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In June 2015 we are celebrating a decade of flying between Shanghai and London and bringing you the best of British air travel experience. To mark this occasion we are delighted to partner with London’s Mayfair and offer British Airways customers flying from Shanghai to London between July and November a chance to win one of the 10 exclusive luxury experiences in and around Mayfair.
Mayfair is at the very heart of London’s West End and comprises of a collection of streets and lanes with a unique charm. Those with a taste for the finer things in life have been coming here for centuries and it remains the ultimate destination for the discerning shopper and the global connoisseur. Nowhere else will you find such exquisite fashion, jewellery, art and fine dining in such profusion.
The prizes will be brought to you by Bond Street By Appointment, a bespoke service that provides individually crafted luxury experience. With access to the iconic flagships, international boutiques and world renowned art houses, the ‘By Appointment’ service provides personalised curated experiences for a unique & enriched itinerary, perfect for international connoisseurs & fashionistas searching for elite, memorable Mayfair moments.
You will stay overnight at the InterContinental London Park Lane, enjoying uninterrupted views over the Royal Parks and London monuments and full access to Club InterContinental, the hotel’s ultimate private haven. InterContinental London Park Lane is located at one of the capital’s most prestigious addresses and offers the ideal location to explore the lanes of Mayfair.
Floris, the sole perfumer to The Queen, will welcome you for a bespoke perfume creation. You will learn about hand-blending techniques from the masters at Floris, who have also created scents for Oscar Wilde, Eva Perón, Winston Churchill, Marilyn Monroe and every British monarch since George IV.
Next, you will visit to Dege & Skinner at No. 10 Savile Row for an exclusive archive tour of military uniforms and historic pieces as well as a sneak-peak into the cutter’s room. What’s more, you will have a shirt fitting session with the head cutter and a bespoke shirt will be delivered to your home address once completed.
Complete your Mayfair luxury experience with a visit to Foster & Son; London’s oldest bespoke shoemaker, where you can see the original last made for the legendary Clark Gable.
A day at Fenwick of Bond street, the iconic fashion and beauty store in the heart of Mayfair. Spend the morning with a personal shopping stylist who will take you through its exclusive ready to wear brands. Then have a makeover lesson, before sitting down for lunch in the restaurant Bond and Brook. Explore the ground floor in the afternoon, where you will experience Fenwick's unique diamond bar, designer shoe corner, accessories and beauty hall. Finish the day with the seasonal Ascot tea, including a glass of champagne, where you will be met by one of the Fenwick family.
This experience combines the best of British expertise, provenance and an insider’s view of the secrets of Bond Street and Mayfair.
You will be our the lucky winner of the tailoring experience that includes visits to the best of Saville Row tailors and Bond Street brands - meeting experts and understanding the decorum and detail of handmade suits, and shirts to shoes and accessories.
You will take part in private and bespoke talks on etiquette with a personal tour at Smythson’s flagship store and a receive gift of a personalised wallet/book with initials engraved for you.
Finish the day at one of the most famous British institutions – Browns hotel. Enjoy the Afternoon tea with champagne – you may get of a Lord or etiquette specialist joining you!
Enjoy a day filled with shopping on Regent Street with a £1,000 Regent Street Gift Card. With over 100 stylish boutiques and flagship stores, you will have an array to choose from as you stroll down London's 'Mile of Style'.
The world’s first shopping street is home to the finest collections of international brands including Apple, Burberry, Anthropologie, J. Crew, Longchamp and Watches of Switzerland. Its Grade II listed facades are considered some of the most distinguished architecture in all of London.
After your shopping day on Regent Street, relax and unwind with carefully crafted cocktails at the famous Hotel Café Royal Bar.
You will enjoy a diamond and art lunch at the world renowned De Beers where you will be able to try the diamond jewellery on and take a journey with master on the history of De Beers.
Follow up with a wine tasting of the best 10 year old wines at Hedonism. Located in the heart of London’s Mayfair, Hedonism is a new fine wine and spirits boutique which has already become the most talked about wine project of recent times.
Finish this amazing day with a romantic dinner at a Michelin star restaurant for two to sample the best that Mayfair has to offer.
Selfridge’s Mens Personal Shopping Suite is the destination for gents who appreciate fine tailoring. You will meet a stylist from the Men's Personal Shopping team to learn about key trends, traditional British brands and how to wear them. Create perfect looks for business and pleasure and get a host of accessories ideas for every outfit.
Follow up with Mr Selfridge Afternoon Tea at the Corner Restaurant and Champagne Bar, including a complimentary glass of Selfridges Selection Prosecco and a copy of the Mr Selfridge book.
Return to personal styling to receive a bespoke goody bag.
* Selfridges were Voted Best Department Store in the World 2010, 2012 & 2014 by the Global Department Store Summit. Since Harry Gordon Selfridge first opened the doors of the store in 1909, Selfridges has been dedicated to surprising, amusing and amazing its customers with astounding moments of retail theatre, featuring the world’s most sought-after luxury brands.
Craftsmanship: A Tour of Mayfair – Mount Street
Mount Street is the home of The New Craftsmen, here Britain’s finest craft makers showcase the materials, skills and craft products of the British Isles. Founded in 2012 in Mayfair, The New Craftsmen currently represent a network of over 75 makers working in textiles, silverware, furniture, ceramics, jewellery, glassware and beyond. You will set off on a curated tour with the makers on Mount Street a chance to meet the personalities behind some of the UK’s finest handcrafted pieces – including Purdey & Sons, Bremont and Jessica McCormack.
Finish the day by immersing yourself in luxury with an overnight stay including breakfast at the historic Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel. This 5-star hotel on iconic Park Lane, first opened in 1929 and has a rich history, retaining many historical touches, including the original Lutyens wrought-iron gates. Today, the hotel is entering The Next Chapter in its fascinating story, with the restoration of its highest category suites, the opening of two brand new Royal Suites and a new Executive Lounge.
This experience is curated by Lauren Xandra, takes its inspiration from British poet William Butler Yeats' well-known expression, 'Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.’ You will traverse Mayfair, unearthing the leading art experts of the West, and their treasures. Starting with brunch at Leviev Extraordinary Diamonds, Old Bond Street, diamond and art experts lead a handling session and share insights into investing.
Then attend unique visits to experts and private advisors in Russian, Italian, and French works of art, around Mayfair. These visits are punctuated with curator-led tours of the Royal Academy, a late lunch coupled with art and architecture tour at the Oxford and Cambridge Club, and conclude with a private wine tasting and art reception at Hedonism Wines. The afternoon programme can be tailored to the needs of a connoisseur or novice; turn up willing to marvel.
Delighting guests with gracious hospitality since 1865, The Langham, London is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. Boasting an unrivalled location at the top of Regent Street, and with close proximity to Bond Street, The Langham, London radiates the warmth of an elegant legendary home with luxury accommodation and amenities, including a newly launched six-bedroom Sterling Suite, Langham Club Lounge and Regent Wing.
As a Luxury Experience Guest you can enjoy a one night’s stay at The Langham, London, a Chez Roux dining experience at The Langham, London and a private tour in the workshop of likeminded English heritage brand, Asprey.
Enjoy an overnight stay in a luxurious Mayfair suite designed by Linley at Claridges. You will receive a bottle of personalised Burberry fragrance, as well as have full use of beautifully tailored Burberry trench coats during your stay, so you’ll be stylish come rain or shine in the unpredictable London weather. Indulge in specialised cocktails in the Art Deco Fumoir cocktail bar followed by dinner at Fera at Claridge’s – the Michelin restaurant headed by British chef Simon Rogan with fresh ingredients from his farm in Cumbria.
London offers everything for the business or leisure traveller, from iconic sights and attractions to world-class cultural events and international dining. And with our award-winning service, you'll arrive refreshed and ready to take on the city.
With multiple flights leaving weekly from Shanghai Pudong International Airport, it's easy for you to fly at a time that suits you. With the added convenience of free seat selection 24 hours in advance and online or mobile check-in, you can sit back and enjoy your hassle-free flight to London with British Airways.
Fly direct from Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) to London Heathrow (LHR) in 12 hours and 20 minutes.
Stay entertained during your journey with the latest in-flight movies, games and television shows and make the most of our complimentary food and bar service along the way. With free advance seat selection, you can also make sure you've got a spot that suits you on your flight to London.
Once you arrive at Heathrow Airport, central London is easily accessible. The convenient Heathrow Express train departs several times an hour to arrive in central London in just 15 minutes and a number of buses and taxis can also be found outside the terminal building.
Get ready for your stay in London with some useful facts to make your arrival stress free.
- Currency: British Pound (£)
- Country Code: +44
- Local Area Code: 20
- Electricity: 230 V, 50 Hz, UK 3 pin plug
Take a leisurely lunchtime sightseeing cruise in Florida's beautiful inland waters, aboard a luxury yacht. Enjoy a gourmet lunch, whilst your captain provides informative narration on the area's history and points of interest.
• Offer must be booked by midnight on June 30, 2015 and is available for outbound travel from Shanghai between August 01 and December 31 2015.
• Limited seats available.
• UK destinations: London, Aberdeen, Benbecula, Belfast, Barra, Campbeltown, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Islay, Inverness, Isle of Man, Jersey, Kirkwall, Leeds Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle, Newquay, Shetland Islands, Stornoway, Tiree, Wick.
• European Destinations A: Albania, Algeria, Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Hungary, Luxembourg, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ireland (Dublin)
• Fares do not include taxes and other surcharges. The fares are subject to change of exchange rate fluctuations.
• High season surcharge applies.
• Date changes permitted at CNY1200, except for the outbound journey. A fare difference and change fee can be paid to make date changes on the outbound journey.
• Offer cannot be combined with any other promotions or discounts.
• Other terms and conditions apply.