Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

London

34
Classic Mayfair elegance, 34 is one of London's best grills and patronised by some of the city's elite...
45 Park Lane
The Dorchester Collection adds another corker to its list with this exclusive Art Deco boutique hotel.
Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester
Tucked away inside The Dorchester hotel, the eponymous Alain Ducasse restaurant's French menu is rich, indulgent and wonderfully moreish...
Albion
Man-of-the-moment Terence Conran does casual cafe in the fabulous form of Albion the latest Shoreditch venue to get the trendy-wendies hot under the collar.
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
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.
Aman Spa
Rest, relax and rejuvenate within gorgeous Asian-inspired surroundings at the Aman Spa, found in-house at The Connaught hotel.
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.
Ametsa
Wonderful Modern Basque cooking and service from the world's most accomplished father/daughter team...
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.
Aqua Nueva
Set high above the shopping crowds just off Regent Street, Aqua Nueva is one-part Spanish restaurant, one-part Japanese; despite its tourist-trap location, it delivers surprisingly excellent food, inspiring interiors and a cool crowd of cocktail-swil
Artesian
The pop of a cork may be the established celebratory knee-jerk to birthdays, promotions and retirement, but Artesian, the illustrious bar at The Langham, presents a far more imaginative tribute to life’s milestones.
Baglioni
The Baglioni is a splendid Italian dolce vita affair.
Bar Boulud
Shockingly affordable, Daniel Boulud's French fancy is one of the best spots to dine solo in the city.
Barbecoa
Barbican Lounge
As one of London's most-loved arts and performance spaces, it's hardly surprising that the Barbican Centre has opened up a dining hotspot. After all, culture vultures need something to fill their boots between acts. =
Barbour
The uniform of horsey royals, Barbour, comes to London to tempt the 'Chelsea Farmers' and festival goers through its doors.
Barrafina
Spain is the name of the game at Barrafina an upmarket tapas joint in the heart of Soho.
Barts
Sloane rangers flock in their droves to Barts for Champagne by the ice bucket-load, eclectic interiors and a gimmicky entrance policy.
Benares
This high-end Indian metes out dish after dish of exotic flavour.
Bentley’s Oyster Bar
Bentley's new-found prominence on the restaurant scene is largely thanks to the stewardship of Richard Corrigan as well as the resurrection of Swallow Street as one of the capital's most stylish eating and drinking destinations. yEventWatch
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.
Bibendum Oyster Bar
Bibendum Oyster Bar serves sophisticated snacks and attracts a similarly sophisticated clientele. Wash it all down with a glass of champers.
Bistrot Bruno Loubet
Those watching their waistlines best avoid the fabulous French fare on offer here but everyone else will be more than pleased with calorie-heavy cuisine by masterchef Loubet. yEventWa
Bliss Spa
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.
Bo Làng
An intimate little bǫte in the backstreets of South Ken, Bo LÌÊng does perfectly presented, delicate dim sum.
Bob Bob Ricard
Eclectic interiors kitsch waiting staff and occasional Russian dishes interspersed on the American-style menu make Bob Bob Ricard an interesting dining experience indeed. yEventWatcher
Boisdale of Belgravia
You don't usually associate Scotland with jazz, but that's exactly the ingredients mixed together at Boisdale of Belgravia.
Bond Street
Bond Street has every designer label any shopaholic could ever want to splurge on.
Brompton Cross
A shopping mecca that lies between Chelsea, South Kensington and the Brompton Road.
Brown’s
In spite of its small beginnings, Brown's is now the fashion go-to for the city's elite, stocking well-known designers from all over, and unleashing new creative talent on London.
Bruton Street
If it's not hip, it won't be here; Bruton Street is for high-fliers and ladies-what-lunch-and-splurge-on-their-husbands'-credit-cards.
Bulgari Hotel & Residences
Bulgari is a name of luxury, and The Bulgari Hotel London definitely provides all things opulent.
Bulgari Spa
Deep in the basement of the latest luxury hotel from none other than LVMH sits the Bulgari Hotel Spa...
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.
C London
Celebrity-crammed C London is a prime place to see and be seen.
Cactus Kitchens
There are cookery schools and there are cookery schools - this one is run by Michel Roux Jr, widely acknowledged as one of the best chefs in the country and the heavyweight judge of Masterchef
Cafe Boheme
Red and gold Boheme is a ritzy haunt that cooks up sumptuous French treats.
Cafe Godiva
Tucked away within Harrods, Cafe Godiva is perfectly positioned for chocoholics looking to take a break from shopping. Exquisite chocolates, signature drinks and melting fondues await...

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