Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

London

WilliamVintage
Devotees of this exclusive, haute couture vintage shop include the likes of Lana Del Rey, Rihanna and Eva Green.
Matches
Kitted out with envy-worthy furniture, it's not just the designer clothes at Matches that are aesthetically pleasing.
Rigby & Peller
Warming regal rears since 1960, Rigby & Peller create bespoke, specially fitted items of underwear.
The Gathering Goddess
An beautifully selected clothes, an uncompromising attitude to authenticity and an in-house tailor makes The Gathering Goddess one of the most wonderfully unique vintage stores in London.
Notting Hill
The shabby, cool Portobello Road and the immaculate Westbourne Grove side-by-side, Notting Hill is a London shopping mecca for the thrifty and chic.
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Electric Diner
The Electric Diner is as glamorous as London's snack scene gets; perfectly positioned on Portobello Road, this is the place for beautiful people to come for comfort food with a twist. Saturdays are best.=display:none"
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Drink, Shop & Do
Drink, Shop & Do offers a unique day, or night, out by rolling a cafe, bar, shop, club, and events into one vintage designed venue.
Walton Street
Just a short stroll from South Kensington tube, Walton Street is where the party's at for Chelsea's sharpest shoppers.
The Cloth Shop
Indian cotton, Swedish linen and Scottish cashmere, the Cloth Shop has it all.
South Molton Street
Fashion thrills and spills are to be had at South Molton Street, where high-end treasures are very much the order of the day.
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Neal Street
A mixed shopping bag, Neal Street will have you pounding the plastic before you can say 'bank statement'.
Mount Street
Label lovers and designer fiends welcome home; Mount Street will have you parting with your hard-earned cash before you've walked from one end to the other.
Monmouth Street
With independent fashion boutiques jostling for space alongside artsy vintage gems, Monmouth Street is the perfect place for fashionistas to pound the pavement.
Marylebone High Street
Marylebone lovelies flock in their designer-clad droves to Marylebone High Street, where gorgeous boutiques lure them through shiny glass doors.
Ledbury Road
Just a short jaunt from Westbourne Grove tube, Ledbury Road has an eclectic mix of fashion stores for those wanting to look the business.
Le Labo
Make your very own perfumes in house and even personalise your bottles with your name on them.
Floral Street
When finished with the famous Covent Garden piazza, head to the more subdued cobblestone pedestrian side streets stemming from the Seven Dials roundabout. Take a wander down Floral Street.
East London
If you've picked up the vintage bug, or have a streak of individuality about you, then let yourself run wild around the shops in East London and you shall not be disappointed.
Earlham Street
The enormous flower fruit and vegetable market of My Fair Lady days is long gone, but Covent Garden still has a quirky character and vibrant atmosphere. Be sure to check out Earlham Street.
Dray Walk (off Brick Lane)
Underground music, cool clothes and strong coffee; what else do you need from one of East London's hippest shopping streets?
Bruton Street
If it's not hip, it won't be here; Bruton Street is for high-fliers and ladies-what-lunch-and-splurge-on-their-husbands'-credit-cards.
Brompton Cross
A shopping mecca that lies between Chelsea, South Kensington and the Brompton Road.
Bond Street
Bond Street has every designer label any shopaholic could ever want to splurge on.
Brick Lane Market
Even if you're not from around these parts you'll have heard of Brick Lane - famous for two things: curries and its market.
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The Hg2 Hot Cities List 2012
Ever the purveyors of up-and-coming cities, a new year brings yet another opportunity for Hg2 to publish the annual hot cities list!
Krug Happiness Exhibition at Royal Academy of Arts
The Krug Happiness Exhibition exhibits celebrity supporters' personal versions of happiness, and its proceeds all go to Royal Academy Schools.
What are Pop-up Supper Clubs?
They've been around since the 30's, and with good food and new company for just £30, their appeal is not waning. Hg2 asks: what are pop-up supper clubs?
Hg2’s Top 5: Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks
With darkness descending long before you leave the office, and with a chill in the air - take a look at Hg2's top 5: outdoor ice skating rinks.
Hg2 Talks to Lebanese Chef Tony Kitous
Known as the man who made Lebanese glamorous with his Pasha and Kenza restaurants, Hg2 talks to Lebanese Chef Tony Kitous about his new Comptoir Libanais.
London’s out-of-London Syon Park Hotel
Hg2 reviews London Syon Park Hotel, which at first glance looks more akin to a travel lodge than the grand old Waldorf Astoria in Midtown NYC...
Hg2’s Top 5 Winter Warmer Drinks
With Winter upon us, Hg2 has scoured the world for the best drinks to warm you up on an icy winter evening.
Volupté: The Hedonist’s Burlesque Tearoom
If you are looking for a spicier way of having your afternoon tea, Hg2 definitely recommends Volupté: the hedonist's burlesque tearoom.
Macaroon Magic with Pâtissier Pierre Hermé
With the British going mad since the The Great British Bake Off, there is no better time to talk to talk macaroons with pâtissier Pierre Hermé.
Hg2 Interview with Bombay-style Chef Naved Nasir
It's Diwali week! Hg2 interviews Bombay-style cafe Dishoom's head chef, Naved Nasir, to find out why his restaurant is doing so well.
Winter Cocktails at the Marriott
Situated on the South Bank of the Thames, the Marriott Hotel have launched their winter cocktail collection infused with the scents and tastes of Christmas.

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