Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

London

Aqua Nueva
Set high above the shopping crowds just off Regent Street, Aqua Nueva is one-part Spanish restaurant, one-part Japanese; despite its tourist-trap location, it delivers surprisingly excellent food, inspiring interiors and a cool crowd of cocktail-swil
Arbutus
This Soho eatery's modern menu proves that simple doesn't have to be dull.
Angelus
A former pub Angelus is now a swish brasserie serving accomplished French cuisine
Andrew Edmunds
This romantic Soho eating-house serves impeccably-executed old school favourites by candlelight
White Lyan
A cocktail bar with no ice? No wedges of lemons? Pre-mixed and bottled drinks? Bespoke spirits? It’s fair to say: White Lyan is like no bar you’ve ever been to before.
The River Cafe
The best Italian produce money can buy meets a perfect setting, educated service and lovely Italian wines.
Spice Market
Jean-Georges' Asian street food has spawned a 1,000 imitators and Spice Market has found a glamorous London home at the uber-hip W Hotel
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Bar Boulud
Shockingly affordable, Daniel Boulud's French fancy is one of the best spots to dine solo in the city.
Coya
The latest venture from restaurant tycoon Arjun Waney, Coya works traditional Peruvian dishes into a distinctly modern format.
Momo
You don't need to head East to stock up on meticulously crafted Asian goodies, as this treasure trove of delights on Calle Arc de St. Ramon proves.
York & Albany
Who knew Gordon Ramsay did hotels? Apparently he does with the York & Albany his first foray into the business of sleep; as you'd expect from Ramsay it's style all the way inside and the service is suitably sharp to boot. yEventWatcherD
The Savoy
The 121-year-old five-star landmark on the river finally returns late 2010, with an extravagant £200 million refurbishment of its Edwardian and Art Deco influences in its celebrated Savoy Grill (run by the Gordon Ramsay group), American Bar and
The Soho Hotel
With 91 rooms the Soho Hotel is considerably larger than its Charlotte Street and Covent Garden siblings; purpose-built it's not surprising the Kemps wanted to take advantage of this prime Soho location. =display:non"
The Sumner
Sober and understated, with 20 four-star rooms with a modern luxe design scheme; plus a log fire in the sitting room, air con, honesty bar and free WiFi. =
The Pelham
The Gore's sister hotel, acquired from the Kemp-ire, is predictably a fresher, more contemporary affair, with 52 five-star rooms conveniently located for museum action. yEventWat
The Ritz
There is one name around the world that conjures up evocative images of opulent grandeur and that name is The Ritz.
The Rookery
There's something about former brothels that make them the most decadent of hotels. The Rookery has lost none of the former incarnation's charm retaining cherubic figures overseeing bedroom activities and throne-like ablutions for the most lordly gue
The Orange
Restaurant-quality room-service because these four king-sized rooms, luxuriously appointed with aircon, blonde woods and crisp linens, are above the Orange gastropub. yEventWatch
The Hoxton
The Hoxton Hotel fits the Shoreditch scene like a glove, providing a place to stay for a young party crowd that wants maximum fun with a minimal spend. =display"
The Knightsbridge Hotel
The ever-expanding Firmdale group has sewn up London's boutique hotel market in recent years with this outpost offering its signature mix of intimacy comfort and an unsurpassed eye for detail.d
The Landmark London
Five-star Landmark London hotel, originally built in 1899 and one the last of the great Victorian railway hotels.
The Langham
A vast building rather discreetly hidden beside the BBC The Langham was one of the first luxury hotels in London. Today after a Hilton refurb it continues to mix classic charm with modern opulence.
The Dorchester
During the excess of the nineties The Dorchester was always splashed across the front pages with everyone from rockstars to royalty staying here - occasionally together. yEventWatcherD
The Halkin
Sister hotel to the Metropolitan, The Halkin has a more intimate approach to life than her rockstar sibling.
The Colonnade Town House
Famous for the canals running through it life is lead at a slower pace in Little Venice than in neighbouring Notting Hill and the Colonnade reflects its easy elegant charm. yEventWatch
The Connaught
The Connaught has your usual requirements of style with the added bonus of gourmet delights at its in-house restaurant - headed up by two-Michelin starred chef Hélène Darroze. d=
The Athenaeum
Art Deco interiors park views and a guest-book that reads like a who's who of Hollywood; it's all here at the Athenaeum Hotel & Apartments.
The Boundary Rooms
Proving once and for all that size really doesn't matter - at least not when it comes to hotel proportions - the Boundary Rooms is small but oh-so perfectly formed. s
St Martins Lane
When in London do as stylish Londoners do when in need of escape and check into St Martins Lane; gorgeously designed and boasting impeccable service it's no wonder its reservation book is always fit-to-bursting. =dis"
St Pancras Renaissance
One of London's most iconic landmarks, this hotel is all about show stopping luxury...
The Arch London
Bringing together a convenient location with chic interiors and every creature comfort any discerning guest could ever want The Arch London is pretty damn perfect. st
Shoreditch Rooms
What better way to end a suitably boozy night out in Shoreditch than not having to hail a cab home come closing time? Simply hop inside the Shoreditch Rooms and hanker down for a good night's sleep.
San Domenico House
Lined with red velvet swathes of gold fabric and gilt framed portraits of aristocrats San Domenico House is perfect for a superior sojourn in the city.=display:"
Sanctum Soho Hotel
The spiritual home of Spinal Tap, the 30-roomed five-star Sanctum is pitched as a playpen for rock stars, complete with Wii consoles, round beds, a cinema and a roof terrace with 24-hour cocktail bar and hot tub.=dis"
Portobello Hotel
A long time before Notting Hill became the expensive neighbourhood it is today it was a slightly run-down area; this is when the Portobello made its appearance imbued with an understated charm and elegance.=display:n"
My Chelsea
A fashion industry favourite this former police station has been transformed into a welcoming boutique hotel.
No. 5 Maddox St.
No 5 isn't really a hotel more a collection of aesthetically-pleasing apartments ranging from one to three bedrooms in size.

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