If you would like to treat somebody special to dinner and exceptional panoramas of London, these are the places to visit for an unforgettable experience.
Galvin at Windows, Hyde Park: Expect a Michelin-starred menu of well presented French dishes. With the compliments of the restaurant you will receive the Galvin at Windows postcard which will be posted anywhere you like. From the 28th floor of the Hilton Park Lane Hotel, you will enjoy views of Hyde Park, Central London and St Paul’s spreading in front of you while having a drink in the bar.
Aqua Shard: On the 31st storey of the building, Aqua Shard serves a contemporary deliciously prepared British menu. Many diners visit mostly for the dazzling views of the City. The view stretches from the Tower of London to gleaming St Paul’s and the London Eye, with the River Thames in between. Spoil yourself with the best of British gin and tea-based cocktails.
London’s Sushisamba can be found on the 38th and 39th floors of the City’s Heron Tower. The menu is an exotic mixture of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian cuisine and it is considered one of the most comprehensive sake selections in the city. Mix and match your dishes and admire the breathtaking London sky.
Ting, Shangri-La at the Shard: On the 35th floor of the Shard, Ting is Shangri-La’s London signature restaurant. Despite the name and the hotel group’s Hong Kong origin, the menu offers “the best of British with an exciting Asian twist.” The whole of Central London is laid out in front of you so dining in the city’s highest restaurant is definitely something special.
The popular OXO Tower restaurant stands eight stories up and it is the signature restaurant within this South Bank landmark. A British menu is served together with a selection of seafood dishes. In case you would like to watch a sunset, waiting staff will conveniently offer sunglasses. Floor to ceiling windows guarantee you will enjoy the panorama no matter where you are seated. Wonderful view of St Paul’s Cathedral and the lively Southbank will surely add to the excitement.
Earl’s Court Underground Station is located 5 minutes walk from the hotel and provides access to the most visited areas of London such as Oxford Street, Piccadilly and Leicester Square. Convenient for visits to popular areas such as High Street Kensington, Knightsbridge, Royal Albert Hall and London’s Museum District – Natural History Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, Science Museum, (all free entry). The Gatwick Express makes the journey from Victoria Train Station to Gatwick Airport very easy.
Charming Kensington High Street is one of London’s most popular shopping streets with a huge variety of well-known brands. Chic area at the Roof Gardens is set in 1.5 acres, 100 ft above the high street, and with its own resident flamingos. The iconic city bus 9H connects Kensington High Street with Trafalgar Square and runs every 20 minutes starting from 9 30am.
This area of London has always been important as part of the capital’s vibrant music scene. The Troubadour London has been one of the most exciting small music venues in town since 1954 and has hosted performances from Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix and more recently Adele. Snap a “selfie” at the iconic Tardis Police Box which has appeared in popular TV series Doctor Who and was used for travelling in time and space.
The Official Royal Residence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge is set in beautiful Kensington Gardens which are spread on the west side of Hyde Park. Would you like to cycle, swim or ride a horse? All of these activities can be done within the area of Hyde Park. Olympia London in Kensington is an exhibition and conference centre, situated a short distance away. It hosts trade fairs and international shows each year. Fans of the world-famous Chelsea Football Club would be pleased to know the stadium is nearby and tours will provide you with unforgettable experience.