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South Kensington Events to Fill Your Calendar 

As the days grow longer and warmer, the city of London gears up for plenty of Spring/Summer events and exhibitions across the next few months. The Bentley Hotel is conveniently placed right amongst some of the best events London has to offer. Situated in the sought-after area of South Kensington, The Bentley shines out as a beacon of luxury and relaxation, guaranteeing to provide an unforgettable stay in a handy location so you can enjoy your stay to the full. In this blog, we will look at some of the top events in and around the area of South Kensington. 

  1. The Great Exhibition Road Festival South Kensington – Join this celebration of art, science, and culture right on the doorstep of The Bentley Hotel. From live demonstrations to hands-on activities and interactive displays, there’s something for everyone to enjoy at this vibrant festival of ideas. Taking place from the 15-16 June. 
  1. Natural History Museum, Birds Bizarre and Brilliant – South Kensington is the home to many of London’s famous museums like the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum and The V&A Museum, which all make an excellent day out, jam-packed with things to see and do. One exhibition that is ruffling a few feathers is the Birds Bizarre and Brilliant at the Natural History Museum. This exhibit opens on May 24th and runs until 5th January, helping visitors discover the secrets to birds’ success and learn of their surprising story of survival. 
  1. Science Museum, Power Up – Not moving far from the Natural History Museum we get to the Science Museum and this summer they have an exciting exhibition which explores the history of gaming. Embark on a journey of nostalgia as you enjoy retro classics, all the way up to modern day virtual reality gaming. It’s the perfect family event for the summer that your kids won’t want to leave.
  2. BST Hyde Park – In amongst the beautiful surroundings of Hyde Park, the iconic British Summertime festival takes to the stage. With acts such as Shania Twain, Kings of Leon and Robbie Williams you’re promised unforgettable performances. Taking place from 29 June – 14 July, get your tickets now to be a part of the action. 
  3. Taste of London Festival – Held in Regent’s Park 13- 15 June, this gastronomic extravaganza brings together the city’s top chefs, restaurants, and food enthusiasts into a delicious event unlike no other. Sample different culinary delights from the various stands, tasting sessions, demonstrations and immersive experiences and enjoy the celebration of London’s culinary scene. 

These are just a few of the events that we are excited for over the next couple of months without even mentioning The Chelsea Flower Show (21-25 May) and of course the event of the summer – Wimbledon (starting 1 July)! There are screenings of UEFA 2024 matches throughout the city too, as well as the upcoming Bank Holiday to take advantage of! Keep your eyes peeled for more summer events highlighted in our blog and make sure to book your stay to complete your London visit. If you are planning to extend your stay, make sure to check out our ‘Stay Longer Save More’ London hotel offer and save 20% on our best public rate. Our Summer Spa Packages will also be live from 24th May. We can’t wait for Summer – can you? 

Are You Ready for Wimbledon 2024?

The iconic Wimbledon Championships are nearly here! During the weeks of July 1 to July 14 2024, the oldest tennis tournament in the world will unfold on the pristine lawns and grounds of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. Thousands of portions of Strawberries and Cream will be sold and glasses of Pimm’s poured amidst the excitement as players compete for the chance to be crowned a champion. 

Did you enter the Wimbledon ticket ballot? If you weren’t fortunate to win tickets this year, there is no need to fear as Wimbledon remains one of the very few major sporting events where you can buy premium tickets and grounds passes on the day of play! In this article we will review how to get tickets for Wimbledon 2024 and how to plan your trip.

Firstly, if you were one of the chosen ones who snagged tickets in the ballot, then your journey to Wimbledon begins with planning your London stay. South Kensington is a popular choice for accommodation, situated on the District Line only a handful of stops away from Southfields and Wimbledon. It offers a convenient location in a sought-after area of London, close to the museums and the Royal Parks. If you are looking for a Luxury Wimbledon hotel in this area loved by spectators and players alike, then you should definitely consider a stay at The Bentley Hotel South Kensington. This luxurious retreat offers a regal ambiance and impeccable service, setting the stage for an unforgettable Wimbledon experience. Take a look at our luxury rooms and suites here.

How to Get Tickets to Wimbledon 2024

If you aren’t a Wimbledon ticket holder currently, then here’s how to get tickets. Wimbledon’s famous ‘Queue’ offers a unique experience and a great day out. After all queuing is what us Brits do best… Right? It doesn’t even have to be a chore if you do it well. Make sure to book your Wimbledon hotel the day before you plan to go so you can get to the grounds hassle-free and in plenty of time. The earlier you start the quicker you can expect to get in the grounds, so, if you want to be there in time for the start of the matches then make sure to be there as early as possible. The grounds don’t open till around 10am so we recommend bringing things to keep you entertained like a picnic, a book or a pack of cards, plus a blanket to sit on so you can rest your legs! Finally, just remember to soak in all the atmosphere and camaraderie of Wimbledon because it is truly unique. 

Once you make it to the gates and receive your grounds pass then you will be able to access all courts including No.3 Court, Court 12 and Court 18, as well as The Hill, where you will be able to see all the action from Centre and No.1 Courts. These tickets are excellent value and great for if you are searching for cheap tickets to Wimbledon.

If you are looking for Centre Court tickets, No.1 Court or No.2 court tickets then there are 500 tickets available each day. This requires a more intensive queuing experience and arriving several days in advance, but it can be done! An easier and cheaper way to access these tickets can be through the ticket re-sell kiosks once you’re inside the grounds, these tickets can then be purchased at a reduced fee as they become available throughout the day.

Within the vast Wimbledon grounds, there is something for everyone, from unique experiences and activities, bars with a view and stunning displays, without even mentioning the tennis! We can’t guarantee you’ll get round it all in a day but we can guarantee an excellent day out. Plus, with the Bentley hotel as your base your Wimbledon Experience will be a delight from beginning to end. So what are you waiting for? Book your Wimbledon 2024 trip today!

Wimbledon Court 12

Photo by Poppy

Spring Self Care at The Bentley Hotel

Spring is arriving early in London, are you ready? There’s no stopping the approach of warmer weather as Spring rolls in more rapidly than we were expecting! Daffodils and crocuses are in full bloom and (nearly a full month early!) the blossom is filling the trees. The RHS predicts that this will be a special year for seeing blossom and that 2024 will see longer-lasting and high levels of blossom. The different varieties of cherry trees around the Royal Parks are some of the most popular sights in London. In Autumn 2019, 25 new cherry trees were planted across the Royal Parks, creating a spectacle during the blossom season that people travel miles to view each Spring for Hanami – a flower viewing tradition! Why not come and see it for yourself? The Bentley Hotel South Kensington is the perfect base near the Royal Parks so you can get the best view of Spring that London has to offer. 

While we’re all familiar the restoration and rejuvenation that Spring brings to the world around us, we think it’s equally important to consider our own renewal. So, just as the earth undergoes a refreshing transformation, why not prioritise some Spring self-care to revitalise? Take the opportunity to invest some time in nurturing your own well-being amidst the blossoming beauty of the season with our new Spring Spa packages at Le Kalon Spa. Picture yourself enveloped in a sanctuary of tranquillity, where the stresses of daily life melt away amidst soothing aromas and gentle melodies… Bliss! 

Refresh at Le Kalon Spa

We have 3 new spring spa packages designed to be the perfect start to the season: Fresh SpringSpring in your Step and Spring Has Come…  

Don’t have the time to commit to a spa day? Our express package – Fresh Spring may be the package for you. Whether you are staying at The Bentley for business and need a speedy pick me up after a stressful meeting or have big plans in the city and just have a small window for a bit of self-care, then this package was made for you. 55 minutes of heavenly relaxation which involves a cleansing Hammam session followed by a Deep Tissue Back Massage to wave goodbye to any built-up tension. Leave refreshed for Spring and ready to take on the world with a new discovered vitality.

Foot Massage
Back massage

For a slightly longer indulgence, our 2 packages Spring in your Step and Spring Has Come… may be the better choice. After an exfoliating Hammam session, focus on the renewal of the season as you put a spring in your step… literally! With a stress relieving Foot Massage and Mask to nourish both your soul and your soles! Follow this with a Argan Oil nourishing Mini Radiance Facial, to truly complete a body refresh from your head to your toes.  

Spring Has Come… Is our longest spa experience focussing on deeply cleansing from the inside out. Let the heat from the Hammam Ritual relax your muscles to prepare you for a Deep Tissue Massage to relieve all stresses before truly relaxing into an Indian Head Massage. Our most indulgent and refreshing option for the ultimate relax. 

We have a variety of other spa packages available whether you are looking for spa days for couples, celebrating a special occasion with friends, want to enjoy some alone time or need to buy that perfect gift. We think we are the best spa hotel in London! So don’t wait for the flowers to bloom – begin your journey to springtime renewal today. Book one of our exclusive spa packages and discover why The Bentley Hotel London is the ultimate destination for those seeking the perfect blend of luxury and rejuvenation. 

Spring 2024 in London, South Kensington

Feeling the winter blues lately? Fear not, as the arrival of spring is just around the corner, promising brighter days ahead. The longer days are perfect for exploring London and Spring offers a unique opportunity to see the city as new life emerges and the city comes alive with all the vibrant colours of nature. March-May contains several holiday periods and bank holidays which can make the perfect opportunity to book a mini-break to London. Events such as The London Marathon and the other Spring months offer an ideal time to visit London with fewer crowds compared to the summer months and warmer days than winter.  

The Bentley Hotel is nestled in the heart of South Kensington and offers a prime location for seeing London in all its Spring glory. Hyde Park is only a short walk from the hotel and offers a chance to embrace the outdoors. Take a leisurely stroll through the parks, following the picturesque paths and spotting all the newly sprouting daffodils and tulips in early spring or the colourful floral displays as we head further through April into May. If you can’t get enough of London’s green spaces, then Hyde Park is not the only option, each of the Royal Parks offer something unique and beautiful in the amongst the architecture of the city. Visit Kensington Gardens, Green Park, The Regent’s Park and St. James Park all in the vicinity of South Kensington and The Bentley Hotel. There are scheduled walks and walking tours which you can find on the Royal Park’s website and navigating to the events section to see what’s planned. For a more immersive experience of the parks, why not take to the waters of The Serpentine Lake during April and explore Hyde Park from the water. Hire a Pedalo or a Rowboat and relax! Top off the day if the weather’s good and dine al fresco with a delicious picnic! 

Another location just a short walk away from The Bentley Hotel is The Royal Albert Hall, an iconic cultural landmark in South Kensington. Make sure to visit this special venue and admire its stunning architecture and rich history. As Spring unfolds, this iconic venue comes alive with a diverse array of shows and performances that appeal to every taste and interest. From classical concerts to contemporary gigs, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. You can also book a guided tour of the hall which offers a fascinating glimpse behind the scenes, finish this with a very special afternoon tea in amongst the hall’s grandeur.  

There is not long to go till the London Marathon 2024, taking place on Sunday 21 April. This event has been taking place since 1981 and is a big moment in the London Yearly calendar. Why not cheer on the participants right near the finish line on The Mall located in St James Park. Have a chance to see professional athletes and laugh at the funny costumes as you join in the vibrant atmosphere of the marathon. 

We hope that you see why we think The Bentley Hotel is the perfect location for a Spring break in London this 2024. You can guarantee to have a trip to remember in our luxury 5* rooms and suites. Plus, our spa, Le Kalon, is a haven of relaxation in amongst the busy London metropolis and boasts London’s only traditional Turkish Hammam. As Mother’s Day approaches on Sunday 10th March, we have some special Mother’s Day Spa Packages available to book or as Gift Vouchers. Pampers are available as a relaxing treat for Mum or also available as an experience for two. All our Spa packages can be purchased as gift vouchers, which offer full flexibility, are valid for 12 months and can be purchased with just a few clicks, so no matter the occasion a Bentley Hotel Spa Voucher makes gift giving easy.  

London – The City of Love

As 2024 gets into full swing, is love on your mind? Many are thinking about love at this time of year, after leaving December, which is the most popular month for wedding proposals and with Valentine’s Day approaching.

So, whether you have just started a new relationship, are recently engaged or been together for years, every relationship can benefit from taking some quality time out of everyday life to focus on being a couple. No matter the time of year!  

When asked the question ‘What is the city of love?’ Paris may immediately spring to mind, but we think there’s no better city for sparking romance than London. After all, the city’s beautiful architecture sets the stage for the perfect romantic backdrop. Take a moment to think about Tower Bridge perfectly illuminated across the shimmering River Thames, the London Eye’s gentle rotation and the regal presence of Buckingham palace… It all lends to creating the perfect atmosphere for a romantic weekend away.

In this article we’ll talk about how to plan a romantic weekend in London. 

1. Take a Stroll in the Royal Parks: Let nature’s beauty enhance the connection you share as you wander hand-in-hand through the picturesque landscapes of Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens or Regent’s Park. You’ll be spoilt for choice by the green spaces available in London. Top tip! These areas make the perfect spot to plan a romantic London picnic, you can go to town with a luxury hamper or simply pack some chocolate covered strawberries and prosecco to share. It’s guaranteed to go down a treat. 

2. Sample London’s Culinary Scene: There are the thousands of eateries available to choose from in London’s comprehensive restaurant scene, whatever your foodie wish you can be sure to be able to satisfy it! Whether you want to go all out and go on a gastronomic adventure by booking a table at a Michelin star restaurant or share an intimate meal in a dimly lit bistro.  

3. Explore the City by Water: For a unique perspective on London, why not book a romantic cruise along River Thames. The city takes on a different charm when viewed from the water, with iconic landmarks transforming into silhouettes against the night sky.  

4. Date Night in the West End: What better way to cap off a romantic day than with a date night in the West End? Lose yourselves in the world of theatre, where captivating performances and timeless stories unfold on the stage. The West End’s enchanting atmosphere is the perfect backdrop for creating memories that will linger long after the curtains fall. 

5. Couples Spa at the Bentley: Unwind side by side, let the stress melt away, and create lasting memories with a Couples Spa Package. It’s the perfect escape from every day and the best London date activity. At the Bentley we have a selection of packages designed specifically for two, which are also available to purchase as gift vouchers to use at the perfect time. What better way to say I love you?  

We also have a selection of special edition Valentine’s Day Spa Packages available, which combine the scents of love into a sumptuous experience to immerse all the senses. We also offer 10% La Sultane de Saba products with these packages. 

No matter the season, London emerges as an ideal destination for a romantic break. Elevate your experience by opting for a stay in a luxury suite at The Bentley, where spacious opulence takes your plans to another level. Plus, why not consider booking our Date Night package to add some extra special touches to your break, like pre-dinner cocktails, dinner included and spa perks.  

We hope to see you soon at The Bentley Hotel and Spa London.  

Goodbye 2023, Hello 2024 – January in London

Hello 2024, and goodbye 2023. The new year is nearly upon us. What are your 2024 travel plans? Why not kick the new year off in style by booking a last minute trip to London. There are lots of things going on, Boxing day and January sales are beginning, New Year’s celebrations approaching and there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy London’s best attractions without the queues at a quieter time of the year. In this latest article, we’ll talk about how to get the most from your January stay! 

For those keen on seizing fantastic deals during the upcoming sales season, London is the ultimate shopping haven. Whether you prefer the grandeur of London department stores like Harrod’s, the classic Oxford Street London shops or the allure of luxury boutiques along King’s Road, London offers a diverse shopping experience for all.  

However, whilst we all love a successful shopping trip we know that it can be tiring so why not enhance your day and consider booking a stay at The Bentley Hotel Kensington? Positioned strategically amidst London’s best attractions, our luxurious hotel ensures you’re in the heart of the action. Say goodbye to parking hassles and hello to a convenient base near the hottest shopping destinations.  

Plus an extra tip to improve the experience – book a classic British treat in Peridot restaurant and recharge with a delicious Afternoon Tea ready for another round of retail therapy! So, get ready to put your feet up in one of our spacious rooms or suites and take a load off after a successful day of retail therapy. 

After the indulgence of the holiday season, there’s a no better time to reset and rejuvenate. A detoxifying spa package at Le Kalon Spa not only provides a physical detox but also serves as a mental and emotional reset, allowing you to embrace the new year with a clear mind and invigorated spirit. Whether it’s a nourishing facial, a calming massage, or a steamy hammam… A January spa day in London is a wonderful way to prioritise self-care and set a positive tone for the year ahead. 

We have an exciting selection of new spa packages coming very soon which allow you to do just that. Our January Detox Spa Packages incorporate the best nourishing products with fragrances like green tea and ginger that will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Pick your perfect combination of treatments including, aromatherapy massages, radiance facials, self-use hammams and more for the best London spa experience. Take a look at all of our spa packages here. 

We hope you have a lovely start to the year and enjoy your January in London. Thank you to everyone who helped make 2023 a special year and look forward to welcoming you to The Bentley Hotel in 2024. Here’s to a great year of opportunities.  

Your Ultimate Winter Getaway at The Bentley Hotel, South Kensington

As the winter chill begins to settle in, have you planned a magical escape to the heart of London? For those seeking a perfect blend of luxury and comfort, The Bentley Hotel in South Kensington stands out as an ideal choice. This beautiful hotel, nestled in one of London’s most popular areas, offers an exquisite winter experience that combines opulence, relaxation, and indulgence…. So what are you waiting for? Go on and treat yourself! 

Why Choose The Bentley Hotel in South Kensington? 

1. Winter Wonderland in South Kensington: 

South Kensington transforms during the colder months. With its charming streets adorned with twinkling lights, and the nearby Hyde Park offering a special experience at its own seasonal attraction – Winter Wonderland, you’ll find yourself immersed in the spirit of the season. 

2. Elegance and Comfort: 

The Bentley Hotel, known for its timeless elegance and impeccable service, provides a haven of comfort away from the winter chill. Each room and suite is designed with meticulous attention to detail, offering a cosy 5* retreat after a day of exploring the city. 

3. Proximity to London’s Attractions: 

Located in one of the most sought-after areas of London, The Bentley Hotel is a stone’s throw away from cultural landmarks such as the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Natural History Museum, and the Royal Albert Hall. Planning your visit in winter allows you to enjoy these iconic sites without the summer crowds. 

Indulge in Winter Wellness with The Bentley Spa: 

After a day of sightseeing, immerse yourself in the luxurious world of Le Kalon Spa. Winter is the perfect time to take advantage of the exclusive spa offers available. Picture yourself unwinding in our traditional Turkish hammam or revitalizing with a bespoke facial. 

Winter Spa Packages: 

  • Winter Treat: Relax into a sauna session followed by a rejuvenating Deep Tissue Back Massage and Indian Head Massage. Top this off with a Mini Radiance Facial. 
  • Winter Pamper: Begin with a luxurious self-use Hammam session, cleanse and exfoliate your skin with our finest black and green olive soap and fragranced mineral salt scrub. This will prepare you for a stress relieving Deep Tissue Back Massage and Indian Head Massage. 
  • Winter Spice – Let your therapist carry out a full Body black and green soap cleanse in a traditional Hammam Ritual followed by our seasonal spiced cinnamon sugar scrub. This will then be followed by a full Body Deep Tissue Massage and Indian Head Massage to complete your detoxifying and relaxing treat. 

Christmas Vouchers from The Bentley Hotel – Give the Gift of Relaxation 

The Bentley Hotel presents exclusive Christmas Spa Gift Vouchers that offer carefully curated spa experiences designed for gifting. These packages combine a mixture of luxury treatments. Take a look at what’s on offer… 

Christmas Gift Vouchers:

  • Santa’s Spa Baby: A traditional Hammam ritual to nourish and cleanse with La Sultane de Saba’s finest black soap, Kessa mitt and a delicious blend of Rassoul, Shea Butter and Honey. Top this off with a relaxing Swedish Massage.  
  • Christmas Wonderland: Starting with a Hammam Ritual session including a Therapist carrying out a full Body black and green olive soap cleanse and two part exfoliation. A Kessa Mitt designed to remove congestion from the skin and a spiced cinnamon sugar scrub to nourish. Follow this with a relaxing stress relieving cinnamon infused Aromatherapy Massage and La Sultane de Saba Signature Argan Oil Facial. 
  • Festive Pamper: An indulgent package for two! Start with a Hammam Ritual with a therapist full body cleanse and exfoliation. Followed by a couples fully body Swedish massage and foot massage. Topped off with a mini radiance facial. 

 We also have a selection of alternative vouchers available whether for a luxurious weekend away, a spa day, or a dining experience at the hotel’s restaurant, these hotel vouchers are great for any occasion and the perfect way to say I love you. 

Plan your winter getaway now in the heart of London’s enchanting winter ambiance. 

The Top 5 Spa Treatments for Ultimate Relaxation

In today’s fast-paced world, finding time to relax and rejuvenate is more important than ever. What better way to unwind and pamper yourself than by indulging in a luxurious spa treatment? As one of the best spa hotels in London, the Bentley Hotel offers an array of world-class spa treatments that will transport you to a realm of tranquillity and bliss.  In this blog post, we’ll explore the top 5 spa treatments that are sure to provide you with the ultimate relaxation experience. 

Number 1: Swedish Massage:

The Swedish massage is a classic spa treatment known for its ability to promote relaxation and ease tension in the body. It involves long, gliding strokes, kneading, and gentle tapping. A Swedish massage is perfect for anyone looking to unwind and relieve stress which is why it is a firm favourite 

Number 2: Hot Stone Massage: 

A hot stone massage takes relaxation to the next level. Smooth, heated stones are placed on key points of the body, allowing their warmth to penetrate deeply into the muscles. This treatment is excellent for easing muscle tension and promoting a sense of tranquillity and balance. 

Number 3: Facial:

Facials are not only great for your skin but also incredibly relaxing. They typically include cleansing, exfoliation, and the application of nourishing masks and serums. A skilled therapist tailors the treatment to your skin’s specific needs, leaving you with a radiant complexion and a deep sense of rejuvenation. 

Number 4: Aromatherapy Massage:

Aromatherapy massages combine the benefits of massage therapy with the soothing effects of essential oils. Different essential oils are used depending on the nature of the massage and its desired effects. The scents and therapeutic properties of the oils enhance the massage, making it a holistic and relaxing experience.

Number 5: Body Scrub and Wrap:

This treatment refreshes and rejuvenates the skin, giving it the attention it deserves. The full body scrub is often combined with different oils and sugars to remove dead skin cells and followed by a nourishing body wrap to hydrate and rejuvenate your skin. The experience is not only incredibly relaxing but also leaves you with soft, glowing skin. 

Spa treatments are more than just a luxury; they are a means to escape, relax, and recharge. These are the top 5 most popular spa treatments and we have them all available to book at the hotel! Our treatments are available to book individually, combined in treatment packages or to purchase as spa gift vouchers for a special loved one. Why not check out our spa packages page to see our limited edition seasonal experiences? Our Autumn Spa Packages are still available to book for a limited time and our Christmas Spa experiences are due for release soon. So keep your eyes peeled!  

You’re sure to find the perfect treatment to enhance your London spa day. Experience a world of relaxation and rejuvenation right in the heart of London. Your journey to wellness and serenity begins at The Bentley Hotel! 

 

Plan Now for the Perfect Winter in London

As the days grow shorter and the air gets crisper, there’s no denying that winter is just around the corner. While some may dread the arrival of cold weather, others eagerly anticipate the charm and magic that winter brings, especially in a city as enchanting as London. If you’re contemplating a winter getaway, now is the perfect time to plan and book your trip to London, with a special focus on the events and attractions in the picturesque district of South Kensington. To make your stay truly unforgettable, consider staying at the best hotel in London, The Bentley Hotel. 

Why South Kensington? 

 South Kensington, a gem nestled in the heart of London, is a winter wonderland waiting to be explored. This charming area boasts a rich cultural heritage and offers a myriad of activities for all types of travellers. From world-renowned museums like the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Natural History Museum to delightful strolls through the beautiful Kensington Gardens, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. 

What to Do in London 

London during the winter season is a sight to behold. The city transforms into a magical adventure adorned with twinkling lights and adorned with decorations. You can experience the magic of Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park, skate at the enchanting ice rinks, or revel in the Christmas markets offering handcrafted gifts and seasonal treats. And let’s not forget the timeless tradition of enjoying a cosy afternoon tea at one of London’s charming tea rooms or the Peridot restaurant at The Bentley. 

Why Choose The Bentley Hotel? 

To make the most of your winter trip to London, your choice of accommodation matters, and The Bentley Hotel stands out as the best hotel in London. Located in the heart of South Kensington, this luxurious hotel offers an unmatched experience of comfort and hospitality. 

With its elegant rooms and suites, each thoughtfully designed to provide a cosy sanctuary from the winter chill, The Bentley Hotel ensures a restful and enjoyable stay. The hotel’s commitment to excellence extends to its dining options, including the exquisite Peridot Restaurant, where you can savour delectable cuisine in an elegant setting. 

But what truly sets The Bentley Hotel apart is its convenient location. South Kensington’s iconic attractions are just a stone’s throw away, making it the perfect base for your winter adventures. Whether you’re visiting museums, enjoying the local shopping scene, or simply taking leisurely walks through the charming streets, everything is easily accessible from this prime location.  

Plus, it’s easy to give this magical experience as a gift to a special loved one with our hotel gift vouchers. These flexible vouchers allow the recipient to take a relaxing trip to London whenever their schedule allows, allowing you to have the peace of mind that it will be a gift they will thank you for over and over.  

Don’t wait until the last minute to plan your winter trip to London in 2023/2024. By booking now and choosing to stay at The Bentley Hotel in the heart of South Kensington, you’ll be ensuring an unforgettable getaway filled with cultural delights, winter magic, and the warmth of exceptional hospitality. Make this winter your most memorable one yet by experiencing the best that London has to offer. 

Why Visit London this Summer 2023 – Part 2

Have you booked your London summer break yet? The city is buzzing with a variety of events and activities that are sure to keep you entertained. In our last blog we looked at some of the fantastic events going on across London this summer, but because there were too many to share we thought we would highlight August in a second edition!  

Enjoy the Sun in the Royal Parks 

One of the biggest Summer highlights in the Royal Parks are the Bandstand Concerts. Greenwich Band Stand Concerts are held every Sunday in August at Greenwich Park, these concerts offer a variety of performances in the bandstand and are completely free to attend. With a start time of 3 pm, it’s the perfect way to spend a lazy afternoon in the sun. Hyde Park & Kensington Gardens Bandstand also has a schedule of concerts held into September, and feature a range of musical genres to cater to all tastes. So whether you’re into jazz, pop, or classical, there’s bound to be something to suit you. Take a picnic blanket, some snacks, and enjoy the music!

If you’re a fan of Shakespeare, then you’re in luck, there is a performance of Romeo and Juliet on August 12th at St. Johns Lodge Garden in Regents Park as part of the Royal Parks activities. It’s a beautiful setting to watch one of the greatest love stories ever told, so make sure you book your tickets in advance! 

If you’re interested in learning more about the history and horticulture of London’s famous parks, join the walking tour of the oldest Royal Park – St. James’s Park. The Blooms with a View: Horticulture Tour on August 11th is sure to be a highlight. You’ll be able to learn about the different plants and flowers that grow in the park, as well as the history behind this iconic London landmark. 

Good Food with Friends 

Summer is for enjoying good food! There are a variety of food-related festivals happening throughout the city. These events offer the perfect opportunity to taste some of the best food and drink that London has to offer.    

Check out the Hampton Court Food Festival, taking place from 26th-28th August 2023. In this unique historical setting there will be Street Food, Pop-Up Bars, Boutique Drinks, Artisan Producers, Masterclasses, Fete Games and more. A brilliant way to combine site-seeing and dining.  

If you are a fan of craft beer then head on over to Tobacco Dock from 10th-12th of August to sample 800+ beers from over 100 breweries. The best bit… All your beer is included with your ticket! 

Ice cream was made for sunny days and if you have a sweet tooth you can celebrate all things frozen at the Covent Garden Ice Cream Festival returning for another year. It opens from the 10th of August and you can enjoy the festival all the way until the bank holiday weekend.  

Cultural Delights

For some extra cultural experiences, why not attend the Notting Hill Carnival (27 Aug & 28 Aug), Battersea Park Concert (26, 27 & 28 Aug), Greenwich and Docklands Outdoor Arts Festival, or visit The National Gallery’s Drop-in Sessions?

Finally, don’t forget about the world-renowned Proms, which run through August at the Royal Albert Hall. The atmosphere is electric, and the performances are unforgettable. 

With so many events happening in London this August, you’re sure to have an unforgettable trip. So pack your bags and get ready to enjoy all the city has to offer! If you’re looking for a hotel in the perfect location, near the Royal Parks, Royal Albert Hall and more then why not choose The BentleyFor the best price at best hotels in central London, simply click the ‘Special Offers’ link in the menu. We look forward to seeing you.