South Bank Centre.
There’s always a heavy-weight line-up of the biggest authors and speakers at the capital’s most talked-about literary festival of the year. Last year saw the likes of Hilary Clinton, Philip Pullman and Tom Hanks take to the stage for individually-ticketed events, so stay tuned for this year’s news and buy tickets to the London Literary Festival sooner rather than later.
Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square, Tower Hill. The latest addition to the Four Seasons’ dazzling portfolio is this exquisitely restored former HQ of the Port of London Authority. You will want for nothing in any of the 100 gorgeous bedrooms, spread over the hotel’s first three floors. Those above are dedicated to 41 apartments and a private members’ club. Doubles from £430.
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