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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. 

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. 

The Best Time to Visit London?

Are you planning to visit London in 2023? There are so many reasons to arrange a visit this stunning city… Whether you are an avid London goer, haven’t visited for a few years or have never paid a visit to the capital – 2023 is definitely your year.  

London has a special place in the hearts of many, as is evidenced by the fact it continues to reign as the planets top city by ‘World’s Best Cities’* for the seventh year running! With it’s beautiful parks, exciting attractions and unique cityscape there’s no wonder why it’s been termed the capital of capitals.  

As the World recovers from Covid and gets back to some ‘normality’ London is almost back to it’s pre-pandemic capacity. However, if you were one that loved the quietness and unusual eeriness of ‘pandemic London’ then visiting London at the start of the year is probably the next best thing. London Attractions are quieter than usual making it the perfect time to beat queues. Plus, as the month also starts with sales in most outlets you may even find a discount or two! The Bentley Hotel South Kensington is no exception with discounted rates available plus a selection of perks like 15% off dining in our restaurant and sessions in our spa when you book directly through our website. You can also save when staying four nights or more. To see all our current offers check out our ‘special offers’ page. 

We think The Bentley Hotel is the best choice in London accommodation. You can find the hotel situated in the location of South Kensington, which is a short distance from Exhibition Road – home to the Victoria and Albert, Science and Natural History museums. Also, close to the hotel is Kensington Palace and Gardens, with Hyde Park only a stroll away! A 5* location deserves 5* accommodation which you are sure to find at our hotel. The Bentley has been designed to ooze opulence and indulgence, so that you feel spoilt when relaxing in our luxuriously decorated rooms and suites.  

So why not look at your calendar and see where you can fit in a city break to the amazing capital of London. You won’t regret it! 



Pampering Spa Packages at The Bentley Hotel

What a chilly start to December! Most around London have dug out their hats and scarves from storage and layered up to brave the minus temperatures. All this wintery weather though can take its toll on our bodies. Interestingly, as the temperatures drop, so does the humidity, sapping much needed moisture away from our precious skin – leading to sensitivity and dryness. Don’t neglect your skin this winter and book in a pamper session at Le Kalon Spa. Nestled in the opulent surrounds of The Bentley Hotel you will find some of the best spa packages in London. Get ready to indulge in Cinnamon Body Scrubs, Argan Oil Facials and Deep Tissue Massages as you look at what’s on offer in our Winter Spa Packages.

Winter Bliss

Begin this luxury session by feeling the warming steam of the Sauna gently heat your whole body from the outside in. Relaxing your muscles and releasing all their tensions to prepare you for a de-stressing Aromatherapy Back Massage and Indian Head Massage. 

Follow this with a La Sultane de Saba Signature Facial, which will work on all your skin’s needs leaving you with a refreshed and glowing complexion.

Festive Sparkle

This is the perfect pampering session to de-stress, uplift, relax and leave you ready for the season’s festivities. 

A unique feature of The Bentley Hotel is its traditional Turkish Hammam, rarely found in London Spas. Begin this package with a luxurious self-use session in our special Hammam. Using our finest black and green Olive soap and Kessa Mitt you will cleanse, exfoliate and nourish the skin. 

This will then be followed by a nourishing mask, made from a blend of Rassoul and Honey. Preparing you for a stress relieving Deep Tissue Back Massage and Indian Head Massage. 

Guaranteed to work away all built up tension and leave you sparkling ready for the party season. 

Holiday Spice 

Begin this pampering treat, in a rare feature of our Kensington Spa Hotel, our traditional Hammam. Relax into this traditional ritual where the Therapist will carry out a full Body black and green soap cleanse 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.

Winter Wonderland for Two 

Now this package is really special and allows you to pamper yourself and a lucky other in this Winter Wonderland treat. 

Take yourselves on a journey of relaxation as you begin in The Bentley London’s authentic Hammam. Indulge in a ritual session which includes a full Body black and green olive soap cleanse and spiced cinnamon sugar scrub. 

Follow this with relaxing and stress relieving cinnamon infused Aromatherapy Massage and La Sultane de Saba Signature Argan Oil Facial, targeted at nourishing the skin. 

London Spa Vouchers 

Do you know someone who deserves a bit of luxury relaxation? All our Spa Packages can also be purchased as gift vouchers so that you can give the perfect present to a loved one. Our spa vouchers or hotel gift vouchers are easy to purchase online and can be redeemed at a time suitable to them. Which makes our vouchers the ultimate gift they will thank you for over and over. Take a look at our selection here. 

There’s no better time to treat yourself or a loved one to a warming spa session. As the days get colder and the nights get darker, it leaves us wanting a bit of a pick me up. Our Winter Spa Packages will soothe and rejuvenate all the senses. Designed to help your skin feel refreshed and leave it glowing, ready for the party season!