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London’s calling a trip

Posh accents, perfect tea brews and a 2.000 year-old history aside, there are hundreds of other unique events, scenery and shops to scope out in London Town. Check out these three London experiences that you might not know about for your next trip across the pond.

Barbican Art Gallery

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The Barbican Centre in and of itself is a cultural treasure trove, but the crown jewel is located on the third floor of the Brutalist building. Here, the Barbican Art Gallery has a rotating number of exhibitions. Past exhibitions include retrospectives of the work of Viktor & Rolf, Le Borbusier, Bauhaus, Yohji Yamamoto, Pop Art and Jean Paul Gaultier. After walking through the exhibits, take a load off by treating yourself to the lemon drizzle cake from one of Barbican’s cafés and enjoy outdoor seating on the Lakeside, weather permitting.


Borough Market

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London’s oldest food market, Borough Market, dates back to the time when the Romans built the London Bridge and has lasted on its current site for the last 250 years. Whether you’re a foodie or a shopping expert, Borough Market offers everything from exquisite macaroons to wholesale trading opportunities. Even if you’re just window-shopping, Borough Market is a prime spot for people watching and experiencing the hustle and bustle of a Londoner’s life.


One Lump, or Two?

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It’s teatime! You’ll find the perfect spots to enjoy afternoon tea all around London, which is traditionally served around 4 p.m. Although afternoon tea is no longer religiously adhered to, no trip is complete without sampling tea sandwiches, scones, and clotted cream and jams in lovely tiered trays. Spot like The Orangery is the best at serving an authentic taste of what life at Kensington Palace might have been like during the turn of the 20th century. 


Where to Stay

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The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences
is located in the post district of Mayfair and it is an exclusive family run five star hotel of London which boasts an elegant independent personality. The new look of this exciting property is by British agency Kinnersley Kent Design which perfectly combines the spirit of the area, from the spectacular architectural lobby and lounge with floor-to-ceiling windows that give the impact of being in Green Park that it is situated opposite.
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The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences
 offers to its guests a captivating and elegant retreat close to Hyde Park, Piccadilly Circus, Regent Street, Buckingham Palace and all the facilities like boutiques, bars, restaurants, musuems and so on of Mayfair neighborhood. It offers 132 rooms, 12 suites, 18 residences and The Penthouse Suite which takes pride in its individuality. The Michelin brothers, Christ and Jeff Galvin overseen the food and beverage area of the hotel, from breakfast to afternoon tea, from lunch to dinner but also private dining experiences and last but not least the 24/7 In Room Dining.
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All the guests can get benefit of Spa facilities and gym. The latter provides strength training equipment and cardio machines to name a few. There’s also relaxation areas within the REN Spa. Children are so welcome at The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences because there’s a Children’s Concierge and many of the fully-serviced residences were designed with families in mind. Last but not least the Living Wall is a captivating vertical garden that goes from the street level to the 10th floor Penthouse.
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