Advisor Stephanie Williamson Just Back From London
Ham Yard Hotel - London
Accommodations and/or DMC/On Site
Ham Yard Hotel
How to get to
Located in central London - downtown near Piccadilly.
Recommended For (families, couples, corporate, celebrations, etc)
A great property for couples, corporate travel, and celebrations. They cater to families as well, with interconnecting rooms and kids' menus at the restaurant onsite. The patterns and colors are playful, so I could see children liking it as well.
Not-to-be-Missed Experience or Activity
They offer afternoon tea, which I didn't personally experience - but while in the UK, and especially London, I always feel a traditionally British experience such as afternoon tea is not to be missed.
The property is extensive though and also features a theater and bowling alley.
Favorite culinary aspect of the hotel or region
The onsite restaurant is great. I only had breakfast there in the winter, but I can imagine how dining in the courtyard at night, in the summer, would be a terrific experience. The food and service are both perfect.
Favorite Wellness aspect of the hotel or region
The property has what they call "Soholistic" treatments (a play on words since they're technically located in the SoHo area). Again, I didn't personally see or experience the spa, but they have a variety of treatments available.
The hotel is located within a sort of Ham Yard Village, with dining and shopping. It's a separate courtyard off of a busy area and busy street, so you are still very connected and at the center of it all, without feeling overwhelmed once you step into that courtyard and the hotel.
Kudos to *refers to a guide, chef, member of hotel team, etc. that went out of their way
The entire team is very nice and accommodating.
I didn't get the chance to do a site visit, unfortunately. I explored a bit on my own, but arrived late at night and departed early the next morning.
Please list the Virtuoso amenities and any other special touches they add for our clients
This property is not Virtuoso, but they are part of the Firmdale Collection and can assist with amenities for clients, if you'd like.
To plan a trip to London, contact Stephanie@travellustre.com