By Jessica Russo
So, you're going to London - the world's capital of trendy and cool. You've seen photos of striking interiors, mouthwatering food, and artsy cafes, but you're not sure where to physically find them in the city. Here are our top picks for eye-catching eateries in London (that just might make your friends at home jealous). You won't know whether to take photos of the food or the atmosphere.
Photo by Instagram user @sketchlondon
It's quirky, it's artsy, it's classy - it's Sketch. This 18th-century townhouse is just as much an art gallery as it is a restaurant. Enjoy afternoon tea in the classic pink Gallery, brunch in the enchanted forest room called The Glade, have breakfast in the eclectic Parlour, or enjoy a cocktail in the vibrant lecture room. Every step you take in Sketch will be a completely different experience!
Address: 9 Conduit St, Mayfair, London
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Built in the 1700s as a grand private residence for the Duke of Brunswick, Brunswick House offers an intimate and glamorous atmosphere for an amazing dining experience.
Address: 30 Wandsworth Rd, London
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Ornate opera boxes, golden drapes, bright tablecloths, hanging stained glass lamps - this world of colorful drama is a renowned Turkish restaurant called Sarastro.
Address: 126 Drury Ln, London
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Mr. Fogg's Residence
Ever see Around the World in Eighty Days? Whether you're a fan of the film or not, this cocktail bar boasts unmatched old-world charm. Styled in the period when Phileas Fogg set off on his adventure, Mr. Fogg's Residence is a treat for the palate, as well as the eyes.
Address: 15 Bruton Ln, Mayfair, London
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All pretty in pink, this adorable cafe is a flower-filled foodie fantasyland. With adorable latte art, amazing floral arrangements, and gorgeous, colorful pastries, Elan Cafe is begging to be Instagrammed.
Address: 239 Brompton Rd, Chelsea, London
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Duck & Waffle
Delicious food 24/7? You bet! Located up, up and away on the 40th floor, Duck & Waffle boasts incredible views through its giant floor-to-ceiling windows. Depending on whether you go sunrise, afternoon, sunset, or night, every experience - and photo - is different.
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This upscale Jason Atherton restaurant is the epitome of English class. With white Victorian ceilings, crystal chandeliers, leather chairs and framed portraits on the walls, Berners Tavern photographs quite beautifully.
Address: 10 Berners St, Fitzrovia, London
Photo by Instagram user @alemdarinteriorofficial
Bob Bob Ricard
Known to be one of London's best interiors, this iconic Soho restaurant is all about art deco glam. Every inch of this restaurant is Instagrammable and over-the-top. Each table even has a button that says, "press for champagne"... can you say cheers? With bronze accents, royal blue upholstery, and light pink decor, Bob Bob Ricard is a masterpiece.
Address: 1 Upper James St, Soho, London
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Panoramic views and yummy food located inside a landmark? Yes, please! This modern British restaurant sits on the 31st-floor of The Shard, near the Thames on the South Bank. Enjoy delicious food as you gaze out at the sparkling city below.
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It always feels like paradise in the bright, airy glass-roofed atrium of the elegant Landmark Hotel in Marylebone. Filled with palm trees and surrounded by stunning architecture, you won't be able to stop taking pictures.