November is for Booking Something You’ll Love

2021 is quickly slipping away and we are all looking ahead to a new year. Don’t worry though, there is still time to fit in another break or to take some me-time with a luxury spa package. At The Bentley Hotel Kensington we have lots of interesting offers and deals to give you something to look forward to on your calendar. Keep reading for what we can offer you this November and what’s going on nearby so you can plan your perfect London stay this winter.

Take date-night to the next level and plan to treat yourselves to one of our luxury couples spa packages. We have a range of different experiences to suit whatever you are looking for; all guaranteed to relax and rejuvenate. All our spa days allow you to experience our traditional marbled Hammam and benefit from its cleansing and purifying properties. You can select a journey to suit you with treatments to benefit your head to your toes. Share the relaxing benefits with your nearest and dearest or just book yourself in for some well-earned R&R. Available to book for one or two people, visit the link to see the full package list and booking information.

Are you looking for the perfect gift? We have you covered – give the invaluable gift of relaxation to someone you love with our dedicated gift vouchers for our spa packages. It could not be simpler; all the recipient should do is book a date to suit them and then leave us to take care of the rest. We’ll give them the celebrity treatment they deserve. Can’t choose which spa package they would prefer? You can also buy gift vouchers in a range of amounts so they can decide for the perfect London spa day.

It is the perfect time of year to be walking the streets of London. As the nights start to draw in you can guarantee to be greeted by a host of twinkly lights which you can gaze at whilst doing a spot of late-night shopping in London. Visit the iconic shopping destination of Harrods, only a short stroll from The Bentley, open till 8pm Fri-Sat. Also local to the hotel and central to London’s fashion scene is Kings Road where you can wander in and out of the trendy boutiques and just absorb the atmosphere. Keep your eyes open for extended opening times throughout the capital.

Winter wonderland is open in Hyde Park from 19th November to 3rd January 2022. With ice skating, Christmas markets, a street food village and ice bar, not to mention traditional fairground rides and thrill zone for the brave among us, it really is a day out to remember. Be sure to book ahead: choose your date, chose your entry time, build your own experience, and stay as long as you like!  

Some more things to do in the city of London during November include EFG London Jazz Festival 2021 (12-21 November) and Taste of London Festival Show (18-21 November) 

Don’t forget to look at our Special Offers and remember, we always give you the best deals when you book direct. We look forward to welcoming you to one of the premier hotels in London and spoiling you to 5* treatment. 

Perfect London Days Out this Autumn

With summer holidays already feeling like a lifetime ago, are you wishing you were back planning another well-earned break? Or maybe you didn’t get the chance to rest as you would have liked over the summer? Whatever the case may be, autumn is the perfect time to enjoy England’s beautiful capital to the full. But what to do in London this autumn? 

Londons Royal Parks provide 5000 acres of urban green respite right in the centre of London’s busy metropolis. It is a perfect place to explore local heritage and see the stunning sights of Autumn. Observe the colourful leaves in all their glory on the many different trees that have residence throughout the different parks.  

Whether you want to visit Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park which are right on the doorstep to The Bentley hotel in Kensington, or travel a little bit further out to visit St James Park and Regent’s Park you will be surrounded by natural beauty and wildlife. St James Park is well worth a visit to stroll along The Mall for not only spectacular seasonal views but for must-have views of Buckingham Palace, while Regents Park is home to the Frieze Art Fairs (13-17 October). Don’t miss the opportunity to view, browse and buy world class art from the best international galleries. 

London Restaurant Festival 2021 is a month long festival celebrating great food in London, and is an ideal time to experience some of the capitals world class restaurants. With specially created menus and tours, tastings and masterclasses you can enjoy all aspects of the vibrant London restaurant scene.  

The month of October also sees the extended London Cocktail Month, the worlds largest cocktail festival. Pop up events and experiences to take part in can be found in a wide variety of local London bars, some offering low/no alcohol alternatives, and are an interesting way to try new flavours.  

Complete your London break in the luxury, by choosing to stay at The Bentley Hotel London. Book one of our 64 luxuriously decorated bedrooms and suites directly with us to benefit from our exclusive offers, giving you the best price. We hope to welcome you at one of the best hotels in London this autumn. 

Enjoy Cooler Evenings In Kensington

The leaves are turning amber and gold, you’re wrapping up in your favourite cosy knit, the hot chocolates are on tap… It has to be autumn time again! Many of us are probably mourning the loss of the sunshine and exclaiming that it is too soon for the colder weather to be upon us but there are definitely a lot of perks to autumn days. Especially autumn days spent in and around Kensington.

At The Bentley Hotel we are right in the hub of Kensington life, nearby to some of London’s top attractions. So not to not leave you wondering what are some of the things to do in London during the cooler September evenings, here are a few ideas.

Fancy a stroll? Evenings lend themselves perfectly to a long walk around one of The Royal Parks. Breathe in that fresh air and relax amongst nature. Interestingly, Hyde Park is open till midnight so you can really make the most of your visit. If you’re someone who likes a bit more structure than just strolling, you can take one of the self-guided walks for that extra special experience. Make sure to check out the Frieze sculpture coming to Regent’s Park for a limited time only from the middle of September.

Is live music is more your thing? You can be serenaded in the intimate setting of the Elgar Room at the Royal Albert Hall to some ‘Late Night Jazz’ or bask in the remainder of the warmer weather with some local performances from musicians at Regent’s Park bandstand each weekend till September 19th.

Whatever you are doing in the day, there is nothing better than rewarding yourself in pure luxury with a stay at The Bentley Hotel. We are here to welcome you to holiday in style with a staycation like no other at one of the premium hotels in Kensington. We can always give you the very best price so book direct with us today.

It may be getting colder outside but it’s always warm nights with us at The Bentley. We look forward to welcoming you!

Visit A Quieter London This Summer 2021

After a very strange 18 months, have you noticed we are finally starting to get back to some sort of normal? The weather is perfect for days out, London trips and enjoying Kensington. Our London spa is very busy as everyone rewards themselves for enduring this long, and the evenings are perfect for enjoying with friends – but London is quiet.

It’s a strange sort of quiet, the shops and attractions are open, but without the influx of visitors from abroad there are no real queues. If you ever wanted to visit Central London, now is the time to book your Kensington hotel stay!

With so many of us working from home, rush hour on the tube is currently just like any other time. Yes we wear masks, but we can sit and read on our journey. The Royal Parks have plenty of picnickers, but the zoos in London aren’t crowded with visitors. As we walk on the streets of Kensington, we have time to stop and admire the buildings, the greenery and the ambience. We aren’t pushed along by a busy crowd, probably the first time in many years!

Enjoy a spa in London and make it a staycation to remember with a 5 star hotel stay. The Bentley Hotel & Spa London has a range of 64 luxuriously designed rooms, each with its own unique charm. Spend the morning exploring Kensington, visiting the exclusive shopping areas at Sloane Street and Kings Road, pausing to enjoy Kensington Palace and Gardens, then, at the end of the day, wind down in a marble bathroom, relax in a bathtub with whirlpool jets. Heaven!

For the best price at best hotels in central London, simply click the ‘Special Offers’ link in the menu. We look forward to seeing you.

A LUXURY FEBRUARY AT THE BENTLEY HOTEL LONDON

Now that January has lifted, we at The Bentley, the Luxury Kensington Hotel, are excited to welcome February and all our guests, familiar and new, as we move further into 2020.

From a year that saw us included in BBC’s The Apprentice, to hosting a series of high-profile fashion shoots, we are looking forward to what the New Year will bring and continuing to raise the platform for London Hotels.

Standing at the heart of South Kensington, we take pride in being a staple of the area and joy in doing as much as we can to ensure our guests enjoy a premium, comfortable stay while they are with us. With our London Hotel Offers our guests always get the best of The Bentley when they book direct.

Which is why we are offering an exclusive luxury Date Night experience, complete with a beautiful three-course meal at our intimate in-house restaurant, Peridot. Guests can relax in one of our many stunning rooms before enjoying a pre-dinner cocktail, then indulging in delights including Roasted sea bream fillet with fennel, citrus fruits & horseradish sauce and Slow-roasted pork belly with grilled new potato, apple compote and five spice jus. Rates begin at £344 per night for the ultimate in amorous luxury.

Not only are we located by many boutique fashion outlets and a host of artisan eateries, we are also a short walking distance from many legendary points of interest, including the Natural History Museum, Hyde Park and the quintessential shopping mecca of Knightsbridge; what better rest-stop to experience the city to the fullest?

We are planning a wonderful year and look forward to welcoming you across the remainder of the season as we make way for spring.

What to do in London this October

October is the month where Autumn falls upon us and the leaves change with the times. Here at The Bentley we provide a warm and luxurious location perfect for your visit to London this October. We open up London to all who stay with us.

With multiple festivals happening during the month of October, there is plenty of events to attend and experiences to discover. Don’t miss out, book today and save.

We here at The Bentley want you to experience everything London has to offer and so we will be presenting you with a few ideas in this post of things to do in London.

Diwali in Trafalgar Square

The Diwali festival will be taking place on the 16th of October. This celebration comes from the Hindu faith and so is mostly celebrated within India, however due to the multicultural society of London; the capital city decides to put on festival in the centre of Trafalgar square.

Even though this festival is traditionally celebrated by Hindus and Sikhs, that doesn’t limit who is welcome, Diwali is celebrated by people of all nationalities, races and religions.

Join London in celebration on the 16th of October, and stay at The Bentley Hotel.

Björk Digital

This interactive and virtual reality art exhibit is something that shouldn’t be missed. Somerset House is thrilled to announce the European premiere of Björk Digital.

Björk Digital is an artist known for pushing boundaries of music, art and technology. Is this something you are interested in? Well come down to London and immerse yourself in the world of Björk Digital.

Museums at Night

London is home to world renowned museums and exhibits. However none of them are open very late and so everyone receives the same experience as everyone else when visiting. We don’t want you to have a general experience of London. At The Bentley we want you to experience something a little more exclusive so what if you could have an entirely new experience?

Well soak up culture after dark this October when museums and galleries across London open their doors after hours for only three days, twice a year. Happening from the 27th to the 29th you won’t want to miss out on this event.

With our perfect location we are only a ten minute walk or 4 minute drive to the Natural History Museum. However this isn’t the only museums open after hours, there are plenty more galleries to be discovered after hours.

 

The Bentley hotel aims to provide you with an ideal and luxury resting place for your visit to London. We want you to experience the magic of winter in London and so we would like to offer all of our direct booking guests with a 20% discount off our best rate. Book here

What’s Happening In London In September

This September in London promises to be busy. With university students flocking back to their dorms and study halls. Businesses preparing for the holidays to come and the team at The Bentley continuing to offer some of the best luxury and relaxation in Kensington & London. With a perfect location to see London for the great city it is we like to offer you something special, to make your visit even more enjoyable.

Our Kensington location means you get quick access to the entirety of London and so we want to make sure if you are visiting with us this September you aren’t missing out on the great events happening in the capital city.

Last of the Proms

September 10th marks the last prom performance of 2016. This patriotic event will feature British anthems and a flurry of flag waving. The Last Night of the Proms brings the annual celebration of classical music to a rousing close. BBC will be broadcasting the entire event live, so if can’t get tickets you will still be able to enjoy the full event from the comfort of your room at The Bentley.

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Designing London

Culture can be found throughout London any time of year, however if design and art is what encapsulates your mind and you seek inspiration of composition and style. Don’t just visit London this September; experience all it has to offer in culture between the 17th and 25th 2016. With exhibits across London you will never be far from experiencing something new. Find all the landmark projects here, and even create your own maps with your own exhibit interest on the official site.

Sensational Butterflies

The Natural History Museum also has something interesting on and ever since the 24th of March they have been showcasing their spectacular butterfly collection. Inspire children to take an interest in the world around them and become wise to the true beauty of butterflies.

Take a walk through the wild butterfly garden and try your best to spot as many types as you can from everyday garden breeds to spotlight rare breeds like the Tiger Longwing you could find them all. Only a 4 minute drive away from The Bentley Hotel it’s the ideal place to visit when travelling as a family.

Don’t just visit London this September, experience all it has to offer and stay at The Bentley hotel. Also get more with our sensational suite offer, tailored to provide all of our direct booking guests something a little more luxurious.

Click here for our suite offer.

Whats On In London This August

London this August promises to be a spectacular place. Take your pick from whats on including park pillow fights, carnivals, BBC proms and open air film screenings. There is something for every individual, couple and family here in London this August 2016.

As always we are here to suggest a few key events that should definitely be part of your stay in London this August.

The Royal Family At Buckingham Palace

Now you might not be able to meet the royal family face to face, however you can see one of their residences up close and personal. Buckingham Palace opened its doors to ticket holders on the 23rd of July. Even although this incredible opportunity is running through all the way to the 2nd of October, tickets are selling out fast.

The tour allows you to personal explore the lavishly furnished state rooms, containing some of the greatest treasures and possessions of the royal family.

Items available to be seen include:

  • Paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens, Vermeer, Poussin, Canaletto and Claude
  • Sculpture by Canova and Chantrey
  • Exquisite examples of Sèvres porcelain
  • Some of the finest English and French furniture in the world

Even with this tour being available for a limited time every year, each year is special. Every year, the Palace’s summer opening features a special exhibition. This exhibition is always unique and this year it is a celebration of the Queen’s 90th birthday.

Notting Hill Carnival 2016

London’s biggest street party is not just big in London as The Notting Hill Carnival is the largest street festival in Europe and originated in 1964. Music, food and lots of amazing food is exactly what you need this summer in London.

With the perfect scheduling you can fit so much into the August bank holiday weekend. With sightseeing Friday and Saturday and the energetic carnival Sunday and Monday have the greatest experience this August in London.

The Carnival floats and bands set off at 9am on both Sunday and Monday mornings, running roughly until 7pm both days.

If you are thinking about joining London for this fabulous event or want to know more information, click here.

To find out the newest and exclusive offers for our guests at The Bentley, follow this link. Our sensational suite offer is perfect for a luxury stay in London.

 

Celebrate The Queen’s Birthday With The Bentley

Witness history in the making with a visit to London during the months of May and June. As the longest reigning UK monarch of all time, Queen Elizabeth II will be celebrating her 90th birthday for the second time this year. The second time this year you ask? The Queen celebrated her 90th birthday on the 21st of April, however due to royal tradition, Kings and Queens have held birthday celebrations on summer days different from their actual birthday. This is so they can enjoy the summer weather and provide activities and celebration for the public to enjoy.

Visit London For The Best Celebratory Activities

If you are thinking about visiting London for the summer celebrations, we invite you to stay in style at The Bentley. With easy access to the city, join the festivities, laugh with friends and make unforgettable memories this summer celebrating the Queen’s 90th birthday.

Queen’s Birthday Celebration Schedule

Many events are still being finalised but below is a basic schedule with some of the most unforgettable events.

May 12 – 15 2016

90 minute Birthday spectacular:

  • 900 Horses
  • 1,500+ Riders
  • Spectacular performers
  • So much more

June 10 2016

A Friday service will be held at St Pauls Cathedral. This is the start of a weekend of celebrations for both the Queen’s 90th and The Duke of Edinburgh’s unofficial 95th birthday. Unfortunately the congregation will be made up of only special guests (invite only). But you will still be able to view from outside the Cathedral and join in the festivities outside.

June 11 2016: Trooping the Colour (The Queen’s Birthday Parade)

During this event the Queen has the chance to inspect and judge each soldier from the household division. If you aren’t able to make it to London this day, the BBC will be televising the event from 10am.

If you are in London make your way to  Buckingham Palace to catch a glipse of the Royal Family travelling to and from Buckingham Palace throughout the day in their extravagant Carriages.

June 12 2016: The Patron’s Lunch

This traditional event is an immense street party for 10,000 guests eating a picnic and being entertained by dozens of street performers and circus acts. Discover all the details on how to get involved here.

Due to the popularity of this event, it will fill up quickly so act promptly to secure your place.

The Bentley Offers

Take advantage of the great offers we during this celebratory period and enjoy London is style and luxury.

Find our latest offers here.

What’s On In London April 2016

Spring has sprung and London is still alive with the hustle and bustle of England’s capital. After Easter many people are looking forward to the next special occasion but this could be months away. So here are a few options from The Bentley to get the best out of London this April. Make sure you don’t miss out and book tickets to these events soon because they sell out quickly.

Immersive Film

The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra is renowned for their award winning orchestrated performances. Each occasion is truly awe inspiring and this month they will be performing a live musical version of The Gladiator at the Royal Albert Hall. Experience how the soundtrack should have really sounded. The atmosphere will be truly magnificent. Book now and be part of it this April

Victoria and Albert Museum

Botticelli is reimagined at the Victoria and Albert museum from March to July 2016. Recognised as one of the greatest artists of all time, Botticelli enjoys worldwide fame. Botticelli Reimagined will be the largest Botticelli exhibition in Britain since 1930. This means it is a must see, a once in a lifetime opportunity. The exhibition will examine how his artwork has been interpreted by artists and designers. The exhibition will also include over 50 original pieces. It may take more than a day to see, so be sure to book a night at The Bentley Hotel.

Mechanics of Genius

Leonardo da Vinci is not just famous for his beautiful painting masterpieces. He was also known for revolutionising mechanics with a large multitude of intricate drawings and sketches of machines that were not recognised as genius until centuries later. London’s Science Museum is now showcasing an exhibition of his models as well as reproductions of his drawings and sketches. Don’t just look at history; interact with it at the Science Museum.

With so much to do in London you couldn’t possibly see it all in a day so make a luxury holiday out of it by staying at The Bentley Hotel. Have a relaxing end to the day and take advantage of a great offer with Spa Bliss.