Last week it was the birthday of one of my team member and I decided to do her a surprise. The first thing I had to plan was making sure that she would believe that I was coming to London during a different week, and that part of the plan was successful from the start. Then I started to plan what to do during her birthday since I was looking for something unique and magical. After looking on Google for a while I found a majestic hotel called The Kensington and I immediately knew that it was the perfect place where to spend a perfect night.
The Kensington is a five star hotel located, obviously, in the middle of Kensington. If you are a bit familiar with London, you already probably know that Kensington is one of the prettiest and luxurious neighborhood in the town and it’s also very close to Knightsbridge (Harrods anyone?).
After a long day of wandering in London, it was easy to reach the hotel since it’s very close to the South Kensington Station (Piccadilly, Circle and District Line) and as soon as we got there, their amazing staff welcomed us in the best way possible. It was also very nice knowing that some of their staff is Italian since, as you may know, I’m Italian as well. We were also very lucky to come during November since the hotel was already full of Christmas decoration. You guys, you have no idea how magical was to just walk in into their amazing entrance it felt like I was at home the day before Christmas.
After checking in we moved to our room which was incredibly amazing! The first thing that I noticed was the size of the room which was very big since London is also famous for hotels offering very small rooms. I still speechless about the bathroom, which was so luxurious and enormous and featured an amazingly designed bathtub.
After a long bubbly bathtub it was time to go to dinner to their Town House restaurant and I could not contain my excitement. The dinner setting was so intimate and cozy, but the food is what made a difference. Everything in the menu seemed so delicious so it was really hard to choose, but the Maître was extremely helpful and we ended up eating one of the best dinner of our lives. Right next to the restaurant they also have the prettiest and most elegant bar ever, which is also open 24h (crazy right?!).
The next morning, we woke up with the sound of knocking on our door which was announcing that our breakfast was here. Pancakes, açai bowl, croissant and one of the best avocado toast I ever tried made our waking up less painful since, honestly, who would have ever leave that extremely comfy bed?!
After the delicious breakfast sadly it was time to leave, but the staff took care of us until we took the last step outside the hotel. What was left to do was visiting the city for one last day knowing that I manage to do the perfect surprise.
I was welcomed by The Kensington as a guest but as always opinions are my own.