Further enhance your experience in London with a range of tailor-made private visits and tours that can be pre-arranged before arrival. For details or to book, please email our guest services on firstname.lastname@example.org.
FLORIS – BESPOKE PERFUME EXPERIENCE
Floris have been creating bespoke perfume for customers dating back as far as 1730. Enjoy a 90 minute consultation with the Floris perfumer in their new Belgravia boutique. Begin by choosing a fragrance from any of their exclusive ranges and the Floris perfumer will create a scent especially for you, adding new ingredients to personalise your chosen eau de perfume – unique to only you. This includes a 100ml perfume with certificate of provenance.
COMO guests receive an exclusive 10% discount off the experience making the experience £175 instead of £195
CHOCOLATE BAR MAKING WITH ROCOCO CHOCOLATES
This is the perfect workshop for your creative child. We will start by introducing the group to Rococo and give a brief explanation on how chocolate is made. This is followed by a chocolate tasting so they have an idea of what flavours to add to their chocolate bar. The children will spend time designing wrappers for their bars and also time in the kitchen working with chocolate to create their own chocolate bar. At the end of the workshop, the bars are wrapped in colourful foils and wrappers they’ve designed. Each child will get to take home their unique chocolate creation.
Priced at £35 per child for one hour
THE MAYFAIR ART TOUR
Join Cecile Emmanuelle Borra, exhibiting artist and Goldsmith’s College graduate, on a private Leading-Edge Art Insider tour of Mayfair, one of the world’s most dynamic contemporary art districts. Over three hours, starting from the Metropolitan Hotel, Cecile will introduce you to the best artists and galleries across this fashionable and elegant neighbourhood. On the day, you’ll visit a minimum of six galleries expertly hand-picked to showcase the best of London’s art scene across all different disciplines of contemporary art, including painting, video, photography and installation art. From the internationally renowned White Cube, Mason’s Yard, for big name artists, to London West End’s newer addition, MOT International, for critically acclaimed artists, to the cutting edge on show at the Hannah Barry Gallery. Along the way Cecile will provide an accessible commentary on each gallery and the work, and together you’ll discuss your own personal take and reaction to the various pieces. You don’t have to be an art expert just bring an open mind and inquisitive attitude. It’s a great way to get to know the neighbourhood and connect with London’s contemporary art scene.
Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 1:00pm
Priced at £199 for three hours
FORTNUM’S LIFE OF BEES
This private tour begins with a visit to Fortnum’s distinctive rooftop beehives, positioned 120 feet above Jermyn Street. Here guests will see Fortnum’s bees at work and enjoy the panoramic city views before descending to Fortnum’s Wine Crypt to enjoy a honey tasting and a glass of champagne. The honeys tasted will explore the many different types available.
Available 25th April – August 2013
Available weekdays, 10.00 – 19.00
Min 2 - Max 10 people
Priced at £35 per person (£25 for Children) or with Afternoon Tea £75 per person
IT’S A MAN’s WORLD - WITH TOM TOM CIGARS
The ultimate experience for men who like their cigars, The Halkin by COMO partnered with TOMTOM cigars in Belgravia to offer a bespoke Cuban Cigar tasting followed by a complimentary cigar to enjoy at TOMTOM’s café.
Priced at £75 per person
The Cuban Cigar tasting experience will include:
Introduction to the world of cigars. Questions will be answered by the TOMTOM staff
1 x H.Upmann Half Corona Habano. It’s a subtle light and fragrant cigar and great in the morning or afternoon with an espresso
1 x Montecristo No.5 Habano. Arguably, the most famous of all the Cuban cigar lines. Truly excellent smoke. Woody notes are easily identifiable on the palate.
Cigar smoking at TomTom’s Coffee House including a cigar and coffee