The School summer holidays came and disappeared in a flash, but I’m so glad we managed to squeeze in a few family adventures.
One of my highlights was a girl’s trip to London, just Lilah and I. It was our first little trip together without daddy and although we missed him, it was so special having that quality time together before she headed back to school.
We headed to London together on the train then ventured straight to Baker Street tube station to check into our home for the night, Park Avenue Baker Street. As we approached the hotel in Marylebone, we were welcomed by a stunning Georgian Townhouse with the most beautiful display of flowers adorning the railings outside. We just couldn’t resist the photo opportunity!
As we entered the hotel we were greeted by the friendly reception staff who checked us in and helped carry our bags to our room.
Our room was a decent size by London standards, complete with a double bed, desk/dressing table, tv, tea and coffee making facilities and a shiny modern bathroom. The room was perfectly clean, and we immediately felt very safe and comfortable. It only took Lilah a matter of minutes to unpack her paper and pens and make herself at home.
After spending the day shopping at Oxford Circus (just two tube stops away), we met with some friends for dinner just around the corner at Honest Burgers (which I thoroughly recommend!), then headed back to the hotel to get cosy and watch X Factor in bed.
The streetlights in central London are particularly bright at night, but thankfully the room came equipped with floor to ceiling black-out curtains which were much appreciated at 5am the next morning.
We couldn’t have been happier with the location of the hotel, just a 5-minute stroll away from the magnificent Regent’s Park. We headed there in the morning for a cuppa and croissant at the Boathouse Café located by the lake. The hotel staff were more than happy to hold onto our bags for us while we made the most of our last day in London.
Disclosure: We were guests of Park Avenue Baker Street, but as always all opinions are my own.