Upon arrival at the perfectly located Lancaster London Hotel in central London, guests are welcomed by a calming scent of lavender, an unexpected yet welcoming treat to the senses. This is immediately followed by warm smiles from the receptionists who are hospitable, friendly and enthusiastic to make the stay as pleasant for their guests as possible.
We were fortunate enough to stay on the 18th – and top – floor, with Hyde Park for a back garden and sprawling city skyline views that are a sight to behold. The hotel’s location adjacent to Hyde Park is perfect for a romantic stroll while there is also a Barclays Bike spot at the foot of the hotel for an easy option to explore the area. Shoppers will also rejoice at being but a ten-minute walk away from the delights of Oxford Street.
Our double room was spacious and clean with little touches like complimentary Turkish delight on arrival that don’t go unnoticed. Robes neatly folded on the bed and slippers awaiting tired feet, were very welcome respites when returning to the room in the evening after a tiring day out. It certainly helped that the double bed was exceedingly comfortable too, making for a wonderful night’s sleep. Should you wish to order a late night tipple and/or a midnight cheeseburger, rest assured that room service is 24-hours.
The Lancaster London boasts two in-house restaurants; Island Grill and Nipa. The former is – as the name suggests – a grill that specialises in food from the land and sea. The fish is delicious and freshly caught by fishermen on day boats on the coastlines of Kent and Sussex. For the romantics, however, we’d thoroughly recommend Thai restaurant Nipa. Managed by Kaseam Jongpitakrat, the restaurant was named after the owner’s wife – Nipa – and overlooks the luscious green of Hyde Park. The food is authentic and expertly prepared by Head Chef, Nongyao Thoopchoi, and her team.
Classy and relaxed, the Lancaster London is a superb London choice, whether it’s for a special occasion or for a simple mini-break, whether you live in the city or not.
For reservations and more, please visit: www.lancasterlondon.com
Lancaster London, Lancaster Terrace, London, W2 2TY