EAT & sleep
Even sleeping in London offers still-humming classic hotels that marry old-school class with faultless on-trend dining and drinking. Say goodbye to room service.
The Connaught This is the closest you’ll get to Downton Abbey, though if you’re looking for a more contemporary room, there’s that too. Guests can choose between traditional suites with antique armoires or one of 30 modern rooms.
For a swanky start to your evening, try the Connaught Bar (the-connaught.co.uk), a shimmering nook of the hotel that, no matter who you’re there with, makes you feel like you’re having an affair.
If you’re dining at Fera you may as well make a meal of it and overnight at Claridges (claridges.co.uk). You’ll rub shoulders with celebrities, models and royalty. There are custom-designed suites by the likes of Diane von Furstenburg and Viscount Linley. It doesn’t get better.
Located on Park Lane, hugging Hyde Park, the Dorchester (dorchestercollection.com) itself is a landmark. Soak in a tub glistening with chrome and marble before dining at the newly refurbished Grill.