Lovely London

London surprised and delighted us all week long.

We decided to pack up and fly to London on our own to get a feel for this beautiful city and see it for ourselves. It is so easy from Nashville on British Airway's nonstop direct to Heathrow.

We landed on a beautiful mid-May Saturday and spent the rest of the week exploring wonderful hotels, navigating the city, and sampling the amazing food. If you thought London's food scene was lackluster - that is outdated information. The food was amazing. But, one thing we've heard about England was true. Everyone we met from hoteliers to waiters to just people on the street or tube were extremely friendly and polite.

We've decided after this trip that London would be incredible at any season. Spring Break, Fall Break, Festive, Summer...you name it, we say yes, go. It has something for families, for couples, for multi-generational trips, for friend groups. So let's go...

Beautiful Tower Bridge. Iconic.
Beautiful Tower Bridge. Iconic.
Walking along the River Thames - you could spend a day exploring along the river.
Walking along the River Thames - you could spend a day exploring along the river.
London is filled with incredible streets to explore.
London is filled with incredible streets to explore.

London Calling

There are so many things to do in London and the surrounding areas, you could easily spend weeks here.

We have many ideas for couples and families after spending the week here. And, we know the best partners on the ground in the UK to make your trip seamless. A fun idea would be to start in London for a few days and head to Paris on the Chunnel. Or, head up to Edinburgh or Dublin. The UK is filled with interesting places to explore.  London really is the gateway to Europe and a great first trip overseas for many people.

London Markets

One of the things we most enjoyed were the food markets. Borough Market is a historic market and one of the oldest and largest. Come here to stroll the markets and have a progressive dinner. There are too many to choose. We loved Bedales Wine Bar for apps and wine, Padella for Italian, Bao for bao buns (obviously), and Gentlemen Baristas for coffee. We really could have come to Borough Market daily, we loved it.

There are many more food and street markets in London. It would be a fun day exploring them all.

Café Royal Hotel

In the epicenter of London's shopping and dining scene with a beautiful spa

Brown's Hotel, a Rocco Forte hotel

Quintessential British experience with a contemporary twist in the heart of Mayfair

The Cadogan, A Belmond Hotel

This is a luxury retreat at the crossroads of the city’s most stylish neighborhoods.

The Stafford

Tucked away in the heart of St James’s, and minutes from London’s iconic landmarks.

The Goring

The Goring stands out from the crowd with its Royal Warrant, exceptional service, and fleet of footmen.

Flemings Mayfair

Independent luxury hotel in the heart of Mayfair with ten fully serviced apartments of either one, two or three bedrooms

London Hotels

We visited six amazing hotels while in London. All different vibes and all are in great locations for exploring. Visit our We Travel Luxe Instagram Page or Facebook where we have stories about each property.

A benefit if you book with us - we can get you amenities like upgrades (when available), breakfast, hotel credit, early or late checkin/out. You cannot VIP yourself, but we can.

Curated Convenience from We Travel Luxe

Tours & Guides

Even with all this adventure and luxury, you’ll still experience ease. We Luxe Travel works with only the best properties, tours, and guides - those we’ve known and trusted for years to ensure you get the experience you expect.

Getting Around

We are happy to set up transfers with trusted partners. Leave the logistics to us. If you are feeling a bit more confident, London is easy to navigate with their safe and clean transit system. We can recommend having rental car when necessary. 

Help Available 24/7

Our travel advisors make sure every detail is taken care of and can adjust on the fly 24/7 - all you have to do is call or text.
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