Contributed by feature reporter Jens Hoffmann.
We had a lovely father & son week-end in London. My son wrote a great editorial about the “Tower of London” and I invited him to spend a week-end in the British capital.
Built by William the Conqueror in 1066, this uncompromising slab of a building has been many things—including the site where Henry VIII ordered the execution of two of his wives. Now the Tower is most famous as the home of the Crown Jewels. A tour from one of the Beefeaters is fun. Later on we did Buckingham Palace, Kensington, Notting Hill, Brixton, London Eye and Trafalgar Square.
Amazing, elegant, funky; London attracts me always.
Many people get stuck on London and carries them aplomb. It’s all down to the people, the gentlemen of Mayfair, hipster from Camden Town, celebs from High Gate, macchiato mummies and curling parents from Kensington and foodies from everywhere.
It was a long time ago, more than 2000 years that this city started out on its story.
That was when the Romans founded their settlement of Londinium on the banks of River Thames.
Since then there’s been one prime driver of Londons rapid growth; Immigration.
First from the countryside, later from the Empire and now from all over the world.
So many people get stuck on London since years.
It’s all down to the people, the gentlemen of Trafalgar district, hipster from Camden Town, celebs from High Gate, luxury “macchiato mummies” from Kensington.
I like it to be here. I used to live in London and it was more than 2000 years that London started out on its story.
That was when the Romans founded their settlement of Londinium on the banks of River Thames.People from the Empire all over the world like coming and enjoy this place.
It is not only the numerous sights, my hideaway the new Curio is a lhotel in the heart of London that sets standards.
The Trafalgar St. James London, Curio Collection by Hilton is a stylish place to be.
An ambience that could not be more romantic and urban to work, listen to music, rest and play.
The elegant roooms and suites are urban spaces with high ceilings and triple-pane windows for a quiet retreat.
They are all -even the normal rooms- generously sized with a range of amenities to add that something special to your stay (i-pad, a Nespresso coffeemaker, and books and décor that are distinctly London.
It offers unique restaurants and bars and friendly service entertaining both international visitors and Londoners under the same roof. Easy to Upgrade to a signature suite with iconic views of the square.
Don’t miss The Rooftop Bar, a space for cocktails and drinking in the inimitable city view.
The Rooftop, formerly known as Vista, has been transformed into a year-round destination featuring a stylish lounge and dining area, with a asian menu charing food on small plates and healthy eating options.
Complete with alfresco and canopy-covered seating, the 378-square-metre sky-high space features an open fireplace, heaters and blanket selection to provide warmth throughout the cooler months.
For special occasions and intimate gatherings, Room – a glass-enclosed private dining room.
This sky-high space lends itself is fun. I enjoyed it as much as the the living room and the Biblio Lounge.
Easy to get there:
Seven aiports and all mayor carriers are flying to the city.
What to do:
23 museums are 4 free, The Trafalgar St. James is at the center of it with attractions, galleries and museums such as The National Gallery, London Eye, Tate Modern and Buckingham Palace just a stepping stone away.
Walk to Soho, eat at leicester Square, shopping on Oxford Street, Regent Street, Mayfair and Covent Garden, always fun is a gig at Royal Albert Hall.
See the Changing of the Guards…why not?
Total: The new Curio St. James is a very special experience, the days remain an enduring memory.Tucked away on the south side of Trafalgar Square, the hotel brings a urban level of excitement.
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Photos by Jens Hoffmann