Standing on the corner of one of London’s grand squares is the 5-star London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square. Even better, it’s just footsteps from that biggest and best of the world’s department stores – Selfridges.
Maybe you’re looking to recreate the atmosphere of sumptuous TV series Mr Selfridge, or maybe you’re after a serious shopping break in London, either way this hotel is definitely where you should base yourself. We packed our shopping shoes and went along to check out the hotel’s Selfridges Shopping Break Package, including an overnight stay in a deluxe room with breakfast in Gordon Ramsay’s Maze Grill, plus some other perks...
The hotel is easy to find – we‘d only just turned off Oxford Street when we spotted its grand frontage, flags regally flying and a top-hatted doorman warmly welcoming us in.
After checking into our luxurious room with a view over the leafy Grosvenor Square, it was time to get down to business. With the hotel’s Selfridges Package, guests are provided a £100 voucher to spend in the nearby store – no excuse not to come away with some goodies from one of London’s oldest and most famous department stores.
Selfridges has stood in its prime position on Oxford Street, London’s retail epicentre, since 1909. Guests can find out more as you’re provided a complimentary copy of The Life & Times of Harry Gordon Selfridge, the charismatic founder. You could easily spend a day exploring the tantalising and luxurious departments. It’s no wonder it’s the only store to be named the Best Department Store in the World 3 times.
Staggering back laden with our purchases, it was time to revive ourselves in the hotel’s art deco-style bar: The Luggage Room. The hotel’s Selfridges Package also includes 2 complimentary cocktails – shopping is thirsty work after all. We knocked on a concealed door before being led into the bar that harked back to the era of glamorous travel: leather banquettes and tub chairs, low lighting, and with 1920s music playing softly in the background. We settled comfortably in to sample an extensive drinks menu with everything from classic cocktails and cobblers to martinis and punches. The perfect relaxing end to a great day’s shopping.
The Selfridges Shopping Break package at the London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square includes an overnight stay in a Deluxe Room with breakfast in Gordon Ramsay’s maze grill. Priced from £369 for a Deluxe Room, based on 2 sharing.