Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

London

Hamleys
Claridge’s Foyer
Claridge's is perfect for those seeking a posh pitstop; indulge in bar snacks galore - the tempura prawns on skewers are highly recommended - while washing it all down with tea or Champagne. We know what we prefer. =",Since the end of the 19th century
Serpentine Lido
Richmond Park Golf Club
Offering London's most popular pay-and-play courses, the facilities at Richmond Park Golf Courses are matched by spectacular views. Argyle-clad golfers can't get enough.
ZSL London Zoo
House of Elemis
Glamour is the order of the day at Elemis Day Spa, which brings inspiration from the Far East right into the heart of Mayfair.
The Comedy Store
Mention the Comedy Store to anyone in London and they'll know what you mean. Laughs aplenty to be had here.
HMS Belfast
Everyone loves to have a nose around an old warship, which is where HMS Belfast comes in. Permanently moored by the River Thames it's a great way to soak up some culture outside of the confines of a museum. =display:"
Sir John Soane’s Museum
Forget Norman Foster or Jean Nouvel; back in the 19th-century Sir John Soane was the man of the moment. Paying homage to his awe-inspiring architecture, this museum is a marvel to behold.
The London Coliseum
Those who come to the London Coliseum expecting to see gladiators battle it out or poor souls thrown to the lions will be sorely disappointed; here it's a much classier affair with musical performances throughout the year.
Victoria & Albert Museum
The Victoria & Albert Museum - or the V&A, as it is more commonly called - is a cultural must-see, with a slew of exciting exhibitions running throughout the year.
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.
Bibendum Oyster Bar
Bibendum Oyster Bar serves sophisticated snacks and attracts a similarly sophisticated clientele. Wash it all down with a glass of champers.
London Fields Lido
London Fields Lido has the cool kids digging out their most fashionable swimwear for a whole lotta' pouting and posing in the water.
Gray’s Antique Market
Bargain-hunters rejoice! Gray's Antique Market is home to a treasure trove of eclectic wonders with plenty of tat to sift through in the hope of unearthing something priceless.
Champagne + Fromage
Hidden away among the bright lights of London's West End, this cosy French bistro is the ideal place to refuel pre or post performance...
Broadway Market
Blueprint Café
The Design Museum's restaurant has an astounding view and a daily-changing menu.
Barts
Sloane rangers flock in their droves to Barts for Champagne by the ice bucket-load, eclectic interiors and a gimmicky entrance policy.
69 Colebrooke Row
Seemingly overnight 69 Colebrooke Row has turned into an under-the-radar hangout to one of the hippest hotspots in Islington.
Anglesea Arms
The Anglesea Arms is one of those reliable, go-to gastropubs who just get it right - great food, proper beer and an old school, local boozer atmosphere
Cecconi’s
Originally Italian. Born in London. Now in Hollywood.
The Greenhouse
The menu of this discreet spot is French with subtle Asian undertones.
The Delaunay
Fashionable London dining that takes inspiration from the grand cafés of Vienna, Zurich and Budapest...
The Capital
The Capital combines British ingredients and French expertise to create something special.
The Albemarle
The revamped restaurant of Brown's Hotel in Mayfair serves great British classics.
Tayyabs
This cheap BYO Indian has a simple menu but a magical way with ingredients.
Tamarind
Serving some of London's finest Indian cuisine, Tamarind is a Mayfair institution.
St John Bread & Wine
Share seasonal dishes and treats from their on-site bakery throughout the day.
Salloos
Authentic Pakistani dishes in a chic little Knightsbridge hideaway…
Scott’s
Resurrected fish restaurant Scott's has once again positioned itself at the top end of London's famously fickle food chain. With the freshest fish in the city, you can't go wrong.
Shampers
Eighties wine bar with charm and hearty fare. Of course the wine list is its trump card.
Sagar
Exquisite vegetarian South Indian treats at very reasonable prices.
Reform Social and Grill
A take on the English gentleman's club not only for the boys.
Quo Vadis
Top-quality meats meet excellent service at newly revamped Quo Vadis.
Orrery
Orrery proves that good old-fashioned food and spot-on service will never go out of style - even in a culinary landscape as fickle as London's.
Mon Plaisir
As something of an institution in Theatreland, Mon Plaisir offers fantastic French fare in cosy French surroundings.
Marcus
Following an expensive refurb, Marcus Wareing has reopened his modern European restaurant at the Berkeley.
Mari Vanna
The charm of a Russian grandmother's house and the seduction of deliciously decadent food and vodka are the perfect combination for an experience both enchanting and indulgent.
Lutyens
Another Terence Conran treasure Lutyens is an homage to the classic French bistro and offers up escargot and more on famous Fleet Street.

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