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Ultimate London Bank Holiday guide

How to spend a long weekend in central London

The last of the long summer weekends is fast approaching and we’re here to help you make the most of it. Read on for ideas of what to do this August Bank Holiday.

Raise a toast

Have a tipple or two at one of London’s leading cocktail bars. From the birthplace of Ziggy Stardust at The Starman in Heddon Street and  outstanding aperitifs in Bar Americain, to rooftop heights at Aqua Kyoto or Treehouse Hotel’s The Nest  to catch golden hour over Regent Street - it is truly impossible to choose a bad spot to settle. Read our cocktail guide to get inspired

Indulge in a spot of afternoon tea

Looking for something a little special for the Bank Holiday weekend? Afternoon tea is the answer. Let your imagination run wild with a host of afternoon teas, from the world class offering of Hotel Café Royal's Oscar Wilde lounge with its gilded interiors and ornate décor to pastries with a summer twist in The Langham. Read our round-up of the best afternoon teas for more tea-spiration.

Shop the latest looks

If retail therapy is what your sun-drenched self seeks, jump in and explore colour-blocked accessories from Marc Jacobs, breezy silhouettes from Anthropologie and sun-ready skincare from L’Occitane. The Regent Street curve is bursting with the very best in boutiques, international flagships, and hyper-local London designers just for you. Have a little peek into our sun-bursting wardrobe.

Cycle around central London

There’s no better way to explore the capital than on two wheels, especially when you need to bask in the last of the balmy summer sunshine. Discover our guide to safely navigating the West End on a bicycle and why not make a pitstop to top up your picnic essentials en-route to your summer utopia.

Staycation inspiration

If you’re looking for a change of scene, why not book an staycation? A 5-star city break might be just what you need to relax, rejuvenate, and rejoice! Explore the heart of the city without worrying about the journey home. Have a lie in at one of our favourite central London hotels.

 

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