Where to Stay in London For Foodies
Looking for a vacation home with a kitchen to rival those of the best restaurants in town? Take a look at our guide to our best homes for foodies.
If you’re heading to London to try out its acclaimed restaurant scene, to enjoy one of its dedicated foodie festivals, or both, the culinary capital is sure not to disappoint. And in celebration of this, we thought we'd gather a list of Plum Guide's best homes with seriously impressive kitchens in which you can try to replicate these foodie discoveries. Ranging from large, almost commercial sized kitchens to romantic culinary nests, it's time to take your pick, don your apron and entertain your fellow guests.
A kitchen with a view
To kickstart our list of homes in London for foodies, it’s (naturally) all about the kitchen, as well as the view from the kitchen in our Clerkenwell apartment, St Paul's View. Pick up some local produce from Chapel Street Market, cook an amazing meal and appreciate the spectacular views in fine company.
Step foot into Between The Commons and you'll find a huge marble lined kitchen that you'll want to take home with you. With plenty of dining space for a group, as well as an outside area if you fancy it (read: if the weather's kind enough), this is a great place to enjoy a wonderful home cooked meal. Head into Clapham Old Town, pick up some produce and cook a feast.
Pots, pans and…even more pans
Once upon a time this kitchen was fit for a cookery school (and, frankly, it's clear to see why.) With enough pots and pans to drown in, you will have every single appliance imaginable to work with – including a 12 burner stove – to test your culinary skills. Time to get serious.
A taste of history
This historic manor house backs onto The Imperial War Museum and all five reception rooms look out onto private walled gardens… and you can even hear Big Ben from here. Now, let's get to the reason why this is on our list of places to stay in London for foodies: the wonderful kitchen. Spacious and sumptous with plenty of natural light streaming in, it makes for a heavenly place to cook up a feast.
The kitchen at High Holborn appears to be from a 40s movie set. Colourful pots and pans, not to mention pistachio cabinets are sure to increase your appetite throughout your stay. And although wonderful, the kitchen is just one of the very interesting features of this characterful home.
Well-stocked and well-situated
The kitchen in this home is 100% charming and fully stocked with every appliance you could think of (and plenty you didn't even know existed) to help assist. Looking directly onto Battersea Park, the view only helps to create inspiring dishes to impress your fellow guests. If and when you're not cooking up a storm, and seeing as you're staying in of the best places to stay in London for shopping, head across the river to Chelsea and browse its lovely boutiques.
A royal banquet
Aptly named The King of Shoreditch, this huge 3000 square foot apartment is the perfect banquet setting in which to throw your dinner party. A special space to entertain and show off whilst visiting London.
The perfect cosy kitchen
Marylebone Garden Maisonette is just perfect, come winter or summer. Eat in front of the fire, or opt for an al frescho feast in the magnificent garden instead. This kitchen is an absolute joy to cook in and you're only minutes away from the fresh produce at Marylebone Farmers' Market, one of the best markets in London.