Flemings Mayfair’s insider guide to the best of London

Why you should spend the Bank Holiday Weekend in London

Friday, 09 August 2019
Buckingham Palace
London, the perfect city for a family holiday. An endless whirlwind of attractions, shows, Royal parks and family-friendly activities – very few capital cities compare to London as the perfect family destination/getaway. Our head Concierge Andrew Sturge recommends the following activities if you are planning to visit with the family.

Buckingham, a truly Royal British experience on Flemings Mayfair’s doorstep
Buckingham Palace’s annual summer opening showcases the magnificent State Rooms and places that are usually not open to the public. The summer opening always coincides with a major exhibition. 

The year 2019 marks 200 years since Queen Victoria's birth so a special exhibition will tell the story of how the young queen transformed Buckingham Palace from a private house into a working royal residence. Visitors will be able to immerse themselves into the palace life and what it would have been like during the most dazzling royal balls at the time.

It is also the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci's death so another special exhibition in the palace brings together more than 200 of the Renaissance master's greatest drawings.

And across the August Bank Holiday weekend, there are plenty of activities in London for the family to enjoy in and around the Palace.

In the Family Pavilion at Buckingham Palace, you can enjoy the StrongWomen Science and discover scientific secrets and learn more about the female inventors and scientists working during Queen Victoria’s time.

The whole family can also tap into their inner artist by taking part in the Arts and Crafts Fete at the Royal Mews. In the Queen’s Gallery, let Leonardo Da Vinci’s drawings inspire you and create your own masterpiece, using the same material as the famous artist.

All of the Family Festival events are free with a standard admission, and are suitable for families of all ages.

Make the most out of your trip
Of course, summer days call for outdoor activities! With Hide Park, Kensington Gardens and Green Park among others, why not plan a family picnic or a leisurely walk? Royal parks are aplenty around the city and with Green Park located just across Flemings Mayfair, simply grab a pair of comfy shoes to wind down or let the children run free.

Iconic musicals will also keep children entertained for hours. A short distance from Flemings Mayfair you will find the West End, London’s iconic theatre district. Summer 2019 features various shows that will wow all children: The Lion King, Wicked and Matilda are some of our favourites.

You could also surprise your family with a magic trip to the Warner Bros Harry Potter Studios or London zoo. And once you have explored all that the city has to offer to the family, make sure to relax back at the hotel with a well-deserved afternoon tea in Mayfair London in our Drawing Room. 

Plan the ideal family stay in an iconic London location
Located in the heart of Mayfair, Flemings Mayfair hotel is the second oldest in London. 

When you book one double room with us, enjoy a 50% discount for the second room for children aged 12 and under* and a late check-out at 2pm subject to availability so you can fit in that one attraction you didn’t want to miss! 

Our Head Concierge Andrew and his team will also be delighted to share their best tips to have the most memorable London experience with the family.

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