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Belgravia

Establishment neighborhood
The Lanesborough
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.
M’oda Operandi
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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.
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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