City Guide London, 2017

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After a whirlwind weekend in London for Fashion Week, I rounded up my favorite places to stay, eat, see, and be seen across the pond. 

 

Where to stay

The Zetter Townhouse

My new home away from home in London, The Zetter Townhouse is a quirky and unique hospitality experience that can't be missed. The townhouse is unassuming and unpretentious - almost like you've wandered into an old ancestors home that hasn't changed for years. With dark, elegant, and inviting decor, the hotel compares to a rare, undiscovered gem in every way.

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Guests enter into the "lobby" which also doubles as Seymour's Parlor, their restaurant known for its incredible cocktails and high tea offerings. Whether it was Sunday brunch or a Thursday night, the lobby was buzzing with personalities and definitely the place to be, but also the perfect, low-key escape from the madness of fashion week.

Reception Lounge Landscape - Darren Chung
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Lear's Loft, the room I stayed in, felt like being in my own apartment within the hotel. The two-story room came with an office, full bathroom, and a balcony with an open tub for the warmer months. My jam-packed schedule was made easier by the accommodating hotel staff who were extremely friendly and helpful, paired with a universal menu offering homemade soups and quick salads perfect for days on-the-go.

Lear's Loft Cocktails - Andreas von Einsiedel
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Lear's Loft Terrace Bath Portrait 2 - Darren Chung

The Marylebone location is walking distance from Oxford Street and the Chiltern Firehouse - perfect for a quick weekend in town or during fashion week. The hotel offers a variety of rooms with 19 club rooms and 4 superior suites, all complete with antique furniture and references to London culture. With just bedrooms and a lobby restaurant, the Zetter Townhouse provides the service and quality of a luxury chain hotel, but the charm and quaintness of a boutique hotel that offers just enough to get you out and exploring the city each day. 

 

The boutique hotel chain has three locations in London, Marylebone and two in Clerkenwell. Book your stay through Mr & Mrs. Smith here.


Where to eat

Mae Deli

Founded by famed food blogger Deliciously Ella, Mae Deli is perfect for a healthy bite and juice while on the go.

21 Seymour Place, 9am-9pm

Ivy Soho Brasserie

The recently opened outpost in Central London is the perfect place for a mid-show power lunch. Get their arancini - trust us. 

26-28 Broadwick Street, 8am-midnight

Sexy Fish

Asian-fusion food with a twist (and a glamorous crowd), Sexy Fish is sprawling with incredible art installations and a raw food bar to satisfy any sushi cravings.

Berkeley Square House, 12pm-2am

Sketch

Famously known for being one of the most Insta-friendly restaurants in London, Sketch is more than just a restaurant. Grab an afternoon tea in the all-pink Gallery or have lunch in the forest at the Glade.

9 Conduit Street open from 10am-2am

Brown and Rosie

From a colorful acai bowl to artisanal coffee, Brown and Rosie is a local favorite will make you you'll feel right at home. Their seasonal menu boasts avocado toast, homemade pastries, and smoothies that are perfect for days on-the-go.

10-12 Exhibition Road, 8am-9:30pm


Where to drink

Chiltern Firehouse 

Timeless and glamorous, the Chiltern Firehouse is the first to sell out come fashion week and the place to be seen after hours.

1 Chiltern Street, open all day

Annabel's

The ultra-elusive members only clubhouse is known as London’s hottest nightclub, if you can get in, for a fun night of drinking and dancing.

44 Berkeley Square, 8pm-3am

 

Mnky Hse

Come for the food, stay for the party. The South American fusion spot  only gets better as the night goes on, brining in DJs and live music as the night goes on. Order the chicken lollipops and the prawn tostada, then head over to the mirror room for the ultimate Instagram.

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Where to shop

One of a Kind

A Portobello Road staple, One of a Kind is known for its incredible selection from vintage Chanel, Dior and Prada. They also offer a selection on 1st Dibs if you don't have plans to jump across the pond.

  • Marc Davis

    Hi livvy, I looked after you when you were a baby on indigo star. You’re blog on London is really interesting, I might take you up on some of your tips! Great to see you innovating.
    Love to the family, Marc