The Connaught Hotel has been ‘the’ London residence for the grand and glamourous for over a century, offering the sort of welcoming you might expect at a lavish, stately family home. And what a home it is, especially since its recent £150 million facelift. The Connaught is fresher and more glamourous than ever, where legendary designer David Collins has breathed new life into the hotel’s sophisticated Connaught Bar. Inspired by English Cubist and Irish 1920s art, The Connaught bar’s textured walls literally shimmer in platinum silver leaf and pastel linens. The drinks selection features innovative cocktails with exotic spirit infusions, along with exclusive vintages and limited edition champagnes, spirits and liqueurs. The food menu is superb, having been created by the Connaught’s award-winning chef, Hélène Darroze, who has introduced some of her signature ingredients and flavours from the south-west of France. Bookings recommended.