A perfect stay in London should include a stay at the wonderful Connaught in any renovated room/suite preferable starting from the third category on, since rooms tend to be on the small side, besides that fact the Connaught is almost perfect, unbeatable quite location close enough to the best restaurants and shops of the city, impeccable service, truly impressive they really have taken note from the Asians, maybe it has something to do with Aman’s since they have a tiny Aman Spa, with a very pleasant swimming pool. And a fantastic gourmet option from Helene Darroze/ Spelette for lunch, tea or dinner (try the crab cakes, if you have lunch, if you have dinner prepare for a gourmet feast).

Our applause to General Manager Guillaunme as he is doing a great work; he’ll be a round if you need anything.

We suggest you buy from the hotel the great unguents from Bamford, they remind us of our worldwide favorites from Como Shambala, and another great option across the street Asop are another great products, every restaurant we visit had their soaps in the bathrooms and boy they smell good.

Our favorite lunch spot is just around the corner from the hotel: Scott’s, ask for table # 10) and please try the Dover Dole mennieur.

On arrival day after usually a long flight a light meal is the ideal choice and nothing better than Japanese for that, the best one in this category is also within walking distance: Umu (great Kaiseki)

In terms of restaurants the list is getting longer, same goes with the shops, but two must does are: Tea time preferable at your hotel (must of the top hotels are having excellent tea’s) and nothing represent more the London experience like Tea. And a must do in any visit in London is Alain Yaus: Yahuatcha, wao! The best Din Sum ever, some of them not to be missing are: Shangai dumplings *, wild mushroom dumpling, *, lobster spinach dumpling; king crab tobiko; scallop shu mai. Drinks: Mojito, Hakka or Bellini.

One to impressed you partner at your arrival have Bamford to customized a Rolex and have it in you your room for you arrival (3 weeks in advance).

Warm Regards,

Guillermo Pardo