24hrs and see the sights in Chicago

24hrs and see the sights in Chicago

Downtown Chicago - www.gentlemansbutler.com
Downtown Chicago – www.gentlemansbutler.com

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Ever wondered what to do with a few spare hours in a city. Maybe changing planes, having a business trip or just like to live in the fast lane.

Splash, splosh, splash ….

Last week courtesy of Chicago Premium Outlets® www.premiumoutlets.com/chicago Gentlemans Butler visited Chicago to look at style, entertainment and Premium Outlets city of shops, a short trip outside the city where you can find major brands for a snip, as we say en Angleterre!

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Premium Outlets Chicago - Tommy Hilfiger - www.gentlemansbutler.com
Premium Outlets Chicago – Tommy Hilfiger – www.gentlemansbutler.com

So what can you do with 6 hours to spare or in other words from 9 in the morning to 3 in the afternoon.

Well whistles at the ready here we go.

Walk out of my hotel “The Hard Rock Hotel” on Michigan Avenue… very rock’n’roll meets Versace with a Greats Gatsby vibe.

Walk down past The Chicago Theatre to The Millennium Park where you can stroll through, but over one of the world’s largest suspended parks, as there is a car park below.

Millennium Park Chicago - www.gentlemansbutler.com
Millennium Park Chicago – www.gentlemansbutler.com

Look at The Bean, not the official title but the one everyone uses. The Bean was designed by British artist Anish Kapoor

"The Bean" by British artist Anish Kapoor - www.gentlemansbutler.com
“The Bean” by British artist Anish Kapoor – www.gentlemansbutler.com
Millennium Park Chicago - www.gentlemansbutler.com
Millennium Park Chicago – www.gentlemansbutler.com

Through past the stones and the wonderful water features, where Children just do what they do best …splash, splosh and splash..

Then onto The Chicago Museum of Art to see … loved this, very relaxing, through Greek, Indian, Native American to a special exhibition of French Impressionism.

Chicago Museum of Art - www.gentlemansbutler.com
Chicago Museum of Art – www.gentlemansbutler.com

Then onto The Willis Tower, very very tall, used to be The Sears Tower but unfortunately not enough time….

Time for lunch, hop in a cab which compared to London is much cheaper …The Paris Club on Hubbard St .. mais biensure ! Time for a cheese burger, iced coffee and a crème brulee …exactly what the Doctor ordered… loved this place, dark, modern but with a nod to the past when Gentlemen wore spats.

The Paris Club Chicago - www.gentlemansbutler.com
The Paris Club Chicago – www.gentlemansbutler.com

A short walk to Trump Tower to see Donald! Fantastic, fantastic view from their outside bar looking out onto Lake Michigan ..

Views from The Trump Tower Chicago - www.gentlemansbutler.com
Views from The Trump Tower Chicago – www.gentlemansbutler.com

Though we did not have time they have a spa here which based on how everything else looks could be good.

Then back downstairs to my hotel…and its airport time.

Very, very enjoyable few hours spent in a city I knew very little about but genuinely impressed and loved the architecture.

Please contact Gentlemans Butler with any questions or if you would like a bespoke shopping trip organised anywhere in the world.

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