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One Woman’s Ideal Day in London’s Knightsbridge

In partnership with the Bulgari London.

The Knightsbridge-Chelsea area is perhaps London’s most elite and fashion-forward neighborhood, with some of the best shops, restaurants and hotels in the entire city. The chic neighborhood is best visited with a vetted plan to make sure you hit all the can’t-miss attractions. A member of Indagare’s marketing team, Annabel Learner, was raised in the British capital and is a bona fide expert on the city’s traditional favorites and up-and-coming hot spots. She outlines her ideal day in the glamorous district, from visiting a gallery designed by one of the most famous female architects, Zaha Hadid, to shopping for fashion in Sloane Square.

Morning

Wake up at the sleek, stylish Bulgari Hotel, which is located just steps from the iconic Hyde Park. Begin the morning with a stroll through the beautiful manicured gardens or rent a boat and paddle alongside swans on the Serpentine lake.

Then, visit the Zaha Hadid–designed Serpentine Gallery to see its latest art exhibit. After some fresh air, get a caffeine fix at Ottolenghi, an Israeli restaurant and London classic (don’t miss the cloud-like meringues). Continue on to Harvey Nichols and Harrods for great high-end shopping. Pick up some goods for a picnic at Harrods Food Hall, where you can find everything from an assortment of Italian meats to hand-sliced Scottish smoked salmon, and grab some chocolates and biscuits at the Confectionary Room for a sweet treat.

Midday

After a morning of shopping in Knightsbridge, walk down Sloane Street—known for its beautiful window displays—until you hit Sloane Square, which is bustling with boutiques, cafés and sophisticated locals. Wander into the Saatchi Gallery to view the latest contemporary art exhibit. Bookworms should be sure to stop into John Sandoe Books, a treasure trove with books piled high on the walls.

After a long day walking around the neighborhood, head back to the Bulgari Hotel and take advantage of the beautiful spa before dinner.

Evening

Dine at Zuma, known for its stylish interior, chic crowd and fresh sushi (the spider crab roll is a favorite). After dinner, cap off your night with a drink at The Botanist, a buzzy hotspot.

Contact Indagare for assistance planning a trip to the Bulgari London. Our specialists can customize your itinerary to include great meals, excursions and special activities.

– Annabel Learner on February 26, 2018

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