Loving London

London is, in our humble opinion, the best multi-cultural city in the world and here are five reasons why…

ROYAL OPERAL HOUSE

Royal Opera House Paul Hamlyn Champagne Bar and Restaurant is a must if you are lucky enough to bag yourself a ticket to watch Rising stars Amanda Majeski and Pavel Cernoch make Royal Opera debuts in Richard Jones’s production of the second work in The Royal Opera’s Janácek cycle.

 

 

The hall over which this stunning restaurant and champagne bar looks was named in honour of publisher Paul Hamlyn after his foundation gifted a generous £10m to the Royal Opera House. Even if you don’t like opera or ballet the Perrier-Jouet Champagne Bar is worth visiting. Looking up from the bar you can see the Amphitheatre Bar which, through clever use of glass and thanks to the sheer height of the glass-covered Paul Hamlyn Hall, appears to ‘float’ above. Menu choices include Modern British fare – free range pork cutlet and grilled sea bass are typical mains while vanilla poached Williams pear with honeycomb ice cream is among the tempting sweats.

 

SOMERSET HOUSE

What’s on: English as a Second Language by Hanna Moon and Joyce NG
Photography exhibition showcasing the work of two of the most exciting photographers working in fashion today, celebrating the vitality and importance of fresh perspectives within fashion photography in our globalised and interconnected world.

 

 

AFTERNOON TEA AT THE SAVOY HOTEL

The Savoy is a luxury hotel located in the Strand in the City of Westminster in central London, England. Built by the impresario Richard D’Oyly Carte. It opened on 6 August 1889 and has been the epitome of luxury ever since.

Afternoon Tea at The Savoy is an enduring custom where guests can choose from a range of teas served with finger sandwiches, homemade scones with clotted cream & jam and a mouth-watering selection of seasonal cakes and pastries created by The Savoy’s Executive Pastry Chef, Ludwig Hely. Make this a bucket-list must to fill your taste buds with sublime deliciousness.

 

TATE MODERN

A jewel in the crown of modern art galleries in London, the Tate Modern holds the nation’s collection of modern art from 1900 to the present day. With 5.7 million visitors it is in the top ten most visited museums and galleries in the world.

 

The collection holds masterpieces of international and British modern art. From Picasso’s “The Three Dancers”, to Dali’s “Autumnal Cannibalism”, to Rothko’s “The Seagram Murals”, to Duschamp’s “Fountain”, to Parreno’s “Anywhen”, Tate Modern is a one stop shop for modern art lovers.

For a comprehensive overview of modern art ‘Making Sense of Modern Art’ is on all year until Dec 2019.

BOROUGH MARKET

We end our voyage of London at Borough Market. A plethora of mouthwatering smells to whet the appetite of even to faint hearted.  Home to a host of exception food.

Borough Market it is a source of genuinely exceptional produce. Many of the Market’s stallholders are themselves producers: the farmer who reared the animal, the fisherman who caught the fish, the baker who baked the bread. Other traders have built their reputations on seeking out small-scale artisan producers and bringing their wares to Borough. A must for all food lovers.

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