LONDON EATING AND DRINKING
Read our handy guide to experiencing the best food London has to offer. Make the most of your evening and stay in one of our carefully selected hotels.
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Dining in London showcases the best cuisine from around the world.
Whether you choose to dine in a Michelin Starred restaurant, or fancy a bite to eat in a quintessential English pub, you'll find something to suit your taste as well as your budget.
Experience a true taste of British tradition at one of London’s most luxurious 5 star hotels, the Ritz on Piccadilly. Choose from 17 types of tea, eat exquisite cakes and sandwiches, and try delicious scones with clotted cream and jam. If you want to add a bit of sparkle, order some Champagne on the side.
Borough Market on the South Bank of the River Thames is London’s gourmet food market. It sells everything from award-winning British cheeses to spiced cider, organic meats and delicious sweets and cakes. Even if you’re not buying, you’ll find plenty of free samples and the buzzing atmosphere is well worth experiencing.
London has more than 50 Michelin-Starred restaurants, serving some of the most delicious food around. Plus hundreds more, that make up one of the most exciting dining scenes in the world. Everyone is talking about Heston Blumenthal’s Dinner at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel and Jason Atherton’s Pollen Street Social.
Brick Lane, in the heart of London’s East End, is lined with tempting curry restaurants all offering delicious and authentic South Asian cuisine at great prices. You might start a night out with a meal here and then move on to the cool bars and clubs around Spitalfields and Shoreditch.
A pint in an ancient ale house is an absolute must on any trip to London. There are hundreds, all with amazing stories to tell. Try the Olde Cheshire Cheese, a favourite of Dr Johnson and Arthur Conan Doyle. Its winding staircase and cosy interior are straight out of a Charles Dickens story. To explore more London pubs check out the Good Pub Guide website.
London's Financial District beautifully showcases this city’s historical past. Iconic landmarks, like the Tower of London, the magnificent Tower Bridge and St Paul's Cathedral, dominate London’s skyline. Cross the Millennium Bridge back to the 21st Century and visit the Tate Modern.
London’s shopping institutions, such as Selfridges and Liberty, mix with fantastic high street shops and premium designer brands. Take a break from the shops and visit Baker Street, home to fictional detective Sherlock Holmes.
One of the most beautiful areas of London and great for history and the arts. Surrounded by stunning Georgian and Edwardian architecture. Visit the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum while you’re here.
This exclusive royal neighbourhood is a great place to shop for designer or vintage pieces. Knightsbridge is the home of Harrods, the world famous department store. And Chelsea is famous for the Kings Road, with its fashionable roots from the 60s.
Our finest hotels and London’s Michelin starred restaurants gravitate towards the most exclusive addresses in London. Enjoy award-winning afternoon tea, browse the designer shops on Bond Street and admire the affluent houses in Berkley Square.
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