When living in London, or any other major city around the world, it is clear to see there is a divide between where the average person spends their time, and where those who have more of a ‘discerning’ opinion spend their time. Whatever the reason behind it, it is always nice to know where the IT places to go are if you are looking to have a day living like the ‘other-half’. Here’s a rundown of where to spend your time.
Letting Your Hair Down
Being able to relax after a long day is essential whichever life you live. If it just so happens that the nearest spa to you is one of the country or even worlds most renowned spa’s, it would be rude not to drop into it, wouldn’t it? If the legendary status of Mandarin Oriental isn’t quite your scene, then try the spa at The Ned – the hotel of the moment and relax knowing you’ve made a great choice no matter what.
If letting your hair down also means sipping a few of the nicest cocktails in town and donning your finest attire, that you would have seen at London Fashion Week, then you’ve got to go to the right place.
If you are looking for sophistication then the Beaufort Bar at The Savoy (if you’ve heard of it) is a sure spot. However, if you are simply looking for a good time that will go long into the early hours of the morning, well there is no better place to go then, Raffles. Who doesn’t want to go to the only club in London that the Queen has been to!
Home Sweet Home
If you’re going to the nicest clubs in town, with valets lucky enough to be bringing Ferrari’s and Lamborghini’s to their owners, in order find the ‘nicest’ people to get to know that evening, you simply must have the best place to take them back to. It doesn’t come much better than Mayfair.
With wine bars and scotch lounges replacing diners and pubs, decadent restaurants housed in buildings steeped with history and clean streets, the appeal is understandable. If you want to be in an area like this enveloped by Hyde Park on onside and the West-end on the other get looking at these Mayfair rental properties, I’m sure you’ll find something you’ll like.
If you’ve got a social calendar as long as your arm and are out at the spa, bar and nightclub most weekends, you’ll also need to know a good place to replenish those nutrients and help rescue from one of the most expensive hangovers you’ll probably ever have. Le Gavroche from Michel Roux Jr or dinner by Heston Blumenthal will really have you gorging on the most palette-pleasing plates available across the whole of London.
For others palettes, Tibits represents the best vegetarian cuisine available in London, while Duck and Waffle provide the food your stomach might be hoping for after a night out while maintaining a higher level of elegance and sophistication.
Harley Street. I am sure many words are conjured in your imagination by this street name but there is much more to it than the overly processed faces and bodies that are produced for the wishes of a select few. Harley Street doesn’t just provide the most expensive and extreme procedures, since the 19th century it has been the place to go for the best in everyday medicine, so for a brand new nose, a few treatments to coverup the many nights-out, or something as simple as varicose vein treatment, you know where to go.
While one can only use the information from those they know, and those in the know, these places certainly won’t let you down. You never know who you might spot!