Have you ever scrolled through Instagram and suddenly seen people in super fancy places and wondered how they could afford it in THIS economy? Well, let us tell you a little secret: you don’t need to be rich to live the high life; there are hundreds of luxury experiences in London that will make you feel boujee without breaking your wallet. Want to know more? Here are 8 of our favourites budget-friendly luxury experiences in London that are sure to make your followers a tiny bit jealous.
1. Attend a Candlelight concert
What could be more boujee than experiencing live music in a candlelit setting? With Candlelight‘s diverse selection of repertoires, from your favourite movie soundtracks to contemporary artists, there’s no chance you’ll get bored. Experience classical music like never before in some of London’s most exclusive venues with candlelight to set the mood. It’s the ideal treat-yourself date!
💸: Tickets start from £20.00 depending on the seating zone and concert
2. Enjoy a mouthwatering gastronomic experience at Delirium Dining Club
Picture this: a luxury canal boat in Paddington Basin, a show-stopping 9-course menu, and perfectly-paired beverages to complement each dish. Delirium Dining Experience has created an innovative menu using sustainable and seasonal British ingredients. From Thai green curry ice cream sandwich to sensha-smoked watermelon sushi, this luxury restaurant will challenge and excite your senses from start to finish.
💸: Dining experience for £65.00
3. Dream big at K-West Hotel & Spa
Being boujee is a 24/7 thing, and if you’re not resting in a luxurious, comfy bedroom, why even try? Luxury hotels don’t have to be a reason to break the bank. K West Hotel & Spa offers one-of-a-kind accommodations, including a snow room in their spa, free cocktail classes on Wednesdays, and more. So, when we say run, don’t walk, we mean it!
💸: Rooms from £179
4. Relax at Banya 01
Speaking of relaxation, our fourth plan is to unwind in a luxury spa. Feel like a million bucks without spending a million bucks. Indulge in a Russian spa experience at Banya 01, where Package No. 1 includes a 3-hour session with your own booth in the lounge cafe, steam room, ice-cold plunge pool, and a Parenie treatment.
💸: Package No.1 starts at £75 off-peak and £90 on peak season
5. Watch a flick at Electric Cinema
Forget the sticky floors and cramped seating of your typical cinema. Watch your favourite flicks from the comfort of a double bed with blankets, a glass of wine, and delicious snacks at the luxury cinema Electric Cinema in Notting Hill. You’ll never want to watch a movie another way.
💸: Armchairs start at £15 and front row beds at £35 (£17.50pp) only on Sundays
6. Take a sip at at The Ritz
Get ready to grab your teacup with your pinky poised because this afternoon tea is as bougie as it gets. Indulge in a quintessential British experience with a luxury afternoon tea at The Ritz. Their menu includes fresh finger sandwiches, pastries, scones and 18 varieties of tea. But if you’re looking for some bubbly, check out their Champagne Afternoon Tea.
💸: Traditional Afternoon Tea starts at £70 and their Champagne Afternoon Tea at £90
7. Catch Some Views at Alto by San Carlo
A two-for-one, Alto by San Carlo is located on top of Selfridge&Co, so you can shop and drink until you drop. This stunning Amalfi Coast-inspired Italian restaurant is home to a stunning lemon-filled rooftop that transports you to Capri with its delicious cocktail menu. With Alto’s lounge seating, cabanas and four dine-in huts, you can enjoy an unparalleled rooftop experience with panoramic views of London’s skyline.
💸: Rooftop entry is free and cocktails start at £13,50