LONDON IS ONE OF THOSE ADDICTIVE DESTINATIONS. There’s never a lack of things to do in this electric city; you could literally spend weeks here exploring all its colourful neighbourhoods. It makes for the perfect honeymoon spot as it has something for everyone: history, royalty, art, world-class shopping, dining, and some of the most luxurious and renowned hotels in the world.
With all the buzz of the royal wedding, Kensington Palace is a must-visit. The childhood home of William and Harry and royal residence of the Cambridges and the Sussexes is currently hosting Diana: Her Fashion Story, an incredible exhibition of Princess Diana’s dresses, where you can see many of her iconic outfits including the midnight-blue velvet dress by designer Victor Edelstein that she wore while twirling across the White House floor with John Travolta in 1985. While there, stop by the palace’s famous Sunken Garden, a favourite spot of Diana’s, and also the very place where Meghan and Harry had their engagement photo call.
Across from the palace in the Kensington neighbourhood is one of the city’s most charming boutique hotels, The Milestone
Hotel & Residences. Feeling more like a luxury home than a hotel, The Milestone has just 43 rooms and 13 suites, all individually decorated with luxe fabrics, antiques and bespoke art—every room here is romantic and quintessentially British. A favourite is the Meghan Suite, a modern, elegant room named after the new Duchess of Sussex. Not to be missed at The Milestone is the afternoon tea renowned as one of the best in London. Sign on for the Tea Academy Experience where you’ll learn about making a perfect cuppa and sample six flavours selected to complement the delicious array of sammies, scones and sweets.
To make the most of your London visit, consider staying at a few hotels, which will allow you to explore all areas of the city. Another honeymoon-perfect spot is the The Savoy, one of London’s most iconic hotels, situated in the Strand neighbourhood on the Northbank of the River Thames and close to theatres and Covent Garden. The property boasts a rich history—it opened in 1889, was a favourite destination of Claude Monet, Judy Garland and Fred Astaire—and is famous for its art deco and Edwardian design and unprecedented luxury. The hotel has 267 rooms and suites, and for the plushest stay, book a junior suite with a sweeping view of the Thames. Other musts include drinks at the legendary American Bar, a traditional roast dinner at Simpson’s in the Strand and daily English breakfast in the Thames Foyer—a breathtaking room complete with a stunning glass gazebo that’s the perfect spot to while away your time at the incredible Savoy.—A.M.
The Strand offers some of London’s most romantic views. See some of Princess Diana’s iconic gowns at Kensington Palace. Kensington Palace’s Sunken Garden.
A luxe riverview suite at The Savoy. Enjoy breakfast and afternoon tea in The Savoy’s breathtaking Thames Foyer. A stay at the iconic Savoy is an epic honeymoon splurge.
The Tea Academy Experience at The Milestone is a London MUST. One of The Milestone Hotel’s super-luxe suites.