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London

Batty Langley’s
A period boutique hotel found along an historic cobblestone street in Spitalfields, Batty Langley’s is strewn with antiques and lavish amenities.
Next Level: London’s Top Restaurants in 2017
As the year's summer solstice has come and gone, we look back over our shoulder at some of London's Top Restaurants to have hit the city's streets in 2017.
St Ermin’s Hotel
Found in historic Westminster, steps from the Abbey, St Ermin’s Hotel has a fantastic location, chic interiors, and around 350,000 honey-making bees.
Flemings Mayfair
A luxurious hotel in central London, Flemings Mayfair is one of the capital’s oldest established hotels and, fresh from a refurb, one of its more lavish.
The Ned
The Ned was once the 20th century HQ of Midland Bank and is now an incredibly sumptuous hotel from Soho House founder, Nick Jones.
Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels
Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels has reproduced its winning formula of high-end wine and beautifully prepared rustic-style French fare in Covent Garden.
The Colony Grill Room
The Colony Grill Room, from restaurant tycoons Chris Corbin and Jeremy King, offers a classic American grill menu in stylish Art Deco surrounds.
American Bar
Housed in London’s iconic Savoy hotel, The American Bar is one of the city’s oldest cocktail bars, offering a range of time-honoured and innovative drinks.
Hotel Café Royal
Hotel Café Royal, the 160-room London legend, has hosted the likes of Oscar Wilde, Winston Churchill and David Bowie within its impeccably decorated walls.
Skylon
With views over the River Thames, the fine dining restaurant Skylon showcases British produce through its modern European menu.
68 and Boston
Can't decide between wine and cocktails for the evening? The stylish, Soho-based 68 and Boston specialises in both and does them with aplomb...
Restaurant Sauterelle
Within the architecturally impressive Royal Exchange, Restaurant Sauterelle gives French and Italian classics a creative flourish.
The Ivy Market Grill
The Ivy's more approachable sister, The Ivy Market Grill serves a largely British menu in a setting that blends the classical with the zeitgeisty.
The Bull & Last
The Bull & Last pairs rustic atmosphere with seasonal produce to earn its place among London's crowded gastropub landscape.
Fera
Fera is the London outpost of Simon Rogan's growing empire. Specialising in the finest British produce, quite often grown in his Cumbrian stronghold...
The Strand Dining Rooms
Just paces from Nelson’s Column, The Strand Dining Rooms serves season and locavore Modern British cooking, under the watchful eye of Mark Sargeant
Quattro Passi
Michelin-starred Chef Antonio Mellino brings an authentic slice of the Amalfi Coast to London with Quattro Passi, his version of Mayfair fine dining.
The Beaumont
The first hotel from uber-restaurateurs Corbin & King, The Beaumont is a sophisticated, contemporary take on old school glamour, with requisite restaurants
Burberry
Fronted by caterpillar-eye-browed Cara Delevigne, Burberry had been leading the Brit fashion pack for some years now. Regent St is their hometown flagship.
Nobu
The Prospect of Whitby
If The Prospect of Whitby were any nearer to the river it would be floating. With an unrivalled location and a history that spans nearly 500 years, it's an inspiring institution indeed.
Fortnum & Mason
Everyone knows Fortnum & Mason is the only place to get your picnic hampers in the summer and your Christmas pud from each year.
All England Lawn Tennis Club
Game, set, match! Watch the ballsiest battle in town at Wimbledon, the world's most prestigious tennis tournament. Pimm's entirely optional, but highly recommended.
Liberty
St James’ Park
The perfect park to bask in during the balmier summer months, St James' Park is a regal stretch of green in which to rest, relax and oxygenate.
The National Cafe
The Dining Rooms in the National Gallery and the Portrait Gallery next door provide surprisingly stylish spaces for slap-up lunches and afternoon tea.
Maison Bertaux
Maison Bertaux is a hippy Soho hangout full of character and characters, not least the eccentric staff as well as strong coffees and teas.
The Brit Oval
As the birthplace of the Ashes, a trip to the Brit Oval is a must-do for sports aficionados.
Tower of London
Crooks aplenty were banged up here in days gone by, including a couple of Henry VIII's wives and even the Kray brothers. Most didn't come out alive.
Shakespeare’s Globe
Opened in 1997, Shakespeare's Globe is a meticulously crafted reconstruction of an Elizabethan playhouse that burned down in 1613; old William himself would have been proud of the reproduction, all the way down to the finer details. yEventW
Dukes Hotel Bar
Ostensibly unremarkable the Duke's Hotel bar is a must for Martini lovers. Eschewing what they probably consider to be a terribly vulgar modern custom of fruity blends each Martini is elaborately served as God intended.
Buckingham Palace
Royal Opera House
The Salisbury
The Salisbury is a beautifully ornate Victorian pub in Central London. The best part? It's tucked away meaning it's largely tourist-free.
34
Classic Mayfair elegance, 34 is one of London's best grills and patronised by some of the city's elite...
St Pancras Champagne Bar
Train-spotters and Champagne quaffers will indulge their greatest passions at St Pancras Champagne Bar, which serves up the best bubbly against a backdrop of arriving (and departing) trains.
Harvey Nichols
Where would London's designer-clad ladies be without Harvey Nichols? Probably at home, their credit cards not completely maxed out on designer threads.
The Prince of Wales
Taxidermy toys and other ephemera set the tone at this eccentric pub in charming Clapham Old Town.
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Lord’s Cricket Ground
Nobody understands cricket, but that's not to say it's not any less enjoyable; and when the need to spectate does beckon, there's no better place to do it than at Lord's Cricket Ground.

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