Now the sun is finally here, fancy a night out on the beach in London? Well now you can kick back, and lie on a sunbed and catch some rays of sunshine, in the lovely courtyard at the Crowne Plaza Kensington. It feels slightly surreal, as you pop on some flip flops and walk through the soft golden sand, and grab a lounger in the shadow of St Stephen’s Church.
Surrounded by sand, surfboards, and sipping cocktails it almost feels like being on holiday. Nibbling on the delicious pan asian food from Umami, whilst lying on a sun lounger leaves you feeling like you have been transported to a beach in the far east. The pad thai was just divine and the little bursts of citrus dressing squirted on by syringe to the summer rolls was a lovely touch. It’s a relaxing haven in the heart of a busy city, we didn’t want to leave. The service is attentive and the blankets brought out as the sun set was perfect to keep us cosy. We are still in England after all.
The lush secret garden also has five air conditioned igloo style pods, seating up to ten people. These are very cool and totally amazing for a special celebration under the stars.
There’s a real sense of tranquillity in the secret garden, especially in the commemorative Grenfell Garden.
The Crowne Plaza Kensignton has a lovely boutique feel to it. The meeting rooms are ideal for corporate events and can even be transformed for private dining.
The Crowne Plaza’s Secret Garden is totally unique and has to be one of our favourite hang outs in London this Summer.
London Secret Garden, Crowne Plaza Kensington
*Disclaimer – we were invited as complementary guests to the London Secret Garden