Friendspire put together this list on 1 February 2020.
In conjunction with Friendspire, Vogue has selected these as some of the very best places to visit in London. So if you love to go out and eat with family, or have a drink with friends, then these spots will certainly be worth visiting! The list has 16 places on it, so there is plenty to choose from when looking for your next favorite spot to go to in L... Read more
Classy venue for afternoon tea & scones. Elegant choice serving afternoon tea with finger sandwiches, pastries & scones, plus champagne.
Ultra-chic hotel along the River Thames. Stylish quarters in a swanky riverside lodging with a spa, a posh restaurant and a rooftop lounge. Set in the cruise ship-inspired Sea Containers House overlooking the River Thames, this ultra-chic hotel in the vibrant South Bank district is a 9-minute walk from the Tate Modern art gallery and 6 minutes' walk from Southwark tube station. Stylish rooms with custom furnishings and original art feature flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi, plus rainfall showers. Upgraded rooms add patios and/or river views. Suites come with sitting areas or living rooms, while an upgraded suite has a dining room and a wet bar. There's a glamorous restaurant, a luxe rooftop lounge and a sleek bar. Other amenities include an elegant spa and a 24/7 gym.
Daytime tea room & night-time cocktails. Quirky, 18th-century townhouse tea room that transforms into a cocktail lounge every evening.
Iconic luxury hotel with renowned dining. Landmark 19th-century lodging with luxe rooms and suites, plus a Gordon Ramsay restaurant and a spa. Close to the bustling Covent Garden district, this luxury landmark hotel dating from the 1880s is an 8-minute walk from Trafalgar Square and a 14-minute walk from the London Eye. Lavish rooms in Edwardian or art deco style have minibars, desks and marble bathrooms with designer toiletries, plus free Wi-Fi, iPod docks and flat-screen TVs. Suites add butler service and sitting areas; some have river views. Room service is available 24/7. There's an acclaimed Gordon Ramsay grill, a wood-panelled British restaurant and a seafood bar, as well as a renowned American bar and a lalique-style bar. There's also an indoor pool, a spa and a gym.
US celebrity baker's British offshoot. Innovative sweet and savoury baking and cafe dishes from the inventor of the cronut.
Refined southwest French flavours. Famous chef's haute cuisine in an elegant hotel dining room with wood panels and colourful fabrics.
Hip restaurant with plant-based eats. A menu of seasonal plant-based specialties is offered at this trendy, bohemian eatery.
Fashionable stop for cakes & teas. Elegant, fashion-inspired room serving afternoon canapés, savouries, sandwiches & loose leaf teas.
British fine dining in baroque opulence. High-end British–French dining in baroque-style gilded salon with ceiling frescoes and chandeliers.
American steaks in plush gallery setting. Wolfgang Puck's Beverly Hills export serving aged beef in marble-floored luxury restaurant.
Classic all-day British brasserie & bar. All-day British chain brasserie and bar with lobster nights and afternoon tea in grand cafe setting.
Taiwanese dining with tea & cocktails. The flavours of Taiwan, from teas to full meals, served in a wood panelled take on 1930s Taipei.
Posh boutique hotel with a cocktail bar. Chic rooms and a suite in a plush property featuring an opulent cocktail lounge. A 3-minute walk from Marble Arch tube station, this posh boutique hotel in a Georgian townhouse is also 6 minutes' walk from Hyde Park and 1 mile from Buckingham Palace. Featuring rainfall showers and vintage furnishings, the plush rooms come with free Wi-Fi, smart TVs and laptop-size safes, as well as desks, and tea and coffeemaking facilities; some feature 4-poster beds. Upgraded rooms have sitting areas and sofabeds, along with Nespresso machines and Bose speaker systems. A suite has a rooftop terrace. Room service is available 24/7. There's an opulent Georgian-style cocktail lounge with a fireplace.
32nd-floor urban grill & lounge bar. 32nd-floor urban rotisserie/grill with panoramic views and relaxed entertainment lounge.