London

Everything you need for a kicking day or two in London...

09:00

1. Breakfast 1: Notting Hill

Early-birds, this address is for you. Arrive early and attempt breakfast or brunch at Granger & Co, the Notting Hill outpost of Australia food star Bill Granger. Others will face long queues, as the restaurant is no-booking only …

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A. 175 Westbourne Grove
London W11 2SB
T 020 7229 8944
info@grangerandco.com

09:30

2. Breakfast 2: Saturday Broadway Market

The Broadway Market may be a a good place to buy food produce, but it’s certainly the best spot for people watching. Every Saturday on this little street between London Fields and Regent’s Canal, you can buy ‘everything from bacon to beans’, but it’s the beanies, beards and baby buggies that …

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B. Broadway Market‎
London E8 4QJ

11:00

3. The Barbican

Part residential estate, part cutting-edge art center, the Barbican is a fascinating example of Brutalist architecture – look up to the East and you will  see its three austere, concrete towers sticking out of the London skyline. Built in the 60s & 70’s on a site that had been bombed …

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C. Silk St
City of London
EC2Y 8DS

11:00

4. Look Mum No Hands!

Our favourite London cycling cafe is also our favourite cafe. We like: the good coffee, the chilled ambiance, the reasonably priced tasty snacks, the plethora of biking magazines, the free Wi-Fi, the occasional canine visitor and the opportunity to perve at length on sexy two-wheeled steeds of all types and …

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D. Look Mum No Hands!
49 Old Street
London EC1V 9HX

12:00

5. Ottolenghi

We’re fond of Ottolenghi for many sentimental reasons – and it turns out we are not the only ones. Their Middle-Eastern inspired cuisine is to die for – refined and immensely stimulating to the senses (that’s smell, taste and sight) …

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E. Ottolenghi
287 Upper Street
London N1 2TZ
020 7288 1454

14:00

6. Borough Market

Real food lovers will head off to Borough Market which is a stroll away from the Tate Modern. The market’s been made world famous by Jamie Olivier who we’ve seen whackin’ a load of fruits and veg beauties onto his vespa many times …

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F. 8 Southwark Street
London SE1 1TL

15:00

7. The Tate Modern

It’s big, it’s good, it’s free – pick any three you want! There is always something great going on at the Tate – their permanent collection is fine but we like their special exhibitions better,  it’s a mix of old classics rediscovered (think: De Stijl artist Van Doesburg) to new …

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G. The Tate Modern
Bankside
London SE1 9TG

17:00

8. Afternoon Tea @ the Wolseley

It’s the Grand thing to do – and the best afternoon tea in London. Simply exhausted by too much Mayfair shopping, you need a well-deserved pause to recompose yourself. No such pause for your credit card though …

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H. The Wolseley
160 Piccadilly
London W1
Tel: +44 20 74 99 69 96

18:00

9. Jerusalem Tavern

This wonderful, tiny old pub tucked away from the main thoroughfare in olde worlde Clerkenwell must be the best place for a pint in London. The building dates back from 1700 and it feels like a step back in time – Hogwarts-like, with wonky wooden stools and quaint tiles. It …

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I. 55 Britton Street
London EC1M 5UQ
020 7490 4281

19:00

10. Dennis Sever’s House

This is a seriously weird outing, but one that we certainly recommend. Here is the pitch: ‘The House is a time capsule. Open to the public.’ In a nutshell, the late Californian-born Dennis Sever, the house’s owner, recreated the decor, atmosphere, feeling of a house under the Victorian era – …

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J. 18 Folgate Street
Spitafields
London E1 6BX
tel. 020 7247 4013

21:00

11. St John Restaurant

Located in a former bacon smokehouse in Clerkenwell, St John has become a British institution – serving all sorts of meat and offal (think pig’s ears, bone marrow, duck’s hearts and other niceties) that reflect their philosophy of  ‘nose to tail eating’ …

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K. 26 St. John Street
London EC1M 4AY

22:00

12. Cocktail Lounge @ ZTH

Looking over the cute St Johns Square and accessed through an unmarked green door, the cocktail lounge of the Zetter Town House hotel has  the exquisite charm of a 100 years-old country mansion – it’s cosy (comfy leather couches, open fireplaces) and terribly eccentric in a British sense – large …

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L. Zetter Townhouse Hotel
49-50 St John's Square
London EC1V 4JJ
Tel: +44 20 7324 4545