An Autumn Staycation in the City

With the end of summer on the horizon, now is the time to indulge in a mini-break Staycation, a few days of relaxation and luxury to ease yourself into the change of season and beat the summer blues, at one of these London hotels.

COMO Metropolitan London

COMO Metropolitan London combines sleek, sophisticated design and a vibrant Park Lane location. The city’s most glamorous neighbourhoods are within a short walk, including Mayfair, Knightsbridge and Piccadilly with the glitz of the West End’s theatres also nearby.

The perfect urban escape, there are 144 rooms and suites and 19 long-stay apartments, as well as the famous Nobu for unbeatable Japanese-Peruvian cuisine. Many rooms and suites overlook leafy Hyde Park, flooded with natural light from the floor-to-ceiling windows. COMO Metropolitan London is offering a Weekend Shopping experience which provides the ideal opportunity to explore the capital’s vibrant shopping opportunities ­and includes a bottle of Champagne on arrival, a healthy breakfast for two, vouchers to use at Selfridges, a priority reservation at Nobu and a COMO Shambhala aromatherapy gift set, ensuring an unforgettable mini-break.

Those looking to unwind and revitalise after hitting the shops can retreat to the sleek, calming COMO Shambhala Urban Escape, offering a wide range of holistic Asian therapies. COMO Shambhala Urban Escape’s wellness experts are dedicated to providing the best possible therapies for the body, face, mind and soul, welcoming a number of renowned health experts focused on energy healing, intuitive counsellors and integrated treatments to pamper guests into a state of greater and holistic wellness. There are also dedicated yoga channels and yoga mats in each room, and guests have complimentary access to the fully-equipped gym.

The Weekend Shopping Experience at COMO Metropolitan London starts from ?455 per room per night, including accommodation in a Metropolitan City Room, ?50 worth of Selfridges vouchers, late-check out until 3pm and a priority reservation at Nobu. 

COMO The Halkin

COMO The Halkin is a discreet hotel in the heart of London’s leafy Belgravia, with Mayfair and Knightsbridge just a 10-minute walk away, and a few hundred yards from Hyde Park, the green heart of the British capital where many guests choose to take a morning jog or walk. Among chic London hotels, COMO The Halkin stands out for its design, which blends the timeless and contemporary, made up of  41 exclusive rooms and suites. Guests can expect rich, creamy interiors and spacious marble bathrooms, some of the largest in London.

For a fine dining experience like no other in the city, COMO The Halkin’s one Michelin-starred Ametsa with Arzak Instruction showcases a unique collaboration between Elena Arzak and her father Juan Mari Arzak. Arzak and the team have brought their distinctive style to London, pairing the earthy flavours and techniques of Spain’s Basque Country with modern, surprising twists. This design-led spot features an iconic, wave-like ceiling made up of over 7,000 glass receptacles filled with the spices used in Ametsa’s cuisine. The Ametsa Experience combines a stay at COMO The Halkin with a delectable five-course tasting menu at Michelin-starred Ametsa with Arzak Instruction. Diners will delight at the tastes and textures of Spain’s Basque region in the heart of London, reigned with the flair of an avant garde kitchen.

The Ametsa Experience at COMO The Halkin starts from ?488 per room per night, including accommodation in a City Room, welcome drink on arrival, five-course tasting menu for two at Ametsa with Arzak Instruction (with guaranteed table reservation), breakfast for two and a guaranteed late check-out until 3pm. 

The Landmark London

The Landmark London is one of London’s most iconic grand dame hotels located in the capital’s coveted Marylebone neighbourhood. The hotel features 300 luxurious rooms including 51 spacious suites embodying the best of quintessential and elegant London charm. The hotel features several of central London’s truly memorable restaurants and bars including the iconic Winter Garden, known and loved for its stunning eight storey glass atrium and the home of The Landmark London’s classically British afternoon tea, The Mirror Bar, offering decadent cocktails, and the Great Central Bar and Restaurant serving modern European cuisine with a warm yet glamorous ambience reminiscent of the romantic era of train travel.

The Landmark London also features a peaceful spa and wellness center, and a 15-metre indoor swimming pool, one of the best in London and the perfect spot to take sanctuary away from the city buzz. With so much on offer to enjoy, The Landmark London’s Linger Longer experience allows you to treat yourself to an extra night of pampering. Receive a complimentary third, fourth or fifth night when you book two, three or four consecutive nights at The Landmark London – the perfect excuse to hide away from the world and the upcoming colder days a little longer.

The Linger Longer Experience at The Landmark London starts from ?294 per room per night, including accommodation in a Superior Room, and the option to receive a complimentary third, fourth or fifth night when you book two, three or four consecutive nights. From an additional ?25 per person, add breakfast in the Winter Garden and a bottle of Champagne upon arrival.