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Luxury gifts and experiences in London

From London with love… Treat that special someone to one of these luxury gifts or London experiences.

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Whether year-long gift memberships to top attractions or one-of-a-kind experiences in London, these London gifts make perfect presents for friends and family. Treat them to unique Christmas gifts, birthday prezzies and much more.

If you’re not sure what they’d like, buy them London gift vouchers so they can choose from exciting tours, attractions and day trips.

Flexible booking is available in most cases but check with the provider for the latest availability, safety measures and refund policies in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Luxury spa days in London

A relaxing pool area at The Montcalm Spa
The pool area in the Beauty and Melody Spa at the Montcalm Royal London House © Red Letter Days. Image courtesy of Red Letter Days

Who doesn’t love a bit of pampering? London’s spas are perfect for a few hours’ relaxation whether alone or as a couple, making a spa day* the perfect gift for your loved one.

Book them into a relaxing day at Dolphin Square’s luxury Moroccan-themed spa or enjoy spa treatments for two at The Montcalm Royal London House. For added spoiling, pick a spa day with an indulgent chocolate afternoon tea at The May Fair Hotel or combine spa treatments with lunch at the SPA at Sofitel London St James.

Find more spa days in the city.

Luxury train journeys from London

Experience the Golden Age of Travel aboard Belmond British Pullman* with a five-hour tour for two through the English countryside from London Victoria Station. Cosy up in the vintage carriages and be treated to a glass of champagne and a five-course lunch with half a bottle of wine each, as the Kentish scenery whizzes by.

Other Belmond British Pullman options include an immersive Murder Mystery* trip with a five-course lunch and the 10-hour Best of Britain Day Excursion* taking in Bath, Cambridge and more stops. Or book a spot aboard the Northern Belle for a Five-course Dining Experience* or an Afternoon Tea with entertainment*, while you travel through pretty countryside from London Victoria Station.

Helicopter ride in London

A woman sitting in the co-pilot seat, next to the pilot with a glass of Champagne
A Champagne helicopter flight © Adventure 001. Image courtesy of Adventure 001.

Are you buying for a thrill-seeker with a head for heights? Let them see London from above with an amazing helicopter tour of London* or a once-in-a-lifetime flying experience.

Perfect for keen photographers or the adventurous, these flying experiences give them unique views of London icons such as Tower Bridge, the Houses of Parliament and The London Eye. Choose from short helicopter rides over London, to longer trips or those including lunch.

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London gin experiences

Masterclasses, distillery tours, tastings… gin lovers will be given the perfect tonic with one of these London gin experiences*.

Book a spot for a gin masterclass at Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen, go on a tour of Bermondsey Distillery, or see London from a vintage Routemaster bus with Brigit’s Bakery’s Gin Afternoon Tea London Bus Tour featuring gin cocktails, sandwiches, scones and cakes.

Gifts from Fortnum & Mason

A wicker basket hamper with the logo "F&M" writte on it in black, with various jars of jams, pickles and condiments, plus bottles of wine and sparkling wine, tins of biscuits and other food on and around the hamper.
Fortnum & Mason hamper. Image courtesy of Seven Communications

Spoil friends and family with a hamper from Fortnum & Mason*, the luxury department store that's famed for foodie treats and stylish accessories. Send a basket overflowing with tasty delicacies their way or gift wine buffs a selection of fine bottles, all delivered straight to their door.

Make someone's Christmas by ordering them a special festive hamper from Fortnum & Mason*.

Cocktail masterclasses

Do you have a budding mixologist among your family or friends? Shake things up with a gift of a cocktail masterclass in London*.

They could be sharing small plates while crafting cocktails at Wulf and Lamb, creating cool drinks at Buddha-Bar or being inspired by a Bellini on arrival to create their own mixes at Heddon Street Kitchen.

Luxury afternoon tea

Foodie treats don’t come much more indulgent than afternoon tea – and London has plenty of top-end teas to tantalise the tastebuds.

Spoil your spouse with tea for two at one of London’s traditional afternoon tea spots in luxury hotels and restaurants. Or enjoy bubbles with your friends by booking a special champagne afternoon tea.

It they prefer the whimsical, one of London’s unusual afternoon teas is the perfect gift for a memorable, Insta-worthy moment.

Gift memberships for London venues

Tower of London at dusk, on a clear day, taken from across the Thames.
Tower of London © iStock images. Image courtesy of iStock,

Many of London’s top museums and galleries have membership schemes offering priority booking and special previews for new exhibitions, members’ events and more. 

Gift membership to some of London’s top attractions such as leafy Kew Gardens, family favourites ZSL London Zoo and Royal Museums Greenwich, or historic spots with Historic Royal Palaces and English Heritage.

Or let them enjoy world-class performances and exclusive offers and events with membership to Sadler’s Wells the English National Ballet or the Royal Opera House.

Private dining in London

If a meal at one of London’s fancy restaurants isn’t quite enough, book a space just for you and your household. Private dining in London is available at many Michelin-starred eateries and upscale restaurants.

Follow in the footsteps of Kate Middleton at The Goring, feast on French fare behind a sparkly Insta-worthy curtain at Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, or, for something a little different, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal serves up its quirky menu in a private Tudor-style room.