Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

London

Radio Alice
In the midst of London's artisanal pizza boom, it's Radio Alice's lovingly made, slow-fermented pizzas that make it a stand-out.
Chuck Burger
Chuck Burger stands out from London's burger crowd thanks to its untraditional patties (and hard shakes).
Liberty Cheesesteak Company
The sandwiches at Liberty Cheesesteak Company are so authentic, they could be served in the depths of South Philly and locals wouldn’t bat an eye.
Chai Ki
Roti Chai founder Rohit Chugh is back with Chai Ki, a new street-food inspired culinary venture at Canary Wharf’s Crossrail Place
Beef & Brew
It’s about time restaurants paid attention to craft beer. Beef & Brew, true to its name, serves up the suds alongside its carnivorous fare.
Qbic London City Hotel
Catering to young, cash-poor but taste-rich travellers, the stylish Qbic London City Hotel makes London's East End accessible – and affordable.
Boqueria Tapas
The latest outpost of Boqueria Tapas, found in bustling Brixton, offers up all the tapas favourites, plus a hard-to-beat atmosphere and modish setting.
Salon
Eating food foraged from around Brixton may sound a little alarming, but hold your nerve for a visit to Salon and you will be richly rewarded.
Ducksoup
Allied to the locavore trend, Ducksoup's seasonal menu and biodynamic wine list suggests a firm grasp of the Zeitgeist.
5cc Electricity Showroom
5cc Electricity Showrooms adds to its repertoire of London cocktail bars with another colourful addition to the city's crafted drinks scene.
Cargo
Chilled-out and not trying too hard, Cargo is one of the less pretentious clubs in Shoreditch, and adored by music-loving urban hipsters...
Shake Shack
Die-hard devotees of the chain and new converts alike should be pleased with the quality of the burgers at Shake Shack London, set in Covent Garden.
The Lock Tavern
Cocktails and DJs elevate the Lock Tavern above regular boozers, but true to its pub roots it's still a good option for a Sunday roast.
Buckingham Palace
Best Turkish Kebab
This conscientious kebab stop carves up perfectly spiced meat every time.
A Little Bit Of What You Fancy
For once the hype’s moved beyond a ‘named’ haunt and scurried itself deep down into the heart of Dalston. Locally-sourced and locally-liked, this British food outlet provides hearty dishes in a casual setting.
Regent’s Park Tennis Centre
With no airs and graces, Regent's Park Tennis Centre welcomes anyone and everyone with open arms and rackets. Though it can get busy, so be sure to book ahead to avoid leaving glum-faced.
Atari-Ya
Atari Ya's delicious sushi is a steal making it an ideal takeaway.
The Book Club
Bit of a bookworm? Join the Club.
St Moritz
Think St Moritz and you think of all the glitz and glam of the famous ski resort; the London bar of the same name couldn't be further from it, with a crowd of burly bikers who come to rock. Vaguely alpine interiors do feature, however. yEve
Camden Market
Camden caners put their cans of beer down long enough to swan around Camden Market, a favourite with cool kids looking for music art and vintage clothes.
The Salisbury
The Salisbury is a beautifully ornate Victorian pub in Central London. The best part? It's tucked away meaning it's largely tourist-free.
19 Numara Bos Cirrik
This Dalston canteen reigns supreme thanks to its top-quality Turkish kebabs...
Bone Daddies
Bone Daddies, the Ramen experts have landed in Soho. You'll need to get in line for this quick fire noodle bar where the queues can snake around the corner
Hampstead Ponds and Lido
Come the summer months, Hampstead Heath and its surroundings are brimming with sweaty city-dwellers looking to take it all off for a nice swim. A great way to cool off when London gets too hot to handle. =display:non"
Pizza Pilgrims
Portobello Road Market
If you can stand the crowds, Portobello Market is arguably the finest shopping market in London.one of the more fun markets in London...
Tate Galleries
A byword for awe-inspiring art, Tate knows how to get people talking; and it does so at two locations in London at Tate Britain and Tate Modern.
Natural History Museum
Jurassic Park saw a surge of entries into the Natural History Museum, what with its skeletal displays of dinosaurs and the public interest in the gone-but-not-forgotten.
Damson & Co
Combining top quality produce with a laid-back Soho vibe, Damson & Co is something of a monument to all things British.
The British Museum
Artefacts and art abound at The British Museum, a museum dedicated to preserving London's most precious culture.
The Marksman
The Marksman has recently undergone a rebrand, and much to all of Hackney's delight, it's worked a treat and is now filled with local hipsters...
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"
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...
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.
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.
Brixton Village
An arcade with a difference, Brixton Village offers up every kind of cuisine we could wish for…
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 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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