SLEEP / EAT / WALK / SHOP / DROP
A suite at the Presidential Apartments in the heart of Kensington is the perfect base for any last minute Christmas shopping expeditions into London. The Apartments combine the convenience and services of a regular hotel with the home comforts (washing machine, cooker, big TV etc) of a rented property. So you can pop down the road and grab breakfast from one of the many great cafe’s close-by, or if you’re feeling lazy call the 24hr concierge and let them look after you.
There are suites or full apartments available for up to four people and the emphasis is on luxury without the ‘luxury’ price tag. Situated on a quiet leafy street just minutes away from Earls Court tube, prices start from £170 per night.
Once you’ve shopped your heart out, why not drop the bags and head out on a brilliant ‘Secret History of Street Food’ tour? The 3 hour culinary trip organised by Emma Parker from Contours leaves the Presidential Apartments on Saturday Mornings at 10.00am visiting some of London’s best foodie hotspots. Included in the £28 price is a chance to sample some of the eclectic and delicious dishes you’ll discover along the way.
For more info on the Presidential Apartments call
020 7373 4040 or visit www.presidentialapartmentslondon.com
To book a Culinary tour visit www.coutours.co.uk
And for Dinner……
You simply can’t stay in this part of London without booking a table at one of the capitals best fish restaurants, Kensington Place in Notting Hill. To tempt you even further this bright and airy eaterie has just launched a new menu featuring dishes that are perfectly designed for sharing. Choose from platters of smoked fish, small plates of West Mersea oysters, giant grilled prawns or Cornish mackerel rollmops.
All fresher than fresh and mouth-wateringly delicious. It’s not as expensive as you think either and you can grab a 3 course lunch for just £20
201 Kensington Church St
London W8 7LX
020 7727 3184
This feature is also published in edition 11 of Flush Magazine, you can read the rest of the magazine here