Ali Gordon

City Break | London Edition

As we approach the bank holiday weekend here in the Uk I can’t help but wish I was setting off for a weekend away in the City, with endless opportunities to pass the time it seems a visit to London is the perfect little get away. I am by no means a well seasoned traveler & have many more places I would love to explore however I have listed a few Hotels I would highly recommened for anyone looking to take some well deserved time out.

Mondrian London at Sea Containers 

Located on the banks of the river thames the Mondrian is home to the sea containers building, with a touch of 1920s cruise ship influence and sophisticated designs by Tom Dixon the hotel offers a unique experience and breathtaking architecture.

The Agua Bathhouse & spa is a must visit at the hotel the relaxation area is insane, it’s glamorous, tranquil & will have you relaxing with a smile from ear to ear. There is also a gym which is sufficient for both weight & cardio based training. After a day out shopping or simply exploring the Spa you must check out the hotels rooftop bar (Rumpus room) which hosts huge glass windows & a terrace balcony offering panoramic views of London, quite a way to enjoy a glass of bubbly or a cocktail or two. A very nice way to spend a weekend away. My top pick, for more on the Mondrian

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The Sanderson 

Situated in the west end The Sanderson is a state of the art hotel where all the cool kids go. After you check in you will probably take a selfie on the big red lips at reception before being taken to your room by the concierge, as you enter the galactic lift you will be in your element, well at least I was. The rooms, clean & refreshing, simply two words I would use to describe my first impressions, what more could you ask for, O and the room service is pretty good they do a mean burger & club sandwich.  However a focal point at the hotel has to be the 80ft glowing onyx long bar, you can pretty much order any cocktail that ever existed and it is very luxurious, just how The Sanderson like it. The hotel also has a Agua spa so expect a dreamy ambiance and high caliber service. For more on the Sanderson

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Corinthia Hotel London

Found in the heart of London the Corinthia has mastered 21st century Luxury, The grand victorian building offers a touch of granger its high ceilings & fine details make this building a very pleasant place to spend your time. On arrival you will be blown away by the architecture and designs the Corinthia has infused, The rooms offer a homely comfortable ambiance and are beautifully decorated. In the evening you are spoilt for choice with multiple restaurants and bars within the hotels premises to enjoy fine food or simply a drink with your partner, friends or family. The atmosphere is perfect.

Alongside the hotel is a premium ESPA life spa which looks absolutely amazing. I wish I was writing a first hand experience of “the next generation of spa” however I only have the images to go by which you guys MUST go and take a look at in the link below, I know by the content online I would be in my element, I have the spa on my to do list. for more on the Corinthia

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The Dorchester 

An Iconic Luxury hotel located in Mayfair London, The Dorchester has built a solid name for itself attracting celebrities, Royalty & high society, This hotel is the epitome of timeless glamour.

Award winning afternoon Tea & the only hotel restaurant in the UK to be awarded three Michelin stars will support the reason why so many choose the Dorchester as there London hot spot. Alongside the wining & dinning the hotel often has a breathtaking row of high performance cars lined up outside which for us car lovers makes the experience that little more special, it’s not every day you see a Bugatti, Ferrari, Bentley, Aston & Rolls Royce parked up side by side.

Moving on to the hotel rooms, I would say the focal point has to be the Marble bathrooms, they are incredible & I have been inspired for future bathroom design plans at my own home. I must also add the beds are a pleasure to sleep in which has to be one of the most important factors during a nights stay, so a big thumbs up for comfort. Lastly the Spa Lydia & myself enjoyed a full body aromatherapy massage to help us unwind & relax, the treatment was great & therapist were lovely. The spa is stunning & spending time in the relaxation room after your treatment with a glass of cucumber and rose infused water was just a dream. For more on the Dorchester

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The London Edition