Why not just stay a while longer?
The welcome easing of restrictions in May now means theatres, cinemas and restaurants are fully open again and so what better time to explore London and take advantage of our ‘stay longer for less’ offers with us here at The Cavendish.
With so much to see and do right on our doorstep, if you stay for 5 nights with us, you can benefit from a fabulous 30% saving meaning rooms are from as little at £117 per room per night with a flexible cancellation policy of up to 72 hours’ notice and a full English breakfast each day. We’re also offering a 20% discount on 3 night stays too, meaning there’s never been a better time to stay a while longer with us.
So, what would you do with five nights (and days!) in one of the World’s most vibrant and bustling cities? Perhaps a few suggestions might help…
In no particular order, here are our top five things to do and explore that we think you’ll love…
Day one – Crowning glory
If you’re one of the many fans of the hit Netflix series ‘The Crown’, a visit to Buckingham Palace and its stunning gardens really is a must. Within a 15 minute walk of the hotel and through St James’ Park, stroll down the Mall to enjoy fabulous views of Buckingham Palace. This year the palace and gardens are open from 10th July until mid-September and offer visitors the chance to see some of the 775 rooms including the beautifully decorated State Rooms. Outside, a ticket for London’s largest private garden allows you to freely explore the trees planted by Queen Victoria, the Royal beehives and the area where the Queen’s famous garden parties take place each year. With over 1000 trees and 325 wild plant species you can easily spend a day here especially with refreshments available to buy or we can arrange for you to take a picnic!
Still on a royal theme, St James’ Palace and Kensington Palace are also close by. Kensington Palace has been home to young royals for over 300 years and re-opens this year from 26th May. On display from 3rd June will be Diana, Princess of Wales’ wedding dress – for the first time in 25 years – as part of the ‘Royal Style in the Making’ exhibition. Pre-booking is essential but our concierge can arrange this for you and what a fabulous way to spend an afternoon.
Day two – the smell of the greasepaint…
With the curtain going up at theatres from May, treat yourself to a musical interlude with a visit to one of the West End’s best shows. From the Jersey Boys and Tina Turner the musical to Back to the Future and the classic Disney’s Lion King, there has to be something for everyone to enjoy. If comedy is more your thing, don’t miss the hilarious ‘The Play that Goes Wrong’ which is back for its fifth year at the Duchess Theatre and promises to have your sides aching with laughter.
Comedy and tragedy abound at Shakespeare’s Globe theatre where, if you don’t get chance to take in a performance, you can enjoy the Globe exhibition. Based beneath the theatre, the exhibition includes a tour, interactive displays and live demonstrations so, to go or not to go, that really is the question…
Day three – shop ‘till you drop
Time for a little retail therapy perhaps? A trip to London wouldn’t be complete without a spot of shopping in the famous name shops on Regents Street, Oxford Street and Bond Street. Whilst the big names are just a short stroll away, the boutique shops of Jermyn Street and its array of gentlemen’s outfitters are even closer. Fortnum and Mason, with all its delicious culinary delights is only a minute’s walk from The Cavendish front door too so, even if you’re only window shopping, make sure you take in the best windows in town.
Day four – flying high!
If you’re up for an adrenaline rush - whether the kids are with you or not – head over to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and check out the ArcelorMittal Orbit slide. From the top of the 76m structure you’ll be able to see for 20 miles before flying down the 178m slide with a heart-stopping 50m vertical drop towards the bottom!
If something a little gentler is more your cup of tea, take a ride on the London Eye with its fantastic views across the London vista. The 30 minute ‘flight’ includes an immersive 4D cinema experience but ensure you pre-book to avoid the queues. At a height of 135m, its view is only superseded by that of the viewing deck on the 72nd floor of the Shard, which at 245m, now holds the title of London’s highest viewing platform – and you can enjoy a drink there too!
Day five – a little bit of chilled time
At least one day of your stay needs to be a quiet relaxing one, after all, you’re on staycation. Whether that includes room service for breakfast in bed or treating yourself to one of our delicious Afternoon Teas after a leisurely day, you do need to experience the delights of our newly refreshed and renamed Mayfair Lounge and Grill at The Cavendish - a fine dining experience which combines history, quality and elegance. Delight in a wonderful dinner each evening choosing from a menu bursting with seasonal fare for you to savour.
So as you can see, it’s very easy to spend time with us here at The Cavendish and with the ‘stay longer for less’ offers, now has never been a better time.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
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