Well connected historic hotel, 5 min to Hyde Park – 4 star – London

This well connected historic hotel, 5 min to Hyde Park, is well placed for Paddington. Guest Rooms are furnished to a high standard with cable television, coffee and tea making facilities and complimentary toiletries. Services include babysitting, laundry and concierge whilst the staff are always on hand, with attentive staff at reception and a night porter. Room service is of course available so you can make the most of your sumptuous surroundings. Whether travelling on business or leisure, the facilities at this exquisite hotel include a business centre as well as a sauna and gym.

If you’re lucky you may bump into a few famous faces during your visit to the capital, but for those that want to snap their favourite stars, Madame Tussauds is the next best thing. Pose next to the Queen, One Direction and even Albert Einstein. This iconic museum makes a fantastic day out for all the family and not to mention some pretty impressive photo souvenirs! For theatre with a difference, hop on the Puppet Theatre Barge docked in nearby Little Venice. This floating theatre has 50 seats where you can enjoy an intimate show sailing along the Thames; great for children’s birthdays.

London is a shopping haven, with Oxford Street known worldwide for it’s variety and quality. However, be sure not to miss out on the lesser known independent shops and boutiques. Markus Coffee Company in Paddington is the go to place for coffee lovers. Choose your preferred bean from one of the huge sacks which line the shop floor and savour the smell as they are ground before your eyes in the ornate grinder which also serves as the shops centrepiece. For some fresh air and to escape the bustle, enjoy a stroll through Hyde Park. If the weather permits, pack a picnic for an alfresco romantic lunch. Keep an eye out for events during the Summer months here, which include music concerts from some of the world’s most iconic bands.

The Windsor Castle is one of the oldest pubs in Britain and well worth a couple of pints inside it’s patriotic interior. It’s an eclectic mix of memorabilia and humor which is sure to make a memorable evening. If you’re after something more sophisticated then Searcys Champagne Bar in Paddington Station is just the ticket. Enjoy a glass of bubbly with your loved one, or try one of the delicious cocktails. Food is also served here, including gourmet hotdogs!