depicts Queen Victoria in a striking gold finish. There are also a number of other statues around the main monument that represent courage, constancy, victory, charity, truth and motherhood. Be sure to head over to Buckingham Palace, you may even get to witness the changing of the guards.