London is a city of unique opportunities. There are so many restaurants, that even if you go to a new one every day; you will hardly manage to visit them all. Quite often, when you come to the UK capital on business or for leisure, you get lost in this variety. And so we have selected some interesting places, all of which will make your weekend in the capital pleasant in all respects.
Bird’s Eye View
If you are going to enjoy a panorama of London, we advise you to stay at the Shangri-La Hotel in the highest building in Europe – The Shard. Here you can enjoy views of the River Thames, the Tower of London, St. Peter’s Cathedral and the other sights of the city, – while swimming in the pool on the 52-floor or just lying in the bed in your room,.
But if you choose to stay at a different hotel, be sure to visit The Shard skyscraper to have a drink or dinner in the incredible height. We recommend the Aqua bar for a glass of wine with the best view and restaurant Oblix -for a delicious dinner. Restaurant’s famous chef Rainer Becker will delight you with dishes of European and British cuisine.
In the Best British Traditions
One of the most enjoyable British traditions is the afternoon tea. Almost all London five star hotels offer this nice ceremony, but we opted for The Landmark London. The Afternoon Tea ceremony here has received a number of awards from the most trustworthy periodicals. The Afternoon Tea is served in the winter garden of this ancient hotel and starts … with champagne. Then the hotel guests are offered the choice of about 15 different varieties of tea.
With your tea you can enjoy 5 different kinds of unlimited number of sandwiches and exquisite sweets – macaroons, the English Chocolate Pie and much more. The cost of this sweet tea-drinking is £ 48 per person
Where: The Landmark London, www.landmarklondon.co.uk
For those who like it hot, Killing Kittens erotic parties will become a real discovery. The concept of Killing Kittens will remind you the famous film “Eyes Wide Shut” (1999). The film heroes find themselves at a private party for thrill-seeking, influential and successful people, who hide their faces behind masks. Killing Kittens parties can be held all around and beyond London. Every party format is different, People who arrange parties can rent castles and spa centers or the upper floors of hotels. Men wear suits, ladies – sexual evening dresses and masks. You can be allowed in only if you have registered in advance, There will be strict rules and age restrictions and any party participants will learn about the venue shortly before the event Be ready to pay for the erotic party from 50 to several hundred euros depending on the style of the event
Where: Killing Kittens, www.killingkittens.com
The Roof Gardens is a legendary night club, The Roof Gardens has been rented from their owners by Sir Richard Branson, a British billionaire, since 1981. The club’s main attraction is that it combines a nightclub with beautiful gardens on the roof, where even at night you can both have a drink and enjoy a barbecue.
The Gardens were established almost 100 years ago and have been the highest roof gardens in the world. Today Roof Gardens continues to be one of the most stylish clubs of London, attracting celebrities and party-goers. If you plan visiting the Club, you will need to register on the Club’s site. Entrance fee: starts from 30 euros
Where: Roof Gardens, www.roofgardensclub.com
There are a lot of famous SPA in London, but we have chosen something really interesting – the Como Shambhala Urban Escape SPA at Metropolitan. Business elite come to the SPA to relieve stress after intense working week since they can meet the most famous Como chain physicians and healers.
We will recommend you to enroll to a session with the intuitive Counselor Susan King. For the last 20 years, hundreds of celebrities, including Oprah Winfrey, have sat there in the armchair across from her (her sessions resemble a classic surgery). Susan has a gift for revealing your deepest feelings and getting to your most important emotional problems and healing them.
Session with Susan King is £ 185
Where: Como Shambhala Urban Escape at the Metropolitan, www.comohotels.com/metropolitanlondon
About the author: Alina is a world travelling journalist who’s made a name exploring the divide in between exotic luxury and extreme adventure. Alina is as at home in an infinity pool sipping Dom Pérignon, as she is rafting, para-gliding, rock climbing or tiger hugging. You can find her other world travels at Trip Tempatioons.