We are announcing the start of our monthly review of the most modern, dynamic and interesting cities all around the world. Each month we will provide you with insights on luxury accommodations, finest dining and most thrilling activities, private membership clubs and much more that will help you plan your stay in particular city or give you an idea on how to make your trip more memorable. Please bear in mind, that this is only small part of what we can offer you regarding your trip, if you would like to find out more or have your own thought and wishes, please do not hesitate to contact our specialists.
We have decided to start with one of the most invigorating and diverse cities in the world filled with grand, royal spirit, history and amazing architecture – London. You will never run out of things to do in this city. But where do you go when all that is seen and done? There is no secret that London is home to some amazing, luxurious options for those who is seeking something unique. In this post we have gathered some of the most luxurious places to stay as well as to dine.
Where to stay?
London does luxury like no other capital – its hotels are the ultimate proof of that. From historic buildings with a million stories to tell, to brand new skyscrapers, stay in elegance and style with our pick of London’s best luxury hotels.
Room: from 650£ / night
Penthouse: from 4500£ / night
The Dorchester, a splendid English hotel, is located in upscale Mayfair close to Hyde Park. The hotel is truly representative of the British tradition offering elegance while being one of the most prestigious (and expensive) hotels in the world. It was opened in 1931 and still retains its 1930s style despite being subsequently modernized. The Dorchester has long been associated with artists – poets, writers and painters in the 1930s, film stars, models and rock stars in more recent years. The hotel also claims one of only four three-Michelin-starred restaurants in the UK.
Room: from 500£ / night
Luxe room: from 2000£ / night
The Savoy is a place where history and iconic elegance blends with new-world sophistication. One of the most famous hotels in London, perhaps the world, the Savoy opened in 1889 as the first luxury hotel in Britain and quickly became a byword for elegance and grace. Hosting royalty and a wide variety of stars is all in a day’s work for this luxury hotel.
The Langham Hotel
Room: from 450£ / night
Luxe room: from 1300£ / night
The Langham offers the quintessential London experience. For 150 years, the legendary hotel has enchanted royalty, dignitaries, and celebrities. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle regularly stayed at the Langham, and even set part of two Sherlock Holmes stories at the hotel. The Langham is currently one of London’s finest hotels and now belongs to hoteliers from Hong Kong. The hotel’s dazzling Palm Court is famed as the place where the tradition of afternoon tea was born over 150 years ago, an indulgence that lives on today as Tiffin at The Langham.
Shangri-La Hotel at the Shard
Room: from 490£ / night
Luxe room: from 1200£ / night
This is an example of modern luxury, being part of the famous Shard building that towers above London. The building was completed in 2012 and was the tallest structure in Europe at that time. The hotel takes 34-52 floors and offers stunning panoramic views across the capital from its 202 rooms.
Room: form 800£ / night
Luxe room: from 3600£ / night
Since opening in 2012 the Bulgari has set new standards among the luxury hotels of the British capital. Elegant contemporary architecture and Bulgari’s legendary flair for design are matched by class-leading quality of service. The hotel has a 47-seat cinema, an exclusive spa, and a unique Cigar Shop, to deliver a city hotel experience that is unique in the world.
Where to dine?
Dining options in London are so varied you may literally take a culinary journey around the world with its diverse restaurants without a need of travelling, ranging from Michelin-starred to gastropubs and traditional British restaurants and afternoon tea. Here are just a few restaurants that in our opinion should not be missed when in London. There are so many restaurants to choose from, let’s review some of them.
Core by Clare Smyth
Let’s perhaps start at the top of capital’s highest-scoring (10/10) restaurants for 2019 according to Good Food Guide, an elegant and informal fine dining restaurant with an emphasis on natural, sustainable food, sourced from the UK’s most dedicated farmers and food producers. Core has received numerous awards including two stars as new entry in the 2019 Michelin Guide, 10/10 in the Good Food Guide, five AA rosettes, Best Restaurant at the GQ Food and Drink Awards and many more. This restaurant is definitely worth visiting if you are in the capital.
Kerridge’s Bar & Grill
In order to fully experience British culture you should get introduced to its traditional food, however we are offering you to experience it with modern British cuisine. Kerridge’s Bar & Grill is the first London restaurant by Tom Kerridge, the only UK pub that has two Michelin stars. The large dining room, in the luxury Corinthia Hotel in Westminster, manages to feel both cozy and stylish, with dark wooden walls, specially curated artwork and dark red leather banquet seating.
London can lay claim to many of the best Japanese restaurants outside of Japan. Two Michelin-starred UMU is tucked away on a quaint cobbled street in Mayfair behind a discreet wooden door. Within six months of opening in 2004, UMU had achieved a Michelin star. Fresh fish is of course a key element in the menu and as executive Chef wasn’t happy with the fish available from London suppliers, after careful research he decided to source his fish from Cornwall and Scotland.
Pollen Street Social
The restaurant opened in 2011 and won Micheline star within six months. It is the flagship restaurant of Jason Atherton, who was named best restaurateur at the GQ Food and Drink Awards in 2016. Top quality British produce lies at the heart of the menu and the innovative dishes are prepared with great care and no little skill. The room has plenty of buzz, helped along by the ‘dessert bar’ and views of the kitchen pass.
Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester
Last but not least spot is Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester, one of the most prestigious hotels that we have mentioned before. Alain Ducasse is all about making the diner feel at ease so expect service that is as charming as it is professional. The kitchen uses the best British or French produce to create stunning and visually striking dishes, including some that showcase the flavours of Southern France. The best tables are in the main room.
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