Romantic vacations require a memorable introduction, a captivating first impression that sets the tone for everything to follow. Land in London and you're first transferred to Blakes Hotel, where the chic interiors provide a tempting glimpse. Relax, recuperate from the flight, get dressed up, and a limousine is waiting to take you to Claridge's, the historic five-star hotel in the heart of Mayfair. A live pianist guides you into afternoon tea, providing the harmony to a blend of specialty teas and a silver platter of sumptuous delicacies. Pear and walnut pastries, scones with clotted cream, sandwiches perfected over 150 years of serving afternoon tea... Claridge's offers elegance and grandeur that remains unchanged after a century. As an extra treat for an afternoon of tradition, your afternoon tea comes with a glass of champagne and the stylish accompaniment of a live cellist.
Return to your hotel and the indulgence continues. Blakes proudly claims to be the world's first boutique hotel, and it's hard to argue. Every room is individually styled, bringing old-world colonial design into a chic Victorian townhouse in the heart of London. Every room is a creative blend of geographies; Louis Vuitton steamer trunks hide behind oriental lacquer screens, bird feather fans sit on a bar dominated by vintage photos, and four-poster beds are concealed by muslin drapes. There's an extravagance and exoticism to it all, one that has you exploring the entire world in your romantic suite. The evening is at your leisure.
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