The Best of London
London is back. Fantastic new places have been shaking up London's trendy scene over the past few months, quickly establishing themselves as the new 'It' places in town. We uncover the best new hotels, restaurants and nightlife places in London right now.
1. Dean Street Townhouse
Hotel When the ultra-hip Soho House Group open a new hotel, restaurant or bar, you know its going to be cool. As one of the pioneers of the exclusive, members-only hotel scene, their new boutique hotel venture is slightly more accessible and a lot more affordable than some of the Group’s other properties. With a central location in the heart of Soho, Dean Street Townhouse is only a stone’s throw away from some of London’s coolest restaurants and nightlife options. It also boasts great value room rates, a heavenly in-house Cow Shed spa and the hip new Dean Street Townhouse Restaurant & Bar. Full Review
2. Town Hall Hotel & Apartment
Hotel As London’s newest design hotel, the hotly anticipated opening of the new Town Hall Hotel & Apartments in mid-April 2010 is the talk of the town. Housed within the landmark Bethnal Green Town Hall, every inch of the 9,000 sqm space has been painstakingly restored by Singaporean hotelier Peng Loh and London’s Rare Architecture Group over the past four years. Having been in disrepair for decades, the Art Deco heritage building conversion blends the best of the original fixtures with clean, contemporary furnishings and cutting-edge technology. Full Review
3. Galvin La Chapelle Restaurant
Restaurant With several other successful London restaurant ventures (including Galvin at Windows and the Galvin Bistrot de Luxe) under their belts, the latest restaurant from the acclaimed Galvin brothers is impressive to say the least. Housed in a stunning converted former girls’ Victorian chapel near the trendy Spitalfields Markets area, the restaurant oozes understated glamour with soaring high ceilings, exposed brickwork and sumptuous leather arm chairs that you will want to sink into for the rest of the evening. Full Review