Spring is a momentous time for London blooms. In May, the urban landscape is vibrant with bursts with colour and fragrance, as well as locals and visitors eagerly anticipating the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and Belgravia in Bloom.
This year the RHS Chelsea Flower Show will take place between 24 – 28 May, with Belgravia in Bloom popping up all around the neighbourhood from 23 May – 29 May. For nature lovers everywhere, Belgravia in Bloom is a real treat and should not be missed.
If you’re looking to treat yourself to a little staycation after a long dark winter, Belgravia is the perfect spot to take time out to smell the roses – and all the other flowers. You’ll be spoilt for choice with some of the most incredible hotels in London. So whether you’re looking for cosy hideaways or opulent surroundings – they are waiting to be discovered in Belgravia.
Undoubtedly one of the leading 5-star hotels in London. The Berkeley is out of this world with some of the most spacious rooms – many with private garden terraces and hideaway balconies. As you step in through the unforgettable glass entrance, you will enter a different world. All around you, the sense of design excellence is almost palpable. The Berkeley is never afraid to make a statement and is known for being fashionably first when it comes to new experiences. Fashionistas sashay to Prêt-à-Portea, the catwalk inspired afternoon tea. Ready-to-wear becomes ready-to- eat with a range of designer inspired treats. Marcus Wareing’s eponymous restaurant, Marcus, is not to be missed. As well as, The Blue Bar, where you can indulge in a cocktail or three.
The Lime Tree Hotel is a boutique townhouse in the heart of Belgravia. Classic and cosy, it’s a wonderful haven when you want to get right away from everything. Combining the elegance and warmth of a Georgian family home with up-to-the minute styling and second-to-none service. Take a wander in the walled garden – which comes alive in the spring and summer – and you will feel like you’ve escaped the city. The Buttery is their irresistible lounge and café and the perfect place to indulge in a lazy rustic al fresco breakfast or brunch.
Kick back and relax at London’s last family-owned luxury hotel, The Goring. This award winning hotel really does see hospitality as a second-nature thing. Overlooking its own private gardens, it’s a quintessentially English hotel where the rooms and suites have been individually designed. The Goring radiates refined English design with a modern contemporary feel. After dropping off your bags, your first stop has to be the Cocktail Bar. From there, why not wander into the Michelin star Dining Room before stepping out to discover Belgravia, one of the most beautiful neighbourhood in London – in full bloom.
The Hari is a luxury five-star hotel, where service is anything but intrusive. You will feel at home the moment you arrive. Each room and suite has been designed with comfort and understated elegance in mind and the Garden Terrace is great for longer spring and summer evenings – an elegant suntrap on warm days. Visit the Hari bar – for light lunches or a glorious end of day cocktail. And if you’re after a bit of La Dolce Vita, visit Il Pampero. There you will savour some exceptional Italian cuisine.
The Lanesborough is just fabulous, with its round-the-clock dedicated butler service in each room and suite. It is also home to the Michelin-starred Céleste restaurant, an award-winning afternoon tea service, seductive Library bar and one of London’s best cigar and Cognac lounges. If you can’t get enough of Bridgerton, then you’re in for a treat. You can indulge in London’s first exclusive Bridgerton themed afternoon tea. The limited edition menu pays homage to the Regency era, whilst set in the richly decorated dining room. Illuminated during the day by a domed glass roof, it is a Regency icon. The Lanesborough’s head pastry chef, Kevin Miller pays tribute to the key families in Bridgerton, with tea time delights and five signature sweet treats.