As William Roy found in 1784, when he began his famous measurements on Hounslow Heath, The Observatory is ideally placed for journeys west out of London; today, the same routes put Heathrow, the M4 Corridor, M3, M25, M40 and beyond all on your doorstep.
But the 21st century traveler has many more options available. Just metres from The Observatory at Oxford Circus Underground station are the Bakerloo, Central and Victoria Lines. The area will soon benefit from the new high frequency Elizabeth Line (Crossrail) service that will connect nearby Bond Street and Tottenham Court Road with mainline stations east and west of the capital.
By Underground, Oxford Circus offers direct connections to all of the major London rail termini, putting not just the rest of the UK but also the rest of the world within easy reach.
St Pancras offers frequent Eurostar services to Paris and Brussels. From Paddington, Victoria and Liverpool Street Stations, there are rapid rail links to Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted Airports respectively. The Observatory isn’t for watching the world go by; it’s the perfect base for exploring it.
In the heart of the West End, The Observatory stands within one of Europe’s most cosmopolitan and exciting urban districts.
Everything a business could need or wish for is close by, from formal business venues and office services to every kind of restaurant. Mayfair, just across Regent Street, is home to private banks and wealth managers, as well as luxury hotels, exclusive restaurants, clubs and art galleries. The streets of Soho, to the east, are thick with ad agencies, design studios, bars, pubs, cafés, clubs and theatres.
Great shopping is in all directions – John Lewis, Selfridges, Liberty, Apple Store Regent Street and Microsoft Store Oxford Circus, M&S, Hamleys and Carnaby Street are all just moments away.