Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

London

93 Feet East
Located alongside the curry houses of Brick Lane, 93 Feet East attracts a post-dinner pre-clubbing crowd of Shoreditch-style drinkers.
Yashin Ocean House
Far from your average Japanese restaurant, Yashin Ocean House in South Kensington combines head-to-tail dining with sushi
Almeida
An immaculate Modern British restaurant in Islington, the Almeida is headed up by Michelin-starred chef Tommy Boland focusing on local and seasonal produce
Ushvani Spa
Set in chic Chelsea, the Ushvani spa has the Sloane Rangers flocking in their designer-clad droves - and for good reason, with a host of treatments inspired by South East Asia. Bliss!
Vaishaly Clinic
Vaishaly's signature facial and skincare are the essential treatments for London's fussiest beauty-conscious.
Urban Golf
Stella McCartney
Kokon To Zai
Broadway Market
Beyond Retro
Alexander McQueen
Bringing drama and extravagance to every catwalk show he ever did, Alexander McQueen was a British fashion icon - his London flagship store is worth a visit
Trinity
This modern European eatery attains with a menu that beautifully masters complex medleys.
The National Café
Suggest meeting a Londoner in Trafalgar Square and expect ugly scowls of disapproval. Preface that with Oliver Peyton's eateries at the National Gallery and you can expect to command rather more kudos. =display:none;"
The Ivy
Circus
Bo Làng
An intimate little bǫte in the backstreets of South Ken, Bo LÌÊng does perfectly presented, delicate dim sum.
Babbo
Comedy Café
Everyone loves to laugh, which is why the Comedy Café is brimming with punters every night of the week.
Blueprint Café
The Design Museum's restaurant has an astounding view and a daily-changing menu.
Café Kick
Super laid-back Café Kick is just the place if you fancy a beer and a game of table football.
The Pink Chihuahua at El Camion
While you may feel a bit uncomfortable asking for Dick's Bar on the sex-orientated streets of Soho those who don't ask don't get; inside you'll find some of the best cocktails in the capital and an intimate basement lounge in which to enjoy them.
City of London Distillery
This petite distillery, whose basement setting is located in an alley off Fleet Street, is the first City of London distillery to open in over 200 years.
Danger of Death
Speakeasy bars may seem like a dime a dozen but this hidden gem in Shoreditch outshines any copycats. And now everyone knows where it is!
Dalla Terra
Simple but chic Covent Garden wine bar and shop with a menu of delectable Italian snacks and 180 bottles on the wine list.
Craft Beer Co.
Milk stouts, double IPAs and ESBs are the order of the day at this beer nerd's palace.
Bounce
Ping pong hits the dizzy heights of edgy urban cool...
Blue Bar
The only non-blue aspect of the Berkeley Hotel's famous bar is the mood. Beloved by a glamorous after-work crowd knocking back the Bolly it's always buzzing with happy-to-be-rich types.
Bistrotheque
A glistening velvet-lined bar where glasses appear steaming with ice and are presented by ethereal staff perfectly reflects the surreal parallel worlds of East London.
Benugo Bar & Kitchen @ BFI
Power breakasts brunches lunches dinners coffees and cocktails are taken at Benugo Bar & Kitchen much loved by London's TV and movie industry insiders. Don't forget to pick up your super-secret script from the table before you leave.
Basement Sate
Basement Sate is sexy but lively, and places equal weight on desserts as it does its pedigreed drinks.
Barts
Sloane rangers flock in their droves to Barts for Champagne by the ice bucket-load, eclectic interiors and a gimmicky entrance policy.
Barrio North
With its beach shack Hispanic ghetto-style interiors, Miami atmosphere and music, Barrio North is made for balmy summer evenings. Try and nab the caravan seating for the night.
69 Colebrooke Row
Seemingly overnight 69 Colebrooke Row has turned into an under-the-radar hangout to one of the hippest hotspots in Islington.
Archer Street
Floral escape from the madness of Soho for relaxation and delish big girl (or boy) drinks.
Antico
Joining the collection of fashionable eateries along Bermondsey street, this local Italian is a friendly spot with delicious, back-to-basics fare.
Anglesea Arms
The Anglesea Arms is one of those reliable, go-to gastropubs who just get it right - great food, proper beer and an old school, local boozer atmosphere
Bluebird Dining Rooms
Run by Terence Conran's son Tom, the Bluebird Dining Rooms is the quintessential high-end English restaurant that Sir Terence himself never managed to create. =",Don't confuse this eatery with the larger Bluebird restaurant. Although both are part of Sir Terence Conran's empire of London restaurants and housed in the same building (formerly the garage where Malcolm Campbell's famous landspeed record-breaking Bluebird cars were assembled)
New Scottish Cooking
Is Scottish cooking finally having its moment? Young pop-up Dram & Smoke certainly seem to think so with their modern Scottish menu.
Cafe Murano
Little sister to Michelin star Murano down the road, Cafe Murano bears all the hallmarks of an Angela Hartnett outfit.
Abi Wright’s Five Favourite Luxury Spas Around London
Sometime we just need to escape the city and pamper ourselves, so we turned to Spabreaks founder Abi Wright to pick her favourite luxury spas around London

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