Reserve

Reserve Online

The Bentley logo
Guaranteed best rates direct

What to do in London in July?

July in London is a vibrant time, brimming with diverse activities and events that cater to a wide range of interests. As the weather improves and thoughts turn to holidays, there are more and more reasons to visit London this July.

The city’s warm weather provides the perfect backdrop for exploring London’s outdoor attractions.

At the height of summer, London is generally around 23C (70F) with peak temperatures around 30C (90F), making London outdoor events the choice for many.

Hampton Court Palace is amazing all year round, but RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival is the finest way to immerse yourself in vibrant summer blooms.

The largest annual flower show in the world, RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival runs from 2nd – 7th July 2024 and is a plethora of gardens to admire, talks to inspire, food to enjoy and of course, lots of plants.

Outdoor theatres, such as Regents Park Open Air Theatre as well as Pop up outdoor cinemas throughout city are a great way to enjoy the weather with this unique watching experience.

As we move into summer, details are also being finalised and tickets are available for most of the festivals and concerts throughout the month, for example:

With the aim of bringing artists, audiences and communities together, Spitalfields Music Festival 2024  runs from 27th June – 10th July with events around the borough so that everyone can find, explore and share extraordinary music in one of the most vibrant areas of London.

Starting Friday 28th June, BST Hyde Park confirm that 2024 line-up includes:

– Kings Of Leon (Sunday 30th June),

– Robbie Williams (Saturday 6th July),

– Shania Twain (Sunday 7th July)

– and Kylie (Saturday 13th July)
will join to make a fantastic few weeks of live music in the capital!

Summertime festival

As well as ticketed events, there are plenty of free things to do in London in July.

The wonderful Royal Parks, loved by young and old alike and suitable for picnics and staying calm amid the hustle and bustle of the city.

And never forget our many fascinating museums and galleries, such The British Museum, The V&A, Science Museum (brilliant for enquiring minds during the school holidays!) and National Portrait Gallery – all of which are perfect if the weather isn’t on your side after all!

The Bentley Hotel is ideally placed to enjoy all that London has to offer this July. Our lavish rooms with marble ensuite bathrooms are the perfect place to rest your head after a day exploring the city, while our traditional hammam (unique in London) and luxury spa packages are exactly what you need to refresh your senses.

See our Special Offers page for our latest deals, and as always, book direct for the best prices.

Head Massage
Foot Massage
Back massage

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.