9am Wake up amid the jewel-hued splendour and plush drapery of the Tudor Suite at The Gore London in Kensington. Wind your way through the dark mahogany-panelled corridors lined with thick tapestries to an ample buffet-style breakfast complete with house-cured salmon and home-made compôtes.
10am Admire the hotel’s white stucco terraces before walking up bustling Kensington High Street to the Design Museum for Ferrari: Under the Skin (until 15 April), which features rare cars and memorabilia as it explores the glamour, passion and drive behind the iconic car brand. For those who prefer to keep an eye on the future, visit the Design Museum’s LOEWE Craft Prize 2018 exhibition (4 May-17 June), which celebrates artistic merit in modern craftsmanship.
11.30am Time for a quick coffee and a cupcake at the nearby, pastel-hued Primrose Bakery before wandering across to Leighton House Museum. As the former home and studio of Victorian artist Frederic Leighton, it is a treasure trove of Islamic tiles and intricate mosaics. Displayed in lavish surroundings, it is easy to while away many hours here.