Our hotel and restaurant pick in Paris for the weekend away from London

Paris skyline

France has definitely relaxed its rules about travel and travellers from the UK, so if you’re in London, the Eurostar’s begging you to book a tickets and head to the French capital. And with hotel options a plenty – this one in particular – and restaurants to-boot, why wouldn’t you?


Generator hotel Paris

For those looking to immerse themselves in the French capital without breaking the bank, Generator, one of Europe’s fastest growing design-led hostels, has the perfect offering. Handily situated a 15 minute walk from Gare du Nord station in the 10th Arrondissement , Generator Paris is a stone’s throw from Canal Saint-Martin and Buttes-Chaumont Park, surrounded by boutique shops and pastoral cafés.

Boasting views of the Sacré-Cœur and Montmartre, guests can sip cocktails at the property’s 9th floor heated Khayma Rooftop, open until 10PM Monday through Saturday. Those staying the full weekend can enjoy Sunday brunch on the rooftop too. With shared room rates starting from £22, and private rooms starting from £66, staying at Generator is accessible to all.


Just a short metro-ride from Generator, iconic Parisian brand Silencio’s most recent opening, Silencio des Pres offers a chic, sought after dining  experience. The restaurant’s dishes have been curated under the progressive thinking of classically trained radical, Guillaume Sanchez, featuring a permanent menu with ingredients that change based on the stock of Silencio des Prés ten small-scale produce providers. Popular plates include Mature Beef Tartare, Kintoa Pork Sausages and Croque Monsieur.

To unwind, guests can also visit Silencio des Pres’ adjoining cinema. A building steeped in History, the cinema began life at the instruction of St Germain des Pres local, Frederic Mitterrand in 1969 as a Salle Beauregard.