My family recently returned from an amazing spring break vacation visiting London and Paris. Having visited these cities before, we planned the trip through the eyes of our teenage son- mixing culture, history, and Harry Potter.
Our Hotel In London
A great hotel in a convenient location was key to our itinerary. That’s why we chose Anthenaeum Hotel and Residences. Recently renovated, it’s located in Mayfair overlooking Green Park. The hotel is also close to Buckingham Palace and St. James Palace. It was truly an excellent choice for us in London. The hotel rooms were quiet and provided five star amenities with beautiful views. The onsite restaurant, Galivan, is the latest restaurant from Michelin star rated brothers, Chris and Jeff Galvin. It has an inviting atmosphere and delicious meals, including afternoon tea and all day dining. We also enjoyed restaurants in charming Shepherds Market, which is just blocks from the hotel.
Events In London
Another great resource for this trip was our Virtuoso partner, Sincerely Paul. Paul was my hero in locating sold out tickets in London. This included the critically important WB Studio Tour – The Making of Harry Potter. He helped me avoid a near parental fail for not securing tickets months in advance. We look forward to working with Paul on our next visit to enjoy additional experiences beyond the city.
Working in the travel industry has a few perks and in the case of this trip, that was working with exceptional travel professionals in our organization that directed my travel plans and put my family on course for a memorable experience together.