Hg2 : The Hedonist

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The 5 Star Mercer Street Hotel re-opens
The Mercer Street Hotel re-opened in Covent Garden last week following a £15 million refurbishment.
Scandinavian Food and more: Hg2’s Top Date Nights
Following the revelation that guitarist Ronnie Wood had successfully bid on a date with Scarlett Johannson, Hg2 suggests a few potential restaurants.
Hg2’s 10 Memorable Beatles Venues
Tickets for Paul McCartney's UK tour went on sale this morning (October 13). But what are Hg2's 10 Memorable Beatles Venues? Let us give you are run down.
Joie de Vivre as Hg2 Awaits the Balcon Brasserie
With a menu created by Head Chef Vincent Menager there is a real sense of joie de vivre as Hg2 awaits the Balcon Brasserie. Take look inside!
Hg2 Must-Have: The World’s Most Exclusive Truffles
Coated in edible 24-carat gold flakes, and presented in a Swarovski-crystal embellished box, here is a Hg2 must-have: the world's most exclusive truffles.
Hg2’s Guide to surviving Frieze Art Fair
We offer some handy hints on how to survive the dodgy dealers, barmy browsers and the angsty artists themselves in Hg2's Guide to Surviving Frieze Art Fair.
Big Ben is TIlting
Images show Big Ben is Tilting as years of work around the base of the clock has weakened its foundations and if left unchecked could lead to a total topple
Cocktail of the Day: Kammerling’s Townhouse Tonic
Today begins London's Cocktail Week and here at Hg2 we have decided to feature the best bars. Today's cocktail of the day: Kammerling's Townhouse Tonic.
Hg2’s Favourite World Cooking Classes
From London to Beijing, Los Angeles to Marrakech - for your very own DIY culinary adventures, check out Hg2's favourite world cooking classes.
A Marilyn Monroe global city tour
With the upcoming release of My Week with Marilyn, we decided to compile a guide to a worldwide tour of all things Marilyn Monroe.
A cockroach tour of the Science Museum
Ever wondered what it would be like to be a cockroach? Well now you can find out with a cockroach tour of the Science Musuem!
Are Celebrity Chefs Losing Their Grip On Reality?
With the opening of yet another venture by Gordon Ramsay this week, we ask the question of whether celebrity chefs are spreading themselves a bit thin.
Gordon Ramsay opens Bread Street Kitchen
Gordon Ramsay adds yet another venture to his already-bursting portfolio. Bread Street Kitchen opens today in London's East End.
Meet spectacular jelly makers Bompas & Parr
Bompas & Parr do jelly in a big way. Have a look at some of their most striking creations, and prepare to have your jelly moulds put to shame.
London’s best street vendors
Meals on wheels are the next big thing, with some of the city's best food now being served from vans and trailers. Presenting London's best street vendors.
London Fashion Week 2011: Where to strike a pose
London Fashion Week is upon us! This is the perfect time of year for fashionistas to see and be seen, so heed our advice.
A stay at The Landmark London Hotel
Situated on Marylebone Road, The Landmark London Hotel offers guests comfort and convenience. It also oozes luxury - just up our hedonist street!
Hg2 Interview with Sydney’s Mark Best
We catch up with Sydney's Chef Mark Best. He tells us his favourite places in Sydney.
A Tres spa at The Pestana Chelsea Bridge Hotel
Spa group Tres is coming to The Pestana Chelsea Bridge Hotel, and we couldn't be more excited here at Hg2! Get ready for some serious pampering.
Review: Corner Room restaurant, Bethnal Green
We head out to Bethnal Green to chance our arm for a table at Town Hall Hotel's Corner Room restaurant. And we suggest you do the same.
Review: Dinner by Heston, Heston Blumenthal
The hedonists we are, we couldn't resist a trip to Heston Blumenthal's new venture, Dinner by Heston a the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park.
Michel Roux Jnr to launch new bar at Parliament Square
Fans of Michel Roux Jnr, listen up! The Michelin-starred chef is launching a new bar at his restaurant Roux, to be called Roux at the Pembury.
Review: Patara restaurant, London
What do you get if you cross luxury resort & spa group Six Senses with a Thai restaurant? Well, this new and inspired menu by Patara. Try it for yourself.
Bijou Bar, Radisson Edwardian Heathrow Hotel
Jetting off on your holiday? There's always time for a cheeky tipple before the flight, which is why guests are flocking to Radisson Heathrow's Bijou Bar.
Comme des Garcons’ line of luxe travel wallets
Keeping your travel documents in order on the go can be tough? So hats off to Comme des Garcons, who have released this stylish range of travel wallets.
Find the best ice cream in London
Did someone say heatwave? Well, yes - so we're on the hunt for the best ice cream in London with the help of restaurant reviewer Lisa Richards.
Review: Joe’s restaurant, Draycott Avenue
We headed to South Kensington to sample the fare at Joe's restaurant, Draycott Avenue. With chef Maria Elia at the helm, not much could go wrong.
Lisa Richards reveals London’s best new steakhouse
Restaurant-reviewer and globe-trotting extraordinaire Lisa Richards guides us around London's best new steakhouse openings.
Review: Proud Kitchen, Camden
Hg2 spends a night of food, frolics and burlesque at Proud Kitchen - a great addition to the Proud Camden stable .
Review: Plateau, Canary Wharf
Hg2 hopped on the Jubilee line and headed for the glass towers of Canary Wharf, and the new Plateau restaurant at Canada Place.
The Wellesley to be London’s first six-star hotel
The Wellesley will open in November 2012 with 36 luxury suites, a world-class restaurant and bar, and a brand new Jazz Room.
Mine: Launch of myhotels in-room newspaper
Hg2 is excited to be a part of myhotels' new in-room newspaper. The first issue of Mine features Hg2 as its city insider, so go find a copy now!
Review: Assaggini restaurant, Haymarket
Found opposite the Phantom of the Opera, you could be forgiven for thinking of Assaggini as tourist-trap central. But give it a go.
The Dorchester celebrates 80 with neglected cocktail
The Dorchester London celebrate the big 80 this year. And to celebrate, the hotel is resurrecting one of its long-forgotten, but fabulous cocktails.
Mungo & Maud is the new place to kit out your pet
Thanks to Mungo & Maud, our mutts can now enjoy a little bit of the hedonistic lifestyle. From hand stitched collars to luxurious beds, it's all there.
Bread Street Kitchen: Gordon Ramsay strikes again
Gordon Ramsay has yet another winning establishment in Bread Street Kitchen - an all-day restaurant with small plates, cocktails and even a ceviche bar.
The Cinnamon Club’s recipe for Slow-Braised Lamb
The Cinnamon Club have some of London's most sought-after tables. And with recipes such as this one from chef Vivek Singh, it's not difficult to see why.
Northall Restaurant at The Corinthia
London's Corinthia Hotel houses the classically elegant Northall Restaurant.
Tennis Tea at Cannizaro House
Located in the heart of Wimbledon Village, where better to enjoy a Wimbledon Tennis tea than Cannizaro House.
Ice Teas with a Twist at Hush
Mayfair eatery Hush is ringing in the summer in style with a selection of boozy ice teas with a twist of Hendrick's gin.

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