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ELEGANT HOTEL BARS & RESTAURANTS TO TRY OUT THIS WEEKEND – WHAT TO WEAR

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ELEGANT HOTEL BARS & RESTAURANTS TO TRY OUT THIS WEEKEND – WHAT TO WEAR

What will you be up to this Weekend? Nevertheless I hope you make the most of it before the new season starts and we begin to see autumn again. I don’t think I’ve ever planned that far ahead even though its already just around the corner and we see a shift again in our wardrobe from spring/summer to autumn/winter styles our go to closet staples get their chance to take centre stage. Lucky for me I know this city at the back of my hand having been based here a few years I won’t ever find myself bored getting dressed up to head out. Even more so, there is so much to see and explore in London which boast the best cocktail bars, restaurants to luxury hotels serving the most exquisite drinks with imagination catering to the ever more discerning drinkers. If you’re open to finding you’re new favourite tipple for a change, here are just a couple of places I’ve suggested that tick my boxes in London’s West End as my go to hang-out spots in town.

best london bars and restaurants
best london bars and restaurants
best london bars and restaurants

The Hamyard Hotel – Dive Bar

Soho London


Situated a stone’s throw away from China town just 3 minutes walk – The Dive Bar located on the lower ground floor of The Hamyard Hotel.

This hidden gem is named in honour of a 3 ft neon lady diver  which hangs on the wall with a lit bar area event space for intimate gatherings. The bar is kitted out with cascading signature Kit Kemp designed Rick Rack Wall fabric by De Gournay for a personal touch. Gain access to secluded private rooms adjacent to a theatre screening room including an array of eclectic artwork and furnished with eccentricity of wanderlust appeal.

Perhaps take a moment on a lazy rainy afternoon to explore the hotels most treasured rooms to unwind? Let your imagination run wild by burying your nose in a good book. Head on upstairs in the guest areas of the hotels library and discover literature to piqué your interest from other-worldly subjects and cultural affairs to satisfy book worms selected by literary expert Philip Blackwell.

But, what about the cocktails? Let’s say the drinks speak for themselves. The clever twist on classic to contemporary favourites are re-invented with tailor made martini’s using gin or vodka to homemade ingredients such as the homemade tonics in the signature Hamyard Gin & Tonic blended with Campari, St Germain, Portobello Road Gin and grapefruit bitters – you can be sure to find your new tipple that will impress gin and martini fans alike.

best london bars and restaurants

Today I took a walk from Trafalgar Square and while I was there visited the National Portrait Gallery for a moment of peace away from the hustle and bustle of the west end just slightly after lunch time. It’s always good to walk on foot if you have the time to spare as well as spontaneously find new places to check out. I’d say unique Hotels with a quiet bar as well as a luxury dining room with exquisite ambiance is my sanctuary. After a busy morning you’d want to find somewhere to relax and unwind to spend the rest of your lazy afternoon. I’d just arrived at this Hotel on the corner of Suffolk Place on Haymarket where a friend and I decided to pop in for quick drink in The Brumus Bar and Restaurant located inside the Haymarket Hotel before heading over to The Hamyard Hotel Bar in Soho later in the evening. The hotel interiors were very elegant and quirky as I noticed the Canine Doggies upholstered onto the back of the bar stools and restaurant in a regal purple and pink fuchsia appealed to me. For all you pet lovers at home as they say ‘a man’s best friend is also his dog’ so immediately I felt very at home here. I thought it had a personal touch as well as being distinctly sophisticated which stood out as a style statement. I’m really impressed from what I’ve seen so far even though it was just a brief visit I definitely would pop in again for the foreseeable future.

best london bars and restaurants
best london bars and restaurants

The Brumus Bar & Restaurant

Haymarket London


Renowned for its exquisite elegance where you’ll experience a traditional afternoon tea in style at the newly refurbished and spacious Brumus Bar & Restaurant situated in the heart of London’s Theatre district..

Expect plush interiors nonetheless, unique art installations reflects the passion of its founder and Creative Director Kit Kemp is present within the interior design of the hotel. Experience the homely and inviting ambience of the hotel restaurants or drawing rooms were afternoon tea is served all day with quintessential flair. Definitely make this your pit stop after a day of shopping or pre-theatre dinning before a West-End show. But the most enticing thing about this place is most definitely the sumptuous hotel cocktail and bar menu with carefully curated wine list and spirits to deliciously mixed cocktails to complimenting menu of continental taste from main dishes to sharing platters.

LONDON’S MOST INSTAGRAMMABLE HOTELS TO PRIVATE MEMBERS CLUBS FOR BEST BRUNCH – WHAT TO WEAR

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VISIT LONDON’S MOST INSTAGRAMMABLE HOTELS TO PRIVATE MEMBERS CLUBS FOR BEST BRUNCH – WHAT TO WEAR

When it comes to taking the utmost Instagram worthy photos to share on your social media feed it always comes down to capture those moments of awe which spark our imagination. I often find that when I travel to a new city I feel inspired to take photographs during my travels whether it’s a short weekend break, staycation or travelling abroad to treasure memorable experiences. The fascination with hotel interiors often gets me excited when I arrive at a new destination to take in my surroundings and a bit of culture too. Every city is different in its own unique way and London is no exception known for its cosmopolitan lifestyle as one of the world’s most stylish cities

Best London Brunch
Best Brunch London
Best London Brunch
Best Brunch London

Kaia Restaurant – The Ned London


A 5 Star hotel and members club in The City of London. Experience the 10 distinguished restaurants, indoor and rooftop pools,gym and private event spaces.

Take a seat it’s almost time for dinner – The Ned London oozes Art Deco glamour on the ground floor with an alluring selection of ten restaurants, bars and live jazz band playing is pretty impressive for a new Hotel and Private Members Club. For anyone that’s familiar with a bit of History about The Ned it’s very distinctive in its own unique way converted from a former Bank Vault back in the day. In the heart of London’s financial city district it’s one of the newest additions to the Luxury Hotel scene. Since its launch The Ned has garnered a reputation as one of London’s leading hotels transporting you to the atmospheric decadence of the 1920’s era.

Fancy indulging in a Japanese style brunch well look no further and try out Kaia. I recommend that you book a table in advance as the turnaround is very high at times. You can guarantee the food is absolutely divine and the inviting interior sets the scene for the ideal Sunday Brunch destination to wind down the week with a Kaia Negroni.

Experience culinary delights of Asian pacific inspired restaurant Kaia – ‘poke bowl heaven’ the best in London are deliciously served healthy as authentic dishes from tuna, salmon and mango combinations just too pretty to be eaten. Expect sushi, beautifully presented poke bowls and mains from the grill served fresh over the counter for a taste of culture from South East Asia and the Pacific.

Best Brunch London

When it comes to luxury Hotels I feel so privileged to have London within easy reach on my doorstep to explore and discover new experiences I encounter. If you adore luxury hotels as much as I do then you will be very curious to discover the best that London has to offer and making sure you’re stay is a forever unforgettable one. Here are two of my favourite Hotel’s to pop in for a social visit for Sunday lunch, Celebratory Birthday or Evening Drinks as a great atmosphere to entertain and relax in my favourite go to smart casual staples for such occasions.

Best Brunch London
Best Brunch London
Best Brunch London
Best Brunch London

The Holborn Dining Room – The Rosewood London


A leading luxury hotel group that combines English heritage and Contemporary is quintessentially charming at every turn. Escape to the Scottish Countryside without leaving the City, within minutes on the doorstep of Covent Garden.

Brunch or a signature G & T. Stop by the Holborn Dining Room for traditional British Cuisine and try the extensive Gin menu. If you’re looking for a home away from home feel then be sure to check out The Rosewood Hotel for one of the grandest British Brassieres in central London – take cues from sumptuous Sunday Roast inspiration by Head Chef Mark Drummond. You can certainly find your inner Zen here to relax in their variety of restaurants and bars found inside the Rosewood’s most iconic spaces.

Just before the entrance to Scarfes Bar is the infamous Rose Bronze Gallery designed by the acclaimed Tony Chi Studio. Get prepared to be dazzled by cinematic chic as the corridor has become one of Rosewood London’s most instagrammable spots. The gallery connects the lobby to the hotel’s public spaces, setting the tone for a luxurious and refined stay.

Feel forever enchanted by the warmth of the pie room restaurant. A one stop destination dedicated to one of Britain’s most famous dishes, The Pie Room is home to famous pies and delicious savoury creations by Chef Calum. Dine in to experience the exquisite pie tasting menu, or pop by to enjoy a pie to go.

Usher in the beginning of Cocktail week. Why not pull up a pew and explore London’s largest selection of gin palaces with over 500 gins and 30 tonics to choose from or perhaps let Scarfes Bar shake up one of their beloved bespoke cocktails on your next visit – which cocktail strikes your fancy? Rest-assured an exceptional evening awaits you at the timeless interiors of the instagrammable Holborn Dining Room.

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