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.
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.
From taking over London's smallest bar through to masterclasses in gin and whisky, Merchant House is a city slice of luxury that puts you in control of your night out.
When it comes to luxury experiences in London, there's nothing like a day filled with fine wines. Enjoy just that with blind tastings, food pairings, 16 tastings and a mega 3-course lunch at a booze-fuelled workshop, blind tasting or cheese and wine evening.
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.
Located in the heart of Belgravia, this stunning little jazz bar brings together fine dining and magnificent live music to offer you one of the best luxury experiences in London.
Head to Greenwich where the Emirates Air Line will be waiting to whisk you off over the city for five courses of delicious food, courtesy of Jimmy Garcia's unique summer pop up.
No matter what level of wine-knowledge you may posses, Humble Grape's workshops are sure to inspire. From taste bud testing in Battersea and Islington to exploring Germanic creations, to winemaker and tapas nights, they'll turn you into an expert in no time.
The Perception Bar is made for Londoners, with a stunning aesthetic combined with delicious food and outstanding cocktails. Their music events, though, really draw you in, completing the luxurious experience that only this Central London bar can offer.
Learn how to make the finest, authentic pasta at these exclusive classes in Covent Garden. Taking place in the gorgeous La Goccia, you'll get the low-down on how to make the perfect dough, pasta shapes and traditional sauce to pair with.
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.
When it comes to luxury experiences in London, this afternoon tea at L'Oscar is up there. From the gorgeous interiors to live demonstrations and a feast that includes savoury bites, sweet treats and tea-infused cocktails, this is one for your diary.
Luxury Kings Cross haunt Searcys is welcoming Sipmsmith for an elegant gin supper. Perfectly pairing the iconic brand's creations with five sumptuous courses, the dinner promises to be one exquisite experience.
Iconic British brand Radley and South Place Hotel have come together to provide a unique luxury experience for both you and your pup. This quirky afternoon tea promises high-end eats and delicious drinks for you and man's best friend, because they deserve it too.
Making your mouth water with a series of quirky supper clubs in London, The Zetter Hotel is bringing you 5 impressive courses centred on wild and foraged ingredients. Head to the impressive Clerkenwell hangout for a menu featuring seafood, game, fungi, berries and more.
From Hands Across The Sea to Bell, Book and Candle, this luxurious hotel is giving you the chance to watch mesmerising theatre performances, complete with canapés and Champagne at one of the most exclusive places in London.
Sure, you love chowing down on tacos but how about making them for yourself? Get the low-down on all things Mexico with a class dedicated to temper's signature taco, complete with Mezcal cocktails and more. What are you waiting for?
Founded by Marco Pierre White, London Steakhouse Co. Chelsea consistently delivers top quality cuts of meet in a smart atmosphere. Spread across three floors, the Chelsea venue has a range of dining spaces that include private hire.
This pop up supperclub is the ultimate luxury foodie haven, as two Michelin-starred chefs bring you a seven course feasting menu, while a top sommelier has selected some quality wines to complement each dish.
Head to the gorgeous Shangri-La Hotel and find yourself immersed in a stunning world of decadence and theatricality. Bringing you a choice of three plays, this intimate theatre experience is the height of luxury.
Any trip to Disrepute is a treat indeed. This basement bar has sophisticated clientele, wonderful and interesting interiors, a cocktail menu that's as interesting as its cocktails, and a history that you'll want to learn about.
Looking for a luxurious dining experience in London? Check out this City favourite, where you'll find bespoke menus featuring seasonal fare and quality game alongside specially paired wines. What are you waiting for? Book your table at this Chiswell Street spot now.
If the usual lunch spots just aren't doing it for you, head 24 floors up where City Social is bringing you views of London's most iconic spots alongside a cracking lunch menu cooked up by Michelin-starred Chef Paul Walsh.
Spend your Sunday learning some invaluable cocktail making skills with the experts at Leicester Square Kitchen. This masterclass will teach you how to master the perfect margarita, tequila-based concoctions and taste a few mixes along the way, with canapes and a celebratory meal to finish.
When it comes to luxury dining, there's nothing quite like a multi-course spread at one of London's most iconic locations. Experience exactly that, as Chucs welcomes you with cocktails and wine pairings at this foodie supper club.
Step inside the whimsical wold of Wonderland this Autumn as The Hurlington Club plays host to an immersive masked ball unlike any other. You'll be treated to live entertainment, a three courses dinner and plenty of surprises at this opulent gathering.
Merchant House is home to a world-class selection of specialty gins, and they're opening their doors to invite you to try a few for yourself. Head on over and you'll get expert knowledge of the creation of each, including the change to sip on an extremely rare spirit.
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.
Join Roka Mayfair for the exclusive Tatenokawa 15th Anniversary Sake Dinner, an intimate celebration of Japanese cuisine and culture. Your palate will be taken on a journey through an exclusive tasting menu and a premium selection of bespoke sake pairings.
If you want to indulge in a luxurious espresso martini making experience, this is the one for you. You'll get to mix up your on creations, top with edible garnishes and sample plenty as you go, perfect for any coffee-lovers.
Lovers of Japanese food should treat themselves to Nobu, as you enjoy a world-renowned menu packed full of Japanese dishes and adapted ones taking influence from the vibrant surrounding area. You can also enjoy a wide array of amazing cocktails from their bar too.
Prepare to be transported to 1970s New York as this Studio 54-esque spot brings you drinking, dancing and debauchery. Sashay the night away with live music and entertainment alongside a slinky cocktail list and dishes to mop it all up.
Join Forbes whisky expert Felipe Schrieberg for this unique multi-sensory cocktail experience that will see you sipping on some stunning concoctions, alongside chowing down on some delicious snacks, including flaming whisky Camembert and coffee doughnuts.
Head over to Bloomsbury where The Montague on The Gardens is celebrating the season with a series of unique events inspired by the cultural landscape. From dinner with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, to an evening with the V&A's curator, you'll be fed spiritually, intellectually and definitely physically.
Head over to COYA Mayfair this August Bank Holiday where they'll be throwing their own Carnival celebration - this time with a Peruvian twist. Sink pisco cocktails and tuck into some tasty canapes then get ready to blow off some holiday steam on the dancefloor.
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.
Treat yourself to drinks at the Prosecco House, where you can sip on the finest sparkling wine and cocktails, feast on Italian meats, cheeses and small plates, and appreciate the sophistication of the bar.
With show-stopping circus performers, vintage burlesque queens and showgirl extraordinaires, Gin-House Burlesque is taking over this private members club and there will be plenty of drinking, dancing and debauchery.
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.
Enjoy an elevated dining experience in a way you'd never expect. London In The Sky is providing you with the chance to tuck into top-notch dishes while overlooking the entire city. Whichever flight you choose, expect an indulgent menu and plenty of incredible selfie ops.
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. If you're looking to treat someone, why not try the Searcys gift vouchers?
Whether you want to indulge in a delicious dinner with chef Mark Hix, improve your cooking skills at his masterclasses, or listen to fun conversations with a series of famous chefs, Hix Events is the perfect place to treat yourself.
Fly through space, soar through the Sahara and discover new galaxies with this amazing supper club. The work of an experimental psychologist and chef, the evening looks beyond food to how we experience eat, still with 10 delicious courses.
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.
If it's gin that you're after, then it's about time that you experienced the London Gin Cruise. Led by Artisan Spirits, this unique boat tour is taking you on a juniper-laced journey, with Spanish tapas, a selection of G&Ts and live music with a masterclass to boot.
Head over to the Montague on the Gardens Hotel where their charming in-house eatery, the Blue Door Bistro, offers a sublime selection of unique British dishes, from duck cottage pie and prawn stroganoff, to carpaccio of wild mushroom and a whole line-up of quaffable cocktails.
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.
Learn the basics of the gin cocktail with this fun masterclass at Cattivo. Head to the Brixton cocktail bar where their head bartender will be talking you through the history of the spirit before you get hands on with some mixology.
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.
One of London's most exciting new dining spaces, Bread Street Kitchen is more than just a swanky City restaurant, you'll find yourself inside a quirky pod with delicious cocktails and delicious street food.
Looking for a restaurant that'll really knock your socks off? Take things to tastier heights as this St Paul's restaurant invites you to a food-filled experience centred on the iconic Beef Wellington. Think salt beef brisket, truffle mash and dessert platters.
Whether you're looking to indulge a loved one, celebrate a special occasion, or just spoil yourself, Roka is just the place. With a stellar reputation for its Asian menu, as well as banging cocktails and a lush interior, you can't go wrong.
Ditch the same old plans and do something a little more special as Searcys joins forces with the likes of Greyfriars Vineyards and Veuve Clicquot Trio to bring you special wine menus perfectly paired with a curated food menu.
When it comes to luxury experiences in London, we like ours to feature indulgent dinners and innovative cocktails. Not only is Smiths of Smithfield bringing you exactly that, but RWC winner Mike Tindall will also be answering your questions.
Prepare to be transported all the way to the tropics as The Rum Shack pops up with the ultimate summertime bar; complete with Bacardi rum cocktails, canape style dishes and exotic interiors.
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.
Get your fill of Italian eats and premium gin cocktails at this luxurious supper club in East London. Head to the gorgeous Palatino this July, August and September where, on specific evenings, they'll be offering a four course menu of delicious dishes, each paired with a hand-crafted O'ndina Gin cocktail.