November 4, 2012

London: stay at Flemings of Mayfair

Pull out your Monopoly Board and look for the most expensive neighbourhood and that’s where you’ll find this boutique townhouse hotel, Flemings Mayfair!

Flemings Mayfair

Meet the tallest doorman in all of London!

Originally opened by a Mr Robert Fleming in 1851, this is a series of six Georgian townhouses with now interconnecting floors, nooks and crannies, to open it up in to one hotel. It’s a bit of a maze finding some rooms and the hallways are narrow, but this hotel is quite possibly in one of the best locations in London.

Green Park London

A beautiful autumn day in Green Park

Walk to the end of Half Moon Street one way and you can cross the road to walk through Green Park to the gates of Buckingham Palace about 500m away. Go the other way and you’ll be in Berkley Square looking for nightingales to serenade you. Or hang a left at the end of the street and lose yourself in the Harry Potter-esque streets of Shepherd Market with its quaint pubs and little shops.

New Bond Street

Shop your way down Bond Street back to the hotel in time for happy hour

Just 2 minutes walk from Green Park Tube, or 10 minutes walk to Piccadilly Circus – or duck and weave down Bond Street, you’ll hardly need hail a cab or disappear into the underground maze of public transport as everything is right here.

But it’s not just wealthy bankers and loaded tourists who stay here, the hotel does a fine job catering for families with the very cute Fleming Frog who pops up on a book given to children, along with slippers and a bathrobe, frog shampoo and a special children’s menu with little froggy touches.

Fleming Mayfair twinroom

Our twin room is a monster with a huge marble bathroom and plush chairs

Each of the 129 rooms and suites are individually designed and very large, especially for London standards. There is a drawing room with funky velvet covered furniture in front of the fire and a wall designed as a book case – as well as a faux bookcase in the lift. Probably the most interesting lift I’ve ever been in and certainly gives you something to stare at when others step in.

Flemings Mayfair lift

Inside the literary lift

Fleming mirror

Coveting this mirror in the drawing room!

Flemings Mayfair

This friendly little guy greets you in the foyer

Fleming the Frog

Fleming the Frog goes shopping – this is the book the kids get. I got one too.

They also have a lovely restaurant, The Grill, which I dined at and have photographed so will pop that blog up soon.

Jump here to read more about Flemimgs Mayfair and check their prices. You’ll love it.

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Megan Singleton is a travel writer, blogger and radio correspondent. She's been gallivanting around the world telling stories for the last 16 years and has her suitcase always half packed (or half un-packed!) Follow along on Facebook or Twitter and sign up for monthly newsletters if you want to keep up with the journey!

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