Booking Agent Description: What's the big secret? Shhh, we've managed to get you exclusive hotel deals from our leading chain and independent hotel partners. The other guests in the hotel would be jealous if they knew how cheap your room was, so the hotel wants to keep it a secret. Check out our Top Secret Explained video for more details. Don't worry, as soon as the booking has been made we will let you in on the secret - please remember to keep it under your hat. We will also send you an email so you have a record confirming all of your booking details including the name and address of the hotel you have reserved.A minimalist 4-star hotel in a quiet spot near leafy Hyde Park. Found between Paddington train station and vibrant Notting Hill, it’s a great base for exploring Queensway’s shops, the West End theatres and Kensington Gardens. The hotel includes free wifi, a lounge and healthy meal options in the restaurant.
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A superb alternative to a hotel, these luxurious and centrally located apartments offer guests more privacy and space to live and work at their leisure. Situated in the city centre, the apartments provide the perfect base for exploring the city and its many museums, galleries and shops, or for attending business meetings and conferences as both the entertainment and business districts are within easy distances. The apartment building has its own car rental desk to allow you to plan day trips outside of the city (there is ample onsite parking available), a library, concierge and PC in the lobby. The friendly staff at the reception are able to assist with booking city tours and making theatre reservations during your stay, and are also more than happy to help with further recommendations for the area.
Each of the apartments themselves is equipped with everything you should need for a stress-free and successful trip, including a fully-fitted kitchen with dishwasher, toaster and microwave, free internet access, hairdryer, safe and makeup mirror. To relieve you of extra work on your vacation, the apartments are serviced with daily housekeeping and there are also laundry and dry-cleaning services available. For nights spent in there are several board games available, as well as a DVD library and player and a play station available for children.
Whilst you’re visiting the Scottish capital why not travel out of this world at the Royal Observatory on Blackford Hill. The striking copper domes perched on top of the hill can be seen from all over the city and are home to an institution that explores the night sky and all its many mysteries. Take a guided tour to understand more about the planets, their moons, the constellations and even get the chance to feel a real life meteorite! One of the largest telescopes in the country can be found in the grand Victorian telescope dome – a must –see for budding astronauts and space enthusiasts.
Treat yourself to some retail therapy on your trip and visit arguably the prettiest street in the city, Victoria Street. The pastel-shaded shops lining the avenue create a magical setting to do some window shopping, though you won’t be able to resist buying something when there is so much great choice. The independent stores offer up a selection of bespoke and one-of-a-kind items that make perfect souvenirs for loved ones at home or simply gifts to yourself! Check out the foodies at Oink hog roast shop and IJ Mills specialist cheesemonger, or the retro-inspired streetwear boutique, Odd One Out. For witty merchandise suitable for fancy dress and practical jokes, head to Aha ha ha – shop to your heart’s content!