As spring approaches in Central London, the longer days are welcomed with the hope of better weather and the chance to get outdoors.
The Beaufort is just a short walk from several royal parks and gardens where you can see the bare trees spring back to life and the flowers start to burst from the ground. Here we take a look at 3 walks you could take from The Beaufort. Read on to the bottom for a special 15% discount on your stay this spring… Continue reading “3 Spring Walks from The Beaufort” »
Cream Tea has become a tradition throughout the UK and may possibly even date back to the 11th century. Rather than merely celebrate Afternoon Tea week (usually in August each year), The Beaufort offers a complimentary Cream Tea to every guest during each and every day of their stay.
To allow more people to sample this tradition, the hotel is running a Twitter competition every month to win complimentary Cream Tea for two at the boutique hotel with no obligation to stay. To find out how to enter, keep reading…
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Although Rubens was a Flemish artist, he spent a fair bit of his time in London, working for Charles I; he even appears to have offered his own views on foreign policy to try to bring England and Spain together (it didn’t work, though both countries gave him knighthoods). It’s not surprising then that if you want to see Rubens’s work, you don’t have to go to Brussels, Antwerp or Mechelen – nor to the Prado – because a lot of it was commissioned by British buyers, and ended up in British collections.
Here are my top ten Rubens pictures in London. There’s a bit of legwork (and a few admissions fees) involved in finding them all – but if you want a whirlwind tour of Rubens, Room 29 of the National Gallery will net you a superb haul in one fell swoop.
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Now it’s spring, it’s time to think about gardens in Kensington. Of course the obvious place to go is Kensington Gardens – though personally I find it’s a park that looks better in summer and autumn than in early spring – but Kensington and Chelsea are full of smaller and less well known gardens which are worth discovering.
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