Wojciech Urbanczyk, head concierge at the Hilton London Paddington, shares his tips on how to make the most of your trip
Wojciech Urbanczyk, head concierge at the Hilton London Paddington, shares his tips on how to make the most of your visit.
1 Remember to use your concierge Think of your concierge as your best friend. Imagine you are travelling to a city where your best friend is waiting for you and is ready to give you honest advice on where to go, what to do, see and try. We can fulfil even the strangest requests. I once had an elderly lady ask for the whole of the Aldwych Theatre to herself – she had the main performer of DirtyDancing sing TimeofMyLife just for her. 2 Take a trip to Shoreditch in east London My favourite area to spend time in has to be Shoreditch – it has diversity, creativity and trendiness in every single aspect of it. I just love the positive vibe, new ideas, pop-up boutiques and restaurants.
3Try one of London’s modes of transport I am a huge fan of cycling – I’ve cycled to work for the past seven years. I recommend walking and the Tube. When you go on the Tube, you can use your contactless credit card for public transportation. 4 Don’t forget to stop off at the Hilton London Paddington The Hilton London Paddington is one of London’s best-connected hotels. We are adjacent to Paddington Station, which gets you to Heathrow Airport in only 15 minutes via Heathrow Express. While you are at the hotel, visit Steam Bar, a contemporary bar set in the 1854 Grade II-listed Victorian building, which marries history with modern design. 5 Take part in one of London’s quintessential English experiences I think ladies would enjoy an afternoon tea, and for men there is nothing better than Sunday roast with ale. If it’s your first visit, jump on a tour bus, then go on a boat trip.
Talk to your concierge for other things to do during your stay. For the latest Priceless London offers and experiences go to PricelessLondon.co.uk
Clockwise from top left: A room at Hilton London Paddington; London Underground; exterior of the hotel; Wojciech Urbanczyk