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.
The Leopard Bar - Situated in the Twelve Apostles Hotel, which sits under the shadow of the magnificent 12 Apostles and Table Mountain, this swish safari style cocktail lounge comes complete with leopard print rugs and cushions, leather sofas and jungle patterned wall paper. The Leopard Bar's regal elegance gives the feel of a colonial style safari lodge and its stunning views out to sea make it a great place to come for a pre dinner drink. Sample a range of fine cognacs or try the fashionable "Cosmo" and Vanilla Chocatini; a martini made with Stolichnaya vanilla vodka and white crème de cacao, garnished with a chocolate flake and maraschino cherry. This is also an excellent place to come for afternoon tea - its chocolate brownies, scones with cream and jam and finger sandwiches have become somewhat of an institution with the locals.
St Yves- One of the hottest night clubs in the city, full of beautiful people and one of the most beautiful locations to match, Situated on Camp Bay’s Golden Mile with a panoramic view out over the ocean. St Yves is the party playground for the rich and famous, the jet-set and the elite, where models sit sipping cocktails on the arms of wealthy men. Sit on the elegant canopied white beds filled with cushions, for one of the best spots in the city to enjoy a sundowner, looking out at the famous streaking orange sunset across the bay.
Opium -Opium is a trendy cigar lounge and whisky bar - a favourite with Cape Town locals. It stylishly blends a chic lounge with party night club style vibes and great funk tunes. Set in what used to be the stables of an old castle, the award-winning decor is enough to tell you that this is the place to be seen, with a large open dance floor, submarine couches, subdued red lighting and a large medieval style castle door behind the DJ booth. Come here to dance and try out their impressive range of whiskies or dance the night away.
Planet Bar - This chic and elegant cocktail and champagne bar in the Mount Nelson Hotel has a slightly more sophisticated feel, with classic regal style furniture, hanging crystal chandeliers and magnificent fire places. In the summer it’s a great spot for people watching from the stylish terrace, and in winter the perfect place for curling up in front of the fire with a glass of local wine. And if you’re here on a Thursday, the place comes alive with an in house DJ spinning tunes of funk, soul and house.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.