Yes, this actually happened. I got to drive a Rolls Royce around London, and it is as good as it sounds – even better. H. R Owen are the world’s best dealership for Rolls Royce, located in the heart of Mayfair’s Berkley Square. I know it is so far fetched thinking about buying one, however if you do, this is the place to purchase it from, as the guys are the best in the business, literally.
For souls like me, who are not planning on buying anything more than a fancy pair of shoes, this is what it is to spend the day with Rolls Royce. First I got to go and pick up my model from the H.R Owen’s showroom in Berkley square. I fell in love with Ghost, and already started imagining us running off into the sunset wheel in hand. I got given a Ghost together with my lovely driver and companion Khalid. He drove me to Hyde Park, so I could get to know the car in a more quiet area than crazy traffic Berkley square.
A few things about the car. It is a big car but it is super nimble and manoeuvres much easier than it looks. OK, you do need 1.5 parking spaces or if you are me 2-3 in order to fit it in. I guess if you have a Rolls Royce you probably have a driveway too, so not to worry. The attention to detail within the car interior is astonishing. My favourite part was looking at the roof (while Khalid was driving, not while I was driving), as the roof has mini sparkling stars that light up to mimic the sky. I have not seen anything more beautiful than this in a car. There are gadgets everywhere – front and back, TV screens, controllers and all kinds of fancy bits I did not get to explore fully on the back seat. The front is equipped with the latest technologies for parking, sound system, GPS and so on, and it is also automatic.
Ghost is made for driving, as well as, for you to be driven in it. There are cars that you just need to be driven in, it is a vibe thing. However, I do think that Rolls Royce has created an amazing hybrid for the drive yourself/get a driver. I enjoyed the driving it around London, although I obviously could not necessarily test the full on acceleration given speed limits, traffic lights and people walking everywhere 🙂
I got the perfect day, taking Ghost around my favourite parts of Kensington and I hope we meet again.