5 reasons to stay at The Cavendish Hotel, London

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The Cavendish Hotel , London was a perfect base for us in many ways…

Mr A outside Daks, Jermyn Street where he bought his wedding suit, lots happens in nine years

Mr A outside Daks, Jermyn Street where he bought his wedding suit, lots happens in nine years

1. Nine years ago Mr A and I went shopping for Mr A’s wedding suit along the same street as the hotel. Jermyn Street is just off Picadilly Circus, but it is like stepping back in time, the street has beautiful shopfronts, cafes, bookshops, Fortnum and Mason, delis, which supply the hotel, but Jermyn Street is perhaps best known for supplying menswear, specifically shirts.

A Stay at The Cavendish Hotel, London

2. The Cavendish Hotel is perfectly located for so many tourist attractions, which meant we made the most of our London Pass without ever having to take the underground, which in Summer, with kids, is perfect. We walked across St James Park to the Hard Rock cafe on Friday night, and to see Buckingham palace on the Sunday – both just a 15-20 minute stroll.

On the way there are so many distractions and art galleries, we stopped to admire a picture of Venice and remember another travel adventure in Christie’s window. On Saturday we walked, via Trafalgar Square and Big Ben to Westminster Pier to catch a boat with City Cruises along the Thames.

Just a ten minute stroll from the hotel, the excitement of visiting Buckingham Palace begins!

Just a ten minute stroll from the Cavendish Hotel, London, the excitement of visiting Buckingham Palace begins!

3. The Cavendish Hotel was the the perfect place to unwind after a day’s sightseeing. We had two adjourning rooms, both with the most comfortable beds, air conditioning and piles of fluffly pillows. We worked hard at the sightseeing and packed a lot in, but knowing we had this to come home to gave us the energy to do more. The kids’ bed, below, was about half the size of ours, in fact we probably all four could have slept in it.

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Adjourning rooms meant everyone got to relax without being under each other’s feet. City breaks are exciting and stimulating, so I really appreciated having a really clean, comfortable, spacious and luxurious base that allowed us all a few hours to really embrace relaxing each morning and evening.

4. The hotel feels like an oasis in the city, our surroundings meant we made time to escape into the things we wouldn’t always find time for at home, chatting into the night with the kids, a long luxurious bubble bath with the complimentary copy of Marie Clare, newspapers and a very long lie in on Sunday. Mr A and I agreed, it felt like two holidays, the London bit and the hotel bit!  We couldn’t believe how much fun and relaxation we had crammed into a weekend.

5. Breakfast really set us up for the day, as you would expect there was the perfect something for everyone. The kids loved having hot chocolate, pancakes, French toast, piles of fruit and boiled eggs. Mr A tried a full English on Saturday and Eggs Benedict on Sunday, while I went for omelette and vegetarian sausages. Delicious.

Cavendish Hotel, London, breakfast

The staff are friendly and attentive, the welcome warm and nothing was too much trouble.

Escape, relax, unwind is the perfect motto for this hotel.

More on what we did in London with our London Pass to come. For the best rates follow The Cavendish Hotel on Twitter and Facebook.

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16 Comments

  1. 31/07/2014 / 11:12 pm

    We stayed at the Cavendish a little over a year ago and absolutely loved it. It was so quiet and relaxing while being right in the centre of London. A brilliant place and really child-friendly, I found. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and it looks like you did too x

  2. 01/08/2014 / 9:20 am

    We loved the Cavendish too – especially the staff. They really did make an extra effort to treat the children nicely, and that makes such a difference to parents on holiday.

  3. bavariansojourn
    04/08/2014 / 9:02 am

    Wow! That looks amazing! I am all for adjoining rooms in hotels too, makes things so much easier… I am so hungry now having seen those breakfast pictures too!! 🙂

  4. 04/08/2014 / 10:52 am

    Ah, love Central London. We used to live just round the corner from the Cavendish, such an exciting place to be. X

  5. 04/08/2014 / 12:02 pm

    That looks so lovely. We spent a few days in London last autumn and we had the best time. A good hotel does help though.

  6. 04/08/2014 / 9:28 pm

    I plan to bring the family to London for a weekend break or short holiday. Will definitely check out this hotel when the time comes (and by the way, I love your toenail polish)

  7. 05/08/2014 / 5:31 am

    Looks like a wonderful place to stay! We were thinking of a weekend in London for our anniversary this year, maybe we’ll have to look at this place!

  8. 05/08/2014 / 6:52 am

    Oh my gosh Penny, what a wonderful way to explore London with the kids. Mine would’ve loved it. x

  9. Aly
    05/08/2014 / 9:19 am

    What an excellent way to enjoy the sights of London.Happy kids are such an important part of family trips, it can break the holiday if they aren’t.

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