Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

London

Comfort Station
Quirky with a vintage feel - anything those cool East London kids could wish for.
Tommi’s Burger Joint
Some of the best burgers in London in a back-to-basics, concentrate-on-the-food outpost of a hip Icelandic restaurant group...
Shochu Lounge
On a rainy night Shochu Lounge is a bastion of warmth and comfort in the heart of Fitzrovia.
Barrafina
Spain is the name of the game at Barrafina an upmarket tapas joint in the heart of Soho.
Daylesford Farmshop & Cafe
Certainly one shopping trip to avoid when hungry as this high-end food shop sells such fresh delight-filled produce, even those liquid dieters will find it hard to resist.
Sketch
An opulent temple to food, art and drink, Sketch is worth a look if only for its compellingly contemporary pop-Baroque design features.
Plum + Spilt Milk
Set on the first floor of the refurbished Kings Cross GHN Hotel, Plum + Spilt Milk is not the kind of railway restaurant we're used to here in the UK.
Serpentine Gallery
Could there by a better location for a a contemporary art gallery? Perfectly positioned in the centre of Hyde Park, the sleek Serpentine Gallery lends some weight to London's art scene.
Dock Kitchen
Experimental food lovers salivate for the always-changing menu from up-and-comer chef Stevie Parle at Dock Kitchen.
Southbank Centre
Londoners descend on sun-soaked Southbank when the city's skies are blue - and for good reason. Championing the arts with a number of purpose-built venues, this centre has cultural happenings all wrapped up. =display"
Dorchester Spa
Pampered princes and princesses get their fix at The Dorchester Spa, arguably the capital's most decadent place to unwind.
Proud Camden
Standing, er, proud in Camden is Proud Camden (pretty self-explanatory, really). One of the best things about it is a fabulous roof terrace festooned with sculptures and kitsch astroturf - perfect for sun-soaked al fresco drinking. yEventWa
Jago
Serving Southern European, Middle Eastern and Ashkenazi influenced cuisine, Jago is the all-day eatery affiliated with start-up hub Second Home.
Old Spitalfields Market
Just five minutes from Liverpool Street tube, Old Spitalfields Market is a breath of artsy air in the suited and booted white-collar district.
Ametsa
Wonderful Modern Basque cooking and service from the world's most accomplished father/daughter team...
The Parlour at Sketch
A byword for style. the Parlour at Sketch attracts the seriously overdressed for flouncy breakfasts and business brunches; nearby Bond Street beckons for a spot of shopping before returning to the office. =display:no"
Redchurch Street
Redchurch Street sums up the East End's couldn't-care-less vibe perfectly with too-cool-for-school boutiques selling everything from vintage to second-hand.
Chelsea Day Spa Boutique
Judging by the prices you could be forgiven for having low expectations of the Chelsea Day Spa Boutique, but this 'hole-in-the-wall' defies stereotypes with charming interiors and staff.
Drakes Tabanco
Tucked down a dimly lit side street just a few paces from Tottenham Court Road, Drakes Tabanco is just about as close as you’re likely to get to a traditional Jerez tabanco in the middle of London’s sprawling cityscape.
Oskia Spa
This tucked away spa offers sumptuous treatments using their locally produced, all natural products.
Resistance Gallery
A fantastical fetish-inspired space where mediocrity won't be tolerated; if you don't have an edge you're not getting in.
Lounge Bohemia
Lounge Bohemia is a tucked-away Czech bar with a Mason-like aura of secrecy about it. Shh! We want to keep this one to ourselves.
Whitechapel Gallery
Whitechapel Gallery is a temple to the avant-garde, and is central to the ever dynamic East End arts scene.
Dalston Superstore
So hip it hurts, Dalston Superstore is where the East End party is. Those who aren't achingly cool needn't apply.
Charlotte Street
The Charlotte Street Hotel is incredibly popular among the media darlings.
Burger & Lobster
It's all in the name in this fuss-free Mayfair joint. Burger or lobster, take your pick.
Berners Tavern
Berners Tavern's menu of comforting fare shows that it doesn't take itself too seriously - despite its lavish looks.
Gin Palace
As well as the fun and the unusual, the Gin Palace knows how to do the classic – very well.
Royal Albert Hall
There's nowhere more regal to watch a performance than at the Royal Albert Hall, a majestic space built to champion the arts in the late 1800s.
The Design Museum
A shrine to international contemporary design, The Design Museum is a must for design aficionados across the capital.
Fabric
Despite misguided Twitter rumours that it had gone into administration, Fabric is very much alive and kicking. As a great supporter of underground DJs, it's a must for those serious about phat tunes. ‰Û_=display:none;""
Choccywoccydoodah
Become a part of the mad hatters tea party in this Alice-in-Wonderland-esq spot. Chocolate has never been so tempting....
Nordic Bakery
The Nordic Bakery is for those who love all things Scandi, this is the flagship store in the heart of Covent Garden. Delicious baked treats!
Smoking Goat
Everything at Smoking Goat, a Thai BBQ restaurant, was the kind of delicious that provokes strings of happy profanity.
Yashin Ocean House
Far from your average Japanese restaurant, Yashin Ocean House in South Kensington combines head-to-tail dining with sushi
Stella McCartney
Kokon To Zai
Beyond Retro
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
Bo Làng
An intimate little bǫte in the backstreets of South Ken, Bo LÌÊng does perfectly presented, delicate dim sum.

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