London & Edinburgh with Rocco Forte - Brownell Travel

London & Edinburgh with Rocco Forte

Experience London & Edinburgh with Rocco Forte Hotels! As you explore these two landmark cities, you will have two amazing hotels as your home base, plus get exclusive amenities and upgrades through the Rocco Forte Knights program. So whether you are traveling as a family or just as adults, discover where to stay, where to go, and what to eat in London and Edinburgh.

London

Stay

Brown’s Hotel

Located in the heart of Mayfair, Brown’s Hotel is an iconic luxury hotel that exudes British charm and a warm, welcoming feeling. It is one of London’s first hotels and has been a home away from home for presidents, literary legends, and royalty for years.

Do

Families
  • Stop by Hamley’s, the largest and oldest toy store in the world.
  • Take a horseback riding lesson at Hyde Park stables
  • Feed the pelicans at nearby St. James Park (the concierge can prepare a bag of goodies!)
  • Burn energy at the Princess Diana’s Memorial playground
Adults
  • Pamper yourselves at The Spa at Brown’s – the perfect way to get over jetlag!
  • Paddle boat along the Serpentine in Hyde Park
  • Shop at Selfridges
  • Catch a performance at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre
  • Admire the lux car showrooms (ie Bentley and Ferrari!) in Berkeley Square

    The Donovan Bar

Eat & Drink

Families
  • Enjoy a Jungle Book-themed afternoon tea at Brown’s Hotel
  • Stop by Mayfair Chippy for classic British fish and chips
  • Grab a pizza at Delfino’s, a Mayfair family favorite
Couples
  • Kick off the day with breakfast at Charlie’s
  • Sip on a Pimms or a pint at Punchbowl
  • Try a vintage cocktail at Donovan Bar at Brown’s Hotel
  • Savor modern, British cuisine at Kitty Fisher’s in Shepherds Market

Edinburgh

Stay

The Balmoral

Perfectly positioned where Old Town Edinburgh meets New Town, The Balmoral is the place to stay in the city. The staff is warm and welcoming, the décor is quintessentially Scottish, and the cuisine is delightful – what’s not to love?!

Do

Families
  • Take the paved trail to Arthur’s Seat for a sweeping view of the city
  • Go on a Harry Potter tour of Edinburgh, starting with room 552 at The Balmoral, aka the J.K. Rowling Suite – it’s where she finished the final book!
  • Tour Edinburgh Castle
Adults
  • Wander the cobbled alleys of Old Town, stopping into the shops
  • Take a literary journey through the city, visiting The Writer’s Museum and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s house
  • Visit the Royal Yacht Britannia

    The J.K. Rowling Suite

Eat & Drink

Families
  • Grab a bite at The Elephant House, where J.K. Rowling wrote some of the Harry Potter books
  • Kick off the day with breakfast at the Palm Court
  • Taste local fare at one of the cafes in Old Town
Adults
  • Experience the award-winning Afternoon Tea at Palm Court at The Balmoral
  • Enjoy a fabulous dinner at Michelin-starred restaurant Number One
  • Taste – and learn – about whisky during a Whisky Experience at Scotch