Their are so many good reasons to visit London. Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square, London Eye and Big Ben (although he was getting a face lift at the time of our visit) – you could walk around the picturesque, insanely clean streets all day and never lose interest.
DESTINATION GUIDE: CENTRAL LONDON
The city that knows how to do insane interiors and even better rooftop bars..
However, what about the places off the beaten “tourist” track. The places that only the locals know well and the crowds won’t be found at. They are the places that Base Colour are interested in, and we’re sure they’ll be of interest to you too..
LOCATION CENTRAL LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
PHOTOGRAPHY HOLLY TITHERIDGE & SHAUN LYLE
WHERE TO EAT/DRINK.
TRAFALGAR ST JAMES DINING ROOMS – 2 Spring Gardens, St. James’s
Warmly greeted on our first day in London with this insanely beautiful dining room. You’ll also get a nice surprise if you venture to the rooftop!
100 WARDOUR ST BAR & LOUNGE – 100 Wardour St
Laidback vibes with live music and a great atmosphere.
GRANGER & CO – 175 Westbourne Grove
We all know that Australians do brunch well, so this Australian inspired brunch spot is one to visit!
BERNERS TAVERN – 10 Berners St, Fitzrovia
One look at this grand dining room, with it’s beautiful gallery of artwork placed roof high on the walls, and you’ll die.. no seriously.
SKETCH – 9 Conduit St, Mayfair
Another jaw dropping interior, with an afternoon tea that you’ll be snapping pictures of left right and centre.
CLARENDON COCKTAIL CELLAR – 52 Cambridge St, Pimlico
Underground intimate bar with a great cocktail list that you need to make your way through.
WHERE TO STAY.
THE ARTIST RESIDENCE – 52 Cambridge St, Pimlico
Are we in London or Paris, because the parquetry floorboards are beyond amazing.. Cozy interior vibes with a very insta-worthy bathroom!
LONDON EDITION – 10 Berners St, Fitzrovia
When all of your timber dreams come true. Lets also take a moment to appreciate the unbelievable grand lobby area.
PILGRM – 25 London St, Paddington
Newly renovated hotel, with a cozy, inviting atmosphere.
WHERE TO HANG.
ELECTRIC CINEMA – 191 Portobello Rd
It will be one of the highlights of your trip. MUST-DO!
THE TRAFALGAR ST JAMES ROOFTOP BAR – 2 Spring Gardens, Trafalgar Square
Some of the best rooftop views you’ll get in London, accompanied with an Aperol Sprits (or two!).
SOHO GRIND – 19 Beak St, Soho
Cute coffee spot that is on par with Australian coffee.. that’s saying a lot!
PORTOBELLO ROAD MARKETS – Portobello Road
Perfect for a Sunday afternoon stroll.
WHAT TO SEE.
THE ATTRACTIONS – Various locations around London
You’ve got to be a tourist, even just for a day! Tick off Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square, London Eye and Big Ben
NOTTING HILL – Notting Hill
It is just as picturesque as in the movies. Stroll around the streets and get lost in a beautiful sea of white!
HARRODS/SELFRIDGES – (H) 87-135 Brompton Rd, (S) 400 Oxford St, Marylebone
You won’t know a department store until you’ve stepped inside these ones. Blown away by the fact that EVERY SINGLE BRAND was stocked there!