Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

London

Sakagura
Sitting in the elegant dining room at Sakagura, it’s easy to feel like you’ve found a portal from Mayfair which leads directly to Tokyo.
American Bar
Housed in London’s iconic Savoy hotel, The American Bar is one of the city’s oldest cocktail bars, offering a range of time-honoured and innovative drinks.
Chiltern Firehouse
The Chiltern Firehouse, with Michelin-starred chef Nuno Mendes at the helm, serves up seasonal dishes that blend influences from both sides of the Atlantic.
ON Motcomb
ON Motcomb, found on Motcomb Street in Knightsbridge, is a haven for London’s modern day Cinderella in search of her perfect ball gown.
Kiru
Between its elegant dining room, its Nobu-trained chef, and its well-heeled location, Kiru is a sushi restaurant with calibre.
Chiltern Firehouse Hotel
A charming Victorian fire station in Marylebone, the 26-room Chiltern Firehouse Hotel has been lovingly and luxuriously restored.
Oblix
Located in London’s looming Shard, Oblix serves a grill-focused menu of British classics from the 32rd floor of the iconic landmark building.
Kaspar’s Seafood Bar & Grill
Located within the hallowed halls of London’s Savoy Hotel, Kaspar’s Seafood Bar & Grill has reinvented the old River Restaurant in a glitzy new guise.
Spring
Spring is Skye Gyngell's seasonal, modern British restaurant in one of the beautiful wings of Somerset House, an elegant interior and accomplished cooking
Fera
Fera is the London outpost of Simon Rogan's growing empire. Specialising in the finest British produce, quite often grown in his Cumbrian stronghold...
Shangri-La at the Shard
The view from the Shangri-La at the Shard is exquisite and there is no other hotel in London that can offer quite such an unique experience...
Typing Room
Located in Bethnal Green's Town Hall Hotel, Typing Room serves intricate, beautifully presented Modern British dishes.
SUSHISAMBA
The panoramic view from the 38th floor of Heron Tower and the excellent Brazilian-Japanese fusion cuisine makes SUSHISAMBA one of London's must-visits...
Belgraves
Belgraves is a chic boutique hotel, which you would not normally expect from slightly old fashioned and stuffy Belgravia.
Yauatcha
Yauatcha Soho is all about gourmet dim sum. The deliciously designed interior matches the picture-perfect dishes in what is now a Soho institution...
Hakkasan
Likened as a 'Chinese Nobu', the subterranean Hakkasan exudes glitz and glamour, the dark interior is home to wonderful cocktails and a well-crafted dim sum
Burberry
Fronted by caterpillar-eye-browed Cara Delevigne, Burberry had been leading the Brit fashion pack for some years now. Regent St is their hometown flagship.
Zuma
Zuma was the first restaurant to try and take on Nobu as the most talked about Japanese restaurant in London. Since then it has become a global brand.
Bliss Spa
Ham Yard Hotel
Villandry
The media set can't get enough of Villandry, and it's not hard to see why with a French-inspired menu that caters to serious foodies and simple clean interiors.
All England Lawn Tennis Club
Game, set, match! Watch the ballsiest battle in town at Wimbledon, the world's most prestigious tennis tournament. Pimm's entirely optional, but highly recommended.
Liberty
Fortnum & Mason
Everyone knows Fortnum & Mason is the only place to get your picnic hampers in the summer and your Christmas pud from each year.
Jermyn Street
Jermyn Street is the ultimate shopping destination for well-groomed gents with tailors and barbers flanking both sides.
The National Cafe
The Dining Rooms in the National Gallery and the Portrait Gallery next door provide surprisingly stylish spaces for slap-up lunches and afternoon tea.
Heli-tours
Skip London's traffic-choked streets and get a bird's-eye-view by taking to the skies in a chopper, the mode of transport favoured by royals and rock stars.
The London Helicopter
A unique birds-eye tour of the city with the London Helicopter zipping up the river Thames at a 1,000 feet from Barnes to the Isle of Dogs...
Hyde Park Stables
ME London
ME London is bringing an enlivening, design-oriented presence to The Strand.
The Brit Oval
As the birthplace of the Ashes, a trip to the Brit Oval is a must-do for sports aficionados.
ClubTEN
If you've ever stomped around St Paul's after-dark, you'll know that decent watering holes are few and far between. Not so anymore, with the opening of ClubTEN, a basement bar that serves up Mayfair-style glamour in an otherwise dead zone.  div
The London EDITION
The swanky EDITION is bringing a breath of fresh air to the historic site of Fitzrovia’s old Berners Hotel.
Antara at the Chelsea Club
As if The Chelsea Club wasn't fabulous enough, it's gone and opened up its own stylish spa. As you can imagine, the Sloane Rangers are flocking in their droves.
Dinner by Heston
Dinner by Heston is the long-awaited London debut by famed British food wizard Heston Blumenthal, with prices and a 3-month waiting list to match. Expect creati
Dukes Hotel Bar
Ostensibly unremarkable the Duke's Hotel bar is a must for Martini lovers. Eschewing what they probably consider to be a terribly vulgar modern custom of fruity blends each Martini is elaborately served as God intended.
Royal Opera House
Cowshed
Located in the smart area of Notting Hill, make this day out thoroughly indulgent with chic restaurants and cafes in abundance. Enjoy a light lunch following an intense spa treatment with renowned organic products.
Gallery Mess Cafe/Bar
Charles Saatchi and Nigella Lawson are powerful influences by themselves so marry together their talents and the results are rather spectacular.
Nicholas Kirkwood
Just the place if you're searching for some seriously stylish women's footwear...

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