History at The Athenaeum : Dawn Geddes
This months Mayfair Insider series features Freelance Journalist Dawn Geddes, who tells of her family stay at The Athenaeum
21st March 2017
Spending longer in London is a perfect way to enjoy the Luxury Mayfair Life and everything London has to offer.
The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences are fully equipped for long stay guests. Suitable for both couples and families, each of our residencies are accessed through your own front door and are complete with kitchen, spacious living area and discreet entrance to the hotel. It truly is your home in the capital.
London is a world shopping destination and The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences is centrally placed for every shopper’s desire. With internationally famous department stores such as Fortnum & Masons, Harrods and Selfridges nearby, and smaller boutiques or flagship stores around the hotel, you will find everything you are looking for in Mayfair.
The Athenaeum has two sister hotels which are perfect retreats from the bustle of the city.
Spend time upstream at The Runnymede on Thames. Enjoy beautiful river views, ample grounds, an enticing outdoor swimming pool, luxurious spa and fitness centre – plus two exciting restaurants. Take a picturesque walk along The Thames Path, or hire one of our fleet of private riverboats for the ultimate day trip on the Thames.
Just 18 miles from Piccadilly is The Grove where you can play golf on the championship golf course, relax at the Sequoia spa or dine at one of the hotel’s exclusive restaurants.
Mayfair boasts some of the prettiest parks and green areas in Central London. A short walk northwards from The Athenaeum will take you to Berkeley Square Gardens, a tranquil 18th century square garden surrounded by London Plane trees. Further north you will find the picturesque Grosvenor Square, centre of the Mayfair property of the Duke of Westminster.
Crossing Piccadilly Green Park dominates the view – a profusion of colour with spring daffodils, extensive lawns and mature trees. Deckchairs are available in summer months to take advantage of sunny day picnics and lazy afternoons.
For a perfect Mayfair Gentleman’s haircut, look no further than the historic G F Trumper on Curzon Street. Combine a cut with a shave, wet towels and face massage for the ultimate barbershop experience.
Taking a walk towards Oxford Street you will find numerous beauty salons and hairdressers, to keep both hair and nails looking fresh during your stay in Mayfair. These salons are like an oasis of calm in the midst of the hustle and bustle of central London.
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