Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

London

Maroush I
Luscious late-night Lebanese is served with a smile at the flagship Maroush.
Mark Hix / ON THE RECORD
Mari Vanna
The charm of a Russian grandmother's house and the seduction of deliciously decadent food and vodka are the perfect combination for an experience both enchanting and indulgent.
Marcus
Following an expensive refurb, Marcus Wareing has reopened his modern European restaurant at the Berkeley.
Marco Grill
More footballers' chives than wives. Marco Grill may look like the glitzy hive of Chelsea FC but the highly sophisticated cooking shows a more serious side to the establishment.
Malmaison
Affordable chic is what the Malmaison does well.
Make Your Own with Feng Sushi
Feng Sushi's Silla Bjerrum on how to make the perfect sushi.
Maison Bertaux
Maison Bertaux is a hippy Soho hangout full of character and characters, not least the eccentric staff as well as strong coffees and teas.
Maiden Bakery Launch Cakes for Japan
To raise funds for the victims of the Japanese earthquake, Maiden are selling cakes in the guise of sushi.
Mahiki
Barmen in Hawaiian shirts, waitresses as hula girls and fruity cocktails served in exotic ways set the tone at this holiday-esque hotspot; no wonder public school boys and their Chelsea Davy-style girlfriends love it. styl
Magma
Tiny and nondescript, yet packed to the rafters with rare and original publications.
Maggie’s
While most people would rather leave neon and roller skates where they belong - firmly back in the 80s - Maggie's brings it all back to life with a bar that champions the era that taste forgot. But in a good way. =di"
Madison
Positioned on the penthouse of One New Change, most people know Madison for its stunning St Pauls views. A rooftop bar and restaurant in the city, it can get busy on weekdays.
Made In Camden
Admittedly, we don't do Camden often. But Made in Camden - a shiny dining section at The Roundhouse - is worth the venture to Chalk Farm Road.
Mackintosh
Mackintosh is a household name, and has been for over a century. The flagship store brings to mind that bygone era with traditional design and very British decor.
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.
Macabre Martinis & Spooky Speakeasies – Haunted Bars for Drinks with the Dead
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.
Lutyens
Another Terence Conran treasure Lutyens is an homage to the classic French bistro and offers up escargot and more on famous Fleet Street.
Luna & Curious
A must-visit destination for those who seek beautiful and original mementos. The antidote to tat.
Lucky 7
Trendy Lucky 7 is an American diner transported to the heart of Notting Hill
Luca
A modern British-Italian restaurant from the team behind The Clover Club, Luca offers stellar cuisine in its chic Clerkenwell location.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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 Syon Park
Perfect for business travellers, or those looking for a night away from London.
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 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 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 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 Capital Club
Breakfast is a serious business at this swanky private club.
London Calling / Hg2 NEWS
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.
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.
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.
Lokhandwala
The petite Lokhandwala, handily located on Charlotte Street, strikes a likeable balance between the regal and the playful, in both appearance and cuisine.
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
LN-CC
An online store with a Dalston (by appointment only) showroom, the Late Night Chameleon Club might just be the future of retail.

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