Today’s post is going to be about my top places to take foreign relatives and friends that are coming to visit London! I am super fortunate to live in the heart of London, it fuels everything I do, from writing to socialising with my friends and really feeling a buzz I get nowhere else, wherever that may be. London has so many exciting places that I am happy to show anyone around and show them a unique angle they wont necessarily experience anywhere else. Although gritty, urban yet glamorous, London has many different facets that one can experience.
Although London is fabulous in all its glory, there are secret gems around the country for outside visitors that I highly recommend. There are more that could have been added to the list, but I’ll save that for another post!
A very close friend of mine from Germany decided to visit – I love it when she comes down to London as she’s so fashion savvy and adores the same luxurious ambience in places that I do (London is full of them).
What I adore about the Lanesborough is that it used to be a hospital – but now when you step into it, you would think you were in a French palace fit for Louis XVI. I have come here for Dinner In the Celeste room and chilled with friends in the Withdrawing Room and the ambience is spot on. What can possibly go wrong when looking above to 24 carat gold detailed ceilings?
This retreat is super special, it has jacuzzis, a gorgeous English garden, amazing lounges and the perfect Sunday lunch. When you arrive it’s like staying at a friend’s country home. A great place for anyone who wants a different experience away from the city.
This country manor is a godsend. It’s a five minute drive from my mother’s house and we always go for tea and to gaze outside into the beautiful green maze. Many celebrities have their weddings here (rightly so) and the interior always makes me feel like I’m in the Beauty And The Beast movie. The gold French room is just INSANE. Great place to host a party too.
Alain Ducasse inside The Dorchester
One of the best Michelin-starred restaurants in town and they have a private booth with fibre optic lights running down from the ceiling. The service and food is exquisite. Who wouldn’t want to eat off Hermès cutlery? Another plus is being in a place as iconic as The Dorchester.
The Shangri La inside the Shard
I highly recommend to book at least one night to stay here if you are visiting London. To wake up to the views of St Paul’s Cathedral, The Tower of London, The Gherkin, Canary Wharf is simply unique. Even as a Londoner, to experience the city in this way was very special to me. You even get to go into the swimming pool (Guests only) and to be in water overlooking the city is mesmerising.
Everything is pink and super chic. Every top fashion blogger loves coming here and is a favourite haunt. It has a lovely outside area where you can sit in the sun with cute flowers and have the most scrumptious, prettiest looking pastries and cakes. They make a lovely Vanilla and Rooibos tea too.
A wonderful area to shop but stop off for breakfast first, they do an amazing Eggs Florentine and it’s right in the heart of the plush Mayfair. Cecconi’s serves handmade pasta, seafood and dishes from Italy using the finest ingredients. The restaurant has outposts in West Hollywood and Miami, Istanbul, Berlin and Barcelona.
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