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Stay like a spy at The Royal Horseguards Hotel, London

If you like a good British spy drama, (and what MildRover doesn’t?), then this is the hotel from central casting. As Luxury Escapes says, “discover true resplendence in a hotel fit for James Bond.”

Bond is famously fictional of course, but the Royal Horseguards Hotel has genuine espionage credentials. It compromises two heritage buildings – formerly used as an embassy for both Russia and the USA and once the home of the first Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service, Sir Mansfield Cumming, aka ‘M’.

This historic property offers Victorian elegance and is perfectly positioned on the banks of the River Thames for sight seeing. Although if it’s dead letter drops and poison tipped umbrellas you’re hoping to spot, you’re likely to be disappointed.

The Royal Horseguards offers a heritage stay in the heart of one of the world’s most spellbinding cities. This wonderful Victorian-era hotel has hosted Winston Churchill, Scotland Yard and MI5 throughout its colourful past. With London’s most iconic landmarks such as Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye and Trafalgar Square all within a 10-minute walk, there’s simply no finer location.

After days exploring the city’s countless treasures, retreat to One Twenty One Two Restaurant for top-shelf spirits and exemplary British cuisine, Equus Bar for laidback fare and superb cocktails or The Lounge for a bespoke high tea, which draws on the hotel’s long-standing, much-celebrated afternoon tradition.

Located right in the heart of Westminster beside Whitehall Gardens, it offers countless sightseeing opportunities, all within an easy stroll of the hotel. Marvel at the works in The National Gallery, or stroll a little further down to Buckingham Palace. King Charles might well be visiting Australia when you’re there so the crowds shouldn’t be too challenging.

The much-loved Covent Garden, buzzing Leicester Square and trendy Soho, with its countless theatres and restaurants, are all also easily reachable on foot. Look, I could go on, it’s one of the world’s great cities, there’s plenty to experience and as Samuel Johnson (you know, the dictionary guy) put it, “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.” And that was in 1777, it’s got even better since then!

Check in for three nights from A$1,199 per room, valued up to A$3,990 and by saving up to 70% you’ll have plenty of spare coin to test the martinis in one of the bars.

Click HERE for an amazing slide show of the Hotels interiors and for all the details from Luxury Escapes CLICK HERE or call 1300 88 99 00

Michael G Browne
Michael G Browne
Michael G Browne is a crime author (Money Bags), comedy writer an inveterate traveller.

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