The insider’s guide to dining and shopping in London

I tour London each 4 to six weeks for critiques and conferences on the organization headquarters and enterprise units in the UK. One of the first things you observe in the airport is the flood of human beings from around the arena, from extraordinary cultures and ethnicities. I typically fly in on a Sunday night as it’s enormously quiet, but the town in no way stops bustling.


I typically stay at the St James’s Court of Taj Hotels, mins from St James’s Park, Victoria’s educates Station, and Buckingham Palace. The inn is taking walking distance from our office. Suppose your work or activities are restricted to SW1. In that case, Conrad London St James, contrary to St James’ tube station and walking distance from Westminster, is exceptional, especially if you are a Hilton Honors member. You can also pick out from one of the numerous Marriott houses, the County Hall on the Thames and close to the London Eye, or any charming boutique inns that might be part of the Marriott Autograph series.

The insider's guide to dining and shopping in London 1

I am a foodie, so I am spoilt for preference in London. My preferred—and rather simple preference—on arrival on a Sunday night is a superb, old-fashioned ‘pint and a pie’ at a nearby pub. You could head to Borough Market from Thursday to Saturday for a massive series of pubs, bars, and eating places. I love Italian meals in Mayfair (Cecconi’s or San Carlo Cicchetti), Lebanese food in Belgravia (Abd El Wahab), Japanese food in Mayfair (Roka or Hakkasan) or Soho (Aqua Kyoto), and steaks at Hawksmoor. For burgers, attempt Honest Burgers (several places), and if you are craving Taiwanese meals, then Bao (several locations) is high-quality. If I’m ever rushed during work, I search for food vehicles, serving precise street meals from around the arena.

Getting around

I could suggest the Tube (with the Oyster Pass), black cabs (with the maximum knowledgeable drivers in the world), and Uber (for value valid travel in the evenings). I enjoy being on foot in the leading elements of the metropolis and make it a factor to stroll to and from work every day to enjoy St James’ Park at some stage in the early morning and evening.

After hours

London is arguably one of the most high-quality towns in the world regarding nightlife. Name it, and London has it—from beautiful pubs and bars to speakeasy bars in Soho to past-due-night clubbing. Start your night time at The Wellesley Knightsbridge’s cigar bar or with dinner at The Arts Club in Mayfair. The membership scene is dotted with distinct individuals-most active spots. Topping the list regarding exclusivity and (relative) secrecy is 5 Hertford Street. Annabel’s is another favorite in Mayfair. In the West End, Maddox and Cuckoo come to thoughts for the digital track. Visit West End, Bond Street, and Kings Road (off Sloane Square) for shopping. In Chelsea, visit YMC in Soho, Paul Smith, Wolf and Badger, Broadway Market in Shoreditch, and Selfridges on Oxford Street. For a tailored match, head to Saville Row.

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