London is becoming my second home this year. Nearly each week I’m making my way from Liverpool Lime Street to London Euston on Virgin Trains for meetings, catch ups and events. I’m popping in to one London restaurant after the next, many of which are extremely luxurious and oh-so Instagrammably photogenic.
If you’re on the look out for these luxe London hot spots, I’ve created a must-visit list for you below.
Hotel Cafe Royal
Head to the Hotel Cafe Royal for the finest and most luxurious afternoon tea in London. The hotel is so exquisite, it looks straight out of a fairytale, and the ornate gold room you enjoy afternoon tea in, is so royal it would be fit for the Queen.
With some of the grandest ceilings in London, Berners Tavern is a fancy hideaway in central London. Head here for a coffee and sit and enjoy it’s breathtaking interior, or treat yourself to lunch.
Found inside the beautiful and historic London hotel, The Ned, Millie’s Lounge is a traditional British restaurant and bar where you can enjoy afternoon tea from Monday to Saturday (the scones are delicious), and Ned’s Feast on Sunday, where you can dine on everything from oysters to lobster to breakfast dishes and roast. Otherwise, pop in for drinks and nibbles at any time to enjoy the glamorous vintage decor.
The most Instgrammable shop, ever. The famous Liberty London is home to some of the world’s most fashion forward and most beautiful brands. After you’ve had a squiz and a shop around, head to Arthur’s Restaurant for a coffee and cake (I’d recommend the sticky toffee pudding), or for a glass of wine.
Relaxed vibes executed luxuriously, best describes Mortimer House. With a contemporary setting, the restaurant is so perfectly styled it looks straight out of Vogue Living. It’s a fresh and crisp spot to come and sit and enjoy lunch.
One of the most exclusive hotels in London, the Soho Hotel is a wonderful spot to come for a drink and nibbles (and celebrity spotting too). With a shabby chic yet incredibly arty interior, it’s hard not to get inspired by this unique place. The service is fabulous too.
Ham Yard Hotel
A part of the Firmdale Group (same as the Soho Hotel), you know you’re going to be in good hands at the Ham Yard Hotel. The interiors are reminiscent of a luxury beach house in the Hamptons, so it’s wonderful place to come and pretend you’re in a warmer area in the world than London. Their almond milk cappuccinos are lovely, as are the biscuits they come with.
Where are your favourite luxury spots in London? E. Xx
Editor’s note: Images sourced from each venue’s website.
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