A Look Inside Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Favorite Hangouts in London
You can find plenty of things to do in London that will make you feel like royalty. One surefire way to get a taste of the royal life the next time you visit the U.K. capital? Taking the time to visit some of the favorite London hangouts of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.
From the location of their first date to the restaurants where they love to eat together, you don’t want to miss the couple’s favorite London spots.
1. Battersea Park
PureWow reports that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry bought their first Christmas tree at this London park. But the 200-acre public space is worth a visit no matter the time of year. At Battersea Park, you can stroll through an art gallery or an herb garden. Or, you can check out the petting zoo (and the animal shelter). You can enjoy a bike path or a running track. You can even go boating on a charming lake.
Next: Meghan Markle loves this Italian restaurant.
2. Bocca di Lupo
Meghan Markle may not have spent as much time around London as other members of the royal family. But she’s gotten off to a good start by checking out iconic spots like Bocca di Lupo. As PureWow reports, chef Jacob Kennedy helms this prestigious Italian spot in Soho. The restaurant’s menu “pulls traditional favorites from different regions across Italy, including a popular radish and pecorino salad with a truffle dressing, Puglian burrata, and gnocchi with Calabrese sausage.” We definitely can’t blame Markle for loving this spot!
Next: Prince Harry favors this pub.
3. Brown Cow
Express reports that the Brown Cow in Fulham is reportedly one of Prince Harry’s favorite pubs. As the publication reports, Harry’s friend Mark Dyer owns the establishment. And it was there that Harry “toasted nephew Prince George’s arrival into the world.” The pub also goes down in history as the first place he went in London after he returned from a tour of Afghanistan.
Next: Prince Harry also likes this pizza spot.
4. Bunga Bunga
Many members of the royal family have favorite restaurants around London. One of Prince Harry’s is Bunga Bunga, a pizzeria he frequents because one of his friends owns it. Unlike some of the other eateries that the royal family patronizes, this restaurant offers a pretty casual atmosphere where customers can enjoy brunch, pizza, and drinks. The Evening Standard quips, “Everyone likes pizza, even royalty. Prince Harry is known to have frequented this Silvio Berlusconi-themed pizza restaurant in Battersea (there’s one in Covent Garden too) for a pizza party or two.”
Next: Meghan Markle loves this expensive restaurant.
5. Chiltern Firehouse
The Evening Standard reports that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry favor the “uber posh” and “uber expensive” Chiltern Firehouse for both meals and cocktails. As the publication reports, paparazzi have repeatedly photographed Markle at the restaurant. If you go, you can expect delicious cocktails and wine. And as the Standard reports, “Aside from all the booze, expect some creative British cuisine from Nuno Mendes — if you can get a booking, of course.”
Next: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry had their first date here.
6. Dean Street Townhouse
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry went to Dean Street Townhouse on their first date. As Express reports, “The plush restaurant boasts an all-day menu of modern British cuisine, plus a range of cocktails, from a Soho Negroni to a Hemingway Daiquiri.” Markle once said that her favorite cocktail is a Negroni, which consists of gin, sweet vermouth, and Campari. So it sounds like the couple made the perfect choice for this date spot!
Next: The royal family drinks tea from this store.
7. Fortnum & Mason
The Evening Standard reports that once Meghan Markle and Prince Harry got serious, Queen Elizabeth II invited the couple to tea at Kensington Palace. During that tea, the royals drank Queen May tea — a mix of Darjeeling and Assam tea leaves — from Fortnum & Mason. “The Royal Family has quite the soft spot for Fortnums,” the Standard reports. So if you want to sip your afternoon tea like Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, you might want to stop in at this Piccadilly store.
Next: Meghan Markle characterized this property as her favorite hotel.
8. Grosvenor House Suites
If you need a hotel room worthy of royalty, take your cues from Meghan Markle. Travel + Leisure reports that Markle’s favorite hotel in the city is Grosvenor House Suites. Though she gets to stay at Kensington Palace now that she’s part of the royal family, Markle characterized the Mayfair hotel as “my favorite property I’ve ever stayed at.” Travel + Leisure points out that the hotel is just a mile from Kensington Palace — and costs between $500 and $2,000 per night.
Next: Meghan Markle buys flowers from this pop-up.
9. Kensington Flower Corner
As revealed by her now-defunct blog, Meghan Markle loves flowers. (She may even leave her mark on the gardens at Kensington Palace.) The Evening Standard reports that when Meghan Markle and Prince Harry spend time in London, Markle buys florals at Kensington Flower Corner. The publication notes that this pop-up stall, conveniently enough, is located just minutes away from Kensington Palace.
Next: Markle gets her eyebrows done here.
10. Nails & Brows Mayfair
If your ideal vacation involves some pampering, then PureWow suggests that you stop by Nails & Brows Mayfair. “The Mayfair nail and brow bar is where the latest member of the royal family goes to maintain her enviable polished look,” the publication explains. Meghan Markle has reportedly become a regular client of Sherrille Riley, the salon founder. And she opts for the “Full Audrey Treatment,” which includes waxing, tweezing, and threading her eyebrows.
Next: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry go antiquing at this market.
11. Portobello Road
The Evening Standard reports that Meghan Markle’s past social media posts revealed her love for the Portobello Road market. “Endless rows of antiques, collectibles, street food stalls, colourful houses – what’s not to like” the publication aptly points out. The Standard also revealed another piece of Markle trivia. Her most-loved antique market in Toronto was called Kensington Market.
Next: Meghan Markle gets facials at this clinic.
12. Sarah Chapman Skinesis Clinic
Another London spot to visit from some royal pampering? The Sarah Chapman Skinesis Clinic, where Meghan Markle goes for regular facials, according to PureWow. Chapman has become one of London’s most sought-after facialists, however. So it may prove tough to get an appointment. But even if that’s the case, you can still stop by the clinic to stock up on skincare products that will have you looking like a princess in no time.
Next: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry go here for dates.
13. Soho House
When Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were trying to keep their relationship quiet, the two would spend time at the members-only Soho House. Plus, rumor has it that Meghan had her bachelorette party at the Soho Farm House, a country hotel belonging to the same exclusive group. As PureWow reports, “perhaps it’s the exclusivity of the cool credentials” that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry like. But selecting a members-only hangout sounds like the perfect way to get a little bit of privacy even when they go out in London.
Next: The couple enjoys entertainment in this part of the city.
14. Theater District
PureWow puts London’s Theater District on the list of the London spots favored by Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. “It comes as no surprise that the American actress and self-proclaimed theater nerd was keen to check out London’s buzzing theater scene as soon as she arrived in town,” the publication reports of Markle. She reportedly took Prince Harry to see Hamilton at the Victoria Palace Theatre and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime at the Gielgud Theatre.
Next: This bakery made the couple’s wedding cake.
15. Violet Bakery
If you genuinely want to experience London like Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, then why not stop by the bakery that the couple tasked with baking their wedding cake? Express reports that you can visit Violet Bakery in Hackney. But you unless you have a budget of royal proportions, you probably can’t afford to have the bakery recreate the royal wedding cake, which featured lemon and elderflower.
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