5 Chic Hangouts In London
September 19, 2018 | BY Olivia Buckingham
With London Fashion Week ending and London Design Festival continuing through the week, the city is aflutter with artists, celebrities and plenty of parties. Fancy a little star spotting? Olivia Buckingham shares five places to do just that
Annabel's has been at its new home for six months now, and it's still very much the talk of the town. One of the world's most iconic nightclubs, it has been reimagined in an 18th century grade one listed house filled with restaurants, bars, a cigar salon and a fabulous garden where rock meets royalty.
Just a few hours ago, Victoria Beckham showcased her SS19 looks straight hot off the runway to celebrate 10 years in the fashion industry.
Find out more at annabels.co.uk
Blakes Hotel is synonymous with modern decadence. If you haven't secured a room here, don't let that stop you from you from coming around for a drink—and to marvel at owner Anouska Hempel's impeccable taste in decor.
Enjoy handpicked wines and mingle with cool crowds at teh grand central bar, or for a more discreet tipple, head down to one of London's best kept secrets—the very sexy Blakes Below.
Find out more at blakeshotels.com
With very little time to sit down and actually eat during the hectic schedules of LFW and LDF, the new express lunch menu at Isabel—sister restaurant to the infamous Casa Cruz—provides the perfect refuel.
Situated in the heart of Mayfair, one can escape the hustle and bustle to enjoy the restaurant's South American-inspired dishes, from the pizzette with artichoke to blackened chicken. Enjoy yours with a cheeky glass of wine.
Find out more at isabelw1.london
The cool kids are coming back to Notting hill and that’s thanks to the opening of Laylow. Think bottle green velvet and bubble gum pink interiors that house a nightclub, private dining apartment, restaurant and rooftop.
This achingly cool establishment is a hub for fashion and music industry key players—Mick Jagger even chose Laylow as the venue for The Rolling Stones’ after-party following their farewell tour gig at Twickenham Stadium.
Find out more on their Facebook page
After the success of Zela Ibiza, Zela London jet into town just in time for LFW. With names such as Enrique Iglesias, Rafael Nadal and Cristiano Ronaldo behind the restaurant, it's sure to be a hit merging the world of music, fashion and sport.
With Ricardo Sanz at the helm, the restaurant focuses on Meppon cuisine; Japanese techniques applied to mediterranean produce. Don't forget to try their cocktails, which fuse Eastern and Western influences.
Find out more at melondonhotel.com
This article first appeared on hk.asiatatler.com.
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