Spring is just around the corner in London, we can almost taste it! Until then, there’s a multitude of things to do, both indoors and out (weather permitting).
Start off your day on the Southbank, perhaps brave the wind and venture across the beautiful Chelsea bridge, which looks like something out of a fairytale. Saunter down the south side of the Thames and marvel at the sight. On this route, you will pass the London Eye, Aquarium, Tate Modern and Borough Market – all worth passing by or through on your way.
As you wander, you’ll notice the famous Sea Containers building up ahead. This has recently been renovated into a hotel, restaurant, gym, spa and Curzon cinema, all in one. The decor is entirely designed to mimic the inside of a boat, with copper iron finishes and dim lighting. As the evenings start to get longer, head to the roof terrace on the top floor to watch the sunset, before catching a late night screening in the basement cinema. Book a table here: https://www.seacontainerslondon.com/
As you’re in the area, cross back over to the Northbank via the millenium bridge to St. Pauls and while you’re at it, head up to the whispering gallery in the main dome. Rumour has it, if you stand on one side and whisper, your friend on the other side will be able to hear you! Give it a go…
For lunch, head over to the wonderful Happenstance, on Paternoster Square for a stunning view of St. Pauls, paired with an impeccable menu. On a sunny day, the outside terrace makes for a perfect place to people-watch and catch your breath before you head off to your next destination…
If you fancy staying close to home for a change, head to the wonderful Baglioni Hotel, known for its Italian decor and incredible selection of teas. This five-star hotel is the perfect place to relax, snack or enjoy a glass of bubbly and is literally just a 3 minute walk from your apartment.
Now that we’re in the area, it’s the perfect opportunity to take a long walk in Hyde Park. Centered in the middle of London, Hyde Park is a stunning place to walk, no matter what the weather brings. For a little stop over, head to the Serpentine Cafe to watch (and feed) the swans on the lake.
3rd March– 2020
Buckingham & Lloyds