AN OPEN-MINDED CITY, LONDON INVITES ALL CULTURES TO COEXIST.
AS THE CAPITAL OF SHOPPING, A CENTRE OF FUTURISTIC ARCHITECTURE, AND EXCELLENT
WORLD CUISINE WITH A BOOMING CULTURAL SCENE, LONDON IS VERY MUCH KICKING AND ALIVE.
A WELLNESS DESTINATION
Located in a 19th Century town house on a quiet street on the edge of London’s magnificent Hyde Park, this 80 room minimalist boutique hotel is one of the latest creations by famed British designer Anouska Hempel. With a serene and balanced Eastern aesthetic, this is the place to stay when visiting London. The hotel recently partnered with NOSH Detox to launch the new Nosh Garden Cafe. The innovative menu with raw and vegan superfood delights is the perfect choice for an afternoon tea break away from the hustle and bustle of the city. (lasuitewest.com)
THE SKY GARDEN
A unique vibrant place of leisure that spans three storeys and offers 360° views across the City of London. The Sky Garden is a must-visit attraction to experience the capital from a different angle and get a cocktail surrounded by a breathtaking panoramic view. Visitors can wander around the exquisitely landscaped gardens, observation decks and an open air terrace of what is London’s highest public garden. Entry is free, but visits must be booked online in advance. (skygarden.london)
One of London’s most impressive commercial galleries, the White Cube Bermondsey is famous for championing the Young British Artist movement, which includes leading artists such as Tracey Emin and Damien Hirst. With a massive 5,440 square metres of space and a dramatic minimalist corridor, White Cube Bermondsey describes itself as a private gallery with museum-like functions hosting cutting-edge exhibitions. Art lovers will fall in love with the minimal aesthetics and the impressive scale of work at one of the biggest exhibition spaces in Europe. (whitecube.com)
Forming part of the Serpentine Sackler Gallery in London’s Hyde Park, this Zaha Hadid designed restaurant is a visit to the future of culinary design. Head Chef Emmanuel Eger’s contemporary style of cooking, combined with Zaha Hadid’s inspirational architecture, creates a distinctive dining narrative at The Magazine. The glass walls allow diners to dwell over the surrounding gardens, and the flowing membrane roof supported by columns injects natural lighting onto the gastronomic experience on your plate. The Magazine is a perfect example of modern restaurant architecture at its best. (magazine-restaurant.co.uk)
For something entirely different, head over to the revolutionary Dover Street Market in Mayfair. This 13,000 sq ft, six-floor design emporium is the vision of Comme des Garçons designer Rei Kawakubo and her husband and co-founder, Adrian Joffe. The place is designed like a street bazaar with fashion, taxidermy, homewares, books and curiosities all jostling for space. Dover Street Market expertly blends the feeling of market shopping with a quirky yet minimalist approach to designer merchandise. (london.doverstreetmarket.com)