My Favorite Places in London

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Why, Sir, you find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.
— Samuel Johnson

Stay

Rosewood London Hotel Entrance

Rosewood London 

https://www.rosewoodhotels.com/en/london

The Rosewood London is, by far, my favorite hotel in the city if not all of Europe.  Housed in a magnificently renovated Edwardian mansion that once served as headquarters to the Pearl Assurance Company, the hotel is conveniently located in High Holborn and within walking distance to many restaurants, bars, and West End Theaters, as well as excellent shopping in nearby Covent Garden.  The true standout of the Rosewood though is the incredible atmosphere created by famed interior designer Tony Chi, who managed to fuse Asian touch points with the best of British design to create a truly unique space to London.  If a stay at the Rosewood is a bit out of reach, you must stop by for a drink at the Scarfes Bar.  They're rumoured to be the best cocktails in the country and the atmosphere is incredible, the perfect mix of contemporary London eccentricity and Downton Abbey opulence!

Eat

The Ivy Chelsea Garden

The Ivy Chelsea Garden 

http://theivychelseagarden.com/

The Ivy Chelsea Garden has the best brunch in London, beautiful atmosphere and an extensive menu, there's something for everyone but I recommend the truffled scrambled eggs.

Sketch London

Sketch

https://sketch.london/

One of London's best known restaurants, Sketch is too beautiful not to be included, its the perfect spot for afternoon tea with your best girlfriends!

Berner's Tavern

Berner's Tavern

http://www.bernerstavern.com/

 Jason Atherton uses the highest quality ingredients to create a healthier (and more vegetarian friendly!) take on traditional british cuisine.

Explore

Victoria and Albert Museum London

Victoria and Albert Museum

The world's leading museum of art and design, sure to be a hit with any fashion lover!

https://www.vam.ac.uk/

Chelsea Physic Garden London

Chelsea Physic Garden 

http://chelseaphysicgarden.co.uk/

The second oldest botanical garden in the UK and a perfect place to spend an afternoon reading, also a great place to do lunch on the weekends. 

The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection

http://www.wallacecollection.org/

A free national museum with a beautiful collection of art and artifacts housed in a historic London town home.  Less crowded than the bigger museums with nearly as much to see makes for a much more pleasant viewing experience.

Daunt Books London

Daunt Books

http://www.dauntbooks.co.uk/

An Edwardian bookshop on Marylebone High Street, where books are arranged by country, rather than alphabetically,  so guides, maps, fiction and non-fiction sit alongside one another for a unique browsing experience and the perfect place to start planning your next trip.