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London Luxury Bucket List: 10 Must-Have Experiences

Posted:December 16, 2020 at 9:07 am

London has a wealth of options for lovers of luxury, from decadent dining and traditional high teas, the city isn’t short of experiences for those looking to splash out. Be it a special occasion, making up for time lost in 2020, or you simply want to treat yourself, check out our London luxury bucket list.

1. Visit the Fendi pop-up cafe

The Italian fashion house has taken over Selfridges 14-seat champagne bar this Christmas, serving coffee and cocktails decorated with its signature FF logo.

The concept for the cafe is taken from Fendi’s new Roma Holiday collection, so expect hues of powder pink and bright yellow in the detailing. This festive pop up is as stylish as you would expect from one of Italy’s most famous fashion brands.

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2. Order a glass of fizz from Prosecco House

Prosecco House, London’s first bar dedicated to all things prosecco offers over 28 premium varieties of the popular sparkling drink.

On the South Bank of the River Thames, it makes a perfect hub to socialise with friends, date nights or celebrating parties. Indulge in temptation by ordering a bottle along with a mixed platter of artisan cheese and Italian meats.

Picture credit: Prosecco House FB


3. London in the Sky

London in the Sky is the ultimate al fresco dining experience. A 22-seat sky table takes guests 100ft in the air to enjoy food and drink, surrounded by spectacular views of London’s skyline.

Taking luxury to new heights, London in the Sky is one of the most talked-about dining experiences of the summer. Flights set off as early as breakfast, but you can choose whether to fly up for brunch, cocktails or a three-course dinner prepared by top chefs.

London in the Sky will be back in May 2021.

Picture credit: London in the Sky FB


4. Afternoon tea at Claridge’s

Claridge’s are renown for their afternoon tea, and it’s no surprise as to why. Prepared and served fresh each day, their afternoon tea follows the traditional combination of sweet and savoury, while encompassing British specialities such as poached Scottish salmon – and pastries that change to reflect the fruits of the season.

Served in The Foyer & Reading Room, the experience is luxurious from start to finish. Of course, at the heart of the experience is the drink itself. From a rich Oolong to the refreshingly complex Claridge’s Blend, you will find teas that complement your food perfectly.

Picture credit: Claridge’s web


5. Restaurant Ours

Unpretentious yet stand-out, Restaurant Ours brings the outside in, to create an unexpected space hidden in the heart of Knightsbridge.

The menu focuses on seasonal, fresh ingredients that are internationally inspired. As for the bar, sitting pretty above the restaurant is a cocktail bar that can hold up to 100 guests. The minimum spend per person is £100 but the cocktails are worth the expenditure.

Picture credit: Restaurant Ours FB


6. Book a private pod on the London Eye

The London Eye is a surefire tick off on any London bucket list, but how many people can say they had their very own private pod?

It’s the ultimate way to experience the 360-degree views of London. Enjoy an entire pod privately for 2 to 6 guests with exclusive boarding. The 30-minute rotation will allow you to get up close to Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and on a clear day, you can even see as far as Windsor Castle.

Picture credit: London Eye FB


7. Dans La Noir

Dans Le Noir is a culinary experience like no other. Not far from Farringdon Station, you can dine in complete darkness. The idea behind the experience is to heighten your other sensations to where you’ll be guided and served by blind guides. Post-meal, you can head over to the bar for a few drinks in their lit lounge area.

Picture credit: Dans La Noir FB


8. Get a one-off treatment at The Bvlgari Spa

The award-winning Bvlgari Spa is one of the largest and most exclusive spas in Central London. Arranged across two floors, the space has been crafted from onyx, oak and stone.

The spa oozes luxury from every crevice. From the 25m swimming pool lined in gold mosaic, to the 11 private treatment rooms and fitness area, it’s an oasis for relaxation.

Picture credit: Bulgari Hotels web


9. Aqua Shard bar

If heights don’t faze you, schedule in time for Aqua Shard. The sky-high bar boasts some of the most impressive views in London. Located on the 31st floor of the Shard, this swanky spot was designed with luxury in mind. Bottles of fizz start at £86, going up to £1200 for a magnum of Dom Pérignon.

The restaurant is also open for lunch, brunch, dinner or afternoon tea.

Picture credit: Aqua Shard web


10. London Helicopter flight

Ideal for those who really want to up the ante during their trip to London. The best way to experience the capital is from above, and nothing will sell London’s breathtaking perspective better than a helicopter flight.

Beginning with views of the Battersea Power Station, you’ll glide past the Tate Britain, Houses of Parliament, the London Eye and more. Be sure to have your camera ready, as there will be plenty of photo opportunities. Your pilot will also be on hand to make sure you don’t miss a thing.

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