Concierges in the cap­i­tal use Where Lon­don for in­for­ma­tion, and they are al­ways re­li­able ex­perts in their own right Jolanta Kowal­ska, concierge at Sher­a­ton Grand Lon­don Park Lane, shares her tips

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Jolanta Kowal­ska, concierge at the Sher­a­ton Grand Lon­don Park Lane, shares her tips on how to make the most of your trip.

What do you rec­om­mend for vis­i­tors with just a day?

Start the day with break­fast at The Wolse­ley fol­lowed by a pri­vate half-day walk­ing tour end­ing with lunch at Bor­ough Mar­ket. In the evening, don’t miss a West End show be­fore a late-night din­ner reser­va­tion made by your concierge.

What do you rec­om­mend for re­peat vis­i­tors?

Ex­plore ar­eas out­side cen­tral Lon­don. In the south, visit Kew Gar­dens, Rich­mond Park and the Peter­sham Nurs­eries Café; and in the north, visit Hamp­stead Heath, Ken­wood House and Freud Mu­seum Lon­don.

What do you rec­om­mend for vis­i­tors with chil­dren?

Take a train or river boat to Hamp­ton Court. Hamp­ton Court Palace has plenty of space – young ones can run around its lawns, maze and mag­i­cal gar­den, which has aerial walk­ways, sand and wa­ter play ar­eas and a wob­bly bridge.

Where is Lon­don’s most ro­man­tic spot?

Take a canal boat cruise from Lit­tle Venice to Re­gent’s Park and stroll up Primrose Hill, where you can have a ro­man­tic pic­nic with an amaz­ing view of Lon­don.

What would be your dream day in Lon­don?

It would be with my fam­ily – I’d have a cronut (a cross be­tween a dough­nut and a crois­sant!) and cof­fee at Do­minique Ansel Bak­ery in Bel­gravia. We’d walk through the Chelsea Flower Show, have oys­ters for lunch at Wright Broth­ers in South Kens­ing­ton and visit Tate Britain – your last chance to see David Hock­ney is 29 May!

Why is your ho­tel spe­cial?

Sher­a­ton Grand Lon­don Park Lane is one of the few iconic art deco ho­tels re­main­ing in Lon­don, with the only full-size art deco ball­room still in­tact.

Clock­wise from top left: Bor­ough Mar­ket; Sher­a­ton Grand Lon­don Park Lane; Tate Britain; seafood plat­ter at Wright Broth­ers In­set: Jolanta Kowal­ska

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