Collected by Emily Mathieson, AFAR Contributor
Somerset House, Lancaster Pl, London WC2R 1LA, UK
Not far from Covent Garden, Somerset House combines lofty, 18th-century architecture and progressive 21st-century art. Inside, its restaurant is overseen by Skye Gyngell (who made her name at and garnered a Michelin star for her famous garden...
10 Shepherd Market, Mayfair, London W1J 7QF, UK
Kitty Fisher’s is the antithesis to the New York exposed brick brand of cool. Named after a Georgian courtesan, this tiny restaurant in Mayfair is rather a wood-clad room flickering with candles and exuding a intimate, “make yourself...
21-22 Warwick St, Soho, London W1B 5NE, UK
Chef Yotam Ottolenghi has put a new spin on Israeli food at this glossy Soho dining spot where a creative set dine on black rice with coconut milk for brunch and roasted eggplant with maple seeds for dinner. Dangling golden lights and table...
1 Granary Square, Kings Cross, London N1C 4AA, UK
Right next to Central Saint Martins fashion college, this buzzy all-day café-bar and restaurant in an old warehouse is at the heart of the emerging King’s Cross scene. Go for roasted-on-the-premises coffee and people-watching from outside seats by...
49 Brook St, Mayfair, London W1K 4HW, UK
It says a lot about the values of Claridge’s that the hotel once refused Katharine Hepburn entry because she was wearing trousers (strictly not allowed for women at that time). Instead, one of the world’s greatest actresses was asked,...
20 Sherwood St, Soho, London W1F 7ED, UK
Looking for a late-night speakeasy? This one's a charmer. The Bar Americain's fairly hidden from the street, but when you get down there, it's like going back in time. You find a 1930s, art deco wonder, with white-jacketed cocktail waiters and an...
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