MY FAVOURITE THINGS:
LONDON DATE IDEAS
London is such a fabulous city — no need to be bored here. You deserve to have some fun in good company, and who better than your favourite charming brunette? Restaurants, cocktail bars, galleries... What shall we do first?
Isn't the planning of a date half the fun? That feeling of anticipation and endless possibility... it's hard to beat. Here are some suggestions for our next adventure together — ask me to plan something for us!
DELECTABLE DINNER DATES
restaurants for lunch or dinner
London has so many incredible restaurants, perfect for lunch or dinner. My bucket list keeps growing! I love food — have you seen my blog?
MY FAVOURITES these are some of my favourites for the great food, attentive service, and good date ambiance: Hawksmoor, Aster, SushiSamba, Bob Bob Ricard, Fumo, The Ivy, El Norte, Hakkasan.
DINNER WISHLIST I love trying new places, and these places are on my dinner bucket list: Sexy Fish, Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester, Kricket, Kol, Frog, A. Wong, Sketch, The Fat Duck, CORE by Clare Smyth — which one do you want to try together?
THE PERFECT EVENING
my favourite cocktail bars
The best way to kick off a night! I love sipping on an old fashioned, an amaretto sour, or any Champagne cocktail. And some of these beautiful bars are conveniently attached to beautiful hotels, too — turns out, the perfect evening does exist...
AQUA SHARD for great cocktails with a great view — stunning.
DONOVAN BAR, BROWN'S HOTEL if you like vintage spirits and personalised service, with fancy cocktails made at your table!
ARTESIAN, LANGHAM has got to top the list here for the ambiance, decor, good service, and an excellent old fashioned!
MANDARIN BAR, MANDARIN ORIENTAL is the ultimate in elegance. Also, have you seen the bathtubs in the hotel rooms...?!
THE LIBRARY BAR, THE NED if you're a huge nerd (me!) who likes old books and libations in libraries.
SKETCH in Mayfair has been recently redecorated! They have such a fun cocktail menu. What are you in the mood for?
THE CORAL ROOM, THE BLOOMSBURY HOTEL is such a lovely space to spend time in while sipping on a beautifully-made drink.
AN ARTY AFTERNOON
galleries at a glance
THE WALLACE COLLECTION stunning rooms, beautiful furniture, suits of armour, and a gorgeous collection of paintings. Let's finish the afternoon with a Champagne tea in the atrium?
THE NATIONAL GALLERY this might be my favourite on the list — you can't go wrong with an afternoon here. Ask me about the origins of the Impressionist collection!
THE TATE MODERN the permanent collection includes work by Pollock, Krasner, Warhol, and Twombly, and the Surrealists exhibition is on now until August. And head up to the restaurant afterwards for lunch with a view of St Paul's and the Thames.
THE HAYWARD GALLERY I just adore this space, and I've seen some amazing things here over the years, including Richard Wilson's 20:50 oil installation and my favourite Lisa Brice painting.
THE COURTAULD a great Impressionist collection in a beautifully intimate space, and it has the loveliest gift shop in London!
WILD CARD OPTION had enough of just looking? Let's go to a Sotheby's auction — I'd love to help you expand your collection!