A compact Knightsbridge hotel with all the sumptuousness and service of a rare five-star, but much more intimate and personal. Within high-heeled range of Harrods, The Capital is a real family affair, owned by David Levin and run by his daughter Kate. From the moment you encounter the delightful concierge team, headed by the renowned Clive Smith (aka Superman), you know you’re staying somewhere special, where every element of the hotel is fine-tuned, beautifully presented and perfect. In the dining room, Michelin-starred Outlaw’s at The Capital, Nathan Outlaw and head chef Tom Brown create an ever-changing menu of dishes using the best of British seafood sourced from trusted fishermen around the Cornish coast, while one of London’s great barmen, Cesar da Silva, presides over the intimate, elegant Capital Bar. Roomy and cosseting, the 49 bedrooms are decorated in classic, elegant style and have superlative beds and marble bathrooms. If you prefer your luxury English and understated, then The Capital is for you. Doubles from £300.
Do: Partake in a unique whisky and cheese pairing class with head bartender, Cesar.
Eat: At the Michelin-starred Outlaw’s. Or, if you fancy something a little different, try Zuma for modern Japanese cuisine.
Buy: Something from the Harrods food hall. It’s right there, after all…
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