The Luxe List July 2019 – Part Two

With so much going on this month, we bring you The Luxe List July 2019 Part Two!  Filled with designer delights like brand new Burberry Afternoon Tea at Thomas’, and gorgeous sun-drenched terraces with a taste of California at M Victoria and the Sekforde Spritz Garden at Heads and Tails in West Hampstead, here’s another 10 reasons why London is slaying it this summer!

Burberry Afternoon Tea

The Luxe List July 2019 Part Two - Burberry Afternoon Tea at Thomas'
The Luxe List July 2019 Part Two – Burberry Afternoon Tea at Thomas’

London’s most fashionable Afternoon Tea has launched at the Burberry flagship store on 121 Regent Street. The classic mid day treat will honour the house’s founder, Thomas Burberry at all day café Thomas’ Cafe within the store.  With a selection of finger sandwiches, scones and crumpets, sweet treats will include a passionfruit and milk chocolate Burberry bar featuring the house’s new signature house code of interlocking TB initials.  Available now from £32pp

The Little Blue Door’s Gin Inspired Summer Terrace

The Luxe List July 2019 Part Two - The Little Blue Door’s Gin Inspired Summer Terrace
The Luxe List July 2019 Part Two – The Little Blue Door’s Gin Inspired Summer Terrace

Teaming up with independent distillers William Grant & Sons, The Little Blue Door Fulham has had a summer makeover with a gin inspired terrace for the warmer months.

The Luxe List July 2019 Part Two - The Little Blue Door’s Indoor Conservatory
The Luxe List July 2019 Part Two – The Little Blue Door’s Indoor Conservatory

The makeover features a special indoor astroturfed botanical conservatory which will shelter Londoners from unpredictable weather, and an outdoor space to provide the perfect al fresco drinking spot with garden furniture and parasols.  There’s also a happy hour running every day throughout summer with special offers 6pm – 9pm and a new thirst quenching cocktail menu.

The Sekforde Spritz Garden at Heads & Tails, West Hampstead

The Luxe List July 2019 Part Two - The Sekforde Spritz Garden at Heads & Tails, West Hampstead
The Luxe List July 2019 Part Two – The Sekforde Spritz Garden at Heads & Tails, West Hampstead

All summer long, you can enjoy a special menu at Heads & Tails cocktail bar created by their skilled bartenders.  Four spritzes that are low in alcohol in sugar but big on flavour with a choice of Med bitters and Sekforde botanical mixers are the perfect tonic to enjoy on their outdoor terrace.  Our fave? ‘Lost in Paris’ with strawberry liquer, rhubarb and Sicilian orange Sekforde mixer.

California Terrace at M Victoria

The Luxe List July 2019 - The California Terrace at M Restaurant, Victoria
The Luxe List July 2019 – The California Terrace at M Restaurant, Victoria

For a taste of the Cali high life this summer, look no further than M Victoria!  Their front terrace has been transformed with palm trees, surfboards and sky blue parasols!  Feel the sunshine vibes with an al fresco glass or two of Californian wines from El Dorado to the infamous Napa Valley while feasting on delicious summer dishes like fresh Avocado escabeche with fennel, pink grapefruit and yuzu caviar, along with butter-poached mullet with honey nut sqaush, mustard emulsion and shellfish oil.

New Weekend Brunch at Hakkasan Hanway Place

Hakkasan’s new weekend brunch menu launched last weekend, taking inspiration from ancient Chinese banqueting rituals in which guests would share dinner and build relationships with their fellow diners around the table.  The four course menu will feature an extensive range of dim sum, wok dishes, signature cocktails, classic Chinese teas and a number of wine and Champagne options.  Highlights will include the crispy duck salad with pomelo, pine nut, and shallot, and truffle chicken shui mai with tobiko, while dessert will offer up a delicious chocolate clay pot with dark chocolate cream, cocoa nibs, and mandarin ice. Vegetarian Menu also available, priced from £50 – £62pp featuring a resident DJ from midday to 6pm.

Echoes of Light at JD Malat Gallery

The Luxe List July 2019 Part Two - Echoes of Light Exhibition from Andy Moses at JD Malat Gallery
The Luxe List July 2019 Part Two – Echoes of Light Exhibition from Andy Moses at JD Malat Gallery

Coinciding with the Mayfair based JD Malat Gallery’s landmark 1stanniversary, LA based artist Andy Moses has made his London debut with a solo exhibition which will be on show until Saturday 20thJuly.  ‘Echoes of Light’ which has been curated by Larry Bell – one of America’s more influential artists will feature a selection of concave paintings, along with Andy’s newest circleand hexagonal pieces.

Central Regional Dinner at Franco’s

The Luxe List July 2019 Part One - Central Regional Dinner at Franco's
The Luxe List July 2019 Part Two – Central Regional Dinner at Franco’s

On Wednesday 24th July, Franco’s in Mayfair is hosting a Central Regional Dinner to explore dishes from Tuscany, Marche, Lazio, Abruzzo and Umbria.

Showcasing the Italian culture, history and passion for gastronomy, the six course dinner will celebrate authentic tastes with an optional premium wine flight to accompany the food.  Expect delights like lobster and pea gnudi and saltimbocca with aubergine mille foille!

£80pp, with optional wine flight at £40pp.

Sanderson London’s Berners Street Terrace with BOMBAY SAPPHIRE Limited Edition English Estate

The Luxe List July 2019 Part Two - Berner’s Terrace at Sanderson London with BOMBAY SAPPHIRE Limited Edition English Estate
The Luxe List July 2019 Part Two – Berners Street Terrace at Sanderson London with BOMBAY SAPPHIRE Limited Edition English Estate

Escape the hustle and bustle of the capital in the tranquillity of Sanderson London’s Berners Street Terrace whilst sipping on delicious cocktails made with BOMBAY SAPPHIRE’s Limited Edition English Estate gin.   Infusing the familiar citrus notes with Pennyroyal mint, rosehip and toasted hazelnut botanicals, you can enjoy concoctions like the English Summer Time and the Hampshire Tonic right through until September priced at £12 per cocktail.

Brand Spanking New Signature Classes at Third Space

From 1stJuly, the coolest kick ass health club Third Space is introducing a new 45 minute class called ‘Lift’.  This unique strength training class using heavy kettlebells and dumbbells will be deliberately limited in numbers to ensure a more personal experience between trainers and attendees.  Meanwhile, Just Ride’ will take particapants on a euphoric musical journey with a specially curated soundtrack.

Jason Atherton and The Social Company launch Pavlova’s at The Victoria Palace Theatre

The Luxe List July 2019 Part Two - Jason Atherton and The Social Company launch Pavlova’s at The Victoria Palace Theatre
The Luxe List July 2019 Part Two – Jason Atherton and The Social Company launch Pavlova’s at The Victoria Palace Theatre

Opening this month at The Victoria Palace Theatre, Atherton’s first theatre bar Pavlova’s in partnership with Sir Cameron Mackintosh is named after the legendary Russian ballerina whose statue graces the top of the theatre.  With a drinks list curated by the group’s Bar Manager Joy Doy, the menu will have a strong gin focus with a hidden gin cupboard storing no less than 38 varieties.  Signature cocktail ‘The Dying Swan’ – a combination of gin, elderflower, citrus, cucumber and herbs (£9), features a music box which when opened, reveals a rotating ballerina.

For The Luxe List July Part One, click here