DICKENS AT HOME
The Charles Dickens Museum, a short walk from the hotel, was the home of the renowned author while he wrote Oliver Twist and Nicholas Nickleby. The manuscripts, rare editions, personal items and paintings housed at the museum, which was renovated in 2012, represent one of the best collections of Dickens’ artefacts in the world.
A TREASURE TROVE OF WORLD CULTURE
The British Museum houses a collection of art and antiquities from ancient and living cultures that spans two million years. Founded in 1753, with the goal of being free to all “studious and curious persons,” it was the first national public museum in the world. Today, it remains one of world’s great repositories.
Centred around the world famous market, now home to boutiques, craft stalls, cafes and restaurants, there is always something new to see and experience in Covent Garden. Street entertainers keep the main piazza bustling and Covent Garden is also the location of the British Museum, London Transport Museum and the Royal Opera House.
Aside from the opportunity to enter the historic Royal Observatory courtyard and cross the Greenwich Meridian Line, known as both the “centre of the world time” or “longitude zero”, Greenwich’s parks, baroque architecture and maritime heritage mean there is plenty to explore.
One of London’s eight royal parks, Henry VIII acquired Hyde Park from the monks of Westminster Abbey as a private hunting ground. Today this lush 142-hectare oasis is a true people’s park with beautiful meadows and children’s playgrounds as well as options for swimming and horse riding.
SHOPPING IN LONDON
Markets, boutiques, historic shopping streets, legendary department stores, quirky specialist stores and the ultimate in bespoke retailers, shopping in London is a never-ending series of exciting experiences.
“When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life” said by Samuel Johnson in 1777, and it is as true now as it was then. Brimming with centuries of history and boundless innovative energy, the capital never runs out of places to explore, be they old favourites that have been given a makeover or hidden gems just waiting to be discovered. Rosewood London is ideally situated in Central London, perfect for guests to explore the many undiscovered places and experiences on its doorstep and across the city.
SHOPLamb’s Conduit Street
Located in Bloomsbury, Lamb’s Conduit Street is one of London’s most picturesque thoroughfares. It is full of independent stores and boutiques as well as The Lamb, a beautifully preserved Victorian pub.Dover Street Market
A ground-breaking five-storey, grade II listed building opened by Comme des Garcons designer, Rei Kawakubo. The interior of the store constantly changes with exclusive lines available from some of the hottest fashion designers from Raf Simons, Loewe and Dior. Stop off at Rose Bakery on the top floor for its famous coffee and cakes.Seven Dials
An intriguing network of seven atmospheric streets that link Covent Garden to Soho. Always buzzy, packed with independent boutiques, international fashion labels, heritage brands, beauty salons, men’s grooming specialists, traditional pubs, cool cocktail bars, cafés, restaurants, theatres and smart hotels; historic Seven Dials is modern London’s most original shopping and lifestyle destination.