London, England

London, the capital of England, is a bustling, modern city rich in history.

 

Accommodation:

  • Brown’s Hotel

  • Claridges

  • The Savoy

  • The Goring

Tourist Attractions:

  • Covent Garden

  • London Eye

  • Big Ben

  • Westminster Abbey

  • Kew Gardens

  • Tower of London

  • Buckingham Palace

 

 

 

Activities:

  • If you love shopping, you must get lost in Harrods.

  • For my artsy friends, you'll enjoy the V&A in South Kensington - a world-class museum championing the very best of decorative art and design.

  • The West End is London's equivalent of Broadway. However, some of the city’s best theater is further afield -- try the Bridge Theatre, the Old Vic, and Shakespeare’s Globe.

  • Cruise down the Thames.

  • Roam the city's mews.

  • Visit the world’s largest antiques market, Portobello Road, in Notting Hill. 

 

Food:

  • Foodies, head to Brixton Market - a community market run by local traders or Borough Market, one of the city’s largest and oldest food markets.

  • Take a picnic to Primrose Hill or Hampstead Heath.

  • Kiln - London's top restaurant (according to XXX) featuring dishes influenced by the food of northern Thailand, Myanmar and Laos. It is owned by Ben Chapman of Smoking Goat and Brat, led by chef Meedu Saad.

  • For a high end British-Indian meal, head to Benares. My brother's godparents took me here for my graduation dinner in 2016 with their daughter Sarah - divine!

  • If you're looking for a quintessentially English experience, see if you're nearby any of these historic pubs.

 

Nightlife:

  • London has a drinking spot to suit every taste. Whether you're looking for a lush cocktail bar or a corner pub, you'll find it. Perhaps you'll most enjoy a night out in Shoreditch, the de facto capital of the city’s hipster revolution. Perhaps you're more into the fashionable district of Soho.

  • Annabel's is arguably one of the most elegant private clubs in the world. It is home to a garden restaurant, a tequila bar, and then the club itself in the basement. The Berkeley Square club, which has a reputation for hedonism, was recently refurbished by Martin Brudnizki's design studio, but I have not had the chance to visit since it reopened. The pictures look fabulous though! Fun fact: It was the only nightclub the Queen ever visited.

  • Londoners must decide between the Annabel's and 5 Hertford Street, pledging their loyalty to one. Some may say, there is a sense of rivalry.

  • Fabric is an iconic club. 

  • Hide Below is a quiet, pleasant and aesthetically pleasing bar below a top rated restaurant. 

  • Nightjar is home to the best jazz, blues, ragtime and swing bands take center stage at Nightjar every evening,

  • The Mr Fogg's franchise has several bars that boast a "sensory experience". Very cool, imho.

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View from the London Eye
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