Best for the London Eye: Park Plaza Westminster Bridge
The lowdown: Overlooking London’s most whimsical landmark, the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge sits on the eclectic South Bank, a happening hub of riverside cafes, exhibition spaces and street performances. While the bustling neighbourhood – and the Eye – can leave some visitors in a spin, R&R is on offer at the hotel’s luxury spa and Brasserie Joël restaurant, which both specialise in slowing the pace of city life.
In the know… This hotel is perfect for families, with over half the bedrooms able to accommodate a family of four.
Here the only shackles guests need to break from are their in-room iMacs, the only shock is the vistas from the rooftop Skylounge and only submission is to the delicious complimentary chocolate chip cookie on arrival.
Best for Buckingham Palace: Sheraton Grand London Park Lane
The lowdown: Visit the Queen’s living quarters in suitable style with a stay at the regal Sheraton Grand London Park Lane. With guests granted enviable bedroom views overlooking Green Park, 32” HD plasma televisions and portable Wi-Fi devices, as well as the option of a traditional English afternoon tea, don’t be surprised to see Her Majesty herself checking in for the weekend.
In the know… During the months of August and September visitors are permitted to tour the inside of Buckingham Palace, when the Royal Family spend much of their time in Scotland.