Hyde Park Corner, Belgravia
You can't miss the impressive, stone-columned, lantern-laden exterior here, which is reminiscent of old-London sophistication. It's an appropriate setting for this five-star hotel, which overlooks Hyde Park Corner. The rooms are done in grand Regency-period style, complete with original artworks and handcrafted furniture, and all the technology in the rooms is artfully concealed to give guests an authentic experience. In addition to the pomp and comfort (the complimentary amenities are impressive as is the incredible rooftop spa and gym), a meal at the hotel's restaurant, Céleste is a real treat.
7 Sloane Sq., Belgravia
This restaurant is situated in a great location, right on the square, making it the ideal spot for traditional afternoon tea in a posh Chelsea environment (the menu is refreshingly well-priced despite the environs). The Botanist Breakfast, which is perfect for kicking off a full day of wandering, includes a generous main dish and coffee and rings in at £12.
36 Kinnerton St., Belgravia
Hidden in a mews house on a noncommercial street, Egg is a total gem of a store, selling simply cut yet luxurious pieces that make for great casualwear. It's hard to find any fault with its clean, airy aesthetic.
Tucked away in a two story Belgravia mews house—appropriately upmarket for the luxe e-tailer's second brick-and-mortar outpost—M’oda’s London showroom is decked out by design legend, Fran Hickman. The space is polished and feminine, with just enough pomp to impress but still let the merch shine (it's an ever-evolving assortment of Delpozo gowns, Aquazzura heels, fine jewelry and more). This is a by-invitation-only operation, so call ahead for an appointment.
12 Duke of York Sq., Belgravia
At this Philippe Starck–designed (and gilded) shop, you'll find all Taschen's trademark tomes on art, photography, fashion, architecture, film, erotica, and more. Conveniently placed right across the street from the Saatchi Gallery, this is a shop for the well-heeled art lover. The gallery space downstairs shows off certain titles in more detail.
4 Sloane Sq., Belgravia
David Mellor is a household name in London for cutlery, plates, glassware, and more. The aesthetic is plain, simple and made-to-last, meaning that London kitchens will continue to depend on this Sloane Square outpost for years to come.
La Poule au Pot
231 Ebury St., Belgravia
This idyllic little French restaurant in Chelsea is well documented as one of the most romantic restaurants in London. The décor is French countryside without being cheesy, complete with candlelit nooks, dried flowers, and cluttered wall decorations. The classic French fare (ratatouille, coq au vin) lives up to the ambience. The chocolate mousse is not to be missed.
Halkin Arcade, Motcomb St., Belgravia
Nestled in the heart of Belgravia on the absurdly charming Motcomb street, Amaya is one of our favorite spots for Indian food. Most of the dishes are grilled and bite-sized, which is the perfect excuse to order an abundance of their tasty sides. Favorite menu items: the grilled fish, the duck, and the grilled aubergine.
The Good Life Eatery
20 Motcomb St., Belgravia
There's a regular line out the door at this cafe thanks to its seriously delicious raw foods, protein-packed offerings, and juices. Recently, they've teamed up in a big way with London's top delivery service, Deliveroo, so there's actually no need to wait as you can ostensibly order an entire day's worth of food to your home or office every morning. Make sure that order includes one of their meatball wraps—both the chicken and vegan versions are delicious and won't make you feel like you're making any sacrifices. There's also a location in Chelsea.
Grace Belgravia (Closed)
11 West Halkin St., Belgravia
The Grace is a boon to womankind as far as we're concerned: A private, women-only club in one of London's upper-crust neighborhoods, it's as great to hit for a business meeting as it is for a spa break, a green juice, a healthy lunch, or any number of holistic treatments with some of the city's most renowned healers. It's a one-stop shop for everything from colonics to IV infusions, and those who have the spare cash might consider the three- to five-day Intensive Cleanse, which includes a nutritional plan and everything from lymphatic drainage to Acqua Calda hammam treatments. It's a pretty great place to kick-start a health and wellness regimen.
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