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Your guide to luxury London

As one of Europe's most cosmopolitan cities, London is a hot destination for jet-setters who want to experience the finer things in life. Whether you want to treat yourself to a pamper session or enjoy a world-class meal accompanied by stunning views, this thriving city has it all.

Bond Street, Harrods, Liberty all mean London has plenty of shopping opportunities, while its beautiful royal parks mean there is more than enough space to stretch your legs in style. The city also offers a variety of cuisines to help you refuel after a busy day exploring. From dishes that remind you of home to food that takes you all over the world.

Our Concierge can help you plan out your stay or recommend the best spots for you. Just ask when you make your booking or when you arrive.

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Our hotel is just a short walk away from the shopping haven of Knightsbridge, so you'll have plenty of chances to get some retail therapy.

Harrod's is perhaps the most iconic of all of London's luxury stores, and as soon as you step through its recognisable emerald doorways, you'll see why. From homegrown talent like Alexander McQueen to the very best from around the world such as Louis Vuitton, you'll have your pick of great designers.

Also in Knightsbridge, you'll find the flagships store of Harvey Nichols and you'll be spoilt for choice. Whether you are looking for your next designer piece or exquisite food and drink. There is also an exclusive Beauty department on the Ground Floor, offering you special events each day and guidance from an independent Beauty Concierge.

Kensington also has a variety of gorgeous boutiques along its winding streets, allowing you to round off your day in style.

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Discover the sights for yourself

London is full of famous, iconic and beautiful landmarks and visiting the city offers you the opportunity to experience them for yourself.

The London Eye allows you to book private capsules for between two and 25 guests, making it easy to host your own bespoke party with some of the best views of the city. Dining at 135 means you and seven guests can dine in style, while you can also arrange for priority access so you're not stuck waiting in line. This exclusive dining experience means the iconic London Eye is opened after hours just for you.

A Champagne reception will start your evening off. This will be followed by a luxury three-course gourmet meal by Rhubarb Food Design.

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If you want to get the complete tourist experience, you can't miss the rich history of the Tower of London or the potential photo opportunities at Madam Tussauds. Both can be easily accessed from our hotel using the Underground or a private black cab. Our concierge can help you plan your trip and arrange priority entry.

These tourist hotspots are extremely popular so fast-track options are definitely worth considering. However, once you've seen them, you can head to one of the many beautiful parks in London and take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Kensington Gardens is just a short walk from our hotel, making it the perfect place to wind down before coming home in the evening. With many of our rooms offering spectacular views of the gardens, you don't even have to step outside to experience the beauty of London's fantastic green spaces.  

Indulge and pamper yourself

Of course, one of the best things about going away is getting the chance to relax and unwind. London is the perfect city to make some time for yourself. Whether you want a pamper session with your friends, family, or some time alone, there are a variety of high-end spas that will fit the bill.

Richard Ward in Chelsea's Duke of York Square has some big names among his clientele list, including Kate Middleton and Liz Hurley, and is a go-to for those who want the ultimate luxury hair experience.

Taylor Taylor London is another of London's elite hotspots and can name Sir Ian McKellen and Rachel Weisz as its most famous clients. Whether you want a quick blow dry or a luxurious pampering experience, this is not one to miss.

If you are looking for a luxury experience to take all day, Urban Retreat in Harrods allows you to have any kind of treatment with one of London's most extensive menus. For the ultimate city escape, why not try the in-house Moroccan Spa for a traditional hammam?

A luxury night on the town

London is renowned for its world-class theatre, which is perfect if you're looking for a night out to remember. Our Concierge can help you find the best deals for shows, as well as help you secure boxes so you and your family can enjoy the performance together.

Of course, once the final curtain has fallen, you may not want to end the night there. Luckily for you, London is a city that never sleeps and there are plenty of options to allow you to party into the small hours of the morning.

Aqua Shard gives you some of the most spectacular views of the city, while the award-winning Artesian Bar can honestly boast to being the world's best. No matter what you're after, you'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to exclusive spaces to spend the evening in. If you want a bite to eat too, head to Knightsbridge or Mayfair for the very best cuisine.

 

Where to stay?

At Royal Garden Hotel, we pride ourselves on offering some of the best views in London. As well as, having an enviable location and world-class service.

Many of our rooms give our guests amazing views of Kensington Gardens, allowing you to make the most of your surroundings without even having to leave our hotel. Our proximity to Kensington Palace also makes a stay with us perfect for exploring the local area, as you can be in the heart of our beautiful borough within minutes of your arrival.

This leads on to Hyde Park is just around the corner from our hotel. This means there is plenty of green space for you to explore during your stay. Our Garden Rooms with views of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens are most popular rooms and it's not hard to see why.

Our location means you are a short walk away from the designer haven of Knightsbridge and you can get a taste of home on Edgware Road, while you can be in the centre of London in no time at all.

 

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