Hidden experiences around The Athenaeum
Our 5* hotel is full of unexpected surprises and hidden experiences – here are our favourites.
24th May 2017
There are many squares and gardens in Mayfair that transport you from the hustle and bustle of London Streets to a London of a bygone era. Taking advantage of this, the annual Mount Street Gardens summer Fair brings all the elements of a traditional summer Fete to the center of London. Enjoy the homemade cakes, jam stalls and even a barbeque, while children experience all the fun of the fair with coconut shys and a bungee trampoline. Learn more here.
With the summer months comes glorious sunshine and plenty of London blooms. Green Park has acres of green grass with deep borders jam packed with colour, perfect for picnics, afternoons playing and generally enjoying the sun. Our Galvin Restaurant can provide the perfect picnic for you and your family so you can concentrate on relaxing! Find out more about Green Park from their official website here.
Brilliant for all the family, FreeRide is an 8-mile circuit that takes in all the major sites, from Buckingham Palace and The Strand to St Pauls via Waterloo Bridge. There aren’t many times that even young ones can enjoy cycling on traffic free roads in central London! There are also festival Zones along the route with a wide range of activities and refreshments to keep you going. Bikes are available for hire, just ask at Reception. Register for the ride here.
Mayfair Art Weekend (June 30 – July 2) brings Old Masters and cutting-edge contemporary art together; a wide range of exhibitions, tours and workshops with experts will bring history to life. Over 60 galleries and auction houses open their doors for 3 days for tours, while local gardens and restaurants will host interviews and talks with artists. Find out more about the event here.
Enjoy a very British afternoon with Afternoon Tea at our award-winning Galvin Restaurant. Afternoon Tea with the very best ingredients: fresh smoked salmon, British strawberries and clotted cream, just to whet your appetite. Why not try our Gentlemans Afternoon Tea? Perfect for those who love tea but have less of a sweet tooth. Make a reservation here.
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