London is known for being one of the most expensive cities in the world. A disadvantage for many, however if money isn’t an issue or you just fancy treating yourself – then it’s the perfect place to lap up the luxury and enjoy. Here are ten first class date ideas in London to inspire you:
1) Afternoon Tea at The Ritz
A quintessentially British experience at a London institution. The Ritz is the place to see and be seen. An afternoon tea experience consists of a choice of 16 loose leaf teas, warm scones with Devonshire clotted cream and strawberry preserve as well as an assortment of sandwiches, tea cakes and a resident pianist providing the background music. A high class establishment offering only the best – this is definitely a date that will impress.
2) Dinner at Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester
With three Michelin stars, this contemporary French restaurant is a food critic’s dream. The restaurant boasts that it will take you on an ‘unrivalled culinary journey’ and from the moment you walk in you’ll be experiencing the epitome of fine dining. Examples of dishes include native lobster with peas, spring onions and country bacon or the rib and saddle of Aveyron lamb with baby artichokes, wild garlic and almond butter. Just make sure you save room for dessert as there will be treats such as wild strawberry tartelette with clotted cream on offer.
3) Spa Day at Ushvani Day Spa
Ushvani prides itself on being Chelsea’s most luxurious day spa and you can sense the quality as soon as you walk in. A frequent winner of spa awards, this independent spa offers a variety of pamper packages; from Balinese or Malay massages to ‘The Kaffir Lime Reinvigorating Ritual’. There’s a tea room and a relaxation room, and if you really want to splash out, you can hire the “Asmara Suite” – which translates as the Malay word for love. This suite is ideal for couples to enjoy spa treatments in a luxurious and private setting.
4) Lunch at Le Gavroche
One of the finest restaurants in the world, Le Gavroche has earned itself a sterling reputation. Why not treat yourself to a gourmet lunch here? Dishes include marinated Var salmon with lemon and vodka jelly or for a fancy vegetarian option – wild mushrooms and pastilla, scented with Arabian spices, fennel, red rice and butter sauce. If you fancy trying to breaking a Guinness World Record, you should know that in 1997 Le Gavroche served the world’s most expensive meal – when three diners spent in exceess of £13,000 – now that’s what you call luxury!
5) Cocktails at Beaufort Bar in The Savoy
Anyone who knows London will have heard of The Savoy. This extravagant hotel boasts an art deco themed cocktail bar with drinks served in vintage glassware. The bar used to be a former cabaret stage where the likes of George Gershwin once performed. In keeping with its prestigious past, traditional nightly live entertainment still continues. There are even special monthly Cabaret and Burlesque evenings – with acrobatic skills, magic and comedy. An evening of cocktails has never been so special.
6) Hire ‘Cupid’s Capsule’ on the London Eye
If you want romance to blossom from the skies, how about a moonlit flight above London with a bottle of champagne and a box of luxury chocolate truffles? Both will be served by your personal host before you commence on a 30 minute rotation of London from above.
7) Phantom of The Opera Luxury Experience at Her Majesty’s Theatre
Love the theatre? Well how about a luxury Phantom of The Opera Experience where you can have behind-the-scenes VIP access? You’ll have a red coated butler to look after you and the use of a private room before the show and during the interval. As well as your top price seating, you can indulge on canapes and champagne – the perfect way to pamper your date and appreciate the arts.
8) Helicopter Ride over London with The London Helicopter
If you want to surprise your date, then they definitely won’t be expecting anything like this. Book a birdseye view of the Big Smoke and glide above the Thames. The London Helicopter offers tours that start at The London Heliport in Battersea. You’ll see London from multiple vantage points and you can be sure there will be no traffic jams on this route!
So next time you’re looking to indulge – consult WeLoveDate’s luxury London date guide to get a taste of the royal treatment.
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