This stylish hotel with breathtaking views has recently been restored to ensure a contemporary and stylish feel with all the first class facilities the modern traveller has come to expect, such as a health centre, massage and meeting rooms for those working away on business. Guests are well looked after by the conscientious staff, who offer dry cleaning, concierge and car rental services. The hotel restaurant and bar benefit from a relaxed atmosphere with incredible views across the capital. At the end of a busy day, relax in the sumptuous guest rooms with internet access and all your home comforts.
Nearby Greenwich offers a wealth of activities for families exploring the city. For nature lovers, head to Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park, spread over 4 acres of wetland and home to a range of birds as well as frogs and insects. There are also a variety of tours and activities available, including an evening bat walk. For shopaholics, Greenwich Market prides itself as being one of the capitals best markets for handicrafts and collectables. Favourite stalls include Bea’s Beastlies which sells handmade dolls and Mogzilla, an independent publishers producing unique children’s books. If you’re feeling peckish walking around, try one of the delicious snacks on offer, such as chocolate and banana crepes from Mini Dutch Dippers.
The Royal Observatory, founded in 1675 by Charles II, is perhaps best known for housing the only public planetarium in the UK. It also houses a further six astronomy galleries as well as a science and astronomy centre. Greenwich Park, where the Observatory is situated, makes a great destination for a warm Summers day. Pack a picnic and watch a local game of cricket or rugby, or why not play tennis in the nearby courts.
For romance, treat your loved one to a meal at Inside. The food here is simple and delicious, with a few more innovative dishes sprinkled in. Enjoy fresh fish, tender meats and interesting vegetarian options alongside a dose of smiley service. For evening drinks, the Cutty Sark Tavern has been a Georgian pub since 1695. Nowadays this local haunt offers great views across the Docklands to the O2 Arena, chatty bar staff and honest pub grub. Grab a pint and try and bag a seat in the Smoke Room, with comfy leather chairs. For alternative evening entertainment, Up the Creek comedy club makes for an enjoyable evening with a high standard of live acts.