If you love Christmas raise your hand! And if the date is celebrated in London, even better. I already told you that my darling city in Europe is London. I have such intimacy with the Queen’s Land that I don’t even know how to explain it. A lot of passion.
I love the cosmopolitan atmosphere, the black taxis, the red double-decker buses, the parks, the restaurants, the always busy streets, the many museums with free admission, without the lines, the five o’clock tea, the palaces. And, of course, I have a darling hotel, all glass, with a powerful view of the whole city. Want me to tell you my secret?
It is the Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard that is reopening its doors right now and welcomes guests with a Christmas festival inspired by the Austrian Alps. Imagine the charm of the five o’clock tea served with this theme. And entitled to Schnitzzel and Raclette. A dream! Keeping in mind that the hotel’s tea is one of the best in London.
The hotel that is my sweetheart will be dressed to celebrate Christmas and New Year’s Eve until March. During this period the menu of the restaurant will be adapted to the “post ski” mood. The most interesting thing is that the whole decoration was designed within a sustainability program, which I value more and more when I travel.
The good news is that London is already receiving visitors from other continents.
Want more London tips? Be sure to dine at the trendy Chinese restaurant, Hakkasan, and Japanese Zuma. Walk leisurely through Hyde Park. Check out the trends in the fancy stores on Sloane Street. Watch a play at Shakespeare’s Globe (April to October) and go back in time. Watch the sunset on the banks of the Thames. Go to Notting Hill’s Saturday flea market. Circle among the National Gallery’s works of art. Watch the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace. Sit down for a coffee in Covent Garden. And you want to know my favorite store in London? All Saints. Love it!
Jot down all the tips to experience the best of the Queen’s land.
XoXo and see you next Tuesday.