4 London spots to lose track of time

There aren’t many places where one can find sanctuary in Central London - with bustling crowds and inclement weather, discovering a space where you can relax really is a rare modern luxury. From chic eateries to glamorous book shops, here are our four places we’re happy to get lost in London.

 

Maison Assouline, Piccadilly

The famed book store, housed in a former bank designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens 1922, is laden with an extensive collection of extravagant books, artworks, antiques and cabinets of curiosity and home to Swans Bar. A short walk from Piccadilly Circus, it’s the perfect location to slip away and enjoy a coffee or a cocktail or to simply flip through the books and browse the antique furniture.

What to do: Order a glass of champagne and read a good book

 

 

Thomas’ Cafe, Burberry Flagship, Regent Street

Located inside the colossal Burberry Flagship, Thomas’ is tucked away at the back (or via small side entrance) and is a small slice of peace just off of one the busiest streets in London. Once you spend a couple of hours there you’ll realise why we continue to return.

What to do: Order the Sutton Hoo chicken & Avocado toasted sandwich & watch the world go by.

Bloomsbury Club Bar, The Bloomsbury Hotel, Great Russell St

Located on the lower ground of The Bloomsbury Hotel, the Bloomsbury Club bar is a dark intimate space, ideal for a quiet escape during the day or a glamorous getaway during the evening. During the warmer months, the adjoining outdoor space, strung in fairy lights will become your new summer haunt.

What to do: Pick a signature cocktail and dress to the nines in the evening.

Ralph's Coffee & Bar, Ralph Lauren, Regent Street

With the mood of an East Coast gentleman’s club, Ralph’s is complete with everything you would expect from the man behind the brand. With only enough room to seat 40, it's a cosy spaces that sings the brands praises in the chicest way possible.

What to do: Order an 'Air Mail' cocktail and the New England Lobster roll.

 

LifestyleZak Walton