My first visit to the Rosewood London and first few impressions!

I knew the Rosewood Hotel would be something special but my visit to it as soon as it opened in November,  did and has still kept me swept off my feet! It is something out of the world of London and a refreshing addition to the 5 star hotels landscape of the city.

Located close to my heart i.e. next door to where I spent 3 years of my life, The London School of Economics, it felt a bit surreal walking out of the station heading towards the hotel.

The Rosewood Hotel’s entrance is unique, you feel like you’re entering a townhouse with a private entrance and courtyard. The eye catching feature of the hotel is the way it has been decorated to resemble one’s home. You will be greeted with hundreds of coffee table books from all walks of life be it Peyton and Byrne or a book on the art of wooing women!

On the way to the main restaurant we were greeted with the hotel’s very own parrots which are so refreshing! I was taken to the Mirror Room by my friend where we enjoyed some delicious starters my favourite being the feta cheese gnocchi and fois gras.

I was lucky enough to experience a band playing live acoustic music, another rare feature not common among London hotels. The music blended in extremely well with the atmosphere of the room. I believe The Rosewood London has not only appealed to me but will appeal to people from all walks of life who would like to take a break from the hustle and bustle of London and relax in an understated luxurious environment. I say understated because The Rosewood is not screaming luxury but rather redefining it by blending traditional British heritage with a relaxed atmosphere and friendly service.

Unfortunately I have to finish here, but I will be writing in detail about the Afternoon Tea which I had on a separate occasion (I didn’t feel right to fit it in here) but for the time being, below is a sneak peak of a delicious cappuccino resting on the beautiful coffee table of the Mirror Room!

Tea at The Promenade

The best thing about being in The Promenade and having a cup of tea there is the leisure that is attached to it. You have all the time in the world (or it makes you feel like you do) and you feel cut off from the outside reality. Above all the Dorchester Blend tea is one of the best I have tasted in London hotels paired with delicious sandwiches and scones.

I would recommend the Dorchester’s Afternoon tea for any occasion, be it a birthday, get together or catch up with friends, this place lets you get on with your own little party.

The movie Chocolat in real life in the form of Cocomaya!

I had the pleasure of spending my Friday teatime at Cocomaya in Knightsbridge. It has to be one of the best Afternoon Teas I have had in a long time. Excellent service, a lovely host Anna and delicious lemon poppy seed cake. What more could one ask for?

Sitting in Cocomaya transported me to the movie Chocolat with the background music, the gorgeous tea cups and amazing art work!

They have a wide selection of teas and coffees and the staff is lovely. You must try this place out if you wish to escape the bustle of London and at the same time experience something divine.