scenic accomodation in London
|| Just because you’re
in the heart of a vibrant city 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,
WC1. 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 option.
If you’re looking for a glimpse of Dickensian England
book into The Kensington Gardens Hotel [map],
Kensington Gardens Square, W2, where you’ll find
a luxurious hotel overlooking a pretty little Victorian
Square. Its close proximity to Hyde Park and Notting Hill
makes this hotel a popular place with tourists from overseas.
Historians also head to The Rookery [map],
Peter’s Lane, Cowcross Street, EC1. 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
SE1. 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 [map] 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, W23, 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 after.
Beyond North West London is the district of Harrow, close
enough to London for day trips and evening excursions
but far enough away to make you feel like you’re
in the English countryside.
The Tudor Lodge Hotel [map] is a converted 16th century
farmhouse surrounded by two acres of gardens that ooze
charm. Many of the original features have been restored
so the hotel doesn’t loose any of its old world
character. Easily accessible from the M1 and M25, staying
here will allow you to enjoy the serenity of the area
while being less thanhalf an hour from central London.
Close to North London and set in 35 acres of grounds the West Park Lodge is a picture perfect
place to stay. The elegance of this accommodation exudes
across the grounds from the beautifully kept garden, to
the double rosette restaurant, to the refined, individually
decorated rooms. Guests can also treat themselves to spa
treatments including Japanese Silk Booster facials and
an aroma spa ocean wrap. With all this located just 12
miles away from Piccadilly Circus you’ll find this
four-star country hotel a practical and palatial retreat.
However, if its city scenic that you’re looking
for then you may want to make your reservations at the Spring Park Hotel. With its 50 rooms
and on site bar, the hotel caters for all comers from
holidaymakers to business travellers. However it’s
the hotel’s location overlooking the tranquillity
of London’s Finsbury Park that will be of particular
interest to scenery seekers.
When considering somewhere scenic to stay in East London
you may need to venture a little outside to find the more
picturesque places to stay. For example The Menizies
Prince Regent [map] in Ilford is a four-star hotel set in the private gardens
of a listed Georgian house. This hotel works as an excellent
retreat for anyone looking for comfort and a touch of
luxury – a great place to enjoy the peace outside
the bustle of the city. However for those who don’t
want to get too far away from it all, the hotel’s
Essex location is not too far from shops and entertainment.
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