Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

London

Chuck Burger
Chuck Burger stands out from London's burger crowd thanks to its untraditional patties (and hard shakes).
Liberty Cheesesteak Company
The sandwiches at Liberty Cheesesteak Company are so authentic, they could be served in the depths of South Philly and locals wouldn’t bat an eye.
Chai Ki
Roti Chai founder Rohit Chugh is back with Chai Ki, a new street-food inspired culinary venture at Canary Wharf’s Crossrail Place
Qbic London City Hotel
Catering to young, cash-poor but taste-rich travellers, the stylish Qbic London City Hotel makes London's East End accessible – and affordable.
Boqueria Tapas
The latest outpost of Boqueria Tapas, found in bustling Brixton, offers up all the tapas favourites, plus a hard-to-beat atmosphere and modish setting.
Cargo
Chilled-out and not trying too hard, Cargo is one of the less pretentious clubs in Shoreditch, and adored by music-loving urban hipsters...
Shake Shack
Die-hard devotees of the chain and new converts alike should be pleased with the quality of the burgers at Shake Shack London, set in Covent Garden.
The Lock Tavern
Cocktails and DJs elevate the Lock Tavern above regular boozers, but true to its pub roots it's still a good option for a Sunday roast.
St James’ Park
The perfect park to bask in during the balmier summer months, St James' Park is a regal stretch of green in which to rest, relax and oxygenate.
London Eye
The London Eye only had planning permission for five years but since its opening in 1999 it has become England's most popular paid tourist attraction - and has been allowed to remain.
Best Turkish Kebab
This conscientious kebab stop carves up perfectly spiced meat every time.
Atari-Ya
Atari Ya's delicious sushi is a steal making it an ideal takeaway.
The Book Club
Bit of a bookworm? Join the Club.
A Little Bit Of What You Fancy
For once the hype’s moved beyond a ‘named’ haunt and scurried itself deep down into the heart of Dalston. Locally-sourced and locally-liked, this British food outlet provides hearty dishes in a casual setting.
Regent’s Park Tennis Centre
With no airs and graces, Regent's Park Tennis Centre welcomes anyone and everyone with open arms and rackets. Though it can get busy, so be sure to book ahead to avoid leaving glum-faced.
St Moritz
Think St Moritz and you think of all the glitz and glam of the famous ski resort; the London bar of the same name couldn't be further from it, with a crowd of burly bikers who come to rock. Vaguely alpine interiors do feature, however. yEve
Camden Market
Camden caners put their cans of beer down long enough to swan around Camden Market, a favourite with cool kids looking for music art and vintage clothes.
The Salisbury
The Salisbury is a beautifully ornate Victorian pub in Central London. The best part? It's tucked away meaning it's largely tourist-free.
19 Numara Bos Cirrik
This Dalston canteen reigns supreme thanks to its top-quality Turkish kebabs...
Bone Daddies
Bone Daddies, the Ramen experts have landed in Soho. You'll need to get in line for this quick fire noodle bar where the queues can snake around the corner
Pizza Pilgrims
The Mandeville Hotel
Shopaholics and business travellers alike find this ideally located equally functional and attractive.
Hampstead Ponds and Lido
Come the summer months, Hampstead Heath and its surroundings are brimming with sweaty city-dwellers looking to take it all off for a nice swim. A great way to cool off when London gets too hot to handle. =display:non"
Tate Galleries
A byword for awe-inspiring art, Tate knows how to get people talking; and it does so at two locations in London at Tate Britain and Tate Modern.
The British Museum
Artefacts and art abound at The British Museum, a museum dedicated to preserving London's most precious culture.
Damson & Co
Combining top quality produce with a laid-back Soho vibe, Damson & Co is something of a monument to all things British.
Workingmen’s Club
Wedged between Shoredich, Hoxton and Hackney, the BGWC has retained its impeccable reputation since opening in 1953. A strict members-only policy has become slightly more lenient but exclusivity still prevails. =dis"
Tommi’s Burger Joint
Some of the best burgers in London in a back-to-basics, concentrate-on-the-food outpost of a hip Icelandic restaurant group...
Regent’s Park
Designed by John Nash, Regent's Park is an exercise in elegance and is a park Londoners can truly be proud of. Apart from when those wearing socks and sandals take to its turf.
The Garden Cafe
With views out over Regent's Park and a high-end Brit classic menu, you'd never guess that The Garden Café is set in the former site of a Little Chef restaurant.
Tour Guides Ltd
Somerset House
Ice Skating can be an enchanting way to spend a wintery evening with a loved one, so wrap up warm and get your skates on. Somerset House is the best place to indulge in some frozen-water frolics.
The Golden Hinde
The Golden Hinde is a meticulous reconstruction of a 16th-century wooden galleon, and is an awe-inspiring sight indeed.
Brixton Village
An arcade with a difference, Brixton Village offers up every kind of cuisine we could wish for…
St Paul’s Cathedral
Aside from offering the perfect lunch spot astride one of its steps, St Paul's Cathedral is a pretty damn remarkable sight to behold. Be sure to take your camera for fantastic Facebook fodder.
Beirut Express
This perennially popular Lebanese joint does excellent meze and chargrilled meats.
Bodean’s
Bodean's is a meat-eater's paradise perfect for a meal on-the-hoof.
Science Museum
The Science Museum brings out the geek in us all, from pickled curiosities to wacky inventions; and now you can play without the pay.
Old Spitalfields Market
Just five minutes from Liverpool Street tube, Old Spitalfields Market is a breath of artsy air in the suited and booted white-collar district.
Apollo Banana Leaf
Apollo Banana Leaf offers a cheap thrillingly authentic taste of Sri Lanka

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