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Montcalm Afternoon Tea

What’s more English than Afternoon Tea? Is it even a holiday to England without taking time out of your day for a heap of steaming scones liberally spread with jam and mounds of cream? Without hot rich tea and maybe … Continue reading

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London’s most iconic bar

Following a long day of scouring the shops on Bond Street and taking in the wonderful sights of London, there is nothing better than sitting back and relaxing with a refreshing cocktail, and if there is anything that London does well, it is a cocktail bar.

Here are some of the greatest bars to visit while in London.

The Champagne Bar at the Montcalm

At the top of Park Lane lies The Montcalm London Marble Arch, a wonderful hotel whose contemporary design and decor is second to none. Aside from being one of the most exclusive hotels in the capital, The Montcalm is also home to the fabulous Champagne Bar.

The Champagne Bar can be found next to the hotel’s stunning main reception. Classy, sophisticated, elegant and seductive, a visit with a partner or friends is an absolute must.

Whatever your choice of tipple is, you will find it here as The Champagne Bar offers a delicious selection of Champagnes, wines and spirits. For anyone who loves a great whisky, sampling the large selection on offer will undoubtedly be an experience not to forget.

If it is a tasty cocktail that you are looking for, then you have come to the right place as the cocktail list is well known throughout the capital for its fantastic offerings, mixing a number of old favourites with some contemporary creations. What’s more, if you can’t find the cocktail of your choice, Adrian, The Champagne Bar’s resident mixologist, is more than happy to make whatever it is that your heart desires – a truly unique experience!

There is also a small range of scrumptious bar food and snacks available to accompany your chosen beverage.

Claridge’s Bar

For a bar with an Art Deco feel, head over to the Claridge’s bar. Situated in the upmarket Mayfair area, the 1920s-esque bar was designed by David Collins and is the place to be if you fancy sampling some vintage Champagne.

Claridge’s Bar offers a wonderful selection of liquors and wines too, as well as some expertly created cocktails. Sit back, relax and enjoy the evening.

69 Colebridge Row

If you happen to be in Islington, make sure to pop by 63 Colebridge Row for a drink. While it may look a bit dark from the outside, this only adds to the ambiance of the establishment, which is very cosy and offers a 1950s feel.

The bartenders wear white lab coats while creating their cocktails and the menu truly reflects the talent of the mixologists who use molecular equipment to master their craft.

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Top tips for saving money when staying in Lndon Hotels

There’s a certain air of luxury surrounding staying at one of Montcalm’s London city hotels, and with this comes the myth that to stay in such extravagance would be extremely costly. However, there are a couple of effective ways to … Continue reading

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Must see attractions in London at Christmas time

It goes without saying that Christmas is ‘the most wonderful time of the year’ for many reasons, but not least for the exciting and magical events that coincide with this whimsical time of year. With everywhere donned out in twinkling … Continue reading

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Week End Break In London City

It is an ethnically different town and comprises a blend of population of Muslims, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists, Christians and Sikhs along with many others who speak above three hundred languages here. It is moreover seen as an educational center of … Continue reading

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Watch the best movies in Netflix UK this holiday season

The top ten movies to watch this holiday season on Netflix are mentioned as follows: Nick Offermen (American Ham): This movie is features a number of humorous jokes about woodworking and the standup special by the Parks and Rec has … Continue reading

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Visit London in snowy winters

There are many different places in the world that offer a lot of fun in winters and one such place is the city of London. This city becomes more lively and bustling in winters unlike other cities in the world. … Continue reading

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Avail exclusive offers at The Montcalm London Hotel

If you are planning a getaway in London, there are many things that you need to keep into consideration. First and foremost, you will have to start by outlining your travel plan. Look right for the dates of your entire … Continue reading

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Things to check before booking a hotel room

When going on a break to London, there are so many things to get excited about – from the amazing sights you will see, the wide variety of cuisines you will sample in the capital’s many restaurants as well as the memories you will make. At the end of a long day shopping and catching as many historical and cultural sites as possible, you will undoubtedly appreciate just how much a great hotel room is needed.

Being able to lay down every night in a comfortable, freshly changed bed is the perfect way to refresh and it is always that little bit better when you know that you don’t have to change the sheets yourself the next morning. And let’s not get started on having a mini bar as well as tea and coffee to hand in your room….

Here we have some tips on things to check before booking a hotel room in London to make your trip all the more luxurious and fun.

What is the location?

When looking for a hotel room to stay in during your trip, the location is one of the most important things to look at. After all, on a city break to London you don’t really want to be miles out of the city centre and having to squeeze on to trains with commuters making their daily journey.

If you have planned an itinerary for your trip which includes a mix of shopping on Oxford Street, a walk along the Thames and the Houses of Parliament as well as a visit to see The Queen at Buckingham Palace (disclaimer: we can’t guarantee you will actually see the Monarch herself), then staying in the Marble Arch area is absolutely perfect.

Not only are you literally minutes away from Hyde Park and the Royal Albert Hall as well as the many museums of South Kensington are merely a leisurely walk away. If the weather calls for it, a 40 minute stroll will find you at the Thames and we strongly advise considering walking as you will get to see so many wonderful parts of London that you may miss should you travel underground or by bus.

Dates

If you are heading to London to experience a concert or theatre production at one of the city’s many venues, or perhaps an exhibition at a world class gallery, then it is really important to check that the dates match with the hotel you wish to stay in.

Should you decide that you would like to stay in a particular area or at a specific hotel yet the suite or room you wished for is unavailable at a set time, why not see if the event you are attending has other dates in which you can purchase tickets for. This way you can have the luxurious stay that you wished for and experience the event also.

Food

When booking a hotel, make sure that you are well aware about the food services on offer. From room service, to bars and restaurants, it is important to know what to expect, especially as after a tiring day taking in the wonderful sights of the capital, chance are that you will want to come back to a hot, delicious meal. Or, should you go out for a few evening drinks, a midnight snack may be on the agenda.

One particularly-British experience is Afternoon Tea, and if you happen to stay at the Montcalm London Marble Arch, it is highly recommended that you reserve a spot for yourself and whoever you are visiting with. From a beautiful tiered cake stand filled with finger sandwiches, scones and cakes, along with loose teas, it is an absolute must when staying in London.

Check-in and check-out

Before booking your hotel, make sure that you know what time check-in and check-out is. It is important to be aware of this as if you are planning on booking specific events or tours on your arrival or departure date, you will need to bear this in mind.

Added extras

Depending on the type of break you are after, a hotel with a spa can be very rewarding – after all, who doesn’t want to have a calming swim followed by a luxurious facial when given the option? If you are partaking in a fitness regime, then a hotel with a gym is a must also and make sure that the establishment can cater to all of these needs before booking.

For a hotel which matches all of these requirements, head to the Montcalm London Marble Arch.

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London – City of some of the most historic homes in Europe

If you are on a holiday it is wise to draw up a schedule or travel itinerary of the places you plan to visit. This will help you enjoy the sightseeing which will be based on your area of interests … Continue reading

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Be On the Lookout for A Combination Of Gym And Spa Deals In London

Physical and mental fitness has become one of the main concerns in our hectic and fast paced lives. And this is with good reason too, as because of the stresses and strains of modern living, more and more people are … Continue reading

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On holiday? Stay at any of the Luxury Hotels in London

If you are about to travel to London and need a place to stay, you can choose from a wide variety of options which include B&BS, budget hotels, rental apartments and luxury hotels. Your choice of accommodation will probably to … Continue reading

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