Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

London

34
Classic Mayfair elegance, 34 is one of London's best grills and patronised by some of the city's elite...
40 Dean Street
A cosy Italian bistro, 40 Dean Street is a Soho stalwart serving traditional, well-executed Italian classics.
40 Winks
40 Winks. As in you can get them here in suitably stylish fashion.
606
This live-music venue is consistent with its smart Chelsea address. With strict rules to enforce professional standards, you'll find no bad karaoke performances here.
68 and Boston
Can't decide between wine and cocktails for the evening? The stylish, Soho-based 68 and Boston specialises in both and does them with aplomb...
69 Colebrooke Row
Seemingly overnight 69 Colebrooke Row has turned into an under-the-radar hangout to one of the hippest hotspots in Islington.
Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester
Tucked away inside The Dorchester hotel, the eponymous Alain Ducasse restaurant's French menu is rich, indulgent and wonderfully moreish...
Albion
Man-of-the-moment Terence Conran does casual cafe in the fabulous form of Albion the latest Shoreditch venue to get the trendy-wendies hot under the collar.
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.
American Bar
Housed in London’s iconic Savoy hotel, The American Bar is one of the city’s oldest cocktail bars, offering a range of time-honoured and innovative drinks.
Andrew Edmunds
This romantic Soho eating-house serves impeccably-executed old school favourites by candlelight
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
Art History UK
Scheduled and bespoke tours behind-the-scenes of some of London's most famous art institutions...
Bar Boulud
Shockingly affordable, Daniel Boulud's French fancy is one of the best spots to dine solo in the city.
Barbour
The uniform of horsey royals, Barbour, comes to London to tempt the 'Chelsea Farmers' and festival goers through its doors.
Barts
Sloane rangers flock in their droves to Barts for Champagne by the ice bucket-load, eclectic interiors and a gimmicky entrance policy.
Batty Langley’s
A period boutique hotel found along an historic cobblestone street in Spitalfields, Batty Langley’s is strewn with antiques and lavish amenities.
Benares
This high-end Indian metes out dish after dish of exotic flavour.
Bentley’s Oyster Bar
Bentley's new-found prominence on the restaurant scene is largely thanks to the stewardship of Richard Corrigan as well as the resurrection of Swallow Street as one of the capital's most stylish eating and drinking destinations. yEventWatch
Bibendum Oyster Bar
Bibendum Oyster Bar serves sophisticated snacks and attracts a similarly sophisticated clientele. Wash it all down with a glass of champers.
Blueprint Café
The Design Museum's restaurant has an astounding view and a daily-changing menu.
Bond Street
Bond Street has every designer label any shopaholic could ever want to splurge on.
Broadway Market
Buckingham Palace
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.
Cabbages & Frocks Market
A global conglomeration of flavours amongst vehemently British antiques and homeware stalls, making for an exciting spree.
Cactus Kitchens
There are cookery schools and there are cookery schools - this one is run by Michel Roux Jr, widely acknowledged as one of the best chefs in the country and the heavyweight judge of Masterchef
Cafe Boheme
Red and gold Boheme is a ritzy haunt that cooks up sumptuous French treats.
Cafe Godiva
Tucked away within Harrods, Cafe Godiva is perfectly positioned for chocoholics looking to take a break from shopping. Exquisite chocolates, signature drinks and melting fondues await...
Cecconi’s
Originally Italian. Born in London. Now in Hollywood.
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...
Chez Bruce
As a visitor to London, Wandsworth is not going to feature heavily in your plans, but Chez Bruce is such a fantastic place to eat that it's more than enough reason to head south. yEven
China Tang
Sample Cantonese haute cuisine at this upscale eatery in the heart of Mayfair.
Chinese Restaurant 1997
Simple Cantonese staples populate the menu at this kitsch Soho canteen.
Cire Trudon
Cire Trudon belongs in a different era, so escape tech-obsessed London for a moment and let this historic candle store transport you back in time.
Claridge’s
The most loved luxury hotel in the capital, Claridge's is as hedonistic as they come.
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
Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels
Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels has reproduced its winning formula of high-end wine and beautifully prepared rustic-style French fare in Covent Garden.
Corrigan’s
A warm, friendly restaurant in the heart of Mayfair, Corrigan's has more heart than most restaurants in the capital; its homely menu is particularly inviting. =",Corrigan's comes from the heart into the London restaurants scene. The smart yet substantial modern European food with a strong British/Irish bent is worthy of Michelin praise
Defune
Authentic Japanese eats are to be had at this no-nonsense Marylebone rendezvous.

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