London is full of fun, fanciful cafés that are perfect for a light afternoon meal or the perfect instagram photo. Here are 5 of my favorite London Cafés, along with my recommendations on what to order at each. What’re your favorite London cafés?
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My London Luxury Travel Guide will help you find the best things to eat, see, and do in the city, while ensuring that you know how to travel the city conveniently and safely. Discover Michelin Star restaurants, stunning luxury hotels, fantastic museums, gardens, and architecture, and so much more in this guide at all things elegant.
The Ivy Chelsea is one of the most uniquely appointed restaurants turned garden in the UK, and it’s façade lends a sense of relaxation to this delightful brunch, lunch, and dinner spot on King’s Road in Chelsea. Renowned for their floral exterior and plant laden interior, The Ive Chelsea boasts a menu of modern English staples, fusion cocktails, and is a fun and relaxed brasserie perfect for meeting up with friends, or for a lunch date.
The Sherlock Holmes Museum in London, England is dedicated to all iterations of Sherlock Holmes, but primarily the original writings by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The interior is accessible by stairs, and takes guests up into the 221b Baker Street flat that Dr. Watson and Sherlock Holmes would have shared between the years 1881-1904. Even those who aren’t fans of the famous detective and his army doctor “partner in solving crime” will enjoy the incredible attention to detail, the enigmatic ambience, and the fascinating history of the building itself.
Kew Royal Botanic Gardens in London, England is the most biodiverse place on Earth, with more than 50,000 different species of living plants, more than 8 million pressed and preserved plants, and over a billion preserved seeds inside this beautiful, 250 year old former palace complex turned UNESCO World Heritage Site.
We were in London during the hottest day on record in the United Kingdom, and I wore this flouncy blue and white Free People dress paired with a straw hat to keep cool. We spent this blazingly hot day under the sun exploring the city, and had such a wonderful time.
We donned red for our first evening in London, after hopping off a 7 hour plane ride, to go enjoy a meal in London’s South Kensington neighborhood. After a long flight, I needed a pop of color to feel energized, so I hit the town wearing a red dress, red Tieks and my favorite From St. Xavier handbag which is completely handcrafted, featuring a luxurious red velvet interior, and beautiful golden-bronze exterior expertly crafted with a gorgeous filigree pattern.
The Kensington Hotel Luxury Hotel in South Kensington, London, United Kingdom has been repeatedly voted to be the best urban luxury hotel in the United Kingdom. From its gorgeous interior and exterior, to the impeccable service and fine dining, it’s easy to see why The Kensington Hotel is a favorite of luxury travelers the world over.
I love wearing something simple, light, and airy, especially when it’s a hot, sunny day, so this lovely Swiss dot number was exactly what I was looking for, and checked all of my boxes when it comes to what I like to wear. This gorgeous, lined maxi is perfect for picnicking, a day at the market, brunch with friends, a walk along the beach, or dining al fresco with loved ones. Once again, Duffield Lane delivers a gorgeous, inspiringly comfortable and refreshing garment that I will be able to wear year after year.
We recently went to our local farmer’s market, and I threw together a feminine outfit that would protect me from the hot sun and high temperatures in just a few moments. If I can throw on an eyelet shift dress, denim jacket, white sandals, and woven accessories that quickly, so can you! It’s the easiest way to look chic and feminine without having to give it much thought, and it’s the perfect look if you’re running short on time when getting ready.
LoveShackFancy is one of my go-to brands for fun, feminine, and airy dresses. I have been a longtime fan of the brand’s heavy use of eyelet, botanical motifs, scallops, ruffles, lace, and an easy to mix and match color palette. These are a few of my favorites from the sale, and a few of my favorite pieces to pair with them!