London Guide

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Dates: Wednesday – Saturday in DecemberAccommodations: London Edition – highly recommend, beautiful with a great bar and rooms are gorgeous, plus the scent and bathroom toiletries are le labo.

Restaurants:

  • Berners Tavern: in the London Edition hotel in Soho, beautiful large restaurant, great breakfast menu

  • London Bridge Holiday Market: unsure if here only during holidays, but by the water under London Tower when walking towards Borough market has a ton of great food stands

  • Borough Market: a must do, large outdoor market with insane amount of options

  • Borough Market falafel & Granger and Co Curry

  • Farm Girl Café: small cute healthy café in Notting Hill

  • Granger & Co: restaurant in Notting Hill that is famous for their brunch (beware of insane multiple hour wait) but also has an incredible dinner service

  • Hoppers: in Soho, Malaysian food that has the Infatuation’s favorite curry (bone marrow) in London. Really good food that you can walk in and put name down (prob ~1hr or so wait)

  • Magpie: restaurant in Soho with a small shareable menu that was really delicious and has cute interior

  • High Tea: this sounds silly, but it is highly recommended to do a high tea while in London. It is basically unlimited tea sandwiches, scones, tea, and mini desserts for a fixed price. I went to Fortnum & Mason but almost every hotel or nice restaurant has this option

  • The London Edition bar: the bar in my hotel in Soho that was insanely popular and packed every night (closes ~ 1:00AM for nonresidents)

  • Sketch: in Soho, really cool place with 5 different restaurants / bars within. Definitely “posh” and pretty sceney and expensive, but totally worth checking out. Great cocktail menu within the Parlour bar. Definitely go to the bathroom here – sounds weird, but it is probably the most famous bathroom in the world with these bright neon diff color lights and then each toilet is in an egg pod

  • Chiltren Firehouse: sceney bar and restaurant that is beautiful around Christmas time. Outdoor heated restaurant or very cozy bar with holiday décor and a fireplace. Definitely recommend going for at least a drink

Sightseeing:

  • London Tower

  • Tower Bridge

  • London Bridge City

  • Kensington Palace

  • Hyde Park – their Central Park, great for walking around or runs

  • Buckingham Palace

  • Winter Wonderland – if there around Christmas, unsure of exact dates, this is a Christmas themed carnival in Hyde Park with drinking tents. Can get very busy

  • Harrods – I did not make it there, but their most popular department store

  • Fortnum & Mason – in Soho and their second most department store that is food and home good focused. Levels dedicated to teas and jams, tea mugs and kettles, home goods, etc. They have a great high tea with gluten free or dairy free options

Other Recommendations: (places I didn’t go but was recommended)

  • Little Social

  • The Palomar

  • The Woleseley

  • Ichibun

  • Andrew Edmuns

  • Archor street bar

  • Cahoots bar

  • Gordon’s wine bar