I‘ve just got back from the most amazing few days in Barcelona. What a treat to get some winter sun in this cool cosmopolitan city, and to top it off I stayed at my favourite- Soho House. Sangria, Churros, and Tapas a-plenty… read on for my guide on where to Eat, Sleep & Shop in one of my Favorite European destinations.
SOHO HOUSE BARCELONA
A 57 Bedroom Hotel situated in the Gothic Quarter facing Vell Marina, with rooms ranging from Tiny to Large, a roof-top bar plus Cecconi’s restaurant.
Soho House Barcelona Interior is as you’d expect from the Soho House Group- Cool, Chic & Cosy…
Soho House Barcelona boasts a gym and spa with an indoor pool as well as a fabulous rooftop pool overlooking the city of Barcelona. I spent many hours chilling on the rooftop taking in the spectacular views with a glass of Lady A.
I also visited the spa, and had one of the best massages EVER! Cowshed products are amazing, my favourite being ‘Indulge‘.
The House club (bar/restaurant) offers drinks and a vast range of traditional tapas on the menu. Access to the bar/restaurant is only available if staying at the House or for Soho House members.
We dined at Cecconi’s on the first night; a cool, relaxed vibe serving Italian style food. A must visit even if you’re not staying at Soho House.
Churrería Laietana – You can not visit Spain without a quick pit stop for Churros.
Pez Vela – Fantastic Chiringuito for Lunch with the Best Tapas. Set in a modern environment overlooking the beach – great spot. (we hired bikes and cycled to Pez Vela, a fantastic way to take in Barcelona).
Botafumerio – Traditional, very well known seafood restaurant in Barcelona. Best to make a reservation if visiting in high season.
Bocagrande – Cocktail bar/Restaurant. Loved the feel of this place. Great food and cocktails and the quirkiest toilets with a photo booth.
El Paradiso – The secret bar is accessed through a fridge door. Great for a late-night cocktail – open until 3am.
Tickets – A popular spot with a cheesy theatre theme. Would suggest this for a lunch and book prior to going.
Cecconi’s – A must visit.
There are so many things to see and do in Barcelona, and it is one of my all time favorite cities for architecture. Here is a quick top five…
Camp Nou (lucky if you can escape a visit)
Getting around Barcelona is relatively easy, either by walking, taxi, or bus. We had the best fun on our bikes, hiring them from Mondo (a short stroll from Soho House).
For all your Designer needs, head to Passeig de Gràcia. From Mango to Louis Vuitton, you will find it all down this road. I visited Chanel to check out their latest shoe and bag collections (yes please Chanel 19k Maxi Flap Bag).
Isabel Marant– Newly opened store with a stylish Interior and even more stylish clothes.