Where to staycation in London: Royal Lancaster London
As restrictions continue to lift and staycation plans across the nation resume, there’s one place in the heart of London calling for you to visit. The Royal Lancaster London, located 2 minutes from Lancaster Gate station, offers luxury and impressive views overlooking London that will guarantee you a night or weekend of fun, indulgence and sightseeing.
The iconic mid-century building has undergone significant renovation in the last couple of years to be reborn as a stunning five-star. Its new and improved opulent design glows with sophistication and offers guests 411 rooms across 18 floors. From the grand entrance to each hotel room, premium retro reigns supreme with geometric brushed gold and 1960’s inspired booths; the hotel is an Instagrammer’s dream. And trust me, we saw first-hand plenty of women getting their snaps for ‘gram before their night out.
So, whether you’ve missed important celebrations with loved ones over the last year, need an indulgent break or are simply eager to rediscover the city, Royal Lancaster London has it covered!
As soon as we opened the door of our corner Park Suite, we were greeted by the most incredible views of London. The living room and bathroom overlooked views of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, while the London skyline dazzled from the bedroom. There was a certain air of stepping into the role of a wealthy Londoner, and we very much revelled in it.
What’s for breakfast?
Head to the restaurant for an exquisite breakfast spread, buffet-style, including everything from fresh fruits to warm pastries and a full English. But if none of that is picking your fancy, feel free to order from the menu. But, I would advise making sure you try the scrambled eggs. I’d argue they were quite possibly the best eggs I’ve ever had.
How about lunch and dinner?
While we didn’t have lunch or dinner at the hotel, I’m told Nipa Thai is popular among guests and Londoners. Described as one of the most incredible Thai restaurants you can visit, it’s only an elevator journey away when staying at the hotel. With authenticity at the heart of everything they do, from their décor to their traditional all-female, all-Thai kitchen, led by Head Chef Sanguan Parr, Nipa Thai is a must-try. I’m very disappointed we already had a dinner reservation somewhere else.
Where should we go if we want to eat out?
But if Thai cuisine isn’t for you, the hotel staff are more than happy to arrange a cab to take you into Mayfair, Soho, Fitzvoria or anywhere else. I’d personally recommend, Park Chinos or Hakkasan in Mayfair, or Ham Yard Bar and Restaurant in Soho.
Who should we bring?
Whether you need some alone time and like the idea of doing that in the setting of luxury, or you fancy a night of fun with your partner or best friend, the Royal Lancaster London is the perfect spot. Why not enjoy an afternoon of shopping and sightseeing, soak in the tub and then get ready for a night out of fun in the heart of London. Now, you’ve got to answer if that sounds better alone or with your partner in crime.