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In true East end alternative fashion, this small jewellery boutique in Brick Lane stocks some of the most unique up-and-coming designers around.
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...
8 Hoxton Square
Unfussy, cosy, and warm without being raucous: 8 Hoxton Square has hospitality nailed. Not to mention cooking.
93 Feet East
Located alongside the curry houses of Brick Lane, 93 Feet East attracts a post-dinner pre-clubbing crowd of Shoreditch-style drinkers.
Aida
The young and fun ones flock to Aida to hang out (and be seen hanging out).
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.
Angelus
A former pub Angelus is now a swish brasserie serving accomplished French cuisine
Apollo Banana Leaf
Apollo Banana Leaf offers a cheap thrillingly authentic taste of Sri Lanka
Art History UK
Scheduled and bespoke tours behind-the-scenes of some of London's most famous art institutions...
Atari-Ya
Atari Ya's delicious sushi is a steal making it an ideal takeaway.
Beard to Tail
Carnivores rejoice in this meat-focused all day dining spot from the masterminds behind Shoreditch's favourite cocktail bar Callooh Callay.
Beef & Brew
It’s about time restaurants paid attention to craft beer. Beef & Brew, true to its name, serves up the suds alongside its carnivorous fare.
Beigel Bake
Shoreditch's sweet-smelling bagel haven is open 24 hours a day.
Beirut Express
This perennially popular Lebanese joint does excellent meze and chargrilled meats.
Berners Tavern
Berners Tavern's menu of comforting fare shows that it doesn't take itself too seriously - despite its lavish looks.
Beso
Beso delivers a creative breed of North African and Mediterranean tapas in the heart of the Seven Dials. Come for the robust wine list, the exquisite sharing plates and the buzzing ambience.
Beyond Retro
Bibendum Oyster Bar
Bibendum Oyster Bar serves sophisticated snacks and attracts a similarly sophisticated clientele. Wash it all down with a glass of champers.
Big Ben is TIlting
Images show Big Ben is Tilting as years of work around the base of the clock has weakened its foundations and if left unchecked could lead to a total topple
Bird of Smithfield
Bird of Smithfield is found in a five-storey Georgian townhouse overlooking the historic Smithfield meat market and serving quintessentially British dishes.
Bob Bob Ricard
Eclectic interiors kitsch waiting staff and occasional Russian dishes interspersed on the American-style menu make Bob Bob Ricard an interesting dining experience indeed. yEventWatcher
Bodean’s
Bodean's is a meat-eater's paradise perfect for a meal on-the-hoof.
Bonnie Gull
This former Hackney pop-up has now put down roots in central London, bringing top quality seafood to the heart of the city...
Books For Cooks
Bookshop-cum-cookery school Books for Cooks is just the thing for foodies across the capital.
Borough Market
Borough Market is a foodie heaven crammed with stalls selling fresh produce both sourced locally and from around the world.
Bottles
BOTTLES is a wine bar on the perimeter of Old Spitalfields Market that blends Italian charm with London edge. The drinking den's aim is to introduce wines from independent producers and lesser-known grapes in need of some attention.
Brick Lane Market
Even if you're not from around these parts you'll have heard of Brick Lane - famous for two things: curries and its market.
Broadway Market
Bubbledogs
Hot dogs and champagne are strictly on the menu in this laid-back hip eatery.
Buckingham Palace
Burger & Lobster
It's all in the name in this fuss-free Mayfair joint. Burger or lobster, take your pick.
Butterscotch
At street level, Butterscotch is yet another of London's sumptuous cake emporiums, joining the likes of Bea's of Bloomsbury (whose founder, Bea Vo, it shares) on a trending tide of Instagrammable sugary decadence. Its window display is certainly easy on the eye, and its afternoon tea isn't too bad either...
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 Murano
Little sister to Michelin star Murano down the road, Cafe Murano bears all the hallmarks of an Angela Hartnett outfit.
Cay Tre
This vibrant area of the city is a fabulous location for an equally vibrant restaurant. A youthfully hip crowd tend to flock at weekends for the fabulous food and nearby party spots.y
Ceviche Soho
Ceviche Soho was the original Peruvian ceviche restaurant in London and is still, some would say, the best. A second Old St outpost has now opened.
Chiltern Firehouse Hotel
A charming Victorian fire station in Marylebone, the 26-room Chiltern Firehouse Hotel has been lovingly and luxuriously restored.

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