Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

London

Regent’s Park
Designed by John Nash, Regent's Park is an exercise in elegance and is a park Londoners can truly be proud of. Apart from when those wearing socks and sandals take to its turf.
Tom’s Deli
Despite owning a culinary empire Tom Conran's most casual outpost - Tom's Deli - retains a casual family-run vibe.
Harrods
The Holly Bush
A veritable rabbit warren of nooks and crannies, this lovely pub is fabulous for an evening pint or a long Sunday lunch.
The Garden Cafe
With views out over Regent's Park and a high-end Brit classic menu, you'd never guess that The Garden Café is set in the former site of a Little Chef restaurant.
The Anchor and Hope
Home of the South Bank Centre and the London Eye, there are many reasons to trundle over Waterloo Bridge. Heading that list is the Anchor & Hope, famous for serving up delicious gastropub food.
The Dove
A stylish East End crowd descends on this warm Belgian pub for cherry beer and great roasts. With a roaring fire in winter and a garden for enjoying the summer sun in, it's not hard to see why the Dove is so popular.
Lanes of London
This new Mayfair restaurant draws its inspiration from London's most prominent street food haunts.
Dennis Severs’ House
Late American artist Dennis Sever didn't only leave his art behind when he died; he also left his home, a sprawling townhouse where visitors become part of a theatrical experience. We will say no more. =display:none;"
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.
Somerset House
Ice Skating can be an enchanting way to spend a wintery evening with a loved one, so wrap up warm and get your skates on. Somerset House is the best place to indulge in some frozen-water frolics.
Spa Illuminata
Based on traditional Roman baths, Spa Illuminata offers Italian-style R&R in the heart of Mayfair. The perfect place to pamper yourself following a spot of shopping.
The Spa at Four Seasons
The 3 Crowns
A good old-fashioned boozer with some serious culinary credentials, The 3 Crowns is just the kind of London pub we can get on board with.
The Golden Hinde
The Golden Hinde is a meticulous reconstruction of a 16th-century wooden galleon, and is an awe-inspiring sight indeed.
Plum + Spilt Milk
Set on the first floor of the refurbished Kings Cross GHN Hotel, Plum + Spilt Milk is not the kind of railway restaurant we're used to here in the UK.
Serpentine Gallery
Could there by a better location for a a contemporary art gallery? Perfectly positioned in the centre of Hyde Park, the sleek Serpentine Gallery lends some weight to London's art scene.
Brixton Village
An arcade with a difference, Brixton Village offers up every kind of cuisine we could wish for…
Twickenham Stadium
Min Jiang
One of the best Chinese restaurants in London, Min Jiang's beautifully-presented food is as delicious as it looks...
Dock Kitchen
Experimental food lovers salivate for the always-changing menu from up-and-comer chef Stevie Parle at Dock Kitchen.
Rosewood London
To describe the Rosewood as palatial would be an understatement. Ascend through cavernous marble staircases to the The Manor Room: an opule
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.
Southbank Centre
Londoners descend on sun-soaked Southbank when the city's skies are blue - and for good reason. Championing the arts with a number of purpose-built venues, this centre has cultural happenings all wrapped up. =display"
Chinese Restaurant 1997
Simple Cantonese staples populate the menu at this kitsch Soho canteen.
J&A Cafe
If it was good enough for Alexander McQueen, God rest his soul, then J&A Cafe is certainly good enough for us. And the countless other fashion types that flit through its doors.
St Paul’s Cathedral
Aside from offering the perfect lunch spot astride one of its steps, St Paul's Cathedral is a pretty damn remarkable sight to behold. Be sure to take your camera for fantastic Facebook fodder.
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.
Beirut Express
This perennially popular Lebanese joint does excellent meze and chargrilled meats.
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...
Science Museum
The Science Museum brings out the geek in us all, from pickled curiosities to wacky inventions; and now you can play without the pay.
Bodean’s
Bodean's is a meat-eater's paradise perfect for a meal on-the-hoof.
Field’s Bar & Kitchen
The newest addition to the Benugo portfolio of eateries, Field’s Bar & Kitchen is a welcome oasis of leafy calm in one of London’s busiest areas.
Urban Retreat at Harrods
Apollo Banana Leaf
Apollo Banana Leaf offers a cheap thrillingly authentic taste of Sri Lanka
Jamm
Brixton's dance music scenes attract both diehard and try-hard clubbers; Jamm is filled with both, all of whom grind to an eclectic mix of music at this warehouse-style venue.
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 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.
Proud Camden
Standing, er, proud in Camden is Proud Camden (pretty self-explanatory, really). One of the best things about it is a fabulous roof terrace festooned with sculptures and kitsch astroturf - perfect for sun-soaked al fresco drinking. yEventWa
Dorchester Spa
Pampered princes and princesses get their fix at The Dorchester Spa, arguably the capital's most decadent place to unwind.

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