Tranquility in the heart of Bloomsbury – 4 star – London

Experience tranquility in the heart of Bloomsbury, perfect for those wishing to explore all that central London has to offer with each deluxe guest room tastefully decorated and equipped with cable flat screen television, coffee and tea making facilities and mini-bar. Business facilities include conference rooms, fax and audio/visual equipment. There is a 24 hour reception and porter should you need anything during your stay as well as gardens to relax in and free newspapers. Other services include shoe shine, room service and dry cleaning.

This stunning hotel is just a five minute walk from Oxford Street, making it an excellent choice for those looking to take advantage of the capitals fabulous shopping. You won’t find independent shops here but you certainly won’t be disappointed with the variety of brands, including American Apparel, River Island and Topshop. There’s also a choice of department stores if you’d prefer to do your shopping under one roof. House of Fraser, John Lewis and Selfridges are all great places to find the latest makeup, homeware and fashion.

For fine dining, Aqua Nueva, situated on Argyll street, has panoramic views of the city and is a great option if you’re trying to inject a bit of romance into your trip. The Spanish food here is expensive but delicious, and the sharing tapas dishes add to the intimacy of the evening. For more casual lunches and dinners, try Yalla Yalla in nearby Soho. This tasty, not to mention cheap, Lebanese snack bar serves all your favourites including falafel and tahini pittas and grilled marinaded meats. In the evening, cocktails and a largely Lebanese wine list are also available.

The British Museum is full of historical and cultural treasures from around the globe, so whether you want to discover more about the Ancient Egyptians or the Aztecs there’s plenty to see. It also holds some important British pieces, including pieces from the Sutton Hoo ship-burial. If you’re visiting with children, there’s free trails to follow around the museum with activities and children’s guides. Every weekend the museum also runs free digital workshops so be sure to phone ahead before to reserve a place.

Central London has some of the city’s best nightlife, with tonnes of cocktail bars, nightclubs and pubs to choose from. If drinking and dancing aren’t your things then why not head to one of the West End theatres and enjoy award winning performances from shows such as Oliver, Les Miserables and Ghost.