Weekend treat: For a Valentine’s getaway with plenty to do, visit The Lancaster London Hotel, London
Why? Want a room with a view? The Royal Lancaster is in a great location with an incredible outlook over Hyde Park from the bedroom windows and restaurants. This city park has something for everyone including boating, skating and a fabulous children’s play area. See the Diana Memorial Fountain and The Serpentine Bridge or enjoy one of the open-air events planned throughout the year.
Time for romance: There are two impressive restaurants at The Royal Lancaster – the Nipa Thai and Island Grill. If you’re looking for a special treat head to The Nipa Thai, which has received 2 AA Rosettes for authentic cooking and magnificently presented dishes for guests to enjoy in an ambient and decadent setting. Choose from several menus offering a variety of regional specialties infused with herbs and spices flown in from Thailand. There’s also an impressive wine list to compliment your choices.
See the sights: Perfect for exploring, the hotel is directly above Lancaster Gate Underground station on the Central Line. Take a stroll and see some of London’s top attractions, including nearby Kensington Palace and The Royal Albert Hall. For a spot of shopping why not have a mooch around Harrods or Oxford Street with over 300 shops and boutiques plus a plethora of cafes and bars.
Weekday rates start from £159 per room per night, whilst weekend rates start from £129. There are a host of packages on www.lancasterlondon.com including a Paddington Bear package for families, an Afternoon Tea package, as well as the Romance in The City, and The Weekender. The Royal Lancaster, Lancaster Terrace, London W2 2TY. Reservations on 020 7551 6000.