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As summer’s heat fades into autumn sunshine, the vast expanse of London’s royal parks, gardens and boulevards are blanketed in hues of gold and auburn. The city’s grand palaces, sparkling lakes and striking sculptures are at their most impressive when contrasted by the rich colours of fallen foliage. Discover the inimitable beauty of autumnal London atop a gleaming Pashley bicycle upon your next stay at Brown’s Hotel, Mayfair.


With the capital’s new-found focus on al fresco activities, it seemed only fitting that here at London’s first hotel, we should provide our guests with an elegant yet convenient way to explore the many outdoor attractions in our immediate vicinity. And as a family-run business with respect for quality and the preservation of heritage, England’s longest-established manufacturer of hand-built bicycles was the logical choice for this exciting new partnership. Established in 1926 by William Pashley, this classic British brand has produced hand-crafted cycles for almost a century. Today, each is made to order in Stratford-upon-Avon, its quaint leather seat and antique-style frame both chic and comfortable.


Check in to your stylish room or suite at Brown’s Hotel this autumn and let our Concierge show you to our two vintage-style Pashley cycles, awaiting your use. A picturesque sight parked outside our doors on Albermarle Street, each features a charming woven basket, ideal for holding picnic delicacies prepared by our chefs. Then it’s down to you what to discover: glide through nearby Green Park, past the glittering gates of Buckingham Palace, spotting green parakeets along the way. For a longer ride, head to Richmond Park’s Tamsin Trail for a seven-mile excursion through stunning woodland, cycling past pretty deer. Venture into Little Venice along the canal path and take in the bright houseboats bobbing gently on the water, or let our Concierge create a Great British itinerary encapsulating your chosen destinations — the choice is yours.


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