Raise a toast to our cherished capital
London is slowly opening up again and we think it’s high time to celebrate and support our cherished capital. And what better way to do this than with a (socially-distanced) staycation? From grand Chelsea mansions to stylish Soho studios, these stunning homes are the ideal spots for a safe and secluded sojourn. Allowing you to relax and enjoy a new (or old favourite) part of town.
To make it even better, these properties are situated just a stone’s throw away from a bottle of Gusbourne, England’s most awarded sparkling wine producer. Dating back to 1410, the Gusbourne Estate in Appledore, Kent, has a long history of delighting local folk with excellent English vintages. In fact, we were so enchanted by our first sip of Gusbourne that the estate has been our preferred supplier since 2019, often appearing in hampers, fridges and coolers at our lovely London homes.
What better way to kick-off your staycation than with a chilled glass of England’s best bubbles? Chin-chin!
Work from home, but better in Belgravia
If your current WFH situation is getting a tad dull, why not mix things up with a workcation in the big city? Swap your current environment for the stylish surrounds of Gerald Road II, a three-bedroom Belgravia bolthole complete with lots of light-filled living space, perfect for working in. What’s more, with a gorgeous terrace garden and an array of excellent cafés, restaurants and pubs in the local area, you’ll have plenty of excuses to get out for a break.
Gusbourne is never far away…
Manicomio – You’ll find this modern Italian with local character in the heart of Chelsea’s Duke of York Square.
Enjoy a sequestered stay in St John’s Wood
Embark on a relaxing escape to Marlborough Place, an elegant family home set in the peaceful leaf-clad neighbourhood of St John’s Wood. With three separate sitting rooms and plenty of light-filled, open plan living space, this is a great option if you’re looking for a spot to seclude in style. Spend your day relaxing in the gorgeous split-level garden or else exploring Regent’s Park, which you’ll find right on your doorstep. Come evening you can tuck into a delicious family dinner all together at the polished marble dining table, before picking one of the plush sitting rooms for a cosy movie night.
Treat yourself to a taste of Gusbourne:
Jeroboams Hampstead – You’ll find the North London branch of this beloved independent wine merchant in the heart of bustling Heath Street.
Celebrate a birthday in Battersea
Birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, honeymoons… after months of lockdown, these special occasions deserve to be celebrated more than ever. Whilst grand celebrations and far-flung destinations may still be off the cards, intimate gatherings and small family reunions can be every bit as special. Especially when conducted in stunning surrounds, like the light and airy Albert Bridge Road IV, close by Battersea Park. Featuring a large, modern kitchen and living space, opening out onto the garden beyond, everything about this beautiful home is effortlessly elegant. The ideal space for entertaining your nearest and dearest, especially when paired with a glass of Gusbourne’s finest.
Celebrate with Gusbourne:
Last Drop Wines – This female-run wine merchant on King’s Road specialises in high-quality bottles from boutique vineyards and artisan producers.
Toast your social bubble in Highbury
Bring your chosen six together for a screen-free intimate supper club in a spacious dining room just made for entertaining. Separated from the dining space by a stylish kitchen island, the light-filled and impeccably well-equipped kitchen at Kelross Road II is every host’s dream. Greet guests with glasses of Gurbourne’s finest, enjoying aperitifs around the island, before moving to the gorgeous full-length wooden dining table for a delicious dinner. If you don’t fancy cooking, then let us arrange a private chef for the evening. Simply tell us the likes and dislikes of the group and we can take care of the rest.
Your local Gusbourne supply:
Highbury Vintners – This proudly independent wine and spirits shop hosts with the winemaker dinners, in-store tastings and an impressive selection of bottles.
Live like Royalty in Bayswater
Enjoy all the sights and shops of Kensington and Notting Hill, without the usual crowds. Situated close by the elegant Kensington Gardens and Palace, the sophisticated one bedroom, two bathroom Porchester Terrace North is the ultimate Bayswater bolthole.
A glass of Gusbourne is never far away!
Lea & Sandeman Kensington - Established 30 years ago, this independent London wine merchant is proud to stock the most original fine wines, discovered by decades of relentless globetrotting and a keen eye for the very best.
Savour a romantic sojourn in Soho
After months spent in lockdown, it’s time to inject some romance back into your routine. Go all out and make up for the countless date nights you’ve missed by treating your other half to a sumptuous staycation in the heart of Soho. With high ceilings, antique furniture and a cosy fireplace, the light-filled sitting room at Meard Street is the perfect spot to sit and sip on a glass of Gusbourne whilst watching the street scene below. Through the double-doors to the left of the fireplace, you’ll find a spacious bedroom, a few steps further and you’ll reach the gorgeous marble-floored ensuite, complete with a period, claw-foot bathtub. If you do happen to venture out from your snug Soho sanctuary, then you’ll find all the excitement of W1 right on your very doorstep.
Find a glass of Gusbourne:
Blandford Comptoir – Head for dinner at this modern European bistro and wine bar serving small plates and takeaways in fashionable Blandford Street, W1.