Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

London

Sakagura
Sitting in the elegant dining room at Sakagura, it’s easy to feel like you’ve found a portal from Mayfair which leads directly to Tokyo.
Chiltern Firehouse
The Chiltern Firehouse, with Michelin-starred chef Nuno Mendes at the helm, serves up seasonal dishes that blend influences from both sides of the Atlantic.
ON Motcomb
ON Motcomb, found on Motcomb Street in Knightsbridge, is a haven for London’s modern day Cinderella in search of her perfect ball gown.
Kiru
Between its elegant dining room, its Nobu-trained chef, and its well-heeled location, Kiru is a sushi restaurant with calibre.
Chiltern Firehouse Hotel
A charming Victorian fire station in Marylebone, the 26-room Chiltern Firehouse Hotel has been lovingly and luxuriously restored.
Oblix
Located in London’s looming Shard, Oblix serves a grill-focused menu of British classics from the 32rd floor of the iconic landmark building.
Skylon
With views over the River Thames, the fine dining restaurant Skylon showcases British produce through its modern European menu.
Kaspar’s Seafood Bar & Grill
Located within the hallowed halls of London’s Savoy Hotel, Kaspar’s Seafood Bar & Grill has reinvented the old River Restaurant in a glitzy new guise.
Restaurant Sauterelle
Within the architecturally impressive Royal Exchange, Restaurant Sauterelle gives French and Italian classics a creative flourish.
The Ivy Market Grill
The Ivy's more approachable sister, The Ivy Market Grill serves a largely British menu in a setting that blends the classical with the zeitgeisty.
Spring
Spring is Skye Gyngell's seasonal, modern British restaurant in one of the beautiful wings of Somerset House, an elegant interior and accomplished cooking
Fera
Fera is the London outpost of Simon Rogan's growing empire. Specialising in the finest British produce, quite often grown in his Cumbrian stronghold...
Shangri-La at the Shard
The view from the Shangri-La at the Shard is exquisite and there is no other hotel in London that can offer quite such an unique experience...
SUSHISAMBA
The panoramic view from the 38th floor of Heron Tower and the excellent Brazilian-Japanese fusion cuisine makes SUSHISAMBA one of London's must-visits...
La Suite West
Designed by London interior designer Anoushka Hempel, La Suite West is a tranquil and minimalist boutique hotel just off Bayswater.
Belgraves
Belgraves is a chic boutique hotel, which you would not normally expect from slightly old fashioned and stuffy Belgravia.
The Beaumont
The first hotel from uber-restaurateurs Corbin & King, The Beaumont is a sophisticated, contemporary take on old school glamour, with requisite restaurants
Dandelyan
Decadent but prevailingly elegant, the Tales of the Cocktail-award-winning bar lists “modern botany” as its theme.
Yauatcha
Yauatcha Soho is all about gourmet dim sum. The deliciously designed interior matches the picture-perfect dishes in what is now a Soho institution...
Hakkasan
Likened as a 'Chinese Nobu', the subterranean Hakkasan exudes glitz and glamour, the dark interior is home to wonderful cocktails and a well-crafted dim sum
Burberry
Fronted by caterpillar-eye-browed Cara Delevigne, Burberry had been leading the Brit fashion pack for some years now. Regent St is their hometown flagship.
Nobu
Zuma
Zuma was the first restaurant to try and take on Nobu as the most talked about Japanese restaurant in London. Since then it has become a global brand.
Bliss Spa
Villandry
The media set can't get enough of Villandry, and it's not hard to see why with a French-inspired menu that caters to serious foodies and simple clean interiors.
Jermyn Street
Jermyn Street is the ultimate shopping destination for well-groomed gents with tailors and barbers flanking both sides.
All England Lawn Tennis Club
Game, set, match! Watch the ballsiest battle in town at Wimbledon, the world's most prestigious tennis tournament. Pimm's entirely optional, but highly recommended.
Fortnum & Mason
Everyone knows Fortnum & Mason is the only place to get your picnic hampers in the summer and your Christmas pud from each year.
The National Cafe
The Dining Rooms in the National Gallery and the Portrait Gallery next door provide surprisingly stylish spaces for slap-up lunches and afternoon tea.
Heli-tours
Skip London's traffic-choked streets and get a bird's-eye-view by taking to the skies in a chopper, the mode of transport favoured by royals and rock stars.
Hyde Park Stables
ME London
ME London is bringing an enlivening, design-oriented presence to The Strand.
The London Helicopter
A unique birds-eye tour of the city with the London Helicopter zipping up the river Thames at a 1,000 feet from Barnes to the Isle of Dogs...
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.
ClubTEN
If you've ever stomped around St Paul's after-dark, you'll know that decent watering holes are few and far between. Not so anymore, with the opening of ClubTEN, a basement bar that serves up Mayfair-style glamour in an otherwise dead zone.  div
The Brit Oval
As the birthplace of the Ashes, a trip to the Brit Oval is a must-do for sports aficionados.
Dukes Hotel Bar
Ostensibly unremarkable the Duke's Hotel bar is a must for Martini lovers. Eschewing what they probably consider to be a terribly vulgar modern custom of fruity blends each Martini is elaborately served as God intended.
The London EDITION
The swanky EDITION is bringing a breath of fresh air to the historic site of Fitzrovia’s old Berners Hotel.
Antara at the Chelsea Club
As if The Chelsea Club wasn't fabulous enough, it's gone and opened up its own stylish spa. As you can imagine, the Sloane Rangers are flocking in their droves.
Comptoir Gascon
This Clerkenwell deli/bistro hybrid is perfect for meat lovers and Francophiles alike.

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