Gone are the times when girls just wanted to have fun: nowadays, girls want to have fun all over the world and in style, thank you. If you’re looking for a tourist destination that blends the best of royal airs, inspiring history, and 21st-century vibes, London’s a pretty safe bet. Still, it takes a reliable guide to savour London’s luxury the way it ought to be experienced – and if you’re short on the savoir faire, here are a few tips that will help you get the best and the most out of your London adventure.
If you want to get the biggest luxury bang for your accommodation buck, try the Ritz or the Savoy.
-The Ritz, 150 Piccadilly-
Boasting one of the most beautiful dining rooms in Europe, The Ritz blends old-school charisma and finest contemporary amenities. The bedrooms and suites in the legendary hotel have been restored in the original style and topped by a range of environmentally friendly updates.
-The Savoy, Strand-
Sitting on the bank of the Thames, The Savoy marries the finest elements of English Edwardian design and glamorous Art Deco style. Offering fascinating views of the river and iconic London landmarks, The Savoy is a byword for fine dining and luxury amenities such as the spa, private pool, and 24-hour gym.
When it comes to shopping, London is every shopaholic’s dream-come-true. Selfridges, Liberty, and Harrods are worshipped by Britain’s celebrities and they’ll live up to your highest shopping standards, too.
-Selfridges Oxford Street-
Designed as the store for the rich and famous, Selfridges Oxford Street is known for its exclusive merchandise, high-end brands, and mesmerizing architecture. Stretched across 50,000 square metres, Selfridges attracts London’s top-of-the-crop shoppers and first time visitors alike.
-Liberty, Regent Street-
Liberty is one of London’s most famous department stores and it takes luxury seriously. Situated in a captivating Tudor building, the five-floor store sells high-end alternative goods such as high fashion, Morrocan rugs, antiques, and designer homeware.
Home to branded fashion clothing, accessories, beauty products, homewares, and souvenirs, Harrods is a go-to for tourists looking to scoop up the finest merchandise London has to offer. The be-all and end-all of London shopping, Harrods is a must-see even if you’re not looking to buy a prestigious memento.
London’s famous for VIP clubs and restaurants, but if you don’t know where and how to meet a guy in London who will treat you like a lady, here are a few cool luxury nooks to help you find the knight of your life.
-The Roof Gardens-
London’s only private rooftop garden, The Roof Gardens is synonymous with high life and world-class entertainment. High above South Kensington street, the Roof Gardens offers a wide range of grilled food and cocktails to go with one of the most heated dance floors in the city.
-Shaka Zulu, Stables Market-
Opened back in 2010 with a special blessing by Zulu King HRH Goodwill Zwelithini, Shaka Zulu is a spectacular two-storey restaurant, bar, and club which features a mouth-watering menu, live music venue, and a lively dance floor. With walls and ceiling covered in carved wooden murals, Shaka Zulu is a great spot to mingle with London’s rich and famous.
A late-night dancing den, Montezuma is an Aztec-themed bar with a sexy feel where you can try some of London’s finest cocktails and dance to popular electro and pop hits. A hotpot of London’s elite, Montezuma will help you feel the true beat of London’s nightlife.
You simply can’t have a London adventure without some high tea – but if you’re going to sip it, you might as well do it as the royals do.
-Brown’s Hotel English Tea Room-
Brown’s Hotel wood-panelled English Tea Room is a great place to treat your palate to a custom-brewed tea and light snacks. You can also sate your sweet tooth’s cravings on appetizing pastry, cakes, and tarts.
Up on the 31st floor of The Shard, Aqua Shard is home to London’s finest teas, finger foods, and cakes where you can indulge in amazing sights of the city at daytime and put on your classiest date smile come late evening.
Ready to take your London experience from average to extraordinary? A first-rate luxury London adventure is waiting for you sliced, served, and topped with a cherry, so pack your bags and add the spots listed above to your trip itinerary. Good luck, and have a great time!