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est. 2007
  1. My Secret London: HRH Princess Eugenie of York

    Princess Eugenie recommends eating at The Gallery at Sketch, London.

    Remember that time I caught up with HRH Eugenie of York for afternoon tea at the Wolseley in London? And how she shared all of her secret London addresses in her Smythson little black book? Nope, me either. However, I did scroll through her favourite London places on her Pinterest board, so I scrambled to compile a guide to Eugenie’s secret London.

    So if you want to update your London to-do list (or just have a sticky-beak at where the Royals hang out), read on. I’ve got all of the addresses, the phone numbers, and of course, the nearest Tube stations. Enjoy.

    Pictured, top: The Gallery at Sketch. Photography courtesy of Sketch.

    Where to eat

    Princess Eugenie recommends eating at The MaE Deli in London.

    The MaE Deli (pictured above)
    “So yummy and completely healthy.”
    18-20 Weighhouse Street, London, W1K 5LU
    Nearest Tube: Bond Street

    The Detox Kitchen
    10 Kingly Street, London, W1B 5PJ
    Nearest Tube: Oxford Circus or Piccadilly Circus

    Princess Eugenie says: “Venetian small plates, Prosecco & spritz.”
    41 Beak Street, London, W1F 9SB
    Tel. 020 7734 4479
    Nearest Tube: Oxford Circus or Piccadilly Circus

    127 Ledbury Road, Notting Hill, London, W11 2AQ
    Tel: 020 7792 9090
    Nearest Tube: Westbourne Park
    Princess Eugenie says: Barrafina’s ham and cheese croquettes, just one thing on the menu at this delicious restaurant.”
    26-27 Dean Street, W1D 3LL
    Nearest Tube: Tottenham Court Road
    6 Southwark Street, SE1 1TQ
    Nearest Tube: London Bridge
    Bocca Di Lupo
    12 Archer Street London W1D 7BB
    Tel. 020 7734 2223
    Nearest Tube: Piccadilly Circus

    Where to drink

    Dukes London
    Princess Eugenie says: “Dukes London has one of the best martinis.”
    St. James’s Place, London SW1A 1NY
    Tel. 0207 491 4840
    Nearest Tube: Green Park

    HIX Soho and Mark’s Bar
    Princess Eugenie says: “HIX Soho and Mark’s Bar downstairs is one of the coolest bars in London with delicious cocktails, especially the martini.”
    66-70 Brewer St London W1F 9UP
    Tel. 020 7292 3518
    Nearest Tube: Green Park

    The ECC
    Experimental Cocktail Club
    Princess Eugenie says: “Secret Speakeasy.”
    13A Gerrard Street, London
    Nearest Tube: Leicester Square

    Where to get a coffee

    H.R. Higgins
    She says: “If you walk downstairs you will find it.”
    79 Duke St, London, W1K 5AS, UK
    Tel. +44 20 7629 3913
    Nearest Tube: Bond Street

    Soho Grind
    “[Their] coffee is a must for that caffeine kick
    19 Beak Street, London, W1F 9RP
    Tel. 020 7287 7073

    Nearest Tube: Oxford Circus or Piccadilly Circus

    Where to go for afternoon tea

    Princess Eugenie recommends the Mad Hatters afternoon tea at The Sanderson.

    Photography courtesy of The Sanderson.

    The Wolseley
    160 Piccadilly, London W1J 9EB

    Nearest Tube: Piccadilly or Green Park

    Mad Hatters afternoon tea at The Sanderson
    50 Berners St, London, W1T 3NG
    Tel. 0207 300 5588
    Nearest Tube: Tottenham Court Road

    Where to Shop

    Old Spitalfields Market
    Princess Eugenie sites “21 markets every Londoner should visit” in her guide to London.
    Horner Square, London E1 6EW, UK
    Nearest Tube: Liverpool Street

    What to see

    Princess Eugenie recommends visiting Mews streets in London.

    Prince’s Gates Mews. Photography © Everchanging Mews.

    Mews streets
    Princess Eugenie says: “Mews streets are hidden all over London, particularly in Kensington & Chelsea. Here are six of my favourite mews streets in London.”(Links to Sometime Traveller)

    Kynance Mews, Kensington, London SW7 4QR, UK
    Nearest Tube: Gloucester Road

    Queen’s Gate Mews, Kensington, London SW7 5QN, UK
    Nearest Tube: High Street Kensington

    Ennismore Gardens Mews, Knightsbridge, London SW7 1HY, UK
    Nearest Tube: Knightsbridge

    Atherstone Mews, Kensington, London SW7 5BX, UK
    Nearest Tube: Gloucester Road

    Princes Gate Mews, London SW7 2PR, UK
    Nearest Tube: South Kensington

    Spear Mews, Kensington, London SW5 9NA, UK
    Nearest Tube: Earl’s Court

    Alexandra Palace
    Princess Eugenie says:”One of the coolest places in London. Once the lighting building for London in Victorian times, this landmark hosts conferences and concerts.
    Alexandra Palace Way, London, N22 7AY.
    Tel. 020 8365 2121
    Nearest Tube: Wood Green

    The London Eye
    Princess Eugenie says: “The London Eye offers a spectacular view of the great city.”
    Lambeth, London SE1 7PB, UK
    Nearest Tube: Waterloo

    Royal Albert Hall
    Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AP
    Nearest Tube: Knightsbridge or High Street Kensington
    Box Office 020 7589 8212

    V&A Museum
    Princess Eugenie says: “The Raphael Cartoons room at the V&A is unmissable.”
    Cromwell Rd, Knightsbridge, London SW7 2RL
    Nearest Tube: South Kensington

    Riverside London
    Princess Eugenie says: “If you just want a leisurely stroll this is beautiful. So many opportunities for photos and people watching galore.”

    Where to get married

    Photography courtesy of Petersham Nurseries.

    Photography courtesy of Petersham Nurseries.

    Petersham Nurseries
    Church Lane (signed posted ‘St Peter’s Church’), off Petersham Road, Richmond, Surrey, TW10 7AB
    Nearest Tube: Richmond

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