Just because you’re
in the heart of a vibrant area doesn’t mean that
you can’t find peace and quiet. There are plenty
of alternatives to the sprawling and bustling city hotels.
For a touch of luxury visit The Montague On The Gardens
[map], a delightful four-star hotel at Montague Street.
Close to some fantastic gardens and with its own conservatory
and al fresco dining in good weather, The Montague is
a great place for romance or if you’re in the mood
to treat yourself. Bedrooms are elegant and offer visitors
personal touches that make this a very special accommodation
If you’re looking for a glimpse of Dickensian England
book into The Kensington Gardens Hotel [map],
Kensington Gardens Square, where you’ll find a luxurious
hotel overlooking a pretty little Victorian Square. Its
close proximity to Hyde Park [map] and Notting Hill [map] makes this hotel a popular place with tourists from overseas.
Historians also head to The Rookery [map],
Peter’s Lane, Cowcross Street. Located in converted
18th century houses The Rookery offers visitors modern
luxuries in a traditional Dickensian setting and is close
to Smithfield market. A visit here is a step back in time
that travellers lap up and modern comforts such as Egyptian
linen make it a great place to rest and relax.
For a view that’s sure to increase the heartbeat
of any anglophile book into The London Bridge Hotel
This is the place for stunning views across the river
Thames and London Bridge itself. You’ll also be
in close proximity to all of the best tourist sights.
The hotel itself is four-star and has a Malaysian Restaurant
serving a range of Malaysian, Indian and Chinese authentic
The charming London Elizabeth Hotel is such a peaceful
place that it’s easy to forget it’s in such
a central location. Overlooking Hyde Park the pretty London
Elizabeth [map], offers superior accommodation in a privately-owned
setting. This, of course, means that all needs are catered
for and friendly staff are on hand to ensure you enjoy
your stay. The Rose Garden Restaurant is where the head
chef prepares a range of European cuisine infused with
herbs from the very garden that the restaurant is named
If we can’t persuade you to choose the alternative
to city living, there are plenty of views right in the
heart of the action.
Those who are looking to be close to theatre land should
check into The Covent Garden Hotel [map],
Monmouth Street. With refined accommodation and wood-panelled
interiors this five-star hotel is the place for rest and
relaxation with a large dollop of luxury thrown in for
good measure. Its restaurant The Brasserie Max is a well-regarded place to experience international and
French cuisine and is a popular haunt for theatre-goers
before they head out to the West End.
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