April 05, 2012

A Unexpected Weekend in London

Hi everyone!

 Last weekend I was lucky enough to win a competition to stay two nights at The Renaissance hotel at St Pancras located right in the heart of the city at Kings Cross Station. So, after a quick trip to my parents house, we caught the train back into London. I was actually very excited as I have never won anything before. It was so unexpected! We pulled up to the hotel and were immediately struck by the amazing architecture.   The building was made famous by Harry Potter but (as the concierge told us!) it has also played host to Bridget Jones' Diary and The first Spice Girls movie and is an absolutely beautiful building. Look at the gorgeous architecture!

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I especially loved all the details at the hotel especially the geometric patterns used in the stationery right down to the door keys,  they even left us a bedtime story during the turn down service!

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Our room was a suite and it was huge!!  It has a beautiful mirror and fireplace and was decorated in calming creams with a hint of duck egg blue in the bedding.

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I took these pictures inside which  show the stunning architecture. It was so grand with the rich red and blue tones and rather Gothic in style and very classical. We normally stay in modern hotels so it was a refreshing change to stay somewhere which showed so much history.

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Of course we had cocktails in the bar, served in these old style glasses which were straight out of Harry Potter movie! They had these metal urns on the bar filled with different kinds of punch. Let's just say they were very potent!

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I'll leave you with a couple of pics of me. The first one taken in the bar sipping my cocktail which contained lemon oil and was very fragrant! And the second, outside the famous kissing statue.  (Blazer and top are both from Zara)

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Hope you enjoyed my pics!

Rachie xo

2 lovely comments:

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

Love your Zara outfit - cute! P.S. Can't believe you had a suite - soooo fun! xx

Redlilocks {Swoon Worthy} said...

Wow, what a fabulous place! And how lucky to win your stay :) Your outfit is very cute as well, love a blazer!

Don't forget to come and enter my giveaway, you may be on a winning streak! ;) http://gettingitswoonworthy.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/competition-time-win-50-swoon-worthy.html