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 19th May 2017
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With four courses of delicious food and a welcome cocktail, The Social Diner is a delicious foodie event. Hosted by Shay Cooper, the evening will be full of Michelin-starred food with proceeds going to a charity that helps tackles homelessness through training programmes.
Qualino's restaurant has teamed up with Rothschild to host a luxurious wine tasting event in London that celebrates the best flavours that Spring has to offer. The entire event will revolve around a delicious 3-course dinner that's been created by head chef James Hulmes. To highlight certain flavours and stress how different wines go with different dishes, each course will be paired with a particular fine wine.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For an unforgettable London experience join Sky Garden as they host an exclusive wine dinner in their private dining room. As well as six courses and a canape selection, wine will be on hand from Chateau Ste Michelle and Stag's Leap who will provide a choice of vintage bottles.
Chef Frederick Forster and Hush Heath Estate wines are celebrating the best of British this summer, hosting a stunning 5-course dinner where each course has been paired with a complementing fine wine. In tandem with the British Wine Week, this event will highlight the very best ingredients and flavours that Britain's culinary circles have to offer.
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.
Once known as the Devil's wine, Champagne and prosecco is just as popular as ever. Join Humble Grape as they introduce you to six new bottles of fizz, which they will explain with tasting notes at this sociable and delicious evening.
Indulge in a delicious two-course meal as well as learn some wonderful, transferable skills, only at the Carousel. An expert leathersmith will lead you through a fun and hands-on masterclass, which will eventually leave you with your own hand-crafted belt, before going to the restaurant to feast on a delicious two-course meal.
Spend an evening sampling some fine wines, specially sourced from around the world, along with different cheeses as Bedales Wines share their expert knowledge with you. The renowned group will be offering tasting evenings led by an expert to teach you all you need to know about vino.
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.
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.
Discover the intricacies of a wonderful four course menu at Pillars Restaurant Culinary Theatre Experience. Guests will be treated to a scrumptious four course meal, and may opt into a wine flight with drinks specifically chosen to accentuate the flavours of the dishes. The chefs with deliver a brief introduction to the meal, and throughout guests will be live streamed into the kitchen, where the chefs will be describing and demonstrating how to make each dish.
The founder of VINtwined wines, Neil Deacon, is on a mission this June, hosting a series of supper clubs in London to show off all the stunning flavours that English wine has to offer. On the night, guests will enjoy a traditional feast, where each dish has been paired up with a particular English wine. Sit back with your mates, relax and take in all the fun fact and flavours on offer.
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.
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.
Prepare to dine in the highest restaurant over the Thames as the Emirates Cable Car transforms into a restaurant for London Evening Standard Food Month. Enjoy a four course feast with drinks and cocktail pairings, giving the perfect taste with one of the most spectacular views in the capital.
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.
Expand your palate and wine knowledge this month at a wine-based dinner held in South London's Cactus Kitchen. Hosted by Sunday Brunch's wine expert Raul Diaz and Roux Executive chef Toby Stuart, this dinner will see guests sample 5 stunning wines, each of which is served with a complementing course of food.
From a sloegroni through to a Victorian mojito, family distillers Hayman's Gin will be mixing up cocktails with their delicious spirit as they head to Social Pantry Cafe in Battersea. Join them for a four-course supper club with food cooked up by the venue and a talk from the distillers.
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.
English Wine is finally having its moment in the sun, and this is a unique opportunity to learn more about it. Join VINtwined founder Neil Deacon, as he talks you through carefully chosen bottles. Taking place in Stepney City Farm, there will also be a four-course meal, produced from local produce, and matched with the wines.
Known as one of the best restaurants in the world, Aquavit are joining forces with the Swedish-Anglo society for a delicious evening of six course, whiskey and gin. Join the swish spot for an evening celebrating Sweden's national day which also includes talks from two whiskey journalists.
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.
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.
Join the Bloomsbury Ballroom as they play host to the Central School of Ballet’s spectacular Romeo and Juliet and other works. This family-friendly show is perfect for enthusiasts and newcomers alike, granting a unique opportunity to see highly talented dancers at the peak of their training.
Treat yourself to Champagne, luxury wines and charcuterie and cheese boards at Urban Coterie Sky Lounge, one of London's best drinking spots. Found on the 16th floor of M by Montcalm, the member's lounge has opened its doors for DesignMyNight users and is giving you access to a bar of laid-back and elegant charm.
When wanting to learn more about the masterful arts of wine-and-food pairing, only experts will do. So join Sunday Brunch wine expert Raul Diaz and Roux Executive chef Toby Stuart for an evening of just hat, as they guide you through the process and answer any questions you may have been too shy to ask before. Of course, this will be a hands on demonstration, with wine and a five course meal throughout.
Enjoy the diverse tastes of hand-rolled Havana cigars as they are paired with selected spirits at Voltaire’s Cigar Masterclass. You’ll be greeted by a welcome drink and canapes before moving onto an interactive discussion with a cigar connoisseur. This is when you’ll taste the cigar’s flavours with the spirits and truly gain an appreciation for it all.
The London Oys'tour is the capital's only oyster-based bar crawl. Taking guests to 4 great oyster bars, chef/shucker Simon Lamont will lead this informative masterclass, teaching guests all about how to properly prepare and enjoy fresh oysters. Including a trip to a secret speakeasy bar and a market stall, this event will completely change the way you think of this delicacy.
Head over to Carousel for an afternoon of luxury candle making as experts McKinley & Paget teach you the tricks of the trade. You will be shown how to make your own scented candle using natural ingredients and once done, enjoy a two-course lunch.
When the names The Gherkin and Laurent-Perrier Champagne are involved, you know it’s a luxury experience. Partnering to deliver a brunch of a lifetime, they are serving up four courses of decadent brunch food along with a glass of Laurent-Perrier Brut Champagne. All of this while seeing the spectacular sites of London that only the Gherkin can offer? Perfect.
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.
If you've got a penchant for the finer things in life, then there's no doubt you've spent an evening in a Searcys wine bar. Take things up a notch this Wine Week with an evening that visits six of their beautiful venues, from a bar at the top of the Gherkin through to a historical spot at St Pancras, the event includes drinks, talks, tastings and snacks at all.
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.