011-44-207-916-6060

Ronnie Scott's Club
011-44-207-439-0747

SHOPPING
Blagden Fishmongers

011-44-207-935-8321

Diesel
011-44-207-497-5543

The Duffer of St. George
011-44-207-379-4660

La Fromagerie
011-44-207-359-7440

Levi's
011-44-207-497-0566

Neal's Yard Dairy
011-44-207-240-5700

Westbourne House
011-44-207-727-3553

EXTRACURRICULAR
Charles Worthington

011-44-207-831-5303

West London Shooting School
Middlesex
011-44-208-845-1377

WE SAID...
Here are our favorite London dining rooms and other destinations.


LODGING
Colonnade Town House Hotel

expensive, 011-44-207-286-1052.
We find London's tree-lined, canal-laced Little Venice area impossibly charming, and this beautiful boutique hotel fits right in. Its 43 rooms feature luxurious touches like Frette linens and complimentary fresh fruit but have the intimacy of a private home.

The Rubens at the Palace
expensive, 011-44-207-834-6600.
You may not exactly be living like a Queen, but you'll be living next to a Queen at this cozy, wonderfully staffed hotel across from Buckingham Palace.

DINING
The Portrait Restaurant

expensive, 011-44-207-312-2490. From this rooftop restaurant atop the National Portrait Gallery, you can enjoy panoramic views of Big Ben, Parliament, and Trafalgar Square. You can also enjoy chef Brendan Fyldes' simple, fresh British bites, that, depending on the day, might include a blue-cheese-and-leek quiche or filet of salmon with mash and asparagus spears.

Thierry's
very expensive
011-44-207-352-3365.