Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Moscow

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.
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.
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.
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.
Adriatico
Four different dining areas make up Adriatico - one of the best Italian restaurants in the city.
St Basil’s Cathedral
One of the principal cultural sights, this Cathedral dominates Red Square.
Gusyatnikoff
Combining the perfect amounts of relaxed atmospheric splendour and even better Russian cuisine.
Sandunovsky Baths
Popular with politicians, wealthy professionals and show-biz personalities, this banya is truly a little slice of heaven.
Lenin’s Mausoleum
Pay your respects to this fallen Russian leader.
Metelitsa
Try your luck amongst oligarchs and the good looking in this Moscow's oldest casino.
Central House of Writers
Following the hallowed trail of Russia's rich literary legacy? Seeking to soak up some linguistic inspiration? Or do you just wish to dine Russian style in a bond fide Russian architectural treasure? This is the place.
Goodman’s
Don't be put off by the plain dimly lit interior: Goodman's offers the best burgers and steaks in town.
Hilton Moscow Leningradskaya
Starlite Diner
Aluminum tables wink at you under the bright lights and the walls are covered in pictures which either bring back memories or cause the younger generation to cringe... This diner aims to be all-American and pretty much is.
Konkovo Market
A chance to pit your wits against the traders of Moscow's Konkovo market. Practice your poker face and be prepared to walk away if you don't get your way.
Phantom
Formerly a theatre, the dramatic Phantom is a casino with a difference - take to the stage and find out if your night will be a tragedy or a comedy!
Old Arbat
Both shops and street vendors hawk their wares in Arbat and it is one of the places to go to buy the fur hats and Soviet paraphernalia that no trip to Russia would be complete without.
Pyatnitskaya Fish Market
A fish supermarket, ladies and gentleman. And a good place to get your cheap caviar at that.
Hotel Sovietsky
Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts
Housing a truly spectacular collection of Russian Impressionist art, The Pushkin is celebrated internationally.
Glavpivtorg
A beer restaurant housed in the former Soviet Foreign Ministry with rooms that are themed accordingly. Intrigued?
Kavkazskaya Plennitsa
Kavkazskaya Plennitsa serves the best Georgian food this side of the Caucus and uses local produce. All this to a soundtrack of Soviet classics makes for a memorable evening at this themed restaurant.
Bolshoi Theatre
The Bolshoi is as much a Russian landmark, steeped in history both turbulent and opulent, as it is a wonderful, working theatre.
Gorky Park
With something for everyone, from swimming to cinema, Gorky Park is popular with both tourists and locals alike.
Tsar’s Hunt
A beautiful hunting lodge style restaurant on the outskirts of Moscow
Uzbekistan
The Uzbekistan has proven time and again that it knows just how to keep its clientele happy.
Otrada
Although Otrada is a 30-minute drive from the city centre, it's worth it. There are a range of activities on offer to keep even the most restless visitors entertained.
Tretyakov Gallery
The residential Zamoskvorechie area was virtually ignored by Stalin's regime leaving it with an authentic old-fashioned atmosphere. Both the New and Old Tretyakov Galleries display an enormous range of art from the Medieval to the contemporary.
Shinok
Shinok tries to capture the essence of rustic life - complete with a babushka, farmyard and staff in traditional Ukranian costumes.
Novodevichy Convent Cemetry
Walking through this cemetery is like strolling through the pages of Russian history, pay homage to some of the great and the good (and the scandalous) here.
Cathedral of Christ the Saviour
Golden and gleaming, this Cathedral is definitely worth a visit.
Oblomov
A three-storey mansion turned into a restaurant, Oblomov is abundant in choice, variety and adventure, from the hookah pipes in the attic to the assorted Russian memorabilia on the floors below.
Kremlin
Put aside at least half a day to explore this shrine to Russian history.
Lucien
Café Pushkin
A dining experience that has that fictional time travelling feel to it - Café Pushkin almost transports you into the pages of a Tolstoy novel.
Aristokrat Café
Whether you need a caffeine, sugar or sunshine fix, this is the place.
Tsaritsyno Park
Catherine the Great's monumental palace on the outskirts of Moscow is one of the city's must-see buildings...
Budapest
Originally a gentleman's club, the Budapest is now an elegant, yet comfortable, hotel.
Baltschug Kempinski
Run by the stellar Kempinski group, the Baltschug brings stylish and reliable comfort to the Moscow hotel scene...
Ararat Park Hyatt
Located just off fashionable Petrovka, this luxurious hotel is popular with the discerning shopper and style fanatics. The decor is representative of 'modern Moscow' - historically rich whilst boasting a fabulously glamourous, contemporary culture.

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