...Places Near White Cube, Mason's Yard
“Ever left a nightclub floor at 3am and gone straight to a gallery? Me neither. But everything once, right?”
We all know that tourists simultaneously make our city thrive and increase stress levels of anyone trying to get anywhere fast in the West End. So when heading to any exhibition in the area, my advice is generally - if you can't beat them, join them; take in the exhibition but make a trip of it by sampling some of the local delights....
But if you are going to see 'The Clock' exhibition at White Cube, Mason's Yard (4th - 6th and 11th-13th November), mass-tourist-avoidance actually is possible; open for 24 hours, you can visit the local delights and then go to the exhibition.
For all day-dining, head to Franco's on Jermyn Street or Napket on Piccadilly. For Afternoon Tea, Brown's and The Ritz are of course renowned, and members of Morton's on Berkeley Square should definitely indulge in the art-inspired Art-Noon Tea. For a sharpener, no trip to the area would be complete without a Martini at Duke's Bar and the bar at Nobu Berkeley Street offers spectacular cocktails throughout the evening to a buzzing crowd of suits. For American-style sustenance, Automat will (more than) hit the spot, Le Caprice will keep things glamorous, Babbo will inject some rustic-chic romance, and Sumosan and Nobu will keep sushi-lovers happy, if not the bank. If you indulge in dinner at Cielo, then a dance at Luxx is a must, likewise Cuckoo and Tramp allow you to drink, dine, dance and deviate without the hassle of a relocation. Though sadly, when the lights come on, you will have to leave. Sorry about that. But remember, you could always head to White Cube...
Nobu Berkeley Street