If you’re anything like us, we love reading travel advice and guides to places when we’re planning any trip, whether it’s business or personal!
It’d take you a long time to work your way through all the attractions London has to offer. But if you’ve already visited Buckingham Palace, toured the Tower of London and climbed to the top of the Shard, what can you do on your second visit, or third or fourth?
We thought we’d round-up some of the best places to eat, sleep and drink in London, our capital city and the heart of UK business!
First up we have the contemporary Melia White House, situated in the charming area of Regent’s Park (home to London Zoo) that’s just a hopscotch away from BBC’s Broadcasting House! This historical art deco style building is offset with a distinctive Spanish edge, inherited from the hotels parent brand, Sol Melia.
Next up we have the Hotel Indigo – Leicester Square, this art deco hotel mirrors the 1920’s glamour of its theatrical surroundings. From framed scripts and funky back-lit stage signs to stage lights hanging from rigging, this hotel has it all for any theatre buff! The real showstopper is the unbeatable panoramic views of the city from the restaurant, lit up by the neon-lights of the theatres!
Having just opened, the Hart Shoreditch Hotel is one to put on your list! As part of the Curio Collection by Hilton, this hotel focuses on local discovery, imaginatively bringing together East London’s industrial scene and the artisanal history of Shoreditch. Design details include a striking wrought iron and copper staircase, bespoke mahogany lighting and replicate cabinetmaker’s boxes, paying homage to the buildings past.
If you’re staying or working around Broadcasting House, then Mac and Wild is where you need to be, serving up seasonal produce straight from the wild Scottish Highlands in its eclectic, hunting lodge-style restaurant. Don’t miss out on trying the Haggis Pops or a flight of Scottish Whisky!
After something lighter and a little out of the box? The Attendant, Fitzrovia is one of London’s most original locations for a coffee bar – a 19th century gents’ toilet! Anything from sandwiches to a simple but magnificently brewed coffee.
If you’re looking for something a little more…budget friendly, head to Bao in Fitzrovia, the crowds may have died down since this place opened, but the reasons that brought them here haven’t! Bao boasts the fluffiest steamed buns in London. You heard us right! Head to Bao for a range of eclectic Taiwanese dishes.
Other key foodie hotspots are Spitalfields Market and Borough Market!
The Lucky Pig is one of the coolest bars in Fitzrovia. The interior holds a grand 1920’s style bar and cosy chesterfield sofas to sink into – but if that wasn’t enough, they happen to know how to party as well.
If you’re feeling childlike, head over to Ballie Ballerson in Shoreditch, a ball pit cocktail bar with one million balls, retro sweetie cocktails and damn good food – the ultimate adult playground to get loose!
Head to Sea Containers to experience the delight that is Lyaness, one the latest endeavours from the multi award-winning Mr Lyan and team and voted as one of the Top 50 World’s Best Bars! The team have a unique ability to hunt out weird and wonderful flavours and make them interesting and accessible to all!
Must See Sights
A lifetime wouldn’t be long enough to take in everything London has to offer! Experience the modern Coca-Cola London Eye and see London from new heights or head to the historic Tower of London to discover the city’s history. Explore some of London’s iconic museums such as the Science Museum and Natural History Museum or discover underwater creatures at the London Aquarium. Or, why not visit the Queen at Buckingham Palace, or even take the perfect picture with Big Ben!