Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

London

Escape the Olympics, Stay in London
Olympic Food Tour of London
Coolest London Summer Pop-Ups (that aren’t restaurants)
Mumbai Jewellery Designer Bina Goenka Divulges Her City Secrets
Down and Dirty Heads in LA
The World on Your Skin – Superb Spas
Stylish Cycle Tours of London
Retro Rowing – ’80s on the Thames
Must-See Museums
Summer 2012 Fashion Hotlist
Carnivorous Cocktails
Amirali: Tehran to Toronto In The Mix
Father’s Day Treats for Hedonist Dads
The Commonwealth on Camera
Krafty Kuts Speaks Out
Diamond Jubilee Competition
MEET THE BAND: Talk in Colour
Don’t miss Dinner: Heston Blumenthal’s latest serving
GIVEAWAY: Talk in Colour album launch party tickets!
Amida Spa
Granger & Co
Aussie chef Bill Granger's first European site has already become a brunch favourite amongst the well-heeled West Londoners.
Trunk
Having shed its last incarnation - a shop called Elephant Feet, selling shoes for those with extremely large feet (we kid not) - 8 Chiltern Street in Marylebone has now become trendy Trunk Clothiers.
Ormonde Jayne
A highly decadent shopping experience is to be had at Ormonde Jayne, with all the fragrances created personally by founder, Linda Pilkington.
Portland Road
Near to Holland Park tube, Portland Road offers everything from fashion through to homeware for the discerning West London set.
Katrina Phillips
Katrina Phillips helps you source the most ideal ornaments and furniture for your unique living environment, and displays a huge selection of such beautiful paraphernalia in her Notting Hill store.
LN-CC
An online store with a Dalston (by appointment only) showroom, the Late Night Chameleon Club might just be the future of retail.
Rough Trade East
With its warehouse-style building with exposed metal and graffiti covered in gig posters, London music shop Rough Trade is an obvious hang-out for trendy East End musicians.
Maison Trois Garcons
Following the success of Maison Trois Garcons' owner's bar, Loungelover, this wonderfully eccentric interiors shop takes individual decor to new extremes.
Luna & Curious
A must-visit destination for those who seek beautiful and original mementos. The antidote to tat.
Aida
The young and fun ones flock to Aida to hang out (and be seen hanging out).
We Admire
Describing itself as ‘painfully independent’, We Admire sells unique print T-shirts, on anything iconic.
Barbour
The uniform of horsey royals, Barbour, comes to London to tempt the 'Chelsea Farmers' and festival goers through its doors.
James Smith and Sons
This quaint umbrella shop hasn't changed a bit over the centuries - expect something wonderfully different to all other Oxford Street fare.
Magma
Tiny and nondescript, yet packed to the rafters with rare and original publications.
Ted Baker
Tucked away behind the famous piazza, Ted Baker's Covent Garden store is colourful, slightly quirky and not too expensive.
Peekaboo
Always bang on trend, and currently Topshop's largest Vintage stock provider, Peekaboo Vintage is one of the best vintage shops in London, hands down.
The Great Frog
The macabre but oh-so-popular skulls and bones of The Great Frog are selling well on both sides of the Atlantic.
Lomography Gallery Store
The future's analogue at the oh-so-cool Lomography UK, who run training workshops and London walkabouts for you to test-drive their film cameras.
Mor Jewellery
Using recycled/natural materials, two artists have created a stunning and quirky range of unique pieces, on show in their cute Ganton Street shop.
Tiffany & Co
Tiffany's. Need we say more?

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