Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

London

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.
Harrods
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.
Tom’s Deli
Despite owning a culinary empire Tom Conran's most casual outpost - Tom's Deli - retains a casual family-run vibe.
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 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.
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.
Lanes of London
This new Mayfair restaurant draws its inspiration from London's most prominent street food haunts.
The Spa at Four Seasons
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.
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.
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 Golden Hinde
The Golden Hinde is a meticulous reconstruction of a 16th-century wooden galleon, and is an awe-inspiring sight indeed.
Twickenham Stadium
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.
Brixton Village
An arcade with a difference, Brixton Village offers up every kind of cuisine we could wish for…
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.
Rosewood London
To describe the Rosewood as palatial would be an understatement. Ascend through cavernous marble staircases to the The Manor Room: an opule
Dock Kitchen
Experimental food lovers salivate for the always-changing menu from up-and-comer chef Stevie Parle at Dock Kitchen.
J&A Cafe
If it was good enough for Alexander McQueen, God rest his soul, then J&A Cafe is certainly good enough for us. And the countless other fashion types that flit through its doors.
Min Jiang
One of the best Chinese restaurants in London, Min Jiang's beautifully-presented food is as delicious as it looks...
Southbank Centre
Londoners descend on sun-soaked Southbank when the city's skies are blue - and for good reason. Championing the arts with a number of purpose-built venues, this centre has cultural happenings all wrapped up. =display"
St Paul’s Cathedral
Aside from offering the perfect lunch spot astride one of its steps, St Paul's Cathedral is a pretty damn remarkable sight to behold. Be sure to take your camera for fantastic Facebook fodder.
The OXO Tower
Independent designers - in everything from fashion through to ceramics - congregate at South Bank's famed Oxo Tower to make and sell their wares.
Chinese Restaurant 1997
Simple Cantonese staples populate the menu at this kitsch Soho canteen.
Field’s Bar & Kitchen
The newest addition to the Benugo portfolio of eateries, Field’s Bar & Kitchen is a welcome oasis of leafy calm in one of London’s busiest areas.
Beirut Express
This perennially popular Lebanese joint does excellent meze and chargrilled meats.
Science Museum
The Science Museum brings out the geek in us all, from pickled curiosities to wacky inventions; and now you can play without the pay.
Urban Retreat at Harrods
Bodean’s
Bodean's is a meat-eater's paradise perfect for a meal on-the-hoof.
Albion
Man-of-the-moment Terence Conran does casual cafe in the fabulous form of Albion the latest Shoreditch venue to get the trendy-wendies hot under the collar.
Bonnie Gull
This former Hackney pop-up has now put down roots in central London, bringing top quality seafood to the heart of the city...
New Cross Inn
Notorious for hosting wild music nights, the New Cross Inn combines two dangerous elements: alcohol and talent, which can be a match made in heaven or hell
Jago
Serving Southern European, Middle Eastern and Ashkenazi influenced cuisine, Jago is the all-day eatery affiliated with start-up hub Second Home.
Old Spitalfields Market
Just five minutes from Liverpool Street tube, Old Spitalfields Market is a breath of artsy air in the suited and booted white-collar district.
Daylesford Organic
A temple to eco-luxury Daylesford Organic worships at the altar of all that is good in the world of homegrown gastronomy.
Borough Market
Borough Market is a foodie heaven crammed with stalls selling fresh produce both sourced locally and from around the world.
The Porchester Spa
The Porchester Spa is arguably London's best community spa, and is a throwback to the public baths of days gone by. Just don't be shocked by a whole lotta' flesh on display.

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