|The lobby entrance to the Lanesborough
|A picture of my deluxe room
|The sitting area with front facing windows over Hyde Park
|My bedside touch-screen command station
|The TV ascends from an old antique bar
My favorite aspect of the hotel is the fact that I have my very own butler assigned to me who is available 24 hours a day. When I arrived, he rang the doorbell to my room and made me familiar with all the amenities of the hotel and the room itself. He then unpacked my luggage, offered me complimentary wardrobe ironing services, brought me tea and gave me my very own personalized stationary and calling cards. There is a button I can ring to call him at any point during my stay. I could get used to this!
|My very own calling cards, there was personalized letterhead too
When I came back from a long day of visiting friends and shopping, my butler had left me a bottle of Taittinger Champagne and petits fours, as well as a fruit basket, which came in handy since dinner with my dear friend Aruna Seth was not until 9:30pm. If you are not familiar with Aruna Seth shoes, click on the link here. She is currently in the running to have her bridal shoes worn by Kate Middleton on her wedding day. We are hoping Kate chooses them!! Another nice touch was a good night poem by John Keats left by my bedside and signed, "From Your Butler."
|A bottle of champagne and petits fours in my room
|A goodnight poem from my butler left by my pillow
One of the most beautiful places to have tea in London is in their Michelin star restaurant called Apsleys. The room features a glass conservatory ceiling, massive chandeliers and comfy couches. There is also a piano player during tea hour. I had the champagne tea service here last year and thoroughly enjoyed it. The Lanesborough boasts England's first tea sommelier as well, who will guide you through all the different teas and help you select one to your liking.
|The Library Bar
Last, but not least, the location of the Lanesborough is in the heart of the Central London and is just a short walk to Harrod's in Knightsbridge. The temptations of Harrods food halls and couture clothing are just too close to resist, so be careful!Pin It
|Harrods famous department store