London Calling. This majestic city must be discovered. Indeed in every corner, in its narrow streets, in its buildings the capital hides secrets and pieces of history. The atmosphere that can be felt, walking around the city, is surreal. It is a mix between modernity and the England of the Victorian Age. If you are planning a trip and you have not idea about the destination yet, just follow the advice of “The Clash”, because nowadays, more than ever, London Calling and we are giving you the latest London city guide.
Here below you can find some places where you may have a nice dinner, a cocktail or spend a good night. The projects of SHH Architets perfectly reflect this marriage between past and present of London.
THE TRAFALGAR ST JAMES
As the name reminds, this hotel is located in Trafalgar Square, in the centre of the city and it couldn’t be missed in any London city guide. SHH Architects achieved the goal of finding an incredible connection between the external centuries-old building and ultra modern interiors. From the last floor the view of London skyline is simply stunning. A night in The Trafalgar ST James will surely increase the experience of visiting London.
THE BRIDGE, EXCEL
After or before having spent one night in The Trafalgar St James, a fancy dinner at The Bridge, ExCel is one of the best ways for spending the evening. The design of this restaurant is particular: there is a monochromatic dark domination of the environment, with highlights of red.
If you are planning to visit one of the biggest zoo in the world, you have to have a launch in this restaurant. The 700 covers make it one of the UK’s largest day-visitor restaurants. The surface of it covers more than 1,000 square meters. Two terraces guarantee an unforgettable experience in this place.
After a fancy dinner, a cocktail in this bar is mandatory. Named after Sir James Pennethorne, the nineteenth century architect of the building in which the café is housed, SHH Architects kept the main distinctive characteristics of the design of Sir James, by taking some inspirations and clues from his works. The dark environment is perfectly balanced with some bright furnitures and casegoods.
WIMBLEDON – THE CHAMPIONS’ ROOM
In the location of the most famous Tennis tournament, the project of this dining room creates a perfect harmony between competition, elegance, space and time. The Champions’ Room is the exclusive hospitality venue for the debenture holders at Wimbledon to provide an elegant and relaxing break with fine dining or afternoon tea.
Another masterpiece of SHH Architects is this Clubhouse. It is a premium, membership-based business club. It is divided into zoned areas to cover all usage needs, from desk work and lounges to private or open meeting spaces, as well as spaces for events or corporate hire and a presentation room for seminars or product launches. If you are going to London for a meeting and you are looking for a place where to do it, The Clubhouse is the perfect solution for your needs.
THE MAYFAIR HOTEL
SHH Architects had the difficult task to reorganize and redesign the bar of this Hotel. The job was excellent, nowadays this bar must be visited during your stay in London. Contemplating the work of SHH Architects and tasting a flavourful cocktail is a one of the best solutions for one of your evenings.
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