Hg2 : The Hedonist

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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
19 Numara Bos Cirrik
This Dalston canteen reigns supreme thanks to its top-quality Turkish kebabs...
34
Classic Mayfair elegance, 34 is one of London's best grills and patronised by some of the city's elite...
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.
45 Park Lane
The Dorchester Collection adds another corker to its list with this exclusive Art Deco boutique hotel.
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.
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.
A chat with Eau de Vie manager, Nikki Baltrop
Londoner Nikki Baltrop moved her hedonistic life from London to Beirut, and became restaurant manager at Phoenicia Hotel's Eau de Vie.
A chat with Ecclestone Square Hotel’s Olivia Byrne
As she prepares to take on the role of company director at the Ecclestone Square Hotel, Olivia Byrne sits down with Hg2 to share her best bits of London.
A cockroach tour of the Science Museum
Ever wondered what it would be like to be a cockroach? Well now you can find out with a cockroach tour of the Science Musuem!
A Glimpse Into The World of Taxidermist Polly Morgan
An interview with Polly Morgan, a young london artist who specialises in the art of taxidermy.
A Grown-Up Halloween at the Crosby Street Hotel
New York's Crosby Street Hotel plays host to the Film Club - a halloween treat for adults including dinner, cocktails and a screening of Saw 3.
A guide to the Boris bike
The Boris bike is set to become the new face of London transport. Hg2 takes it for a test ride.
A Lady in London – Julie Falconer Talks About Her Home CIty
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.
A Marilyn Monroe global city tour
With the upcoming release of My Week with Marilyn, we decided to compile a guide to a worldwide tour of all things Marilyn Monroe.
A Michelin Star for Petersham Nurseries
Enjoy your Michelin-starred dinner - courtesy of chef Skye Gyngell - at Petersham Nurseries, one of London's most charming secret gardens.
A Most Epic London Playlist
A night at The Goring Hotel
The Goring has long been a favourite with the royals, and it's rumoured to be hosting Kate's last night as a blushing bride-to-be.
A Pick of the Best Autumn 2012 Events
A stay at The Landmark London Hotel
Situated on Marylebone Road, The Landmark London Hotel offers guests comfort and convenience. It also oozes luxury - just up our hedonist street!
A Taste of Paramount Restaurant
Stun your guests with these two delicious recipes from Paramount Restaurant.
A Taste of the Fine City: Singapore Supperclub in London
A Tres spa at The Pestana Chelsea Bridge Hotel
Spa group Tres is coming to The Pestana Chelsea Bridge Hotel, and we couldn't be more excited here at Hg2! Get ready for some serious pampering.
A Very British Hotel Chain: The Firmdale Group
The latest artillery in Firmdale’s impressive portfolio is by far the grandest to date, here we look behind the scenes of this very British hotel chain
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
Ace Hotel London Shoreditch
Is any contemporary hotel brand as synonymous with hipster cool as the Ace Hotel?
Adam Brown’s Guide to London
Adam Brown, Founder of swimwear label Orlebar Brown, shares his favourite places in London.
Afternoon Tea at Momo
Momo launches its afternoon tea menu - traditional English classics with a North African twist.
Aida
The young and fun ones flock to Aida to hang out (and be seen hanging out).
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...
Alain Ducasse Recipe / Hg2 MUST-EAT
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

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