Updated: Dec 14, 2021
Experience London & Edinburgh with Rocco Forte Hotels! As you explore these two landmark cities, you will have two amazing hotels as your home base, plus get exclusive amenities and upgrades through the Rocco Forte Knights program. So whether you are traveling as a family or just as adults, discover where to stay, where to go, and what to eat in London and Edinburgh.
Located in the heart of Mayfair, Brown’s Hotel is an iconic luxury hotel that exudes British charm and a warm, welcoming feeling. It is one of London’s first hotels and has been a home away from home for presidents, literary legends, and royalty for years.
Stop by Hamley’s, the largest and oldest toy store in the world.
Take a horseback riding lesson at Hyde Park stables
Feed the pelicans at nearby St. James Park (the concierge can prepare a bag of goodies!)
Burn energy at the Princess Diana’s Memorial playground
Pamper yourselves at The Spa at Brown’s – the perfect way to get over jetlag!
Paddle boat along the Serpentine in Hyde Park
Shop at Selfridges
Catch a performance at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre
Admire the lux car showrooms (ie Bentley and Ferrari!) in Berkeley Square The Donovan Bar
Eat & Drink
Enjoy a Jungle Book-themed afternoon tea at Brown’s Hotel
Stop by Mayfair Chippy for classic British fish and chips
Grab a pizza at Delfino’s, a Mayfair family favorite
Kick off the day with breakfast at Charlie’s
Sip on a Pimms or a pint at Punchbowl
Try a vintage cocktail at Donovan Bar at Brown’s Hotel
Savor modern, British cuisine at Kitty Fisher’s in Shepherds Market
Perfectly positioned where Old Town Edinburgh meets New Town, The Balmoral is the place to stay in the city. The staff is warm and welcoming, the décor is quintessentially Scottish, and the cuisine is delightful – what’s not to love?!
Take the paved trail to Arthur’s Seat for a sweeping view of the city
Go on a Harry Potter tour of Edinburgh, starting with room 552 at The Balmoral, aka the J.K. Rowling Suite – it’s where she finished the final book!
Tour Edinburgh Castle
Wander the cobbled alleys of Old Town, stopping into the shops
Take a literary journey through the city, visiting The Writer’s Museum and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s house
Visit the Royal Yacht Britannia
The J.K. Rowling Suite
Eat & Drink
Grab a bite at The Elephant House, where J.K. Rowling wrote some of the Harry Potter books
Kick off the day with breakfast at the Palm Court
Taste local fare at one of the cafes in Old Town
Experience the award-winning Afternoon Tea at Palm Court at The Balmoral
Enjoy a fabulous dinner at Michelin-starred restaurant Number One
Taste – and learn – about whisky during a Whisky Experience at Scotch