Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

London

Shochu Lounge
On a rainy night Shochu Lounge is a bastion of warmth and comfort in the heart of Fitzrovia.
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.
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...
Art History UK
Scheduled and bespoke tours behind-the-scenes of some of London's most famous art institutions...
Ottolenghi
Oh, Ottolenghi! Offering a mouthwatering fusion of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern fare, this casual café/deli has lunch all wrapped up.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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;"
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.
The Spa at Four Seasons
Lanes of London
This new Mayfair restaurant draws its inspiration from London's most prominent street food haunts.
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.
Twickenham Stadium
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.
The Golden Hinde
The Golden Hinde is a meticulous reconstruction of a 16th-century wooden galleon, and is an awe-inspiring sight indeed.
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.
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…
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"
Chinese Restaurant 1997
Simple Cantonese staples populate the menu at this kitsch Soho canteen.
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.
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...
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...
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.

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