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Things To Do In Central London With Friends

Published on March 23, 2023 by Joanne Jeffries

A few nights away with your nearest and dearest is a great idea. You certainly won’t be disappointed in the many opportunities it offers for those seeking class and sophistication, particularly in Central London. With this in mind, we’ve chosen some of our favourite things to do in Central London with friends to inspire you.

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Day 1 – Culture, Food And Fashion

Start your first day in Central London with friends with a trip to see the magnificent Wallace Collection in Manchester Square W1, one of the fanciest places in central London to visit. Take in 25 galleries within an interior that rivals the most majestic palace, you may not be royal, but you certainly feel like you’re in the presence of greatness.

You can’t fail to notice the abundance of fancy restaurants in Mayfair. If you want to splash out, Scott’s, the paparazzi-magnet celebrity spotting haunt, offers excellent fish and seafood choices. It can be pricey, but you will get the treat of a lifetime. If you want something equally fine dining but not stuffy, then Angela Hartnett’s flagship restaurant Murano, offers a good time perfect for a group lunch, with what is reported to be a fabulous set lunch.

Staying in Mayfair, it would be wrong not to take a look at The Royal Arcade and the niche, luxury fashion, arts and antiques Mount Street offers (we are talking luxury retail brands such as Marc Jacobs, Christian Louboutin and Carolina Herrera), even if you don’t spend, window shopping is an experience you shouldn’t miss before heading back to your luxury Central London apartment.

If you do decide to book an apartment, having had a full day, we would certainly recommend taking advantage of having a private chef cook for you to round off the day in style.

Day 2 – For Something Completely Different

For something completely different on day two, central London is home to the second-largest indoor rainforest in London. You can opt for a few free hours inside the Barbican Conservatory. This magnificent glass conservatory is the perfect climate for exotic tropical flora, fauna and fish. Before going, you must book a date and time slot, so think ahead. It’s well worth a visit.

Then, often overlooked by visitors to London, is the Royal Exchange. You can stop by for some luxury shopping and fizz at Fortnum and Mason, with many incredible photo opportunities within the three-times rebuilt 16th-century building. Then head off to Leadenhall Market, featured in the Harry Potter movies. Explore this stunning indoor market with boutique shops, popular pubs, cafes, wine bars, and restaurants, perfect for a fun afternoon with friends.

After a social afternoon enjoying the market delights, why not return to whichever of the luxury flats in Central London you’ve booked via the Leake Street Arches, the longest tunnel of legal graffiti and street art? Situated under Waterloo Station, you can even take a spray can and join in if you observe the rules. What a great way to celebrate your weekend with friends by adding something to this everchanging celebration of urban art.

Choosing Where To Stay

If you are planning a few days in central London with friends, consider getting together and staying in a luxury central London serviced apartment. We offer a great range of fully inspected luxury serviced flats, apartments with space to relax, and many added services, such as a private chef to rustle up a delightful meal. After a great day enjoying the sights and attractions that London has to offer, staying with friends in a relaxed environment to eat and have a drink or two, without the hustle and bustle of a restaurant, could be perfect for refreshing you for the next few days.

No matter how much luxury you have in a hotel room, the comforts of an apartment or a luxury hotel apartment shared with friends for a few days cannot be underestimated. A group of hotel bedrooms can never give you the flexibility and surroundings a few days in your own rented space shared with friends can – and spending time with friends is, after all, the best way to relax at the end of a day of exploring.

Photo credit: Sebastian Coman Photography on Unsplash

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