London! One of the oldest and greatest cities in the world – roughly the size of New York, but with Harry Potter and royal palaces. Dating back to Roman times, the once epicenter of international trade is now the most multicultural city in Europe and a top contender for most famous city in the world. When people think of visiting London, they think Buckingham Palace, the iconic London Eye, and Big Ben – and while all those attractions are phenomenal, London is additionally home to the world’s top galleries and museums, more greenery than one would expect, and pubs that will transport you back in time. Here are a few insider secrets to exploring this royal city like a local.
Step back in time into a Grade-II listed Victorian building instantly recognizable by London locals. Discover old-world charm, antique furnishings, exquisite art, and fine cuisine. Proud neighbors of the British Royal Family, the hotel is located directly opposite Kensington Palace and Gardens, and just a stroll away from Notting Hill and Knightsbridge. The hotel’s 44 deluxe rooms and 12 luxury suites evoke the feeling of an English country manor in the center of London. No two rooms are alike, with themes ranging from Venetian classicism to the harlequins of 15th century pantomime. Decadent touches include a pillow menu, 24-hour butler service, and the use of a chauffeur-driven Bentley to take in the sights. Fine British dining and international dishes can be enjoyed in Cheneston’s Restaurant or in the intimate setting of the Oratory, the original chapel. Indulge in a delicious Afternoon Tea with freshly baked scones or head to Stable’s Bar to try the famous ‘Milestone Old Fashioned’. The full London Experience!