Places in London where you could likely meet your future prince
Happily ever after
So it's T-2 days to the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. While we might already have become used to the story of their whirlwind romance, the union of the happy couple still feels pretty serendipitous.
Word has it that the duo were introduced by a mutual friend, and the rest as they say... is about to make history. But surely there's still hope for the rest of us. Crown Princess Mary of Denmark met her then-future husband, Crown Prince Frederik in a bar in Sydney — so where in London could one find an eligible man to wed? We've sized up the neighbourhoods and done some snooping around, and here's what we found. These are the prime spots where you should linger at the next time you're in heart of Britain. You might just be able to meet your future prince, or even an actual prince for that matter.
Kitchen W8 boasts a Michelin star and it's in Kensington. We'd say the prospects here are definitely endless. Despite the restaurant’s pristine reputation, the ambience here is pretty casual and laidback. It’s perennially graced with an A-list clientele, which includes names like Tom Cruise and even the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Two words: members only. While you might need to pull a few strings to get yourself into the new Soho House establishment, the view inside is well-worth any trouble. Its design harks back to the address' emblematic history (which used to be a former BBC headquarters) — think Terrazzo floor tiles and rich pops of colours. Members? Pegged to be of a young, creative crowd.
Don't let the appearance of this joint fool you. Despite its humble disposition, the rustic restaurant is in fact, owned by a close friend of Prince Harry (apparently this is where he celebrated Prince George's birth). Safe to say, this is where upper-class folk like to hang out with fancy appetisers revolving around chicken liver parfait and foie gras.
If you're looking for a bed to rest your head, this is the only hotel in London that has an official royal warrant for hospitality. From occupants like The Queen Mother and Duchess Kate (who stayed here the night before her wedding day), The Goring and the royal fam definitely go way back. Even if you're not intending to stay, simply drop in for an eventful afternoon tea session or have a meal at their one Michelin-starred restaurant — The Dining Room.
Yet another club, but skewed towards a different calibre. Here is where you'll find the well-learned and well-versed in one place. The Arts Club sets to be a pristine haven where passionate individuals who love arts, literature and science congregate. Inside you'll find a Brasserie restaurant, bar, garden terrace and a nightclub. Prince Philip is said to be the club's sponsor (evidently with his portrait hanging in their stairwell) while other notable fans include Prince Harry, a slew of princesses and even the Beckhams.