Itineraries

Stoke Park

You might wonder why you recognise Stoke Park when you arrive up the tree-lined driveway. We can thank James Bond and Bridget Jones for…

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From £310 B&B

Heckfield Place

It’s only been a casual 10-years in the making and 6 years in development. Heckfield Place is surely one of the most anticipated hotel openings…

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From £350 B&B

Thyme

Located in the picturesque village of Southrop, Thyme is a beautiful country retreat with a passion for the seasons, produce and comfort in style….

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From £285 B&B

Whippet Inn

The Whippet Inn is one of those bars and restaurants that’s worth tracking down. It reminds us of long weekends in the country estate, tucked…

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From £13

Artist Residence Oxford

A unique country pub with a bohemian and arty vibe has opened in Oxfordshire. This new venture from Artist Residence offers gorgeous quirky rooms,…

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From £135 B&B

Beaverbrook

Set within 400 acres of beautiful, privately owned Surrey countryside, Beaverbrook is one hell of a country-house hotel. This eccentric property was once home…

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From £215 Room Only

The Painswick

Bagging the recent accolade of The Sunday Times ‘Hotel of the Year’ in 2016 is no mean feat and the Painswick has much to…

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From £139 Room Only

The Beaumont

Imagine an oasis of calm, a mere stone’s throw from the frantic pace of Oxford Street, and you have likely found your way to…

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From £382 Bed & Continental Breakfast

Dalloway Terrace

Set in the heart of historic Bloomsbury, Dalloway Terrace really comes up trumps in all weathers what with their heated terrace in winter and…

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From £14

The Dean Dublin

If you like the style of Soho House and crave its eclectic comfort on leisure stays, you’ll love staying in The Dean Dublin when…

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From £120 B&B

Haymarket Hotel

A mere stone’s throw from London’s theatre district and ideally located for Mayfair and the nearby tourist attractions of Trafalgar Square, the Haymarket Hotel…

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From £325 B&B

Blakes Hotel

With its enviable Chelsea location, design-led interiors and the Matthew Williamson courtyard garden out the back, it’s no wonder that the re-designed Blakes has returned with top…

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From £228

Ida Restaurant

Ida is one of our favourite neighbourhood spots for a delicious meal out with friends. Located in trendy Queens Park, Ida Restaurant is run…

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From £8.50

Goode & Wright

Goode & Wright is not your typical Notting Hill eatery. Tucked away on the iconic Portobello Road, this quaint neighbourhood restaurant sums up all that’s…

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From £8

Madison

It might be a tourist mecca boasting vistas over St Paul’s and the City of London but, time it right, and you’ll be surprised by…

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From £10

Hawksmoor Seven Dials

Tucked away from the bustling masses in Covent Garden, the locals breathed a sigh of relief when Hawksmoor chose to open one of their outposts…

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From £13

7 Tales

Trying to recreate ‘the night-time atmosphere of Tokyo’ in the heart of London is no easy feat. For one, we don’t have quite the…

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From £9.50

NT’s Cocktail Bar

With a new home in Broadway Market, NT’s Cocktail bar is situated in the former Platform Bar. This opening has been welcomed with open arms from…

Malmaison Belfast

Malmaison has become synonymous with style and comfort, perfectly blending trendy interiors for both business and leisure travellers alike. Malmaison Belfast doesn’t disappoint the swanky…

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From £139 B&B

Prestonfield

If you were to dream up what one would expect from a country house Scottish hotel, your imagination wouldn’t stray far from what Prestonfield…

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From £335 B&B

The Wheatsheaf Combe Hay

It doesn’t get more charming than this. The Wheatsheaf Combe Hay is tucked away in surrounding Bath countryside, a mere hop, skip and a…

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From £150 B&B

Artist Residence London

A mere stone’s throw from Victoria, Artist Residence is a rare gem of offering boutique accommodation whilst still having great transport links. Whether you’re returning…

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From £210 Room Only

21212 Restaurant with Rooms

Since opening their restaurant in 2009, Paul Kitching and his partner Katie have made waves on the Scottish food scene, being awarded (and keeping…

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From £255 B&B

Restaurant Sat Bains with Rooms

Sat Bains has certainly put Nottingham on the map with his two star Michelin starred Restaurant Sat Bains with Rooms. Regularly mentioned as one…

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From £140 B&B

Ham Yard Hotel

It’s hard to believe that this little oasis of greenery sits atop one of London’s buzzy nightspots in the heart of fashionable Soho. So…

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From £394 Room Only

Dorset Square Hotel

We know just the ticket when in Marylebone and you’re in need of a relaxing haven after all that shopping and exploring. Dorset Square…

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From £259 Room Only

Calcot Manor

Calcot Manor has it all. With an envious Cotswold location, a glamorous spa complete with a whopping indoor pool and family-friendly activities, it’s one…

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From £209 B&B including use of the facilities

Spring

It would be fair to say that Skye Gyngell’s CV holds her in high acclaim amongst her peers, so when the former Petersham Nurseries mastermind…

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From £26

Snaps + Rye

Nestled on the edge of Notting Hill, Snaps + Rye is one of our favourite weekend haunts. Sitting without fanfare on the glorious Golborne…

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From £5

Union Street Cafe

The big prices reflect the big name and what with Gordon Ramsay’s group being behind Union Street Café, it’s hardly surprising that the prices…

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From £22

Fanny Nelsons

Bringing a whole new meaning to ‘neighbourhood charm’, Fanny Nelsons knocks it out the park when it comes to a cosy space to sit…

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From £7.20

Hotel du Vin Brighton

Oh, we do like to be beside the seaside which is why Hotel du Vin Brighton comes up trumps when in need of an…

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From £159 B&B

Opium

Tucked away from the bustle of Chinatown in London’s Soho is the unassuming but dangerously sexy Opium bar. You may need night vision giggles…

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From £11

Pharmacy 2

We are delighted to welcome Pharmacy 2 Restaurant to the Lambeth area. The original Pharmacy was set up by PR guru Matthew Freud and…

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From £13.50

Old Brewery

For the naval buffs amongst you (we’re looking at you Dad), steer them down the river towards The Old Brewery in Greenwich, a much…

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From £12

Black Axe Mangal

Black Axe Mangal is another pop-up restaurant done good. It never popped down having proved so popular with Lee Tiernan’s take on Turkish fare,…

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From £8.50

Bellanger

Bellanger is located smack-bang in the middle of Islington Green. A funny little pocket where the surrounding area promises great things but in fact has an…

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From £11.50

Luxury Spa Hotels

BABINGTON HOUSE, SOMERSET Set on 18 acres, this gorgeous 18th century country house hotel is the weekend retreat for those in the know. Created…

ALFS

Situated slap-bang in the middle of the yummy mummy mecca that is Chiswick High Road, ALFS (Angie’s Little Food Shop) unsurprisingly attracts a rather…

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From £5.80

Lyle’s London

Imagine the finest of dining in the most relaxed environment. Trust good old East London to make one feel at home when you’re donning…

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From £18.50

Rochelle’s Canteen

Rochelle’s Canteen is hidden away in an old schoolyard, behind a high brick wall that was once a former bike shed, a hidden gem that…

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From £14

Taberna do Mercado

When all the top chefs in London (Tom Aikens, Claude Bosi and Angela Hartnett) all name Taberna do Mercado as their favourite London restaurant…

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From £8

Oriole Bar

Oriole Bar was opened by the same team behind the famed Nightjar in November 2015 bringing some rather exclusive cocktail combinations to us Londoners’ lips in…

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From £12

Hoppers

With the hotly anticipated opening of Hoppers comes with it the tastes and smells of Sri Lanka slap-bang in the heart of Soho from the…

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From £8.50

Ivy Kensington Brasserie

The Ivy Kensington Brasserie opened in December 2015 offering all-day dining and a long cocktail list a mere stone’s throw from Kensington Palace and…

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From £9.75

The German Gymnasium

Big up to the guys behind Bluebird and Quaglino’s who have bought their ever expanding glamorous empire to the heart of Kings Cross with…

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From £15.50

Camden’s Daughter

Camden’s Daughter seems intent on bringing waistlines back. Now, that’s our kind of place. We fully approve of the fast food movement that swept…

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From £5

Bel and the Dragon

If you ever wonder why long-lost friends deserted the big city we think we found the answer. Stumbling across the glamour that is Odiham’s…

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From £115 B&B

The Palomar

Never has a restaurant caused quite such a stir when the Palomar opened in the heart of Soho in the summer of 2014 and…

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From £13

Ladbroke Arms

It’s hard to miss The Ladbroke Arms with its award-winning display of hanging baskets giving the small terrace out front a personality all its…

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From £14

The Cock and Bottle

When we heard that one of London’s best Sunday roasts was found tucked behind Westbourne Grove we were tempted to keep it to ourselves….

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From £11

The Spaniards Inn

Any pub that gives HP sauce a starring role on its menu gets our vote which more than ‘cuts the mustard’ (oh yes, we…

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From £11.50

The Swimmer at The Grafton

Finding oneself near the gritter side of Islington you’d be foolish to think you’re out of ideas for nice pubs once past the comfort…

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From £5

The Waterway

Head to the canal and the Waterway restaurant for a little frisson of romance. You can eat on the terrace in the summer months…

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From £13.50

The Cross Keys

The team behind Fulham’s finest, The Sands End and The Brown Cow, have lovingly restored The Cross Keys (a former ‘collars up, pints in’ kind of…

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From £15.50

32 Old Town

Surely the most relaxing place to while away a Sunday morning we love No 32 Old Town in Clapham for a super-stylish backdrop for…

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From £9.95

Netil 360

Formerly a pop-up rooftop bar hanging with the trend-setters of Hackney, Netil 360 will be closed in October 2015 for two months to be…

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From £4.50

Counter Vauxhall

We can finally welcome a destination restaurant under the Vauxhall arches introducing a fusion of French and American dishes in their all-day brasserie. Counter…

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From £12

Smoking Goat

Wowing us with inventive and fresh Thai dishes this summer, Smoking Goat Soho has been brought to life by the imaginative friend of Nahm…

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From £6

Gotto

Unsurprisingly, it’s gone all ‘industrial’ over East but they are rather foodie forward in this neck of the woods. With its enviable canal side location,…

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From £5.50

Kurobuta

When dining in a Chelsea postcode you can usually expect a large bill to come with it and Kurobuta doesn’t disappoint in this respect….

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From £9

Som Saa

It was the coffee experts Climpson & Sons who initially decided to transform their railway arch Roastery location into foodie hotspot Som Saa for…

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From £6.50

Shackfuyu

Another of those ‘pop ups’ that never quite ‘popped down’ due to huge demand for Shackfuyu and their exciting, vibrant menu in the heart…

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From £4

The Sands End

Being one of the longest-standing public houses in South West London is no mean feat maintaining their reputation as the locals’ favourite in a…

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From £14.50

The Holly Bush

Tucked away up a cobbled side street you’ll find this charming, centuries-old pub a stark contrast to the chi-chi shops a short stroll away…

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From £14

Polpo Smithfield

The brainchild of Russell Norman, of ‘No Reservations’ and small plate fame brings laid-back, delicious food to Polpo Smithfield, Polpo’s East London outpost with handily speedy…

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From £6

Hawksmoor Spitalfields

Tracking down ‘London’s Best Bars’ is tricky when all the watering holes have modestly given themselves the title to stand out from the crowd…

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From £7.50

The Summerhouse

The Summerhouse is one of our favourite spots in London to while an afternoon, whatever the weather. With enviable canal-side views, the staff couldn’t…

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From £13.50

Wilmington

Conveniently located across from the buzzy Exmouth Market, The Wilmington is the perfect watering hole for the Clerkenwell foodie crowd. Open for brunch, lunch…

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From £10.50

Number Sixteen

Number Sixteen is surely one of the most luxurious ‘home away from home’ hotels in all the land situated on an enviably pretty square…

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From £258 Room Only

The Pig on the Beach

With one of the finest locations our UK shores has to offer it’s no wonder The Pig on the Beach chose Studland Bay as…

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From £169 Room Only (2 night minimum stay at weekends)

Tuddenham Mill

We were slightly screaming out for a boutique hotel in this part of the Suffolk countryside and Tuddenham Mill doesn’t disappoint having been lovingly…

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From £205 B&B (two night minimum stay on Saturday nights)

Black Moon

We’re not sure if anywhere else can beat the pure sex appeal of Black Moon, a stunning 1 bedroom apartment with views over St…

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From £330 per night Room Only (£90 surcharge for 1 or 2 night bookings)

Pizza East Portobello

It’s no surprise that we saw Pizza East Portobello opening up in a restored Georgian pub in the middle of Portobello Market. Pizza East were…

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From £9

Escape

Oh, we do like to be beside the seaside and what bracing air is better than at Escape B&B on the west coast of…

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From £105 B&B (2 night minimum stay at weekends)

Fairyhill

The award-winning restaurant is reason alone to head straight to the country house hotel Fairyhill. In the heart of  West Glamorgan but with the stunning…

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From £290 Dinner, Bed & Breakfast (2 night minimum stay at weekends)

Bell at Skenfrith

Situated a stone’s throw from Skenfrith (a mecca for avid walkers and foodies), The Bell at Skenfrith was a former 18th century coaching inn…

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From £130 B&B (2 night minimum stay at weekends)

The Nightjar

Don’t worry, we’ve found it. The sexiest cocktails in town. Recommended by Sienna Miller no less, you know you’re in fine company when you…

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From £10

Forge

You’d expect the City to feature rather bland watering holes designed to fit into its surroundings but Forge is a little off the wall…

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From £8.50

Bourne & Hollingsworth

Tucked away behind the charming Exmouth Market you’ll find cocktails-a-plenty to be enjoyed under the stunning greenhouse canopy that sits overhead at Bourne & Hollingsworth….

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From £8

Zelman Meats

We shed a tear when we heard that Rex & Mariano, the master small plate fish restaurant in Soho’s centre, had been closed down…

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From £7.50

The Ivy Chelsea Garden

The glorious site of The Ivy’s Chelsea Garden was a former hotspot for Chelsea teenagers to generally waft about and order curly fries. It’s…

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From £12.75

108 Garage

We almost gave up when trying to locate the mysteriously elusive 108 Garage. Found in the less charming end of Portobello Road, this former garage…

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From £15

Sky Garden

Housed in the glass dome of 20 Fenchurch Street the Sky Garden has been making waves since its opening in January 2015. The danger…

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From £14.50

Kitty Fishers

A traditional wood grill in the heart of Mayfair is exactly what this part of London has been crying out for what with all…

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From £19

Limewood Hotel

You can’t go wrong fusing a restored country house hotel, Angela Hartnett’s cooking and a deliciously accommodating spa. Limewood may be trying to tick…

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From £385 Room Only (2 night minimum stay at weekends)

The Gallivant

Set up to be more ‘restaurant with rooms’ The Gallivant is suitable for laid-back, lazy weekends with acres of sandy walks in front of…

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From £125 B&B and afternoon teas (2 night minimum stay at weekends)

Tommy Tucker

Wrestle your way to the bar at the Tommy Tucker as word has sadly got out. Fulham now has an edge. With Claude Compton…

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From £6

Bull & Last

Stumbling in from your exhausting walk on Hampstead Heath, The Bull & Last is the perfect stopgap for much-needed refreshment and R&R. Housed in…

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From £15

Dormy House

Welcome to what surely is one of the most inviting spas we ever did see. No wonder then that Dormy House wins all the…

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From £230 B&B (2 night minimum stay at weekends)

The Samling

You can take your pick from most of its 67 acres to breathe in their stunning views over Lake Windermere. Adding a Michelin star…

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From £320 B&B

Brown Cow

Housing Fulham’s finest the Brown Cow has even been known to serve a certain Prince. It’s this understated elegance that has kept those fickle…

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From £13.50

Hawksmoor

Noted to be one of the finest steak restaurants in London it’s no wonder the Hawksmoor sites have been popping up like daisy’s all…

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From £12

Texture

We embrace the Scandinavian influences in the UK’s restaurant scene with it being abundantly clear from the stylish Icelander Agnar Sverrisson. Having spent his…

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From £27.50

Hand and Flowers

Our favourite chef, Tom Kerridge, has made Marlow quite the destination since his arrival with the Hand and Flowers in 2005 gaining 2 Michelin…

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From £27

Maggie Jones’s

Maggie Jones’s is a Kensington institution having housed a host of celebrities and long-standing fans for over 40 years. As the sister restaurant of…

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From £14.75

Barrafina

Make sure to head to Barrafina as your first port of call when in Soho. Packed to the brim on a daily basis with…

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From £8.80

Milk House

Set in the heart of a picturesque Kent village, The Milk House is everything a weekend retreat should be. The rooms are simple, clean…

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From £100 B&B (2 night minimum stay at weekends)

The Elgin

From the interiors to the food, everything at The Elgin is top notch. Firstly, you can expect the food to take centre stage; labneh with…

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From £6.50

The Ram Inn

This definitely has the location on its side. A stone’s throw from Glyndebourne you could also cycle to your hearts content across the rolling…

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From £120 B&B

The Old Coastguard

Having transformed the Welsh countryside with their renowned Felin Fach Griffin, Charles & Tom turned their attentions to the Cornish coast opening The Old…

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From £135 for Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

The Hoste Arms

You’ll know why the Hoste Arms is a local institution when you arrive. It’s everything a coastal pub should be. Goodness me, it makes…

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From £230 B&B

The Five Alls

Having transformed the fortunes of Brook Green, Sebastian & Lana Snow turned their attentions to the hottest rural postcosde. Nestled between Burford and Lechlade-on-Thames,…

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From £110 B&B

Claude’s Kitchen

Now remember a big bill doesn’t always equate to a good time. Hailing from his oh-so-dreamy location at Petersham Nurseries, Claude Compton has brought…

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From £17

Chewton Glen

This hotel comes with a serious side helping of sleek but amazingly they welcome families without a hint of stuffy hotel syndrome. Set amongst…

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From £447 B&B

Osea Island

For the ultimate party and/or getaway, time your arrival with the 4 hour window that accesses the causeway to the Essex retreat that is…

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From £450 from Friday - Sunday

Hotel du Vin Henley

You’d think it would all be straw boaters and culottes in Henley but do not fear the rowing culture of this beautiful Thames-side town….

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From £195 B&B

The Star Inn

Well worth the battle with the M1, the Star at Harome is an eccentric little number brimming with character and individuality. The 9-bedrooms all…

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From £150 B&B

The White Horse

Situated on the highlight of Norfolk’s Coastal Path, the White Horse is the perfect base if you’re looking for a weekend exploring. With stunning…

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From £140 B&B

The Lion Inn

Undoubtedly one of the prettiest pubs in the UK, the Lion Inn is a former 15th century coaching inn found in Winchcombe has been…

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From £140 B&B

The Ace Hotel

One for the boys, the Ace Hotel may see you desperately search your wardrobe for your East London attire. If he has lost his…

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From £140 Room Only

Bedruthan Hotel and Spa

It may seem that the hotel is intent on showing you the full Play-doh colour chart in full force but don’t let the slightly…

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From £235 B&B

The Rectory

Driving up to the country estate that is the Rectory, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’ve turned up to a stately home by mistake….

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From £115 B&B

Peg & Patriot

If they’re a little harder to impress (not every girl is wowed by a good view and a bucket-sized glass of Chardonnay) then head…

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Cocktails from £10

The Clove Club

Head to this lively East End hangout to sample the best margaritas in town (blackcurrant, watermelon and sea salt gives an insight into why…

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From £6.20

Orrery Terrace

We’d prefer to keep this sunspot a secret but feel to share it with you is only fair. Keeping the ‘no reservations’ rule going…

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Wine from £25

Seven at Brixton

Stripped-back, ice-cool New York chic has hit but it’s really no surprise to find this new addition of Seven at Brixton wedged in-between the…

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Cocktails from £5

Duck and Waffle

If the views over the London skyline at Duck & Waflle weren’t enough for you to visit then we’d hope the wasabi, apple and…

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From £14

Black Pig with White Pearls

With a name like The Black Pig with White Pearls it hardly conjures up Iberian hams and sherry selections but rest assured this gem is…

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From £7

The Bird in Hand

It may be a little harder to find than some, but the Bird in Hand is one of those pubs that’s worth tracking down. It reminds us…

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From £9

The Pelton Arms

Don’t be alarmed at the interior of The Pelton Arms which bears an alarming resemblance to our Grandma’s house. Everyone loves a random hotch potch…

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From £13

The Salusbury

The Salusbury is certainly well worth a visit for the outstanding food alone – regularly named as the favourite ‘gastropub’ of many a foodie –…

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From £7.50

8 Hoxton Square

The irony of East London is now lost on itself finding achingly-cool hipster hangouts on every street corner. However 8 Hoxton Square has outdone…

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Small plates from £4

The Gun

Perched on the banks of the River Thames, The Gun is an 18th century pub firm favourite for stunning views and jolly good ales. But…

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From £15

The Pig and Butcher

Authenic with a capital A, there isn’t a dish on the Pig and Butcher’s menu that can’t be traced back to their authentic roots…

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From £13.50

The Drapers Arms

You’d be hard pushed to find a more well-heeled pub than the Drapers Arms. Attracting the upmarket Islington residents its a big surprise to…

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From £12.50

Redemption Bar

We are well aware that there are some people who choose not to drown their nights in a large bottle of Sancerre (please however…

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Mocktails from £3.50

214 Bermondsey

Whether you’re on the way home or falling out of Antico upstairs, 214 Bermondsey keeps it simple with gin classics. With a stripped-back, oh-so-trendy…

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Cocktails from £5

Merchants Tavern

Merchants Tavern is our little piece of heaven in the ‘no reservation’ surroundings of Shoreditch. Angela Hartnett always offers up beautifully crafted dished but…

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From £15

Little Social

Little Social is the place to be. Jason Atherton has rightfully taken Ramsay’s crown – you’d have thought with endless restaurants popping up under…

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From £15

Hedone

Causing quite the buzz (and for good reason), Hedone has already secured the Michelin star pat-on-the-back. Yes, Mikael Jonsson has his kitchens stocked up…

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From £45 for 4 courses

Chez Bruce

We don’t often venture South of the river but for old school glamour you can’t go wrong with Chez Bruce. Offering foodie sensations without…

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£45 for 3 courses

Roast

To feel like a fully-fledged foodie, there is no better location than Borough Market. Situated slap-bang in the authentic heart of gastronomy, Roast is…

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From £15.75

Fera at Claridges

They’ve lured Simon Rogan from his Cumbrian outpost L’Enclume to open Fera at Claridges in the heart of Mayfair and oh how thankful we are. Selfishly…

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£45 for 2 courses

The Ledbury

Brett Graham stamped his mark on Notting Hill  when he opened The Ledbury leaving the surrounding restaurants quivering in its wake. Even with the…

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From £95 for 4 courses

Chop Shop

This is the place to take the old man perfectly situated round the corner from St James’s. The meat is so good you’d be…

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From £8

Coppa Club

Unrivalled views to the Shard and Tower Bridge in the glorious British sunshine up your street? Then head to Coppa Club for a masterclass in…

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From £10.95

Hixter

With the delectable Mark’s bar tempting you downstairs after supper, Hixter is Mark Hix’s second landmark ‘chicken and steak’ restaurant. Amazing what works with…

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From £12.50

Petersham Nurseries

You couldn’t find a more idyllic spot for lunch than Richmond’s Petersham Nurseries. Lovingly brought to fruition by Skye Gyngell, it is now led…

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From £19.50

Brawn

Championing small, local producers and delivering on boisterous tastes, the Columbia Road restaurant Brawn must be visited at least once. Of course it features…

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From £11

Smokehouse

Introduce an appealing bad-boy (adorned with tattoos and all) and a love of BBQ and you have a meaty menu to get through. Luckily…

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From £12.50

Hoxton Grill

Head East for the chicest eaterie this side of the City: the Hoxton Grill gives an air of New York hotel lobby when you…

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From £9

10 Greek Street

You might feel like a sardine once seated at this Soho favourite but don’t let that put you off. 10 Greek Street favours the…

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From £14

The River Café

Ok, so it’s not cheap but you either hope the parents bring out their credit card or suck it up and treat them. The…

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From £18

Bibendum Oyster Bar

With the legacy of the one and only Simon Hopkinson behind them (he of ‘Roast Chicken and Other Stories’ fame), Bibendum Oyster Bar in…

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From £9.75

Koffman’s at The Berkeley

Koffmans’ at The Berkeley is quite a world away from the hustle and bustle from the busy road outside. Step into the sophisticated muted…

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From £25

The Permit Room

Another day, another prohibition bar. At least The Permit Room is relevant in reference to the continuing ban on liquor in Bombay since 1949….

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Cocktails from £7.50

The Bath Arms

The Bath Arms has managed to set itself apart from the crowd with quirky interiors and rather unique bedrooms (Karma Sutra might not be…

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From £125 B&B

HIX Townhouse

Don your bib and prepare for a foodie excursion around some of Dorset’s  seafood restaurants, namely Mark Hix’ Oyster and Fish House in Lyme…

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From £150 B&B (2 night minimum stay)

The Wellington Arms

It’s worth the drive to wind up at The Wellington Arms – this little corner of Hampshire heaven. Jason and Simon have finished it…

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From £14.50

Chiltern Firehouse

With the Chateau Marmont under his belt, it’s no wonder that André Balazs turned his attentions to British gastronomy for his next challenge. Welcome…

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From £14

The Punch Room

It may be a Marriott but banish those thoughts of chain hotels. The London EDITION launched itself on London with much aplomb in late 2013….

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Cocktails from £10.50

The Imperial

The Imperial has seen many an owner try and re-jig this part of Chelsea avoiding the stomping footfall of the Chelsea fans.  Where others…

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From £14.50

Far Rockaway

We’re sorry to have to admit that East London is our port of call for our ‘alternative’ options with good reason. Here they combine…

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Cocktails from £8

The Shenkman Bar

Add a touch of class to your evening out with a visit to The Royal Academy. Oliver Peyton has added a whole new glamour…

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The American Bar at The Savoy

This is the most expensive bar we list but you’re sitting on history for goodness sake. Although it’s moved location this is the oldest…

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Aqua Shard

You’d be unsurprised to discover that cocktails don’t come cheap in this kind of setting. Looking out on the 31st floor of Aqua Shard, you…

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The Whip

The Whip is in the heart of Mayfair and celebrates all things equine – what’s not to love? This speakeasy style bar is hidden above…

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The Seaside Boarding House

Lyme Bay is one of the most beautiful vistas on our shoreline. Imagine our excitement when we learnt the team who’d created the achingly…

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From £195 B&B (2 night minimum stay at weekends)

Gilpin Lake House

Gilpin Lake House is the ultimate spa retreat when holed up in your very private lake house. With a maximum 6 couples at any one time,…

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From £335 Dinner, Bed & Breakfast (2 night minimum stay at weekends)

Bivouac

You may be slap-bang in the heart of Druidville but no robes are required. Bivouac is luxury, rustic eco-yurts dotted around Yorkshire woods. The…

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From £187.50 (2 night minimum stays at weekends)

The Foxhunter

Head off the beaten track with TV supremo Matt Tebbutt (he of Food Unwrapped and Michelin starred fame). Arriving back 12 years ago to…

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£155 B&B (2 night minimum stay at peak times)

The Victoria at Holkham

Good old Norfolk has it all. No need to fear that Friday night drive to the Moors as it’ll be well worth it when…

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From £160 B&B

Barnsley House

Some spa hotels can be all black lacquer and hard edges or instead offer up the dreaded Laura Ashley curtains – neither help for…

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From £224 B&B (2 night minimum stay at weekends)

Rosewood

You know how to have the perfect weekend? Hitting Scarfes Bar at the Rosewood. Don’t get in the car and drag her away from…

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From £361 B&B

Gainsborough Bath Spa

What a coup with The Gainsborough Bath Spa securing the first exclusive access to Bath’s natural heated thermal spa sitting just underneath their feet….

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From £240 B&B

Babington House

Mingle with the stars at Soho House’s Somerset retreat Babington House. This is country house chic at its best with its unique ‘urban luxury’…

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From £200 Room Only

Moon Shadow

For a secret little hideaway like no other, the Beachspoke properties have transformed St Ives into a haven of modernist Hobbit-ville. Transforming a fisherman’s…

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£260 Room Only (plus £60 surcharge for 1 night bookings)

Idle Rocks Hotel

With a dreamy coastal outlook on the Cornish coastline you’d think that would be reason enough to battle the M4 and head to the…

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From £150 B&B (2 night minimum stay at weekends)

Hotel Endsleigh

Hotel Endsleigh gives a whole new meaning to the word romance. The gardens were designed over 200 years ago so expect to stumble upon…

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From £260 B&B (2 night minimum stay at weekends)

The Drunken Duck Inn

The Drunken Duck has been a Lake District staple for years. Offering stunning rooms alongside the kind of attention to detail that’s hard to…

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From £140 B&B (2 night minimum stay at weekends)

Pool House Hotel

Loch-side Scottish location should be enough to sway you. Additionally Pool House Hotel is often named romance central which all adds to the perks…

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From £250 B&B (2 night minimum stay at weekends)

The Walnut Tree

Shaun Hill turns everything he touches to gold gaining a Michelin star at Gidleigh Park to then turn focus to the Welsh valleys. Of…

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From £293 B&B and pre-dinner drinks and nibbles

Askham Hall

Askham Hall is a revelation slickly converting a stately home into a stylish offering in the Lake District having lost none of it’s old…

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From £150 B&B (2 night minimum stay at weekends)

The Three Chimneys

One of the ‘must see’ destinations if your stomach rules your heart. Listed as one of the top 50 restaurants in the World, The…

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£680 for 2 persons: Dinner, Bed & Breakfast for 2 nights

Hotel Tresanton

Growing up in the Forte household, it’s no wonder Olga Polizzi learnt how to create a wondrous masterpiece on the Cornish coast. Hotel Tresanton…

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From £250 B&B (2 night minimum stay at weekends)

Titchwell Manor

The North Norfolk coast is well worth a visit. Not only are the coastal walks just the ticket to clear the City cobwebs away…

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From £95 B&B (2 night minimum stay at weekends)

Ilsington Country House Hotel

Ilsington Country House Hotel caters for all. Take your dogs. Or the kids. Either way, this Dartmoor favourite offers stacks of activities in a…

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From £125 B&B

Swinton Park

With 200 acres of parkland to explore Swinton Park certainly works up an appetite. Which is rather handy seeing that it’s kitchen garden spans…

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From £195 B&B

Hell Bay Hotel

The fact that the Isles of Scilly benefit from their own little microclimate means the British weather becomes but a distant memory. Jump on…

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From £100 B&B (2 night minimum stay at weekends)

The Swan Inn

Pack your wellies. We’re off to the Cotswolds. The Swan Inn in Swinbrook has featured in Downton Abbey which would be quite enough for…

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From £120 B&B

Andrew Edmunds

Please keep this hidden gem a secret if you can. Its unassuming location in the heart of Soho will have your heart the moment…

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From £12.50

Grain Store

For those edgier restaurants cropping up in the last year we now expect to see some brickwork, lead piping and hopefully an exposed bulb…

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From £14

Blanchette

This is how French exchange should have been. Never-ending brie and your first taste of a good merlot. Blanchette serves up a new concept…

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From £5.75

NOPI

Yotam Ottolenghi holds the key to all of our hearts. If you don’t know him yet be prepared to move heaven and high water…

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From £17

Cafe Murano

Angela Hartnett has done it again with Café Murano. Spectacularly simple, the Italian-inspired menu takes you back to long lunches in Siena where deadlines are…

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From £18

Foxlow

Follow the smell of the best hunk of steak in town. From the team behind the Hawksmoor, Foxlow focus on well-reared meat that’s cooked…

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From £13

Montgomery Place

Head to this Notting Hill hotspot for all things you’d expect from a good local bar. Lima sours and surely the finest passonfruit concoctions…

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The Vault

New York chic finally comes to London. With a prohibition air, The Vault is not easy to find, once you’ve popped your head through…

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Mark’s Bar Soho

With furniture from Dunhill, stupendous cocktails and bar snacks courtesy of Mark Hix you’d think you might never get in. But with a no…

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Sweetings Fish Restaurant

Don’t expect to see many un-suited diners at this City institution. Sweetings fish restaurant has been serving up pinstriped favourites for over 100 years…

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From £7

Rules Restaurant

This is old school dining. In fact, it’s the oldest dining in London. Rules has been catering for London’s finest since 1798 and you’ll…

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From £22.95

The Zetter Townhouse

Arguably coming into its own in the winter months, the award-winning cocktail lounge at The Zetter Townhouse in trendy Clerkenwell offers up imaginative, bespoke…

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Mr Fogg’s

Mr Fogg’s attracts the Mayfair massiv who can’t get into Little House. It’s old school and well-heeled (it reminds you to come suitably attired…

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Ace Hotel Lobby Bar

The staff may dress better than your date but please forgive them. You’re in Shoreditch. Everyone is trendier than you. Putting ego aside, a…

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Upstairs at Nancy’s

For those who don’t like too many choices in their life we have the perfect place for you as this little hideaway only serves…

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Evans & Peel

Hidden off an unassuming side street on Earl’s Court Road you’d be forgiven for thinking you’ve got the wrong address. But once you get…

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The Gilbert Scott

The Gilbert Scott is a great romantic stop gap if you’re whisking your loved one to Paris as it’s right by St Pancras Station. If…

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