Brendan and I just came back from having such a great weekend in London and this was mainly down to the fabulous St Martins Lane Hotel. This amazing hotel is part of the Morgans Hotel Group who also include the Mondrian & Sanderson in their gang.
We had been lucky enough to stay at this hotel couple of years ago for my birthday so this was our 2nd stay. We booked the Deluxe Garden room which really is fab, the room itself is luxurious, modern and bright with a cute little patio to enjoy the outside. Being an Essex girl I'm a huge fan of the subtle leopard print carpet and mood lighting!
The bathroom is huge and offers separate toilet and shower which is a must when travelling with your other half 💩🙊. One of the first things I still check in a hotel room when travelling is the toiletries and St Martins Lane I'm happy to say did not disappoint! You're treated to Malin + Goetz products here with delights like Rum Body Wash which you'll be tempted to drink 🍹
After a quick drink at the hotel bar where I enjoyed a refreshing vodka lime and soda we headed out meet our friends at Gaucho Piccadilly, where we had booked ourselves into their Electro Brunch. Gaucho is one of the many restaurants now offering what is called a 'bottomless brunch'. My friends and I often meet in London to enjoy these at various restaurants around London with our favourite so far being Villandry St James, however we decided to try Gaucho for a change. This bottomless brunch is a little different as they offer bottomless food as well as drinks, they also offer a greater selection of drinks including beer and two cocktails. The food offered arrived on small plates which I loved as it meant I could try quite a few of the dishes without being called a piggie 🐷, steak and eggs being my favourite. The Bloody Mary was a little strange as it had chopped onion in it so I soon moved onto their delicious sparkling wine Domain Chandon 🥂 The service started a little slow but they soon sped up and we had a lovely couple of hours and would definitely recommend!
After lunch we did a bar crawl of Soho with my favourite being Archer Street which is where out of work West End performers randomly belt out classics while you enjoy a cocktail or two! This was followed by 2 hours at Lucky Voice which if you hadn't heard of is a place where you can hire a private pod for up to 15 people to belt out your best Karaoke hits. It's amazing fun, you also get a fancy dress box and table service for drinks. The less said about my singing abilities the better, however after a few cocktails I definitely thought I was Beyoncé!
After a fun filled and boozy day to night it was time to head back to the hotel where the giant bed was like sleeping on a cloud! With that and the amount of alcohol consumed it did not take me long to fall asleep! When we woke in the morning we had very sore heads and couldn't yet face the trip back to Liverpool so we enquired on the possibility of a late check out, this we were delightfully granted. A hotel always gets a huge thumbs up from me when they happily grant you a late check-out without charging you a fortune!
So if you want to slay your stay in London you need to stay at the St Martins Lane Hotel, eat at Gaucho Piccadilly, drink at Archer Street and sing your heart out at Lucky Voice Soho 🎶