England is full of tradition and memories, and this is most visible in the capital, London. Yet, the largest city of the United Kingdom is not living in the past, continually showing off innovation and growth in every aspect, including its art, hotels and restaurants. This fantastic city keeps attracting visitors from the four corners of the world and today BRABBU has the complete travel guide to London just for designers lovers like yourself!
WHERE TO STAY
Langham Hotel Club
BRABBU had the privilege to have an input on the interior design of this great Hotel, with pieces like NANOOK, a mid-century modern armchair, and SIKA, a statement wingback chair. Beautiful pieces in an amazing luxury space.
It is one of the most renowned hotels in London for its amazing classic and luxury style and comfortable feeling, an excellent choice if you are looking for a 5 star hotel in London.
Excellent location, this Hilton Hotel has a modern approach in all its experiences, great colour and material combination. Luxury modern furniture that will thrill design lovers who are searching for the latest trends.
If classic English style is the interior design of your election don’t look any further. You will feel like you are a King in the court, with the finest treatment as your highness requires.
Superbly located on a quiet Mayfair square, The Beaumont recaptures the spirit of old-world luxury, with the finest furniture and warm spaces that you won’t get enough.
WHERE TO EAT
A casual dining place, Eneko is Basque chef Eneko Atxa’s restaurant in the One Aldwych hotel. Outfitted by London-based firm Casson Mann, who smartly addressed the challenges of the restaurant’s basement location with an intelligent design and a strong attention to detail, this a perfect choice for a light meal and a drink.
Renamed after the late David Collins, the Berkeley hotel’s Collins Room was spruced up by the London-based designer Robert Angell. Featuring Collins’ favoutite colours, lavender and blue, this restaurant has a beautiful mood and splendorous details.
A private club, The Groucho Club, has been open since 1985 and has grown exponentially. Architect Michaelis Boyd’s challenge was to work with the Groucho’s creative director Alice Anthony and director of art Nicky Carter to harmonise the different rooms to provide guests with a fluid and unique hospitality design. The result is a mingle of old and contemporary styles that you can’t miss!
Created by the talented Anthony Demetre and the luxury hospitality brand Searcys, the Urban Coterie looks over from the 17th floor to Central London. Tonik Associates have invested the space with trapezoid shaped windows, brass and leather trim, white marble, and low-slung dining chairs clad in light pastel leather, creating a luxurious restaurant.
The Percy & Founders is set within the Fitzroy Place development in Fitzrovia. The all-day diner is a nostalgic mix of bespoke joinery, burnished brass and wood panelling. A classy, pub-like restaurant that you simply cannot miss!
WHERE TO GO
The London Eye is a major feature of London’s skyline. It boasts some of London’s best views from its 32 capsules, each weighing 10 tonnes and holding up to 25 people.
At Madame Tussauds, you’ll come face-to-face with some of the world’s most famous faces. From Shakespeare to Lady Gaga you’ll meet influential figures from showbiz, sport, politics and even royalty. Strike a pose with Usain Bolt, get close to One Direction or receive a once-in-a-lifetime audience with Her Majesty the Queen.
As well as the permanent and fantastic dinosaur exhibition, the Natural History Museum boasts a collection of the biggest, tallest and rarest animals in the world. See a life-sized blue whale, a 40-million-year-old spider, and the beautiful Central Hall.
The Tower of London is one of the world’s most famous buildings. Discover its 900-year history as a royal palace, prison and place of execution, arsenal, jewel house and zoo! Gaze up at the White Tower, tiptoe through a medieval king’s bedchamber and marvel at the Crown Jewels.
Fully deserving of its world heritage status, more than one million visitors a year flock to this 700-year-old building. Visit the Westminster Abbey and take in a site steeped in the history of British Kings and Queens of old.