The world loves the British Royal family and now you can you stay within a stones throw of her majesty at Taj Hotels St Jame’s Court.
Escape the hustle and bustle of the big smoke with a luxury sanctuary of calm in this understated and refined hotel.
Located adjacent to Buckingham Palace and the beautiful St. James’ Park, the hotel is within walking distance to all the major tourist attractions but nestled away enough to remain peaceful and quiet.
The hotel first opened in 1902 and was patronised by the highest in the land, including royal guests to Buckingham Palace and now in 2015, the sophistication of this era most notably through its architectural features is still very much evident.
St. James’ Court is larger than it first appears with a total of 338 beautifully decorated rooms and suites, all quintessentially English in character and style. Decor is militaristic and chic with a hint of nostalgic charm with an interior palette of soft neutrals and cosy textures.
The hotel has a magnificent courtyard, a rarity in such a densely populated city and during the Summer months you can dine alfresco as you take in the magnificent architecture of this iconic property.
Although London offers boundless dining and entertainment options, a stay at St. James’ Court would not be complete without a meal in the Michelin-starred restaurant, Quilon.
Quilon is easily one of the finest restaurants in the city with a contemporary fusion of traditional home-cooking and modern dishes created by Chef Sriram Aylur who is passionate about using the freshest of ingredients. Sriram imports more fresh Indian spices than any other Indian restaurant in Britain and mixes them to create special recipes just for the restaurant. The fare can be described as Indian South West Coastal which features personal favourites such as Lobster with kokum and mango and Sea bass with Goan green and red masala. You must try the traditional Malanbar lamb biryani which is a prime example of the Chef’s culinary expertise.
Of course, Quilon isn’t the only place to drink or dine at the hotel, for there are 8 impressive outlets ranging from the ever popular Bombary Brasserie to the elegant Hamptons bar which serves up all manner of delicious cocktails.
When in Britain it is near rude not to take part in the tradition of afternoon tea and St. James’ Court is one of the best places for this. If you’re feeling flush then opt for the 24 Karat Gold Afternoon Tea which takes this English institution to a whole new level. Premier cru champagne complete with flakes of pure 24-karat edible gold. As well as scones and obligatory finger sandwiches this sits alongside golf leaf jelly, white chocolate delight with gold leaf and a strawberry tart with yes you’ve guessed it, gold flakes.
In a country that values understatement, St. James’ Court, A Taj Hotel, London is an English classic typifying the discreet charm of one of London’s finest hotels.
This property is perfect for both the inquisitive and business traveller, not only for its prime central location but also from its impeccable service, which we have come to know from both Taj Hotels and the UK in general.
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