The Mercedes-Benz CLS 220 BlueTEC on the way to the creative hotspots of the city.

Guest Feature: Highsnobiety and the Mercedes-Benz CLS 220 d.

On the way to the creative heads of London.

Fuel consumption combined: 4.7–4.6 l/100km;

combined CO₂ emissions: 123–120 g/km.*

Cultural, individual, modern.

Eager to test out the latest from Mercedes-Benz, the iconic German automaker gave us the keys to a brand new CLS 220 d as we toured London on an early summer day. Armed with the powerful vehicle and situated in one of the world’s most innovative cities, we took the opportunity to explore three creative locations, each of which redefines its medium’s role in contemporary culture.


First up we stopped by Kristina Records to learn more about NTS Radio and their mission of imploring its fans to “embrace mistakes and chaos” in a way that “comes together magically.”

The Mercedes-Benz CLS 220 BlueTEC in London.

Afterwards, we headed to Hosten, a concept store that acts as a platform for supporting the designers its owners believe in. Rejecting the ephemeral nature of fast fashion in favour of “things that evolve and stay with you for a number of years”, the shop successfully merges the fine qualities of a gallery with the aesthetics of avant-garde fashion.

In the CLS 220 BlueTEC on the way to the cultural Hotspots of London.

Bohemian, culinary, British.

With the minutes slipping by and keenly aware of our time left with the CLS, we paid a visit to The Clove Club to experience the restaurant’s prestige first hand. Like many London favourites, the eatery began in a flat whose owners enjoyed cooking for friends on the weekends before evolving into a local hotspot.

With a full stomach and the sun slowly setting, we reluctantly handed back the keys to the car manufacturer - but not before taking the beauty through the streets of London’s most recognizable districts.“

We want to thank Doubleday & Cartwright, Hyperdub and Kode9 for their support.


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