It was no secret I turned forty in April and to me age is just a number. I don’t feel forty and I don’t think I especially look it either but it is a change of decade and therefore a reason to celebrate in style. My best friend treated me to a champagne afternoon tea at The Ritz and last weekend we headed off for our long awaited luxury weekend in London. It was pure luxury from start to finish as we popped open a bottle of prosecco on the train and started the celebrations. We were lucky enough to be reviewing the Le Meridien Piccadilly whilst in London and the hotel is superbly located just off Oxford street and a two minute walk from Piccadilly tube station.
The hotel is perfect for a luxury weekend in London or for families visiting the capital. The hotel offers lounge facilities where you can have a coffee and some snacks and watch the world go by in between visiting the sights or shopping! There were many families staying in the hotel and the hotel makes it easy to accommodate younger guests. We checked in to our executive suite and unpacked before exploring the hotel.
The Le Meridien has a large gym and pool that is open to guests, I can imagine a swim is the perfect end to the day if you bring children to London with you. The room is family friendly and the staff are able to to help make the stay as easy as possible. In the room the welcome information offers guests the use of the following baby equipment that makes your stay easier.
Le Meridien also offers a Jungle Book themed Afternoon Tea for younger guests and costs £15 per head it includes a mocktail and great selection for a healthy afternoon tea. We tried the children’s tea in the purpose of research! The afternoon tea is delivered on a tray just like an adults would be. The tray consists of chicken and an egg sandwich on tiger bread, a fruit kebab, warm banana scones with sprinkles and chocolate hearts to decorate it, a leopard print biscuit and coconut bowl. Each item themed to meet the jungle expectations and each item was totally yummy. I know my children would have loved the experience and felt very grown up and valued.
The location is ideal as younger guests will appreciate being in the center of London and near all the main attractions this cuts down on commute time and the convenience of popping back to the hotel for rest stops makes it easier for travelling with children. Breakfast in the morning was an help yourself buffet and again I could not fail to notice how the food and drinks were perfect for younger guests with Innocent Smoothies readily available plus all the usual cereals and fruit options.
The hotel is gem of a place if you are travelling with children and it is great to see the finer details that makes travelling for families stress free and easy so that everyone can enjoy a trip to the capital.
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