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 21st June 2017
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For a wild summer party you're likely to be talking about for years to come, head to the M Masquerade Dinner Party this June. A night like no other, the evening will feature a live performance by burlesque superstar Vicky Butterfly, a great hula hoop routine by Silvia Pavone and a showcase by world-record juggler Aaron Sparks. To really make the event stand out, guests will also be treated to an immersive 4-course dinner that will stimulate a number of senses at the same time.
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.
Indulge in a trip to The Hampshire Lounge Bar, where they’ve teamed up with luxurious brand Moet & Chandon to create a spectacular selection of food and drink. Along with their new Ice Imperial beverage, the only Champagne designed to go over ice, they’ve got plenty of gourmet treats available for both afternoon tea and dinner.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Created by the same maestros behind The Wine Show Chelsea, The City Wine Show is a fun event that showcases the very best bottles of wine available in London. Whether you prefer an earthy red from South America or a crisp Sauvignon Blanc from Europe, this tasting event is certain to leave you grinning from ear to ear.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.