Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

London

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Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen
London is now on the cusp of an African food revolution—and Zoe's Ghana Kitchen, with its luminous cooking and vivid spices, is a must-stop on any culinary tour.
Zala Grill
A highlight of the reborn Camden Market, Zala Grill draws indoor and outdoor diners with its "Levantine pizzas" and other creative Israeli fare.
Ye Olde Mitre
Ye Olde Mitre has been a religious and regal site as well as a pub for hundreds of years. Today it still retains an atmosphere of sanctuary for busy Londoners.
Wright Bros. Oyster House
This atmospheric seafood bar boasts a quite unimaginable selection of oysters and praiseworthy mains.
Workingmen’s Club
Wedged between Shoredich, Hoxton and Hackney, the BGWC has retained its impeccable reputation since opening in 1953. A strict members-only policy has become slightly more lenient but exclusivity still prevails. =dis"
WilliamVintage
Devotees of this exclusive, haute couture vintage shop include the likes of Lana Del Rey, Rihanna and Eva Green.
Whitechapel Gallery
Whitechapel Gallery is a temple to the avant-garde, and is central to the ever dynamic East End arts scene.
We Admire
Describing itself as ‘painfully independent’, We Admire sells unique print T-shirts, on anything iconic.
Viet Lounge
The pungent smack of fish sauce gives Viet Food its authentic edge, and ascending past the busy bustle of ex-Hakkasan chef Jeff Tan’s narrow two-storey restaurant winks back to any steaming phở joint in Ho Chi Minh City. But we’re here for the illustrious Viet Lounge cocktail bar stacked modestly on the third floor...
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.
Urban Golf
Umu
Sit in silent awe of the unparalleled Japanese delicacies that will astound your palate.
Typing Room
Located in Bethnal Green's Town Hall Hotel, Typing Room serves intricate, beautifully presented Modern British dishes.
Twickenham Stadium
Trishna
Set just off stylish Marylebone Road, Trishna offers up Michelin-starred, South Indian cuisine as you've never seen it before...
Trinity
This modern European eatery attains with a menu that beautifully masters complex medleys.
Tramshed
Mark Hix's newest venture, Tramshed, is a hip East London restaurant offering hearty meals exclusive to chicken or steak.
Tower of London
Crooks aplenty were banged up here in days gone by, including a couple of Henry VIII's wives and even the Kray brothers. Most didn't come out alive.
Three Eight Four
Found in the trendy locale of Coldharbour Lane in Brixton, Three Eight Four offers a small plates-style and potent cocktails.
Theo Randall
Theo Randall relies on seasonal ingredients to create Italian masterpieces.
The Wolseley
The Wolseley offers a truly spectacular dining experience with everyone who's anyone having clip-clopped through its doors to enjoy a languid lunch or sumptuous supper.
The White Horse
As something of a local institution the White Horse - or 'Sloaney Pony' as it is dubbed by insiders - is at the heart of many a Sloane Ranger's night out.
The Troubadour Cafe
With arguably the best burger in town on its menu, it's hardly surprising that the Troubadour Café is wildly popular with Kensington's cool kids. Live music and the occasional appearance of Keira Knightley add to its cachet. yEventWat
The Sun & 13 Cantons
On any given night, you’ll find hordes of media bods 5-deep at the bar of Soho stalwart, The Sun & 13 Cantons. Such is its auspicious locale.
The Strand Dining Rooms
Just paces from Nelson’s Column, The Strand Dining Rooms serves season and locavore Modern British cooking, under the watchful eye of Mark Sargeant
The Square
A contender for the best modern French in London the dishes delight and the wine impresses.
The School Of Life
Held are various venues across London, The School of Life enables you to engage with a wide range of subject matters.
The Salisbury
The Salisbury is a beautifully ornate Victorian pub in Central London. The best part? It's tucked away meaning it's largely tourist-free.
The Rum Kitchen
This Notting Hill beach shack is a favourite for authentic Caribbean food and a Rum Punch or two...
The Royal Academy of Arts
Aside from housing some jaw-dropping art - from paintings to sculptures - the Royal Academy of Arts is housed in a rather spectacular building, too.
The Roundhouse
The newly reburbished Roundhouse plays host to rock, pop, theatre, dance, circus. And not just any old commercial guff, but the truly ground-breaking.
The River Cafe
The best Italian produce money can buy meets a perfect setting, educated service and lovely Italian wines.
The Ritz
There is one name around the world that conjures up evocative images of opulent grandeur and that name is The Ritz.
The Rake
Beautiful beer is the name of the game at The Rake something of an institution within Borough Market. Drink 'til you can drink no more.
The Prospect of Whitby
If The Prospect of Whitby were any nearer to the river it would be floating. With an unrivalled location and a history that spans nearly 500 years, it's an inspiring institution indeed.
The Prince of Wales
Taxidermy toys and other ephemera set the tone at this eccentric pub in charming Clapham Old Town.
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.
The Pig’s Ear
A quality backstreet boozer, The Pig's Ear is frequented by the low-key Chelsea set who come for the good food, plentiful drinks and sun-dappled interior...
The Pearson Room
Set at the summit of one of Canary Wharf’s towering glass structures, The Pearson Room offers elegant, expertly designed dishes and incredible drinks in the beating heart of London’s finance district.

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