If you have ever been to London, you will know that finding something to do in order to spend your time is hardly one of life’s toughest tasks. However if you are reading this in preparation of your first visit to England’s capital and or would like to sample the finer aspects of the city on your next trip, below are my top 5 luxury London experiences.Shopping at the Burlington Arcade London is home to some of the most exclusive shopping districts in the fashion world, but perhaps the hidden gem of these is the Burlington Arcade which is positioned in the heart of Mayfair. Patrolled by Beadles in traditional garb including top hats and frockcoats, the Burlington Arcade has been in existence since 1819 and continues to uphold its original raison d'êtreas purveyors of “jewellery and fancy articles of fashionable demand, for the gratification of the public”. Afternoon Tea at Claridge’s Hotel After a morning spent shopping, what better way to wind down than indulging in one of Britain’s great pastimes, tea-drinking. Now, I am not talking about a mug of Rosy Lee in the local greasy spoon, as the selection of afternoon tea on offer at one of London’s leading luxury hotels is simply too good to miss. Claridge’s Hotel in Mayfair provides its guests with an array of choices in tea, finger sandwiches and sweet pastries to help you immerse yourself within this quintessentiallyBritish custom. The Champagne Bar at St. Pancras If drinking tea isn’t your thing, then why not try out Europe’s longest champagne bar at St. Pancras station to unwind? With heated leather seats to keep you warm in the winter, booths that come with curtains for added privacy and a call button to request more champagne or to sample the delights of the food on offer, The Champagne Bar at St. Pancras is one of London’s finest ways to wile away an afternoon or evening. Dinner at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay A trip to London would not be complete without having tasted the best that the capital has to offer. Having recently claimed the top spot on toptable’s annual poll of the 100 Best Restaurants in the UK, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, a three Michelin star restaurant owned and operated by Gordon Ramsay himself, is a must for those wanting to experience impeccable service and sublime food in this exclusive eatery which can be found on Royal Hospital Road in Chelsea. A night at the Royal Opera House Situated in London’s renowned Covent Garden, the Royal Opera House has played host to countless performances of the highest quality. The Royal Opera House has existed in one form or another since 1732 and currently houses The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet companies, as well as the Royal Opera House Orchestra. When in London, if the chance arises to spend an evening at the Royal Opera House experiencing any number of their much vaunted shows, it really is too good of an opportunity to turn down. In order for you to top your London escape off in true luxury, make sure you go to Small Luxury Hotels of the World to reserve a place at one of the capital’s finest and most exclusive hotels on offer at either their website or on the Small Luxury Hotels of the World iPhone app available on the App Store.
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