Intimate, charming Marble Arch boutique – 4 star – London

For the perfect getaway, unwind in this intimate, charming Marble Arch boutique. With a 24 hour reception, staff are there to ensure your stay is everything you desire and more, offering room service, a luggage room and safety deposit boxes. Room facilities include cable LCD television, complimentary toiletries and high speed internet connection to keep you connected during your stay. Daily housekeeping is also offered so you can concentrate on relaxing and enjoying yourself.

A real draw to this four star hotel is it’s proximity to the best shopping in London, on Oxford Street. Stroll out of your hotel and come face to face with the flagship Topshop store, Niketown and an enormous Primark. For luxury shopping, head to nearby Bond Street for designers such as Alexander McQueen, Miu Miu and Ralph Lauren. For antiques aficionados, Grays Antiques is also located here, with a mixture of shops selling vintage jewelry, paintings and knick-knacks. It’s the perfect place to pick up a unique gift for a loved one.

For eating out, central London has something to suit all tastes and budgets. For traditional pie and mash, head to one of the many Victorian pubs for affordable homely food, chatty service and a relaxed atmosphere. If you’re after something a bit more sophisticated, then head to Claridges Art Deco restaurant which dates back to 1812. Delicacies include smoked haddock tortellini and venison and beetroot tartare. Alternatively, why not enjoy the famous afternoon tea served at The Ritz. This iconic establishment is one of London’s most famous hotels and restaurants, where royalty and famous faces have been frequenting for years.

The Micheal Werner Gallery is found in a Georgian townhouse a few doors down from Claridges. It’s a small space showcasing serious contemporary painters, and a great alternative to some of the more crowded galleries such as the Tate Modern. If you’re visiting with children, why not take them along to the Animation Art Gallery, with work displayed from Warner Bros and Walt Disney. There’s also displays of kids favourite characters such as Mr Men, The Simpsons and Marvel Comic characters. Whatever the time of year, make sure you pay a visit to Hyde Park- perfect for a romantic picnic, playing sports and feeding the ducks and squirrels with the children. Look out for music concerts here in the summer months as well as the Christmas festivities of Winter Wonderland.