metropolitan london hotel

Naturally, the Clarks party at the Metropolitan London hotel offered a fabulous excuse to recline* in luxury for the evening. (*work)

Bordering Knightsbridge and Mayfair, The Metropolitan London’s Metropolitan Rooms overlook the beloved green heart of London – Hyde Park – while keeping you cosy in “pared-back and cosseting” interiors. We’re not talking British B&Bs, here.

To boot, the hotel is literally connected to the Japanese-Peruvian and Michelin-starred cuisine from Nobu. If you’re not a foodie when you arrive, you’ll be a foodie when you leave.

To make financial matters worse, my room happened to be right around the corner from The Metropolitan’s newly expanded COMO Shambhala Urban Escape; a spa which¬†offers holistic, Asian-based therapies. Yes. You can be spa adjacent¬†if you’re a glutton for monetary punishment.

In actuality, the room was spa-like enough to keep me perfectly pleased for the night. A fantastically oversized King bed with goosedown duvet, banquette seating area overlooking the Uptown jungle, rainfall shower, and a contemporary but warm space? You have a happy Lela on your hands.

I would live here if I could. It came equipped with everything I needed for work and play; free wifi, a sprawled out desk space, iPod docking station, a jogging map of Hyde Park, electronic ‘do not disturb’ sign, iron/ironing board, Egyptian cotton linen (I need it, okay?!), COMO Shambhala bathroom amenities, and the all-important front desk/concierge which goes above and beyond.

Looking for luxe in London? The Metropolitan has your back.

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Playboy Funky Buddha Nicole Scherzinger

Nicole Scherzinger


As the daughter of a former Playboy bunny, there is always a pique in my interest regarding the latest and greatest from the glamorous guild.

Last night, Bunnies, tycoons, and celebrity beauties flocked to Mayfair’s Funky Buddha to rub shoulders with newly announced Playmate of the Year, Hope Dworaczyk. Also in attendance were model Kelly Brook and Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger (cats versus bunnies!). Mark from The Only Way Is Essex even managed to make it out (and chatted to me about his love for next door’s Nobu), though fellow castmates Amy Childs, Sam Faiers and Harry Derbidge were denied entry (ouch!).

Throughout the night, I was sipping on a ton of Playboy’s new energy drink which is delicious and has no foul acidic aftertaste (looking at you, Red Bull). I even got into a friendly argument with the Oxford Rowing Team defending the sugar free version as the ‘better’ drink. Great night on all accounts!

Playboy Energy Lela London and Charli Beale

PR Queen Charli Beale & I (in enormous heels, believe it or not!)