Spiced hot drinks, warm comfort food, cosy knitted jumpers… There are many reasons to love winter and let’s not forget that it’s always a great time of year to find a bargain. The sales are almost upon us, and there is no better destination than London to indulge in a spot of shopping. Whether you hit the department stores like Harrod’s for a variety of things to purchase or visit the more luxury boutique stores that populate King’s Road you definitely don’t want to think about anything else other than finding that perfect buy.
Most love the rush that sales shopping can bring but let’s face it, it can be a busy day, especially shopping in London. You can alleviate unnecessary stress now by planning to make it a much more enjoyable experience. Book a stay at The Bentley Hotel Kensington to put yourself right in the middle of the action ready to shop early and beat the competition. Get rid of the usual parking problems and have a base close to the hottest shopping destinations. Feel free to drop off your bags, and relax with afternoon tea in the lounge and recharge your batteries, ready for round two. You won’t regret transforming your trip into a luxury experience, after all, following a long day it’s essential to have somewhere you can put your feet up and peruse all your purchases!
Whilst in London don’t miss out on the special events planned just for winter, like the city-wide pop-up ice rinks – where you can experience popular destinations transformed for a limited time. There’s no better way to enjoy this time of year than confidently gliding along through the crisp air. It’s a great activity for all the family or for a special date with a loved one or friend. The capital hosts a variety of venues and atmospheres to choose from, with some offering late night skates, skyscraper views, igloo bars and various music choices. You can even still visit if skating isn’t for you… warm your hands on a hot chocolate from the bar and watch the skating action from a cosy viewing deck.
If you’re looking for a rink close to The Bentley visit the Natural History Ice Rink – sadly it’s the last chance to skate in front of this iconic museum after 16 magical years. So don’t miss out.
Some of the other rink locations are:
Hampton Court Palace Rink
Skate at Somerset House
Queens House Ice Rink
Ice rink Canary Wharf
Skylight London Ice Rink
Another local rink is in Hyde Parks Winter Wonderland – still open for bookings until the 3rd January, a winter extravaganza for all the family.
However you plan to spend your time enjoying London, whether it be shopping till you drop, taking in the lights whilst gliding along on skates, or other wintery plans, be sure to book the best hotel to stay in London in 5 star luxury at The Bentley Hotel Kensington. We’ll make sure you feel like royalty in our opulently decorated rooms and suites – because holidays should have that little bit extra to make you feel special.