London is a truly exciting international city, with theatres, museums, restaurants and clubs to rival any other in the world. It means that you can find anything you want or need, somewhere in London, and if you put in a bit of extra effort – reading reviews, getting recommendations from friends and keeping your ear to the ground listening for buzz – you can find the very best.
Today we’re taking a look at some of the best things London has to offer, from old favourites to the latest trends.
London offers you unparalleled shopping opportunities, whatever you’re looking for. If you want to find all your favourite brands in the same place, with plenty of options for lunch then the Westfield shopping centre in Stratford could be the perfect place for you. Getting the best requires going that little bit further, however you might want to consider booking a personal shopper to help you navigate the crowds and find exactly what you need.
If you keep your shopping expeditions to the more traditional stretches of London, you have the chance to explore iconic department stores like Harrods, Fortnum and Mason and Selfridges. These are as much tourist destinations in themselves as they are places to shop, but if you have a big enough budget you can pick up some real treasures here. If you’re a more modest shopper, then a small offering from the Harrods food hall is a good souvenir of your day – a tin of Harrods tea isn’t just tasty, it’s an ornament for your kitchen.
London comes with lots of choices for keeping you looking your best. If you’re looking for a spa, then there are options across the city to suit every pocket. Some council health centres come with spa and sauna experiences attached, allowing you to make beauty a part of your everyday routine. If you’re looking for a more exclusive experience, some of the luxurious spas attached to Mayfair and Kensington hotels can pamper you exactly as you deserve.
If you’re looking for a skin clinic, London has plenty – offering high tech solutions, from pulsed laser light to hydrating facials, bringing the latest scientific skin solutions right where they’re needed!
England’s cuisine may not be famed around the world, but London’s restaurants are fortunately international in scope, bringing a world of taste right to your doorstep. While comedy Twitter account @foodpit satirises some of the excesses of food pop ups, these can provide with a unique dining experience that you can brag about for years to come. Keeps your ear to the ground or consult the food pages of Time Out to make sure you know what’s hot this week!