The royal wedding is now behind us. All the pageantry, pomp and planning was something to behold, but now the happy couple are settling into married life.
As the pair embark on their new chapter together, the London hot spots where they spend their time are sure to increase in popularity. The world is curious as to how a royal couple relaxes, and there are a number of places the pair love to hang out.
A beautiful space, the Chiltern Firehouse is stylish and classically-inspired all at once. Harry and Megan have been seen enjoying the food and drink at this very well-regarded Marylebone eatery numerous times, as have other famous people like David Beckham and Cara Delivigne. If they’re attracting that kind of clientele, you know Chiltern Firehouse must be good.
The food is contemporary, with an American streak running through many of the dishes on offer. Michelin-starred chef Nuno Mendes leads things in the kitchen, serving up a hearty, ever-changing menu. It’s a quick 25-minute hop from The Brewery Hotel London, so take the trip if you want to see the kind of restaurant that attracts royalty.
Based in Hackney, Violet Bakery is not just a favourite place for the royal couple to grab something sweet, they also made the royal wedding cake. That goes to show the offerings must be something very special.
The bakery is an unprepossessing place and doesn’t look like the silver-service, scones and finger sandwiches venue you might expect. But this is a modern royal family now and the proof, as they say, is in the pudding. Violet Bakery offers a range of sweet and savoury treats to eat-in or take away, always freshly made and always delicious. It is very popular however, so if you can’t get in the door, consider The Montcalm London Afternoon Tea for a spot of refreshment in plush surroundings instead.
The Brown Cow
Trendy, low-key and serving great food and drinks, The Brown Cow is one of Harry’s favourite London establishments. He has been seen many a time supping ale or taking lunch here and he keeps coming back so it must be good.
Serving brunch, lunch and dinner, The Brown Cow is all about classic English food, mixed with modern elements, and manages to cultivate a good, pub atmosphere whilst remaining welcoming and friendly.
The mussels, garlic and white wine dish offers a nice way to indulge at lunchtime, and the pub prides itself on having a good stock of ales. If you’re at the Brewery Hotel London, take a trip across Westminster to this Fulham-based establishment and you won’t regret it.
A mainstay of the rich and famous in London, Kings Road has also worked its retail magic on Megan. She has been seen many a time picking through the clothing racks of the boutiques and stores that line King’s Road.
Often a starting point for new fashion, it’s the place to be for anyone who wants to know what’s coming down the pipe or who just wants to see the type of place royalty shops at.