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Black Velvet and a heady Truffle Sour.
110 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AY;
Have a sleepover in a sculpture, namely
Antony Gormley's £1,250-a-night Room,
a one-bedroom suite at Chris Corbin and
Jeremy King's luxury Mayfair hotel, �e
Beaumont. �e opportunity to experience
the unique space, with its view only of
the sky, is one that any contemporary art
fan will relish.
Brown Hart Gardens, W1K 6TF;
Look down over Mayfair from the
wraparound balcony at the prestigious
David Collins-designed, £14,000-a-night
penthouse, Apartment. Once you're in
you'll never want to leave thanks to the
four-poster bed in the master bedroom,
double-height ceilings, fireplace and
round-the-clock butler service. It's a
Carlos Place, W1K 2AL; the-connaught.co.uk
As well as featuring the best of Shoreditch
under one roof - Bulldog Edition coffee
shop, Hoi Polloi brasserie and basement
club Miranda - creative hangout the
Ace Hotel has suites featuring all the
important hipster accoutrements such as
record players, guitars, Smeg fridges and
groovy wall art. Fall asleep to bedtime
stories read by the likes of Will Self.
100 Shoreditch High Street, E1 6JQ;
Well into its fourth decade, Blakes hasn't
lost its glamorous yet resolutely rock 'n'
roll appeal. �e chic hideaway is loved
for its rich decorative style, as seen in
the antique golds of the Cardinal Suite
and the 'white-on-white-on-white' of the
Corfu Suite. Blakes' private residence,
an 18th-century mews house, is nestled
between the main building and the charming
33 Roland Gardens, SW7 3PF;
LIKE A KING
Reasons to love Caprice Holdings' 34
in Mayfair: banoffee waffles and cream,
lobster macaroni and truffle, and bespoke
Champagne coupes based on Kate Moss'
left breast. �e weekend brunch menu
features all its famous steaks, including
Australian Wagyu Grade 7/8 sirloin (£88)
and a USDA Chateaubriand for two (£84).
34 Grosvenor Square, W1K 2HD;
Two years on, André Balazs' Chiltern
Firehouse has still got it. Snag a table in
the pretty courtyard for Nuno Mendes'
near-legendary crab donuts, Firehouse
caesar with crispy chicken skin or a foie gras
terrine with smoked grapes and ibérico ham.
Oysters and Champagne from the cart are
an A-list take on street food.
1 Chiltern Street, W1U 7PA;
Take your hangover to �e Wolseley for
the spicy-yet-soothing kedgeree and a side
order of celebrity sparkle. Don't despair
if you have a late start; the full menu,
available all day from 11.30am, includes
a £77.50 caviar omelette and a showstopping
plateau de fruits de mer with
lobster (£47 per person).
160 Piccadilly, W1J 9EB; thewolseley.com
CUT AT 45 PARK LANE
Sunday brunch by Wolfgang Puck, Oscars
caterer for 22 years and counting, takes its
cues from California, meaning rich Wagyu
burgers, Bloody Marys and fine American
wines alongside healthy heirloom apple
salad, seven-grain granola and tuna tartare
with wasabi aïoli. Live music makes a
'special occasion' of it.
45 Park Lane, W1K 1PN;
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT:
BREAKFAST AT CHILTERN
FIREHOUSE; CUT AT 45 PARK LANE;
HANG OUT AT THE ACE HOTEL
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