Hg2 : The Hedonist

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London

Barbican Lounge opens at the Barbican Centre
At one of London's most popular arts and performance venues, the Barbican Lounge now offers on-trend British dining and cool cocktails.
New seasonal menu at Tom’s Kitchen, Somerset House
Tom Aikens is due to launch a stylish, but comforting winter-warmer menu at his restaurant in Somerset House, Tom's Kitchen.
ClubTEN opens its doors next to St Paul’s Cathedral
ClubTEN, a basement club/restaurant/bar situated in the shadow of St Paul's, vows to liven up the pavements of Godliman Street.
Interview: Rick Stein on seafood and Malaysian cuisine
Hg2 talks to chef Rick Stein, now involved in the Malaysian government-led scheme Malaysia Kitchen, which works to promote Malaysian cuisine in Britain.
Jamie Oliver’s new venture Barbecoa opens in London
This collaboration between Jamie Oliver and Adam Perry Lang is a restaurant dedicated to barbecued meat. Barbecoa is open now on New Change Passage.
The Best Halloween Parties in London
In preparation for a night where the capital is out in force, we've compiled a round-up of the best Halloween parties in London.
The Cumberland Hotel Opens Rhodes Patron Bar
London's Cumberland Hotel opens its Rhodes Patron Bar, stocked with, as you might expect, an impressive array of Patron tequilas.
Celebrate Halloween at the Last Legs Veterinary Clinic
Halloween in the capital comes with a host of options for a night out. In our opinion Last Legs Veterinary Clinic is sure to be a winner.
The Metropolitan Hotel’s Halloween Afternoon Tea
For a luxurious alternative to trick or treating, indulge in a Mexican Day of the Dead themed Halloween Afternoon Tea at London's Metropolitan Hotel.
Opening of Shopping Destination One New Change
Shop high street and designer stores at the capital's newest shopping complex One New Change before choosing from a host of restaurants at which to reboot.
Mr and Ms. Smith’s Hoxton Grill Review
Fellow hedonists Mr and Ms. Smith share their Hoxton Grill review.
Samarqand – Bringing the Taste of Asia to London
Our review of new London pan-Asian restaurant Samarqand.
A Grown-Up Halloween at the Crosby Street Hotel
New York's Crosby Street Hotel plays host to the Film Club - a halloween treat for adults including dinner, cocktails and a screening of Saw 3.
DJ Dan Williams’ Playlist Du Jour
Dan Williams, husband of Jade Jagger and DJ extraordinaire, on the new music he loves.
Glo Glo’s Shoreditch – Grand Opening
New East End opening Glo Glo's Shoreditch promises fabulous cocktails, DJs and Pan Asian cuisine to boot.
Mr. and Ms. Smith Review Bentley’s
Mr. and Ms. Smith give their unbridled opinions on London's famous seafood restaurant Bentleys.
Fleur Britten on London’s Best First Date Restaurants
Journalist Fleur Britten trawls the capital to bring you the best first date restaurants.
Les Deux Salons Opens on William IV Street
Michelin starred chefs Anthony Demetre and Will Smith's new venture is Les Deux Salons, a Parisian style brasserie in the heart of the capital .
A guide to the Boris bike
The Boris bike is set to become the new face of London transport. Hg2 takes it for a test ride.
Fleur Britten on the Death of Fine-Dining
Fleur Britten casts an eye over the post-recession demise of London's fine-dining scene, and goes underground to discover the new trend dancing in its wake.
Is Harrods opening its very own luxury hotel?
Rumour has it that Harrods may soon be considering a grand extension to its Knightbridge store - its very own luxury hotel.
Visit top London haunts with Hg2 and myhotels
Hg2 teams up with boutique hotel chain myhotels to give its discerning guests a feel for the best the capital has to offer.
Hg2 Art launch at Hix Oyster & Champagne Bar
This week was all about Hg2 Art. And to celebrate its launch, we - along with 200 of our closest friends - celebrated with an appropriately-decadent party.
The Bathhouse: Friday night in Bishopsgate Churchyard
Once concealing a subterranean Turkish bathhouse, the Victorian kiosk now leads to a slick club favoured by London's party-goers. Welcome to The Bathhouse.
Hg2 London’s Fleur Britten talks to Run Riot
Fleur Britten, editor of Hg2 London, sits down for an interview with cultural listings website Run Riot to discuss the city's hedonistic delights.
The Indesit Party Laundrette at Dray Walk Gallery
Fresh from the States, the Indesit Party Laundrette combines washing, drinking and rollerblades with spectacular results. Bring detergent.
Fleur Britten’s Q&A at thesundaytimes.co.uk
Fleur Britten - writer over at Sunday Times Style and editor of Hg2 London - is doing a live Q&A session today at thesundaytimes.co.uk.
Champagne Thursdays at the Bourbon Bar
From now until the 23rd of October, JW Steakhouse's Bourbon Bar are serving knock-out champagne at knocked-down prices. Pass the Krug.
Dinner with Heston Blumenthal at the Mandarin Oriental
Dinner with Heston Blumenthal, a new restaurant by the eponymous chef, is now open at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, just in time for Christmas.
Greek restaurant Elysee re-opens in Fitzrovia
Fitzrovia welcomes the return of Elysee, one of London's oldest Greek restaurants. After a year of refurbishments, its back - and better than ever.
The Savoy to reopen in London’s Fairmont
It's been a long time coming, but The Savoy has finally returned to London's Fairmont - albeit a few pennies over-budget.
One Fine Stay – Luxury Apartment Rentals
Find that home away-from-home feeling with One Fine Stay, the company that offers luxury London homes with the added bonus of hotel style services.
A Glimpse Into The World of Taxidermist Polly Morgan
An interview with Polly Morgan, a young london artist who specialises in the art of taxidermy.
New Hendrix Suite at the Cumberland Hotel
To mark forty years since his death, London's Cumberland Hotel have created a psychedelic suite in memory of the legendary Jimi Hendrix.
Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea at the Sanctum Soho Hotel
Coming soon to the Sanctum Soho Hotel is the Gentleman's Afternoon Tea - a sumptuous affair complete with whisky and cigar.
East London’s Finest – Dalston Superstore
Having got past the door at Kingsland Road's Dalston Superstore, enjoy this double storey East End hangout in all its glory. Not for the shy and retiring.
Opening of Corinthia Hotel London
Officially opening early 2011, The Corinthia Hotel London is set to become a favourite of the high fliers. Luxuries include an on-site spa and garden oasis.
Diane von Furstenberg at Claridges
Designer Diane Von Furstenberg has created a series of luxury hotel rooms in collaboration with London Hotel Claridges.
Jodie Harsh / Hg2 ON THE RECORD
Go Go Gourmet – London Restaurant Festival 2010

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