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Mr & Ms Smith’s Villandry Review
For their latest review, regular contributors Mr & Mrs Smith head to Villandry, one of London's best French eateries.
Review: Made in Camden at The Roundhouse
Chalk Farm Road's live music venue The Roundhouse opened its in-house bar and restaurant Made in Camden back in 2010.
Review: Dinner at 108 Marylebone Lane
Found at the back of The Marylebone Hotel, 108 Marylebone Lane is one of London's most underrated restaurants, with food worthy of a Michelin star.
Mexican restaurants in London: the renaissance
Fleur Britten takes a look at the new crop of Mexican restaurants in London. Long-gone are the Tex-Mex caricatures of days gone by; these are the real deal.
Draft House’s free cask giveaway – tomorrow!
To celebrate the launch of its first dark beer, Powerhouse Porter, Draft House will be giving away a cask of beer at each of its properties tomorrow.
London club Maggie’s pays homage to the 80s
Named after the quintessential 1980s' icon, London's shamelessly silly club Maggie's is a much-needed dose of humour on the stuffy Sloane scene.
The Hotel Exchange: a house-swap website for hoteliers
The Hotel Exchange is an exchange service for busy hoteliers, allowing others a stay at their establishments in return for a night at theirs.
Wright Brothers open another corker in Soho
Wright Brothers Soho opens on Kingly Street, with a fresh and sustainable menu and the appointment of David Gingell as Executive Head Chef.
The Folly opens on Gracechurch Street
Charmingly eccentric and situated on Gracechurch Street, The Folly is a restaurant, a deli, a bar and a florist all at once. A welcome addition to the city.
Four Seasons London opens after £125m refurbishment
With new interiors, a new in-house Italian restaurant, and a new spa, the Four Seasons London has had an impressive facelift.
The Ivy celebrates its 20th birthday in style
Don't bother with the theatre this week, The Ivy is treating all its diners to a performance of playwright Sir Ronald Harwood's Heavenly Ivy.
Mr & Ms Smith review Clos Maggiore, Covent Garden
In their latest escapade, hedonist bloggers Mr & Ms Smith head towards Covent Garden, and to the romantic confines of Clos Maggiore.
Top 10 London hotels
London is nothing if not eclectic - and the hotels are no different. With so many to choose from, let us help with our guide to the Top 10 London hotels.
Ice skating rink opened at the London Eye
Winter is officially here, and to celebrate, London has opened its outdoor ice skating rink on the Southbank beside the London Eye. So get your skates on.
Antara health spa opens at The Chelsea Club
Fitness centre of the stars The Chelsea Club has opened the doors to its new health spa, Antara, offering a host of Indian, European and Oriental therapies.
Hg2’s mini guide to London for Glass magazine
We gave the readers of Glass magazine their very own mini guide to London, with recommendation for sleeping, eating and playing in the capital.
Soho House founder Nick Jones talks to Hg2
What makes Soho House founder Nick Jones tick? He talks to us about his impressive portfolio, and what makes him a hedonist.
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.

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