I love London. It’s the city I grew up in, lived in and that I count as my second home.
A few times a year, I get a great longing and urge for London. So whether it’s for business or pleasure, a trip to London is a must every once in a while.
This also gives me an opportunity to share an update on this awesome city to share with you all. Enabling me to check out new trends, new hotels, new beauty treatments, cool restaurants etc and hopefully this can give all of you, my readers, some insights and inspiration on London.
Are you planning a weekend trip or business trip to London?
If so, I want to share with you one of my favourite stays in London, (with exception when I have the pleasure to stay with any of my fabulous & cherished friends who live in London).
The Sloane Square Hotel.
This is a lovely, personal luxury boutique hotel - independent and privately owned – that offers spacious rooms, a tasty french inspired restaurant ‘Côte Brasserie’ and very helpful and attentive guest service.
I stayed at the cozy Sloane Square hotel when I was in London for a moderator assignment for the release of a short film. And I loved it!
The hotel serves all my needs for a short trip to London. It has a perfect location, for my taste, with easy access to Kings Road, Harvey Nichols, Harrods, Hyde Park. With the busy London life of Mayfair or the cool vibe of Notting Hill, only a cab or tube ride away.
The beautifully restored Sloane Square Hotel, fully refurbished in 2005/2006, is famously located in the heart of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and offers 102 individually designed bedrooms and suites.
The hotel and rooms offer understated elegance and interior with an attentive and helpful staff and service.
I fully enjoyed my superior room that offered my tired body, (after a long work day) a soothing and comfy king sized bed with awesomely comfortable pillows, (soothing for my tired head at the time), a tasteful and well planned decorated room with modern furnishings aligned with large window seat overlooking Sloane Square.
In terms of extra facilities, the room was equipped with a Nespresso coffee machine, a kettle for making tea, a safety deposit box, smart TV and free WiFi connection.
THE CAFÈ/BAR AND RESTAURANT:
The hotel offers a french inspired restaurant ‘Côte Brasserie’ situated in the same building. So you can easily slip down to the Brasserie for a snack, lunch or dinner at any time. A great option for those sore and tired feet after running around on a shopping or sightseeing spree or back to back business meetings.
For me it was extra convenient as I had a headache from h**’l, following my moderator assignment :(, and I could hardly make it to any restaurant during the following day. I could barely get out of bed.. So it was convenient to only need to go downstairs for a soothing mint tea and some light lunch.
I want to mention this, as the staff of the hotel where so considerate and helpful during this time of my headache zone, which I really appreciated!
Whilst here, treat yourself to a traditional english treat and tradition ‘Afternoon Tea’ that is served in the Hotel’s Cafe and Bar on the 1st floor.
Sloane Square is a prestigious crossroads in Chelsea and Knightsbridge, with King’s Road, a mecca for fashionistas and shopaholics, just off Sloane Square.
Sloane Square Hotel is as mentioned perfectly positioned on Sloane Square, in the heart of Chelsea an affluent area in southwest London, surrounded by cozy and buzzing cafes and restaurants.
I find this to be the perfect location when in London, as it’s close to all the buzz and busy life of London, and yet it offers that tranquil, cozy and residential atmosphere of London that I really enjoy.
The area fronts the River Thames, running from Chelsea Bridge along the Chelsea Embankment, taking in the likes of Cheyne Walk, Lots Road and Chelsea Harbour. Hyde Park, the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace and the museums of South Kensington are close at hand.
I want to seize this opportunity to mention one of my favourite sanctuaries and peace of mind places in London: Ushvani Spa.
Just walking into Ushvani is like taking a step into a paradise of tranquility, harmony and TLC. It appeals and soothes all your 5 senses in such a delicate, soothing and loving way. It is a must visit and experience. It is expensive but really is a treat to pamper yourself or a loved one. And the best thing is, Ushvani is just around the corner from Sloane Square Hotel :).
Ushvani really provides a true escape to pampering bliss in the heart of Chelea. Treatments are second to none, among the best I have experienced. Words aren’t sufficient. You just have to experience it for yourself. It’s worth it and you’re worth it.
“Ushvani is one of London’s most luxurious day spa ( voted the UK’s Best Day Spa by both Tatler and Condé Nast Traveller) and the Ushvani philosophy is guided by the principles of nurture, total well-being, relaxation and healthy indulgence, which are reflected in the superlative quality of the treatments on offer, the exotic beauty of the spa and outstanding levels of service provided by expert therapists.At Ushvani, you will experience the perfect blend of spa indulgence, restorative therapies and supreme service at every level”.
Contact details Ushvani Spa: 1 Cadogan Gardens, Knightsbridge, London SW3 2RJ
Tel: +44 (0)20 7730 2888 Email: [email protected]
Brief History on Sloane Hotel:
The Sloane Square Hotel has been a 4 star hotel since 1900. In early 1960, the hotel was temporary home to Peter Llewelyn Davies, a leading figure in London’s publishing industry and the inspiration for J. M. Barrie’s Peter Pan, while en route to Gibraltar.
During the 1960s, the hotel was part of the Swinging London phenomenon, which encompassed fashion, music, art and other forms of popular culture.
Early in February 1962, The Beatles stayed in the hotel for several weeks, and in the following year they used the building as a venue for a photographic session with the photographer Cyrus Andres, on 10 February 1963. During this time the hotel was named The Royal Court.
In 2005/2006 the hotel was completely renovated and reopened as Sloane Square Hotel.
7-12 Sloane Square
Phone: +44 (0) 20 788 159 84