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After you're measured for a new suit on Savile Row, retire to these three establishments for tailor-made treatment of a different kind, Paul Attfield writes

The Ned is a five-star hotel just steps from the Bank Tube station in the City of London. It is situated in a former bank building and has 250 rooms and 10 restaurants on offer.

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Built in 1924 by renowned architect Sir Edward (Ned) Lutyens, The Ned contains many nods to its past as the home of Midland Bank. They include the ornate top hat and cane boxes which were once used by the bank’s directors to the 23-tonne vault door in the basement, which was used as the inspiration for a similar one in Bond movie Goldfinger.

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Three months since opening, Hide, located across from Green Park, is rapidly making its mark in London’s busy restaurant scene. Set over three floors, the restaurant’s main floor is called Ground and it serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. The mezzanine floor, dubbed Above (pictured), offers a set lunch or a six- to nine-course tasting menu with views over the park. Put together by chef Ollie Dabbous, who previously presided over the Michelin-starred Dabbous, the restaurant also boasts what’s believed to be London’s biggest wine list, with 6,800 bottles on offer. They are couriered over from Mayfair wine store Hedonism, with an estimated arrival time of 15 minutes or less. The basement boasts a wine bar, plus an interesting cocktail list, such as Cream Corn Soda, a bourbon-based drink that utilizes a centrifuge in its preparation to separate sweetcorn solids from its liquid.


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The spiral staircase at Hide connects the restaurant's three floors.


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One of London’s most exclusive spas, the Lanesborough Club and Spa in Knightsbridge offers day passes for £150 ($261), which sounds like a bargain compared to the £2,000 joining fee and £6,000 annual membership.

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Offering unrestricted access to just 450 members, the 18,000-square-foot Lanesborough Club and Spa features a comprehensive gym and pool, lounges, and full spa facilities, complete with a spa butler to provide fresh towels and point guests in the right direction.

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