The Essential Guide to Luxury in London
London–the United Kingdom’s capital–has a population of more than eight million people, and is one of the world’s most vibrant and exciting cities. People travel from far and wide to see Big Ben, ride the London Eye, and get a glimpse of Buckingham Palace. However, there are also many visitors that come to the city to enjoy luxury experiences that can only be found in London.
Make use of general aviation airports
Begin your trip in true style by chartering a private jet to London. The city possesses several general aviation airports within its borders, and these are often preferred to commercial airports by the rich and famous. With speed, discretion and privacy of utmost importance to many private jet travellers, high quality airport facilities are at the top of these passengers’ requirements. Biggin Hill and Farnborough are the most popular general aviation airports in London, being 14 and 40 miles from the city centre, respectively.
Stay somewhere incredible
London is blessed with a multitude of fantastically wonderful hotels where you can stay on a visit to the city. If you’re visiting for business then you might enjoy the Four Seasons Hotel London at Canary Wharf, or the Marriot Executive Apartments if you’d like a little more space.
For those visiting for leisure, then there are a number of hotels that are the perfect place to relax after a long day sightseeing. Try out the modern Corinthia Hotel on the banks of the Thames, or for something a little more traditional, book into old favourite institutions such as The Ritz, St. Pancras Renaissance or Claridges.
Go on a shopping spree
London is renowned for having some of the world’s best shopping experiences. A visit to the city wouldn’t be complete without browsing the luxury department store of Harrods. It is arguably the world’s most famous department store and stocks everything from designer clothing to shoes, food, accessories and more.
Chelsea–one of London’s most prestigious neighbourhoods–has some amazing shops and is a favoured area of many young professionals. There are countless recognisable designer stores, as well as independent boutiques where you can shop for unique pieces that can’t be found anywhere else.
Dine out in style
There are several three Michelin starred restaurants in the city – these include Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, La Tante Claire, Le Gavroche and Restaurant Gordon Ramsay. There are also numerous one and two Michelin starred restaurants throughout London for you to enjoy.
If you’ve got a head for heights and would like to have lunch or dinner in London’s tallest building, then take a look at the various dining options available in The Shard. There’s Aqua Shard on the 31st floor, Oblix on the 32nd floor and Ting on the 35th floor. The Gong cocktail bar on the 52nd floor is the perfect spot for some pre or post dinner drinks overlooking the sprawl of the city.
Head to the theatre
London is lucky enough to host and attract many of the world’s most breathtaking theatre performances. Popular shows that have been in London include West Side Story, Wicked, The Lion King, Phantom of the Opera, Cats and many more. Make your theatre experience even more memorable by hiring a private box and enjoy the show in style and comfort.
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