Last Updated on September 22, 2013 by Fiona Maclean
A Simple Staycation at the Holiday Inn Regents Park:
Guest Post by Selena Jones.
It’s official. The weather has changed and Autumn has arrived to push away the warm sunny, days of summer. I will admit that I’m in complete denial. I was enjoying those blue sky London days immensely and I’m not quite ready for chillier weather. Summer just wasn’t long enough. So, I think we should all just embrace the denial and extend the fun days of summer. Now that school is back in session, we can’t fly off for an extended beach vacation. But we can certainly take full advantage of the weekends and squeeze in a few Staycations before we start with the frenzy of the holiday season.
There are a million and one things to do in London. Even people who have lived here for years have a long list of London restaurants, museums and attractions that they still haven’t experienced. Why not book a London hotel in the center of it all and knock about six things off of that list? There is just something about the cool, clean white sheets of a nice hotel and round the clock room service that make even a short getaway so much fun.
The Holiday Inn London – Regents Park was recommended to me as a terrific spot to make the most of a London Staycation. So, I paid them a visit to see what they could offer a Londoner looking for a weekend getaway. Located on a quiet, leafy street, you would never know that you are in the heart of bustling London.
Clean, air-conditioned rooms with plenty of amenities. A helpful and friendly staff eager to make your stay enjoyable. A restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner and a cocktail bar for a nightcap. But what makes this an ideal choice for a London Staycation is the location.
I met with their concierge, Ali and he gave me a long list of things to do if you are spending a weekend at the Holiday Inn London – Regents Park.
Oxford Street is a ten minute walk away. Regents Park is just around the corner where you’ll find the London Zoo and Primrose Hill. Bond Street and Madame Tussauds is another ten minute walk. Ali mentioned that a lot of theatre goers chose this hotel because it’s so convenient to the West End. They even offer a pre-theatre menu in their restaurant, The Junction.
The food and drink options close by are numerous and convenient. Starbucks and Tesco right around the corner for the essentials. (You’ll have to stop into Starbucks for your Wi-fi fix, as free Wi-Fi is not offered at the Holiday Inn unless you are a member of their rewards club.) With this location, you won’t have any trouble finding a great restaurant or pub for dinner. As I walked around the neighborhood, I passed Nandos, Demartino, Villandry and The Masons Arms Pub. Or you can just enjoy the bar at the hotel.
They offer plenty of special packages including a Theatre Break and a Stay and Explore Package that includes two tickets to a popular London Attraction and a full English breakfast. So why not embrace the denial and extend your summer with one more London Staycation before winter truly arrives.