Trip Report: Corinthia Hotel London

Chandelier

Chandelier

The Corinthia Hotel in London exudes freshness and warmth through a combination of abundant natural light, airy spaces, and beautiful design elements. Located steps from the River Thames, it is a great location for exploring all that London has to offer.

I arrived before the scheduled check in time without having given the hotel advance warning of when I would show up, and was warmly greeted and taken to my Executive King Room.

My favorite thing about the space was the small entry that had a door to the room on one side, and a door to a large walk in closet on the other. I am a light sleeper and the ability to further close off my room made for absolute silence at night. Combined with the cozy bed and responsive HVAC system, I slept great! It truly is the little things that make hotel stays enjoyable.

The hotel has numerous places to eat and drink throughout the day; whether you want traditional afternoon tea, a five course meal, or simply a glass of champagne. As a person traveling alone on business I truly appreciated having a variety of options to dine or grab a quick drink when I wasn’t feeling up to going out by myself.

The staff even graciously accommodated me when I wanted to sit at the bar and order from a different restaurant. I was glad they did, because it was the best gnocchi I have ever eaten. Don’t miss the picture in the photo tour below!

The spa by ESPA is absolutely gorgeous. Although I did not have a treatment, I did visit to use the gym facilities which were clean and spacious. There were plenty of machines and lots of room for stretching and free weights. Complimentary towels, cold water, and fruit were also available. The space was so beautiful that it almost made my workout fun. Almost.

I loved being able to take an impromptu walk in the late afternoon along the Thames to see the slow burn of the sunset over London. The crisp wind helped to keep my jet lag at bay, and the photography opportunities were spectacular. You could feel the vibrancy of a city on the move.

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Trip Report: England from London to Cornwall

Big Ben

Big Ben

When was the last time you visited London? When I ask my clients I usually receive one of two responses. One, not since I went with my family when I was a kid. Two, not since I went on my college backpacking trip across Europe.

It’s a wonderful cosmopolitan city that truly offers something for every age and travel interest. Plus, one of the great things for those of you living on the East Coast is that London is close enough to visit for a long weekend.

The truth is, I had not visited London since 1997! Therefore, I elected to travel in England for a total of ten nights while doing a several traditional visitor type activities. Quite the trip!

Hotels

Flights

Activities

  • National Portrait Gallery
  • Fashion Walking Tour
  • Prêt-à-Portea at The Berkeley
  • Shopping: Harrods, Fortnum & Mason, Alexander McQueen
  • The Shard
  • Lanhydrock House
  • Eden Project
  • Lost Gardens of Heligan
  • Caerhays
  • Hampton Court Palace

Stay tuned for updates! I will be writing up my experiences and offering more details about each of these items.

In the meantime, please get in touch with comments or questions about London and Cornwall.