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Below are five of London’s best dog friendly hotels because while London is home to countless pet friendly hotels, the very best dog friendly hotels in London go the extra mile and make our four-legged best friends feel extra special.

Below, we’ve rounded up our absolute favourite dogfriendly hotels in London Town, which have impressed in terms of dog friendly services, pet menus and pet amenities. So, no matter if you’re looking for a luxury five star hotel in Mayfair, or a quirky hotel in East London – we’ve got you covered.

The Athenaeum: London’s best dog friendly hotel

The Atheneum, which sits in the heart of Mayfair, is a five-star boutique hotel has all the five-star amenities you can expect from any swanky Mayfair property, but with the eclecticism and bespoke personal touch of an independent hotel. We think it is one of the best dog friendly hotels in Mayfair.

The Athenaeum fully understands that dog parents will dote on their four legged friends all year round. Its dog friendly package goes above and beyond, not just offering dog bowls and treats, but even The Athenaeum branded scarves, bow ties, teddies, dog grooming and walking services. They even offer a deep-filled hypoallergenic hollow fibre mattress, and one complimentary dish from the Mink Bar(k) Menu which includes a choice of either Roast Chicken ‘Bones’ or Steak Tartare. We also liked the little touches throughout the room, which included branded trick and treat cards.

TeamCocopup Charlie was welcomed in (almost) all public spaces, except of course, the spa and the main restaurant. However, the hotel lobby offers plenty of ambiance and pet travellers may simply opt to have dinner here instead of the restaurant if they don’t want to leave their pooches in the room. It is undoubtedly one of London’s best dog friendly hotels. Click here for our full review.

Pan Pacific London: London’s best dog friendly hotel

Pan Pacific London brings the unique flavour of Singaporean hospitality to the heart of the City and one of London’s best dog friendly hotels. The hotel towers over One Bishopgate Plaza and is just a hop skip away from Liverpool Street Station and the hipster cool bars and nightclubs of Shoreditch.

The hotel brings together a balanced blend of architecture, contemporary design and cutting-edge technology, alongside boundary-pushing holistic wellbeing. Also offering a varied selection of exciting destination restaurants and bars, Pan Pacific London is the ultimate location for classic yet accessible luxury.

From the moment we set foot in the beautiful lobby – Charlie was treated like a true VIP (Very Important Pooch). The lovely staff at the reception treated him to a banana chewie, AND a French puff pastry.

The 43-storey bronze tower offers 237 rooms which are the picture of elegance and tranquillity. Curved walls and neutral palettes welcome guests into the rooms, whilst custom headboards act as personalised art pieces, adding a layer of calm through the depiction of oak, elder, elm and maple trees.

The Paws and Pan Pacific package gives pampered pooches a true VIP stay as pets can relax and indulge with bespoke massages, reiki healing, puppy yoga and even dog walks and training sessions care of the Concierge. They even have their own breakfast and dinner menu, created by dog behaviourist and nutritionist Anna Webb, which can be served in-room or in Straits Kitchen. Click here for our full review.

Hilton Park Lane: London’s best dog friendly hotel

We recently stayed in one of the newly refurbished rooms at Hilton Park Lane. The hotel started an extensive renovation project in 2020 starting with the executive rooms in the higher floors as well as the lobby, Park Corner Brasserie, Reverie Bar and Grand Ballroom among other public spaces. The style of the refurb is modern and contemporary with playful touches of retro nostalgia.

The service is as you’d expect from any Hilton property. Friendly check-in and even a lovely handwritten note from reception greets you at the room. The rooms are dressed in an elegant, almost coastal chic, colour palette of nudes and blues, with massive windows that maximise the breath-taking views of Hyde Park and the London skyline. The rooms are generously sized and equipped with all the luxury amenities you can think of. Breakfast is served either at the Park Corner Brasserie of the Executive Lounge and we were thoroughly impressed with how the Hilton Park Lane caters to all sorts of dietary requirements too. We especially enjoyed the vegan Danishes on offer at the Executive Lounge.

Hilton Park Lane which celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2023, was once the highest hotel in Europe and now offers 454 bedrooms hosting around 20,000 guests per year. The next phase of the renovation will include Galvin at Windows and the 10 Degrees Bar, which will add to the already stellar offer in this historic hotel which is still (in our very humble opinion) reaching new heights and breaking boundaries to this day. Plus, it’s pet-friendly too. Click here for our full review.

Kimpton Fitzroy: London’s best dog friendly hotel

Undoubtedly one of London’s most luxurious addresses, everyone certainly knows about the Kimpton Fitzroy. But did you know that the hotel offers a whole menu of luxury pet pampering services too?

Kimpton Fitzroy teamed up with luxury dog-walking and day-care company The Hound Hut to offer VIP guests (very important pooches) a truly elevated hotel experience. With this, hotel guests can book royal pampering and dog walks around Bloomsbury straight with the hotel’s concierge team. The services include two to three hour walks and even day care services.

We love that there are no size, weight or breed restrictions for pets at the Kimpton Fitzroy – which goes to show how deep their pet-friendly policies go. Plus, TeamCocopup Charlie is allowed in many common areas including the lobby and Burr & Co. These incredible pet-friendly policies can be attributed to the hotel’s adorable Director of Pet Relations Winston, who (if you’re lucky) may be there to welcome you with a paw and tail wag.

We stayed in one of the elegant one bedroom suites, which boasted some incredible park views of Russell Square. The spacious suites feature a separate sitting area, a gorgeous four poster king-sized bed, a beautiful balcony and Nespresso machine and tea facilities. There is also a dog bed, dog bowls and treats for Charlie – which he absolutely adored. Click here for our full review.

Hart Shoreditch: London’s best dog friendly hotel

Part of Hilton’s Curio Collection, Hart Shoreditch London is quite literally in the beating heart of everything and anything in Shoreditch. During London Fashion Week, it was a stone’s throw away from all the major East London venues, it’s also just a quick stroll away from the bars and nightclubs of Shoreditch High Street, Old Street and Great Eastern Street.

Every room in Hart Shoreditch is dog-friendly – which is a bonus for us. We were originally booked into one of the Deluxe suites, but for an easy £40 for our two-night stay. The King Junior Suites are chic, cosy and come with an array of luxury amenities. Comfy bedding, stylish interiors, Norwegian toiletries and of course tea and coffee amenities too. Charlie was greeted with a doggy bowl and doggy bed, and a bag of treats – which he of course, appreciated.

In terms of dog-friendliness, TeamCocopup Charlie is allowed absolutely everywhere. He accompanied us during our meetings at the Mostrador Bar, treated himself to some steak offcuts during our dinner at the restaurant, enjoyed the fresh morning sunlight at breakfast and of course – made plenty of new friends all over the hotel lobby too. In fact, we were so impressed with our stay at Hart Shoreditch, that we did come back, just a week later, turning it into our base for London Fashion Week. For the price, quality, service and location – it is certainly East London’s best dog friendly hotel. Click here for our full review.

Want more dog friendly content? Check out our TeamCocopup approved guide here.

Looking for a fun day out with the gals? A cute idea for date night? Or even a wholesome activity for the whole fam, then check out Gravity MAX at Westfield Stratford.

Coined as London’s first urban theme park, Gravity Max offers everything from e-Karting to mini golf across 67,000sq ft of air-conditioned space, which is perfect for this summer weather.

The urban theme park is designed like a neon-lit fever dream, filled with plenty of nostalgic touches for those of us who remember what it was like to visit an old school arcade.

Start your day with an e-Kart race, which is eight minutes of pure adrenaline across a winding racetrack, London’s largest multi-level multi-track e-karting course, which is truly an electrifying way to start your day at Gravity Max.

Gravity Max Stratford Westfield is a fun day out for all ages

There is plenty of fun for groups and couples too, especially with the Coca Cola Mini Golf and Coca Cola experience among other delightful activities that will get your whole body moving.

We especially enjoyed the immersive Game Box which had several different games to choose from, the most popular of which being the Squid Games immersive experience.

Players wear a sensor cap to participate as they recreate all five games in the hit Netflix series from ‘Red Light Green Light’ to ‘Tug of War’, ‘Marbles’ and even the ‘Rainbow Bridge’ and of course ‘Squid Game’. The games are fun, easy to understand and will require your whole body – and plenty of coordination too.

Get your heart racing with an e-Kart race at Gravity MAX Westfield Stratford

After that, check out the Hyperfloor, which is akin to a life-sized game of Tetris. Players will certainly break a sweat as they hop, run and skid through the Hyperfloor to step on matching colours.

For your next girl’s night, there is also the Voice Karaoke where you can step into the spotlight and channel your inner star. Boys will love the Heineken Bar, which is the best place at Gravity Max to enjoy a pint (or three) along with a game of digital darts.

There is also the Hologate VR Arena which takes VR games to the next level, as well as the Carnival Street arcade, which adds a welcome touch of nostalgia by bringing to life some old school arcade games. These include old-school shooting games, claw machines, Whack-A-Mole, and even axe-throwing to more modern games as well.

So, whether you’re looking for nostalgia, a fun night of Karaoke, high-tech VR games or an exhilarating Karting experience, look no further than Gravity MAX Westfield Stratford, an urban theme park that literally has it all.

The Heineken Bar is a great spot to watch sports and share a pint

To book tickets or to find more information visit www.gravity-global.com

Check out other fun London things to do in our Destination Guides

With a stellar lineup of indie rockers The Vaccines, Scottish singer songwriter Paolo Nutini and headline act Kings of Leon, there was never any doubt that the first weekend of live music at BST Hyde Park gig would set the tone for BST’s schedule of summer gigs and would be nothing short of spectacular. 

Despite the small (ish) matter of England versus Slovakia in the Euros, the sold out crowd at BST Hyde Park were entirely invested in all things music as opposed to all things football.

The first act we saw was the brilliant Vaccines who kicked off their set in their typical jaunty style. As well as playing fan favourites like Headphones, If You Wanna and Post Break-Up Sex, the elated crowd were also treated to tracks from their most recent album ‘Pick-Up Full of Pink Carnations’ which was released earlier this year. There are still traces of their indie rock roots, but their sixth album has more of a dynamic West Coast vibe with tracks like Love to Walk Away personifying this 

Justin Hayward-Young of The Vaccines

Love to Walk Away and the effervescent Heartbreak Kid went down a storm, the band proved why they are one of the best bands in the UK and frontman Justin was in formidable form and worked the stage and the crowd throughout their 13 track set.

Twelve years on from his last appearance at Hyde Park, Scottish singer-songwriter Paulo Nutini made a triumphant return with a jam-packed set list which included some of his classic hits which sat effortlessly alongside his new material which in comparison to New Shoes and the fantastic Pencil Full of Lead had a distinctly heavier edge. Sonics aside, Paulo is a consummate performer who seemed to be having the time of his life on the BST Hyde Park stage.

This was my first time seeing US rockers Kings of Leon and they didn’t disappoint. This was a thrilling, high energy rock ‘n’ roll set and the Tennessee natives made an energetic return to BST Hyde Park, seven years on from their last barnstorming performance.

Kings of Leon kicked off proceedings with Ballerina Radio from their latest album, ‘Can We Please Have Fun’. Life-affirming and joyful,  is both a reaffirming mantra for the now-veteran Southern rockers, and a forceful sonic accomplishment that promised an awesome live delivery. 

This felt like an entirely immersive affair thanks to a fantastic atmosphere and the inclusion of a vibrant backdrop which featured waterfalls and volcanoes which made for quite the evocative visual.

EDITORIAL USE ONLY Caleb Followill of Kings of Leon on stage at BST Hyde Park, Sunday 30th June 2024. Photo by Dave J Hogan/Hogan Media

It seemed the band were having as much fun as the sold-out crowd with the charismatic frontman Caleb remarking “I was hoping we’d have fun tonight… Didn’t have any idea we’d have this much fun.”

As if to demonstrate their renewed sense of purpose, the night began with that album’s soaring opener, Ballerina Radio, closely followed by On Call and The Bucket. This was a career-spanning set that was chock full of anthemic bit hitters like Sex on Fire and On Call as well as introducing new tracks such as Mustang and the emotive Splits Screen.

It was a seamless sonic navigation through the last two decades from the veteran Southern rockers who provided a real explosive energy throughout. The dynamic 29-song set was high-octane and thrilled the audience who sang and danced along to tracks like Sex on Fire and Taper Jean Girl which was a welcome tour debut.

After a dizzying set, the band returned for a gut-punch of an encore which included a beautiful rendition of Use Somebody and Waste a Moment,

This was a tour de force performance at London’s BST Hyde Park and a stellar showcase of just how expansive and compelling, the Kings of Leon back catalogue is.

Photo Credits- Dave Hogan, Ellie Koepke and HP van Velthoven

Calling all Potterheads because in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the ‘Prisoner of Azkaban’ the Warner Brother’s Studio Tour – The Making of Harry Potter has unveiled its latest attraction, ‘Return to Azkaban’. Our girl Hannah Tan went on an after-hours tour of the studio to discover the magic.

The experience began with cocktails and canapes at the Great Hall, a rarefied experience that will make any Harry Potter fan’s heart burst with glee. Seeing the frog choir, and all the original costumes from Dumbledore to Hagrid’s while enjoying Hogwarts-inspired cocktails sans the crowd was a great way to kickstart the Warner Brother’s Studio tour.

For the first time ever, Potterheads are invited to Return to Azkaban able explore the Divination classroom as seen as seen when Harry, Ron and Hermione attend their first lesson with Professor Trelawney, allowing fans to feast their eyes on the room draped in rich red fabric, decorated with jewel-toned velvet pouffes, patterned rugs and Arabian-style lanterns.

Here, they can marvel at a grand teacup tower which holds over 500 vintage teacups and try their hand at the art of reading tea leaf signs.

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harry potter

A new section of the Defence Against the Dark Arts classroom set – with aesthetics that changed with each teacher that occupied it – can now be seen featuring the handcrafted, Art-Nouveau-inspired Boggart wardrobe centrepiece, to recreate the fan-favourite moment where students learn to cast the Riddikulus spell.

Visitors will also see The Monster Book of Monsters rampage in Harry’s bedroom at the Leaky Cauldron, complete with the original Tudor bed seen on-screen.

Brand new for the Return to Azkaban feature, is a full cross-section of the Knight Bus – transport for stranded witches and wizards – interior on display, complete with sliding beds and a swinging chandelier.

tea leaves return to azkaban

All the other Harry Potter attractions, including Gringotts Bank, the Hogwarts Express and No 4 Privet Drive where you can see a blown up Aunt Marge are also part of the tour.

To celebrate, Aunt Marge – who Harry Potter famously inflates in one of the opening scenes of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – floated past the iconic Tower Bridge to mark the launch of the new Return to Azkaban feature at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter.

In a scene straight out of the wizarding world, Londoners were treated to a mesmerising sight as a colossal 6.5-metre-high Aunt Marge drifted across the skyline. Looking to add some magic to your next weekend day out? Then definitely check out Return to Azkaban at the Warner Brother’s Studio Tour. Your inner child will thank you later.

return to azkaban

Return to Azkaban is a special feature running from 1st May – 4th September and all new additions are included in the ticket price. After opening its doors to visitors on 31st March 2012, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter celebrated its 12th anniversary earlier this year. The highly rated attraction offers visitors the ultimate chance to get up close to authentic sets to discover the magic behind spellbinding special effects and explore the behind-the-scenes secrets of the Harry Potter film series. Visitors can explore the original Great Hall, step into the Forbidden Forest, discover Gringotts Wizarding Bank and pull out a Mandrake in Professor Sprout’s Greenhouse all before marvelling at the breath-taking miniature scale model of Hogwarts castle. Tickets must be pre-booked at www.wbstudiotour.co.uk 

Loft conversions in London have become a popular solution for homeowners looking to maximise their living space without the hassle of moving. These conversions not only add significant value to properties but also offer a unique opportunity to create stylish, personalised living areas. Celebrities like Sting, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law, and Robbie Williams have set the trend with their luxurious and thoughtfully designed lofts. By examining their iconic styles, we can draw inspiration and practical tips for our own loft conversions. This blog delves into the design elements of these celebrity lofts and provides guidance on how to recreate their stunning looks in your own London home.

Sting and Trudie Styler

Sting and Trudie Styler’s loft in Queen Anne’s Gate is a masterclass in blending modern and classic design elements. Their home is known for its distinctive style, characterised by exposed brick walls, which add a rustic charm and create a warm, inviting atmosphere. The design incorporates a mix of contemporary and vintage furniture, seamlessly integrating pieces from different eras to create a cohesive look. Their loft features a Mansard conversion, maximising space with its steeply pitched roof and dormer windows.

To recreate Sting and Trudie’s loft style in your own home, start with the basics: exposed brickwork or brick veneer to achieve that authentic loft feel. Pair this with a mix of modern art pieces and vintage furniture. Think about combining leather sofas with sleek, modern coffee tables or using antique wooden chairs with contemporary lighting fixtures. This contrast not only adds visual interest but also creates a balanced, harmonious space. Additionally, incorporate unique art pieces and decor that reflect your personal taste, similar to how Sting and Trudie showcase their eclectic art collection. By blending these elements, you can create a stylish, inviting loft that captures the essence of their iconic London home.

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin’s former home in Belsize Park is a prime example of luxurious minimalist design. Their property features a Mansard loft conversion, known for its steep roof and dormer windows, which provides ample space and a unique architectural character. This type of conversion is ideal for creating spacious, light-filled interiors, perfectly suited to their minimalist aesthetic.

To recreate Gwyneth and Chris loft style, focus on a monochromatic colour scheme with shades of white, beige, and grey. Opt for sleek, minimalist furniture and ensure each piece is both functional and aesthetically pleasing. Incorporate natural materials such as wood and stone to add warmth and texture to the space. Ample natural light is essential, so consider installing large windows or skylights to brighten the area. Keep decor minimal, selecting a few statement pieces that reflect your personal style without overwhelming the space. By embracing these elements, you can create a sophisticated and tranquil loft inspired by the elegant simplicity of Gwyneth and Chris’s London home.

Ewan McGregor

Ewan McGregor’s London loft is a perfect blend of contemporary design and personal flair. His home features a Hip-to-Gable loft conversion, which involves changing the sloped side of a hipped roof to a flat gable end, creating additional internal space. This type of conversion is ideal for maximising space and is particularly effective in properties with a hipped roof.

To recreate Ewan McGregor’s loft style, focus on sleek, modern furnishings with a touch of personalisation. Use clean lines and neutral colours as a base, then add pops of colour and unique decorative items to reflect your individual style. Incorporate modern art pieces, which can add a vibrant and dynamic element to the space. Ensure that the loft is well-lit, using a combination of natural light from large windows or skylights and strategically placed modern lighting fixtures. Incorporate comfortable yet stylish furniture, such as a contemporary sofa with a mid-century modern coffee table, to create a welcoming and functional living area. By blending these elements, you can achieve a contemporary and personalised loft space that mirrors Ewan McGregor’s chic London home.

Robbie Williams

Robbie Williams’ home in London is a perfect example of a luxurious and eclectic loft conversion. His property features a Velux loft conversion, which primarily utilises roof lights and skylights to maximise natural light without altering the roofline extensively. This type of conversion is less invasive and often more affordable, yet it offers a spacious, light-filled living area that feels both expansive and cosy.

To capture Robbie Williams’ loft style, focus on combining luxury with comfort. Use high-quality materials like plush fabrics, rich woods, and polished metals to create an opulent feel. Incorporate a mix of contemporary and vintage pieces to add character and a sense of individuality to the space. Large skylights or roof windows are essential to flood the area with natural light, enhancing the loft’s airy and open atmosphere. Consider adding unique elements such as statement lighting fixtures, bold artwork, or a grand piano to make the space truly personal and reflective of your style. By blending these elements, you can recreate the luxurious and eclectic ambiance of Robbie Williams’ iconic London loft.

Kate Moss

Kate Moss’s London loft is a striking example of bohemian chic. Her home features a Dormer loft conversion, which adds substantial headroom and space by extending the existing roof. This type of conversion allows for large windows and skylights, creating a bright and open living area perfect for her eclectic style.

To emulate Kate Moss’s loft style, focus on creating a relaxed, bohemian atmosphere. Use a mix of textures and patterns to add visual interest and depth to the space. Incorporate vintage furniture pieces, such as an antique velvet sofa or a distressed wooden coffee table, to add character. Layer textiles like rugs, cushions, and throws in various patterns and fabrics to achieve a cosy, lived-in feel. Add personal touches with unique art pieces, plants, and decorative items that reflect your personality. Ensure ample natural light with large windows or skylights, enhancing the airy and open ambiance. By combining these elements, you can recreate the bohemian and stylish environment of Kate Moss’s iconic London loft.

Recreating Celebrity Loft Styles in Your Own Home

Taking inspiration from the loft conversions of Sting, Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin, and Robbie Williams can help you create a stylish, unique living space.

For a rustic yet sophisticated style like Sting and Trudie Styler’s, focus on exposed brickwork and a mix of modern and vintage furniture. Incorporate unique art pieces to personalise the space and create a warm, inviting atmosphere.

To emulate the minimalist, serene environment of Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin’s loft, use a neutral colour palette and sleek, minimalist furniture. Incorporate natural materials like wood and stone, and ensure ample natural light with large windows or skylights to maintain an airy, spacious feel.

For a luxurious yet comfortable space inspired by Robbie Williams, consider a Velux loft conversion. Maximise natural light with roof lights and skylights, and use high-quality materials. Blend contemporary and vintage pieces, and add unique elements like statement lighting fixtures or a grand piano to personalise the space.

By incorporating these elements, you can create a stylish and inviting loft that reflects the charm and elegance of these iconic celebrity homes while tailoring the space to suit your preferences.

While London is home to countless dog friendly hotels, the very best dog friendly hotels in London go the extra mile and make our four-legged best friends feel extra special. We checked out The Athenaum, which we think is the best dog friendly hotel in Mayfair.

The Atheneum, which sits in the heart of Mayfair, and quite literally next door to Green Park, does exactly that. This five-star boutique hotel has all the five-star amenities you can expect from any swanky Mayfair property, but with the eclecticism and bespoke personal touch of an independent hotel. We think it is one of the best dog friendly hotels in Mayfair, let TeamCocopup Charlie and doting dog mum Hannah Lynn Tan count the reasons why.

Best dog friendly hotel in Mayfair
Is The Athenaeum Mayfair’s best dog friendly hotel?

While National Pet Month has come and gone, The Athenaeum fully understands that dog parents will dote on their four legged friends all year round. Its dog friendly package goes above and beyond, not just offering dog bowls and treats, but even The Athenaeum branded scarves, bow ties, teddies, dog grooming and walking services. They even offer a deep-filled hypoallergenic hollow fibre mattress, and one complimentary dish from the Mink Bar(k) Menu which includes a choice of either Roast Chicken ‘Bones’ or Steak Tartare. We also liked the little touches throughout the room, which included branded trick and treat cards.

TeamCocopup Charlie was welcomed in (almost) all public spaces, except of course, the spa and the main restaurant. However, the hotel lobby offers plenty of ambiance and pet travellers may simply opt to have dinner here instead of the restaurant if they don’t want to leave their pooches in the room.

Best dog friendly hotel in Mayfair
The dogfriendly rooms in The Athenaeum overlook the lush greenery of Green Park

The rooms themselves were the picture of contemporary cool and feature a calming colour palette of neutrals and greens, reflecting the gorgeous tones of Green Park right outside. Our room, on the seventh floor, also boasted floor-to-ceiling bay windows, maximising the park views. We loved the little touches like the ‘Jolly Resident’ cocktail making kit and recipe card, which was a fun way to enjoy an aperitif from the comfort of your own room.

Downstairs in the basement is the small but very functional spa. As we discovered, The Athenaeum is quite popular for its spa packages and so hotel guests must book in advance to secure a one-hour slot. The spa is complete with a jacuzzi, sauna and steam room, everything you need for an indulgent moment of relaxation and calm.

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The 116 Restaurant extends out onto the terrace during warm summer days
Restaurant

The restaurant, 116 at The Athenaeum offers elevated British classics. Led by Executive Chef Ian Howard, the restaurant offers a diverse all day menus complete with a selection of O’Shea’s Butchers UK Prime Beef Dry Aged steaks, served with Himalayan pink salt and Café de Paris butter, alongside other classic such as Risotto, Cornfed Chicken and of course a signature burger.

The starters though, were worth shouting about. We particularly loved the Haymans Gin Cured Salmon, which is served over Pea Hummus and some Gin & Tonic gel as well as the Spring Vegetable Salad with Ricotta and Baby Artichoke. Paired with the hotels’ cleverly crafted botanical cocktails, you’d be hard done to find a better table this side of Green Park.

From the warm dog friendly atmosphere, stylish rooms and of course incredible location, we think this truly is the best dog friendly hotel in Mayfair.

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TeamCocopup Charlie absolutely loved his staycation at The Athenaeum

With Green Park just across the street, The Athenaeum is literally the best place for dog owners looking for a home-from-home in Mayfair. Charlie absolutely loved running around the park and even took a gander at Buckingham Palace too. The hotel also offers Royal Parks Picnic packages which are ideal for the summer months, and even better if you have your pooch with you.

The best part about The Athenaeum though, was the truly warm and friendly service of the staff. The lovely doorman was waiting for Charlie after our walk with a bag of treats in his pocket, while Alessia our server also came round with a plate of surprises. From the warm dog friendly atmosphere, stylish rooms and of course incredible location, we think this truly is the best dog friendly hotel in Mayfair.

The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences

The Athenaeum understand that pets are just another furry member of the family and ensures that they are treated accordingly. The hotel is located near Hyde Park and faces Green Park, which allows dogs to explore at their leisure and off-leash. Treat your dog to a VIPUP Package, for just £40 per dog they will be treated to a deep-filled, hypoallergenic mattress, ceramic food and water bowls, a gourmet dish from the Mini Bar(k) Menu and a fetching bow tie, alongside some tasty treats to take home.

Book here https://www.athenaeumhotel.com/dogs-at-the-athenaeum/

Have you ever heard of Electro-Muscular-Stimulation? This technology is fuelling Feel Electric, London’s best new workout craze. It uses a wearable device that stimulates your muscles through tiny electrodes that accelerate the efficacy of your workouts, toning your body like it’s nobody’s business.

Feel Electric, offers high-tech EMS training that helps you blast those unruly and unwanted fats in a safe studio environment. Could it be London’s best new workout craze? Our girl Hannah Tan-Gillies finds out.

According to Feel Electric, each EMS session activates 90% of your muscle fibres, which means that EMS workouts push your muscles so much harder than a regular gym workout can. For reference, a 20 minute EMS workout is the equivalent of a two hour session at the gym.

Also, low-impact EMS workouts have been known to reduce subcutaneous fat mass, body fat percentage and boosts your basal metabolic rate, which means that you can burn calories while resting.

It also helps tighten your connective tissues as you activate a vast portion of your muscles, which often get overlooked, during your EMS sessions. This helps tone your skin and also reduce cellulite.

The 1-2-1 sessions mean that every workout is tailored to your body type and goals, and with the help of an expert trainer who guides you through the entire workout, you know that you can do it safely too.

For first timers, the experience begins with a measurement of your Body Mass Index, which is admittedly always a daunting ordeal. Don’t fret though the trainers at Feel Electric go out of their way to make you feel comfortable and also explain what the different measurements mean. Women, for example, always hold onto a bit more fat than men do, so don’t let the scales freak you out.

Afterwards, you are given a semi-wetsuit outfit to wear, before putting on the wearable tech (that needs to be worn wet by the way) around your body, arms and legs. It is through these garments that the electronic currents will pulse throughout your body.

The workouts can be as hard or as easy as you want. For 20 minutes, you will be doing low impact exercises such as squats, lunges, and arm raises – with a current of electricity activating muscle groups you didn’t even know you had. The strength of the electric current is also dependent on your tolerance level – so you don’t have to worry about getting shocked.

While I’m used to quite hardcore workouts, the 20 minute low-impact workout at Feel Electric definitely left my muscles feeling toned and tired – and I certainly felt it the next day. For people who are short on time and want to maximise the results of their sessions, Feel Electric is certainly a great choice. No wonder it is electrifying London’s yummy mummies and fitness fanatics. Could it be London’s best new workout craze? If you’re short on time and want maximum impact, then definitely give this a shot.

Every year the Hilton hosts a ‘Secret Social’ party which features a special guest performer including the likes of Ellie Goulding, Kylie Minogue and Stormzy. This year, the special guest performer was record-smashing six Brit Award winner Raye (and with seven nominations to boot) who serenaded guests at the Hilton Parklane with all her biggest hits.

After a whirlwind week, the singer-songwriter took to the stage to give fans and Hilton Honours members a night to remember, with a performance of her award-winning hits, including Worth It and You Don’t Know Me.

LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 05: RAYE delights fans at Hilton Secret Socials – the exclusive event was held for a handful of lucky guests at London Hilton on Park Lane on March 5, 2024 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Benett)

 Fans at London Hilton on Park Lane were amazed by the rare opportunity to see the record-breaking artist in such an intimate venue. RAYE has had a strong start to 2024, with a win for best female act at the Mobo Awards, a world tour across nine countries, including selling out London’s O2 Arena, and most recently, a performance at last weekend’s BRIT Awards.

Talking about her performance, RAYE shared, “I love intimate shows, these types of moments just feel so special and personal. I am also very grateful to the London Hilton on Park Lane for hosting such a beautiful evening for us.”

Stijn Bastiaens, Vice President Marketing and Loyalty Europe, Middle East and Africa, Hilton commented, “RAYE’s performance at our newly refurbished London Hilton Park Lane gave lucky Hilton Honors members and fans a chance to Stay in the music and create lifelong memories. Our exclusive concerts are just one of the ways we demonstrate our longstanding commitment to supporting the music industry, and how rewarding a stay at Hilton can be, through the unique access we provide our Hilton Honors members.

After the event, we were lucky enough to stay at one of the newly refurbished rooms at Hilton Park Lane. The hotel started an extensive renovation project in 2020 starting with the executive rooms in the higher floors as well as the lobby, Park Corner Brasserie, Reverie Bar and Grand Ballroom among other public spaces. The style of the refurb is modern and contemporary with playful touches of retro nostalgia.

The service is as you’d expect from any Hilton property. Friendly check-in and even a lovely handwritten note from reception greets you at the room. The rooms are dressed in an elegant, almost coastal chic, colour palette of nudes and blues, with massive windows that maximise the breath-taking views of Hyde Park and the London skyline. The rooms are generously sized and equipped with all the luxury amenities you can think of. Breakfast is served either at the Park Corner Brasserie of the Executive Lounge and we were thoroughly impressed with how the Hilton Park Lane caters to all sorts of dietary requirements too. We especially enjoyed the vegan Danishes on offer at the Executive Lounge.

Hilton Park Lane which celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2023, was once the highest hotel in Europe and now offers 454 bedrooms hosting around 20,000 guests per year. The next phase of the renovation will include Galvin at Windows and the 10 Degrees Bar, which will add to the already stellar offer in this historic hotel which is still (in our very humble opinion) reaching new heights and breaking boundaries to this day.

To book visit www.hilton.com

The Beaumont, which was once upon a time the carpark for the luxury clientele of Selfridge’s in the 1920s, has withstood the test of time as one of London’s most beloved Art Deco masterpieces.

In 2020, The Beaumont started a massive renovation project. Our girl Hannah Tan-Gillies ventured into the heart of Mayfair to experience the newly opened rooms in The Beaumont’s extension, take a tour of the sprawling Roosevelt Suite and of course, experience the gastronomic delights of The Colony Grill and discover why The Beaumont is one of the best hotels in London.

The suites in the new wing blend contemporary style with Art Deco elegance

The Beaumont is one of a few independent London hotels that have stood the test of time. The hotel is inspired by the transatlantic hotels of the 1920s with an Art Deco twist. Offering 72 gorgeous rooms and 29 suites and studios, including the well-known Antony Gormley Room, The Beaumont is all about blending old world elegance with a contemporary luxury vibe.

Art is a central theme throughout the hotel which offers an enviable collection of paintings and works throughout both public and private spaces. In fact, the Le Magritte cocktail bar was inspired by a Magritte painting of which the original belongs to the hotel’s owner. (A recreation of the painting hangs behind the bar).

The new rooms embrace the hotel’s Art Deco past and features an elegant colour palette of neutrals and navy. We stayed in one of the Superior Studios which was generously sized and kitted out with every amenity a modern luxury traveller could require. With views over Mayfair rooftops, large bathrooms and a delectable complimentary Beaumont Baker’s Basket, the room was a luxurious home away from home for our one-night stay at The Beaumont.

The Roosevelt Suite, which can be configured to occupy the hotel’s entire fifth floor, is as impressive as its namesake. The Presidential Suite can be extended to include five bedrooms and features a sprawling terrace unlike anywhere else in Mayfair. A rich terracotta wallpaper adds gravitas to the main living space, which features a large seating area and dining table.

Designed by Thierry Despont, elegant Art Deco touches and include a lacquered drinks cabinet serving a delectable selection of Prohibition- era-inspired cocktails. Artworks from acclaimed artists including Henri Matisse, Alexander Calder, Robert Motherwell and Anne Desmet. Feature throughout the space, which is undoubtedly one of London’s finest suites. It is a veritable feast for the eyes.

The Beaumont is one of London’s longest-standing independent hotels (and for good reason)

For dinner, we sampled the classic menu at the Colony Grill, a New York style grill that offers a menu of American classics with panache. The menu is decidedly old fashioned but executed to perfection. We recommend starting with a plate of oysters before indulging in a Rib Eye or Sirloin Steak for which The Colony Grill is famous. This is also where breakfast is served, where we (to banish the sins of the previous evening) opted for the full Vegan.

From check-in to check-out and long after, The Beaumont was an absolute joy to behold. Led by General Manager Duncan Palmer, who regaled us with tales of his hospitality adventures around the world and the important hand he played in the development of The Beaumont, it is no wonder this hotel has remained and will remain a true jewel in London’s hotel scene.  

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Rooms at The Beaumont start from £700 per person including VAT. Includes: For breakfast, a daily ‘ Beaumont Basket’ of homemade viennoiseries, seasonal preserves, coffee or tea and juices. 

Fresh organic coffee, teas, soft drinks, still & sparkling water, & snacks from the in-room bar. lUse of The Beaumont’s chauffeur-driven courtesy limousine for emissions-free local trips (subject to availability). Use of the Spa and 24-hour Gymnasium throughout your stay. For more information visit www.thebeaumont.com.

London, the bustling capital of England, is a city brimming with history, culture, and excitement. With its iconic landmarks, diverse neighborhoods, and rich cultural scene, it offers an array of unforgettable experiences for visitors from around the world.

For all-season travelers, exploring the top attractions in London promises to be an adventure like no other.

In this article, we’ll take you on a journey through some of the must-visit attractions in London. This information will ensure that your visit to this vibrant city is nothing short of extraordinary.

The Famous Wax Museum: Madame Tussauds

Are you ready for a star-studded adventure right in the heart of London? If so, prepare to meet your favorite stars and historical figures at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum! Step into a world of glamour as you explore lifelike wax figures of Hollywood celebrities, music legends, sporting heroes, and even royal family members.

Want to make it a hassle-free visit? With madame tussauds london tickets, you can skip the queues and dive straight into the action. Featuring over 150 lifelike figures, this iconic museum takes you through history and pop culture. Just scan your ticket at the entrance to begin your adventure! Even children under three get in free but require a reserved ticket.

Immerse yourself in interactive experiences that bring the world of Madame Tussauds to life. You can even test your sporting skills against Usain Bolt. Challenge your vocal abilities with Adele, or step into the spotlight with your favorite Marvel superheroes.

Whether you’re a movie buff, a music fan, or simply curious to see your favorite stars up close, a visit to this museum promises to be an experience you’ll never forget.

Exploring Buckingham Palace: A Royal Journey

No visit to the place is complete without a stop at Buckingham Palace, the official residence of the British monarch. Standing tall and proud since 1703, Buckingham Palace isn’t just a house; it’s a royal masterpiece. With 775 rooms, it’s like a mini kingdom in itself. Imagine getting lost in there!

But wait, there’s more! Every summer, the palace opens its doors for the public to walk through the State Rooms. As you wander through rooms adorned with priceless art and glittering chandeliers, it’s a royal feast for the eyes! Don’t forget the famous Changing of the Guard ceremony, where you can watch soldiers in their uniforms swap duties with military precision.

Interestingly, hundreds of staff keep things running smoothly behind the scenes till today. From footmen to gardeners, everyone plays a part in the royal palace.

Additionally, spread over 40 acres, the place’s stunning gardens are like a green oasis in the heart of bustling London. They are perfect for a leisurely walk or a royal picnic. Just don’t forget to make bookings in advance. After all, who wouldn’t want a glimpse into the lives of the royals?

Journey Through Time: Tower of London

Another iconic landmark that shouldn’t be missed is the Tower of London. A historic fortress and UNESCO World Heritage Site situated on the banks of the River Thames. With a history dating back over 1,000 years, the tower has served as a royal palace, prison, and treasury, making it one of the most fascinating attractions in the city.

It has seen kings and queens and countless events. From royal ceremonies to imprisonments and even executions, the Tower holds stories of power and intrigue. One of its main attractions is the Crown Jewels. Sparkling with diamonds and precious gems, they represent centuries of royal history.

The Tower has also served as a fortress, protecting the city from invaders. Today, visitors can explore its many rooms and corridors. From the medieval White Tower to the battlements offering sweeping views of the city, there’s something for everyone. So, whether you’re a history buff or just curious about the past, the tower promises an unforgettable journey through time.

Where Art Comes Alive: Tate Modern

Art lovers won’t want to miss a visit to the Tate Modern, one of the world’s leading contemporary art museums. As you step inside, you’re greeted by a whirlwind of creativity waiting to engulf your senses. Here, you’ll find works by renowned artists like Picasso, Warhol, and Hockney alongside emerging artists pushing art’s boundaries.

What sets Tate Modern apart is its dynamic approach to showcasing art. Exhibitions change regularly, ensuring there’s always something new to discover. Whether you’re into abstract expressionism or minimalist design, there’s a piece that speaks to you.

Tate Modern encourages interaction. Engage in lively discussions with fellow art enthusiasts or participate in workshops to unleash your inner artist. The museum’s immersive experiences make art accessible to everyone, regardless of age or background.

A Cultural Hub of Creativity: Camden Market

Camden Market is a vibrant place bursting with creativity. It’s not just a market; it’s a cultural hub where ideas flourish, and art comes to life. Located in the heart of the city, this market is a must-visit destination for anyone seeking unique experiences.

Here, you’ll find an eclectic mix of stalls selling everything from handmade crafts to vintage clothing. The market is a melting pot of different cultures and styles, reflecting the diversity of the place itself. From trendy jewelry to quirky artwork, there’s something for everyone.

Additionally, it’s a hub for artists and performers, with live music and street art adding to the colorful atmosphere. Camden Market is also a foodie paradise, with stalls serving cuisine worldwide. And the best part? It’s open daily, so you can experience its magic whenever the mood strikes. Whether you’re a resident or a tourist, be sure to allocate some time to discover this cultural treasure.

Conclusion

The city offers unforgettable experiences for all ages, from star-studded adventures at Madame Tussauds to royal tours of Buckingham Palace. Dive into history at the Tower of London and explore artistic wonders at the Tate Modern. Camden Market awaits with its cultural vibrancy and diverse flavors. No matter which attraction you choose, this city promises to leave you with memories that last a lifetime. So, get ready yourself for an unforgettable journey to this vibrant city, where every corner holds a new story waiting to be discovered.