Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

London

The Baptist Bar & Grill
Set within Holborn’s glitzy L’Oscar Hotel, The Baptist Bar & Grill brings a dose of glamour to its Grade II-listed surroundings.
Artesian
The pop of a cork may be the established celebratory knee-jerk to birthdays, promotions and retirement, but Artesian, the illustrious bar at The Langham, presents a far more imaginative tribute to life’s milestones.
Iris by Searcys
The interior of Iris by Searcys is appropriately minimalist. A scattering of monochromatic tables, gleaming bar and a DJ throbbing out chic beats on the decks are all in quiet obeisance to the heady surround vistas of London’s skyline.
Ella Canta
Ella Canta is London outpost of Mexican super-chef Martha Ortiz, creating modern Mexican marvels with a superb and innovative cocktail list
Nobu Shoreditch
A standalone hotel from the internationally renowned chain of restaurants, Nobu Shoreditch offers superlative dining and contemporary accommodations.
Flemings Mayfair
A luxurious hotel in central London, Flemings Mayfair is one of the capital’s oldest established hotels and, fresh from a refurb, one of its more lavish.
The Ned
The Ned was once the 20th century HQ of Midland Bank and is now an incredibly sumptuous hotel from Soho House founder, Nick Jones.
ESPA Life at Corinthia
ESPA Life at Corinthia is one of the more sought after spa experiences in London, found within the Corinthia Hotel in Westminster.
Chiltern Firehouse
The Chiltern Firehouse, with Michelin-starred chef Nuno Mendes at the helm, serves up seasonal dishes that blend influences from both sides of the Atlantic.
Chiltern Firehouse Hotel
A charming Victorian fire station in Marylebone, the 26-room Chiltern Firehouse Hotel has been lovingly and luxuriously restored.
Spring
Spring is Skye Gyngell's seasonal, modern British restaurant in one of the beautiful wings of Somerset House, an elegant interior and accomplished cooking
Fera
Fera is the London outpost of Simon Rogan's growing empire. Specialising in the finest British produce, quite often grown in his Cumbrian stronghold...
Shangri-La at the Shard
The view from the Shangri-La at the Shard is exquisite and there is no other hotel in London that can offer quite such an unique experience...
Typing Room
Located in Bethnal Green's Town Hall Hotel, Typing Room serves intricate, beautifully presented Modern British dishes.
SUSHISAMBA
The panoramic view from the 38th floor of Heron Tower and the excellent Brazilian-Japanese fusion cuisine makes SUSHISAMBA one of London's must-visits...
Yauatcha
Yauatcha Soho is all about gourmet dim sum. The deliciously designed interior matches the picture-perfect dishes in what is now a Soho institution...
Burberry
Fronted by caterpillar-eye-browed Cara Delevigne, Burberry had been leading the Brit fashion pack for some years now. Regent St is their hometown flagship.
All England Lawn Tennis Club
Game, set, match! Watch the ballsiest battle in town at Wimbledon, the world's most prestigious tennis tournament. Pimm's entirely optional, but highly recommended.
Heli-tours
Skip London's traffic-choked streets and get a bird's-eye-view by taking to the skies in a chopper, the mode of transport favoured by royals and rock stars.
ME London
ME London is bringing an enlivening, design-oriented presence to The Strand.
Nicholas Kirkwood
Just the place if you're searching for some seriously stylish women's footwear...
QV Bar
Quo Vadis members' club has been around for as we can remember, and has been a Soho institution since it first opened its doors. Breathing new life into it is the QV Bar, a watering hole that's opened up next door.
Barrafina
Spain is the name of the game at Barrafina an upmarket tapas joint in the heart of Soho.
Shochu Lounge
On a rainy night Shochu Lounge is a bastion of warmth and comfort in the heart of Fitzrovia.
Sketch
An opulent temple to food, art and drink, Sketch is worth a look if only for its compellingly contemporary pop-Baroque design features.
Dorchester Spa
Pampered princes and princesses get their fix at The Dorchester Spa, arguably the capital's most decadent place to unwind.
Ametsa
Wonderful Modern Basque cooking and service from the world's most accomplished father/daughter team...
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.
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"
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.
Charlotte Street
The Charlotte Street Hotel is incredibly popular among the media darlings.
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.
Yashin Ocean House
Far from your average Japanese restaurant, Yashin Ocean House in South Kensington combines head-to-tail dining with sushi
Stella McCartney
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.
Barts
Sloane rangers flock in their droves to Barts for Champagne by the ice bucket-load, eclectic interiors and a gimmicky entrance policy.
Culinary Mischief
Dinner's more fun when it's secret: At least that's the theory behind Culinary Mischief, a supper club series that hosts lavish, six-course feasts.
Cecconi’s
Originally Italian. Born in London. Now in Hollywood.
The Corner Room
Another venture from Viajante's Nuno Mendes -- this time, a casual brasserie-style space tucked away in a corner of the Town Hall Hotel.

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