A Perfect Day in London

Through our personal experiences, local connections and client feedback, we know how to create the ideal itinerary in cities around the world. Add in the benefits you receive through SELECT Hotels & Resorts, and this could be your perfect day in London.
Start your day off with chill vibes in the open air at Lido-the exclusive rooftop restaurant at Mondrian Shoreditch hotel. With its Moroccaninspired pool and retractable glass roof, it's the perfect place to enjoy a peaceful morning before heading out into the busy streets of London. As a perk of booking through our agency, enjoy a complimentary breakfast for two daily, including a classic full English breakfast along with American favorites.

Staying at the Mondrian Shoreditch hotel, it's only a 15-minute walk to one of London's most famous weekend markets: the iconic Columbia Road Flower Market. Wander the narrow street packed with vendors, their carts spilling over with fragrant bouquets interspersed between over 60 independent shops, from artisan cupcake bakeries to vintage shops and coffeehouses.
For a panoramic view of the city-other than the London Eye-head to the tallest structure in the country and London's newest landmark: The Shard. This aptly named glass building shoots up into the air with a sweeping view of all of London and River Thames below. Splurge for a roof garden ticket and enjoy a refreshment while you take in the breathtaking views.
From The Shard, a short stroll will take you to one of Europe's prime foodie strongholds just in time for lunch. At Borough Market, there are enough options to make even the most ambitious appetites linger in mouthwatering indecision. Pace yourself and opt for small samples as you wander the numerous food stalls, selling everything from giant skillets of steaming paella to perfectly arranged towers of artisan meats and cheeses and street food from tacos to Thai and everything in between.
Borough Market is located in one of the most scenic and walkable parts of London. Take a short stroll across the iconic London Bridge for some more oh-so-English views, passing the Monument to the Great Fire and stopping at the charming St. Dunstan and the East Church Garden before arriving at the Tower of London. For a full-access tour of this historic fortress, palace and prison without the long waits, opt for a Beefeater guide. Plus, you'll have VIP access to see the crown jewels!
Continue your walking tour back to Shoreditch, bypassing the faster Commercial Street route and instead taking Brick Lane. This stretch of road boasts the highest density of street art in East London, its walls splashed in vibrant works by famous artists including Banksy and Ben Eine. This main artery will pass the majority of the large works, but there are dozens of others hiding down forgotten alleys and tucked in covert corners. For street art aficionados, opt for a guide who can take you on a tour of all the lesserknown works.
The end of Brick Lane will drop you near Boxpark, the perfect place to kick back and relax. Constructed from upcycled shipping containers, this popup mall is a trendy hub for tiny shops and cafes offering both indoor and outdoor seating. After your meal, walk a block west back to the hotel to relax with a massage or spa treatment.
Contact our agency today to book your perfect day in London!