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In true East end alternative fashion, this small jewellery boutique in Brick Lane stocks some of the most unique up-and-coming designers around.
108 Garage
108 Garage is something a little bit special - an amalgam of flavours from everywhere and nowhere this is innovative cooking at its finest
40 Maltby Street
An oenophile’s dream emporium, 40 Maltby Street sits rather inconspicuously under a railway arch in Southwark selling and serving top quality wine.
40 Winks
40 Winks. As in you can get them here in suitably stylish fashion.
606
This live-music venue is consistent with its smart Chelsea address. With strict rules to enforce professional standards, you'll find no bad karaoke performances here.
68 and Boston
Can't decide between wine and cocktails for the evening? The stylish, Soho-based 68 and Boston specialises in both and does them with aplomb...
69 Colebrooke Row
Seemingly overnight 69 Colebrooke Row has turned into an under-the-radar hangout to one of the hippest hotspots in Islington.
8 Hoxton Square
Unfussy, cosy, and warm without being raucous: 8 Hoxton Square has hospitality nailed. Not to mention cooking.
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.
Ace Hotel London Shoreditch
Is any contemporary hotel brand as synonymous with hipster cool as the Ace Hotel?
Aida
The young and fun ones flock to Aida to hang out (and be seen hanging out).
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
Andaz
Rejuvenated Andaz attracts a lively and wealthy media and design crowd.
Andrew Edmunds
This romantic Soho eating-house serves impeccably-executed old school favourites by candlelight
Angelus
A former pub Angelus is now a swish brasserie serving accomplished French cuisine
Antico
Joining the collection of fashionable eateries along Bermondsey street, this local Italian is a friendly spot with delicious, back-to-basics fare.
Arabica
Even if you can’t tell your rosewater from your ras-el-hanout, you won't fail to notice the stunning breadth of flavours at play at Arabica.
Archer Street
Floral escape from the madness of Soho for relaxation and delish big girl (or boy) drinks.
Art History UK
Scheduled and bespoke tours behind-the-scenes of some of London's most famous art institutions...
AWAY Spa
The W hotels have a thing for all things rock, roll and celebrity, so it’s no surprise that the team behind the AWAY spa at the W London collectively have a roster of clients that would put the Vanity Fair Oscar party guest list to shame.&nb
Bad Egg
A restaurant-cum-diner in The City, Bad Egg offers a popular boozy weekend brunch and a week-round selection of egg-tastic, hunger-sating dishes.
Balans
Bandol
Sharply chic in looks but warm and vibrant on the plate, Bandol captures the glorious, sun-drenched cooking of the South of France.
Barnyard
Ownder Ollie Dabbous' restaurant Barnyard in Fitzrovia serves British and American comfort food classics in rustic, chic surrounds.
Basement Sate
Basement Sate is sexy but lively, and places equal weight on desserts as it does its pedigreed drinks.
Batty Langley’s
A period boutique hotel found along an historic cobblestone street in Spitalfields, Batty Langley’s is strewn with antiques and lavish amenities.
Beard to Tail
Carnivores rejoice in this meat-focused all day dining spot from the masterminds behind Shoreditch's favourite cocktail bar Callooh Callay.
Behind This Wall
Bermondsey Square Hotel
79 contemporary four-star rooms and suites including one with a rooftop hot tub in the gentrified locale of Bermondsey.
Berners Tavern
Berners Tavern's menu of comforting fare shows that it doesn't take itself too seriously - despite its lavish looks.
Beso
Beso delivers a creative breed of North African and Mediterranean tapas in the heart of the Seven Dials. Come for the robust wine list, the exquisite sharing plates and the buzzing ambience.
Bird of Smithfield
Bird of Smithfield is found in a five-storey Georgian townhouse overlooking the historic Smithfield meat market and serving quintessentially British dishes.
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.
Blueprint Café
The Design Museum's restaurant has an astounding view and a daily-changing menu.
Bo Drake
Occupying the premises of a former club in Soho, Bo Drake serves the slightly unusual fusion of East Asian BBQ and Mexican street food in London.
Bobby Fitzpatrick
Neon-hued bowls of punch, rum-based drinks that come served aflame, and cocktail stirrers shaped like naked women? At Bobby Fitzpatrick, the '70s are back.
Bocca di Lupo
Bocca Di Lupo has become destination Soho dining thanks to its authentic, delicious Italian menu and atmospheric surrounds.
Bonnie Gull
This former Hackney pop-up has now put down roots in central London, bringing top quality seafood to the heart of the city...
Books For Cooks
Bookshop-cum-cookery school Books for Cooks is just the thing for foodies across the capital.
Bottles
BOTTLES is a wine bar on the perimeter of Old Spitalfields Market that blends Italian charm with London edge. The drinking den's aim is to introduce wines from independent producers and lesser-known grapes in need of some attention.

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