Last weekend Hunter Linda visit London for 3 days. It was a wonderful weekend. Nice weather, delicious food, many shops, purchased beautiful clothes (2 vintage Chanel items and 1 vintage Gucci skirt, more about this later) and a amazing hotel. This hotel deserves a post and can be added to the hotspot list of London. If you are planning a trip to London, book this hotel.
Shoreditch House, in a former tea warehouse located in the heart of Shoreditch opened in June 2007. Shoreditch House is a private members club located in the heart of Shoreditch, East London. This members-only bar/restaurant club is the place for who want to see and be seen. With members willing to pay £700 a year to be part of the crowd and only 1,000 memberships available, exclusivity is the key. Despite the exclusivity the atmosphere is very relaxed and cozy.
The Wolseley, London
When I (Hunter Niels) lived in London I often went to the Wolseley. This restaurant feels like old English glamour. The Wolseley used to be a prestigious car showroom. The restaurant is very specious, however still elegant. It’s a very popular restaurant for celebrities and fashion designers. You are not allowed to make pictures inside, that is probably why they feel so comfortable over here. Celebrities that regular come here are: Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow, Oprah Winfrey and Paris Hilton. However the old May-Fair ladies like to have a cup of tea and scones here as well. The food is just as classic as the atmosphere: Steak tartar, pumpkin soup and lots of pastries. You can visit the Wolseley for breakfast, lunch, high tea and dinner. Make sure you make a reservation, no matter what time you are planning to visit, it is always crowded. Since the Wolseley is so central (Piccadilly street), it is the perfect place to start the night before you go into SoHo (gay district) or to the more chique May-Fair clubs.
When I’m in London,I always go to Sketch. Sketch, former head office of Christian Dior, has everything. It is nice to go for breakfast, simply coffee, lunch, high-tea, afternoon-drinks, dinner and clubbing. Sketch consists of: three restaurants, an art gallery, tea room, patisserie and two bars. What makes Sketch special is the different vibe that is in every single room. The interior is something like you never have seen before. One room is extremely baroque, while another room is very experimental and modern, and others more glamorous. Because of the many different rooms it may sound very impersonal. However since every room has a different look and feel, it doesn’t. It feels like your in a big May-Fair mansion.
The food and beverages are just as special as the interior. Cocktails with basil and red chilli, and a starter of sea bass Carpaccio with coconut cream and pineapple ice-cream on top. Coffee comes in rubber cups, and even the cheque is a joy to see. After dinner it’s lovely to visit the parlour room. During the day you can have breakfast and high-tea here. However in the evening it changes in a private member club. Dancing and drinking here feels like being on a high-end house party. The audience is a variety of local may-fair habitants and fashionable international party people. Lost but not least don’t forget to go to the toilets. The egg cabins and the Swarovski toilets are marvellous places to powder your nose.
For more information check www.sketch.uk.com