With London Fashion Week about to start, the C&C Team have curated their pick of what to do for a weekend in London. Enjoy!
Where to stay
Our absolute favourite place to rest our heads is Ace Hotel in Shoreditch. With it's quirky boutique vibe and great location, what's not to love?
24 hours in London
Start your day with a fresh juice. The hotel has a great juice bar called Lovage which is super convenient for grabbing a juice on-the-go. Or pop round to Albion on Boundary Street (just behind the hotel) to grab a Botanic Lab juice - our personal fave is the Isotonic1 containing activated charcoal.
Just a short walk away is Brick Lane market which hosts a fab vintage market Thursday-Sunday and Old Spitalfields market. Both markets are sure to satisfy your every shopping need and also offer great food options for some much needed re-fuelling.
If you fancy something a little fancier and sit-down, we'd recommend hopping in a cab over to Cecconis in Mayfair which serves the most mouth-watering Italian dishes and proves to be great for people watching. The C&C team spotted Kate Moss dining with Nick Grimshaw during their last visit - cue much starstruck-ness!
From here, you're perfectly placed to trot down to Ralph Lauren and admire the insane homeware, pop in to Chanel and treat yourself to a classic 2.55 or take a stroll through Burlington Arcade and enjoy a box of macaroons from Ladurée.
Just around the corner is the Royal Academy of Arts, a great exhibition space working alongside artists to promote the appreciation and practice of art. With some fab exhibitions coming up, including Abstract Expressionism running until early January, there's sure to be something to satisfy your cultural urges.
A 15 minute walk west will take you to Hyde Park where you can enjoy a leisurely stroll around the park, or a little boating on the Serpentine. The Serpentine Bar & Kitchen proves a great option for a little cake and tea if you need a mid-afternoon pick-me-up.
Finally, head on over to Novikov for a choice of Italian or Asian cuisine to truly indulge in. With incredible interiors and mouth-watering food, this hot-spot is a real treat. Our favourite way to eat here is to ask your server to put together a selection for you - do let them know if you have any allergies or aren't a big fan of spicy food though!
Plus 5 Super Touristy Attractions
1. The Houses of Parliament - when you want a 'serious' touristy attraction
2. Madame Tussauds - it would be a shame to miss this London institution
3. The London Eye - for great panoramic views across London
4. Buckingham Palace - fancy catching a glimpse of the Royals?
5. Tower of London - a historic castle on the banks of the River Thames
(Main image: c/o cityoflondon.gov.uk)