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London is a must-see for every European vacation. This city is famous for its history and culture, gorgeous architecture, diverse museums and pubs. Many people dream to visit London and when it finally happens, they may have a very short period of time there.

That’s why it is really important to know which places are worth it. So today, I am going to give you some advice on it.

I have lived in London for more than 20 years, have visited a lot of places and to be honest, it was quite challenging for me to pick the most favorite ones. Below is my must-see list for London where I mentioned truly best of the best.

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Best to have a cigar

James J. Fox

The best and oldest tobacco shop in London with helpful staff and a big choice of high-quality cigars. There is a nice lounge with sofas where you can enjoy your cigar and free coffee or tea. If you have some spare time, visit their small museum showcasing the chair Churchill used.

Address: 19 St James’s St, St. James’s, London, SW1A 1ES, United Kingdom

Best to play golf

Highgate Golf Club

A hidden gem close to the city. Welcoming service, great views, immaculate course. After the game you can enjoy the sunset on the terrace while having delicious food and good wine. A great place to spend time with your friends or colleagues.

Address: Denewood Rd, Highgate, London, N6 4AH, United Kingdom

Best for yachting

Royal Thames Yacht Club

Very simple outside, but gorgeous inside. Decent yachts, excellent conference rooms, beautiful restaurant, extremely attentive staff, gorgeous view over Hyde Park. This calm place is the perfect choice for a relaxing weekend.

Address: 60 Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7LF, United Kingdom

Best to have a steak

Marcellaio RC

The chain of six restaurants, each of them is great. All steaks are of the highest quality and come from Italy. Meat is always perfectly cooked and served, waiters are welcoming and gladly help you choose the perfect wine for your steak. You will enjoy every minute here for sure.

Address: Arch 24, 229 Union St, London, SE1 0LR, United Kingdom

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Best to eat Italian

Gola

A small and cozy place with nice and funky decor. An extensive menu with the best italian pizza and pasta, big choice of wine, attentive and friendly staff. A piece of Italy in London.

Address: 787 Fulham Rd, Fulham, London, SW6 5HD, United Kingdom

Best terrace/cocktail bar

The Churchill Bar and Terrace

A unique cocktail bar, which is located in Hyatt Regency London. This place will impress you whether you want to enjoy your meal here, have some drinks or even smoke a cigar. Any cocktail can be adjusted to your preferences. If you visit this bar, an exceptional evening is guaranteed.

Address: Hyatt Regency, 30 Portman Square, Marylebone, London, W1H 7BH, United Kingdom

The Rooftop St. James

This classy rooftop is situated on the 7th floor of the Trafalgar Hotel and has an impressive view to central London. Great atmosphere, tasty food and wonderful cocktails. This place is very popular and busy, so you better book a table in advance.

Address: 2 Spring Gardens, St. James’s, London, SW1A 2TS, United Kingdom

Madison

A bar in the heart of the city with great views and atmosphere. They have nice and loud music on Friday and Saturday nights and the place is full of people. On weekdays you can calmly enjoy fantastic drinks, excellent food and breathtaking sunset views.

Address: Rooftop Terrace One, New Change, London EC4M 9AF, United Kingdom

Best for special occasion

Boisdale of Belgravia

The restaurant is located 5 minutes away from the Victoria Station. Here you can have delicious food and drinks, experience great service and enjoy cigar at the cigar terrace. But what makes this place specially attractive is live music, which will surely make your evening special and charming.

Address:15 Eccleston St, Belgravia, London, SW1W 9LX, United Kingdom

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SUSHISAMBA

This restaurant is situated on the 38th and 39th floors of the Heron Tower and has a 360 degree view of London. The perfect place for a special evening, you will remember it for a long time. Only great dishes, outstanding service and best drinks.

Address: Heron Tower, London, EC2N 4AY, United Kingdom

Best shopping

Westfield Shopping Center

Very large shopping center where you can literally find everything you want. They have many shops, food court and a cinema so you can even spend the whole day there. Good choice for family shopping.

Address: Westfield Shopping Centre, Shepherd’s Bush, London W12 7GG, United Kingdom

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Bond Street

The famous street full of boutiques where you can purchase expensive and prestigious items. It has been popular since 18th century and remains so since then.

Address: Bond street, London, United Kingdom

Best for coffee

London Grind

Best coffee shop in London with great atmosphere and interior. Here you can have your meal, cocktails and coffee as well. It is located in the city center and is quite popular, good choice for a quick business meeting.

Address: 2 London Bridge, London, SE1 9RA, United Kingdom

Best for fish

Smith’s

Best seafood restaurant in London with great views of the Thames and Tower Bridge. The food is incredibly delicious and the service is excellent. The kind of a place you want to visit again and again.

Address: 22 Wapping High St, St Katharine’s & Wapping, London, E1W 1NJ, United Kingdom

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Alessandro Rocco Pietrocola is an entrepreneur and investor based in London and operating mainly in Europe, Asia and Oceania with main focus on UK, Baltic Countries, Russia, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Middle East and New Zealand as area of interest! At the moment is the CEO of Astorts Group. He is an UK FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) Approved Person and is has great experience as director of regulated companies. He uses to dedicate part of his life to inspire others and help them achieve the most out of their life. Since he was 20, he had successfully founded and managed several companies operating in the field of management consulting, wealth management and fintech. He loves travelling, he is a cigars lover, an amateur golfer and a dapper man.

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