48hrs in London

How to spend a whistle-stop 48 hours in Europe's version of the "city that never sleeps!" Discover the best place to eat, drink and even the ultimate instagrammable spot...
10 May 2023

Dine Out

Pantechnicon Roof Garden

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Located in London’s Belgravia district, the Pantechnicon features Nordic craftsmanship and Japanese creativity spanning over several floors. On the third floor is the iconic Roof Garden with a glass covered interior space and a botanical themed terrace outside. Using seasonal ingredients, there are breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner menus that have been influenced by Nordic & Japanese cuisine.

This stylish rooftop oasis can be enjoyed all year round as you enjoy the ambience and city views! 

Address: 19 Motcomb St, London SW1X 8LB, United Kingdom

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Grab a Drink

Crossroads Cocktail Bar

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Crossroads is based on a zero waste ethos, using what is already available and working with local suppliers and produce!

Founded by husband & wife Bart and Monika Miedeksza, their passion for sustainability and supporting the community meant that they were determined to create something different. Sourcing their produce such as herbs and vegetables from nearby meant that their drinks list was based on seasonality! 

The drinks list is small but packed with signature cocktails, from the “Rhubarb” which features tequila, fermented rhubarb, rosé and soda or for the savoury fan give the “Tomato” a try, using burnt butter gin, gazpacho, oak and smoked birch. All signature cocktails range from £11 – £13 pounds which for London is more than affordable! They do also have classic cocktails which are available upon request.

Address: 47 Newington Grn, Newington Green, London N16 9PX, United Kingdom

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Most Instagrammable

Sketch

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Known for their egg style bathrooms which feature across many Instagram feeds, Sketch is made up of five parts; 

  • The Gallery: a pink paradise which is known for their afternoon tea
  • The Lecture Room: serving michelin starred food in a sunset themed room
  • The Parlour: the more affordable part with a ruby red interior
  • The East Bar & Pods: a sunken bar serving up some quality, quirky cocktails
  • The Glade: a mythical forest with violet chairs to complete the mesmerising vibe!

Address: 9 Conduit St, London W1S 2XG, United Kingdom

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Best Bakery

Crumbs & Doilies

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With a global audience and an impressive reputation, Crumbs & Doilies is the place to visit when you’re after something sweet! Choose from their decadent New York style cookies or their indulgent cupcakes with mind blowing flavour combinations! A personal favourite is their caramel cornflake brownie – a perfect paring with a strong espresso!

Located in Soho, one of London’s most iconic neighbourhoods, this bakery is a must visit!

Address: 1 Kingly Ct, Carnaby, London W1B 5PW, United Kingdom

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Must Visit

Swingers Crazy Golf

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Located in the heart of London, Swingers combines crazy golf with cocktails and street food! Perfect for a date night or a friends get together, you’re guaranteed the most ridiculously fun night with the most unique experience you can find! 

Be sure to try it for yourself, you won’t be disappointed!

Address:

Swingers City – 8 Brown’s Buildings, London EC3A 8AL

Swingers West End – 15 John Prince’s St, London W1G OAB

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