Sink into one of Sketch’s velvet pink thrones and enjoy the quirky yet refined artwork à la Wes Anderson as you sip on afternoon tea or an evening cocktail. Be sure to check out the futuristic loo while you’re there!
Michelin-starred Lyle’s offers a seasonally set menu of minimalist yet complex dishes at its sun-drenched Shoreditch digs.
Inspired by Indian gymkhana clubs where members of high society gather, Gymkhana serves contemporary Indian cuisine using seasonal British ingredients.
From the mind of acclaimed chef and author Chef Yotam Assaf Ottolenghi, these globally-inspired eateries are a must-visit.
London Shell Co.
Hop aboard The Prince Regent, drift down the beautiful Regent’s Canal in Central London, order a glass (or two) of white wine and a round (or two!) of fresh oysters. It’s a good day.
Happily laid-back and buzzing with eclectic DJ sets and go-to drinks. It’s our favorite place to be any night of the week.
Jade, gold, leather and fur welcome guests to Oriole: a perennially warm bar even on the coldest days. Serving creative cocktails to the sounds of live jazz, the reinvented speakeasy is a sensuous feast.
Sourcing, roasting and brewing the most flavorful coffee around, Workshop oversees every step of the process from bean to latté. At their four locations, you can also learn how to brew delicious coffee, with classes offered in home brewing and espresso making.
A group of six stellar café-bars across the U.K., Grind serves Shoreditch-roasted coffee in the morning, and famous Espresso Martinis at night. The Shoreditch location also has a recording studio that has seen the likes of FKA Twigs and Sam Smith.
Labour & Wait
In the heart of East London’s market district, Labour & Wait offers utilitarian knick knacks and quality wares at their timeless corner shop, clad in green brick.
Columbia Road Flower Market
If we could spend all day doing only two things in London, it would be Columbia Road in the morning, Renegade Craft in the afternoon. Located close to the Fair in East London, grab armfuls of crisp flowers and fresh greenery at their Sunday market.
Boasting the world’s most extensive antique selection, Portobello Road hosts over 1,000 open-air vendors every Saturday.
Spend the day wandering the Tate’s extensive collection. Currently on view and worth seeing: Martin Parr’s classic series, The Last Resort 23.
Part art gallery, part movie theatre, part performance centre, the Barbican is London’s go-to cultural hub. Expect avant garde installations, performance art, and current and classic movies.