One of the world’s biggest metropolises, Tokyo is always on the go; it’s loud and crowded, yet modern and efficient. Nightlife here is varied and can range from a French boudoir to a themed nightclub, an aquarium style bar, to an Arabian treasure trove. Clubs can be dingy and gothic or elegant and glamorous and almost always cost a lot. One thing’s for sure, nothing is done by halves in this dazzling mega-city.
Warehouse702 -Warehouse702 is one of Tokyo’s prime nightclubs and has space for up to 1,000 people. It’s loud and flashy with state-of-the-art visuals and top international DJs. There’s spaces here for relaxing, dancing and drinking, and there’s even a specialised swanky VIP floor, complete with white leather sofas.
Trump House - If this place doesn’t say opulent elegance, then we don’t know what does. Dripping with crystal chandeliers, silver candle holders and golden stag heads, Trump House looks like an Arabian treasure trove. The walls are studded with gilt edged mirrors and everywhere you look the bar dazzles with glittering golden in-laid seats, bars and tables. Being a favourite hang out with Tokyo’s most famous models and with so many mirrors, this is definitely a place you’ll be seen from every angle.
Le Baron de Paris -Step up to a non-descript red door and you’ll soon find yourself in an underground den of 19th century French boudoir style. Decked in plush red velvet with dimly lit cosy corners, Le Baron is run by top graffiti artists, designers, musicians and fashionistas, hailing from the likes of Sweden, Marseille, and of course- Tokyo. You’re bound to bump into a few celebs too, if you hang around long enough, as past visitors have included Beyonce, Lindsay Lohan and even David Hasselhoff. If money’s no object then why not hire out the private club Amour next door, where extravagance is everything and walls are lined with gold pillows?
Bar Den Inmu - With shag-pile purple carpets, white leather sofas and sparkly disco glitter balls, Bar Den Inmu has a slightly 70s edge, but this dress code here is chic and elegant, and the colour of the day is strictly black. This is the perfect night spot for lounging with a cocktail and listening to some soft tunes.
Once the playground of the rich and famous, Havana today is not only the crumbling facade that everyone imagines and is still home to classy cocktail lounges, atmospheric bars and swish live music venues in historic mansions. These are the best places to be and be seen in iconic Havana.
No city in the world has been given the accolade of ‘the city that never sleeps’ more so than Madrid. The ultimate party capital of Spain, Madrid has a wealth of nightlife options, from grungy underground clubs, to slick stylish cocktail bars and glitzy discotheques.
Sweden’s most attractive city, renowned for its beautiful people and chic Scandinavian lifestyle is one place people definitely go out to be seen. From elegant palaces sipping cocktails under crystal chandeliers, to the cool ICEBAR, and the sophisticated Fredsgatan 12 - here are the best places to be and be seen in Stockholm.
The Hungarian capital of Budapest has been described by some as the most beautiful city in central Europe and it’s not hard to see why, with its location right on the romantic River Danube and being filled with stunning architecture. Spend your days visiting top class museums and sailing down the Danube, and by night discover the hottest places to be and been seen, from a ship night club, to the city’s best cocktail bar and a fancy Mediterranean restaurant that holds fashion shows and theatre performances.
The Icelandic capital is well known for its vibrant nightlife, great music and mix of bars and its backdrop of colourful buildings and snow capped peaks, makes it both quirky and charming. So where are the best places to be seen during the Friday night runtur – a wild pub crawl around some of the most stylish of the city’s clubs?
Philadelphia may not be the first place you’d think of for chic underground cocktail bars and swanky sky-high restaurants. But, as a city that is often disguised as New York in films, Philadelphia has its fair share of stylish bars, lounges and underground speakeasies.
Cape Town is said to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world, located right on the coast, overlooking the famous Atlantic Seaboard and set in the shade of the impressive Table Mountain. Cape Town has a glitzy and glamorous nightlife, where the beautiful come to gather in stunning rooftop bars, beachside clubs and elegant wine bars.
Rome, the eternally elegant city, may no longer be one of the most important capitals in the world, but it still has a night life full of glitz and glamour, where models pose on the arms of famous film directors and the fashion police and paparazzi are out in full force. So, if you’re off to Rome for a luxury weekend break and want to know where to be and be seen in the chic Italian capital, then follow our guide.
Italy is synonymous with luxury and where better for a luxurious city break than the Renaissance city of Florence? Here are some of our top five luxurious activities to do in the city, from gourmet eating, to opera in the Gardens of Boboli and Italian leather glove shopping.