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London's Contemporary Side

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Travelers who come to London for its centuries-old attractions will discover a dynamic city with just as many contemporary diversions. It pulses with nightlife, innovative art venues, and a globally influenced dining scene crowned by 66 Michelin stars. London’s got its eye on the future and exciting modern architecture reinforces the city’s time-tested appeal. Book through American Express Travel for valuable perks like hotel credits, complimentary upgrades, or other exclusive benefits.
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1 Ham Yard, Soho, London W1D 7DT, UK
London’s hotel scene is booming, with something for every budget, from boutique retreats to five-star grand dames. One standout, Ham Yard Hotel, shows off the contemporary, irreverent style of Kit Kemp, who has filled the property with...
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Four Seasons Hotel at Ten Trinity Square, 10 Trinity Square, London EC3N 4AJ, UK
Waves of immigration and the emergence of celebrity chefs have helped create a testing ground for groundbreaking high- and low-end cooking in London. French fine-dining restaurant La Dame de Pic at the Four Seasons specializes in cutting-edge...
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The Print House, 18-22 Ashwin St, London E8 3DL, UK
East London’s transition to epicenter of cool has made it become the focus of much cultural activity. Housed in a converted warehouse in trendy Dalston, Café Oto is the place to catch the latest underground music acts. While headliners have...
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32-37 Cowper St, London EC2A 4AP, UK
The advent of the Night Tube, which extends the service of some Underground lines to 24 hours on Fridays and Saturdays, means it’s never been easier to explore the city after dark. From the Electric Brixton to Shoreditch’s XOYO, night owls are...
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30 St Mary Axe, London EC3A 8EP, UK
London may be associated with the gentle curves of St Paul’s Cathedral, but modern architecture is ascendant, with all manner of curiously named and strikingly shaped edifices rising amid the city’s Instagram-worthy skyline. The Norman Foster–...