View of Mount Stree from The Connaught hotel


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.