Luxury Experiences in London
Decadent dining events, luxurious drinks experiences and high-end parties, where can you make the most of what London's VIP roster has to offer? With our handy go-to guide, you'll be making your way to some of the finest shindigs, events and parties in the city, so why not check out our recommendations for the best luxury experiences in London and have yourself a dazzling damn time.
Last updated on 20th October 2017
Based in the sleek, opulent streets of Mayfair, Ametsa With Arzak Instruction offers its guests a luxuroious Basque dinning experience that wonderfully combines tradition with contemporary flavours. With one Michelin Star (so far) to its name, the restaurant specialises in adding slight seasonal twists to a range of classic dishes, all of which hold onto the earthy, rustic flavours that have come to define Basque cuisine. Exploring new combinations each day, Head Chef Elana Arzak was awarded the Veuve Clicquot World's Best Female Chef award.
Perfect for office parties this Christmas, head to the Sky Garden where you’ll enjoy Champagne, delicious canapes, bowl foods, as well as unlimited drinks throughout the night in a stunning location, with a live band and DJ.
Head on down to Holborn for a luxury night of cabaret and entertainment in London. Not only primed for exclusive private parties and event showcasing, the London Cabaret Club presents some of the finest acts and events in the industry for a truly stunning night on the London tiles.
Wine and cheese is one of the most luxurious things to eat in London, especially if you get it right. Which is why you should join Bedales for a night of delicious food, where your host will talk you through five wonderful pairings, teaching you how the flavours work together. They’ll also answer questions in a relaxed, conversational (and sometimes hilarious) manner.
Stephen St Kitchen is a light and airy venue located in the BFI's West End Base. Serving up a huge menu in a stylish setting, the restaurant and bar is perfect for dinner in Central London. Start your night with one of their fancy cocktails and continue with a slap-up meal with choices such as steaks or, on weekends, a bottomless brunch.
Restaurant Ours is the perfect luxury experience when visiting Kensington. Combing delicious European food with a stripped back interior of exposed brickwork, wooden furnishings and splashings of greenery, you’ll manage to feel right at home while being pampered like you deserve.
Hidden in a secret building down an alleyway at London Bridge, a fairy tale has come to life. Hear the tale of Tristan and Isolde like never before, brought to reality in this part-theatrical, part-musical production, featuring a feast, a full orchestra and three floors of magic.
With bars in The Barbican, The Gherkin and St Pancras Stations, Searcys occupies some of London's most impressive locations. Join the renowned Champagne bar as they celebrate 170 years with plenty of bubbly and special menus.
Add a hint of swank to your night out as the Indian YMCA put on a night of ballroom dancing to the sounds of a ten-piece orchestra. Put on your fanciest suit or ballgown and swish the night away; there's lessons for beginners and a classy atmosphere with candlelit tables and a balcony area.
Head to the Half Hitch Micro Brewery in Camden and create your very own type of gin, courtesy of the venue's special gin masterclass. In a special 1 hour session, guests will first try some of the Half Hitch's finest gins, before learning all about the spirit courtesy of the gin specialists behind the bar. After that, you'll have the chance to create your own bespoke gin, made using ingredients that you've brought from home.
Along with a cocktail reception, the Manhattan Club will be putting on all sorts of swish surprises for Christmas. The theme is 1920s and as well as dinner, there will be entertainment, dancing and cocktails.
Whether you’re planning a luxurious dinner before a show or wanting to really impress on date night, Craft London is the place for you. Utilising modern design across three floors, the venue really capitalises on its beautiful views of the Thames and the O2. The food is equally brilliant, serving up the finest British food created using ingredients mostly sourced on site.
A trip perfect for art lovers, guests will be granted the chance to be personally guided through some of the best art in the capital by experts in the field. Design Director of Firmdale Hotels will teach you how to successfully hang art by making it fun and interesting in a living space while talking you through the various pieces in the Ham Yard Hotel. You’ll then journey to some of Soho and Mayfair’s most prestigious galleries and discover the art there, led by curator Olivia Paterson, before stopping in the Ham Yard Hotel for a delicious three-course lunch or afternoon tea.
Pop-up Opera aims to bring incredible opera to a wider audience with their hilarious and modern take on a classic piece. Il Matriomonio Segreto delighted audiences more than 100 years ago and the story is being retold with talented cast members and in beautiful London locations, from an old tunnel shaft through to an old rectory.
Jon Anders Fjeldsrud - the spirit maestro at Aquavit in Central London - invites Londoners to a fun masterclass revolving around the famous Nordic spirit that his bar is named after. After first touching on the drink's history, Fjeldsrud will take guests through the complex making process that goes into each bottle before offering guests a chance to sample the spirit itself.
This stylish City of London hotspot combines traditional and contemporary design with high quality service and conviviality. You’ll be welcomed like a friend into the luxury hotel, before you tuck into a menu of wonderful Champagnes, speciality Bellinis, light bites, sharing platters and signature charcuterie boards.
When it comes to a night of VIP drinking in London, no venue does it better than a luxury Champagne bar in the heart of Kings Cross. Not only boasting luxe furniture and high-end charm, head on over for bottles of bubbly and oysters aplenty in this favoured venue.
Looking for something delicious to do this November in London? A spot of oyster shucking perhaps? Then why not join the only walking oyster tour in London for a fun filled afternoon of the best oysters in the business alongside a professional masterclass.
Come to M Restaurant if you want to be treated in the luxurious way you deserve. The beautiful venue serves steak from six different countries, cooked to perfection, as well as a menu and wine list from those six countries. They also serve a variety of cocktails, and cater for private dining too.
Mastercard's Priceless Cities is pulling out all the stops with its latest event, a suave Italian feast that couples authentic dishes with complementing wine. Taking place at Stevie Parle's Palatino restaurant in Clerkenwell, the feast on the night will showcase the best flavours from Rome's culinary scene. Mastercard customers will be given priority booking and a complimentary drinks package on the night.
The London Cabaret Club celebrate British musical history in the only way they know how, combining stunning dance routines, impressive performances and great songs into a fun-loving evening like no other. Featuring some of the best songs from the swinging 70s, the punk-drunk 80s and the golden era of Britpop, the 90s, the team perfectly marry the opulence and luxury of a cabaret club with the frivolity of a night out in the capital.
Just a stone’s throw from Moorgate Station is one of London’s finest Italian restaurants. Situated over two floors, with a wine bar above and an elegant restaurant below, expect exemplary service from their well-trained staff and delicious Italian dishes at every visit.
Found at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery and one of the most unique, high-end restaurants in London, there's something about The Magazine that's hard to resist. From their seasonal dishes and afternoon tea to their private hire events, they have it all.
The opulent Sky Garden regularly pulls in some of the world's best wine makers for an elegant evening of stunning flavours. Guests will first hear all about the winemakers and will learn about how each bottle is made, before enjoying a dinner where each course of exquisite food has been paired with a particular complementing wine.
London's original rock n roll hotel, Sanctum Soho is putting their unique take on brunch as they start a Saturday morning series. With classic breakfast dishes such as Eggs Royale, bottomless prosecco and DJ Edward Adoo behind the decks, this promises to be one hell of an event.
Indulge in one of the most unique drinking experiences in London as guests can head to the top of the stunning Gherkin not only for sweeping views of the city, but some of the finest cocktails, wine and champagne in the business.
Head to Black Rock and indulge in a night of luxury whisky in a cool, minimalist and contemporary setting. Their Whisky Library holds over 250 bottles of different whisky, making it the ideal place for any connoisseurs out there. Meanwhile, their centrepiece of an 18ft, 185-year-old oak tree is a sight to behold, acting as an interactive cocktail ageing system.
OKIEM is headlining Quaglino’s for a unique musical performance, delivering a contemporary take on classical music. Supporting is Kristin, who will be performing a live acoustic session.
Celebrate a special occasion in your own private pod on the London Eye! Enjoy views of London from 135 metres above the city, complete with priority boarding and a whole host of goodies to accompaniment. Perfect for between 3 to 15 guests for a stag do, hen do, birthday, engagement and more!
A hotel bar so luxe it shares a neighbourhood with Queen Liz herself, The Cavalry Bar is located within the Ruben at the Palace hotel, just a stone's throw from Buckingham Palace. For a high-end London experience, book into their bar for a crisp glass of champagne, tasty platter style eats and their expertly mixed bespoke cocktails.
Indulge in a night of delicious food in a wonderful interior with The Restaurant at Sanderson. The sleek, modern interior compliments the menu of carefully crafted, seasonal British food with a twist and inventive, artisanal cocktails. Outside, the heritage courtyard creates another beautiful, alternative place to drink.
With delicious wine from a renowned Italian family vineyard and three course of food, this night at Covent Garden Hotel is sure to be a treat.
Travel in luxury and style aboard one of the most unique and high-end experiences in London. Climb aboard a vintage train and set out across some of the finest in English towns and countryside as this adventure promises fine dining, private hire and day trips aplenty.
Indulge yourself at M Restaurant for one of the finest dining experiences in London. While the restaurant is welcoming and friendly, the interiors are lavish and luxurious, making the perfect setting for you to sup on the best wine and food. Their distinct food comes from 6 different countries, bringing in prime cuts of meat from each to maximise deliciousness.
Within Kensington is a French-Japanese fusion restaurant open for your pleasure. Serving up a menu packed with Japanese-influenced French cuisine and an award-winning wine list in a chic, minimalist setting, even the toughest critics will find something to love.
Indulge in a night of British, Nordic and Japanese influenced food as you taste five delicious courses from acclaimed chef Pip Lacey’s new menu – alongside a tasty gin cocktail.
Moored on the banks of the River Thames and offering stunning views of London's biggest landmarks, The Yacht London is an elegant restaurant and bar that's well-worth a visit. Head chefs Marcus Fontaine & Antonio De Castilla have worked tirelessly to create a stunning menu of classic British dishes that have all been given subtle European twists. Perfect for a date night or a special family celebration, The Yacht is a luxurious experience like no other.
Nothing says luxury quite like a ball, but The Grand Ball of The City is a particularly unique kind of event. Featuring a red carpet gala, the main focus of the night is the music, which will time travel from the ballroom dances of 100 years ago to the club music of today, stopping off everywhere from Elvis to Duran Duran. For a gorgeous, glittering night at the Clapham Grand, book your tickets now.
Sitting in the shadow of Bucking Palace, the Eaton Square Cocktail Bar is going all out this Autumn, hosting a number of cocktail and spirit master classes designed to turn all novice drinkers into self-proclaimed connoisseurs. Featuring luxury brands like Remy Martin and some of London's leading cocktail makers, these events all promise to leave you with a head full of interesting facts and a range of smooth flavours dancing on your palate. Head down with your mates and prepare yourself for an incredible experience in one of London's most luxurious cocktail bars.
Get the gastropub charm with silver service at The Guinea. This traditional English pub boasts a menu full of superior Scotch beef and award-winning pies that separates it from the rest – and they never compromise on the quality of food, wine or beer.
The team at Bedales Wines serve London a series of wine workshops that'll leave you full of interesting facts and with a slightly intoxicated smile etched across your face. With evenings dedicated to champagne, white and red wines, guests can expect to find a tasting session lead by knowledgeable experts and full of frivolous, fun games. Whether you're a self-professed connoisseur or know absolutely nothing at all about grape-based beverages, this event will cater for your every need.
Aquavit is a seriously swanky and utterly delicious name on the international dining circuit, and the second outpost has finally landed in the UK. Head to St James to gorge on Nordic inspired cuisine that has earnt itself two Michelin stars as well as a very loyal following.