City breaks to London have always been popular but with so much happening in 2012, including the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics, even more of us will be spending time in the capital.

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Trying to find the right hotel is always tricky with such a wide choice. If you want to be just outside the bustling city centre but with quick convenient links to the capital’s many attractions there is a great opportunity to enjoy some of the finest leisure facilities available that are normally used by members of the world’s top business community.

The four-star Radisson Edwardian New Providence Wharf Hotel is a sleek riverside retreat, overlooking the O2.

This luxury hotel is just moments away from Europe’s most dynamic business location – Canary Wharf.

Stepping in to the hotel you are impressed by the magnificent foyer. The striking contemporary design is throughout the hotel in all rooms and public areas.

Being so close to the O2 the hotel is always busy when top stars are playing.

here is also a chance you may bump into the performers as it is not unknown for them to stay at the hotel.

When staying at the hotel you can feel like an international star while relaxing in a bath and looking out on the River Thames and O2.

Certainly the hotel staff go out of their way to make everyone feel that little bit special.

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The Radisson Edwardian New Providence has 169 bedrooms (124 superior double and twin bedrooms, 28 deluxe double bedrooms, 16 one-bedroom suites and one penthouse luxury suite), East River Spa, Business Centre, seven meeting and event spaces. Double rooms start from £99 per night at weekends – www.radissonedwardian.com/ newprovidencewharf or telephone 020 7987 2050.

The nearest Tube station is Canary Wharf on the Jubilee Line, a 10-minute walk or a short taxi ride.

Docklands Light Railway, which links with the Underground, is nearby. The nearest station is East India.

During the week the hotel caters to businessmen and women from all over the world being so close to Canary Wharf and the City of London’s financial empire.

At weekends, however, this luxury hotel which is also close to London’s City Airport, takes on a different type of client as an ideal weekend break venue.

The views across the Thames to the O2 arena are some of the finest in London and many rooms take advantage of this.

The Azura restaurant also gives diners a fantastic view of the river as well as serving some great dishes making the most of British ingredients.

Built in 2007 the hotel was recently acquired by the Radisson Edwardian group which has 14 individual hotels across London, Manchester and Guildford.

The hotel’s chic 169 individually-designed bedrooms are a generous size.

All rooms feature walk-in wet rooms, with separate ‘rain showers’ and large baths. State-of-the-art Bang & Olufsen Tvs and full in-room entertainment systems are also included. In-room features include air conditioning, personal phone number with voicemail, modem connection and complimentary high-speed WiFi access.

After a long day or busy week there is the chance to take time out and indulge in the latest facial and body treatments at the hotel’s stunning East River Spa which provides a relaxing urban hideaway.

This London spa offers a range of treatments, including facial therapies, Moroccan steam cleansing ritual, body therapies and massages. Facilities include a stone oven sauna, crystal steam room, six experience shower sensations and a panoramic relaxation room.

Guests can dine in the glamorous Azura Restaurant & Bar, featuring its very own outdoor riverside terrace offering spectacular views across the river.

Modern British fare is served in the restaurant and cocktails are created, in the bar, by the in-house ‘mixologists’.

This New Providence Wharf hotel boasts seven fully-equipped business meeting rooms, including a spectacular conference suite with break-out rooms holding up to 200.

It is also possible to hire out the River Room with views of the Thames and O2 venue for wedding receptions and family occasions. Each meeting room features natural daylight plus the latest AV technology.

It is never easy creating a welcoming ‘homely’ atmosphere in a large modern hotel but the Edwardian New Providence Wharf manages to do just that and is warmly recommended for the perfect capital break.

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