Perfect luxury gift ideas in London
Time to spoil someone special? Or do you need to do some serious grovelling? Whatever the case, you’ll find the perfect serving of luxury in the big city when you need to find a gift they’ll always remember.
From decadently charming luxury hotels in Chelsea, tantalisingly delicious meals prepared by world class chefs and utterly indulgent spas in stunning locations, London does luxury like no one else. But don’t forget to head off the beaten track too, as that’s where you’ll also find some exceptional gems that will make your gift extra special.
Read on for a run down of London’s finest treasures.
Dine under a star
With 70 Michelin-starred restaurants in London, you’ll find the perfect setting to serve up the meal of a lifetime. And with an array of culinary styles to choose from, there’s something to appeal to every taste, from sophisticated contemporary British fare in Belgravia’s Marcus, to flawless Spanish tapas at the newly starred Sabor, or the cutting edge modern vibes at the rooftop Angler, in Moorgate.
For peak luxury in dining, it’s hard to beat the tiny and ultra-exclusive Araki, housing just nine guests at a time and serving up some of the world’s best sushi. With three coveted Michelin stars awarded, you wouldn’t expect anything less.
Pamper them in style
While London excels in offering up plenty of sumptuous spa experiences across the city, to really deliver that ultra-pampered feeling, dig a little deeper into the dizzyingly luxurious world of the most exclusive spas around town, where you can escape reality in a cocoon of beautifully scented bliss.
If you’re really trying to impress someone, book them into the ESPA Life at Corinthia. If the space age surroundings don’t do the trick, their award winning therapists are on hand with plenty of tempting treatments to deliver complete tranquility, including red carpet blow dries, an amphitheatre sauna and ice fountain, soothing sleep pods, and of course, the very best champagne.
Luxe up their stationary
The world of luxury stationary shows just how much the little details count, and there’s nothing quite as impressive as a beautifully crafted, bespoke letterhead. If you’re feeling stuck on choosing a present, this is the perfect piece of understated extravagance to add to the gift basket.
The small, family run Mayfair business, Mount Street Printers specialise in creating timeless paper goods, that look and feel pretty damn fabulous. But if you’re short on time, skip the personal monogramming, and opt for one of their timeless off the shelf sets instead.
Enjoy a stay in five star luxury
No luxury experience of London is complete without a stay in one of its most indulgent and opulent hideaways. Whether you’re staying one night or a week, the feeling of waking up in sumptuous bed linen, followed by a truly relaxing bath and delicious, private breakfast spread is hard to top.
The sophisticated San Domenico House in Chelsea provides one of the most tantalising tastes of luxury in London, with your very own chauffeur and limousine taxi available, gorgeously decorated rooms, and downright regal marble en-suite bathrooms. And with a tempting room service menu, you might never want to leave.
What are your most luxurious treats in London? Share your favourites with us in the comments.