If you’re in the capital during the start to the Year, there’s still plenty to see and do to kick start the New Year. Between hitting the sales and seeing the sights, avoid the crowds when you grab a bite to eat by heading somewhere secret and embark to discover some of the amazing secret eats London has to offer.
Old Tom & English
Tucked away in a basement in Wardour Street is Old Tom & English, a secret hideaway that feels as though you’ve stepped into a chic 1960s living room. Reservations are a must to get in here, but it’s totally worth it to enjoy one of the 18th century ‘Old Tom’ inspired gin cocktails, or a delectable Champagne float made with fresh Cornish ice cream. The whole menu is comprised of small plates, allowing you to mix and match to form your very own tasting menu.
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West End on the Thames
If you’re looking to catch some of London’s spectacular views London Executive Offices recommends the famous West End On the Thames. Few people know that you can embark on a five hour river cruise of the Thames, where you can enjoy all of the perks of an all-inclusive cruise. You won’t need to worry about going hungry, with a delectable buffet to enjoy and drinks vouchers to redeem all while listening to the DJ and admiring the London skyline from the top deck. On high profile nights remember to book in advance, its no fun queueing at restaurant barriers.
Hidden within plain sight the cafe above the Design Museum nearby Tower Bridge, the Blueprint is a lovely spot to have a rest after indulging in the city, with boasting views of the Canary wharf, the Tower Bridge and the City to the West. The Blueprint Café offers a variety of dining options, catering for everything from a quick coffee with a friend to a romantic three course dinner. The gorgeous menu has lots on offer, with every dish making use of locally sourced ingredients, and adopting an ‘’imaginative modern’’ European menu. Its kind also on the purse strings too, with discount events including BYO Mondays and Bottomless Brunches every week.
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If you’re in the centre of town and looking to escape the tourists, Piccadilly is the most unlikely place to find refuge. However, its home to the Criterion, where you can sneak into the revolving doors into an opulent escape. Formerly run by renowned chef Marco Pierre White, you’re in safe hands with anything you select on the exquisite menu, perfectly suited for an end of day treat if you’re feeling decadent or, if you’re off to indulge at the theatre. You’ll be dining in fine company as well, following the footsteps of Sherlock Holmes, author Arthur Conan Doyle and Winston Churchill.
Until Next Time… Charlotte x