Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

London

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...
@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.
Danaqa
Fashionable AND ethical. What more could you ask for?
Kingly Court
This serene courtyard filled with cafes and one-off boutiques makes an ideal destination for independent shopping in London.
Comfort Station
Quirky with a vintage feel - anything those cool East London kids could wish for.
Daylesford Farmshop & Cafe
Certainly one shopping trip to avoid when hungry as this high-end food shop sells such fresh delight-filled produce, even those liquid dieters will find it hard to resist.
Old Spitalfields Market
Just five minutes from Liverpool Street tube, Old Spitalfields Market is a breath of artsy air in the suited and booted white-collar district.
La Fromagerie
If only cheese was guilt-free eating the La Fromagerie would be packed to the rafters, as this is a cheese addict's heaven.
Joy Everley
Out of the ordinary pieces with real thought put into their design and making, Joy Everley jewellery has unique written all over it.
Choccywoccydoodah
Become a part of the mad hatters tea party in this Alice-in-Wonderland-esq spot. Chocolate has never been so tempting....
Kokon To Zai
Westfield London
Luna & Curious
A must-visit destination for those who seek beautiful and original mementos. The antidote to tat.
Aida
The young and fun ones flock to Aida to hang out (and be seen hanging out).
James Smith and Sons
This quaint umbrella shop hasn't changed a bit over the centuries - expect something wonderfully different to all other Oxford Street fare.
Magma
Tiny and nondescript, yet packed to the rafters with rare and original publications.
Peekaboo
Always bang on trend, and currently Topshop's largest Vintage stock provider, Peekaboo Vintage is one of the best vintage shops in London, hands down.
The Great Frog
The macabre but oh-so-popular skulls and bones of The Great Frog are selling well on both sides of the Atlantic.
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.
Wolf & Badger
Progressive and unique, Wolf & Badger supports up-an-coming young British designers, proud of their national heritage but with an eye on the future, too.
The Gathering Goddess
An beautifully selected clothes, an uncompromising attitude to authenticity and an in-house tailor makes The Gathering Goddess one of the most wonderfully unique vintage stores in London.
Notting Hill
The shabby, cool Portobello Road and the immaculate Westbourne Grove side-by-side, Notting Hill is a London shopping mecca for the thrifty and chic.
Drink, Shop & Do
Drink, Shop & Do offers a unique day, or night, out by rolling a cafe, bar, shop, club, and events into one vintage designed venue.
The Cloth Shop
Indian cotton, Swedish linen and Scottish cashmere, the Cloth Shop has it all.
East London
If you've picked up the vintage bug, or have a streak of individuality about you, then let yourself run wild around the shops in East London and you shall not be disappointed.
Brick Lane Market
Even if you're not from around these parts you'll have heard of Brick Lane - famous for two things: curries and its market.

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