London is synonymous with covetable luxury lifestyles. It’s where the rich and famous come from all over the world to enjoy the trappings of such a prosperous city. For most, this means eating in the best restaurants, letting their hair down in some of the country’s tops nightlife spots, and doing a spot of sightseeing whilst they’re at it. If you’re planning a glamorous getaway of your own, here’s what you should spend your day in London doing…
Upon arriving in London go to the Westminster area for some serious sightseeing. No luxury trip to London would be complete without taking in the Buckingham Palace. The palace itself is beautiful and is the headquarters of the reigning monarch of the United Kingdom. As you snap some pictures by the gates imagine all the royal visitors and state functions that have taken place throughout the years! If you haven’t got your palatial fill head to the Palace of Westminster for some more amazing architecture and sightseeing opportunities. Of course, Big Ben isn’t to be missed and neither is Westminster Abbey.
Oxford Street & Soho
After your cultural afternoon, it’s time for some shopping. Oxford Street is famous all over the world for its selection of high-end boutiques and designer stores. Once you’ve perused the shops walk to Soho for some lunch. Soho is a bright and vibrant part of London. It’s bustling with eateries, each more enticing than the last. Try some of the amazing street food here, the falafels are particularly good!
Stay in the area to experience the amazing nightlife that Mayfair has to offer. Largely considered the coolest nightlife spot in London, Mayfair is home to some of the best clubs, pubs, and bars. Get on the Tape guestlist if a night dancing is your thing. Previous guests include sporting star Usain Bolt and Justin Bieber. For the ultimate end to the evening make your way to The Dorchester. This iconic hotel is recognised the world over as being a bastion of elegance, luxury, and sophistication.
Begin your final day in London by heading west to Portobello Road. This famous road is located in the trendy Notting Hill area. Come here early to see the market sellers setting up their stalls for the day and to avoid the huge crowds. You’ll find all sorts of trinkets and wares being sold. From vintage clothing to costume jewellery, and from painting to pianos, it’s all here. Expect to spend some money here, after all, it is where London’s fashionable 20-something set come to shop. After all that shopping and walking you’ll probably be ready for lunch. Head to Granger & Co in Westbourne for some sustenance. This is one of London’s best breakfast spots, so expect to queue. Inside you’ll find no-frills decor and an interesting and exotic menu. Expect to pay a fair bit but be rewarded with hearty portions. For those with a sweet tooth, the banana fritters with honey ice cream are a must.
What is your one must-do thing when you’re in London?
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