Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

London

Chiltern Firehouse Hotel
A charming Victorian fire station in Marylebone, the 26-room Chiltern Firehouse Hotel has been lovingly and luxuriously restored.
Oblix
Located in London’s looming Shard, Oblix serves a grill-focused menu of British classics from the 32rd floor of the iconic landmark building.
Kaspar’s Seafood Bar & Grill
Located within the hallowed halls of London’s Savoy Hotel, Kaspar’s Seafood Bar & Grill has reinvented the old River Restaurant in a glitzy new guise.
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.
Liberty
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.
Jermyn Street
Jermyn Street is the ultimate shopping destination for well-groomed gents with tailors and barbers flanking both sides.
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.
The London Helicopter
A unique birds-eye tour of the city with the London Helicopter zipping up the river Thames at a 1,000 feet from Barnes to the Isle of Dogs...
Hyde Park Stables
The Brit Oval
As the birthplace of the Ashes, a trip to the Brit Oval is a must-do for sports aficionados.
The London EDITION
The swanky EDITION is bringing a breath of fresh air to the historic site of Fitzrovia’s old Berners Hotel.
Gallery Mess Cafe/Bar
Charles Saatchi and Nigella Lawson are powerful influences by themselves so marry together their talents and the results are rather spectacular.
St Pancras Champagne Bar
Train-spotters and Champagne quaffers will indulge their greatest passions at St Pancras Champagne Bar, which serves up the best bubbly against a backdrop of arriving (and departing) trains.
Harvey Nichols
Where would London's designer-clad ladies be without Harvey Nichols? Probably at home, their credit cards not completely maxed out on designer threads.
Lord’s Cricket Ground
Nobody understands cricket, but that's not to say it's not any less enjoyable; and when the need to spectate does beckon, there's no better place to do it than at Lord's Cricket Ground.
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
Sketch
An opulent temple to food, art and drink, Sketch is worth a look if only for its compellingly contemporary pop-Baroque design features.
Harrods
The OXO Tower
Independent designers - in everything from fashion through to ceramics - congregate at South Bank's famed Oxo Tower to make and sell their wares.
The Porchester Spa
The Porchester Spa is arguably London's best community spa, and is a throwback to the public baths of days gone by. Just don't be shocked by a whole lotta' flesh on display.
Daylesford Organic
A temple to eco-luxury Daylesford Organic worships at the altar of all that is good in the world of homegrown gastronomy.
The Narrow
British renaissance food is the order of the day at Gordon Ramsay's The Narrow, after which you can f*** off home (as the man himself might say).
Hamleys
The Cow
As something of a Notting Hill institution, The Cow has served up Guinness and oysters to a roster of relaxed regulars for years.
Kirk Originals
Elegant eyewear company Kirk Originals has its flagship on London's Conduit Street, and the store is stunning.
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 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.
Bibendum Oyster Bar
Bibendum Oyster Bar serves sophisticated snacks and attracts a similarly sophisticated clientele. Wash it all down with a glass of champers.
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.
Urban Golf
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.
The Delaunay
Fashionable London dining that takes inspiration from the grand cafés of Vienna, Zurich and Budapest...
The Clove Club
Since its opening, the Clove Club has attracted colossal amounts of lives-up-to-the-hype praise, in part due to its striking venue as well as Chef Isaac McHale's visionary tasting menu.
Social Eating House
Jason Atherton is taking over London with his the Social Eating House - a mod Brit take on New York dining.
Sketch: Gallery and Glade
After a day's shopping on Bond Street refuel at this vibrant gastro complex. A youthful crowd enjoys an inventive menu for dinner and then dances the night away in the same building.
Peyton and Byrne
Fans of Peyton and Byrne's restaurants, usually housed within some kind of cultural institution, will love their decadent dining destination at the Royal Academy of Arts.
Kitchen Table
Foodie heaven - an 11-course tasting menu only run as a piece of culinary theatre...

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