London is full of amazing places, however at Brummells of London we believe in exploring the unique and finding the exquisite. That is why we have put together a list of our favourite hidden spots of the city. From food to art, these are the places that Brummells recommend.
In the heart of Covent Garden is a little piece of France. Afternoon tea with carefully crafted home-made cakes and French teas. "Coming from Lyon, the French food capital, I have selected the best quality seasonal products working with French and local suppliers, keeping the food simple but enjoyable for every palate." Co-owner Aurelia Noel-Delclos explains. Escape the busy streets of London and experience the magic that is French foods.
Find these delicious French treats at 30 The Market, Lower Piazza, London, WC2E 8RE
The Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich is an incredible baroque interior, in fact one of the most important in Europe. The paintings were executed by British artist Sir James Thornhill and date back to 1707. This artwork tells stories of political change, scientific and cultural achievements, naval endeavours and commercial enterprise.
It covers an impressive 40,000 square feet and 'reflects the importance of the space the paintings adorn: the hall of a new Royal Hospital for men invalided out of the Navy.' From 1824 until 1924, the Hall was given over to the first National Gallery of Naval art. The last naval pensioners left in 1869, when it was transformed into the Royal Naval College, and then from 1937 it became a dining space for trainee officers of the Royal Navy.
Find out more about the artwork here.
In a unique location of a former Peckham Rye train station ticket office, this exquisite dining experience is a fantastic addition to the expanding dining scene in Peckham.
From whole smoked Welsh lamb shoulder to carrot & chilli tacos with chimichurri, toasted seed crumb, this restaurant has options for all tastes. They have recently been featured in Time Out London, where they were described as South east London's new benchmark. Find out more or book a table here.
Dulwich Picture Gallery houses a collection of over 600 paintings, rich in European masterpieces by the likes of Rembrandt, Rubens, Gainsborough and Canaletto. Described by The Telegraph as "one of Britain's most beautiful galleries.", this is well worth visiting whilst in the area. Visit their website here.
If you are after an afternoon treat, make a stop at The Chin Chin Club in Soho. Europe's First Liquid Nitrogen Ice-Cream Parlour, The Observer labelled them as "The Future of Ice-Cream", with flavours such as Tonka Bean, Cherry Pie Filling and Bee Pollen Honeycomb, if you are looking for something unique for your desert - Chin Chin is the place for you! Visit their website here.
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