4 Chic Spots to Enjoy the Bank Holiday Weekend in London

St. James Park in London

A trip to London this Bank Holiday is the perfect way to treat yourself, and there are plenty of delightfully chic spots to get away from it all during your trip. Here’s our guide to 4 of the very best…

St James’s Park

London has eight Royal Parks, each of which have a distinctive character and style. They provide a real oasis of calm in the city, but some are also pretty chic places to spend some time while you stay at the Montcalm Hotel.

St James’s Park is a fine example of this, with stunning outdoor scenery and a great pedigree. The park is best suited to enjoying on sunny days, and we recommend bringing some treats for the local wildlife, which includes plentiful

squirrels and ducks. Bordered by Buckingham Palace and Horse Guards, this is a park with lots of chic appeal.


An infinitely chic area of London, Soho always has lots happening, within easy reach of your spa hotel in London. Here you’ll find everything from shops specialising in coffee and tea, to an array of incredible vintage boutiques and alternative fashion. If it’s chic shopping you’re looking for this Bank Holiday, then you’re in luck with a trip to Soho. In addition to the great shopping opportunities available, the area also has lots of cute cafes to stop at for a breather in the midst of your spending spree.

Hankies at the Montcalm

A trip to Hankies Marble Arch is a great way to wind down and enjoy fine dining during your stay in the city. Offering delicious dishes reminiscent of the very best of Delhi street food, Hankies brings a new innovation to cuisine with irresistible combinations of everything from tapas to tandoori delicacies.

With a food menu which includes dishes such as succulent prawns with garlic and chive, a drinks menu offering beer, whiskies, wine and champagne, and lots of delicious desserts, visitors can also enjoy a party menu, perfect if you’re planning a big event and are on the lookout for the ideal venue. This is a place where you can enjoy great food in equally stunning surroundings, providing the best chic refreshment for your Bank Holiday weekend excursion.

Kew Gardens

Home to the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew Gardens contains the world’s largest collection of plants. Alongside a truly impressive orchid collection, there is also lots of history on show here, with many glasshouses and heritage buildings which date all the way back to the 18th century and the reign of George III.

Among the delights on show, visitors will be treated to the biggest Victorian greenhouse ever constructed. If you’re staying in London this Bank Holiday and fancy a stroll in the sunshine, then Kew Gardens is a great venue to include on your trip. There is plenty here for all ages, with children’s activities, a gift shop and cafes throughout the property.