DESTINATION GUIDE: CENTRAL LONDON

The city that knows how to do insane interiors and even better rooftop bars..

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.

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 ATTRACTIONSVarious 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 HILLNotting 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!



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