BY JOANNE LEWIS

PESTANA, CHELSEA BRIDGE | LONDON



What better excuse to have to visit London than London Fashion Week.
And first up was three wonderful nights at Pestana. 



The next three days of London Fashion Week are going to be rolled into one post. 
Why? Because I was having such a great time I barely looked at my phone or wanted to reach for my camera. 
Shocking and hard to believe from a blogger.

We made our way on LFW Eve up to London and took a 30 minuet stroll from London Victoria into Chelsea. 
Walking over the brightly lit up, Chelsea Bridge...

(Image via Pestana Website)

And arrived a short five minute walk from the bridge to the Pestana Chelsea Bridge (4 star) Hotel and Spa

We checked in at the aroma filled lobby and headed straight to our twin deluxe room, so we could put our bags down and head out for some food.

The excitement built as we reached the seventh floor and opened the door to our room...


Greeted with a Kingsize bed and a sofa for lounging. Im sure I heard my feet screamed "YES".


My favourite part of our room was the bathroom - the window of the bathroom which looked out onto the bedroom. 
What a touch of decor. 
And at night time the blue lights were dimly lit like a sexy night light. 



Room admired. 
Bags and suitcase put down. 
We were ready to venture out. With no idea that we would be walking for HOURS. 

Im a Tube girl. So I dragged my Man around looking for the closest Tube (quite a walk from the Hotel, I would suggest Taxi or Bus). 
You are a 5 min walk from Battersea and buses 137 and 452 stop right outside the hotel taking you to many destinations like Oxford Circus and Knightsbridge (I did up loving the bus, and getting very used to it).
With no tube in site (but there is an overground nearby)  I saw the London Eye in the far distance and decided we head towards that.


An hour walk later and almost midnight we arrived on Embankment, where all the restaurants were shut - even McDonalds. 
We ended up sat over looking the Thames eating chicken wings and chips from the London Eyes local chicken shop. 
Oh so romantic, we found the funny side to it. 

We decided to not let London (or sore feet) defeat us and we walked back to the hotel. 

It was 2am and bed time was calling...
Almost, he got his hands on my camera and decided to point the camera at me



Morning came and we opted for Breakfast in Bed.
A traditional full English; bacon, eggs, sausage, beans and mushrooms with an OJ on the side.




Slowly but surely I had to pull myself out of the bed of clouds and get ready for my first day of LFW.










I hobbled off in my Public Desire boots to Soho Street whilst he went of to Edgware Road for some Persian food and Shisha. 










After a very dull day at LFW I was looking forward to getting back to the Pestana and enjoying a Spa night. 



We headed down in our dressing gowns about 6pm. 
I expected it to be busy but at one point we were the only people in the whole spa and the only two in the pool at all times.


The staff were very pleasant, offering to take photos and not having a care in the world of our giggling and playfulness in the pool.





Swimming pool, steam room and sauna all done. Skin feeling silky smooth, I took a moment to relax. 
Then I saw this...



And I instantly couldn't wait to take some underwater snaps.
Now, there not the best but I tried...



The second morning we decided to wake up before 11am and head down to the buffet breakfast.
Which again, did not disappoint. 


Pondering over breakfast what to do with my day, I actually decided to give day two of LFW a miss.
I have to say the Soho car park has nothing on Somerset house. 
The atmosphere was different, the mood was dull and apart from 'The Apartment' there was nowhere outside to hang.

So instead we spent most of the day in bed, relaxing and watching TV and come evening we explored the City like tourists. 
Visiting Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly, Leicester Square... 


China Town...


And ended right back at Embankment, but all for good reasons...



To go on the Emporium at Wonderland (thats the tall ride that takes you up in the air and spins you round and around).
It was great fun, I was a little worried my shoes would fly off at one point, but all was OK.

There is so much going on here, its a great place to visit off an evening. With live music, hanging lanterns in over lapping tress and a bar carousel. The atmosphere is perfect on a warm London night.


We sat for a Pimms (and a beer) and enjoyed the lively atmosphere whilst talking and talking and talking. 


Before heading back with a pizza and a movie. 
Home from home really. 
The hotel does offer 24 hour room service, which we didn't read until later, as well as a bar and restaurant on the ground floor. 


Location: Pestana Chelsea Bridge is a  modern luxury hotel in one of the most prestigious area of London. Nearby (or just a bus/cab ride away) to all off the Top London sites you wouldn't want to miss. 
The hotel is not a central London Hotel, which makes their settings more relaxed and the rooms bigger at a competitive price.

Why stay here: Because I have not stopped thinking about the cloud like pillows and heavy sheets since I have left. With one of the comfiest beds my head has ever rest, topped off with a luxurious, relaxing and very chilled out Spa. Its just what you need after a busy day in the City.

Book your stay: You can book your stay on the Pestana website here. They offer a best rate guarantee, so if you are a bargain hunter and find a room available elsewhere at a lower price, let them know and you will be offered a discount. 

Come back tomorrow for my third outfit of London Fashion Week.


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