A night in a deluxe suite in Knightsbridge, was the perfect way to start a weekend
A few weekends ago I worked on a charity campaign with Comfort and Breast Cancer Care, you can read the post here.
Part of the campaign included afternoon tea at The Berkeley, in which case got me planning a weekend away in London for Adam and I whilst the house is still being refurbed.
We spent a night in a Deluxe Junior Suite at The Berkeley.
I recommend more than one night in such a beautiful room like this.
After a Friday off work, we packed up the car and put the SW1 postcode into our satnav and headed to London for the weekend, arriving at around 7pm.
Located in Knightsbridge, the location is perfect for dining, drinking or shopping.
Pulling up outside The Berkeley you can instantly expect luxury.
With the rows of sports cars outside and the smooth exterior of the hotel.
The excitement heightened as we walked inside.
We were taken to our room and eagerly awaited what was to be seen behind the wooden doors.
We stepped into modern day luxury.
A super large suite awaited us, a bath in the middle of the room leading onto the bedroom under detail of marble.
A living room sits towards the end with the large open windows on looking St Pauls Church.
We instantly regretted arriving so late on in the evening.
We would have loved to off spent more time in this suite.
Instead, we had a drinks and dinner reservations in the next hour so we poured a glass of champagne, clinked our flutes to the weekend ahead and got ready.
Our evening began with drinks in The Blue Bar.
Ones of Londons most sought after destinations located in The Berkeley Hotel.
The drinks menu consists of some of the best and brightest cocktails London has to offer.
Including one of the best mocktails I’ve ever had
CUP ZERO – Their virgin take on the classic summer drink;
– Apple juice
– Fig jam
– Citrus cordial
-Rooibois tea soda
An hour off sipping cocktails in the midnight blue room we walked across the marble hallway to the Collins Room for dinner.
With the lighting low and piano instrumentals playing in the background the ambience was set for a romantic evening.
We sat next to each other over the glass oval tables, placed with a delicate pink rose.
Candles made for most of the lighting in the marble-walled Collins Room.
Be sure to book a table to avoid disappointment and don’t forget to ask the staff which wines compliment your meal – they know their stuff.
Crispy Duck Croutons
Sauteed Tiger Prawns
10 OZ Grilled Organic Rugh Estate Sirloin Steak, with bearnaise sauce and hand cut fries
Berkely Sheaperds Pie, Braised Lamb Shank and whipped potato
The best I’ve ever had,
Sticky Toffee Pudding
steamed date sponge cake, with a whole jug of toffee sauce, which I can assure you was empty by the time I had finished and vanilla ice cream
We made our way back to our suite through the floor to ceiling marble hotel.
Feeling very full and very lucky.
We ended our evening with a nice long soak in the stone bath and slipping into our luxurious, heavy robes.
PS: I forgot to mention the high-tech toilet which included a wash and dry of your bottom.
Best of all a heated seat at all times!
Breakfast time creeped up on us quick and fast.
We wasn’t quite sure we had any room for breakfast.
Somehow we managed. Ordering room service we sat outside on our balcony.
Amazed that we were in such a busy part of London, yet feeling so secluded and peaceful.
We ended our stay at The Berkeley with a trip to their Spa area.
A trip back in the Summer time is a must, the roof disappears allowing you to feel as though you are swimming under the Summer sun in the city.
They also have an outside area perfect for sunbathing during summer months or cooling off in Autumn time.
It really is a serene retreat in the middle of the London.
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To book your stay at The Berkeley click here.
Thank you to the Berkeley for a wonderful stay, suite and dinner.