Travelling through History from London Town to the English Countryside

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Jan 10, 2015 / 0 comments

Simultaneously a cradle of pomp, pageantry, and rich in history, England is a playground of education and inspiration to experience the significance and wonderment of the past. From London town to the rolling hills of the picturesque Cotswolds in the English countryside, the spirits of England past tell a magnificent story!


English Mews Wall at night


English countryside


Nestled amongst the picturesque gardens of the English countryside, and with its origins dating back to 1485, Ellenborough Park is a true historic treasure. Originally built by a local farmer, Ellenborough Park has housed lords, earls, and most notably King George III in 1788. Situated towards the summit of Cleeve Hill and just outside of Cheltenham Spa, this 16th century manor house also overlooks the famous Cheltenham racetrack. The manor house is perfectly situated in the heart of the Cotswolds, which is made up of charming historic villages. The whole family will enjoy learning about the fascinating living history of the area. Guests also have the opportunity to partake in quintessential old English activities such as polo, archery, shooting, and much more.


Ellenborough Park, Cotswolds


For the town in an ultimate town and country English history experience, venture no further than London’s Draycott Hotel. Steeped in Edwardian splendor, with high ceilings and fireplaces, each room in the Draycott is theatrically themed and named after an influential actor, producer, or playwright of the past and adorned with Victorian antiques.


Draycott Hotel, London


Each room contains something of its theatrical namesake, including prints, posters, photographs, and a miniature biography. The Draycott Hotel is a hotel with pedigree, and that pedigree is apparent in each of its beautifully appointed and individually decorated rooms. Whether guests are staying in the Sheridan, Coward, Grenfell, Gershwin, Ashcroft, or any of the other individually named guest rooms, they will experience the grandeur of the past with the luxury of today.


Theatrical pedigreed rooms at the Draycott Hotel, London


Draycott Hotel, London


Guests of the Draycott can now travel back in time and reserve the entirety of Number 22 Gardens at the Draycott Hotel, having exclusive use of the private home for their leisure. With a separate, private street entrance, on call 24 hour butler service, chauffeur service, personal chef on staff, and encompassing 9 Rooms and Suites, enjoy a totally exclusive retreat that exudes the majesty of its history. Occupying three restored red brick Edwardian homes, the property evokes old world elegance and allure.

From the ‘Old Smoke’ and literary royalty to castles housing lords and ladies, travel through history… and discover the past is the greatest story to be told.


Draycott Hotel, London


Cotswold village