Living in Dublin, London is practically on my doorstep. But no matter how many times I visit I still find new and exciting places and areas to explore. My recent stay at the Eccleston Square Hotel opened my eyes to the wonderful areas of Belgravia and Victoria.
A Perfect Stay at the Eccleston Square Hotel
In this article I’m going to tell you all about my stay at the Eccleston Square Hotel from massage beds to free mini-bars and beyond. Not to mention exploring Eccleston Yards and trying hot yoga for the first time. Here we go!
About the Eccleston Square Hotel
Eccleston Square Hotel is a family run hotel but do not let that fool you, this hotel is beautifully modern and full of cutting edge technology. It is a unique, luxury, boutique hotel with a wonderful mix of cutting edge design and nods to old world charm.
The hotel is set in a 19th century grade 2 listed building. Winston Churchill himself actually lived just two doors down from the hotel. There is history in the walls, but everything about the rooms feels new, sleek and modern.
SIDE NOTE – Eccleston Square Hotel is an adult’s only hotel (HALLELUJAH!!), so relaxation is pretty much guaranteed.
How to Get to the Eccleston Square Hotel
Eccleston Square Hotel is located, obviously, on Eccleston Square, with a beautiful gated park in front of it. It’s very easy to get to, being only a few minutes walk from Victoria station.
It seems so busy around Victoria station and then suddenly you turn a corner onto Eccleston Square and everything is peaceful and quiet. The hotel is also only a two minute walk from Victoria Coach. Honestly, the location could not be better.
You can easily find the location on Google Maps – HERE.
The Rooms at Eccleston Square Hotel
The rooms at Eccleston Square Hotel are very roomy for a London hotel, starting at 151 sqft. During my stay myself and Jess shared a signature king room which was absolutely perfect to come back to after a long day stomping the streets of London.
The room had a lovely outdoor patio area with table and chairs. You can order breakfast to your room and the patio area is a great place to eat it. Speaking of food, there is a free mini bar full of snacks and drinks included when you book direct with the hotel.
There is also a free 24hr tea service where you can order herbal or normal tea at any time of day/night to your room. Also, there’s a Nespresso machine in every room if you’re more of a coffee person.
When it comes to sleep, the handcrafted Swedish Hästens beds in every room ensure an incredible night’s sleep. These beds are made of horse hair and they make sure you never over heat. And not only are they comfortable but they also come with a remote-control massage function and the option to raise or lower the top or bottom of the bed. Sweet dreams!
The bathroom was a thing of wonders. I was delighted with the L’Occitane toiletries. But the main highlight was the glass wall (which I normally hate) that could be turned opaque with the press of a button. Oh there was also a TV screen in the bathroom mirror, in case you want to tune in while in the shower or on the toilet.
Everything in the room is smart, with super fast fibre optic Wi-Fi, an in-TV concierge and mobile devices with free mobile data and calls that you can take with you pretty much anywhere during your stay at the hotel. It’s a thoroughly modern room with the all important USB ports by the bed.
Dining at the Eccleston Square Hotel
We didn’t actually eat an evening meal in the hotel, but we did have breakfast. The continental offerings were plentiful. The blueberry muffin was honestly one of the best I’ve ever had.
As Jess and I were running off to our conference the staff at Eccleston kindly gave us little takeaway bags and bottles of juice to bring with us on the tube.
Cooked breakfast was also available from a menu. If you feel like eating in you can order room service via the TV. Or, there are plenty of restaurants in the local area to choose from.
Things to do Near the Eccleston Square Hotel
There are so many things to do in the area around Eccleston Square Hotel. From exploring Eccleston Yards to shopping on Elizabeth Street, here are some of my favourites.
Eccleston Yards is like an urban entrepreneurial community full of unique boutiques and spaces. There’s a co-working space, a open picnic type area with street art and deck chairs, a Scandinavian luxury beauty parlour and much much more.
We tried a Hotpod Yoga class which was a glorious experience. sweat, stretching and a giant inflatable pod that looked a lot like a bouncy castle, what’s not to love?! An off peak class costs £12.00 per person.
We had dinner at the award-winning Jones Family Kitchen. They do great cocktails and are said to have the best steaks in London (according to Steak Society). Their truffle mac and cheese is TO DIE FOR. If I ever go back I’ll just order myself a big bowl of that!
Tailor Made is a suit shop where they offer 3D body-scanning to get precise measurements for the perfect fit. If you’re in the market for a new suit this is the perfect place to find one.
Aside from Hotpod Yoga there are plenty of other health and wellness establishments such as London Cryo cryotherapy studio, Re:Mind meditation, holistic and wellness centre and Barry’s Bootcamp, a boutique indoor bootcamp.
Try a famous cronut at the Dominique Ansel Bakery (the one there are queues around the block for in New York!!). Skeptical of the cronut? Honestly, don’t knock it until you try it. I wasn’t keen on the thought of it, but I LOVED it. It was absolutely divine.
Make sure to get a table outside by their lovely flower wall. Get yourself a photo at their flower arch doorway too. The whole bakery is utterly photogenic and Instagrammable, as seems to be the way of bakeries now.
Speaking of Instagrammable bakeries, the iconic Peggy Porschen is just minutes down the road from Dominique Ansel. Never has a more stunning bakery/cake-shop been seen! They change the decor according to the season and it’s always beautiful.
Peggy Porschen is pricey though, and you will inevitably be witness to a queue of several people waiting to take photos outside the gilded doorway. So, be prepared for that! Not that I’m judging, I love a good photo opp’ myself.
Eccleston Square Garden
One huge advantage of the Eccleston Square Hotel is that the entrance of the hotel leads out onto an idyllic private gated green area which only locals (and hotel guests) have access to. Eccleston Square garden has won several awards from the London Gardens Society.
It has a tennis court, a children’s play area and lots of beautiful fauna. Take a stroll through the Birch grove or fern garden, or even have a barbeque using the on site grill.
You can certainly spend a few hours in Eccleston Square garden, just ask the staff at reception to let you in (they have the key).
Shopping on Elizabeth Street
Fancy a bit of shopping? Take a stroll along Elizabeth Street and get ready to spend some money. This street is lined beautiful boutique shops and cute cafes/restaurants.
The whole street is super photogenic – just look at Moyses Stevens above! Book a 45 minute personalised fragrance consultation at Les Senteurs. You’ll come out smelling glorious!
Head into Vickisarge for some celebrity-endorsed jewellery. The likes of Rihanna, Beyoncé and Kate Moss have worn pieces from Vickisarge. Despite this the prices are not extortionate, they’re expensive but non unaffordable – browse at your peril.
There a plenty of places to eat and drink too. Check out TomTom Mess Hall for a delicious and filling breakfast. Baker and Spice often have a stunning floral display and serve an excellent latte too.
Honestly, there’s so much to choose from, you won’t be bored.
Want to know more about what to do during your time in London? Then check out my comprehensive list of THINGS TO DO IN LONDON.
No matter what you choose to do during your stay at Eccleston Square Hotel I’m sure you’ll enjoy yourself, I certainly did.
Eccleston Square Hotel offered me a complimentary hotel stay. However, all opinions were, as always, my own.
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