Thursday, November 19, 2015

A Stay at The Dorsett Shepherds Bush

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Well hey there. How goes it? You may or may not know (I forget what I have and haven't told people, old age, sorry) that a couple of weeks ago me and my wee Mam met in London for a couple of girly days together and a good catch up. Every time I'm down in London it's for work so we thought we'd have a couple of days of being tourists for a change. Read: eating as many afternoon teas as possible without vomiting. The Dorsett Shepherds Bush were kind enough to put us up for a few nights and it truly was a lovely stay, so I thought I'd put together a little piece on it in case anyone themselves is looking for somewhere to stay in London in the future!

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First up, I should mention that the hotel's only around a 15 minute tube to Oxford Street, 5 minutes tube to Notting Hill, 10 minute tube to Paddington (handy if you're coming to or from Heathrow Express) and a 30 minute drive from Heathrow itself. Oh - it's also literally two minutes away from Westfield so if you're a big shopper it's in a bit of a dream location. The decor and tone of the hotel is Chinese-inspired and very beautiful; fancy but welcoming in one - i.e. enough to pretend you're a lady but no biggie if you accidentally dribble egg on your top. The staff are all truly lovely too, and so helpful if you need anything. The room was beautiful; big marshmallow bed, two showers, cosy robes and slippers, a desk complete with big mirror, teas and coffees a plenty, iPod dock, minibar and lovely toiletries. And, most importantly, free wifi. The only thing I'd say is that, although there's a beautiful big flatscreen, there's no option to rent/buy movies, so if you're someone who likes to have a night in with a film then that's something to think of. We were absolutely pooped the first night - too much shopping, I mean, walking - so just stayed in and got some room service. A quinoa, pomegranate and feta salad to be precise which was deliciouso.

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On our last day there, after stocking up on breakfast - including the muffins above, cooked breakfast, omelette, yoghurt and fruit and, I should add, gluten free bread - we went out for a couple of hours and then came back to the loveliest of lovely afternoon teas in the Jin bar.

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If you're Coeliac, GF etc etc then this is one to keep in mind - every single thing you see above is gluten free. That's right, cupcakes AND scones. Such a rarity, innit? They also offer nut free and vegan afternoon teas, which I'm sure would be equally delicious. Everything was truly lovely, with my favourite thing being the little fruit smoothie on top (my advice: drink it last so you can balance out all the cakes you've just eaten. I think that's how it works anyway) and my Mum's being the little chocolate and strawberry cups complete with flowers on top. There was a huge choice of loose leaf teas as well so it's a Tea Jenny's Heaven! It's only £24pp (a little more if you'd like champagne) so is pretty well priced for London. A definite winner!



Unknown said...

Beautiful pictures! I love your outfit!

Unknown said...

This afternoon tea looks absolutely heavenly!! And the interior of the hotel is amazing too!

Unknown said...

The food looks delicious and I appreciated the attention for Coeliac!

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Unknown said...

the hotel looks incredible, as do you!
TrudyJohanna x

Tusks and Tails said...

Looks like a killer time! That hotel is amazing

Abbie said...

Oh wow, looks like such a lovely stay! I would also be ALL over the cream tea situ xx

Sarah said...

Holy crapola you are looking incredible these days! love love love those trews - Do they squeak when you walk?

Sorry, I got distracted. Place looks amazing :P

Ashley Christabelle said...

You look beautiful! In love with afternoon tea set. Such cute plates!

The Style Rawr said...

Ah, it looks like such a cool hotel and only 10 mins from Paddington!? Winning!

T xx

Unknown said...

This looks beaut, and for some reason I am drawn to the desk and chairs! xxx

Brigitte said...

Omigosh that afternoon tea looks incredible!! x

Brigitte |

me said...

Sheperd's Bush ?

Laura said...

You're outfit is stunning!

Laura // Middle of Adventure

Laura said...

Your outfit is absolutely stunning!

Laura // Middle of Adventure

Unknown said...

Them leggings/trousers though, so so gorgeous! The bed also looks so comfy, and love the standing studio light

Lauren x
Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Beauty

Serenbird said...

Those photographs are so stunning as always!
Your outfit is so perfect! I love the jacket :)
serena / serenbird

Claraaaaa said...

OMG! where are those pants from? they are amazing!