What $500 Buys in London

Steven Noble

As London basks in the afterglow of the wedding (you know which one), attention turns to the city’s newest hotels, including the recently reborn Savoy, open last October, and the St. Pancras and Corinthia, both newly opened in May.

Compiled by Candice Chan and John Wogan

Two antiaging facials at Espa Life at the month-old Corinthia Hotel. Located in Westminster, steps from the River Thames, the four-story, 35,000-square-foot spa has 17 treatment rooms, an indoor pool and a sleek lounge that serves pastries and tea. corinthialondon.com.

A midnight-blue gabardine Doyle jacket from D.S. Dundee, which opened its first shop in Old Spitalfield Market last October. Spare white walls and antique cabinetry show off the brand’s fresh spin on classic English duds. dsdundee.com.

Four Royal Circle tickets to see Much Ado About Nothing, starring David Tennant and Catherine Tate, alumni of cult-favorite TV show Doctor Who. Performed at Wyndhams Theatre in the West End, the classic Shakespeare comedy runs from June 1 through September 1. wyndhams-theatre.com.

One night in the Barlow King Room at the St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel, which opens May 5 in a meticulously restored section of the historic, Gothic St. Pancras railway station. In addition to 245 rooms, there’s a Marcus Wareing restaurant, a charming spa and a barber shop. marriott.com.

Five three-course dinners at Heston Blumenthal’s new restaurant, Dinner, at the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park Hotel (for menu info, see “London’s Hottest New Restaurant”). The Adam Tihany–designed interior features a pulley system that rotates an open-fire spit inspired by one used in the 1500s by the royal court. dinnerbyheston.com.

As of March, 1 British pound = $1.63.