When you’re in London, there is so much to see and do that you can often feel pulled in many directions at once. The upshot is that you always feel like you’re missing out on something.
That’s when it can be a good idea to get a little more specific and focus on just one area, and Marylebone is the perfect place to start. Staying at the Chilworth London Paddington Hotel, you’re in an ideal position to explore this gorgeous area of London.
If you’re an avid reader – or just like beautiful, serene spaces – you need to visit Daunt Books. Happily, you’re only a five-minute walk away from your room at the Chilworth London Paddington Hotel.
Widely regarded as one of the best bookshops in all of London, this sprawling space has enough to keep even the most dedicated bibliophile happy for hours. Originally an Edwardian antique bookshop, Daunt Books still has that same quiet, elegant atmosphere. Aside from the central, ground floor of the store, there’s also a basement and, best of all, an upper floor with balconies overlooking the main space.
Whatever your reading preferences – fiction, non-fiction, travel and anything else you can think of – Daunt Books have got it in spades. It’s somewhere you probably won’t want to leave, and the odds are that you will end up with an armful of books before day’s end.
The Wallace Collection
Once the home of the Wallace family – unrelated to the William Wallace of ‘Braveheart’ fame – the Wallace Collection is a combination of stunning location and equally amazing interior.
Every room inside this one-time residence carries its own theme, all luxuriant, plush and filled to the rafters with rare artwork, sculptures and curios. Nearly everything inside the house dates from the 18th century, and a visit feels very much like taking a step back in time. You may spot a couple of famous pieces of art as you move about the house, with the ‘Laughing Cavalier’ hiding somewhere on the premises.
It’s a thoroughly opulent place, and only a stone’s throw from the many Montcalm London hotels deals special offer.
The London location of Scotland’s oldest independent whiskey bottler, Cadenhead’s is a must if you like a nice, warming glass of the good stuff.
A short walk from Chilworth London Paddington Hotel, Cadenhead’s has a very comprehensive range of whiskeys on- site – from the affordable to the outrageously expensive – and the stock comes from all around the globe.
If that’s not enough for you, there’s also a dedicated tasting room at Cadenhead’s. If you overindulge, you’re not far away from the Chilworth London Paddington Spa, so you’ll be able to get back on track in no time.
There aren’t many other places in the capital that offer the same range, level of service and general atmosphere of Cadenhead’s and it’s a spot well worth checking out.