Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

London

The London Coliseum
Those who come to the London Coliseum expecting to see gladiators battle it out or poor souls thrown to the lions will be sorely disappointed; here it's a much classier affair with musical performances throughout the year.
Aman Spa
Rest, relax and rejuvenate within gorgeous Asian-inspired surroundings at the Aman Spa, found in-house at The Connaught hotel.
Beigel Bake
Shoreditch's sweet-smelling bagel haven is open 24 hours a day.
The Design Museum
A shrine to international contemporary design, The Design Museum is a must for design aficionados across the capital.
Bibendum Oyster Bar
Bibendum Oyster Bar serves sophisticated snacks and attracts a similarly sophisticated clientele. Wash it all down with a glass of champers.
Kitchen W8
If you looked inside the kitchens of those affluent enough to own one in Kensington then the interiors would probably look a little something like this. Add to that Michelin star-chasing fare and affordable set menus and Kitchen W8 is on to a winner.
Fabric
Despite misguided Twitter rumours that it had gone into administration, Fabric is very much alive and kicking. As a great supporter of underground DJs, it's a must for those serious about phat tunes. ‰Û_=display:none;""
Champagne + Fromage
Hidden away among the bright lights of London's West End, this cosy French bistro is the ideal place to refuel pre or post performance...
Joy Everley
Out of the ordinary pieces with real thought put into their design and making, Joy Everley jewellery has unique written all over it.
Nordic Bakery
The Nordic Bakery is for those who love all things Scandi, this is the flagship store in the heart of Covent Garden. Delicious baked treats!
London Fields Lido
London Fields Lido has the cool kids digging out their most fashionable swimwear for a whole lotta' pouting and posing in the water.
Choccywoccydoodah
Become a part of the mad hatters tea party in this Alice-in-Wonderland-esq spot. Chocolate has never been so tempting....
Gray’s Antique Market
Bargain-hunters rejoice! Gray's Antique Market is home to a treasure trove of eclectic wonders with plenty of tat to sift through in the hope of unearthing something priceless.
The Prince Arthur
What makes this pub special is its location next to Billingsgate Market - incidentally, where it sources its delicious fresh fish. Round sumptuous seafood off with one of its fantastic ales and you've found your local.
The School Of Life
Held are various venues across London, The School of Life enables you to engage with a wide range of subject matters.
Smoking Goat
Everything at Smoking Goat, a Thai BBQ restaurant, was the kind of delicious that provokes strings of happy profanity.
93 Feet East
Located alongside the curry houses of Brick Lane, 93 Feet East attracts a post-dinner pre-clubbing crowd of Shoreditch-style drinkers.
Hakkasan Mayfair
Spiritual home to sharp-suited hedgefunders and their crisp fashionista companions in the oh-so-glamorous epicentre of Mayfair...
Ham Yard Restaurant and Bar
Yashin Ocean House
Far from your average Japanese restaurant, Yashin Ocean House in South Kensington combines head-to-tail dining with sushi
Almeida
An immaculate Modern British restaurant in Islington, the Almeida is headed up by Michelin-starred chef Tommy Boland focusing on local and seasonal produce
Ushvani Spa
Set in chic Chelsea, the Ushvani spa has the Sloane Rangers flocking in their designer-clad droves - and for good reason, with a host of treatments inspired by South East Asia. Bliss!
Vaishaly Clinic
Vaishaly's signature facial and skincare are the essential treatments for London's fussiest beauty-conscious.
Urban Golf
Stella McCartney
Kokon To Zai
Broadway Market
Beyond Retro
Alexander McQueen
Bringing drama and extravagance to every catwalk show he ever did, Alexander McQueen was a British fashion icon - his London flagship store is worth a visit
Trinity
This modern European eatery attains with a menu that beautifully masters complex medleys.
The Ivy
Circus
Bo Làng
An intimate little bǫte in the backstreets of South Ken, Bo LÌÊng does perfectly presented, delicate dim sum.
Blueprint Café
The Design Museum's restaurant has an astounding view and a daily-changing menu.
Café Kick
Super laid-back Café Kick is just the place if you fancy a beer and a game of table football.
The Pink Chihuahua at El Camion
While you may feel a bit uncomfortable asking for Dick's Bar on the sex-orientated streets of Soho those who don't ask don't get; inside you'll find some of the best cocktails in the capital and an intimate basement lounge in which to enjoy them.
City of London Distillery
This petite distillery, whose basement setting is located in an alley off Fleet Street, is the first City of London distillery to open in over 200 years.
Dalla Terra
Simple but chic Covent Garden wine bar and shop with a menu of delectable Italian snacks and 180 bottles on the wine list.
Craft Beer Co.
Milk stouts, double IPAs and ESBs are the order of the day at this beer nerd's palace.
Blue Bar
The only non-blue aspect of the Berkeley Hotel's famous bar is the mood. Beloved by a glamorous after-work crowd knocking back the Bolly it's always buzzing with happy-to-be-rich types.

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