No trip to London is complete without visiting Shoreditch, the cities IT market for thrift and vintage finds. Known for its urban-cool-hipster-vibe and rammed with bonafide locals (be prepared to see lots of beard and all-black outfits), East London’s hottest place has a lot to offer. With the historic Spitalfields market; the curry houses and vintage shops of Brick Lane; and the swanky bars and clubs of Shoreditch High Street, East London is a hotbed for the ‘new cool’. Don’t forget to dress the part—we say tons of leather, studs, chunky boots and edgy accessories.
When in London, a tea-date has to be on the cards! For all fashionistas, The Berkeley's Prêt-à-Portea is a place you’re guaranteed to fall in love with. Inspired by catwalk trends, Prêt-à-Portea’s menu is transformed every six months to reflect the changing seasons in fashion. If you happen to visit this time of the year, be prepared to relish a mouth-water selection of Dolce & Gabbana’s popular pink rose along with Moschino’s nu-rave dress and Valentino’s rock-stud shoulder bag. A pretty dress styled with a lightweight trench and block heels make for the right outfit.
London’s hottest celebrity hangout, The Chiltern Firehouse is the one to book-now-visit-later. The place seems to be almost on a permanent lockdown for months in advance, making it an absolute exclusive to hi-profile guests and A-listers. Owned by the hotel magnate André Balazs, this swanky New York-style brasserie features high ceilings, large mirrors and a busy open kitchen helmed by chef Nuno Mendes. Expect a relaxed but vibrant menu with American flourishes served and plated in an artful fashion. As far as clothing goes, we say keep it smart with pin-thin trousers and a statement-making top. Don’t forget the heels, the higher, the better.
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