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City Guide: London

City Guide: London

Only 2h20 from Paris, London remains one of the sure values ​​for an exotic weekend. The capital of the United Kingdom is overflowing with creativity and will seduce you thanks to these numerous addresses which promote impeccable design and a real art of living experience. To guide you through your weekend, have selected 10 addresses that will not disappoint you.

The Cambridge Street Kitchen


Cambridge Street kitchen Whether or not you stay at the Artist Residence hotel, you can always enjoy the arty and relaxed spirit of this place by going to the restaurant that follows your desires all day long from breakfast to dinner in a warm decor with open kitchen and modernized British food. If you are there for dinner, also consider taking a tour of the basement of the house which houses the Clarendon Cocktail Cellar cocktail bar, where each cocktail is inspired by a painting by a great master. 52 Cambridge Street London SW1V 4QQ www.cambridgestreet.co.uk

The goring


The Goring Because London is also the refinement of a more classic style, The Goring will be your must to discover the capital from a traditional angle. It is not for nothing that Kate Middleton chose the hotel for the night before her wedding: the decor is refined, the service reaches perfection… And even more, the hotel serves the best afternoon tea in the capital according to the equivalent of the Michelin dedicated to this very special meal. So at tea time, you will enjoy traditional scones accompanied by their famous clotted cream, classic English pastries perfectly mastered and finger sandwiches for the salty touch. All accompanied by the best tea of ​​course. A true art of living experience. 15 Beeston Pl, London SW1W 0JW www.thegoring.com

Liberty


Liberty A veritable London institution, the Liberty department store takes its name from Arthur Lasenby Liberty, who is none other than the creator of the liberty fabric whose floral motif is so popular in fashion as in decoration. In addition to the shopping appeal, the store will allow you to discover a superb Tudor facade. Regent St, London W1B 5AH, United Kingdom www.liberty.co.uk

Tom dixon


Tom Dixon The famous British design has rehabilitated old warehouses from the Victorian era to transform them into a creative space where its showroom, a boutique, a workshop and a restaurant mix. A fine example of industrial transformation with the red brick in the background. Wharf Building Portobello Dock, 344 Ladbroke Grove London W10 5BU www.tomdixon.net

Mint


Mint This is an address that should enchant decoration aesthetes thanks to a sharp and creative selection orchestrated by Lina Kanafani since 1998. In a bright space, you will thus discover furniture and decorative accessories from renowned designers but also emerging talents discovered by the store . And some collections are created only for Mint. 2 North Terrace Alexander Square London SW3 2BA www.mintshop.co.uk

Barber & Parlor


Barber and parlor A hair salon, a very relaxed restaurant area, a cinema and… a shop! Barber & Parlor is one of those places where you can spend the day with friends and feel right at home. In an industrial-style building, vintage furniture invites you to take your time. We of course take a look at the selection of objects for the home which offers a simple and effective design. 64-66 Redchurch St, London E2 7DP www.barberandparlour.com

House of Hackney


House of Hackney Traditional English design sublimated! You will find wallpapers with bold floral patterns also available in all home textiles as well as decorative accessories to recreate British chic at home. 131-132 Shoreditch High St, London E1 6JE www.houseofhackney.com

The Shard


The Shard "brilliance" in French, is one of the last architectural achievements that have counted in recent years. Completed in 2012 by architect Renzo Piano, the skyscraper was then the tallest in the European Union. The impressive glass structure houses hotels and restaurants, but also two floors reserved for visitors to admire one of the most beautiful views of London. 32 London Bridge St, London SE1 9SG www.theviewfromtheshard.com

The Conran Shop


The Conran Shop Founded by the famous designer Terence Conran, The Conran Shop brings together an ultra-sharp selection of designers from yesterday and today reflecting a certain art of living drawn from its London roots. The historic Chelsea store is worth a visit because in addition to its decorative offer, the sign is installed in the old Michelin tire building whose decorative facade has been preserved. An almost obligatory passage. Michelin House, 81 Fulham Rd, London SW3 6RD www.conranshop.co.uk