There are so many luxurious aspects to London, from the champagne on tap in numerous bars to the historic yet opulent hotels you can stay in.
So whether you’re looking to celebrate a special occasion in London or you want to travel there in style, here’s how you can make your weekend in London as luxurious as possible.
Travel in First Class
To start your weekend off perfectly, you need to travel to London in style. This could be as simple as booking first-class tickets on the train, or you could go all out with a ride on the Orient Express. This fabulous train travels to numerous locations and can be added to with fine dining experiences and even murder mystery extravaganzas.
Fancy ramping up the luxury even more, then why not fly in by private jet? While this may sound a little excessive, companies do offer empty leg flights which are often more cost-effective as the plane needs to travel to this destination anyway having just dropped someone off near to you.
Stay in Opulence
The next thing you’ll need to make this trip one to remember is the most show-stopping accommodation in the city.
For the traditional 5-star hotels you’ll want to head to the Savoy, the Dorchester, Brown’s Hotel, the Ritz, the Langham, the Connaught or the Mandarin Oriental – to name a few.
Don’t fancy staying in a hotel?
Then there are also fabulous apartments that offer just as much (if not more) luxury. These include Cheval Three Quays Penthouse which is located right next to The Tower of London and the Brewers Quays Penthouse which overlooks the Tower Bridge, Thames and The Shard.
Dine in Indulgence
If there’s one thing London offers in abundance it’s luxurious dining options with a vast number of Michelin-star restaurants gracing its streets. And the best bit is you’ll find many of these restaurants in the five-star hotels.
However, if you want to move away from pomp and pageantry, you might want to opt for restaurants from the board’s Bib Gourmand list. This is often a little more exciting and less formal. Plus, to wash down your dinner you’ll find ample champagne bars and quirky cocktail bars.
Shop till You Drop
To make the most of your trip you might want to shop in London’s elite stores, including Fortnum & Mason where you’ll also be able to indulge in its famous afternoon tea (and don’t forget to do some tea tasting while you’re there, too).
For shirts, hats and fragrances fit for royals there’s Turnbull and Asser, Lock & Co and Floris.
Finally, no trip to London would be complete without a trip down Saville Row and Bond Street, the latter of which is home to Asprey where you’ll find fine watches, jewellery, leather goods, china, silver and everything else in between.