“Maybe it’s because I’m a Londoner, that I love London so” goes the famous song, and after just a few hours in the city, it’s easy to see why locals and visitors alike love the capital so much.
However, if you live in the city, it can be easy to forget why you’ve decided to call the capital home in the first place. That’s why we’ve taken a step back to show those of us living and working in the city how to see it through fresh eyes and fall in love with London all over again. We’re talking about taking a break from the daily grind with a short staycation at our 5-star hotels in London.
Don’t make the bed
Staying at home surrounds us with the need to do our usual household chores, so getting away from all of those essential daily tasks such as making the bed and clearing away the breakfast dishes can really help to start the day off on a better note.
At our 5-star hotels London, let our team take care of you for a change and free up your time so that you can rediscover the city without you having to worry about taking the bins out or tidying up after yourself.
Time for a retreat
There’s no getting away from the fact that London is a busy city which welcomes people from all over the world on a daily basis.
When you’re faced with the daily commute to work on a crowded Tube line or shuffling behind throngs of tourists just to try and make it into the office on time, you might start to feel that you want to get away from it all for a day or two to recharge those batteries.
That’s why a spa day with afternoon tea can take you away from all that human traffic and give you the time and space to refresh and revitalize your senses. You don’t need to travel out of the city to get a little serenity either you can recreate a Versace spa London experience without leaving the comfort of your hotel. The Spa at the Montcalm offers total relaxation and a wide choice of treatments. From luxurious massages and facials carried out by expertly trained therapists to a hot sauna session to release any toxins, working on your wellness for a day offers the perfect escape from city life and will leave you feeling relaxed, revived and ready to see the city with fresh eyes.
Before you head off to revisit and fall back in love with the city, don’t forget to join us for our wonderful afternoon tea experience with delicate sandwiches, dainty cakes and lashings of steaming tea or coffee that will set you up for the rest of the day.
Rediscover your favourite attractions
Now that you’re free from all of your daily responsibilities and have relaxed with a spa treatment, it’s time to pay another visit to those attractions that you’ve not had the chance to enjoy for a while.
Our London hotel offers can help free up a little extra cash for you to spend at the theatre or just hitting the shops in Oxford Street, but there are plenty of activities that cost very little or are totally free of charge.
If you are something of an early bird, beat the crowds by taking an early morning stroll in Hyde Park and see what wildlife you can spot before the tourists and weekend visitors arrive in the capital.
Hyde Park is particularly beautiful first thing in the morning, so head out before breakfast and take a walk to enjoy the area before heading back to the hotel for a filling full English or healthy option to give you a great start to the day.
After you’ve filled up at breakfast, why not head to Covent Garden to watch the wide variety of street performers that you normally wouldn’t have the chance to enjoy before having a browse around the artisan craft stalls at the nearby markets?
Later in the day is also a great time to pay another visit to the British Museum, so if you are enjoying our spa day with afternoon tea deal, you still have plenty of time to have a look around the exhibitions afterwards.
Try something new
There’s always something happening in London with new attractions arriving in the capital on a regular basis, so if you are enjoying a staycation at our 5 star hotels London, then why not get out and about to see what’s changed in the city since the last time you had a couple of days to yourself?
The glittering West End is always worth a visit with new shows arriving on a regular basis, so check out some of the latest additions online or just speak to your hotel concierge who will be happy to recommend some performances that you might enjoy.
For a different view of the London skyline, make your way to the iconic ‘Walkie Talkie’ building and spend a few hours drinking in views of the Shard at the Sky Garden. With a bar and impressive terrace area which offers some exceptional vistas of the city at night, kick back with a drink from the bar and enjoy the sunset after you’ve appreciated the gardening skills of the people that have creative a lavish utopia in the heart of the city.
If you a bit of a thrill-seeker, another hidden gem that you might not have had the time to visit is the Orbit Tower at Queen Elizabeth Park. A centrepiece of the London Olympic Games back in 2012, you’ll see that it has since been transformed into a giant slide!
You can book a ride on the world’s largest slide online to beat any crowds, so it’s well worth a visit if you want to try something completely new.