Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

London

Carnaby Street
Discount Suit Company
Cocktails at Discount Suit Company, a cosy basement drinking den, are distractingly good.
Comfort Station
Quirky with a vintage feel - anything those cool East London kids could wish for.
Thames Rockets
Shooting down the river at 35 knots is both terrifying and exhilarating in equal measures. Thames Rockets offers water-blurred tours of the river.
Fernandez & Wells
Divided up into three separate venues Fernandez & Wells Food & Wine Bar offers sweet and savoury delights - as well as damn good coffee - in the heart of Soho.
Cactus Kitchens
There are cookery schools and there are cookery schools - this one is run by Michel Roux Jr, widely acknowledged as one of the best chefs in the country and the heavyweight judge of Masterchef
Workingmen’s Club
Wedged between Shoredich, Hoxton and Hackney, the BGWC has retained its impeccable reputation since opening in 1953. A strict members-only policy has become slightly more lenient but exclusivity still prevails. =dis"
The Annual Chap Olympiad
Vintage is back in the form of this annual jolly-up, where games are played by men in tweed suits and Brit staples such as cucumber sandwiches are enjoyed by ladies with their pinkies in the air.
Daylesford Farmshop & Cafe
Certainly one shopping trip to avoid when hungry as this high-end food shop sells such fresh delight-filled produce, even those liquid dieters will find it hard to resist.
Barrafina
Spain is the name of the game at Barrafina an upmarket tapas joint in the heart of Soho.
Love & Liquor
Industrial-chic new Kilburn kid is all about art and cocktails for a see-and-be-seen crowd. If you can stand the commute, this one's worth a look.
Tommi’s Burger Joint
Some of the best burgers in London in a back-to-basics, concentrate-on-the-food outpost of a hip Icelandic restaurant group...
Shochu Lounge
On a rainy night Shochu Lounge is a bastion of warmth and comfort in the heart of Fitzrovia.
Ye Olde Mitre
Ye Olde Mitre has been a religious and regal site as well as a pub for hundreds of years. Today it still retains an atmosphere of sanctuary for busy Londoners.
Ottolenghi
Oh, Ottolenghi! Offering a mouthwatering fusion of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern fare, this casual café/deli has lunch all wrapped up.
Art History UK
Scheduled and bespoke tours behind-the-scenes of some of London's most famous art institutions...
Cire Trudon
Cire Trudon belongs in a different era, so escape tech-obsessed London for a moment and let this historic candle store transport you back in time.
Harrods
Regent’s Park
Designed by John Nash, Regent's Park is an exercise in elegance and is a park Londoners can truly be proud of. Apart from when those wearing socks and sandals take to its turf.
Tom’s Deli
Despite owning a culinary empire Tom Conran's most casual outpost - Tom's Deli - retains a casual family-run vibe.
The Holly Bush
A veritable rabbit warren of nooks and crannies, this lovely pub is fabulous for an evening pint or a long Sunday lunch.
Sketch
An opulent temple to food, art and drink, Sketch is worth a look if only for its compellingly contemporary pop-Baroque design features.
The Diner Shoreditch
The Diner Shoreditch is an all-American hangout in the heart of East London; think dim lighting, red leather booths and a clientele of milkshake- and liquor-slurping locals.
The Garden Cafe
With views out over Regent's Park and a high-end Brit classic menu, you'd never guess that The Garden Café is set in the former site of a Little Chef restaurant.
The Anchor and Hope
Home of the South Bank Centre and the London Eye, there are many reasons to trundle over Waterloo Bridge. Heading that list is the Anchor & Hope, famous for serving up delicious gastropub food.
The Dove
A stylish East End crowd descends on this warm Belgian pub for cherry beer and great roasts. With a roaring fire in winter and a garden for enjoying the summer sun in, it's not hard to see why the Dove is so popular.
Tour Guides Ltd
The Roundhouse
The newly reburbished Roundhouse plays host to rock, pop, theatre, dance, circus. And not just any old commercial guff, but the truly ground-breaking.
Lanes of London
This new Mayfair restaurant draws its inspiration from London's most prominent street food haunts.
Dennis Severs’ House
Late American artist Dennis Sever didn't only leave his art behind when he died; he also left his home, a sprawling townhouse where visitors become part of a theatrical experience. We will say no more. =display:none;"
The Spa at Four Seasons
Somerset House
Ice Skating can be an enchanting way to spend a wintery evening with a loved one, so wrap up warm and get your skates on. Somerset House is the best place to indulge in some frozen-water frolics.
Spa Illuminata
Based on traditional Roman baths, Spa Illuminata offers Italian-style R&R in the heart of Mayfair. The perfect place to pamper yourself following a spot of shopping.
Serpentine Gallery
Could there by a better location for a a contemporary art gallery? Perfectly positioned in the centre of Hyde Park, the sleek Serpentine Gallery lends some weight to London's art scene.
The 3 Crowns
A good old-fashioned boozer with some serious culinary credentials, The 3 Crowns is just the kind of London pub we can get on board with.
Vinopolis
Tucked away behind Borough Market this large brickwork complex offers a range of wine tours and courses. For those more interested in drinking than learning there are three bars in situ as well as a full-scale kitchen. sty
Plum + Spilt Milk
Set on the first floor of the refurbished Kings Cross GHN Hotel, Plum & Spilt Milk is not the kind of railway restaurant we're used to here in the UK.
Brixton Village
An arcade with a difference, Brixton Village offers up every kind of cuisine we could wish for…
Twickenham Stadium
The Golden Hinde
The Golden Hinde is a meticulous reconstruction of a 16th-century wooden galleon, and is an awe-inspiring sight indeed.

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