The best time to visit the British capital is during the summer months. Get A-list treatment at these fabulous hotels
FOR BUSINESS AND PLEASURE
Crowne Plaza London - The City
Location: This hotel is on the corner of New Bridge Street and the picturesque Victoria Embankment.
What's it like? This is a modern, stylish hotel slap bang in the heart of London. The rooms are great value for the price and ideal for business travellers who want to enjoy London's museums, restaurants and nightlife.
Why go? Not only is this hotel located in the heart of the financial district, it's also just a stone's throw away from some of the city's most exciting tourist attractions including The London Eye, The Tate Modern and the London Dungeons.
Within five minutes of the Crowne Plaza, you can dine like a star Refettorio
This popular Italian restaurant, run by Michelin-starred chef Giorgio Locatelli is located inside the Crowne Plaza. If you love meats, cheeses and wine, this is the place for you!
The Clerkenwell Kitchen
Vegetarians will love this Modern European eatery, which is only a five-minute cab ride from the hotel and features a delicious, reasonably-priced seasonal menu.
OXO Tower Restaurant & Bar
Many celebrities have been spotted dining at this iconic, award-winning restaurant that has stunning 360-degree views across the city. During the summer, you can enjoy al fresco dining on the terraces.
For bookings: www.crowneplaza.com/londonthecity or call 0044 207 438 8034
FOR QUINTESSENTIALLY ENGLISH LUXURY
Location: Located in the heart of London's ritzy Mayfair neighbourhood, the historic Brown's Hotel first opened in 1837.
What's it like? This luxurious hotel is particularly known for it's award-winning Traditional Afternoon Tea, which is undoubtedly one of the best in London. And until the end of August, you can enjoy afternoon tea with a bowl of strawberries and cream and a glass of chilled Rose Tattinger Champagne.
Why go? It's just a short walk away from the shopping haven of Bond Street, as well as the West End theatres.
Get pampered: Mums-to-be will love the spa at Brown's, as it offers an array of Mama Mio Maternity treatments including the Yummy Tummy and Maternity Massage. The hotel also has a baby shower package called Babycakes.
Shop till you drop: A-listers often pop into Selfridges, the department store in Bond Street. You've got designer labels, limited edition handbags and a gourmet food hall. Last month Justin Timberlake launched his rock n roll fashion label William Rast.
www.brownshotel.com or call 0044 207 493 6020.
How do I get there?
Both Emirates Airways and Etihad offer daily direct flights to London.
www.emirates.com , www.etihadairways.com
Source: OK Magazine