Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

London

Antara at the Chelsea Club
As if The Chelsea Club wasn't fabulous enough, it's gone and opened up its own stylish spa. As you can imagine, the Sloane Rangers are flocking in their droves.
Tapas Brindisa Soho
Toast Spanish tapas and inspiring Iberian classics at Tapas Brindisa Soho. Trust us - it knows what it's doing.
Books For Cooks
Bookshop-cum-cookery school Books for Cooks is just the thing for foodies across the capital.
Dukes Hotel Bar
Ostensibly unremarkable the Duke's Hotel bar is a must for Martini lovers. Eschewing what they probably consider to be a terribly vulgar modern custom of fruity blends each Martini is elaborately served as God intended.
Comptoir Gascon
This Clerkenwell deli/bistro hybrid is perfect for meat lovers and Francophiles alike.
Dinner by Heston
Dinner by Heston is the long-awaited London debut by famed British food wizard Heston Blumenthal, with prices and a 3-month waiting list to match. Expect creati
Best Turkish Kebab
This conscientious kebab stop carves up perfectly spiced meat every time.
Cinnamon Soho
Cinnamon Soho brings contemporary Indian cuisine with a British twist to London's foodie hot spot.
Royal Opera House
Montezuma’s
Being not only one of the most up-market chocolate shops in London, but ethical too, Montezuma's offers the perfect excuse to have a choccie or two...
Buckingham Palace
Cowshed
Located in the smart area of Notting Hill, make this day out thoroughly indulgent with chic restaurants and cafes in abundance. Enjoy a light lunch following an intense spa treatment with renowned organic products.
St Moritz
Think St Moritz and you think of all the glitz and glam of the famous ski resort; the London bar of the same name couldn't be further from it, with a crowd of burly bikers who come to rock. Vaguely alpine interiors do feature, however. yEve
Regent’s Park Tennis Centre
With no airs and graces, Regent's Park Tennis Centre welcomes anyone and everyone with open arms and rackets. Though it can get busy, so be sure to book ahead to avoid leaving glum-faced.
The Book Club
Bit of a bookworm? Join the Club.
Atari-Ya
Atari Ya's delicious sushi is a steal making it an ideal takeaway.
34
Classic Mayfair elegance, 34 is one of London's best grills and patronised by some of the city's elite...
Nicholas Kirkwood
Just the place if you're searching for some seriously stylish women's footwear...
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.
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.
Camden Market
Camden caners put their cans of beer down long enough to swan around Camden Market, a favourite with cool kids looking for music art and vintage clothes.
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.
The Prince of Wales
Taxidermy toys and other ephemera set the tone at this eccentric pub in charming Clapham Old Town.
Truc Vert
As a rustic French café in the heart of Mayfair, Truc Vert is always brimming with party-hard ra-types soaking up their hangovers with plentiful brunches.
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.
Gymkhana
The newest venture by Karam Sethi, Gymkhana recreates Colonial India with an ode to the gentlemen’s clubs of the British Raj.
Village East
Stealing a little bit of the warehouse scene first made popular in New York Village East is so hip it hurts with trendy industrial interiors matched by an even trendier media clientele.
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.
@work
In true East end alternative fashion, this small jewellery boutique in Brick Lane stocks some of the most unique up-and-coming designers around.
19 Numara Bos Cirrik
This Dalston canteen reigns supreme thanks to its top-quality Turkish kebabs...
Danaqa
Fashionable AND ethical. What more could you ask for?
E Pellicci
Bone Daddies
Bone Daddies, the Ramen experts have landed in Soho. You'll need to get in line for this quick fire noodle bar where the queues can snake around the corner
The Eagle
Join the gossiping hacks from the nearby Guardian and Observer offices at this watering-hole-cum-dining room.
Inn The Park
The Lamb and Flag
From bare-knuckle boxers to snap-happy tourists, The Lamb and Flag has seen over six-million customers during its 300-year reign as king of beer-servers.
Worship St Whistling Shop
Hidden halfway down a Shoreditch side street, the Worship Street Whistling Shop is without doubt one of the finest drinking dens London has seen in years.
The Old Brewery
A temple to the golden stuff we love and know all too well, The Old Brewery is a must for those serious about their ale. And let's face it, who isn't?
The Mandeville Hotel
Shopaholics and business travellers alike find this ideally located equally functional and attractive.
The Lexington
Whiskey is the order of the day at The Lexington, served alongside a large dose of rock 'n' roll chic.

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