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London Luxe City Guide

London Luxe City Guide
London Luxe City Guide London Luxe; the famous for its culture and pubs, lovers of highbrow or lowbrow entertainment are right at home in London. It is a site for tourists eyes and a mainstay for whats next in cultural, fashion, and entertainment circles. There are plentiful options available for lodgings, fine dining, activities, events, and sites. Did you know that London is among the leading centers of global finance? Here are some suggestions on where to stay, where to eat, and where to play on the pavements of London. Whether you are part of the stiff upper lip or the lithe hip circle, Londons calling and all are welcomed here! Luxury Hotels in London The Sofitel St. James London is a five star hotel in Piccadilly that features an award winning French restaurant, Brasserie Roux, and is a five minute walk from Trafalgar Square. The St. James Bar and the Rose Lounge are must sees. Edwardian decadence at its finest is found near the West End between Sloane Square and Knightsbridge at the Cadogan London Suites named after famous guests include Oscar Wilde, Edward VII, and Lillie Langtry. Gucci, Tiffany, Harrods and Harvey Nichols are in the neighborhood. Some of the Victorian periods most discreet moments occurred at the Cadogan. The Stein Group hotel is a member of the Leading Small Hotels of the World. Best Restaurants in London Gastro pubs are the latest eatery wave circulating the town. With ye ole pubs disappearing into the London fog, pubs purveying ole English charm also are serving up epicurean level cuisines. The Duke of Cambridge claims to be the worlds first certified organic gastro pub. The food is seasonal; the wines are organic; and the ales are brewed locally. Restaurants owned by Gordon Ramsey are among Britains finest restaurants. Award winning chef Gordon Ramseys establishments are so popular that table reservations must be made two months in advance. However, there are eight restaurants in the UK owned by Mr. Ramsey. Mosimanns is an exclusive fine dining experience that transcends the meal itself. Chef and owner Anton Mosimann is an institution among gourmands. The restaurant is a caterer to the Prince of Wales. In addition to the main room, there are six private dining rooms sponsored by prominent corporations, such as Davidoff and Bentley Motors, and decorated thematically. To Do in London Visits London has myriad options for filing up a visitors itinerary. Lovers of live music might want to check out Chelseas 606 Club. It is renown for top notch jazz, blues, and soul acts. There also are times when impromptu performances by musicians in the house turn out a concert worthy of a CD release. Bar Rumba is fantastic music club in central London near Piccadilly Circus. Music featured runs from jazz fusion to funk to R&B to reggae to hip hop. It is a basement bar with a capacity of 450 plus capacity. Its intimate, sweaty, and loud. New music settings are featured nightly. Milk & Honey is a bar open to the public till 11 p.m. It is members ....read more

A Quick Guide To London

A Quick Guide To London
A Quick Guide To London London is one of the world’s most visited cities. With its combination of historic buildings, renowned museums and galleries and the best in dining, clubbing, entertainment and now a new range of boutique hotels, you won’t run out of things to do. Where is it? London is the capital of the UK, set on the river Thames. Served by several airports, including London Heathrow, London Gatwick and London Stanstead, and with direct train links to the continent via the Channel Tunnel, and to the rest of the UK via domestic operators, the city is easy to get to. Where can I stay? It’s no surprise that London is full of hotels of various sizes and standards. Famous and expensive hotels sit alongside smaller guesthouses, but it is the boutique hotel that’s currently proving a popular choice with visitors. Small and stylish, with impeccable service and a real atmosphere rather than one manufactured by the marketing department of a large hotel chain, staying in one of these hotels can only make your trip to London more enjoyable. What can I see? There’s so much going on in London that even the residents don’t see it all. Plan your stay so that you enjoy a little bit of history at the Tower of London or St. Paul’s Cathedral for example; some of the treasures and paintings in the museums and galleries; a show in the West End and some great drinking and dining. If you’re staying in a good hotel, you can rely on the concierge or reception staff to help you buy tickets or plan your itinerary. Don’t forget your camera, and make a long list of the things you want to do the next time you visit. How do I get around? Like all major cities, London has a modern public transport system. A comprehensive underground network takes you to all parts of the city, with prices working on a “zone” basis, which makes it easy to calculate which tickets to buy and how much they will cost. If you’re planning to use the underground a lot during your trip, ask for details of saver tickets. London’s famous red buses are easy to use and reasonably cheap at just £1 for central London journeys. Alternatively, you could take a traditional “black cab”. These hackney cabs can be hailed from anywhere and the drivers have to pass a stringent test so that they can take you anywhere you need to go. Adept at avoiding traffic jams, happy to hold a conversation and with honest fare meters, a journey with a hackney cab driver is a real London experience. You can hire a car, but if you’re staying within the city, it’s far easier to use public transport. ....read more
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