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London

The Top Eight London Oyster Bars
The Three Johns
The Three Johns looks Lower East Side, but its beer list is one of London's best -- come for the style, stay for the brews.
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 Sumner
Sober and understated, with 20 four-star rooms with a modern luxe design scheme; plus a log fire in the sitting room, air con, honesty bar and free WiFi. =
The Summerhouse pop-up restaurant is back
April sees the relaunch of the popular Summerhouse pop-up restaurant on the Little Venice Canal. Open until the end of October.
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 Spa at Four Seasons
The Spa at Dolphin Square
The Soho Hotel
With 91 rooms the Soho Hotel is considerably larger than its Charlotte Street and Covent Garden siblings and appeals to a more media crowd
The Shrub & Shutter
Found in trendy Brixton, this cocktail bar and restaurant serves bespoke drinks and a menu of modern British cuisine in sleek surrounds.
The Shed
Serving up a selection of delicious dishes fresh from the family farm, this rustic Notting Hill restaurant is all about Great British produce...
The Seven Best Brunches in London
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 Savoy to reopen in London’s Fairmont
It's been a long time coming, but The Savoy has finally returned to London's Fairmont - albeit a few pennies over-budget.
The Savoy London
The Savoy London is a 128-year-old five-star landmark on the river returned with an extravagant refurbishment of its Edwardian and Art Deco interior
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 Rookery
There's something about former brothels that make them the most decadent of hotels. The Rookery has lost none of the former incarnation's charm retaining cherubic figures overseeing bedroom activities and throne-like ablutions for the most lordly gue
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 Punch Bowl
The Providores & Tapa Room
Located on Marylebone High Street this Australasian establishment is a refreshingly casual alternative to some of the more stuffy restaurants in the more pretentious parts of Mayfair.
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 Prince Arthur
What makes this pub special is its location next to Billingsgate Market - incidentally, where it sources its delicious fresh fish. Round sumptuous seafood off with one of its fantastic ales and you've found your local.
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 Playboy Club London Opens
After so many years of being banished to the wilderness the Playboy Club London has opened its doors in Mayfair, playing host to hedgies, plutocrats and bunnnies
The Pink Chihuahua at El Camion
While you may feel a bit uncomfortable asking for Dick's Bar on the sex-orientated streets of Soho those who don't ask don't get; inside you'll find some of the best cocktails in the capital and an intimate basement lounge in which to enjoy them.
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 Penny Black Opens its Doors on Fulham Road
The Penny Black serves traditional comfort food classics in a stylish setting.
The Pelham
The Gore's sister hotel, acquired from the Kemp-ire, is predictably a fresher, more contemporary affair, with 52 five-star rooms conveniently located for museum action. yEventWat
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.
The Parlour at Sketch
A byword for style. the Parlour at Sketch attracts the seriously overdressed for flouncy breakfasts and business brunches; nearby Bond Street beckons for a spot of shopping before returning to the office. =display:no"
The Palomar
The Palomar is one of the new levantine restaurants that are currently riding the wave in London, with great food, stylish decor and central location...
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.
The Orange
Restaurant-quality room-service because these four king-sized rooms, luxuriously appointed with aircon, blonde woods and crisp linens, are above the Orange gastropub. yEventWatch

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