Check into your hotel
Arrive early morning Friday and stay at the Metropolitan Hotel by COMO, located across from beautiful Hyde Park. The Metropolitan by COMO is a cool and chic luxury hotel incorporating wellness and relaxation into every guest’s stay. A scented lobby welcomes you with a sense of calm after the long flight across the ocean and a recent renovation of the entire hotel, inspired by the beauty of neighboring Hyde Park, offers a serene aesthetic that is both contemporary and timeless. It’s centrally located within walking distance to most attractions and offers a popular nightspot lounge and houses the iconic Nobu restaurant.
An early morning arrival means you’ll have to wait for your room. Head out for a brisk walk or run in Hyde Park; it’s the best way to ward off jet lag and acclimate to the time change, while taking in the beauty of the park.
Have a Spa Treatment
Rehydrate your skin with a facial or body treatment at the hotel’s COMO Shambhala Urban Escape spa.
Dine in style
You need not travel far during your first evening in London to have an outstanding meal. Nobu, located in the Metropolitan Hotel, is the place to not only have one of the best meals in the city but also to observe the beautiful local crowd where you might see the likes of Kate Moss or Claudia Schiffer enjoying Nobu’s famous Black Cod.
Take in the Sights
Rise early and take to the streets to see London’s greatest hits. Visit the National Gallery or Tate Modern museums, tour through Westminster Abbey and listen to the chimes of Big Ben. Take a walk along the Thames River or a sightseeing boat tour with the Thames Clippers and admire the London Bridge, Tower of London and the majestic Parliament building.
Have Afternoon Tea
What’s a trip to London without scones and clotted cream? Head over to the iconic Fortnum and Mason department store for one of the most famous Afternoon Teas in all of London (served from12pm to 6pm).
Take a Walking Tour
Book a walking tour with SideStory tours and experience a 3-hour guided tour by experts in various fields. We recommend the “Royal Fashion Tour” with fashion stylist, Hannah. You’ll stroll down Saville Row to the visit some of the oldest and most historical British brands that claim the Royal family as their clientele.
Grab a Pint
Relax in the historic Britannia pub in Kensington and grab a pint of ale, reminiscing about the day. Head back to the hotel and prepare for a night out on the town.
Dine at a Michelin Star Restaurant
Experience a culinary adventure at “Ametsa with Arzak Instruction” restaurant located at the Halkin Hotel just behind Buckingham Palace. This Spanish restaurant features “New Basque” cuisine serving inventive dishes such as “Ham Test Tubes” and “Sea Bass with Celery Illusion.”
Dance the Night Away
If you love the nightlife, head over to Leicester Square and dance until the early morning hours at Café De Paris which spins hot beats every Friday and Saturday evening.
Discover a Quaint Neighborhood
Head over to the hidden gem neighborhood of “Little Venice,” just north of Paddington, and discover a peaceful slice of London ideal for walking and relaxing on your final day. Have brunch at the Summerhouse restaurant along the canal that’s dotted with homes, cafes and shops before you head back to the airport for the flight home.