...Places near Selfridges
“With the Museum of Everything currently housed inside, it's a good excuse as any to brave the bustling crowds and make a day of it. Though perhaps not a Saturday…”
As it's likely you'll need sustenance before taking in not only the exhibition but all eight floors of Selfridges, it would be wise to start with lunch. If you're coming from Marylebone High Street, it's worth stopping at The Providores and Tapa Room along the way for exceptional coffee and creative little plates of fusion food. Head to The Grazing Goat for a casual pub lunch which, despite the chaotic surrounds, is surprisingly relaxing and rustic. Or for somewhere extra special, reserve a table at Texture for Michelin starred Scandinavian-inspired cuisine.
Indulging in afternoon tea can't be beaten for a post exhibition / shopping expedition treat. Conveniently, there are some exceptional options within walking distance of Selfridges including the traditional Claridges and the plush Martini Library at The Arch London. And for afternoon tea with a dark (albeit fashionable) twist, wander down to The Langham to sample their limited edition Bijoux Afternoon Tea inspired by jewellery designer Stephen Webster's most recent collection, 'Murder She Wrote'.
With opening hours until 8pm during the week, the exhibition makes for a great after work excursion with friends. And if you're looking for somewhere to have a drink and chat afterwards, both Hush and Mews of Mayfair have a wonderful selection of cocktails on offer or head to nearby wine bar, Vinoteca Marylebone, for an extensive selection of wines by the glass.
The Grazing Goat
The Arch London
Mews of Mayfair