With the prospect of sunnier forecasts, there is no better place to go when the sky is blue and the weather is warm than London. Stereotypically seen as grey, windy and slightly damp, London should definitely be experienced in the summer time (what we have of it!). And with a Bank Holiday weekend coming, it’s time to get planning a weekend away (you know you deserve it).
I’ve mentioned plenty of times on Living for the Now that Covent Garden is my favourite spot in the city. So many bars, restaurants, shops and entertainment – for me, it’s London all over. Street performers, the opera house, cafes and bakeries… It’s the perfect location for when staying in the city. There’s such a unique charm to Covent Garden that no other area of London has.
Therefore, if you’re looking to stay anywhere, I’d say a hotel such as Rosewood London is the perfect choice. Why? Well, it’s under 15 minutes walking distance from the centre of Covent Garden meaning you’re not only in the main hub of the entertainment but also close enough to walk back or call a cab after a few Bank Holiday drinks.
The hotel itself is STUNNING. I’ve walked passed it many times admiring its beauty but sadly I haven’t had the chance to stay there. However, you can see from this grand and opulent building that it screams class and sophistication. And it could be your home for the weekend, allowing you to spoil your loved one to a romantic getaway without having to leave the UK.
BANK HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES
Other than visiting Covent Garden and eating macarons at Ladurée, there are a wide range of fun activities to occupy yourself with when out of the hotel which are in walking distance from the accommodation.
For example, why not go shopping at Seven Dials where there are an abundance of buzzing boutiques, theatres, cafes, bars and restaurants?
Or take in some art and culture by visiting the Tate Modern on the other side of the river? Another one of my favourite spots in the city.
There are plenty of outside bars along Southbank for you to pick up a refresher and there’s also the fabulous Udderbelly festival which is the perfect chill out area for when the sun is shining and you fancy a beer.
Here are some things you can do in London and places you can eat without needing to break the bank including The British Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Be sure to expect some queuing at free locations as you can be sure everyone has the same great idea, so get there early!
You can see more of my favourite London activities here.