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10 Concierge Recommendations for a Perfect Day Out in London

Natalie Goldin

The Metropolitan Hotel
Phone: +44 (0)20 7447 1000

A PERFECT WEEKEND

Saturday

Breakfast at The Wolseley, and then walk through Jermyn Street and historic St James’s Square to Trafalgar Square.

A private tour of the highlights of The National Gallery followed by lunch at Yauatcha, arguably the best Dim Sum in London.

Shopping time: walk through buzzy Carnaby Street to Liberty, the iconic British store combining rich tradition with an eclectic mix of established and future design classics.

Visit Bond Street, Bruton Street and Mount Street for old school English retailers conveniently en route back to the hotel. Return to The Metropolitan Hotel to enjoy Afternoon Delight in the Lobby Lounge.

Take in a West End show with a distinctly British feel, for example the award-winning production War Horse, which has superb puppetry on a life-size scale in a moving and ultimately very human drama set in the throes of the World War I.

Post-theater dinner at J Sheekey Oyster Bar, a short walk from the theater. Be dazzled by the amazing fish and oysters in one of London’s most celebrated nightspots. You never know who you might spy there!

Sunday

Leisurely in-room breakfast, taking in expansive park views from your Metropolitan Room.

Enjoy a morning river journey down the Thames to the Tate Modern, seeing London from a different perspective. Arrive at the gallery early to enjoy the space and tranquility before the crowds build. Stroll along the Southbank to Westminster returning through St James’s Park and Green Park.

Sunday lunch at Corrigan’s Mayfair: experience the very best of British cuisine, having worked up an appetite on the way. If you still have the energy, head through Hyde Park to the Victoria & Albert Museum and Natural History Museum.

BEST RESTAURANTS

Nobu
Cusine: Japanese
Address: 19 Old Park Lane, W1K 1LB

Hix
Cuisine: British
Address: 66-70 Brewer Street, W1F 9UP

Scott’s
Cuisine: Fish & Seafood
Address: 20 Mount Street, W1K 2HE

Corrigan’s
Cuisine: British
Address: 28 Upper Grosvenor Street, W1K 7EH

BEST SHOPPING

Liberty
A well-loved emporium of the beautiful and the bizarre. Excellent place for buying unusual and luxurious gifts.