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City Report
CULTURE
VULTURES
SLEEP
A favourite of stars
like Brad Pitt and Angelina
Jolie, Claridge’s (
claridges.
co.uk
) and its Art Deco
suites offer a seductive
mix of old world glamour
and immaculate service.
NOSH
Scott’s (
scotts-
restaurant.com
) – which
has featured artwork by
celebrated British artists
such as Michael Landy
– serves a legendary
seafood platter.
BUY
The National
Theatre’s shop (
shop.
nationaltheatre.org.uk
) has
an unrivalled selection
of plays, novels and film
scripts.
EXPERIENCE
Swoon over
the romanticism of ballet
dancers (above) at the
Royal Opera House (
www.
roh.org.uk
). The season
will feature Kenneth
MacMillan’s Manon.
Often touted
as the world’s
greatest city, the
grande dame of
Britain never
fails to charm
connoisseurs
of culture,
architecture
and fine cuisine.
BY DAVEN WU
London
GOURMANDS
SLEEP
Aside from its
plush suites, theMandarin
Oriental Hyde Park
(
mandarinoriental.com
) is
also home to Dinner by
Heston Blumenthal, which
celebrates modern takes on
mediaeval English recipes.
NOSH
Celebrity chef Nuno
Mendes’ Chiltern Firehouse
(
chilternfirehouse.com
) is
London’s hottest restaurant
right now. Expect dishes
like char-grilled Iberico pork
and crab-stuffed donuts.
BUY
In the heart of the
up-and-coming Hackney
quarter, BroadwayMarket
(
broadwaymarket.co.uk
;
below) attracts the hip
crowd with everything from
Moroccan tagines to home-
cured salmon.
EXPERIENCE
Pick up some
tricks of the trade at Le
Cordon Bleu (
lcblondon.
com
). The famous cooking
school offers one- to
four-day gourmet courses
from baking Italian bread
to making the perfect
macaron.
ARCHITECTURE
BUFFS
SLEEP
13 Princelet Street
(
landmarktrust.org.uk
) is a
gorgeously restored 18th-
century terrace house
in the grungy chic East
End. It can comfortably
accommodate six people.
NOSH
Try chef Oliver
Lange’s playful British-
Asian fusion fare at
Magazine (
magazine-
restaurant.co.uk
; above)
– under the white
swooping roof designed by
starchitect Zaha Hadid.
BUY
Have your pick of
architecture, design and
landscape tomes from
all over the world at AA
Bookshop (
aabookshop.
net
). It’s the in-house
bookshop of the renowned
Architectural Association.
EXPERIENCE
To see
historical buildings in
a different light, hop
onto a Ghost Bus Tour
(
theghostbustours.com
),
which shows you the
spooky side of St Paul’s
Cathedral and The Tower
of London.
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COURTESY LUKE HAYES / LEOMASON, KRISTIAN BUUS (CORBIS)