Dress – And Other Stories
Last week my mum and I went and saw London in a different light! We stayed at the absolutely beautiful The Langham, London which is 150 years old! It was so traditionally english, but had so many modern luxuries, it was so grand and really stunning! The hotel is huge, we went on a little exploration around the hotel, we ended up in (one of!) the ballrooms. I felt like a princess in a castle! The hotel also had a spa, we used the swimming pool! I absolutely loved staying right in central London, as soon as you stepped off the busy main London roads, in to the hotel, it felt like you just stepped into somewhere so serene.
I couldn’t praise the staff more – they were just amazing, and super helpful! I’ve always got my eye open for an instagram shot, and I spotted these gorgeous bikes out the front. The lovely Brian helped us to use the bikes and gave us a really good cycle route. I stay in a lot of hotels, and they’re all amazing but I always feel like its when the staff go a little above and beyond that a hotel really stands out for me!
As part of our Langham experience, we had a traditional afternoon tea in the Palm Court which is just off of the main lobby of the hotel. This is famed as the place where the tradition of afternoon tea was born over 150 years ago! To have a few hours of uninterrupted luxuries with my mum was such a treat. Having afternoon tea in a 5 star hotel isn’t the norm for us, so it was really special to get dressed up and feel like ladies who lunch. Of course, it was all so delicious, the portions were super generous so we actually took a few bits back up to the room with us! We had a glass of champagne, we chose the Langham blend tea, the classic (so so delicous) finger sanwhiches, some hand crafted cakes and my favourite, scones!
One more ‘activity’ we had while staying at the Langham, was a tour around Liberty London. The lovely Julian, took us around the store and told us all of the history about the store. It was so so interesting! We were in such awe of Julian’s knowledge! A fun fact for you.. all of the wood in the store was from old war ships! The founder was called Arthur Lasenby Liberty. He wanted to bring treasure’s from all around the world to the store, but they really love to support small British brands and designers too!
I love liberty’s choice in brands, its such a beautiful curated edit! Liberty is well known for its own gorgeous floral prints, we were super lucky and picked up a pair of silk PJ’s in their classic prints!
Even if you’re not going to buy anything, walking around Liberty’s is so interesting, you could spend hours in there wandering around!
I truly loved hearing all about this old wonderful city, love you London!