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Amenity We Love

The park may technically belong to the queen, but guests at the MANDARIN ORIENTAL in London can make it theirs, at least for an afternoon. The hotel, which has a private entrance to the park, offers a picnic lunch and tea with butler service during the spring and summer months. A uniformed footman takes care of everything—toting the wicker basket, spreading out the starched white linen, then reappearing to tidy up. Picnic, $185-$215 per person; 866-526-6567;

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