If you want to know where future princess Kate Middleton hangs out, gets her hair done or shops for those cult dresses, do check-in with Flemings’ congenial concierge Paul who knows all the best places in London. Here are his tips on where to go to experience London just like Kate all within a short walk or cab ride from Flemings hotel.
“For the big day, Kate will be having her hair styled by top London salon Richard Ward in Chelsea – long a favourite of the bride-to-be”, says Paul. The salon was also responsible for the glossy, natural look Kate wore for her engagement photos. Kate is well known for stylishly mixing high-street fashion with luxury designer labels. “Head to Knightsbridge and visit Jigsaw – a chain Kate used to work for as an accessories buyer”. Or you can shop online for Issa dresses – the cult London label responsible for THAT blue dress Kate wore to announce her engagement to Prince William.
Kate is a huge fan of the King’s Road and Harvey Nichols. On King’s Road, Kate has been known to favour L.K Bennett, as well as classic pieces from Crew for a casual summery English look. Kate has also been spotted at Cheltenham Gold Cup wearing a quintessentially English coat by Katherine Hooker whose styles echo discreet society-girl elegance.
Alternatively, for a tour of London’s Royal Warrant shops for some festive weekend shopping ideas here are Paul Sabbagh’s top tips!