London is the place of glitz and glamour, but if you’re visiting where can you indulge in the most luxurious experiences? We’ve picked 10 luxury experiences in London which offer something unique, enjoyable and distinctly British.
- Dine alongside the Crown Jewels
2.5 million visitors come every year to marvel at the Crown Jewels – 140 items set with a staggering 23,578 jewels. Wear your own bling and plan a private function in the White Tower where you and 90 guests can sit to dine in the King’s Great Hall. You’ll enjoy a truly unique and luxurious way of experiencing the Crown Jewels with your own private viewing and Yeoman Warder tour.
Shop in style at Harrods
A luxury trip to London wouldn’t be complete without a shopping spree at the infamous shop to the wealthy, Harrods. Exquisite quality goods from food to furniture are showcased in opulent style. It’s not unusual to see the Ferraris parked up outside, or to spot a celebrity within.
- All aboard the Belmond British Pullman
Take a step back in time as well as a journey in exclusivity, by booking an experience on the Belmond British Pullman. Choose a trip to elsewhere in the UK, starting in London, perhaps for afternoon tea, a leisurely lunch, or a champagne indulgence.
- Have a night at the opera
You can’t beat a night at the opera for feeling like you’re being immersed in luxury. In London, visit the Royal Opera House where you can experience world-leading performances. When you’re done you’re already within Covent Garden for a spot of watching the world go by or indulgent dining.
- Drink in the sky
If you’re visiting London then you’ll no doubt have The Shard high on your list of things to do. However, visit in style by relaxing with a glass of fizz or a cocktail at Aqua Shard, the fabulous bar on Level 31. The views of the London skyline are iconic and you’ll be experiencing them in a highly unique way.
- Go in Cupid’s Capsule on the London Eye
Everyone goes on the London Eye but most people jostle for prime view with a bunch of other tourists. Enjoy your own capsule complete with a bottle of Pommery Brut Royal Champagne and a box of divine Hotel Chocolat Pink Champagne Truffles. This is a way to wow your other half for a special occasion, or simply ‘because’.
- Stay in a luxury serviced apartment
Staying in a London luxury serviced apartment is a way to experience the authentic luxury side of London. With all the amenities of a first-class hotel, but with your own space and personal touches, a stay in a luxury serviced apartment is a way to make your entire stay a real treat. Maybe you’ll stay in a penthouse in Mayfair or an exquisite townhouse in Kensington? We particularly recommend Oreleston Mews (Islington), Kensington Gardens Square (Notting Hill), Park Walk IV (Chelsea) and Knightsbridge Bloom (Knightsbridge).
- Be pampered at a spa like no other
London and its hotels are dotted with spas vying for your attention. However, if you really want to experience utter relaxation and indulgence luxuriously, then you should choose the Bulgari Spa in Knightsbridge. With an interior design incorporating onyx and Italian glass, and an impressive array of treatments, you’ll come away feeling completely pampered. What about the 24-carat gold facial?
- Enjoy a decadent afternoon tea
You should head to The Rosebery, at the Mandarin Oriental, for an impressively beautiful afternoon tea in Knightsbridge. The food is out of this world, in a setting which is a balance of Victorian elegance and contemporary style.
- Dine in Michelin style and enjoy a private tour at Kew Gardens
Head a little out of the centre of London to Richmond, where you’ll find the world-class Kew Gardens. We’ve found this luxury experience, which will ensure you have an incredible visit with a glass of Champagne on arrival, a one hour private guided tour, and a three-course meal at the Michelin-starred The Glasshouse.
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Whatever luxury experiences you pick to make your visit to London remarkable, be sure to take advantage of luxury accommodation nearby. Our London luxury serviced apartments will complete your trip and leave you in love with London living.