ESCAPE LONDON – Step back into Shakespeare’s history at the Mercure Hotel in Stratford Upon Avon

Stratford Upon Avon is a picture perfect town which is rich in history and looks like is has hardly changed in years.  This quaint town is full of bars, shops and restaurants making it perfect to visit for a weekend and only a two-hour drive from London via pretty countryside fields.

The Mercure Shakespeare Hotel is divine, with a stunning Tudor frontage and original features in the sizeable rooms.  In the lobby sits a huge open fire, which looks stunning and reminds you of days of old.  There is something special about stepping foot in a hotel that is hundreds of years old, knowing that through history many people have taken the same steps. The hotel actually dates back to the 13th century and has changed hands over time, in 2018 it was acquired by Accor Hotels.

The Mercure Shakespeare Hotel is a beautiful 4 star hotel and is a short stroll away from Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Schoolrooms, New Place, the RSC theatres and various local shops.

The staff are friendly and helpful, ready to help with bags and even prepare a comfortable cot for any little ones, on request.  Whilst this hotel oozes romance and is a perfect place to create memories with your loved one, it is very family friendly too. The hotel group have a special off throughout the summer in all of their hotels, giving you 50% off a second room. What a generous offer, especially through the summer months when the hospitality industry is at its busiest.  The hotel is situated on the high street, perfect for you to enjoy an afternoon or evening out and walk back.

It is amazing that the rooms have kept some of the original features, like a stunning wooden arch and led looking windows, but added some modern touches. There are plenty of plug points in convenient places and a stunning modern bathroom.  Equally, you are welcomed with plenty of bathroom products, fluffy gowns and comfortable slippers.  The carpet has been insulated and padded well, creating a feeling of walking on air. The simple but classic colours add some elegance and the comfortable bed will ensure you enjoy a restful nights sleep at this beautiful hotel. 

Family friendly offer – Guests who book ahead online will enjoy a second room for half the price at the unique, local properties which Mercure has to offer across the country. Mercure Hotels has 79 properties in the UK, from townhouses in bustling London and city spa breaks in Sheffield, Cardiff and Bristol, to manor houses in the Cotswolds and rural Scotland. All Mercure hotels are regionally inspired and equipped with amenities to ensure that families can get the very best experience of the local area during their stay.  Guests can book stays at a variety of participating UK hotels to receive 50% off the price of a second room until 2nd September

We at Heart London Magazine adore the Mecure Shakespeare Hotel and recommend you pay it a visit, we know you will be glad you did!

Mercure The Shakespeare, Stratford Upon Avon, Chapel St, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6ER Phone024 7709 2802

Heart London Magazine 5 Star Rating

Room 5

Bathroom 5

Service 5

Food 3.5

Décor 5

Cat, Heart London Hotel