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London, Capital of Capitals

London is the capital city by which all other capital cities are measured. Its cosmopolitan essence is truly ubiquitous. However that does not detract from the ability to achieve a unique, "quintessentially" London experience. In fact "spoilt for choice" will be your biggest problem. So, to help you maximise your expectations and minimise your disappointment here are some little London titbits brought to you by LE.

Harvey Nichols, Sloane Street, Harrods, Richard Ward, Theatre, Michelin stars - all located within a mile radius of each other and all accessible in your new Todds by staying at either Durley House on Sloane Street, an exquisite and personal slice of Knightsbridge where your butler brings you breakfast, or The Berkeley, a stone's throw from Harvey Nichols with arguably the best one Michelin-starred restaurant in the Capital: Petrus. And if you want to hide what's inside the bags from your other half then check out the "girls night-in" at The Berkeley - the ultimate 5 star girlie pyjama party.

Then if it's opera that turns you on, we have three exceptional hotels within walking distance of Covent Garden - the super trendy Sanderson, with possibly the grooviest décor in town, St Martin's Lane and One Aldwych which both ooze as much style as a girl can take.

Perhaps Bond Street is your Asprey to Zegna retail fantasy, in which case Claridges is just steps away, with top chef Gordon Ramsey providing gourmet action in the kitchen.

In Mayfair, The Connaught, just off Berkeley Square and a stumble away Annabel's night club, is sheer elegance with Angela Hartnett performing Michelin marvels in splendid oak panelled surrounds.

Or, if you can't decide whether to seek therapy in Bond Street or Sloane Street, Park Lane just happens to be equidistant from both and offers either the grand luxe experience of The Dorchester or the cool, minimalist zen-like The Metropolitan, with Nobu, the Met Bar and COMO Shambhala spa all under one roof.

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