Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

London

Corner Room
Found in East London's impressive Town Hall Hotel, the Corner Room offers diners a creative menu of fine European cooking in the heart of the hip East End
Bo Drake
Occupying the premises of a former club in Soho, Bo Drake serves the slightly unusual fusion of East Asian BBQ and Mexican street food in London.
Boqueria Tapas
The latest outpost of Boqueria Tapas, found in bustling Brixton, offers up all the tapas favourites, plus a hard-to-beat atmosphere and modish setting.
Quattro Passi
Michelin-starred Chef Antonio Mellino brings an authentic slice of the Amalfi Coast to London with Quattro Passi, his version of Mayfair fine dining.
Salon
Eating food foraged from around Brixton may sound a little alarming, but hold your nerve for a visit to Salon and you will be richly rewarded.
Ducksoup
Allied to the locavore trend, Ducksoup's seasonal menu and biodynamic wine list suggests a firm grasp of the Zeitgeist.
La Suite West
Designed by London interior designer Anoushka Hempel, La Suite West is a tranquil and minimalist boutique hotel just off Bayswater.
Belgraves
Belgraves is a chic boutique hotel, which you would not normally expect from slightly old fashioned and stuffy Belgravia.
5cc Electricity Showroom
5cc Electricity Showrooms adds to its repertoire of London cocktail bars with another colourful addition to the city's crafted drinks scene.
The Beaumont
The first hotel from uber-restaurateurs Corbin & King, The Beaumont is a sophisticated, contemporary take on old school glamour, with requisite restaurants
Dandelyan
Decadent but prevailingly elegant, the Tales of the Cocktail-award-winning bar lists “modern botany” as its theme.
8 Hoxton Square
Unfussy, cosy, and warm without being raucous: 8 Hoxton Square has hospitality nailed. Not to mention cooking.
Peg + Patriot
Peg + Patriot proffers a drinks menu that reads more like a dinner prix fixe than, well, booze, thanks to its savoury and culinary-inspired cocktails.
The Three Johns
The Three Johns looks Lower East Side, but its beer list is one of London's best -- come for the style, stay for the brews.
The Earl of Essex
Located in a quiet stretch of Islington, the Earl of Essex is both a local's haunt and a destination craft beer pub.
Mother Kelly’s
One of the best craft beer bars in London, Mother Kelly's brings New York cool to the East End.
A Very British Hotel Chain: The Firmdale Group
The latest artillery in Firmdale’s impressive portfolio is by far the grandest to date, here we look behind the scenes of this very British hotel chain
Hampton Court Palace Festival
Every summer the Hampton Court Palace Festival brings some of big names in music to perform in the regal splendour of the palace culminating in fireworks.
Yauatcha
Yauatcha Soho is all about gourmet dim sum. The deliciously designed interior matches the picture-perfect dishes in what is now a Soho institution...
Trishna
Set just off stylish Marylebone Road, Trishna offers up Michelin-starred, South Indian cuisine as you've never seen it before...
Hakkasan
Likened as a 'Chinese Nobu', the subterranean Hakkasan exudes glitz and glamour, the dark interior is home to wonderful cocktails and a well-crafted dim sum
Burberry
Fronted by caterpillar-eye-browed Cara Delevigne, Burberry had been leading the Brit fashion pack for some years now. Regent St is their hometown flagship.
Cargo
Chilled-out and not trying too hard, Cargo is one of the less pretentious clubs in Shoreditch, and adored by music-loving urban hipsters...
Nobu
Zuma
Zuma was the first restaurant to try and take on Nobu as the most talked about Japanese restaurant in London. Since then it has become a global brand.
Shake Shack
Die-hard devotees of the chain and new converts alike should be pleased with the quality of the burgers at Shake Shack London, set in Covent Garden.
Bliss Spa
The Prospect of Whitby
If The Prospect of Whitby were any nearer to the river it would be floating. With an unrivalled location and a history that spans nearly 500 years, it's an inspiring institution indeed.
Ham Yard Hotel
Villandry
The media set can't get enough of Villandry, and it's not hard to see why with a French-inspired menu that caters to serious foodies and simple clean interiors.
Reverend JW Simpson
Reverend JW Simpson is rarely bustling, even on weekend nights, so there's room to stretch out and make the most of the tantalising cocktail menu...
Rabbit
Wild ingredients and well-thought out sharing plates make the rustic British restaurant one of the standout highlights of the Kings Road...
Liberty
All England Lawn Tennis Club
Game, set, match! Watch the ballsiest battle in town at Wimbledon, the world's most prestigious tennis tournament. Pimm's entirely optional, but highly recommended.
Jermyn Street
Jermyn Street is the ultimate shopping destination for well-groomed gents with tailors and barbers flanking both sides.
The Lock Tavern
Cocktails and DJs elevate the Lock Tavern above regular boozers, but true to its pub roots it's still a good option for a Sunday roast.
Fortnum & Mason
Everyone knows Fortnum & Mason is the only place to get your picnic hampers in the summer and your Christmas pud from each year.
St James’ Park
The perfect park to bask in during the balmier summer months, St James' Park is a regal stretch of green in which to rest, relax and oxygenate.
The National Cafe
The Dining Rooms in the National Gallery and the Portrait Gallery next door provide surprisingly stylish spaces for slap-up lunches and afternoon tea.
Heli-tours
Skip London's traffic-choked streets and get a bird's-eye-view by taking to the skies in a chopper, the mode of transport favoured by royals and rock stars.

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