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01 | The Berkeley : Wilton Place, Knightsbridge
02 | Claridge’s : Brook Street, Mayfair
03 | Hotel 41 : 41, 41 Buckingham Palace Road
04 | No.5 : 5 Maddox Street
05 | The Egerton House Hotel : 17-19 Egerton Terrace, Knightsbridge
06 | Rough Luxe : 1 Birkenhead St
07 | Le Meridien Piccadilly : 21 Piccadilly
08 | The Bentley : 27-33 Harrington Gardens
09 | The Cranley : 10 Bina Gardens, South Kensington

10 | Rocco Forte Brown’s Hotel : Albemarle Street
11 | Cleveland House : 39-40 Cleveland Square
12 | Connaught : Carlos Place Mayfair
13 | The Ritz : 150 Piccadilly
14 | One Aldwych : 1 Aldwych
15 | Blakes : 33 Roland Gardens
16 | Mandeville : Mandeville Place
17 | Knightsbridge : Beaufort Gardens
18 | 40 Winks : 109 Mile End Road, Stepney Green

[for apartments to rent : No.5 /// Home from Home /// Elegant Retreats]

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WHERE TO EAT

01 | Wilton’s : 55 Jermyn Street
02 | St. John : 145-157 St. John Street
03 | Ladurée : at multiple locations
04 | The Dorchester : Park Lane, Mayfair
05 | Daylesford Organic Café : multiple locations
06 | Le Caprice : Arlington Street
07 | The Hummingbird Bakery : multiple locations
08 | Peyton and Byrne : Royal Academy of Arts Burlington House, Piccadilly
09 | Tea Palace : 175 west Bourne grove, Notting hill
10 | The Ledbury : 127 Ledbury Road , Notting Hill

11 | Le Chandelier : 161 Lordship Lane
12 | Hix, Soho : 66 Brewer Street , City of Westminster
13 | Zafferano : 15 Lowndes Street
14 | La Petite Maison : 53-54 Brook’s Mews
15 | Criterion : 224 Piccadilly
16 | The Northall : 10A Northumberland Avenue
17 | Peggy Porschen Cakes : multiple locations
18 | Pizza East : 56 Shoreditch High Street
19 | Veeraswamy : 99 Regent Street

20 | Cocomaya : multiple locations
21 | Sketch : 9 Conduit Street, Mayfair
22 | The Ivy : 1-5 West Street
23 | Pearl Restaurant : 252 High Holborn
24 | Les Deux Salons : 40-42 William IV Street Covent Garden

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WHERE TO SHOP

01 | Liberty : Great Marlborough Street
02 | Miller Harris : multiple locations
03 | Tom Dixon : 344 Ladbroke Grove
04 | Littala : 126 Regent Street
05 | Shabby Chic : 202 Kensington Park Road
06 | Fiona Knapp : 178a Westbourne Grove
07 | Basia Zarzycka : 54 Sloane Square
08 | Mungo & Maud : 79 Elizabeth Street
09 | Harrods : 87-135 Brompton Road
10 | Designer’s Guild : 276 King’s Road

11 | Cutler & Gross Vintage : 7 Knightsbridge Green
12 | Selfridges & Co : 400 Oxford Street
13 | Absolute Vintage : 15 Hanbury Street
14 | Topshop : multiple locations
15 | Cath Kidston : 28-32 Shelton street
16 | Maison Martin Margiela : 22 Bruton Street
17 | Paul A. Young : 33 Camden Passage
18 | Pelicans & Parrots : multiple locations
19 | Caravan : in the process of moving locations
20 | Bluebird : 350 Kings Road
21 | Burberry : 29-53 Chatham Place Hackney, Greater London
22 | The Monogrammed Linen Shop : 168-170 Walton Street, South Kensington
23 | Anya Hindmarch : multiple locations
24 | Jo Malone : 23 Brook Street
25 | Jane Packer Flowers : 32-34 New Cavendish Street
26 | Floris Perfumerie : 89 Jermyn Street
27 | Summerill & Bishop : 100 Portland Road

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WHERE TO STAY

01 | V&A / Victoria and Albert : Cromwell Road
02 | Buckingham Palace : Buckingham Palace
03 | Holland Park : Kenley Walk
04 | The Museum of Childhood : Cambridge Heath Road
05 | St.Paul’s Cathedral : Saint Paul’s Church Yard
06 | Regent’s Park : The Store Yard
07 | The British Museum : Great Russell Street
08 | Whitechapel : 77-82 Whitechapel High Street
09 | Charles Dickens Museum : 48 Doughty Street Camden Town

10 | Tate Modern : Bankside
11 | Somerset House : Strand
12 | Tower of London : HM Tower of London
13 | Horniman Museum : 105 A205 Lewisham
14 | The London Eye : Jubilee Gardens
15 | Natural History Museum : Cromwell Road
16 | Big Ben : Near Westminster Bridge
17 | Houses of Parliament : House of Commons
18 | Westminster Abbey : Broad Sanctuary
19 | Saatchi Gallery : Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Road

20 | Eltham Palace : Court Yard, Eltham
21 | Trafalgar Square : City of Westminster
22 | Kew Gardens : Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road
23 | National Maritime Museum : Park Row, Greenwich

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WHAT TO DO

* Observe the famous palace guards, or the changing of the guards, followed by the museum
* Book an appointment at Taylor Taylor [a stunning, glamorous salon] for a hair treatment
* We highly recommend a day on Portobello Road, for fabulous antiques
* Take a lovely boat ride along Regent’s Canal [you might even see a few exotic birds about] * Spend the better part of the day at the Royal Botanical Gardens
* Stop in at Daylesford for a snack, shop and maybe a cooking class as well [a wonderful spot in the city] * Book a tasting session at Artisan du Chocolat, and taste chocolate beverages, bars, pieces and much more
* For the lover of literature, stop by the British Library to view rare & beautiful pieces of history
* Just to say you did, pop into a classic red telephone box — perhaps expected, but fun, nonetheless
* Book a ticket to something wonderful at Shakespear’s Globe Theatre

* View the Tower Bridge in the evening, lit up, in all of its splendor
* [Open Thursday – Saturday] Head to the Borough Market, London’s greatest food market
* Pack a picnic [or purchase a beautiful basket from Wilton’s] and enjoy some time on Primrose Hill
* Take a stroll along the famous Thames
* End your evening by star gazing at the Royal Observatory
* And for a day, forgo your lists and maps and just walk, wander and explore…


*** EDITOR’S NOTE | a few suggestions from felicity:

The Burlington Arcade — for the loveliest collection of antique jewelery shops & Ladureé Macarons

Rene Caovilla in Mayfair — for glamorous footwear

Spitalfileds Sunday Market — for new and upcoming fashion designers, delicious fresh Turkish delight and not too far away from the Bricklane Sunday Markets

The Savoy Hotel Thames — for afternoon tea and to revel in the glamorous & oh-so-elegant atmosphere

Dolly Dare — for cute fashion

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WHAT TO TAKE HOME

Depending on your hobbies and style, we recommend something fun from Liberty—be it fabric for new curtains, a handbag, or maybe a gift for a dear one. You might also like to purchase a V&A exclusive item : a printed tea towel or chic umbrella, perhaps. You might also wish to stop in at Floris for a bespoke perfume, or find something that speaks to you at one of the many vintage shops within the city [see section above] . . . or maybe a new favorite tea to bring back home . . .

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