Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

London

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.
Beyond Retro
Bone Daddies
Bone Daddies, the Ramen experts have landed in Soho. You'll need to get in line for this quick fire noodle bar where the queues can snake around the corner
Boqueria Tapas
The latest outpost of Boqueria Tapas, found in bustling Brixton, offers up all the tapas favourites, plus a hard-to-beat atmosphere and modish setting.
Bubbledogs
Hot dogs and champagne are strictly on the menu in this laid-back hip eatery.
Burger & Lobster
It's all in the name in this fuss-free Mayfair joint. Burger or lobster, take your pick.
Cabbages & Frocks Market
A global conglomeration of flavours amongst vehemently British antiques and homeware stalls, making for an exciting spree.
Dalla Terra
Simple but chic Covent Garden wine bar and shop with a menu of delectable Italian snacks and 180 bottles on the wine list.
Dray Walk (off Brick Lane)
Underground music, cool clothes and strong coffee; what else do you need from one of East London's hippest shopping streets?
Ducksoup
Allied to the locavore trend, Ducksoup's seasonal menu and biodynamic wine list suggests a firm grasp of the Zeitgeist.
El Pastór
A popular but petite taqueria in London Bridge’s Borough Market, El Pastór is taco-shack chic and beloved for its fresh tortillas and meaty tacos.
Frank’s Cafe
Found on top of a multi-storey carpark in Peckham, Frank's Cafe is a South London institution, offering one of the best views in the capital.
Hoppers
A Sri Lankan restaurant from the team behind Gymkhana and Bubbledogs, Hoppers is a Soho staple for its hoppers, hard drinks and must-have dishes.
Kiln
Regional Thai cuisine is the name of the game at Kiln in Soho, a restaurant where dishes are cooked in hand-hammered woks, clay pots and a wood-fired kiln.
L’Absinthe
L'Absinthe is a charmingly traditional French bistro in the heart of trendy Primrose Hill.
Rough Trade East
With its warehouse-style building with exposed metal and graffiti covered in gig posters, London music shop Rough Trade is an obvious hang-out for trendy East End musicians.
Salon
Eating food foraged from around Brixton may sound a little alarming, but hold your nerve for a visit to Salon and you will be richly rewarded.
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.
Shake Shack
Die-hard devotees of the chain and new converts alike should be pleased with the quality of the burgers at Shake Shack London, set in Covent Garden.
Shoreditch Rooms
What better way to end a suitably boozy night out in Shoreditch than not having to hail a cab home come closing time? Simply hop inside the Shoreditch Rooms and hanker down for a good night's sleep.
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"
Tate Galleries
A byword for awe-inspiring art, Tate knows how to get people talking; and it does so at two locations in London at Tate Britain and Tate Modern.
Ted Baker
Tucked away behind the famous piazza, Ted Baker's Covent Garden store is colourful, slightly quirky and not too expensive.
The Design Museum
A shrine to international contemporary design, The Design Museum is a must for design aficionados across the capital.
The Hoxton
The Hoxton Hotel fits the Shoreditch scene like a glove, providing a place to stay for a young party crowd that wants maximum fun with a minimal spend. =display"
The Vincent
With the opening of The Vincent—a tremendously likeable, all-day eatery—Hackney’s army of creative types have a new place to make their unofficial HQ.
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...
Topshop
We Admire
Describing itself as ‘painfully independent’, We Admire sells unique print T-shirts, on anything iconic.
Whitechapel Gallery
Whitechapel Gallery is a temple to the avant-garde, and is central to the ever dynamic East End arts scene.

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