London By Foot and Car

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The Athenaeum's apartment bedroom 01.
The Athenaeum’s apartment bedroom 01.

Explore London on foot or by car with The Athenaeum Hotel & Apartments’ Inside London tours. The concierge staff provides guests with maps and also arranges pick-up and drop-off at the property. Rates start at $314 for a 2-hour ride, and $785 for 24-hour rentals.

Guests can see the city by foot on a half-day excursion lead by Henrietta Ferguson Luxury Tours. During the tour, guests can witness the changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace, survey the Churchill War Rooms, and visit centuries-old Westminster Abbey. Additional tours cover special interests including London fashion, royal London, market tours, and a trip through the historic Mayfair district. Rates start at $471 for groups of up to 12 people.

A short 10-minute walk up Piccadilly Road from the hotel takes guests to the prestigious Royal Academy of Arts. Guests with VIP access to the Royal Academy of Arts—which is available exclusively to guests of The Athenaeum—skip pre-booking and receive “anytime access” to the art academy’s current exhibitions.

The five-star Athenaeum Hotel, located in the Mayfair district in West London, features 164 guestrooms, including 12 suites, 18 townhouse apartments and a Rooftop Suite. Guests can quench their thirst with tea in the Afternoon Tea Room or with a whisky or two at the Whisky Bar, which has a 300-spirit collection. Upcoming exhibitions this year include the “Ai Weiwei” exhibit on display Sept. 19 through Dec. 13. Room rates start at $465 per night, excluding value-added taxes and breakfast per night. For more information, visit athenaeumhotel.com.

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