Luxury travel tips for US citizens heading for London

 

London is one of Europe’s biggest hotspots, and a convenient destination for travelers crossing the pond from the United States. If you’re lucky enough to find the time and money to make a trip to one of Europe’s most historic cities, there’s no point in pinching pennies and missing out on experiences as a result.

Upscale living and luxury travel is in full force in some sectors in London, and these venues don’t disappoint. Even a weekend getaway to London can deliver some breathtaking experiences that you can carry with you for the rest of your life. If you’re looking to travel in the near future, here are some suggestions for making the most of your luxury trip to London.

Stay at the Grosvenor

London is replete with luxurious, historic hotels loaded with five-star amenities and unforgettable experiences, and the Grosvenor is no exception. Located in central London, the Grosvenor opened in 1929 and features luxury bedding and expansive marble bathrooms — not to mention its unrivalled location. A variety of suites and accommodations gives you options when choosing your level of luxury.

Take a day trip on the Orient Express

Departing from London and taking passengers on scenic tours of the English countryside, the Orient Express is the most luxurious way to tour the country. Seats on the passenger train start at $660 per person, but the accommodations are unmatched, treating passengers to an evening of dining and fine wine, including a seasonal tasting menu with wine pairing and a glass of Champagne to kick off the trip.

Elegant dress attire is required, and only 90 passengers board each trip to allow for an intimate, romantic experience.

Wine and dine yourselves in the evening

London is a culinary hub with a variety of world-classes restaurants and venues. Be sure to check out some of the local Cantonese fare, which is one of the city’s most cherished culinary cornerstones. Sample the cuisines and wines of various locales throughout Europe, giving you a quick, upscale survey of the continent’s finest dining options.

Don’t forget to check with your local concierge to see what special dining events, such as chef-hosted dinner parties, restaurant openings and other food and wine tasting events, are going on in your area.

Protecting your luxury investment

One tip before traveling: always make sure you purchase a travel insurance policy to cover your expenses. This is especially wise for luxury travelers – a travel policy can protect you if you need to cancel your plans due to medical or other unforeseen complications or emergencies. Without this coverage, you run the risk of losing your investment.

Upscale tourism in London attracts some of the wealthiest citizens in the world, meaning your money can always open new, exciting doors to rare experiences. No matter what your budget, you’ll have no trouble finding exotic ways to treat yourself and enjoy a getaway in London unlike any other. For luxury travel, there are few destinations more alluring than London – an international city through which you can experience all corners of the globe.

Muhammad Yasin is Director of Social Media/PR at HCC Medical Insurance Services.

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