Enveloped by verdant parkland in the heart of Mayfair, Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane is the perfect gateway to the city’s vibrant melting pot of cultures. Who better to draw up a local guide than the Hotel’s in-the-know staff? Tailor your itinerary with their picks; then explore, retreat and repeat.

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A Favourite Shopping Spot from Our Director of Events

– Sasha Taylor, Director of Events

“London is known as one of the world’s fashion capitals, which means you’re never too far from a thriving high street or an array of luxury stores and independent boutiques. My go-to shopping destination is Marylebone High Street, which has a quaint village feel even though it’s in the heart of the West End and not too far from the Hotel. Here you’ll find British brands such as The White Company, alongside premium international fashion shops, luxury beauty stores and buzzing cafés. Go on a Sunday to couple your visit with a stop at the weekly Farmers Market, which offers the finest fresh produce from local producers.”

Where Our Assistant Director of Food and Beverage Dines Out

– Francesco Galletti, Assistant Director of Food and Beverage

“I’m constantly surrounded by top-quality food at our Hotel’s restaurants and bar, but when I want a change of scenery, I love to visit Meraki in Fitzrovia. The contemporary Greek restaurant is a great place to relax with friends and family, and the menu offers a wide selection of dishes to suit all tastes. I recommend any of the fish dishes – all so fresh and full of flavour – and the salt-crusted sea bass is a real standout. Complemented by a great cocktail menu, Meraki is an ideal place to unwind after a busy day in the city.”

The Best Ticket in Town From Our Head Concierge

– Michael Hagan, Head Concierge

“One attraction that’s always on my must-see list is the Victoria and Albert Museum. Known as the V&A, it’s an architecturally stunning building that’s only a short journey from the Hotel and holds the world’s largest collection of applied and decorative arts and design. The museum hosts ticketed exhibitions and events from the biggest names in fashion and art, showcasing everything from on-trend designers to important historical pieces. I recommend the Shall We Dance exhibit, which displays film costumes worn by Fred Astaire and production costumes from the Lion King Theatre. Try to plan at least two days in advance to fully appreciate this impressive museum.”

Where our Spa Director Finds Tranquillity

– Taffryn Ellis, Spa Director

“Although London is a bustling city with endless experiences on offer, I think it’s just as important to connect with nature as part of a wellness routine. London is home to many charming parks, so I make sure to take advantage of these beautiful spaces. I regularly escape to Holland Park in Kensington for a run with views or to the beautiful local gardens on my daily walk. For those who like to meditate, I advise arriving early in the morning and finding a quiet spot in The Kyoto Garden to listen to the soothing sounds of the babbling waterfall and take in a moment of calm.”