One night during my recent London luxury adventure, I left the sanctuary that was my amazing room at the Shangri-La London, at The Shard, and headed out in an Uber to Hunter 486. This upscale British restaurant is inside The Arch London, a wonderful boutique hotel (and one of the few that’s family-owned). You can read in detail about my dinner experience on Examiner.com here. I should note we used Uber pool a lot during this trip, with most trips around the city under ten pounds. We also got ourselves an Oyster card, to use the tube. London visitors can get a cheap (er) Visitor Oyster card ONLY by ordering in advance. You can’t buy it once you arrive in London. Also, be sure to register your Oyster card online. We lost a newly-refilled card on a trip to Hampton Court Palace, had we registered it we could have stopped the card and gotten a replacement.

Cocktail in London
A pre-dinner cocktail



Hunter 486 occupies a large space in the lobby of the hotel. There is a stylish bar area and the restaurant and bar, with its expert mixologists, is quite popular with locals for drinks. There are also several private rooms including a Martini Library that would be at home inside a London gentlemen’s club.

Hunter 486
Fresh butter, bread and olive oil
Cheese board
Cheese board with British farmhouse cheeses
Hunter 486 restaurant in London
The room is stylish and comfortable with an open kitchen



Squid in London
Salt and pepper squid
Butcher's board
The best of butcher’s board wtih rib-eye, sliders and braised short ribs
Organic salmon in London
Organic salmon with cauliflower puree, salsify with a lemon and caper dressing
Sticky toffee pudding
Sticky toffee pudding with caramelized banana ice cream
Dessert at Hunter 486 in London
Coconut panna cotta with mango sorbet

I planned most of my London adventure with Visit London.com. They’re a great resource for London visitors, with a combination of hotel, dining and tourist info, combined with real-time updates on the city’s best music, art and culture.

Skypool in The Shard London
The next day, I worked off dinner with a swim in the Shangri-La London’s Skypool atop The Shard

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