So we all know I love travelling. I love seeing new places and trying new things. But we don’t all have the budget to nip off to the south of France at the tip of a hat just for the evening. Wouldn’t it be amazing to finish a long day at work in the clammy heat of the office and be transported to the boardwalks of Nice for a few champagne cocktails and some Mediterranean nibbles and then be transported back to sleep in your own bed at night?!? Well, now you can!
Le Meridien Piccadilly have been working with their partner hotel, Le Meridien Nice, and have created a french paradise in central London and, GET THIS, it has an outdoor terrace. Yes, you read that right, an outdoor space in central London, overlooking piccadilly, which isn’t tacky or so rammed full of people that you leave covered in beer and tequila shots and you spend the evening peeling your shoes off the floor! It’s the dream, right? It’s what every Londoner looks for! (You’re welcome!)
|The fantastic Nouveau Vague!|
I love events like this. Events where you get to see something you genuinely don’t expect – and something you are really excited about.
On arrival, we were presented with champagne cocktails (it’s a hard life!) and then we had a bit of an explore! It really did feel like we had just wandered into a little piece of France, with deckchairs and colourful climbing flowers over beautiful blue shutters. Along the centre of the main space there was a stunning boardwalk that did make me feel a little bit like kicking off my shoes and looking for the nearest bit of sea to jump into!
The extra exciting part of their cocktail menu over the summer, which I will DEFINITELY be ordering is the “Cocktail Espadrilles” – for £29 you get a gorgeous fruity champagne and vermouth cocktail (which we were drinking last night) AND, get this, a pair of designer espadrilles from Nice-based fashion brand “1789 Cala” (there were a few pairs around last night and they are just sooooo pretty and look so incredibly comfortable!)
We spent quite a bit of the evening out on the terrace, which, I have to say has one of the best views of central London that I’ve ever found at a terrace bar. With deckchairs and benches, and lovely little tables, it really felt like a little piece of paradise and it’s right above one of the most touristy, busy streets in central London!