Theo Dubroy, head concierge at The Arch London, shares his tips on how to make the most of your visit.
Tips from Theo Dubroy, head concierge at The Arch London
Why is your hotel special? We have some bespoke British artwork in our 24-hour Martini Library. What is the strangest request you have received? Most guests ask for theatre tickets and restaurant bookings, but once a male guest requested women’s shoes in a size 14! What do you suggest visitors do if they have just one day in London? Start with a hop-on, hop-off bus tour or a private guide. If it’s rainy, visit The British Museum, then catch a musical such as KinkyBoots. If the weather is good then cycle west along the Thames and have lunch in Richmond. For a quintessential English experience, try traditional fish and chips at The Golden Hind on Marylebone Lane. Any tips for repeat visitors? Walk along Regent’s Canal and visit the London Canal Museum to learn about the city’s waterways. What if you have children? Kids will love Hamleys toy shop, seeing the swans on The Serpentine lake and visiting the Natural History Museum. HarryPotter fans should tour Warner Bros Studio Tour London, while teens will love the shows IntheHeights and Stomp. What is London’s most romantic spot? Kensington Palace Gardens; the lovers’ arch and the flowerbeds by the palace. What do you recommend beyond zone one? Travel by boat along the River Thames to Greenwich, which has a great market and is home to many museums, the Cutty Sark and the Royal Observatory. Share a hidden gem The Geffrye Museum in Hoxton – it looks into British living rooms, gardens and home life from 1600 to the present day. The Arch London, 50 Great Cumberland Place, W1H 7FD
Clockwise from top left: Cutty Sark; Hamleys toy shop; Martini Library at The Arch London Inset: Theo Dubroy, head concierge at The Arch London