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SECRET HOTELS LONDON

london-catFor a break full of majesty and tradition in the heart of a vibrant, cosmopolitan city, explore all that London has to offer. One of the most popular tourist destinations on earth, London boasts regal attractions such as stately Buckingham Palace and the historic Houses of Parliament – iconic feats of architecture instantly recognisable the world over. Take a tour down the Thames and marvel at the grandeur of Big Ben or grab a map and take on the city on your own for a truly unforgettable discovery into London’s illustrious past. Steeped in rich history from its humble beginning as a Roman settlement, the city has witnessed the horror of the Black Death and Great Fire of London to the imminent age of Shakespeare and opulent Tudor rule; remaining a beacon of strength and magnificence.

Jump on the world famous London Underground to conquer the city with ease or hop on an iconic big red double-decker bus to sightsee in style. Treat your eyes and mind to the wonders of some of the finest museums in the world, from masterpieces in the National Art Gallery to fun and interactive child-friendly exhibitions at the Science Museum. Dine in the finest Michelin starred restaurants owned by esteemed celebrity chefs, shop ‘til you drop in upmarket department store Harrods or enjoy a matinee musical on the legendary West End – London is a dynamic, exciting and fast-paced metropolis guaranteed to enchant, inspire and awe.

Ensure that your break in London is as magical and memorable as possible by making sure you book with the help of Secret Hotels. The best-kept secret in luxury hotel accommodation, Secret Hotels guarantees unbelievable savings on the finest hotels in the city; from lavish boutiques in the heart of Kensington and Chelsea to unbeatable value in Westminster, close to the hub of the UK’s political world. Whether you want to be at the centre of the action in the Big Smoke or you wish for a quiet, relaxing stay with a stunning view over one of the city’s abundant green spaces, Secret Hotels will offer you savings of up to 70% on a hotel to suit your every need.

From young couples after a relaxing, romantic stay with luxurious spa facilities and fine dining in the capital to families with young children wanting family-friendly apartments with all the mod-cons to make their stay as comfortable as possible, Secret Hotels boast a huge variety of accommodation tailored to everyone. Traditional opulence in the heart of Hyde Park at an unbelievably low price or ultimate value on the Embankment with an impeccable view can be yours if you choose Secret Hotels, as long as you keep it a secret of course!

4 star – Secret Hotel in London – 4 star – London

This four star London hotel really is the perfect place for a great value getaway!

Rooms in this hotel provide everything you’d expect from a top hotel and more. Sink into the comfortable beds, and take advantage of the space available in every room. Guests will really appreciate the stylish yet homely design of each room, offering the perfect environment for relaxation in the busy city. Rollaway beds are available in order to really maximise space, and guests can even request a cot for small children. Every room is accessible for all guests.

The hotel’s own facilities and services won’t disappoint either, providing the perfect features for work or play. Guests can use the brilliant in-house heath club, filled to the brim with relaxation and leisure possibilities, or even use the business centre complete with its very own meeting rooms, ideal for presentations. This makes the hotel the perfect choice for those on business or those looking to relax – guests can even bring pets if they want to! Staff are pleasant and helpful, always ready and available to assist. It’s also worth checking out the wifi connection and dry cleaning service!

Of course, when visiting London, taking a ride on the famous London Eye, the iconic giant Ferris wheel on the south bank of the River Thames, is essential. Marvel at the amazing view of London; see the majestic Big Ben, or the ever important houses of parliament up from 440 feet high! The wheel attracts over 3.5 million visitors a year, and is one of the world’s tallest Ferris wheels. Offering more than just a ride, the eye provides unique experiences including the opportunity to rent a ‘Cupid’s Capsule’, to impress your loved one, complete with champagne and chocolates, or even a wine testing capsule, in which visitors can appreciate both the impressive views of the city and different exquisite wines. The London Eye also provides its own river cruises, giving visitors the opportunity to embark upon an exciting 40-minute sightseeing cruise along the River Thames.

With so many culinary options in this vast city, it can be difficult to decide on the ideal place to dine. We suggest visiting the brand new Golden Fleece restaurant and pub in London on Chapel Road. This excellent pub serves hearty fresh seasonal food using only the finest and freshest locally sourced ingredients, and offers private rooms perfect for intimate occasions.

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Luxury 5* by Oxford Street with free breakfast – 5 star – London

Experience luxury 5* by Oxford Street with free breakfast for an incredible discount. With an ideal location close to one of the UK’s most popular shopping districts, this stunning Top Secret Hotel provides guests with beautiful bedrooms and superb leisure facilities in the heart of the capital.

The property provides guests with a number of luxury services and facilities to make your stay here as relaxing and comfortable as possible. Leisure facilities include a state of the art gym, a tennis court, a massage parlour and a superb sauna. Valet parking is available for those arriving by car, and the property also has a currency exchange desk for your convenience. Guests who are visiting London on business are welcome to use the on-site Business Centre, which includes fax and photocopying machines as well as a secretarial service. The hotel features two superb restaurants serving a wide range of British and European dishes, and the property also has a bar for guests to relax and enjoy some of the delicious drinks on offer.

Rooms are fitted with a number of excellent modern comforts to allow you to relax in style, including a stunning flat screen LCD television and free high-speed Internet access for your entertainment. Each bedroom is equipped with a stunning en-suite bathroom, which includes complimentary toiletries, a hairdryer and bathrobes, allowing you to enjoy a relaxing hot bath after a busy day of exploring what London has to offer. For your convenience there is a private mini-bar in all bedrooms, and coffee and tea facilities are also provided.

Oxford Street is widely regarded as one of London’s busiest areas, with the area seeing over 200million shoppers visiting every year to enjoy the vibrant atmosphere and huge range of shops for you to find something special in. Some of the landmark stores that can be found here include Selfridges, John Lewis, Zara and Topshop, making the area particularly popular during the festive period, when the street is beautifully lit up as well. Due to its popularity the area has a number of top bars and restaurants to make nightlife in Oxford Street just as exciting as the day, with a range of venues catered to various tastes.

If you do fancy venturing further away from your hotel however, then Soho is just a 15minute journey away, and here is where you will really find the buzzing nightlife. Due to the area’s multicultural population it is easy to find restaurants serving cuisines from across the world, and the international flavour is carried through into some of the bars that Soho has to offer too.

We hope you enjoy your stay in London!

Modern and central close to Londons attractions – 4 star – London

With beautiful bedrooms and just a 5minute walk from Buckingham Palace and the London Eye, this stunning Top Secret Hotel is ideal for guests looking for quality accommodation in a superb location.

The property’s reception desk is open 24 hours a day, and provides guests with a number of services to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Laundry and dry cleaning facilities are available for guests to use, as well as currency exchange, car rental services, free daily newspapers and a tour desk should you wish to prearrange any sightseeing tours. For your leisure the property has a superb award-winning restaurant, a contemporary bar serving a range of cocktails, and a stunning Spa that includes beauty treatments, massages and a sauna. Guests visiting on business, at this modern and central hotel close to London’s attractions, are welcome to use the on-site Business Centre, which includes spacious conference and meeting rooms, an executive lounge, and excellent presentation equipment.

Bedrooms are fully air-conditioned and provide guests with a range of amenities to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Modern comforts include complimentary Internet access, a plasma television with interactive programs, and a superb mini-bar with a range of drinks and snacks. Each room is fitted with a stunning en-suite bathroom, which is fitted with a range of complimentary toiletries, a bathrobe and slippers for your convenience. Other facilities also include a spacious kitchen and living area, allowing you the convenience to cook from the comfort of your room is you fancy a night in!

Buckingham Palace is one of the UK’s most iconic attractions, as the home of the Royal family, and has been so since 1837. Housing 775 rooms, the Palace is still used for state events and Royal ceremonies, but is also available for the public to enjoy tours of this fascinating building. Visitors can also enjoy a 2 ½ hr Exclusive Guided Tour when the Palace is not usually open to the public, with a tour of the State Rooms that will provide you with life-long memories. Enjoy witnessing the amazing furniture, stunning artwork and beautiful sculptures, before rounding off your tour with a glass of champagne in the Grand Entrance!

Close to Buckingham Palace in Victoria you can enjoy delicious cocktails in Zander, a stylish cocktail bar that is particularly popular with young professionals in the area. As well as traditional classic cocktails, Zander serve cocktails with seasonal fruits to keep the menu exciting, including Kaffir Lime vodka and raspberry liqueur.

 

Outstanding rates in stylish Chelsea – 4 star – London

Located in one of London’s most fashionable areas close to some of the city’s best shops, this stunning Top Secret Hotel offers guests superb facilities that will make your stay in London one to remember.

The property’s reception desk is open 24-hours a day, providing guests with a number of excellent services and facilities for your convenience. Parking permits can be arranged for those arriving by car, and the property also has a currency exchange service for international travellers. Guests who are visiting on business are welcome to utilise the superb Business Centre at the property, which includes spacious conference and meeting rooms, high-speed Internet access and state of the art audio and visual equipment for presentations.

Bedrooms are beautifully designed in a contemporary style, offering guests excellent modern facilities to allow you to relax in style. As well as being fully air-conditioned, rooms are fitted with a stunning en-suite bathroom, complete with complimentary amenities and a hairdryer to save you bringing your own. For your entertainment rooms are equipped with a state of the art television, and high-speed Internet access is also available for guests to use. Other facilities include a coffee and tea station for your convenience, and a safety deposit box is also provided in all bedrooms for guests to store any valuables if you wish to do so. Don’t miss these outstanding rates in stylish Chelsea!

Chelsea is the proud home of the National Army Museum, providing visitors with free entry to learn about the stunning history of the British Army. Exhibitions showcase the history dating as far back as 1066, and also include displays on British colonial armies and the British Indian Army operated. Galleries include exhibitions on the Making of Britain, World Wars, National Service and Conflicts of Interest, and the museum also has a number of temporary exhibitions throughout the year – so check out what’s on before you go.

Chelsea is renowned for being the home of some of London’s rich and famous, and as a result the area has a number of extravagant cocktail bars that are very popular in the evenings and at weekends. JuJu has recently been awarded the Best Late Night Bar award, and has also had success for its Mixology classes in recent times. Visitors can enjoy choosing from an extensive list of cocktails, as well as beers and wines – and there is also a fantastic tapas menu to accompany your drinks.

Enjoy your stay in London!

Modern hotel near Waterloo & Westminster – 4 star – London

Experience a modern hotel near Waterloo & Westminster, areas which are home to some of London’s most visited attractions, including the houses of parliament and the London Eye, making the location of this four star Secret Hotel ideal for those visiting on vacation. The hotel is serviced by a 24 hour reception and offers car rental, tours, dry cleaning services and a currency exchange for international guests. Onsite facilities include a lobby bar, restaurant, indoor parking, health club and meeting rooms. This family friendly hotel also has a children’s play area, and family sized rooms are also available.

Treat the kids to watch one of the latest blockbusters at the IMAX, located on Waterloo roundabout. With 3D options, and plush comfy seats, this really is the ultimate cinema experience. If you’re visiting with a loved one, the nearby BFI could be a good cinema alternative. The British Film Institute indulges in various film genres throughout the year, so film buffs can see classic black and white movies and foreign titles on the big screen. The gift shop is also a must for film nerds, with a fantastic selection of coffee table books and memorabilia from cult classics.

First timers to London should aim to see the city from up high in one shape or form. The London Eye is the obvious place to experience the city from a new perspective, with private capsules and champagne flutes available for special occasions. Alternatively, the newly opened Shard has a viewing platform and fantastic restaurant and bar, where you can admire the city in style. The Oxo tower is also nearby, with a fancy restaurant and bar as well as spectacular views over London. Enjoy delicacies such as Devonshire crab with avocado puree and Venison burger with a fried quails egg.

In the evening, why not book tickets to see one of London’s West End shows? Kids will love Shrek, Matilda and The Lion King whilst Ghost and Dirty Dancing are both soppy favourites for lovebirds. If you’re after somewhere to drink and dance the night away, look no further than Soho. Head to Wahacas for some incredible Mexican inspired tequila based cocktails, or try O-bar for a chic vibe and nightly happy hour. Walkabout nightclub is a hit with the younger student crowd of the city whilst Disco is the place to go to spot a few famous faces. Although it’s a members only club, non members can put their name on the guest list to ensure entry on the night.

 

Stylish hotel – great for the Southbank – 4 star – London

Located near London Bridge on London’s southbank, the sights and attractions of London are just a stone’s throw away. This four star contemporary hotel is ideal for anyone visiting with children, as not only is there a play area but family sized rooms are also available. Couples will equally enjoy the health club and sauna, whilst groups of friends will no doubt want to explore the nightclub and friendly bar onsite. Business guests aren’t left out either, with fully equipped meeting rooms and good transport links to the city. This stylish hotel (great for the Southbank) offers a number of services to ensure your stay is as pleasant and hassle free as possible, including parking, dry cleaning, a tour desk, car rental and a currency exchange.

If you’re looking for somewhere to entertain the children, you’re in luck, because London’s southbank is home to the Sea Life London Aquarium. Housed inside the historic county hall building, you’ll come face to face with deadly piranhas, Gentoo penguins and illuminating jellyfish. The Aquarium is also an educational centre, where adults and children alike can learn more about protecting our waters and the sea life that inhabit them. Don’t miss the daily feeds and talks, including the popular Shark feed where you’ll see these incredible sea mammals battle for their dinner.

Over the river, you can’t miss the houses of parliament and Big Ben. These iconic landmarks are worth more than just a photo outside- why not take a tour and learn about the fascinating history of London’s politics. You’ll set foot in the magnificent Westminster Hall, nearly 1000 years old and home to some of the most important trials in history as well as the Members’ Lobby and Commons Chamber. To climb up the steps to the top of Big Ben is free, although you must book in advance, and makes for a unique and budget friendly activity. The southbank is also home to other cultural opportunities, including the British Film Institution and the Hayward Gallery.

London is home to some of the worlds best restaurants, bars and nightclubs. For a special occasion, the Oxo Tower on the southbank has splendid views over the city and critically acclaimed cuisine. For a cheaper option, Wahacas is a Mexican street food inspired restaurant, and the brainchild of a former Masterchef champion. If you can’t make it there for food, then the cocktails are in themselves worth a visit!

 

Superb apartments in West London – 4 star – London

These superb apartments in West London are ideal for corporate travellers, larger groups such as families and anyone looking for a base long term. Each apartment includes a living area, kitchen, private terrace and deluxe bathroom with a Jacuzzi style bath, sumptuous bathrobes and steam shower. Throughout your stay, a daily housekeeping service will ensure your apartment is kept to a high standard, and extra beds and cots are also available on request. The property is serviced by a 24 hour security and reception and offers parking, theatre reservations and an airport shuttle amongst other services. Business guests also have translation services, meeting rooms and secretarial services at their disposal.

Whatever the weather, visiting at least one of London’s Royal parks is a must. Regents Park is the perfect place to enjoy a picnic, but it’s also home to London Zoo- a must do especially if you’re visiting with children. London Zoo has a wide range of exotic and rare species, including Tigers, Komodo Dragons and Galapagos Tortoises. Take advantage of the daily talks and feeds, play areas and interactive displays that encourage everyone to care for and protect our planet. If it’s a special occasion, why don’t you become a zookeeper for the day and get even closer to your favourite animals!

Chelsea, located in West London, is synonymous with London’s rich and famous. It’s here you’ll find an abundance of designer shops and boutiques, luxury spas and beauty salons. For dinner, or Sunday lunch, the Builders Arms is located just off the Kings Road, whilst La Bouchee is a romantic French restaurant in South Kensington serving classic French dishes paired with delicious Old World wines. If you’re passing through in the week, the latter has a fantastic set lunch menu for under £15. The Saatchi Gallery is also located in Chelsea, and with free entry and a constant influx of new art it makes a worthwhile visit for any art lover.

Notting Hill is one of West London’s most famous areas, with the renowned Portobello road market running every Saturday and multi-coloured houses which continue to draw the crowds. Arrive with your bartering head on, and nab some deals on vintage clothes and antiquities. In the evening, Notting Hill Arts Club is a small but trendy nightclub that never fails to impress. Alternatively, E and O is a pan-Asian restaurant with exotic cocktails, fresh sashimi and mouth watering dum sum- perfect for groups of friends or couples.

Trendy hotel in a stunning location – 4 star – London

This really is the ultimate option for those visiting the city on leisure, with top attractions such as Shakespeare’s Globe, the Tate Modern and the London Eye just a few minutes walk away. Located on the southbank, this trendy hotel in a stunning location has outdoor parking, a lobby bar and restaurant, whilst business facilities include meeting rooms and audio/visual equipment. Guests can relax in the health club, enjoy private dining and even bring their pets! At the end of a busy day sightseeing, you can rest assured that your comfy guest room awaits.

Whether you’ve read the entire works of Shakespeare or just heard his name at school, Shakespeare’s Globe is one of the most unique venues in London and even the world, and deserves a peek in at the very least. The Globe welcomes the best stage actors in the business to perform famous Shakespearean works such as Hamlet and Macbeth, as well as productions from modern playwrights. Check the box office to see what’s on during your stay, but if you don’t find anything that interests you, there are daily tours available to learn about the history of theatre and the society of Shakespeare’s contemporary.

The Tate Modern houses some of the most important works of the 20th and 21st century, by the likes of Jackson Pollock and Andy Warhol. The turbine hall, where you’ll enter the building, is known for exhibiting temporary works that incite mixed reviews and conversation. Past exhibits have included Ai Weiwei’s Sunflower Seeds and Olafur Eilasson’s Weather Project. The gallery is very family friendly, from buggy parking to workshops to encourage kids to get creative. If you’re feeling peckish after all that culture, the Tate restaurant not only has views of St Paul’s Cathedral but an impressive wine list, lunch and dinner menu and afternoon tea options.

Borough market is one of London’s foodie gems. Arrive early to avoid the crowds and enjoy the mountains of fresh produce before it all gets bought. The fishmonger is especially impressive, so be sure to take a camera. Whatever time of day you arrive, you’re sure to start feeling peckish with so many tasty treats on offer. The market stalls offer everything from kangaroo burgers to steak and kidney pies and freshly squeezed juices and smoothies, and with a designated seating area, you can sit down and watch the world go by.

 

Vibrant hotel, great location near St Pancras – 4 star – London

For those arriving by rail or Eurostar, this four star vibrant hotel is in a great location near St Pancras, and the central location means you can enjoy top attractions and sights such as Camden Market, the British Museum and Regents Park. The hotel is managed by a 24 hour front desk and has a lobby bar and restaurant onsite. Car rental, dry cleaning and currency exchange are all offered, whilst corporate guests can take advantage of the meeting rooms, equipped with audio/visual equipment. At the end of a busy day, relax in the revitalizing health club and sauna.

Camden is one of London’s most exciting areas, with a great live music scene, pub culture and of course the famous Camden Locke Market. In the daytime, browse the stalls for comedy t-shirts, gothic shoes, vintage clothes and arts and crafts before descending on the food stalls offering world cuisine. For a taste of British cuisine, try the freshly made fish and chips, or indulge your sweet tooth with the colourful displays of nougat and sugar coated Spanish churros with a choice of dulce de leche or chocolate filling. In the evening, head to either Koko or Proud, both historic music venues, with a busy events calendar that continues to draw the crowds. The latter used to be a hospital for lame horses, so there are plenty of stables turned booths where you can catch up with friends, and a large outside area to boot.

London is one of the best destinations for shopping, so take advantage of the array of shops on offer and explore the likes of Covent Garden and Oxford Circus. The former is known for its street performers, which continue to amaze locals and tourists alike, whilst the latter is home to the flagship Topshop and Nike stores. If shopping isn’t on the agenda, then London has an abundance of free museums and galleries to enjoy. For history, the British Museum contains some of the world’s oldest and rare objects, including the famous Rosetta stone, Egyptian mummies and a North American totem pole. The National Gallery, in Trafalgar Square, contains an enormous collection of paintings from Western Europe, dating back to the 13th century. The gallery also hosts free live music concerts weekly so be sure to check out what’s on during your stay.

 

Limited time offer at top 5* with superb service

Located in the heart of the city and with stunning bedrooms and leisure facilities, this 5 star Top Secret Hotel is ideal for those looking for luxurious accommodation in London!

The property is beautifully furnished and provides guests with superb facilities and services to make your stay as relaxing as possible. The 24-hour reception desk provides guests with a number of services including limousine transport, valet laundry and dry cleaning facilities, currency exchange, and valet parking. Guests can also arrange city tours and theatre reservations via reception, and can arrange to use the stunning leisure facilities. These include beauty treatments and soothing massages, a state of the art Fitness Centre, and a stunning health club that includes a steam room amongst other top facilities. Guests who are visiting on business are welcome to use the excellent Business Centre, which includes IT services, spacious conference and meeting rooms, and presentation equipment such as translation services and projectors.

Bedrooms are very spacious and provide guests with high quality modern comforts. Rooms are fitted with a stunning en-suite bathroom, which includes a double shower and bathtub, make-up mirror, hairdryer, complimentary toiletries and cosy bathrobes and slippers. For your entertainment there is a stunning flat screen LCD television, with cable channels and a games console, as well as a CD and DVD player. High-speed Internet access is provided in all bedrooms free of charge, and there is also complimentary fruit and water, as well as a free mini-bar! For your convenience there is an excellent room service option, or if you really feel like living a life of luxury a butler service is also available. Don’t miss this limited time offer at top 5* with superb service!

London is full of iconic landmarks and attractions, with Tower Bridge being one of the most recognisable sights the city has to offer. Spanning across the River Thames, Tower Bridge provides stunning views of the city and when crossing it, as well as viewing the Bridge itself from afar. Ideal for walks along the River, there are a number of pubs, shops and restaurants located close to Tower Bridge, and the area is well served by tube stations and other modes of public transport.

Located close to Blackfriars Bridge stands The Thirsty Bear, a bar that is attempting to change the way we order food and drink for the better! The Thirsty Bear provides customers with iPads at their table to order food and drink, which features a build-your-own burger option as well as giving you control of the jukebox! With a diverse menu serving high-quality pub food and a great range of drinks, The Thirsty Bear provides a unique dining experience, so don’t miss out!