We've talked a lot about restaurants and bars being closed during lockdown, hotels - not so much. But an email received over the weekend reminded us that London's hotels have been busy behind the scenes, getting themselves ready for the time when they can receive guests again.
The Goring, just around the corner from Buckingham Palace, and a favourite dining spot of Her Majesty, has been using the time to make
It's all change at the Bulgari hotel in Knightsbridge where Rivea is being replaced by Sette and the whole restaurant and bar is being turned, literally, upside down.
So close to Buckingham Palace it's a home from home for the Queen, this traditional London hotel may be a classic but its bar and restaurant are still as good as ever.
So far, as part of our Cheeky Overnight series, we've already stayed at two of the Maybourne Group's three hotels in London - Claridges and The Berkeley. They say good things come in threes and we don't like to leave a work in progress, so we'd always wanted to finish off with a stay at The Connaught. And there seemed no better time to check it out than with the arrival of New York chef Jean Georges and his new restaurant at The Connaught.
We check into The Berkeley the day after its new entrance by Richard Rogers is unveiled
We check into Claridge's, one of London's most prestigious hotels, to try the whole package from dining in Fera to tea on the terrace.
Cocktails in The Cub Room, a ride in the hotel Daimler - we'd happily move in let alone check into The Beaumont.