Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

London

La Trompette
This impeccable modern French restaurant draws demanding palates from across London.
Lanes of London
This new Mayfair restaurant draws its inspiration from London's most prominent street food haunts.
Launceston Place
Fine dining is still live and kicking at this impressive modern British Kensington establishment.
Le Gavroche
The Roux family's historic Mayfair institution is guaranteed to impress.
Le Labo
Make your very own perfumes in house and even personalise your bottles with your name on them.
Ledbury Road
Just a short jaunt from Westbourne Grove tube, Ledbury Road has an eclectic mix of fashion stores for those wanting to look the business.
Leith’s School of Food and Wine
Cooking is a skill for life, and with London's emphasis on good food what better way to get up to scratch than a cookery school? Opt for the best at Leith's.
Les Couilles du Chien
At the cheekily named Les Couilles du Chien, the bar at Arbutus Restaurant, diners are in for boundary-pushing cocktails and small plates.
Les Deux Salons Opens on William IV Street
Michelin starred chefs Anthony Demetre and Will Smith's new venture is Les Deux Salons, a Parisian style brasserie in the heart of the capital .
Liberty
Liberty Cheesesteak Company
The sandwiches at Liberty Cheesesteak Company are so authentic, they could be served in the depths of South Philly and locals wouldn’t bat an eye.
Lima
Michelin-starred Lima serves fresh, innovative Peruvian cuisine from its intimate outpost in Fitzrovia, with a second location now open near Covent Garden.
Lisa Richards reveals London’s best new steakhouse
Restaurant-reviewer and globe-trotting extraordinaire Lisa Richards guides us around London's best new steakhouse openings.
Little Smoke
Little Smoke is suffused with warmth, twinkling with candlelight and rippling with smoke that emanates from its open, meat-driven kitchen.
Little Social
Chef Jason Atherton strikes gold again with his second venture in the city, the warm and deliciously romantic Little Social.
LN-CC
An online store with a Dalston (by appointment only) showroom, the Late Night Chameleon Club might just be the future of retail.
Locanda Locatelli
Inspired Italians are few and far between in London - and we're not talking about people - so it's refreshing to stumble across Locanda Locatelli in Marylebone which serves up lipsmackingly good Italian fare in sumptuous surroundings. yEve
Lokhandwala
The petite Lokhandwala, handily located on Charlotte Street, strikes a likeable balance between the regal and the playful, in both appearance and cuisine.
Lomography Gallery Store
The future's analogue at the oh-so-cool Lomography UK, who run training workshops and London walkabouts for you to test-drive their film cameras.
London according to Mark Hix
Mark Hix has an impressive resume. Previous chef director of The Caprice Group and founder of Hix Oyster & Chop, he shares with Hg2 his best bits of London.
London Bicycle Tours
Although Boris Johnson may now lay claim to London's biggest bike horde, London Bicycle previously boasted the title; find everything you need with two wheels right here from mountain bikes to those that fold away when you don't need them.
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London Capital Club
Breakfast is a serious business at this swanky private club.
London club Maggie’s pays homage to the 80s
Named after the quintessential 1980s' icon, London's shamelessly silly club Maggie's is a much-needed dose of humour on the stuffy Sloane scene.
London Eye
The London Eye only had planning permission for five years but since its opening in 1999 it has become England's most popular paid tourist attraction - and has been allowed to remain.
London Fashion Week 2011: Where to strike a pose
London Fashion Week is upon us! This is the perfect time of year for fashionistas to see and be seen, so heed our advice.
London Fields Lido
London Fields Lido has the cool kids digging out their most fashionable swimwear for a whole lotta' pouting and posing in the water.
London Syon Park
Perfect for business travellers, or those looking for a night away from London.
London’s best street vendors
Meals on wheels are the next big thing, with some of the city's best food now being served from vans and trailers. Presenting London's best street vendors.
London’s out-of-London Syon Park Hotel
Hg2 reviews London Syon Park Hotel, which at first glance looks more akin to a travel lodge than the grand old Waldorf Astoria in Midtown NYC...
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.
Lounge Bohemia
Lounge Bohemia is a tucked-away Czech bar with a Mason-like aura of secrecy about it. Shh! We want to keep this one to ourselves.
Low, Slow & Juke
Taking its name from slow-cooked fare and classic American bars, Low, Slow & Juke aims to transport diners to the soulful Southern States.
Luca
A modern British-Italian restaurant from the team behind The Clover Club, Luca offers stellar cuisine in its chic Clerkenwell location.
Lucky 7
Trendy Lucky 7 is an American diner transported to the heart of Notting Hill
Luna & Curious
A must-visit destination for those who seek beautiful and original mementos. The antidote to tat.
Lutyens
Another Terence Conran treasure Lutyens is an homage to the classic French bistro and offers up escargot and more on famous Fleet Street.
Lutyens to celebrate Chef’s Heritage for St. Patricks Day
The kitchen at Fleet Street's Lutyens is headed up by Irish chef David Burke who will give the menu a taste of his homeland this St Patricks day.
Macabre Martinis & Spooky Speakeasies – Haunted Bars for Drinks with the Dead
Macaroon Magic with Pâtissier Pierre Hermé
With the British going mad since the The Great British Bake Off, there is no better time to talk to talk macaroons with pâtissier Pierre Hermé.

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