Ginza St James’s

The St James’s Guide

St James’s London might be the only place where you can find an almost three century-old restaurant alongside cutting-edge West African fine dining; a Michelin starred Nordic eatery from NYC opposite the debut from an Ottolenghi protégé; and the bar which inspired James Bond’s martini nestled between an array of galleries, theatres and boutique shops, including one with a secret passage leading to St James’s Palace…

…but even if it wasn’t, it would probably still be the best.

And we’ve picked out the loveliest of its many charms for your St James’s Neighbourhood Guide; gently directing you towards the finest restaurants and bars, a 24 hour whirlwind tour of the area’s unmissable spots, and of course, a ream of superlatively romantic date ideas…

Turns out St James’s is particularly blessed with those.

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