The Prince Akatoki London: Exploring the vibrant city

London's best sights and attractions

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Looking for a luxury hotel in London?

The best sights and attractions are all within easy reach — if you do know where to stay — and that’s why picking the right hotel is always crucial for your holiday trips. You may be staying at the perfect luxury hotel, but if it’s too far from where you’re going, you could be losing valuable time off your vacation.

The Prince Akatoki London is a 5-star luxury hotel at 50 Great Cumberland Place, Marble Arch, a neighbourhood lined with speciality boutiques and Georgian homes. Aside from offering the finest of British luxury and Japanese hospitality, the newly-refurbished hotel is near the best sights and attractions of the city. It’s the ideal sanctuary for globetrotters to recharge and experience something new.

Below are some of the best locations you can easily explore right from the hotel:

Marble Arch

Marble ArchCreated as a symbol of triumph, Marble Arch is a 19th-century white marble-faced arch designed to be the state entrance to the Buckingham Palace. The iconic structure near the hotel was relocated following the widening of Park Lane in the early 1960s to its current position, on a traffic island at the junction of Oxford Street, Park Lane and Edgware Road.


HarrodsHarrods, Europe’s largest department store, is a world-famous department store located on Brompton Road in Knightsbridge, London. It holds the latest designer fashion, luxury items, food and accessories, occupying a 20,000 square metre site and 330 departments covering 102,193 sqm of retail space.

London’s West End

Shaftesbury Street in London's West End

Known all over the world simply as the ‘West End’, the district refers to a distinct region of Central London, west of the City of London and north of the River Thames. It is the main commercial and entertainment centre of the city where there are many tourist attractions, shops, businesses, government buildings, theatres and entertainment venues.

Natural History Museum

Natural History MuseumHome to about 80 million displays, The Natural History Museum in London is a natural history museum on Cromwell Road. Exhibiting history’s most significant items, the museum is on one of three major museums on Exhibition Road in South Kensington, the others being the Science Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum. From the hotel, guests can easily access the centre of research — a must-see in the city.

Royal Albert Hall

Royal Albert HallOne of the UK’s most treasured buildings, The Royal Albert Hall is a concert hall on the northern edge of South Kensington. The building was named by Queen Victoria upon laying its foundation stone in 1867, in memory of her husband, Prince Albert, who had died six years earlier. Many of the world’s most popular musicians have held their concerts in this auditorium.

Madame Tussauds

Madame TussaudsMadame Tussauds is a wax museum founded by Marie Tussaud and one of the most iconic museums in London and the world over. The museum displays the waxworks of famous and historical figures, as well as popular film and television characters.

Oxford Street

Oxford StreetJust over a kilometre from the hotel, Oxford Street is a major road in the City of Westminster in the West End of London. The district hosts around half a million daily visitors, making it Europe’s busiest shopping street. Oxford Street is designated as part of the A40 and has traffic regularly restricted to buses and taxis.

London Zoo

London ZooThe world’s oldest scientific zoo, London Zoo opened in London in 1828 and was originally intended for scientific study. In 1847, the zoo was officially opened to the public, and today, showcases around 673 species of animals, one of the largest animal collections in the United Kingdom.

Hyde Park

Hyde Park, LondonLess than a kilometre from The Prince Akatoki London is the beautiful Hyde Park. The iconic park is a Grade I-listed major park in Central London, the largest of four Royal Parks that form a chain from the entrance of Kensington Palace. Hyde Park was opened to the public in 1637.

Picadilly Circus

Picadilly Circus in LondonPiccadilly Circus’ name is inspired by Circus, the Latin word meaning “circle”. It is a road junction and public space in London’s West End, which links directly to the theatres on Shaftesbury Avenue, as well as the Haymarket, Coventry Street (onwards to Leicester Square) and Glasshouse Street.

The Prince Akatoki London

The Prince Akatoki London-1The Prince Akatoki London is strategically located for easy access to London’s best sights and attractions. The Japanese luxury hotel was also recently renovated, undergoing a multi-million-pound transformation, to offer 5-star amenities to travellers exploring the vibrant district.

“In the elegant residential area of Marylebone”

Ray Goertz, general manager, The Prince Akatoki London, commented: “We are located in the elegant residential area of Marylebone, an oasis of tranquillity for both locals and visitors to London.

“Marylebone is filled with small, independent shops while also being one of London’s most acclaimed fashion districts. Quaint cafes spill onto the streets with various markets taking place regularly, making the area a true urban village.”

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