Ralph Lauren's Guide to London
“I’ve always loved the English—not only their style, but their way of living,” says Ralph Lauren. The legendary designer, who just opened an outpost of Ralph’s Coffee & Bar in Mayfair, shares his go-to haunts.
The Colony Grill Room at the Beaumont
Classics like chicken potpie reign at this stylish dining room off Brown Hart Gardens. colonygrillroom.com.
This iconic hotel is worth the splurge. And with its forthcoming cookbook, you can soon bring executive chef Martyn Nail’s luxurious dishes home. claridges.co.uk.
The celebrity hangout continues to sizzle, with fantastic plates like cauliflower hearts drizzled with vegetarian XO sauce. chilternfirehouse.com.
The Richmond neighborhood shop-restaurant-garden mash-up is expanding to Covent Garden. petershamnurseries.com.
Ralph's Coffee & Bar
The fashion designer’s clubby new equestrian-themed café on a fashion-boutique-riddled corner is the first to introduce La Colombe coffee across the pond. ralphlauren.co.uk.
Architect John Pawson and Dutch firm OMA restored a 1960s-era Kensington building into this contemporary design center. designmuseum.org.
This members-only club recently refurbished its Mayfair town house, but the Anglo-French food has stayed consistent (and strong) with dishes like steak tartare and roast chicken. marksclub.co.uk.
National Portrait Gallery
An absolute must: There are more than 20,000 pieces to enjoy in this niche collection. npg.org.uk.