This five-star property offers luxurious rooms suited to any kind of traveller – but for families, the chic serviced apartments are just the ticket. With a well-equipped kitchen and washer/dryer included, day-to-day practicalities are easily taken care of. While there’s no scrimping on style – décor is still impressively lavish – The Athenaeum makes a point of being child-friendly. There’s a dedicated Kids’ Concierge to help book fun activities, as well as nannies if mum and dad need a night out. Features such as pop-up bunk beds, child-sized bathrobes and a selection of toys and games installed before arrival will keep everyone smiling. Location-wise, well, it’s for a prince or princess: The Athenaeum sits opposite Green Park and is barely a stone’s throw from Buckingham Palace.  


One of London’s most upscale neighbourhoods, Mayfair is where you’ll find the English gentlemen (at least in a sartorial sense), the A-list being “papped” by London’s infamous press and the refined local in an Aston Martin pulling up beside the swanky expat from Dubai in a Lamborghini. Stroll down Bond Street to admire some of the most opulent window displays in the world or be a posh participant and step inside some of the most talked-about bars, restaurants and clubs in the city. There are many members-only or guest-list-only venues so be sure to check on the door policy before planning your evening out.

116 Piccadilly, London 

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