Luxurious Stay in London

true global capital, London is your chance to sample the best of what the world has to offer. This city has been perfecting luxury for centuries and it shows, from the posh grand hotels, to the fabulous fine dining and of course some of the best shopping anywhere. To inspire your next hop across the pond, peruse our latest Divine Living City Guide and discover the most coveted suites, tables and spa experiences the city has to offer.


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The Dorchester
53 Park Ln, London W1K 1QA, United Kingdom
+44 20 7629 8888

Gina absolutely loved her stay at this iconic luxury hotel overlooking Hyde Park. Between the Michelin-starred dining, award-winning afternoon tea and elegant spa, it’s everything you look for in a five-star hotel experience.


Brown’s Hotel
33 Albemarle St, Mayfair W1S 4BP, United Kingdom
+44 20 7493 6020

This historic hotel in the heart of upscale Mayfair was in fact the first in all of London. Since opening in 1837, Brown’s has hosted royals, presidents and world-famous authors, making it a no-brainer for the woman entrepreneur who’s thinking big.


The Langham
1C Portland Pl, Regent St, London W1B 1JA, United Kingdom
+44 20 7636 1000

Welcome to Europe’s first “Grand Hotel.” Now updated with a timeless contemporary look, The Langham is a posh urban palace complete with soaring marble columns, three ultra-glamorous dining rooms and an exclusive club area where the champagne flows freely.


The London EDITION
10 Berners St, London W1T 3NP, United Kingdom
+44 20 7781 0000

Housed in a historic landmark building, this boutique hotel represents the best of London’s trendy Soho district. Expect incredible style in every space, from the hotel’s sultry restaurant Berner’s Tavern, to their reservations-only bespoke cocktail bar, Punch Room.


Corinthia Hotel London
Whitehall Pl, London SW1A 2BD, United Kingdom
+44 20 7930 8181

Close to the River Thames and just a skip from Trafalgar Square, this glamorous hotel has a luxe, homey vibe that makes for a fabulous stay. Gina loved her deluxe suite with gorgeous city views and had a relaxing time at the spa.


Rosewood London
252 High Holborn, London WC1V 7EN, United Kingdom
+44 20 7781 8888

We always love a Rosewood Hotel here at Divine Living and this one is on our must-list. The brand’s London location has a romantic vibe about it, with its grand sense of style and dramatically decorated suites, restaurants and bars. Seriously, even their delicatessen is like an Instagram dream come true.


The Connaught
Carlos Pl, London W1K 2AL, United Kingdom
+44 20 7499 7070

Top of Gina’s bucket list is this stylish hotel in the heart of the charmingly chic Mayfair village. With spacious, perfectly-appointed suites, the Connaught has a unique feel and we can totally imagine working out on our own terrace overlooking London’s fascinating skyline.


The Firmdale Hotel Collection
We are basically obsessed with every single Firmdale five-star hotel in London, so we couldn’t choose just one! Each has its own distinct character and seems even dreamier than the last, with covetable addresses in neighborhoods like Covent Garden, Soho and Haymarket.


The Ritz Hotel, London
150 Piccadilly, London W1J 9BR, United Kingdom
+44 20 7493 8181

With a superb location overlooking Green Park between Mayfair and St. James, The Ritz London is an iconic hotel from a brand you can trust. Built in 1906 with the aim of reaching a new standard of luxury, to this day the hotel’s opulent Louis XIV rooms and suites remain among the most impressive in the city.


Number Sixteen
16 Sumner Pl, London SW7 3EG, United Kingdom
+44 20 7589 5232

One of the highest-ranked hotels in London, Firmdale’s modern townhouse lodging gives you the feeling of staying at a luxe private home, with incredibly attentive service. There’s plenty to do here in the heart of South Kensington with tons of museums and shopping nearby, however, you might also carve out some time to linger in Number Sixteen’s private garden, or curl up with a book and some tea at the library.


Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane
Hamilton Pl, Park Ln, London W1J 7DR, United Kingdom
+44 20 7499 0888

This gorgeous five-star property in the heart of Mayfair (and just a stone’s throw from Buckingham Palace) offers everything you expect from a classic luxury hotel. Stroll to the city’s most important sights, and then unwind in the hotel’s 10th floor sanctuary spa and take in London from above.


COMO The Halkin, London
5-6 Halkin St, London SW1X 7DJ, United Kingdom
+44 20 7333 1000

Designed with a sense of contemporary Italian luxury, this exclusive 41-room boutique hotel in London’s elegant Belgravia District is a calm oasis amidst the city bustle. Along with a Michelin-starred restaurant, a Como Shambhala spa with views of Hyde Park ups the relaxation factor.


The Goring Hotel
15 Beeston Pl, London SW1W 0JW, United Kingdom
+44 20 7396 9000

Looking for a quintessentially English experience? This “baby grand” luxury hotel has been owned and operated by the Goring Family since 1910 and still has a strong reputation for personalized attention, posh accommodations and wonderful wining and dining out in the garden.


Shangri-La Hotel
The Shard, 31 St Thomas St, London SE1 9QU, United Kingdom
+44 20 7234 8000

Experience a taste of paradise high above the city in London’s most iconic skyscraper, the Shard. From the 34th through 52nd floors of the famed Renzo Piano building, each of the Shangri-La’s distinct rooms and suites offers floor-to-ceiling windows with stunning city views, plus luxurious amenities and legendary service.


Bulgari Hotel London
In a modern building on the edge of Hyde Park, the Bulgari Hotel London embodies the brand’s legendary flair for design and luxury. Inside you’ll find majestic black marble baths, floor-to-ceiling views and one of the largest and most exclusive spas in central London.


Brook St, Mayfair, London W1K 4HR, United Kingdom
+44 20 7629 8860

The epitome of timeless elegance, you cannot go wrong with a stay at Claridge’s. Each of the grand luxury hotel’s rooms and suites has been individually styled by names from design and fashion, including Linley and Diane Von Furstenberg.


The Wellesley
11 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7LY, United Kingdom
+44 20 7235 3535

In a beautifully restored 1920s townhouse, The Wellesley offers a modern take on Art Deco style with all of the luxury amenities you could ask for. Enjoy spectacular views of Hyde Park, 24-hour butler service and Hermès products in your elegant marble bath.


41 Hotel
41 Buckingham Palace Rd, London SW1W 0PS, United Kingdom
+44 20 7300 0041

Staff outnumber guests two-to-one at this five-star private hideaway near Buckingham Palace. The small, yet sophisticated boutique hotel resembles an old-fashioned British club with a chic black and white color scheme and rich mahogany paneling. Thanks to the excellent service and style, it was actually voted the top hotel in London by Travel + Leisure this year.


Old Bank Hotel
92-92 High St, Oxford OX1 4BJ, United Kingdom
+44 1865 799599

Gina’s trip to Oxford was made even more fun thanks to this beautiful hotel dating back to the 18th century. With just 42 rooms overlooking Oxford’s iconic towers and spires, it’s an intimate, luxurious lodging complete with lovely options for wining and dining.


Sanderson Hotel
50 Berners St, London W1T 3NG, United Kingdom
+4420 7300 1400

The Sanderson is a landmark 1950s building that’s been transformed by Phillipe Starck into a playful, modern oasis. Steps from serious shopping on Oxford Street, the whimsical, yet relaxing hotel invites you to retreat into their renowned Agua Spa, or enjoy cocktails and conversation at the intimate Purple Bar.



20 Mount St, London W1K 2HE, United Kingdom
+44 20 7495 7309

A timelessly chic Mayfair hideaway, Scott’s is the place to enjoy some of the finest fresh oysters, fish and seafood London has to offer, all responsibly caught from sustainable sources. Stop in for lunch or dinner, or take a seat at the elegant oyster and champagne bar for a fun cocktail hour.


Chutney Mary
73 St James’s St, London SW1A 1PH, United Kingdom
+44 20 7629 6688

Our featured Taste of the Place for the London issue, Chutney Mary is your best bet for contemporary Indian cuisine in a stylish, high-end setting. Gina and Glenn were super impressed by the restaurant’s new St. James location and highly recommend you order both the chicken wings and the tandoori black pepper dover sole—it’s life changing.


27-33 Harrington Gardens, London SW7 4JX, United Kingdom
+44 20 7244 5555

A stylish and classic English restaurant from award-winning chef Richard Corrigan, Bentley’s boasts one of London’s finest outdoor dining terraces and is known for its passion for oysters. Situated right next to the West End Theatre District, it’s a fab choice for dinner and a show. Or, come by at Monday lunch to try their excellent fish and chips served with a complimentary glass of champagne.


Motcomb St, London SW1X 8JT, United Kingdom
+44 20 7823 1166

From the same owners as this month’s featured Taste of the Place, Amaya specializes in unique cuisine based on contemporary Indian food with a hint of the Orient. It’s one of London’s hottest restaurants and has even earned itself one Michelin star.


The Orangery
Kensington Palace, Kensington Gardens, London W8 4PX, United Kingdom
+44 20 3166 6000

Nestled in the beautifully-manicured gardens of Kensington Palace, the Orangery provides an elegant backdrop for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea. Formerly Queen Anne’s choice space for court entertaining, you’ll be blown away by the restaurant’s magnificent 18th century architecture.


Bar Boulud
Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London, 66 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7LA, United Kingdom
+44 20 7201 3899

In the heart of Knightsbridge, James Beard award-winning chef Daniel Boulud has created a lovely seasonal bistro incorporating French and American influences. The menu boasts an impressive selection of house-made terrines and pâtés, signature burgers and sausages, and satisfying entrées for any occasion.


Gordon Ramsey’s Savoy Grill
Strand, London WC2R 0EU, United Kingdom
+44 20 7836 4343

Taking over one of London’s most legendary restaurants, Gordon Ramsey has created a classic British grill with a French twist. The renovated interior pays homage to the 1920s with chic art deco style, while the old school yet delicious menu follows suit.


Sexy Fish
Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square W1J 6BR, United Kingdom
+44 20 3764 2000

Decorated with artwork from Damien Hirst and Frank Gehry, this fun and fabulous restaurant scores major points for both food and ambiance. Open until 2am, a resident DJ keeps the vibe up Wednesdays through Saturdays while the kitchen offers a creative take on sushi and Asian seafood with a number of global influences in the mix.


La Petite Maison
54 Brook’s Mews, London W1K 4EG, United Kingdom
+44 20 7495 4774

Gina’s number one favorite restaurant in London, this chic French bistro with roots in Nice is a delightful place to enjoy upscale Mediterranean cuisine in Mayfair. On the menu you’ll find classic Provençal flavors interpreted for the modern foodie with simplicity and style.


The Ritz
150 Piccadilly, London W1J 9BR, United Kingdom
+44 20 7493 8181

You won’t forget a meal enjoyed at The Ritz’s Michelin-starred restaurant, with its soaring windows, kaleidoscopic ceiling frescoes and towering marble columns. And you can’t go wrong with afternoon tea at the beautiful Palm Court, a famed destination offering a quintessentially English experience.


Hawksmoor Seven Dials
11 Langley St, London WC2H 9JG, United Kingdom
+44 20 7420 9390

Tucked down a quiet street in Covent Garden, this charming and chic British steakhouse is just the place to satisfy your comfort food cravings. Stop by the bar for a burger or a lobster roll, or sit down to an expertly grilled fillet. The menu of sides covers all the favorites, from macaroni and cheese to mashed potatoes.


17 Bruton St, London W1J 6QB, United Kingdom
+44 20 79071888

At the forefront of modern Chinese cuisine, Hakkasan is legendary for attracting a fabulous scene of influencers and celebrities to its vibrant, happening restaurants. Don’t miss your chance to dine at the Mayfair location of this high-end global chain for a fun night out with friends or even a romantic dinner in a sultry, energetic setting.


Restaurant Gordon Ramsay
68 Royal Hospital Rd, London SW3 4HP, United Kingdom
+44 20 7352 4441

Holding three Michelin stars, the flagship restaurant from celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay is truly all it’s cracked up to be. Expect elegant, modern French cuisine using only the finest seasonal ingredients and a classically posh ambiance.


Hélène Darroze at The Connaught
Carlos Pl, London W1K 2AL, United Kingdom
+44 20 3147 7200

From award-winning chef Hélène Darroze, this two star Michelin restaurant serves seasonal French cuisine in a historic Mayfair dining room complete with beautiful wood panelling and stylish, comfortable decor.


Le Gavroche
43 Upper Brook St, London W1K 7QR, United Kingdom
+44 20 7408 0881

First opened in 1967, this classic London restaurant remains a fine dining dream come true. It’s held two Michelin stars since 1993 and is constantly evolving to stay on the cutting edge while serving the best that French cuisine has to offer.


Galvin at Windows
London Hilton on Park Lane, 22 Park Ln, London W1K 1BE, United Kingdom
+44 20 7208 4021

For dinner with an unforgettable view, you can hardly do better than this Michelin-starred restaurant on the 28th floor of the London Hilton in the heart of Mayfair. Enjoy seasonal French cuisine along with 360-degree views of iconic sites like the London Eye, Hyde Park and Buckingham Palace.


Alyn Williams at The Westbury
37 Conduit St, London W1S 2YF, United Kingdom
+44 20 7183 64226

At this Michelin-starred Mayfair restaurant, Chef Alyn Williams offers creative and playful food grounded in French technique with global contemporary influences. Vegetarians will be delighted to hear that the chef, known for his love of fresh produce, also offers a seven course meat-free tasting menu bursting with colorful healthy dishes.


1 Kinnerton St, London SW1X 8EA, United Kingdom
+44 20 7592 1609

Another Michelin-starred dining concept from the unstoppable Gordon Ramsay, Petrus in Knightsbridge focuses on contemporary interpretations of classic favorites in an opulent modern setting.



ESPA Life at Corinthia
Whitehall Pl, London SW1A 2BD, United Kingdom
+44 20 7321 3050

The pioneering spa concept at the Corinthia Hotel is heralded as the Next Generation of Spa. Expect a fully integrated approach to wellbeing facilitated by the world’s top experts, who together offer an unrivaled variety of treatments, therapies, fitness, hair and beauty.


Bulgari Hotel Spa
171 Knightsbridge, London SW7 1DW
+44 20 7151 1010

Regarded as the crown jewel of their fabulous hotel, the Bulgari Spa is one of the largest and most exclusive spas in central London. Gorgeously crafted from onyx, oak and Civenza stone, the two-level spa is renowned for being an urban oasis of tranquility.


Pfeffer Sal
21a Foley Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W 6DR
At this outstandingly chic high-end skin clinic, facials aren’t just a luxury, they’re an investment in skin health. The beautiful homey space is as far from clinical as you can get, offering a menu of innovative, advanced facials that all come complete with a relaxing massage.


Soholistic Spa At The Ham Yard Hotel
1 Ham Yard, London, W1D 7DT
T: +44 (0)20 3642 2000

This uniquely stylish spa from one of our favorite designer hotel brands offers a particularly dreamy day of rejuvenation. While catering to all of your pampering needs, the spa also offers access to the gym and hypoxic studio for a high-tech fitness session to assess and enhance your physical performance.


Aman Spa at the Connaught
Carlos Pl, London W1K 2AL, United Kingdom
+44 20 3147 7305

The world famous Aman Spa has for the first time partnered with another hotel to offer its renowned beauty, wellness and fitness services in London. Descend to the lower level of the Connaught to enter an ultra relaxing, minimal space of calm and serenity.


The Berkeley Health Club & Spa
Wilton Pl, London SW1X 7RL, United Kingdom
+44 20 7201 1699

This luxurious all-white spa brings English country charm to the big city. Up on the seventh floor, the Berkeley invites you to hang out in their idyllic rooftop space overlooking Hyde Park that includes an indoor/outdoor pool and a vibrant secret garden.


The Dorchester Spa
53 Park Ln, London W1K 1QA, United Kingdom
+44 20 7319 7109

Immerse yourself in tranquility and splendor at the glamorous art-deco style Dorchester Spa. While choosing from a range of breakthrough treatments from La Prairie and signature facials by Carol Joy London, you might also like to indulge in a sweet treat from the Spatisserie.


Rocco Forte Spa at Brown’s Hotel
33 Albemarle St, Mayfair W1S 4BP, United Kingdom
+44 20 7518 4009

This delightful Rocco Forte Spa prides itself on using only the finest products inspired by their property in Sicily. Luxe treatments include organic rituals, opulent manicures and full packages designed to help you recover from jet lag, feel fabulous, get a good night’s sleep and more.


Spa at Four Seasons London at Park Lane
Hamilton Pl, Park Ln, London W1J 7DR, United Kingdom
+44 20 7499 0888

High up on the hotel’s tenth floor, this spectacular Four Seasons spa invites you to relax with floor-to-ceiling views over the tree canopy of Hyde Park. Along with signature rituals and treatments, the spa offers consultations with Dr. Luca Russo, an internationally renowned cosmetic and dermatologic surgeon known for his revolutionary work in reversing sun damage and aging.


The Spa at Mandarin Oriental
66 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7LA, United Kingdom
+44 20 7838 9888

This magical retreat spread over two floors is designed to transport you into a healing world of calm. With a warm contemporary design, the facilities include a zen color therapy relaxation area, extensive heat and water facilities and eight treatment rooms complete with private showers.


Como Shambhala Spa at the Metropolitan
19 Old Park Ln, London W1K 1LB, United Kingdom
+44 20 7337 1000

From one of our favorite wellness resort brands comes a central London oasis for holistic healing, relaxation and beauty. Expect a highly personalized approach to fitness and wellbeing in a minimalist sanctuary that invites you to escape the pace of the city.


Grace Belgravia Health, Wellbeing and Lifestyle Club
11C West Halkin St, Knightsbridge SW1X 8JL, United Kingdom
+44 20 7235 8900

This spa channels the raw power of nature to deliver not only relaxation, but results. Grace Belgravia considers every aspect of your emotional, physical and mental wellbeing and even offers three and five day cleanse programs to facilitate a sense of profound transformation.


Agua Bathhouse and Spa
Mondrian London, 20 Upper Ground, London SE1 9PD, United Kingdom
+44 20 3747 1000

This magically modern spa at the Mondrian London brings a taste of futuristic hollywood glamour to the other side of the pond. Distinct, bold design manages to be cheerfully relaxing while a diverse range of curated signature treatments cover all the bases.


Sense Spa at Rosewood
252 High Holborn, London WC1V 7EN, United Kingdom
+44 20 7781 8888

Zen-themed decor feels serenely romantic at the Sense Spa, a restorative hideaway that boasts amethyst crystal steam rooms and a teak relaxation lounge. Beyond the nurturing spa treatments you can also indulge in a little hair care at the boutique salon from celebrity stylist Matthew Curtis.



The Grenadier
18 Wilton Row, London SW1X 7NR, United Kingdom
+44 20 7235 3074

Tucked down a cobblestone street near Belgrave Square, this historic pub is a landmark in its own right. With a fabulous beer menu and classic British pub fare, it’s also just the spot to cozy up by the fireplace on a rainy day.


Ye Olde Chesire Cheese
145 Fleet St, London EC4A 2BU, United Kingdom
+44 20 7353 6170

As the street sign will tell you, this famous London pub was rebuilt in 1667 after the Great Fire of London. What it doesn’t mention, is that the cellars below date back to the 13th century. The dark, moody interior was a favorite of many of London’s famous figures like Charles Dickens and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.


The Cross Keys
1 Lawrence Street, Chelsea SW3 5NB
0207 351 0686

In a cozy corner of Chelsea, The Cross Keys is an innovative gastropub with both classics and seasonal dishes, plus a selection of real cask ales, a wonderful wine list and craft cocktails. Airy and casual, it’s a chic spot for a casual daytime sip or Saturday afternoon snack.


The French House
49 Dean Street, Soho, London, W1D 5BG
020 7437 2477/2799

This iconic Soho watering hole is the kind of place where actors, artists and writers rub shoulders with royalty and film stars. Its no music, no machines, no television and no mobile phones policy makes it a haven for conversations and there always seem to be many fascinating ones underway.


The Churchill Arms
145 Fleet St, London EC4A 2BU, United Kingdom
+44 20 7353 6170

A Notting Hill institution, this charming pub will definitely catch your eye when walking down the street. Built in 1750, The Churchill Arms was once frequented by Winston Churchill’s grandparents and continues to wear its heritage with pride, even while drawing a new crop of celebrities to the table.


The Dog & Fox
24 High Street Wimbledon, London SW19 5EA, United Kingdom
+44 20 8946 6565

There’s something homey about a pub that also happens to be a boutique hotel. Complete with warm wood paneling and tufted wingback chairs, the lobby at the Dog & Fox in Wimbledon Village is a cozy and elegant spot to enjoy a round of drinks with friends. In the summer, the beer garden becomes a choice destination.


The Camberwell Arms
65 Camberwell Church Street, Camberwell, London SE5 8TR, United Kingdom
+44 20 7358 4364

A sense of rustic simplicity and stylish sophistication makes Camberwell Arms a hip destination for drinks and seasonal English country fare. A paired down menu offers unique, colorful dishes while a daily changing menu of ales is supported by a great selection of wine and spirits.


The Cat & Mutton
76 Broadway Market, London E8 4QJ, United Kingdom
+44 20 7249 6555

With an updated menu and a refined sense of style, this nearly 300-year-old pub in the hip neighborhood of Hackney is a chic choice for Sunday roasts and Bloody Marys, or a night out with London’s creative crowd.


Ape & Bird
142 Shaftesbury Ave, London WC2H 8HJ, United Kingdom
+44 20 7836 3119

Now revamped by award-winning restaurant brand Polpo, Ape & Bird delivers a stylish pub ambiance without the traditional pub fare. Instead, expect an expertly crafted menu of seasonal British cuisine and first-class snacks.


The Princess Victoria
217 Uxbridge Rd, London W12 9DH, United Kingdom
+44 20 8749 5886

Any time of day, this gorgeous gourmet shop, cafe and bar is a lovely place to stop for a sip—whether it’s coffee or the finest ale on tap. A traditional English kitchen makes everything from scratch, while an ample cocktail list showcases 40 fab ways to enjoy gin.


The Jugged HaRE
49 Chiswell St, London EC1Y 4SA, United Kingdom
+44 20 7614 0134

At this sophisticated gastropub, the main attraction is a view into the theatre kitchen with its state-of-the-art rotisserie and charcoal grill. You might also like to book a private celebration in the Josephine Room, or a table at the casual Long Arm Lounge for a fun night out.


The Lamb
94 Lamb’s Conduit St, London WC1N 3LZ, United Kingdom
+44 20 7405 0713

Between the rich wood paneling and charming backyard beer garden, this classic Victorian pub has a charming, friendly vibe about it. Expect to find an award-winning range of casks, craft beers and ciders, plus a global selection of wine.



Buckingham Palace
London SW1A 1AA, United Kingdom
+44 303 123 7300

The official London Residence of the Queen is open to visitors every summer. Take a tour to see the lavishly furnished State Rooms, featuring paintings by Rembrandt and Vermeer, treasures from the Royal Collection and some of the finest English and French furniture in the world. Or find a spot in the courtyard at 11:30am to see the famous Changing of the Guard.


Tower Bridge
Tower Bridge Rd, London SE1 2UP, United Kingdom
+44 20 7403 3761

One of London’s favorite icons, the Tower Bridge is an engineering marvel built 120 years ago. Check out the exhibition to learn about the history of the bridge, or take a stroll over a glass floor and experience panoramic views from the new high-level walkways.


Big Ben
London SW1A 0AA, United Kingdom
+44 20 7219 4272

Part of the Houses of Parliament, London’s iconic clock tower is a must-see. The tower itself is not open to the public, but it’s worth exploring the surrounding area of Westminster along the Thames to truly appreciate the majesty of the building.


London Eye
London SE1 7PB, United Kingdom
+44 871 781 3000

Rising high above Big Ben, the view from the London Eye ferris wheel is absolutely unforgettable. For your next event or romantic occasion, consider renting a private capsule complete with champagne and chocolate, food and drinks or even a leisurely three-course gourmet meal after hours.


Piccadilly Circus & the West End
65-73 Shaftesbury Ave, Piccadilly, London W1D 6EX, United Kingdom
+44 20 7871 6000

Welcome to the party. Piccadilly Circus is a major road junction in central London and an attraction in its own right, kind of like Times Square. Similarly, it spills over into the West End Theatre District, where all the blockbuster stage productions are held.


Windsor Castle
Windsor SL4 1NJ, United Kingdom
+44 20 7766 7304

In the nearby rural county of Berkshire, this astonishing royal residence built in the 11th century is the longest-occupied palace in Europe. As one of the Queen’s three official homes, the palace is pristine, fully working and open to the public for tours from November to February.


Covent Garden
41 Henrietta St, London WC2E 8RF, United Kingdom
One of London’s loveliest neighborhoods, Covent Garden truly has it all. Between the shopping, theatre, restaurants, bars, history and culture, you can’t go wrong with a day spent exploring the area’s lovely squares, cobblestone streets and covered markets.


Hyde Park
A spectacular 350 acres of rolling green meadows, lush tree-scapes and lakes, Hyde Park is the best place for a taste of nature in the middle of the city. Whether you’re in for a picnic, a boat ride or a stroll, the park is full of opportunities for romance and fun.


Tower of London
London EC3N 4AB, United Kingdom
+44 844 482 7777

Another one of Her Majesty’s Royal Palaces, this historic castle on the north bank of the River Thames was built in 1078 by William the Conquerer and has played a prominent role in English history over the centuries. Inside you can see the Crown Jewels, or go on a tour with a Yeoman Warder to hear exciting tales of the tower’s past.


St. Paul’s Cathedral
St Paul’s Churchyard, London EC4M 8AD, United Kingdom
+44 20 7246 8350

The seat of the Bishop of London, St. Paul’s sits at the highest point in the city. Built in the 17th century in the English Baroque style, this magnificent cathedral was until 1967 the tallest building in London.


Westminster Abbey
20 Deans Yd, London SW1P 3PA, United Kingdom
+44 20 7222 5152

This beautiful gothic church built in 1245 has hosted 16 royal weddings, including that of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Miss Catherine Middleton. Next to Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, you’ll definitely want to include it on your day in the Westminster neighborhood.


British Museum
Great Russell St, London WC1B 3G, United Kingdom
+44 20 7323 8299

First established in 1753, this massive museum dedicated to human history, art and culture houses a permanent collection of at least 8 million works from ancient Egypt through to the present day.


National Gallery
Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN, United Kingdom
+44 20 7747 2885

This public museum offers free entry so that everyone can experience an amazing collection of European paintings from the Middle Ages through to the Industrial Revolution. See works by artists like Van Gogh, Goya, Monet, Caravaggio, Michelangelo and Botticelli.


The Tate
Bankside, London SE1 9TG, United Kingdom
+44 20 7887 8888

Dedicated to preserving the United Kingdom’s national collection of modern and contemporary art, the Tate institution operates several museums worth visiting. Check out the Tate Modern to see international works from 1900 to present day, or the Tate Britain for a look at exclusively British art through the modern era.


Kensington Gardens
London W2 2UH, United Kingdom
+44 300 061 2000

Formerly the private gardens of Kensington Palace, these glorious gardens are now one of London’s finest Royal Parks. The gardens are more formal and manicured than adjacent Hyde Park, featuring Italian fountains, wide tree-lined avenues and the gorgeous Serpentine stone bridge.


The Shard
32 London Bridge St, London SE1 9SG, United Kingdom
+44 844 499 7111

Take the elevator up to the observation deck of this iconic glass skyscraper designed by famed Italian architect Renzo Piano. It’s London’s highest viewing platform situated at the top of Western Europe’s tallest building!



87-135 Brompton Rd, London SW1X 7XL, United Kingdom
+44 20 8479 5100

One of London’s oldest department stores and the ultimate one-stop-shop, Harrods has everything from on-trend fashion to fine food and wine and even chic homewares. Shop hundreds of designers across a wide range of price points, including major English luxury brands like Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen and Burberry.


Browns Fashion
24-27 S Molton St, London W1K 5RD, United Kingdom
+44 20 7514 0016

This fab woman-founded department store began as a small boutique in the 1970s and has grown into one of the most important fashion landmarks in the city. To this day the store prides itself on carrying a handpicked selection of clothes, footwear and accessories from the world’s best designers, featuring names like Alaia, Balenciaga, Saint Laurent and Acquazzura.


Matches Fashion
87 Marylebone High St, London W1U 4QU, United Kingdom
+44 20 7487 5400

Get the fashion-forward London look with a shopping day at Matches. This modern luxury boutique specializes in a unique edit of over 400 established and emerging designers, from Isabel Marant and Dolce & Gabbana to Vetements and Common Projects.


Liberty of London
Regent St, London W1B 5AH, United Kingdom
+44 20 7734 1234

This iconic multi-level department store is a fashion and beauty lover’s dream come true. Liberty is known for carrying up and coming cool-girl brands like Aesop, Karen Walker and Mansur Gavriel alongside the major players like Chloe and McQueen. Meanwhile their own namesake brand of bags, jewelry and accessories is highly covetable.


Royal Exchange
2 Royal Exchange Steps, London EC3V 3DG, United Kingdom
+44 20 7734 1234

Housed in a 500-year-old stock exchange building, this unique shopping and dining destination offers a collection of high-end boutiques across fashion, jewelry, watches, art, beauty, food and drink. After you shop, take a seat at one of five glamorous bars and restaurants and enjoy the lovely courtyard views.


St. James
16 New Burlington Place London, W1S 2HX
+44 (0)20 7851 5000

Nestled between royal palaces and parliament, this historic central district has long been a magnet for luxury retailers and fine dining. Strolling through the neighborhood, expect to find exclusive boutiques and art galleries, plus traditional shirt, suit and shoemakers for a bespoke look.


Fortnum & Mason
181 Piccadilly, London W1A 1ER, United Kingdom
+44 20 7734 8040

A delightful destination for all your lifestyle needs, this 300+ year old department store is focused on the home. The store’s luxuriously packaged gourmet pantry items, tea and coffee make beautiful gifts, while you’ll also want to check out their unique collection of beauty products and fine fragrances.


Harvey Nichols
109-125 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7RJ, United Kingdom
+44 20 7235 5250

Rivaling Harrods for longevity, Harvey Nichols is an upscale department store chain with a can’t-miss flagship location in the heart of London. Inside you’ll find a diverse and comprehensive range of designers from around the globe, plus high-end beauty products and gourmet food and wine.


400 Oxford St, London W1A 1AB, United Kingdom
011 44 113 369 8040

Selfridges has been voted the best department store in the world, and no one can deny the mass appeal. While carrying all the major luxury players like Marc Jacobs, Burberry, Coach and Balmain, you’ll also find cool kid favorites like The Kooples and Opening Ceremony. Beyond the enormous selection of fashion, you might like to peruse the technology department or visit the fabulous food hall.


Just south of Hyde Park, this exclusive residential and retail district in central London has it all. An epicenter for fashion, five-star hotels and exclusive restaurants, here you’ll find Harrods and Harvey Nichols along with a ton of luxury boutiques like Jimmy Choo, Manolo Blahnik and Prada.


Savile Row
Ready to go Bespoke? There’s no better time than when in London. Along Saville Row, you can order a custom suit and shirts from one of many expert tailors who are ready to create something that fits you perfectly. Many of the shops have been here since the 1800s, while newer outfitters include an Alexander McQueen boutique.


Bond Street
For centuries Bond Street has been home to London’s most stylish and influential and remains a destination for celebrities and jet setters worldwide. Following suit, Chanel, Cariter, Burberry, Louis Vuitton and Ralph Lauren among others, have all set up shop here. Aside from fashion, Bond Street is also a great place to shop for fine jewelry, art and high-end antiques.


King’s Road
In the adorable neighborhood of Chelsea, King’s Road is a charming place to shop all of your high-street favorites like Club Monaco, Massimo Dutti, All Saints and Anthropologie.


Beyond Bond Street, the upscale neighborhood of Mayfair offers tons of shopping treasures. You might take your man shopping along Jermyn Street for some gentlemanly attire, visit the Liberty London department store, or go to Fortnum & Mason on Piccadilly to pick up some gifts.


Sloane Street
An exclusive shopping experience awaits on Sloane Street, where only the best in luxury brands are lined up one after the other. We definitely wouldn’t pass up our chance to stop by Ermanno Scervino, Giuseppe Zanotti, or Roberto Cavalli before popping into Harvey Nichols to peruse the beauty department.




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