View of Mount Stree from The Connaught hotel

London

A city of history and legend, community and culture, London has long moved to its own beat. Traditions span the ancient to the avant-garde, buildings shift from the Baroque to the Brutalist, and under an ever-evolving skyline – creativity always hums.

Over 2000 years, London has become a global melting pot – and a vibrant food scene now caters to almost every taste and fancy. Couture and contemporary art from around the world line Georgian avenues. While marching horses and red-coated soldiers bring pomp and pageantry to the city’s Royal Parks and palaces.

Among the bustle, the neighbourhoods of Mayfair, Knightsbridge and Belgravia are a showcase for the finest things. Whether gallery hopping or boutique browsing, inspiration lies in every direction – with tranquil green squares offering place to pause.

The Emory

Quiet hospitality, defined. The London skyline, transformed. Designed by the late, great Richard Rogers and Ivan Harbour of RSHP, The Emory is at once a striking architectural masterpiece and a discreet private residence. A hub for art, culture and contemporary cuisine – where sanctuary-like spaces give way to soaring views over the cityscape.

Architectural detail of the roof of The Emory hotel