With 24 reception, a night porter and conscientious concierge team, you can be sure that this superior hotel next to Hyde Park will ensure you are well looked after. Services include laundry, city tours and currency exchange, and should you need any tips on where to go, the local staff will be sure to point you in the right direction. Guest Rooms are well equipped with free high speed internet, private bathroom with complimentary toiletries and cable LCD television. Located next to stunning Hyde Park, your stay is sure to be unforgettable for all the right reasons.
Nearby Notting Hill is one of London’s most beautiful areas. It’s famous for it’s Portobello Road Market and it’s annual Carnival but there’s much more to this part of London. Covering over 120 years, the Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising is a treasure trove of iconic toy designs, drinks adverts and perfectly preserved food tins. It’s a fascinating look into how British consumerism has changed over the years, and especially relevant for anyone working with brand marketing today. For an evening out, check for upcoming shows at the Gate Theatre. This intimate venue, seating only 70 people, mainly performs foreign dramas as well as dance performances.
For special occasions, book a table at The Frontline Restaurant, with an award-winning menu using only seasonal produce. Dishes include steak tartare on melba toast and wild sea trout. Continue the night at Cads Wine Bar or The Gyngleboy which has outdoor seating perfect for warm Summer evenings. Bayswater has a good mix of shops, away from the bustle of many of London’s premier destinations. Appleby sells a selection of handpicked vintage clothing, whilst Pistol Panties is the go to place to stock up on Summer essentials, including boutique bikinis and kaftans. There’s also a sprinkling of high street favourites including H&M and Muji.
For a relaxing day out with friends, or a special occasion, The Porchester Spa houses three Turkish hot rooms, sauna, swimming pool, a cold plunge pool and two Russian steam rooms. With an Art Deco interior, this place oozes with character that many of the London hotel spas simply don’t have. There’s also a good range of beauty treatments available to really pamper yourself. Finish off the day with afternoon tea at Le Cafe Anglais with spectacular views across London and a good selection of homemade cakes and pastries to have alongside a pot of English tea.