Tapas at Mesón Restaurante La Mi Venta – off the beaten track and popular with locals

Between the tapas and Rioja, we managed to cram in lots on our recent trip to Madrid.

It’s one of my favourite European cities and here are some of our highlights (and outfits!)…

The Museo del Prado

Enjoy the likes of Goya and Velázquez at this impressive art museum. We were lucky enough to see a temporary Picasso exhibition while on our visit too!

A morning spent at the Prado

Café Murillo, tucked away behind the Prado, is a great place for a breakfast or lunch before or after your visit.

Mercado de San Miguel

Spend hours at this bustling market strolling from one food stall to another, trying Spanish specialities, local wines and beers along the way.

Mercado de San Miguel

Each stall specialises in a Spanish staple

The Sherry Corner offers tastings


Hotel Urban

The Hotel Urban is a super cool, design-led hotel near the main tourist hub. One of the highlights is its rooftop bar and pool – a perfect place to relax after a day of sightseeing.

Poolside pleasure


Credit: Urban Hotel

The Ritz Garden

Tea at The Ritz may be quintessentially British, but in Madrid, it’s G&T at The Ritz. Head to the hotel’s garden for gin o’clock.

Hotel Ritz Madrid

G&T at The Ritz

Parque de El Retiro

The stunning Retiro Park is the perfect place for a stroll or boat ride around its scenic lake. Just a short walk away from the park is the upmarket district of Salamanca, which is packed with chic Madrileños, designer stores and high-end restaurants.

Retiro Park

My chauffeur

A beautiful day for a boat trip


Head to El Corral De La Moreria for award-winning flamenco. Grab a pre-drink in the restaurant next door, which has beautiful views over the Plaza de Gabriel Miró.

A drink with a view


Outfit details: Navy and white dress, SUITEBLANCO; wedges, Boden; sunglasses, Ray-Ban; handbag, Longchamp; bikini, Calzedonia; black sparkly top and black skinny jeans, TOPSHOP; seersucker dress, GAP; necklace, J.Crew.

Ollie’s outfit: oxford shirt, Rugby Ralph Lauren; jeans, Polo Ralph Lauren.


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