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