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10 Concierge Recommendations for a Perfect Day Out in London

Darren Marlow

Fine dining top london restaurant

Darren Marlow
The May Fair Hotel
Phone: +44 (0)20 7629 7777

Start off the day with a full English breakfast at The Wolseley.

Return to The May Fair to meet a personal shopping guide for a tour of Grays Antique Market, home to one of the world’s largest and most diverse collections of fine antiques, jewelry and vintage fashion.

Then on to Burlington Arcade, London’s first shopping arcade, which opened in 1819. It’s the longest covered shopping street in England and is renowned throughout the world for its individuality and craftsmanship.

After shopping, relax for lunch at Gordon Ramsay’s one Michelin-starred Murano. Enjoy the arts and history in the afternoon with a visit to The Wallace Collection.

Take a tour of one of London’s hidden gems, Apsley House, once home to the Duke of Wellington. It’s also known as Number One London, because it was the first house encountered when coming from the countryside through the toll gates at Knightsbridge. It boasts one of the finest art collections in London, with paintings by Velazquez and Rubens.

Dine at two-star Michelin The Square for dinner. For a nightcap, stop by The May Fair Bar, a popular hotspot for celebrities.

BEST RESTAURANTS

Benares
Cuisine: Modern Indian
Address: 12 Berkeley Square House, Berkeley
Square, Mayfair, W1J 6BS
Scott’s
Cuisine: Seafood
Address: 20 Mount Street, W1K 2HE
Dean Street Townhouse
Cuisine: English
Address: 69-71 Dean Street, W1D 3SE
Kai Mayfair
Cuisine: Chinese
Address: 65 South Audley Street, W1K 2QU
Bocca Di Lupo
Cuisine: Italian
Address: 12 Archer Street, W1D 7BB
La Petite Maison
Cuisine: French
Address: 54 Brooks Mews, W1K 4EG

BEST SHOPPING

Fortnum & Mason and Liberty

Hamleys
For: Huge range of toys, traditional and
modern, for all age ranges.
Address: 188-196 Regent Street, W1B 5BT
Holland & Holland London
For: Specialist shooting clothing, accessories,
and bespoke guns.
Address: 33 Bruton Street, W1J 6HH

BEST TO DO

Go underground for a peek at the Churchill War Cabinet Museum.

Take in a classic Shakespearian drama at the Globe Theatre in Blackfriars, or check out the stately Wallace Collection in Manchester Square.

Don’t miss Portobello Road either, and if it’s sunny, hire out a bicycle with Fat Tyre and take a cycle tour of London in the fresh air.