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An insider’s guide to London, featuring the best hotels, restaurants, bars, shops, events and things to do, including how to travel there and around.
1 . HOTELS
The Ritz London
The world’s greatest HOTEL, as conceived by the world’s greatest hotelier. For over a century The Ritz London has been the benchmark by which other HOTELS are measured. A London landmark at 150 Piccadilly, The Ritz has been home to the great and the good, the intelligentsia, the glitterati and thousands of discerning guests since 1906.
150 Picadilly,London W1J 9BR +44 20 7493 8181 www.theritzlondon.com
The Goring Hotel
The Goring has a long and proud exclusive clients. One special place for special events, luxury in every detail.
The Goring Beeston Place London , SW1W 0JW
+44 207 396 9000
When you arrive, you taste a refreshing cup of Chinese tea at TĪNG on level 35, before making your way to your spacious room. Here, floor to ceiling windows showcase breathtaking views of vibrant London, and you watch the life of the city unfold along the River Thames
31 St Thomas Street, London, SE1 9QU +44207 234 8000 http://www.shangri-la.com/london/shangrila/
The London EDITION is the latest from EDITION HOTELS which blends groundbreaking innovation, great design, outstanding dining and entertainment with personal, friendly, modern service.
10 Berners Street London
London W1T 3NP
+44 020 7781 0000
The Savoy London
The Savoy is an iconic HOTEL brilliantly reinvented for the 21st century, where the glamour of 125-years of history sparkles with a new lustre.
London WC2R 0EU + 44 (0)20 7836 4343
2 . Restaurants
Beach Blanket Babylon
Beach Blanket Babylon, or BBB as it is affectionately known, has been a London institution since its inception in 1990. The flagship in Notting Hill resides in an old Victorian mansion on Ledbury Road and is known for its decadent, Gaudy-esque interior and extravagant parties.
45 Ledbury Road,Notting Hill, London W11 2AA
+44 (0) 20 7229 2907 http://www.beachblanket.co.uk/
Aqua Shard, located on level 31 of The Shard, serves innovative. From sunrise to sunset, guests can enjoy the changing views of the London skyline in this Level 31.
The Shard,31 st. Thomas street
London SE1 9 RY http://www.aquashard.co.uk/
The Thomas Cubitt
A beautifull restaurant renovated by Coote&Bernardi, one of the best London interior designer. The Thomas Cubitt Public House & Dining Rooms, honouring London’s legendary master builder. A local favourite in one of London’s most distinguished and picturesque neighbourhoods.
44 Elizabeth Street London SW1W 9PA +44 020 7730 6060
Dinner by Heston Blumenthal at Mandarim HOTEL
One of the most luxury HOTELS Mandarim HOTEL offers a unique haute taste.
66 Knightsbridge London SW1X 7LA
+44 (0) 20 7235 2000 http://www.mandarinoriental.com/london/fine-dining/dinner-by-heston-blumenthal/
Alan Duchasse at Dorchester
“The product is the only truth. A turbot without a stroke of genius is better than a genius without turbot. Each good product, grown with love and respect, in its istinctive land, has an incomparable flavor. Without which, a chef is nothing.” Alain Ducasse Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester
The Dorchester, Park Lane
London W1K 1QA
+44 (0)20 7629 8866
3 . Shops
A Russian heritage jewellery by Peter Carl Faberge. One of the most luxury jeweler worldwide known.
14a Grafton Street,
London W1S 4ET
+44 07 491 7256
One of the most iconic design store, one of the best UK design store.
Wharf Building Portobello Dock,344 Ladbroke Grove
London W10 5BU
+44 (0)207 183
The iconic fashion designer Alexander McQueen, unique in his drama and opulence.
London UK Flagship 4-5 Old Bond Street London, W1S 4 PD +44 207 355 0088 http://www.alexandermcqueen.com/pt/alexandermcqueen
For a century and more, De Beers diamonds had been set, anonymously, into the creations of master jewellers around the world; now the finest natural diamonds, both rough and polished, have a home of their own. The corner of Old Bond Street and Piccadilly
50 Old Bond London,W1S 4QT +44 (0)207 758 9700 http://www.debeers.co.uk/contact
Harrod’s tradition is connected with every luxury brand design. Is a place you can find the most trendy, fashionable articles for you and your home.
87–135 Brompton Road
Knightsbridge London, SW1X 7XL
+44 (0)20 3626 7020
4. Art &Culture
We exist to promote art and artists – a mission we pursue through exhibitions, education and debate.
Burlington House Piccadilly London W1J 0BD 6 Burlington Gardens London W1S 3ET +44 207 300 8000
The world’s leading museum of art and design, the V&A enriches people’s lives by promoting the practice of design and increasing knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of the designed world.
V&A South Kensington
London SW7 2RL
+44 (0)20 7942 2000
Sotheby´s Auction house
One of the leading Auction House in the world, masterpieces are a unique trade.
34-35 New Bond Street
London W1A 2AA UK
+44 (0) 20 7293 5000
The Royal Opera House
See the best dance in the city, the best singers, unique theatre.
London WC2E 9DD
+44 020 7304 4000
The home of British art from 1500 to the present day.
Millbank London SW1P 4RG
+44 020 7887 8888
5. Night Life
Vertigo 42 is London’s finest destination Champagne Bar. Located at the top of Tower 42, one of the city’s highest buildings, the stylish bar offers spectacular panoramic views overlooking London’s most iconic landmarks.
Level 42 Tower 42 25 Old Broad Street
London EC2N 1HQ
Milk&Honey opened in Soho, and since remains dedicated to bring unrivaller drinks quality and service to a discerning crowd of grown-ups.
61 Poland St,
London W1F 7NU
+44 207 065 6800
Night Club very trendy, best contemporary music, best DJ´s.
48-49 St. James Street
London SW1A 1JT
+44 (0) 207 499 9999
A club only for menbers. Project is set to become one of the most exclusive night club specialized n House music with the world´s top DJ’s playing throught the year.
78 Wells Street
London W1T 3QL
+44 207 060 1111
Ultra-stylish décor and mouth-watering cocktails put the Connaught Bar in Mayfair into a league of its own. Inspired by English Cubist and Irish 1920s art, with textured walls shimmering in platinum silver leaf overlaid with dusty pink, pistachio and lilac, designer David Collins has produced a gem of a London bar.
Carlos Place, Mayfair
London W1K 2AL
+44 0)20 7314 3419
The Luxury Property Show
Presenting a stunning showcase of the world´s finest properties. The Hurlingham Club London, 4th – 5th November 2014.
Ranelagh Gardens, London SW6 3 PR
+44 (0) 1327 311 999
London Festival of Architecture
The London Festival of Architecture celebrates the City’s role as a global hub of architectural experimentation, thinking, learning and practice. Around the city a lot of events are happening at the same time.
London, United Kingdom
Decorex International defines design; a uniquely British experience, internationally renowned for being the paramount event to discover the very best in luxury design.
Syon House, Syon Park Brentford Middx TW8 8JF
+44 (0)207 245 1066
100% Design occupies a special place in the UK design industry’s heart. First staged in 1995 within a tent off the Kings Road, the show has gone on to be the benchmark event for the promotion of design product and ACTIVITY in London
Earls Court Exhibition Centre 2
London SW5 9TA
+44 (0)203 225 5368
Tent London is the perfect event during London Design Festival to launch new products and innovations to international visitors. Raise your brands awareness among trade, sell directly to a consumer audience and forge new contacts with top industry figures
Old Truman Brewery
London E1 6QR
+44 (0) 207 739 5561