The Most Stylish Way to Experience London

London is a style capital. With some of the trendiest bars, restaurants and events venues in the world, visiting here is a sure-fire way to enjoy a stylish break.

But before you go, why not check out how you can ensure you get the true London-style experience?

Pack a stylish suitcase

What you wear while out and about in London will affect how you experience the city. So, be careful what you bring. Go for this season’s colors and opt for outfits that scream ‘city chic’. But don’t go too formal. Instead, think ‘smart and casual’ and avoid trainers, joggers, baggy hoodies or other loungewear items. That way, you can slip easily into both day and evening events.

Remember, you’ll probably be doing a lot of walking, so bear comfort in mind, too!

Book a swanky pad

Forget your standard chain hotel. If you want to do the capital in style, consider booking one of the many luxury apartments in London that are available. From elegant furnishings to private terraces that overlook the stunning cityscape, staying in the lap of luxury will get you in the perfect frame of mind to do London with class.

Shop on the most hip streets

Oxford Street is packed with amazing stores. But for something with an even classier edge, try shopping on Kensington High Street. There’s a tube station here and it’s one of the most stylish spots in the city with an amazing mix of department stores and hip boutiques. It’s also typically less crowded than many other shopping districts.

Dine with class

London is home to an incredible dining scene. If you’re looking to treat yourself to some high-end cuisine, why not try the gourmet Asian restaurant, Seventeen, in swanky Notting Hill or a decadent seafood platter at Neptune in Bloomsbury? Both of these will give you a daily style-kick as you saunter around the city.

Hit up Portobello Road Market

Looking for something a bit hipster? Jump on a tube to Portobello Road Market, which is jammed with stalls selling cool clothing, quirky antiques and retro music paraphernalia. Ideal for seeing a different style-side to London; the best days to visit are Friday and Saturday.

Want more boutique-style venues? Head to Upper Street, Angel for a wide variety of independent shops selling vintage clothing and one-of-a-kind designs that make perfect vacation gifts.

Do a tasting session

Regardless of your drink-of-choice, an elegant tasting session is certain to make you feel like you’re truly getting the London style experience. The London Gin Club in the sophisticated Soho district offers three unforgettable gin-tasting events or sip fine wines at Petersham Nurseries in chic Covent Garden.

Take in a show

Who visits London and doesn’t see a show in the West End — one of the capital’s most sophisticated areas famous for its theatres. Getting tickets to your favorite musical or play also means you have the perfect opportunity to throw on your most glamorous outfit, enjoy an evening of highbrow culture and end it with panache at a swanky cocktail bar or classy restaurant.

Now, you’re ready to experience London in style!