Attractions near Pelican London Hotel and Residence
Coombe Wood Golf Club - Kingston-on-Thames - 4.13 miles
The Coombe Wood Golf Club covers 67 acres of the historic Coombe Estate. Its first Captain was A.J. Balfour in 1904 - the then Prime Minister. Its course is famed for seven challenging Par 3s complemented by tree lined Par 4s with blind tee shots and heavily bunkered greens. The course was extended in 1922 to 18 holes with a par of 66 under the Club Captain Field Marshal Earl Haig. The current members club was founded in 1936 and with a 14 year lease from the landowners. In 1994 after a succession of lease extensions the Club purchased a new 125 year lease from Kingston Council thus securing the Club for generations of members to come. Whatever your standard of golf you will always receive a warm greeting at Coombe Wood. The friendliest members club in Surrey welcomes societies, visitors and has room for a few new members in 2005. Look for details of the 2005 trial membership offer!
Chiswick House - London - 5.24 miles
One of the most glorious examples of 18th-century British architecture, Chiswick House was designed by the third Earl of Burlington (1694-1753). A promoter of the Palladian style pioneered by Inigo Jones, Burlington sought to create the kind of house and garden found in the suburbs of ancient Rome. To do this, he employed William Kent to design sumptuous interiors to contrast with the pure white exterior. An exhibition and video tell the story of the house, grounds and Lord Burlington, including his ‘grand tours’ of Europe. As you walk through the house, take in the splendour of the Gallery with its beautiful painted and gilded ceiling, and discover the Red, Blue and Green Velvet rooms. Then step into the classical gardens – a perfect complement to the house itself. The grounds are fascinating – look for the unique statuary in the Italianate gardens and the recently restored water cascade.
Kingston University - 5.72 miles
Kingston University, based in an attractive riverside area in south-west London, offers excellent career-oriented courses. The thriving, multicultural student community of the University comprises of more than 21,300 students including 3,200 international students from 143 countries. The University is divided into nine schools and offers courses from four campuses. Students can earn undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees from this University.
Hillcroft College - 5.78 miles
Hillcroft College offers a wide range of short and medium term courses for women. The college was established in the 1920s as the working women's college and specialises in enabling women to develop transferable skills for work. It is a residential institution located in Surbiton, Surrey.
Kew Gardens - London - 6.11 miles
Three hundred acres of botanical delights grace Kew Gardens, which lies on the south bank of the Thames River between Richmond and Kew in the suburbs of south-west London. The gardens today present an enjoyable mix of landscaped lawns, formal gardens, and greenhouses. Equally important, Kew functions as a botanical research centre and maintains the largest plant collection in the world. The various greenhouses display plants from across the world in climate controlled environments, while Kew Gardens Gallery houses art and photographs illustrating botanical themes. Queen Charlotte's Cottage (open only in summer) is a pretty summerhouse lying alongside a lake. The Chinese Pagoda is arguably Kew's most recognizable structure.