Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Moscow

Room 109
A chic store selling vintage jewellery and designer clothing in Moscow’s Arbat District, Room 109 is a must-shop for fashion lovers.
The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography
Housed in the former “Red October” confectionary factory, the Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography is an atmospheric space dedicated to photography.
Four Seasons Hotel Moscow
Found steps from Red Square and the Kremlin, the Four Seasons Hotel Moscow is a luxurious hotel packed with tsar-worthy features and decadent decor.
White Rabbit
Bon
The Ritz-Carlton
Savoy
Among Moscow's small hotels, The Savoy is one of its most stylish. It strikes the balance between rich history and modern convenience perfectly.
Jet Set
The drinks here might look pretty but they don't actually go very far for your rouble so if you want to get an early start on the alcohol perhaps start with dinner and a few glasses of something intoxicating at Momo or Oblomov, both of which are very
Expeditsya
It would be snobbery to dismiss Expeditsya as a tourist-trap gimmick when the locals have so fully embraced the venue. Allow your imagination free rein as you forge your way through a smorgasboard of hunter's delights.
Adriatico
Four different dining areas make up Adriatico - one of the best Italian restaurants in the city.
Vesna
Simple Pleasures
Karoake and a martini? Or perhaps, a glass of a fine single malt whiskey by the fireplace? Indulge your simple, but fantastic, pleasures here.
Sretenskaya Hotel
Decorated in Russian folkloric style, the Stretenskaya is a colourful place which boasts a winter garden, sauna, pool, gym and underground parking.
Katerina City
Whether you're there on business or pleasure, you can't help but enjoy the luxurious facilities provided in this hotel.
Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie is an appropriate name for this cafe where the charm is understated, the atmosphere snug and the prices reasonable.
Vision Cocktail Hall
Minimalist and yet colourful, this bar is a vision.
Citrus
Big, beautiful buffet fare at Citrus, all-day dining inside the Leela Kempinski.
Stoleshnikov Pereulok
The Russian equivalent of Bond Street and the perfect place find high heel shoes lacy underthings and the mistresses of oligarchs.
Helen Yarmak
Think of Russia and you think of people wrapped up warm in fur coats. Helen Yarmak is the place to go for just that, and much more.
Vernisazh Market
One of the top attractions for tourists in Moscow, this market has a wide array of traditional Russian gifts as well other more contemporary choices.
Chaihona No. 1
It's hard to imagine something more welcoming than this Uzbek Yurt in Gorky Park with its warming colours, roaring open fire and the delicious smell of hookah pipes.
Hotel National
The National offers some truly spectacular sights both inside and out of the hotel (and has played host to Lenin and a series of other famous names). It also has an excellent restaurant, voted one of Moscow's finest.
Pavilion
A trendy fusion restaurant in the upmarket restaurant district of Patriarch's Ponds.
St Basil’s Cathedral
One of the principal cultural sights, this Cathedral dominates Red Square.
Tchaikovsky Concert Hall
Expect to see performances from visiting international soloists and ensembles, as well as Russian musicians at this concert hall. The Moscow Philharmonic Society perform about 300 concerts per year, so you might well catch them too!
Krik
Krik is Moscow's classiest karaoke venue. Yes, we said it, a classy karaoke joint.
Veranda u Dachi
Try your hand at the Chinese tea ceremony, relax with a hookah pipe or enjoy a leisurely Sunday lunch at Veranda.
Gusyatnikoff
Combining the perfect amounts of relaxed atmospheric splendour and even better Russian cuisine.
Shatush
Head to Shatush for an avante-garde Oriental experience.
Lenin’s Mausoleum
Pay your respects to this fallen Russian leader.
Maki Cafe
Close enough to the shopping district to offer post-spree respite, Maki Café is a hidden gem. Excellent value for money and the perfect place to unwind with a little jazz.
Noyev Kovcheg
Colourful stained-glass screens and mosaic floors create a pleasant impression of warmth hospitality and comfort at this Armenian restaurant.
Sirena
Classic seafood restaurant that has remained popular for the best of twenty years.
Sandunovsky Baths
Popular with politicians, wealthy professionals and show-biz personalities, this banya is truly a little slice of heaven.
Jagger
New York-style warehouse bar and club with billiards room, a summer terrace and a tattooist...
Sheraton Palace
The Sheraton Moscow lives up to the brand's reputation and The Sheraton Towers - an exclusive part of the hotel with its own reception - are a swish addition for the executive customer.
Goodman’s
Don't be put off by the plain dimly lit interior: Goodman's offers the best burgers and steaks in town.
Metelitsa
Try your luck amongst oligarchs and the good looking in this Moscow's oldest casino.
Bed Cafe
The critical quandry after a day of sightseeing is whether to rest or rejuvenate. Bed undoubtedly is the best answer to both options.
Che
Rage against the machine (society/government/institution of your choice) in this revolutionary dungeon. After your wild night you could cool off with a nocturnal walk across the Red Square.

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