While any visit to London is always a treat, sometimes you need to go the extra mile and indulge yourself.
Whether you want to see London from a different perspective – as in, from thousands of feet up – or fancy a romantic trip just for two, London can provide what you want. Best of all, staying at The Devonshire Paddington, you’re in a prime spot to reach everything we recommend without any hassle.
London Eye: Champagne Experience
The Champagne Experience puts you on the London Eye – reaching heights of 443 feet – while you sip Brut fizz and watch the sun go down over the capital.
You can take in Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and more, with a host on-board to ensure your experience is a flawless one. You can try out the Champagne Experience from noon to 8 pm, and we recommend an evening trip, as this offers the best dusk views of the city.
The London Helicopter
It doesn’t come much more indulgent – and thrilling – than taking in London from above on a helicopter ride over the capital.
We recommend the ‘London Sights’ tour as this lets you see all of the landmark sights around the capital as you fly above the Thames. The Battersea embankment point is only a 25-minute Tube ride from Montcalm’s hotels close to Paddington Station, and it’s an experience you won’t ever forget.
The London Showboat Dinner Cruise
This three-hour cruise offers you a four-course dinner, wine and on-board entertainment, all while you move along the Thames at a leisurely pace. You can take in St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge and more, all while you sip on your choice of wine or fizz and with live cabaret music accompanying the experience.
The Westminster starting point is only a 20-minute hop from The Devonshire Paddington, and the London Showboat Dinner Cruise is the very definition of an indulgent, luxurious experience.
Tour London is a Private Vintage Car
If you like the idea of sampling the London sights from the back of your very own vintage, Morris Minor convertible, then this is one experience you won’t want to miss.
This is the ideal activity to try out if you’re looking for a small-scale, romantic guided tour around London, and you can even go in for some optional champagne if you want to feel really indulgent. This is a unique way to see London, and it’s a must-do if you want to see the capital in vintage style.
The Afternoon Tea Bus
If there are two things that most people associate with us Brits, it’s tea and class red buses. And you can indulge in some classic afternoon tea while seeing London from this uniquely outfitted, retro tour bus. Even better, the Northumberland Avenue Departure point is only twenty-minutes from hotels close to Paddington Station.
Covering Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and more, the tour is a wonderful – and very cosy – way to take in all the major sights. Moreover, there’s an audio guided tour to provide some insight while you dig into your afternoon tea.