Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…


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.
AW12 London Fashion Week’s Hot Spots
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.
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.

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