Last week I and some other lovely bloggers were invited down to the Royal Horseguards Hotel to check out their delightful terrace area. You all know what a fan of luxury hotels I am and the Horseguards is one of the best in London but despite spending a fair amount of time perusing their website I’d never actually heard about the Terrace before.
Newly refurbished the Terrace is the perfect relaxation location with sumptuous faux grass underfoot, lots of colourful blossoms and extremely comfortable wicker sofas for you to sink your bottom into. The best thing is that it’s not just for residents of the hotel, anyone is free to enjoy it. Whether you want to indulge in afternoon tea, a lazy Sunday lunch or just a few drinks it’s a really fantastic location. And you don’t even need to worry if the weather takes a turn as the Terrace is well prepared with large canopies to keep the rain off, outdoor heaters and soft fluffy blankets to snuggle in to.
Upon arrival we were greeted with Pimms and cocktails which is the perfect way to start any evening in my opinion and were shown around the Terrace by Deena who works for the hotel.
Along with the launch of the refurbished terrace the hotel also launched their Terrace Chapters; chapter one was chocolate, chapter two the summer picnic hamper, chapter three Tattinger champagne and chapter four (which we were there to indulge in) Wimbledon! Of course you’d have to be living under a rock not to realise that we’re mid-way through this year’s Wimbledon championship because everyone and their dog seems to have tennis fever at the moment.
Anyway the clever clogs at the Horseguards are offering a very special Wimbledon Picnic Hamper which is basically a build your own affair. You get to choose nine items from a very long list to go with the half bottle of Tattinger also included to create your perfect picnic. Luckily we were absolutely spoiled and didn’t have to choose as they brought out platter upon platter of amazing treats that they offer.
My mouth is just watering thinking about it now. We were also treated to champagne tasting with Tattinger who offer not only a regular Brut Reserve but a sweeter Nocturne Sec champagne as well as my favourite Rosé! These were paired with small canapés and complimented each other beautifully.
As if that wasn’t enough there was also the chance to win a Wimbledon hamper of our own by being the fastest person in the Eton Mess competition!
Sadly my 24 seconds didn’t make the cut with the fastest coming in at 10.4! How’s that for speed?! All too soon it was time to head home goodie bag in hand. After being treated like royalty during our short visit I can only imagine the lengths they go to for their residents to ensure their stay is absolutely perfect.
Why not pop down for some royal treatment of your own? The Terrace is open for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner and is a really great place to escape the hustle and bustle of London.