Fit for a Queen; How to Travel London like a Royal

Image from Dream Escapes Summer 2022 Edition; Platinum Jubilee

What inspires a trip to the beautiful city of London more than a Jubilee?

If you ask us, not much.

June has been an especially busy month in the city thanks to The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee; a celebratory event marking the 70th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation. The occasion highlighted some of London’s most sought-after sights, venues, dining experiences and hotels, drawing in a wide array of visitors to celebrate the major milestone.


When it comes to selecting your accommodation while staying in London, look no further than the Firmdale Hotel Group. The Firmdale Hotel Collection was founded in 1985 by husband-and-wife team, Tim and Kit Kemp. The company is made up of ten spectacular hotels and eight bar/restaurants, all of which are located in London, New York City and Barbados. Each is uniquely designed, ensuring that there is truly something for everyone.

Below is a list of Firmdale's London properties & a link to their website:

Covent Garden Hotel

Charlotte Street Hotel

The Soho Hotel

Number Sixteen

Knightsbridge Hotel

Haymarket Hotel

Ham Yard Hotel

Dorset Square Hotel

Our Top 3 picks:

Number Sixteen

a modern classic

With 41 exquisite guest rooms, a one-of-a-kind courtyard, conservatory and private garden, Number Sixteen, located right near South Kensington Station, has nearly every guest fall in love at first site. Refurbished by Firmdale’s very own designer, Kit Kemp, all bedrooms and drawing rooms reflect a fresh, modern English style.

Ham Yard

funky & fresh

Stated by Firmdale as “Tim and Kit Kemp's largest, and most daring, design project to date”, Ham Yard is for the more adventurous traveler. The entire property revolves around a single tree, and features an amazing terrace cocktail bar. The vibes are simply fun, and your stay surely will be too.

Charlotte Street

an art lover’s oasis

Firmdale’s Charlotte Street Hotel is best known for its interiors and color scheme. Located in the media neighborhood north of Soho, it’s a lively destination that will spark your creativity whether you decide to spend a night on the town or spend a cozy night in.

Stay tuned for a recap of our favorite London sites!

Photos: Dreamscape magazine Getty Images’ Royal photographer, Chris Jackson

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