London, United Kingdom A very Central London location, perfect for visitors. Almost on Oxford Street, London?s main shopping street, and with Hyde Park just a 5-minute walk away. Within easy walking distance of the West End theatres and sights. The hotel is a former town-house typical of those once occupied by London?s wealthy elite and is the former home of the famous Victorian artist Edward Lear who once taught Queen Victoria. He?s now most famous, however, for writing ?nonsense verse? and his best-known poem is ?The Owl and the Pussycat?.