It's very rare I pay a visit to Regent Street if I'm doing anything other than shopping. Undeniably, it's one of my favourite streets in London, with it's grand architecture and stunning curved streets- but unless I'm making an Anthropologie pitstop, I'm usually likely to be back of a bus, and admiring it all as I zoom (or snail) home. Now, after spending the weekend on London's most special street, I can confirm, that there is far more to this W1 postcode than a selection of brilliant shops (y'know, if that wasn't already enough), so without further ado...

Staying::

(PJS: Eight Hour Studio)

Hotel Cafe Royal:
For as long as I can remember I've wanted to visit the beautiful Hotel Cafe Royal. Situated at the Piccadilly end of Regent Street, this iconic hideout is, in short, one of the most beautiful places in London. With a fusion of traditional decadent design, and clean modern interiors- the hotel feels fresh and exciting but still embracing the most special things about it's broad history. As you'd imagine for five stars, it's a little bit more of a treat- but even if you fancy heading for a drink (the Oscar Wilde bar is possibly the most decadent room I've been in and I've heard very good things about the Green Bar too), or even a cake at their signature cafe (yup, they do macarons), there's plenty of means of experiencing this stunning London hideout. Additionally, they also have a beautiful spa, which boasts everything from a yoga room, meditation room and unique water relaxation treatments- definitely need to get me a visit!

68 Regent Street, London W1B 4DY

Eating::
sketch:
If there's one place in London I would happily eat breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner or even have cocktails- it would be Sketch. To be totally honest, I'd gladly even sit in there without food just to admire the amazing interiors, but don't get me wrong, Sketch is far more than just some amazing egg shaped toilets. Without a doubt, Sketch is one of my top places for afternoon tea. Unlike most hotels or restaurants, there's a really unique feel to the main pink parlour, and whether you're dressed in a ball gown or jeans and a t-shirt- you'd indefinitely feel more than at home. As well as oozing a complete Wes Anderson movie vibe, the waiters and waitresses are militarily efficient, and the afternoon tea is simply delicious. With bottomless sandwiches, and the option to take anything leftover home in a gorgeous pink paper bag, it's certainly the perfect afternoon tea package (just get there early so you can while away a whole afternoon)!

9 Conduit Street, London W1S 2XG

Aqua Nueva:
Aqua is one of those places that you've probably walked past an infinite amount of times without even realising. Tucked away on the fifth floor just along Argyll Street, Aqua boasts incredible city views with it's cocktail and outdoor terrace, as well as an exciting and delicious Spanish menu, that had both Joe and I wishing we had bigger stomachs! With the lunch menu on our agenda (4 small sharing plates for £21 each), the menu includes everything from roasted vegetables, fresh fish dishes as well as traditional croquette's and Spanish tapas dishes, which offer plenty of selection for both tapas novices and experts alike.

5th Floor, 240 Regent Street, London W1B 3BR

Thomas's:
If you're after some truly quintessential British afternoon dining, then I can assure you don't have to look any further than Thomas's, in the beautiful Burberry flagship. Whether you're after lobster, chicken, afternoon tea or alternative treats from the Aga (which include crumpets and toasted tea cakes)- there really isn't anywhere better to sit and while away a couple of hours. On top of that, they've also opened an adorable stationary shop on the same floor, with personalisation available too- so if you're feeling fancy after some scones, definitely pay that a visit too!

Burberry, 5 Vigo St, London W1B 4TB

tibits:
Now, this is a place I am shocked I didn't have on my radar until now. A cosy vegetarian restaurant huddled amongst Regent's Streets side streets, this place offers a fresh buffet (or self service) of healthy, tasty dishes- which really give the buffet cliche a whole new meaning. Think bulgur wheat salads, sweet potato fries and raw, clean (and deliciously indulgent) desserts that'll have you going up again and again. On top of that, this gorgeous little places does take-away too- so if you're after a quick and nutritious lunch- this is the place for you.

12-14 Heddon St, London W1B 4DA

Doing::
DryBy:
Now, I'm usually a little bit scared of blow-dry bars. My hair is baby-fine and often it takes more than a good blow dry for it to stay in place and feel good... Well- meet the ladies at DryBy, a new hair and nail bar- designed to recreate the traditional blow dry and salon experience. This place is incredibly chilled, beautifully designed (yup, I got Instagrams a plenty)- and all of the staff are knowledgeable, welcoming and hugely friendly. With a cookbook of five key styles to chose from (which they can obviously adapt based on your preference), as well as manis and pedis readily available for same time service (they also do gel nail art which made me very happy)- this place is one to bookmark and check out.

12-14 Heddon St, London W1B 4DA

The Crazy Coqs:
Have you ever thought about going to a cabaret night in London? I certainly hadn't until I'd heard about The Crazy Coqs! Quick to assume it 'wouldn't be my thing'- Joe and I headed to the Parisian inspired Brasserie Zedel for an evening of intimate stories and songs with singer Stacey Sullivan, and were both blown away by how special the evening was (I may have even shed a tear during her last song). With The Crazy Coqs situated in an art deco inspired underground part of the restaurant, it was an incredibly fun way of doing something different during a night in London.

12-14 Heddon St, London W1B 4DA

Thank you Regent Street for helping organising such a fun weekend!


x

It's very rare I pay a visit to Regent Street if I'm doing anything other than shopping. Undeniably, it's one of my favourite streets in London, with it's grand architecture and stunning curved streets- but unless I'm making an Anthropologie pitstop, I'm usually likely to be back of a bus, and admiring it all as I zoom (or snail) home. Now, after spending the weekend on London's most special street, I can confirm, that there is far more to this W1 postcode than a selection of brilliant shops (y'know, if that wasn't already enough), so without further ado...

Staying::

(PJS: Eight Hour Studio)

Hotel Cafe Royal:
For as long as I can remember I've wanted to visit the beautiful Hotel Cafe Royal. Situated at the Piccadilly end of Regent Street, this iconic hideout is, in short, one of the most beautiful places in London. With a fusion of traditional decadent design, and clean modern interiors- the hotel feels fresh and exciting but still embracing the most special things about it's broad history. As you'd imagine for five stars, it's a little bit more of a treat- but even if you fancy heading for a drink (the Oscar Wilde bar is possibly the most decadent room I've been in and I've heard very good things about the Green Bar too), or even a cake at their signature cafe (yup, they do macarons), there's plenty of means of experiencing this stunning London hideout. Additionally, they also have a beautiful spa, which boasts everything from a yoga room, meditation room and unique water relaxation treatments- definitely need to get me a visit!

68 Regent Street, London W1B 4DY

Eating::
sketch:
If there's one place in London I would happily eat breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner or even have cocktails- it would be Sketch. To be totally honest, I'd gladly even sit in there without food just to admire the amazing interiors, but don't get me wrong, Sketch is far more than just some amazing egg shaped toilets. Without a doubt, Sketch is one of my top places for afternoon tea. Unlike most hotels or restaurants, there's a really unique feel to the main pink parlour, and whether you're dressed in a ball gown or jeans and a t-shirt- you'd indefinitely feel more than at home. As well as oozing a complete Wes Anderson movie vibe, the waiters and waitresses are militarily efficient, and the afternoon tea is simply delicious. With bottomless sandwiches, and the option to take anything leftover home in a gorgeous pink paper bag, it's certainly the perfect afternoon tea package (just get there early so you can while away a whole afternoon)!

9 Conduit Street, London W1S 2XG

Aqua Nueva:
Aqua is one of those places that you've probably walked past an infinite amount of times without even realising. Tucked away on the fifth floor just along Argyll Street, Aqua boasts incredible city views with it's cocktail and outdoor terrace, as well as an exciting and delicious Spanish menu, that had both Joe and I wishing we had bigger stomachs! With the lunch menu on our agenda (4 small sharing plates for £21 each), the menu includes everything from roasted vegetables, fresh fish dishes as well as traditional croquette's and Spanish tapas dishes, which offer plenty of selection for both tapas novices and experts alike.

5th Floor, 240 Regent Street, London W1B 3BR

Thomas's:
If you're after some truly quintessential British afternoon dining, then I can assure you don't have to look any further than Thomas's, in the beautiful Burberry flagship. Whether you're after lobster, chicken, afternoon tea or alternative treats from the Aga (which include crumpets and toasted tea cakes)- there really isn't anywhere better to sit and while away a couple of hours. On top of that, they've also opened an adorable stationary shop on the same floor, with personalisation available too- so if you're feeling fancy after some scones, definitely pay that a visit too!

Burberry, 5 Vigo St, London W1B 4TB

tibits:
Now, this is a place I am shocked I didn't have on my radar until now. A cosy vegetarian restaurant huddled amongst Regent's Streets side streets, this place offers a fresh buffet (or self service) of healthy, tasty dishes- which really give the buffet cliche a whole new meaning. Think bulgur wheat salads, sweet potato fries and raw, clean (and deliciously indulgent) desserts that'll have you going up again and again. On top of that, this gorgeous little places does take-away too- so if you're after a quick and nutritious lunch- this is the place for you.

12-14 Heddon St, London W1B 4DA

Doing::
DryBy:
Now, I'm usually a little bit scared of blow-dry bars. My hair is baby-fine and often it takes more than a good blow dry for it to stay in place and feel good... Well- meet the ladies at DryBy, a new hair and nail bar- designed to recreate the traditional blow dry and salon experience. This place is incredibly chilled, beautifully designed (yup, I got Instagrams a plenty)- and all of the staff are knowledgeable, welcoming and hugely friendly. With a cookbook of five key styles to chose from (which they can obviously adapt based on your preference), as well as manis and pedis readily available for same time service (they also do gel nail art which made me very happy)- this place is one to bookmark and check out.

12-14 Heddon St, London W1B 4DA

The Crazy Coqs:
Have you ever thought about going to a cabaret night in London? I certainly hadn't until I'd heard about The Crazy Coqs! Quick to assume it 'wouldn't be my thing'- Joe and I headed to the Parisian inspired Brasserie Zedel for an evening of intimate stories and songs with singer Stacey Sullivan, and were both blown away by how special the evening was (I may have even shed a tear during her last song). With The Crazy Coqs situated in an art deco inspired underground part of the restaurant, it was an incredibly fun way of doing something different during a night in London.

12-14 Heddon St, London W1B 4DA

Thank you Regent Street for helping organising such a fun weekend!


x

48 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos and great ideas!!

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  2. I really need to go to Sketch, the interior looks incredible!

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  3. It looks like you had an amazing weekend here, and who knew that all these goodies were tucked away behind the shops of Regent Street? The Hotel Cafe Royal looks so lovely and I've heard such good things about the bars, so I must visit one day. And sketch has been on my list of places to eat, and the interior is so dreamy, i definitely need to visit this summer :) x
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  4. your photos are stunning and sketch looks incredible! insanely jealous of that amazing hotel you stayed in!

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  5. this is such a beautiful and helpful post! I need to go to Sketch asap xx

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  6. I recently told a friend that I was off to London with friends for the day, and they immediately asked if I was going shopping. London has so much more to offer than just that! I must say, I had no idea Regent Street had so many wonderful places on it other than shops, though. Sketch looks particularly fantastic and I was looking for somewhere unique to take my friends for afternoon tea in the next month... it's ideal!

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  7. Lovely post! Sketch sounds amazing, I need to try there and I love the interior! :)

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  8. Regent Street is my absolute fave street! Carnaby street is amazing too, though as is Brick lane (is that even a street?)

    Georgia x | GeorgiaNicolaou Blog

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  9. LOVE this post, Liv your photography is just incredible!!

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  10. lovely blog post, it looks so nice! I'm 100% going to pay these places a visit when I'm next in London.

    Jess
    justthatgirlonline.blogspot.com

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  11. I love your stripey shirt - gorgeous pictures too.

    Lizzie Dripping

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  12. I love this post so much! Sounds like a perfect way to spend a weekend! Afternoon tea at Sketch is definitely a must.

    Ekaete x

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  13. So many cool addresses here! I remember moving to London about 4 years ago and spending most my Saturday night at Aqua. I mean, their cocktails are just so, so good!

    - Elodie x
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  14. Your photos are all so gorgeous! I'm definitely going to have to try out some of these places, I've never even heard of some of them! x

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  15. Beautiful photos and all of these things look like so much fun!
    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD

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  16. I went to Zedel last Saturday and loved it! So many hidden gems in that part of town!
    x

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  17. Hi! Nice images! I really want to go to London one day! It's one of my big dreams :)

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  18. Amazing! I love the look of Sketch - definitely have to pay a visit.

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  19. I love guides like this, would like to see some more in future.
    I'm going to London next week and I can't wait.

    Kathryn /Cherries in the Snow

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  20. Your photography is so gorgeous! I'd especially love to pay a visit to Sketch (those pink seats.. *swoon*) and Aqua Nueva.

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  21. DryBy sounds fab! And I absolutely adore Sketch, I visited a couple of weeks ago and have fallen head over heels in love! x

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  22. I can just seriously never get over how good your blog photos are. SO MUCH BLOG ENVY.
    Love this post!
    Love
    Ana
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  23. These photos are so perfect, absolutely love them! :) xx

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  24. Love the idea of Dryby. Great post, so often it's only shopping that comes to mind in London but there is so much more to see. xx

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  25. definitely going to have to try sketch and tibits! beautiful photography as always

    Rose and Weston x

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  26. So glad that you shared this post!! Absolutely want to go to all of them and did not know about any of them!! Thank you! :)

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  27. What beautiful pictures and places! I must make sure I spend more time on Regent Street in the future!
    Megan x
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  28. Love this post! Makes me want to live in London or at least visit very soon.

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  29. such a lovely and detailed post, seems like you had a beautiful time!
    Mantenso xx
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  30. Sketch looks delightful, I wanna go for tea
    Lauren
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  31. Great post!! Your outfit is so cool! Love that trench coat!!

    Andrea.

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  32. Gorgeous photo diary! Love the photography. Burberry forever <3
    xoxo

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  33. Sketch looks absolutely charming, can't wait to visit during my next trip :)

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  34. omg I have always wanted to go to that pink restaurant
    xo
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  35. You have some beautiful photos and that's a great ideas!

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  36. Regent Street always stresses me out, probably because whenever I find myself there it's either the weekend or peak times! But you're right, it's a truly beautiful street. Thank you for this post - I really want to visit Aqua now!

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  37. I have wanted to eat at Sketch for AGES

    xo Camilla

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  38. So so desperately want to visit Sketch - it looks absolutely beautiful.

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  39. i loved your outfit and everything about this post!

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  40. What beautiful photos. I am so happy that I stumbled on your blog!!

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  41. I've always wanted to go to Sketch because the interior is literally the coolest.

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  42. omg, a pink restaurant?? yes please!!

    everything in this post is just so pretty and lovely colors!

    Ayre

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  43. I like your blog style. I also associated Regent Street mostly with shopping but thank you for showing me a different pov.

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  44. Great photos, you really had great time

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