December 07, 2009

51 Buckingham Gate, Taj Suites & Residences and Hamleys

Just in time for the festive season, 51 Buckingham Gate is delighted to announce an exclusive partnership with the world’s finest toy store and London icon, Hamleys. The exciting collaboration will entitle families staying at 51 to a number of exclusive extras, such as Hamleys hampers, bespoke store tours, in-store discounts and personal shopping experiences, as well as four tickets to A Christmas Carol theatre production — in addition to enjoying 51’s family-friendly, beautifully designed suites.

Upon check in, children will be welcomed with a ‘Hamleys hamper’, filled with treats and sweets to ensure they feel like mini VIPs. Any budding young chefs can enjoy personalised cooking or baking lessons in their private suite kitchen by the hotel’s chef, complete with a personalised junior chef’s jacket. Parents can also take a well-earned break by calling on the hotel’s qualified babysitting service during their stay.

The Hamleys experience continues nearby at the flagship Regent Street store, where seven floors of toy heaven await. Here, children can discover the magic of Hamleys, from the latest games to lego castles and life-sized giraffes and elephants. 51’s concierge can also arrange exclusive out-of-hours visits to Hamleys and even themed sleepover parties in the store!

Once wearied legs have been sufficiently rested, families can head to London’s West End to see Susie McKenna and Steven Edis’ adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, starring Gareth Hale. Showing at the newly refurbished Arts Theatre in Covent Garden, the Victorian themed foyer will offer Dickensian treats, to really get everyone in the Christmas spirit!

Located in Central London — just a stone’s throw from Buckingham Palace, St James’s Park and the West End’s shops and theatres — 51 is positioned around a secluded courtyard garden and offers the largest serviced suites in London. A veritable 'home from home', its elegant suites come complete with their own separate kitchen and living spaces, and children’s amenities, such as junior bathrobes and slippers.

The package is available from £495 per night based on two adults and two children up to 12 years old sharing and includes: 

  • One night stay in a Superior Suite or above
  • Hamleys welcome hamper
  • Personal shopping experience at Hamleys with in-store discounts
  • Four tickets to A Christmas Carol at the Arts Theatre in London’s West End
  • A cookery or baking lesson with 51’s chef in-suite, including a personalised chef’s jacket
  • Babysitter for four hours
  • Full English or Continental breakfast
  • Use of 51’s sauna, steam rooms and gym facilities