At the start of the month, myself and a couple of other bloggers enjoyed a night in London, but a different one from which we would usually experience.
Whilst living in central London for three years, I never had the need to stay in hotels - and now I’m back living at home 20 mins outside of London on the train, I usually just go home.
But La Suite West kindly gave us the chance to experience all that their hotel has to offer, along with the challenge of an escape room beforehand, as a bit of fun.
We did our escape room experience at Lock’d near Waterloo, and I’ll have to admit, I really wasn’t sure what to expect beforehand. The day before I found out we would be participating in an escape room, one of my friends was telling me about her experience of a horror escape room, so when I found out that we were doing one - I was terrified! I didn’t actually realise that escape rooms are actually fun, and not horror based. The particular experience that we did was named ‘Grandpa’s Last Will’.
We all ended up loving our escape room experience, and wanted to do it again. It made me feel like I was doing some sort of bushtucker trial for an hour (minus the creepy crawlers of course), and we managed to escape with 3 minutes to spare. It’s a great team building experience and a great way to bond with people too.
Prices for Lock’d start from £80 and can be booked for groups from 2-5 people. You can book your experience here.
Later on, we arrived at La Suite West in Kensington. This is where we would be having a late afternoon tea, dinner, and staying for the night. Above is the lovely room I stayed in for the night - the beds really are as comfy as they look, the bathroom is a bloggers paradise made completely of marble, and the floor was heated to a very toasty temperature!
The location of the hotel is also idyllic, situated on the edge of Hyde Park - a stones throw away from Oxford Street or Kensington Palace. The street outside is lovely and quiet providing a good night’s sleep, which I find is actually very rare to get in London.
Prices for a room at La Suite West vary from on average £140 to £170 per night and can be booked via their website here.
Not being a vegan or vegetarian, this was the first time I have ever properly tried a vegan menu. I was pleasantly surprised at how good vegan food can actually taste, as admittedly I was skeptical about how much flavour the food would have - but we certainly weren’t disappointed. The BBQ Tempeh and Rocket sandwich was a particularl favourite for all of us, and the combination of strawberries with coconut cream was lovely.
At a price of £29 per person, I would say that this is pretty decently priced for central London - the majority of afternoon teas in the London area range around the £45+ mark.
Dinner was served in-room, and as the usual restaurant was shut for refurbishment, we were able to choose food from the Greek restaurant across the road. There was a wide selection to choose from and the flavours were spectacular - the Greek salad was particularly divine. I found the staff at the hotel very accommodating to the best of their abilities, and consistently went out of their way to help us whenever we needed. The hotel was also impeccably clean and I simply couldn’t fault it in any way.
We were also able to have breakfast in-room the next day, which had a wide selection of fruits, meats, and traditional breakfasts selections.
Disclaimer: please note that this blog post was created in collaboration with Social Network Solutions. I did receive all experiences and gifts for free, in exchange for an honest review on my blog - however all thoughts, opinions and experiences are of my own.