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A cosmopolitan and exciting city, London has it all – rich history, fantastic sites and of course shopping. London boasts some of the best shops in the world, and is at the forefront of many of the new trends. From Selfridges to the boutiques of Bond Street, this capital city is a shopping lover’s paradise.
Arrival into London
On arrival into London you will be met by a Lightfoot representative and transferred to your hotel in the centre of the city, Café Royal. This luxury hotel is housed in a grand 19th century building and its excellent facilities include a state-of-the-art spa, a pool and fitness centre.
Spend the day exploring the city at your own leisure: board a private capsule of the London Eye for a birds’ eye view over the city, cruise down the Thames on your own river boat or enjoy afternoon tea at Fortnum & Mason.
Meet perfumer and jeweller to the Royal Family
Start your day with a visit to Floris, the oldest independent family perfumer in the world and the only appointed Perfumer to Her Majesty the Queen. A member of the Floris family will guide you through their archives, highlighting bespoke ranges and recipes created exclusively for their renowned clientele such as HRH The Duchess of Cambridge and Winston Churchill.
Visit Asprey (jeweler to the Royal family) vaults, workshops and showrooms with world-renowned precious stones experts to discover the core values of quality, refinement and innovation that characterise Asprey as synonymous with British luxury. Meet one of the leading 100 coloured stones experts in the world.
No trip to London would be complete without sitting down to afternoon tea, a quintessentially British tradition. The London Royal Tea at Hotel Café Royal is presented playfully in the gilded splendour of the Oscar Wilde Bar, originally established in 1865 and the place where Oscar Wilde himself dined daily.
A day of pampering & shopping
Set yourself up for a day of shopping and pamper yourself like Royalty with a new Hammam treatment centered around the rejuvenating qualities of gold. Created exclusively for London’s Hotel Cafe Royal, by cosmetic artisan spa brand La Sultane de Saba, the 23 Carat Gold Signature Hammam prevents the signs of ageing and leaves skin glowing.
Feeling refreshed and raring to go, enjoy an exclusive insight into the wonderful world of Liberty, London’s most loved luxury emporium. Take part in grooming at Murdock, London’s most stylish barbers and gentlemen’s grooming shop for the dapper gentleman, or scarf styling for the ladies, where iconic prints will be chosen to suit your signature style.
Continue to the Paul Smith store, where a personal shopper will show you around the art and furniture collection, which was handpicked by Paul himself. The Mayfair location is home to exclusive products and the finest tailoring experts so you will be in good hands.
Tonight enjoy a hosted dinner by Lord and Lady Mountbatten at Alain Ducasse (honoured with three Michelin stars). Your table will be cocooned from the public eye by a luminescent oval curtain, and you can choose from a stunning collection of Hermès china, Puiforcat silverware and Saint-Louis crystal, for your exclusive use.
Explore London's spectacular sights
After a leisurely morning enjoying the facilities at your hotel, Begin at Royal Warrant Holder Bentley & Skinner to uncover the best of bespoke signature rings and engraving, and antique jewelry from the 1750s to 1930s
Then enjoy lunch at Thomas’s, Burberry’s first ever café, offering a menu of quintessentially British classics made with the finest seasonal ingredients from artisanal suppliers across the UK.
Delight in a talk on design and jewelry from an expert at Georg Jensen, home to practical as well as purist art and design, as revealed by its dynamic, often customizable collections, from jewelry to fine silverware.
Spend the rest of the day exploring London’s spectacular sights with a guide to The Tower of London. We can even arrange exclusive entry and a guided tour with one of the Yeoman Warders. See behind the scenes of this historic place and learn all about the countless cases of intrigue, imprisonment, torture and murder. You will also see the greatest working collection of Crown Jewels in the world and priceless symbols of British monarchy.
You will be collected from your hotel this morning and driven to the airport for your return flight home.
Alternatively, extend your trip to explore more of London or further afield, for example Windsor, Warwickshire – Shakespeare’s county – or even Scotland.
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- Visit Floris, the only appointed Perfumer to Her Majesty the Queen
- Visit Asprey, the iconic British brand and jeweller to the Royal family
- Experience a private dinner hosted by Lord and Lady Mountbatten at Alain Ducasse (honoured with three Michelin stars)
- Explore London’s spectacular sights with a guide, including The Tower of London
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