From picnics in the park to bottomless brunch, discover the best things to do in London with our travel guide.
8AM - Where to stay in London
Wake up refreshed and well-rested at The Mandarin Oriental; a mere stone’s throw from Harvey Nichols, this iconic and luxurious destination boasts a prime position at the heart of Knightsbridge and features three fine-dining restaurants - Dinner by Heston Blumenthal even holds two Michelin stars.
Equally opulent is The Lanesborough - home to Céleste, another Michelin-starred restaurant - or the Shard’s ultra-modern Shangri-La, which offers an uninterrupted view of London’s glittering cityscape.
10AM - Where to brunch in London
Inspired by Melbourne's brunch culture, stop by our pop-up Farm Girl Café within the Hershesons salon on the Fourth Floor. Get your hair blow-dried, nails polished and makeup perfected, while brunching on the restaurant’s Australian-inspired fare.
With locations in both Covent Garden and Richmond, family-run Petersham Nurseries is much-loved for its delectable brunch fare served up within the café’s elegant surroundings and decorated with edible floral flourishes. You can even admire their botanical expertise in person at our Knightsbridge store, where they’ll be dressing the room for our Fragrance Exhibition.
12PM - Where to get beauty treatments in London
Jet-lag - what jet-lag? If you’re in need of a little TLC, book in for a beauty and health pick-me-up at our Knightsbridge abode. With destinations spanning America to Australia, leading global wellness provider Reviv has a select menu of IV therapies available instore, treating everything from fatigue to allergies.
Keeping at the forefront of wellness technologies, we’re also home to 111Cryo - a boundary-pushing cryotherapy centre that mimics the effects of extreme cold to treat a multitude of aesthetic complaints. Trial the world’s first Dynamic Dry Heat and Infrared Sauna wellness pod, to induce reparative, restorative and rejuvenating natural processes in the body.
2PM - Where to picnic in London
While you’re in Knightsbridge, venture across to the vast green expanse that is Hyde Park; home to Kensington Palace and overlooked by Buckingham Palace, it’s one of London’s most famous spaces.
Presumably, you’ve picked up one of our picnic hampers in anticipation of the Great British sunshine (we've got everything from the gin-packed to the chocolate-laden), so all that’s left to do is hire a Santander bike and be on the lookout for the perfect lunch spot as you whiz along the park’s many cycling paths.
4PM - Rooftop pools in London
Beat the heat at a rooftop pool in London; luckily for you, we’re clued-up on the best spots to go. Situated on the seventh-floor with bird’s-eye views of Knightsbridge, The Berkeley Hotel’s swimming pool is a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of the city; indulge in some of the revitalising treatments offered at its Bamford Haybarn Spa.
Alternatively, hot-foot it down to exclusive member’s club, White City House, to experience the scenic 17-metre pool that overlooks London’s inner-city expanse. Housed at the old BBC Television headquarters, this Soho House outpost ensures a private and restful atmosphere thanks to its strict house rules.
7PM - Where to get dinner in London
Offering panoramic views of London’s South Bank from its prime eighth-floor position, the OXO Tower is the only destination you need to know when headed for dinner. Intimate and elegant, toast your successful trip to the capital in the stylish surroundings of the OXO Restaurant while dining on exquisite cuisine made from British-sourced ingredients and sipping cocktails crafted by our master mixologists.