Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

London

Stag Lodge Stables
Giddy up! For those who think four legs really are better than two, Stag Lodge Stables has riding and hacking sussed. Just ask Madonna, who rented out the entire thing. Why? Because she can.
Lounge Bohemia
Lounge Bohemia is a tucked-away Czech bar with a Mason-like aura of secrecy about it. Shh! We want to keep this one to ourselves.
Richmond Park Golf Club
Offering London's most popular pay-and-play courses, the facilities at Richmond Park Golf Courses are matched by spectacular views. Argyle-clad golfers can't get enough.
Mews of Mayfair
Hidden down a cobbled backstreet in Mayfair, this charming four-story Mews house offers a relaxed haven from the hustle and bustle of central London
Kirk Originals
Elegant eyewear company Kirk Originals has its flagship on London's Conduit Street, and the store is stunning.
Resistance Gallery
A fantastical fetish-inspired space where mediocrity won't be tolerated; if you don't have an edge you're not getting in.
House of Elemis
Glamour is the order of the day at Elemis Day Spa, which brings inspiration from the Far East right into the heart of Mayfair.
Dalston Superstore
So hip it hurts, Dalston Superstore is where the East End party is. Those who aren't achingly cool needn't apply.
Whitechapel Gallery
Whitechapel Gallery is a temple to the avant-garde, and is central to the ever dynamic East End arts scene.
The Comedy Store
Mention the Comedy Store to anyone in London and they'll know what you mean. Laughs aplenty to be had here.
Crazy Homies
Crazy Homies is a mouthwatering Mexican joint with undeniable street cred'.
HMS Belfast
Everyone loves to have a nose around an old warship, which is where HMS Belfast comes in. Permanently moored by the River Thames it's a great way to soak up some culture outside of the confines of a museum. =display:"
dindin kitchen
Don't let the bright lights and clinical white interiors put you off: dindin kitchen packs all its personality into its food.
Charlotte Street
The Charlotte Street Hotel is incredibly popular among the media darlings.
Burger & Lobster
It's all in the name in this fuss-free Mayfair joint. Burger or lobster, take your pick.
St Pancras Spa
A subterranean haven of calm, the St Pancras Spa offers total tranquillity in the midst of London’s frantic Kings Cross.
Gin Palace
As well as the fun and the unusual, the Gin Palace knows how to do the classic – very well.
Sir John Soane’s Museum
Forget Norman Foster or Jean Nouvel; back in the 19th-century Sir John Soane was the man of the moment. Paying homage to his awe-inspiring architecture, this museum is a marvel to behold.
Victoria & Albert Museum
The Victoria & Albert Museum - or the V&A, as it is more commonly called - is a cultural must-see, with a slew of exciting exhibitions running throughout the year.
Berners Tavern
Berners Tavern's menu of comforting fare shows that it doesn't take itself too seriously - despite its lavish looks.
Royal Albert Hall
There's nowhere more regal to watch a performance than at the Royal Albert Hall, a majestic space built to champion the arts in the late 1800s.
The London Coliseum
Those who come to the London Coliseum expecting to see gladiators battle it out or poor souls thrown to the lions will be sorely disappointed; here it's a much classier affair with musical performances throughout the year.
Talented Mr Fox
Once a pop-up and now a permanent fixture, Talented Mr Fox's cocktails bring a mix of cheekiness and imagination.
Beigel Bake
Shoreditch's sweet-smelling bagel haven is open 24 hours a day.
Kitchen W8
If you looked inside the kitchens of those affluent enough to own one in Kensington then the interiors would probably look a little something like this. Add to that Michelin star-chasing fare and affordable set menus and Kitchen W8 is on to a winner.
Bibendum Oyster Bar
Bibendum Oyster Bar serves sophisticated snacks and attracts a similarly sophisticated clientele. Wash it all down with a glass of champers.
Aman Spa
Rest, relax and rejuvenate within gorgeous Asian-inspired surroundings at the Aman Spa, found in-house at The Connaught hotel.
The Design Museum
A shrine to international contemporary design, The Design Museum is a must for design aficionados across the capital.
Fabric
Despite misguided Twitter rumours that it had gone into administration, Fabric is very much alive and kicking. As a great supporter of underground DJs, it's a must for those serious about phat tunes. ‰Û_=display:none;""
Joy Everley
Out of the ordinary pieces with real thought put into their design and making, Joy Everley jewellery has unique written all over it.
Nordic Bakery
Those who crave snacks of a Swedish variety should head to Nordic Bakery, where cinnamon buns are a way of life.
Choccywoccydoodah
Become a part of the mad hatters tea party in this Alice-in-Wonderland-esq spot. Chocolate has never been so tempting....
Gray’s Antique Market
Bargain-hunters rejoice! Gray's Antique Market is home to a treasure trove of eclectic wonders with plenty of tat to sift through in the hope of unearthing something priceless.
Champagne + Fromage
Hidden away among the bright lights of London's West End, this cosy French bistro is the ideal place to refuel pre or post performance...
London Fields Lido
London Fields Lido has the cool kids digging out their most fashionable swimwear for a whole lotta' pouting and posing in the water.
Smoking Goat
Everything at Smoking Goat, a Thai BBQ restaurant, was the kind of delicious that provokes strings of happy profanity.
Hakkasan Mayfair
Spiritual home to sharp-suited hedgefunders and their crisp fashionista companions in the oh-so-glamorous epicentre of Mayfair...
Ham Yard Restaurant and Bar
The Prince Arthur
What makes this pub special is its location next to Billingsgate Market - incidentally, where it sources its delicious fresh fish. Round sumptuous seafood off with one of its fantastic ales and you've found your local.
The School Of Life
Held are various venues across London, The School of Life enables you to engage with a wide range of subject matters.

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