Experience the Big City and Country for the Ideal English Holiday
England conjures images of both centuries-old architecture in the large metropolis of London and rolling hills dotted with charming villages. Experience the vibrancy of the city and the peace of the countryside on this idyllic English holiday. Start your journey in London’s dynamic Knightsbridge neighborhood, discover designer shopping, fine dining, and plenty of famous sights (Buckingham Palace, for example, is only about a fifteen-minute walk). Then, decamp to the countryside, as many a Londoner does on weekends and holidays, with your Wellies and your waxed jackets for an escape into the quiet, misty enchantment of the British bucolic. Cheers.
Luxury Living in London
A lovely thing about London is that, yes, it’s a world-class city that’s alive with history, culture and charm, yet at the same time, it has a smaller, village-esque feel. This is helped in part by the British capital’s proximity to rolling emerald hills and centuries-old parishes that are located just a short drive away from its urban core. And the city’s nearly 50 neighborhoods and 33 boroughs provide endless opportunities to get under the surface of London.
The Wellesley Knightsbridge, a Luxury Collection Hotel, London and The Park Tower Knightsbridge, a Luxury Collection Hotel, London are each located in London’s ultra-tony Knightsbridge neighborhood. The former is situated in an Art Deco masterpiece dating back nearly 100 years, and features a live performance Jazz Lounge, and a 1920’s-era hideaway dubbed Crystal Bar. The latter offers panoramic views over the striking Hyde Park, one of London’s largest and most central reserves. Each hotel is within short walking distance to beloved retail destinations like the premium department stores Harrods and Harvey Nichols, while Knightsbridge is also centrally located, making it a perfect perch to explore all of what London has to offer, from its art-filled East End to picturesque Notting Hill and everything in between.
Pastoral Indulgence in Buckinghamshire
After a few days of experiencing London’s urban delights, set your sights on the English countryside. Your destination is Buckinghamshire, just west of London proper but miles away in terms of its serene country feel. The Langley, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Buckinghamshire is housed in a stately former manor home that once belonged to the Third Duke of Marlborough and boasts 150 acres of formal gardens and parkland. Quite near the royal enclave of Windsor, the Buckinghamshire area has plenty of undulating hills and grand estates—vestiges of British aristocracy. The Langley itself promises a contemporary getaway into the countryside, with delicious dining, cozily appointed rooms and a modern, opulent spa. Wander the sprawling estate, once former royal hunting grounds of the third Duke of Marlborough and try your hand at quintessentially English countryside past times such as falconry, horse riding and polo.
Experience This Itinerary
The Park Tower Knightsbridge
Situated in the heart of one of London’s most alluring locales, The Park Tower Knightsbridge is a stone’s throw away from graceful Hyde Park, fabulous Harrods, Harvey Nichols and the chic dining haunts of the city’s most stylish set. Timeless elegance and contemporary design blend seamlessly in our elegant lobby and reception area. Our iconic circular tower’s 271 accommodations boast handcrafted furnishings, marble bathrooms, and modern refinement. Suites include the distinguished service of the Park Tower Butler as well as breathtaking skyline views.
The Wellesley Knightsbridge
Overlooking the Royal Hyde Park amidst the glamor of Knightsbridge, The Wellesley combines sophisticated luxury with captivating grandeur and uncompromising service. The bedrooms are beautifully finished with contemporary touches and elegant artwork that pays homage to the building’s Art Deco past. We have married luxurious expressions of deco grandeur with the personal attentiveness of a true boutique experience to create an exquisite jewel for the discerning traveler. Within these walls the spirit of freedom is celebrated – the freedom to be private and the freedom to savor the rare and the beautiful.
Surround yourself with incomparable style at The Langley, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Buckinghamshire. Beautifully situated in the former manor home of the third Duke of Marlborough, The Langley offers an exclusive luxury retreat in the heart of Iver’s countryside. Relax in our sophisticated rooms and suites, each meticulously restored with modern furnishings amidst historic features. Dine on perfectly crafted cuisine in our welcoming restaurant, enjoy a classic Afternoon Tea or savor light fare and cocktails in our bar. Our opulent spa and gym feature holistic wellness treatments, along with an indoor and outdoor pool, and a thermal area.