Whether for upcoming New Year’s Eve, a birthday, or an anniversary—or merely an extra special night out—these are our go-to’s this season for a spectacular and unique evening.
Dinner at Table Lumière
Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester
53 Park Lane W1K 1QAWe talk about it a lot because it truly is one of the best—this exceptional experience brings the out in the open, but not quite. Cocooned by a luminescent oval curtain, the Table Lumière is encircled by 4,500 shimmering fibre optics that plunge from the ceiling, allowing you and your dining companion(s) to soak up the atmosphere while remaining entirely shielded from the gaze of diners. Absolute privacy, Michelin-starred cuisine, refined service, and an armoury of vintage Hermès china and Saint-Louis crystal are there for your enjoyment. It is an experience you won’t forget.
A martini at The Connaught Bar
Carlos Place W1K 2ALHaving previously won the award of ‘World’s Best Cocktail Bar’ at the Spirited Awards this intimate and elegant candlelit bar, designed by David Collins Studio, is where you can enjoy one of the best martinis you’ve ever had. Their Martini Trolley will visit your table, helmed by an expert barman. With a particular focus on gin martinis, they will concoct the perfect creation, as directed by your personal preferences. Featuring a selection of handmade bitters and aromatics to enhance your martini, and either their in-house gin or Tanqueray No.10, it will be expertly mixed tableside.
A stay in the River Suite at The Corinthia, overlooking the London Eye
Whitehall Place SW1A 2BDOverlooking the River Thames with the London Eye seemingly right within reach, the River Suite at The Corinthia is a truly magical experience. Tranquil and beautiful, the two-room, two-bathroom suite includes complimentary butler service, under-floor heating in each the marbled bathrooms, and a bathtub with built-in TV should you tire of the fantastic panoramic view. We recommend tucking in—the Hypnos mattress begs you to stay—and order from their excellent in-room dining. The space is perfect for a lay-in unless you perhaps want to quickly dip out to the ‘Thermal Floor,’ which houses the swimming pool, sauna, and steam room.
A Brazilian rainforest party
Heron Tower, 10 Bishopsgate EC2N 4AY or Covent Garden, 35 The Market Building WC2E 8RFAlready a distinctive dining destination—each of SushiSamba’s is on the top or upper floors, allowing for expansive views alongside their innovative and unique cuisine—the holiday season at SushiSamba is genuinely transcendent. Transformed into Sambazonia, an immersive Amazon rainforest-inspired set, evenings include colourful and unique entertainment alongside chef-curated menus that feature the best they have to offer. Their New Year’s event will be unlike any other, fully immersive with DJs, performances, great champagne, and their unique signature menu. Choose the Heron Tower location for breathtaking views across London from the 38th and 39th floors.
The Berkeley Rooftop
Wilton Place SW1X 7RLThe Berkeley’s annual rooftop winter cinema is a necessary experience to embrace the holiday spirit fully. Each night (weather permitting), they screen Home Alone and The Holiday, in a recreated winter wonderland. Whilst being transported to Lapland, enjoy a set menu inspired by some favourite —including Aspen, Gstaad, and Courchevel—and a special menu with treats for the little ones, who are welcome to attend the early evening showing of Home Alone. Enjoy mulled wine and seasonal small plates, along with your chosen menu, while you cosy under soft blankets and watch the film, maximising Christmas anticipation.
Do these experiences sound dreamy? Contact your luxury lifestyle manager for assistance in booking, or similar recommendations in your area.