Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

London

The London EDITION
The swanky EDITION is bringing a breath of fresh air to the historic site of Fitzrovia’s old Berners Hotel.
Dinner by Heston
Dinner by Heston is the long-awaited London debut by famed British food wizard Heston Blumenthal, with prices and a 3-month waiting list to match. Expect creati
Dukes Hotel Bar
Ostensibly unremarkable the Duke's Hotel bar is a must for Martini lovers. Eschewing what they probably consider to be a terribly vulgar modern custom of fruity blends each Martini is elaborately served as God intended.
Cinnamon Soho
Cinnamon Soho brings contemporary Indian cuisine with a British twist to London's foodie hot spot.
The Royal Academy
Aside from housing some jawdropping art - from paintings to sculptures - the Royal Academy of Arts is housed in a rather spectacular building, too. Stand and stare.
Royal Opera House
Montezuma’s
Being not only one of the most up-market chocolate shops in London, but ethical too, Montezuma's offers the perfect excuse to have a choccie or two...
Best Turkish Kebab
This conscientious kebab stop carves up perfectly spiced meat every time.
Buckingham Palace
Cowshed
Located in the smart area of Notting Hill, make this day out thoroughly indulgent with chic restaurants and cafes in abundance. Enjoy a light lunch following an intense spa treatment with renowned organic products.
Dri Dri
Snacking in London just gets better, and case in point is gorgeous gelateria Dri Dri in Notting Hill.
A Little Bit Of What You Fancy
For once the hype’s moved beyond a ‘named’ haunt and scurried itself deep down into the heart of Dalston. Locally-sourced and locally-liked, this British food outlet provides hearty dishes in a casual setting.
The Book Club
Bit of a bookworm? Join the Club.
Regent’s Park Tennis Centre
With no airs and graces, Regent's Park Tennis Centre welcomes anyone and everyone with open arms and rackets. Though it can get busy, so be sure to book ahead to avoid leaving glum-faced.
St Moritz
Think St Moritz and you think of all the glitz and glam of the famous ski resort; the London bar of the same name couldn't be further from it, with a crowd of burly bikers who come to rock. Vaguely alpine interiors do feature, however. yEve
Atari-Ya
Atari Ya's delicious sushi is a steal making it an ideal takeaway.
The Salisbury
The Salisbury is a beautifully ornate Victorian pub in Central London. The best part? It's tucked away meaning it's largely tourist-free.
34
Classic Mayfair elegance, 34 is one of London's best grills and patronised by some of the city's elite...
Gallery Mess Cafe/Bar
Charles Saatchi and Nigella Lawson are powerful influences by themselves so marry together their talents and the results are rather spectacular.
Camden Market
Camden caners put their cans of beer down long enough to swan around Camden Market, a favourite with cool kids looking for music art and vintage clothes.
Nicholas Kirkwood
Just the place if you're searching for some seriously stylish women's footwear...
Danaqa
Fashionable AND ethical. What more could you ask for?
Harvey Nichols
Where would London's designer-clad ladies be without Harvey Nichols? Probably at home, their credit cards not completely maxed out on designer threads.
The White Horse
As something of a local institution the White Horse - or 'Sloaney Pony' as it is dubbed by insiders - is at the heart of many a Sloane Ranger's night out.
Village East
Stealing a little bit of the warehouse scene first made popular in New York Village East is so hip it hurts with trendy industrial interiors matched by an even trendier media clientele.
@work
In true East end alternative fashion, this small jewellery boutique in Brick Lane stocks some of the most unique up-and-coming designers around.
Truc Vert
As a rustic French café in the heart of Mayfair, Truc Vert is always brimming with party-hard ra-types soaking up their hangovers with plentiful brunches.
The Prince of Wales
Taxidermy toys and other ephemera set the tone at this eccentric pub in charming Clapham Old Town.
19 Numara Bos Cirrik
This Dalston canteen reigns supreme thanks to its top-quality Turkish kebabs...
St Pancras Champagne Bar
Train-spotters and Champagne quaffers will indulge their greatest passions at St Pancras Champagne Bar, which serves up the best bubbly against a backdrop of arriving (and departing) trains.
Gymkhana
The newest venture by Karam Sethi, Gymkhana recreates Colonial India with an ode to the gentlemen’s clubs of the British Raj.
The Eagle
Join the gossiping hacks from the nearby Guardian and Observer offices at this watering-hole-cum-dining room.
Bone Daddies
Bone Daddies, the Ramen experts have landed in Soho. You'll need to get in line for this quick fire noodle bar where the queues can snake around the corner
The Old Brewery
A temple to the golden stuff we love and know all too well, The Old Brewery is a must for those serious about their ale. And let's face it, who isn't?
Worship St Whistling Shop
Hidden halfway down a Shoreditch side street, the Worship Street Whistling Shop is without doubt one of the finest drinking dens London has seen in years.
Inn The Park
The Lamb and Flag
From bare-knuckle boxers to snap-happy tourists, The Lamb and Flag has seen over six-million customers during its 300-year reign as king of beer-servers.
E Pellicci
Hampstead Ponds and Lido
Come the summer months, Hampstead Heath and its surroundings are brimming with sweaty city-dwellers looking to take it all off for a nice swim. A great way to cool off when London gets too hot to handle. =display:non"
Pizza Pilgrims

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