Strolling a very short distance indeed from Knightsbridge station past the throngs of people who have journeyed to this fashionable part of London, you realise just how enviable the location of this hotel is. I’m greeted by a lovely behatted fellow as I skip up the steps and into The Capital Hotel. Up in the room things are remarkably quiet and the fruits and nibbles are more than enough to keep you tied over until tea time. As any self respecting hotel in this part of town, they do a mean afternoon tea. The scones are still warm from the oven, the cream is thick and the jam is lush. A host of good old English favorite sandwiches and cakes follow, some with a twist on some like the salmon crumpets.
If you’re not too tired from your ascent of the many floors of wonder at Harrods, then go for a walk, (or run!) around Hyde Park which is just over the road. Just make sure you’ve worked up an appetite before dining at Outlaw’s, one of the finest fish restaurants around and fully deserving of its Michelin star. The man behind the food is Nathan Outlaw, who spends his time equally between the restaurant at The Capital and another of the same name in Cornwall at the St. Enodoc Hotel. In addition to having an incredibly trendy surname name perfect for naming restaurants, Nathan is one of Britain’s most acclaimed seafood chefs