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How to spend 48 luxury hours in London (when it reopens)

By Natasha Heard on 24th March 2020

London may be predominantly shut for business, but surely, we can all dream about our next trip to this amazing city, can’t we? The streets will reopen, and businesses will need our support to get England’s fine capital city thriving once again.

Whether you are visiting for the first time or for the hundredth time, London will never cease to amaze you with the aura of this city alluring to tourists and locals alike. Whether you are a party animal or someone who relishes a visit to museums and art galleries or a walk through a serene park, London has something in store for you.

London, besides being one of the major tourist attractions of the United Kingdom, is also one of the important business hubs of the world. The city is so lively and filled with people from different cultures, nations and backgrounds and is a perfect celebration of this.

When the time is right dust off your suitcase and book yourself a visit to this vibrant city. If you’re short on time we’ve compiled a 48-hour plan of how best to enjoy some of the delights of luxury in London. You won’t fit all of the fantastic sights in on one trip, but this guide gives you some fantastic and lavish highlights to enjoy.

Day 1

Enjoy dinner at the Michelin starred Seven Park Place in Mayfair

Morning

Drop your bag off at your hotel (the finest offerings in Mayfair include The Athenaeum Hotel and Residences, The Dorchester, The Ritz London, The Connaught Hotel, The May Fair, to name a few) and head out to explore your delightful surroundings. For a spot of upmarket shopping visit Bond Street before making your way to Hyde Park to wander the paths, take in the views of the Serpentine and relax in the lovely serene setting.

Afternoon

Adjacent to the park sits the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, which houses the two Michelin starred Dinner by Heston Blumenthal. Grab yourself a booking here and you can enjoy historic inspired British dining in a stunning setting with views to the park. Afterwards take a short walk to Harrods to browse the designer goodies as well as the famous food hall.

Evening

For a truly tantalising dinner head to the Michelin starred Seven Park Place, which sits inside St. James’s Hotel and Club in Mayfair. Combining fine French cuisine and top-quality English ingredients, this delightful restaurant consistently serves up excellent food from the friendliest of staff.

With a belly full of delightful fare walk a few steps to the infamous DUKES Bar at Dukes Hotel for a legendary martini before stopping off at The American Bar at The Stafford Hotel for a delectable cocktail – all three hotels are within very close proximity to each other.

Day 2

Enjoy a leisurely stroll through Green Park

Morning

Check out of your hotel and drop your luggage off at one of the secure luggage storage facilities in London. Vertoe offer highly secure luggage storage across the city and with mobile based booking services it’s easy to use too. Once you are free of your baggage talk a walk through Green Park to Buckingham Palace and get snap happy with the beautiful building, Victoria memorial behind and the surrounding park. Take the short walk down The Mall and you’ll find yourself in Trafalgar Square, where you are encouraged to seek out some of the world-famous artworks available to view in the National Gallery.

Afternoon

You cannot leave London without treating yourself to a traditional afternoon tea. Sketch is a popular choice as is the original afternoon tea provider – The Ritz Hotel. In fact, there are many locations across the city that promise an indulgent few hours nibbling on treats from a three-tiered stand, many with Champagne too. The Library at London Marriott Hotel County Hall offers visitors quite the indulgent experience with bottomless sparkling wine, gorgeous food and up-close views of the London Eye. Combine this with a wander around the locale taking in views of Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament.

Evening

Top off your trip with a visit to the theatre in London’s West End. Offering an amazing array of shows in some of the most beautiful and ornate theatres, this is an experience you won’t forget. Don’t forget to pick up your bag and say farewell to the lovely city before heading home to plan your next trip.

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