How to add luxury to your long weekend in London

London has so much to offer so is perfect for a luxurious weekend away.
London has so much to offer so is perfect for a luxurious weekend away.

London has so much to offer so is perfect for a luxurious weekend away. From stunning eateries to jaw-dropping west-end shows you can experience it all in the capital. If you are looking for ways to add a little bit of luxury to your weekend away in London, then here are some suggestions.

Getting there

The capital city has brilliant transport links, so wherever you are based in the UK the easiest way to get there is to look for trains to London Kings Cross. Travelling first class is the perfect start to a luxury weekend away in London, with reclining seats and convenient at-seat service you will be able to relax and reach your destination in comfort.

Find luxury accommodation

If you want a luxurious break in London, then finding the perfect hotel is key. There are plenty of five-star hotels in the city, but Airbnb’s also make a brilliant option, especially if you want a little more privacy.

With so many options for accommodation, it can be overwhelming, however, you should first decide on which attractions you most want to visit and then search for nearby accommodation.

Try a Michelin star restaurant

London is home to over 75 Michelin star restaurants, making it the city with the most Michelin stars in the UK, so you will be spoilt for choice. If you are looking for a little bit of luxury during your stay then you may want to consider heading to one of these. While restaurants receiving this ranking can be quite expensive, they are an experience in themselves and you will usually find that lunchtime dining is considerably cheaper than the evening menu.

As of 2023, there are 5 restaurants that have been awarded the highest rating of 3 stars:

  • Alain Ducasse At The Dorchester
  • Sketch (The Lecture Room & Library)
  • Restaurant Gordon Ramsey
  • CORE By Clare Smyth
  • Hélène Darroze At The Connaught

Head to the theatre

There are so many options when it comes to going to the theatre in London. You will find ballets, musicals, operas and plays all of which will add a little bit of culture to your trip. To ensure that you get the best seats you should book well in advance or risk a restricted view.

For that added bit of luxury – why not get a box? A private box at the theatre really is the most indulgent experience that you can have while watching one of your favourite performances. Not only will you get an incredible view but in many theatres, you can opt for a hospitality package and treat yourself to champagne, canapes and exclusive use of certain areas in the theatre.

Indulge in some afternoon tea

If you are searching for the best afternoon tea in London, you are going to have a difficult decision to make. For something more classic, The Ritz and The Savoy host incredible traditional options including scones with jam and cream, pots of tea and trays of cakes and pastries.

However, the capital city also hosts some brilliantly whimsical afternoon tea options that may make your trip to the city even more unique. Why not head to Bulgar Hotel where you will find an opulent lounge with an afternoon tea created to celebrate the Knightsbridge stalwart’s 10th anniversary? Here you will find an Italian-inspired menu with burrata and fig stuffed buns, artichoke and taleggio bruschetta, stunning pastries and much more. Lyaness at Sea Containers is also a top contender for something a little different due to its offerings of cocktails curated by mixologist Ryan Chetiyawardana and their caramelised banana and chocolate éclair is not to be missed!

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