Spend four nights this September at the The Dorchester, overlooking Hyde Park. You'll be able to go behind the scenes at the hotel as part of Open House, an annual weekend when the public is invited to tour sites that are usually off-limits in the city. Plus, you'll have a car and driver for an afternoon to take you to London's best design shops. You'll also have a lunch and spa treatment at the hotel. (Airfare provided by British Airways.)

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The five-day, four-night London adventure for two (arrival date of September 17 and departure date of September 21, 2010) includes:

  • Round-trip Club World (business class) airfare from major US gateway airport to London, England, provided by British Airways (see Long Rules for details on travel to gateway city)
  • Four nights at The Dorchester in an Executive Deluxe Double Guestroom
  • Breakfast every day in the heart of the hotel, the Promenade
  • A behind-the-scenes tour of The Dorchester, an iconic property, which is participating in Open House London on Sunday, September 19, 2010
  • A private tasting experience with Chef Henry Brosi at The Dorchester on Monday, September 20, 2010 from 12:30–3:30 p.m.
  • Signature Vaishaly facials at the newly designed Dorchester Spa
  • One afternoon tea in the unique Spatisserie with designer Martin Hulbert of Fox Linton Associates to discuss your home's interior design and "insider" places to visit in London for design inspiration
  • A chauffeured four-hour shopping trip to London's interior design stores

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Here's the inside story on the best things to do in London.
O: What's your favorite view nearby?
A view of the houses of parliament with The London Eye in the background.

O: What's your favorite walk to suggest to visitors?
Southbank—from The London Eye to Tower Bridge.

O: Where do you send visitors looking for some peace and quiet?
Hyde Park, an oasis away from all the noise of the city.

O: What is your favorite activity to suggest to visitors?
A river cruise on the Thames.

O: What are your favorite small treats?
A visit to Hamleys toy shop on Regent Street, generally to treat someone else.

O: What mistakes do you see visitors make?
Trying to do too much in a short time.

O: What is your favorite historical fact or piece of trivia or legend about the city or area?
That Marble Arch was moved from Buckingham Palace in 1851 to its current location, as its arch was too narrow for the queen's state coach to pass through.

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