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THE WOLSELEY This is a good idea, any­time of the day. In the morn­ings, I like to sit in the lit­tle bar area eat­ing crois­sants; at night it’s all about peo­ple watch­ing in the grand, open restau­rant. the­wolse­ley.com

THE THOMAS CUBITT Lon­don does the best gas­tro pub food in the world. This oak-lined pub is named after the ar­chi­tect who de­vel­oped many of Lon­don’s lovely sub­urbs. thethomas­cu­bitt.co.uk

BOB BOB RICARD De­signed by leg­endary in­te­rior de­signer, the late David Collins. I love the backgam­mon wood-in­laid floor – just go for the in­te­ri­ors, though the Rus­sian fare is ex­cep­tional. bob­bo­bri­card.com

SKETCH If you love pink and can’t get enough of it, Sketch is a must! Start with tea in the Gallery and fin­ish with a cock­tail be­fore an evening out. The Glade, de­signed by Carolyn Quar­ter­maine, has leafy dé­coupage walls and French cane chairs. sketch.lon­don/

ELEC­TRIC DINER Fresh, ca­sual, de­li­cious fare with a su­per­cool fit-out. elec­tricdiner.com

ELEC­TRIC CIN­EMA Book a ticket at the old­est work­ing cin­ema in Lon­don for din­ner and a movie. Reimag­ined by de­sign lu­mi­nary Ilse Craw­ford. @elec­tric­por­to­bello

SMOKESTAK There are so many out­stand­ing restau­rants in Lon­don but try this bar­be­cue spot for great food, lips­mack­ingly good cock­tails and in­te­ri­ors. Gor­geous IG ac­count too. smokestak.co.uk

CECCONI’S MAY­FAIR When in May­fair, tired from shop­ping, Cecconi’s is a top spot to re­fuel and peo­ple watch in a bold in­te­rior. cec­co­nis.co.uk BIBENDUM The orig­i­nal 1911 Miche­lin House was bought in 1985 by Sir Ter­ence Con­ran. The oys­ter bar is a per­fect pit stop be­fore or after a visit to The Con­ran Shop. bibendum.co.uk

THE CON­NAUGHT BAR Love mar­ti­nis? Look no fur­ther than this. A richly dec­o­rated room, dimly lit and mar­ble clad. A white-gloved mixol­o­gist will cre­ate a mar­tini ex­actly as you de­sire. the-con­naught.co.uk

MON­MOUTH COF­FEE COM­PANY There is hope in Lon­don for a good cup of cof­fee at these stores. mon­mouth­cof­fee.co.uk

BURBERRY Stop by the flag­ship store for that much-needed trench coat (if you didn’t pack one al­ready!) burberry.com

HOWE Christo­pher Howe lov­ingly re­stores and crafts ex­cep­tional fur­ni­ture and soft goods us­ing tra­di­tional tech­niques and ma­te­ri­als. how­elon­don.com

PETERSHAM NURS­ERIES If you can’t make it out to Rich­mond to dine at the restau­rant and me­an­der in the beau­ti­ful gar­dens, there is a re­cently opened re­tail out­post in Covent Gar­den with restau­rants, wine cel­lar and florist. pe­ter­sham­nurs­eries.com

THE HOUSE OF TOOGOOD Just opened! The ever-tal­ented Faye and Erica Toogood have a new gallery and ex­hi­bi­tion space show­cas­ing their work­wear-in­spired clothes, fur­ni­ture and ob­jects. Make an ap­point­ment or press the buzzer on Club Row to gain en­try. t_o_o_g_o_o_d.com

LASSCO BRUNSWICK HOUSE A won­der­land of sal­vaged goods: sinks, floor­ing, fur­ni­ture, paving, mir­rors, lights, doors and other fab­u­lous finds – will ship any­where! Sit among the wares and have a bite to eat. lassco.co.uk

DAUNT BOOKS MARYLE­BONE The world’s best travel book­shop housed in an orig­i­nal Ed­war­dian shop. While there, pop across to the Plain English show­room, who craft the most mag­nif­i­cent kitchens. daunt­books.co.uk; plainenglishde­sign.co.uk

PINCH If you are in the mar­ket (or not) for beau­ti­fully made fur­ni­ture look no fur­ther than Pinch. By ap­point­ment. pinchde­sign.com

DOVER STREET MAR­KET Even many years on, this is con­cep­tual high-end re­tail at its best. lon­don.dover­street­mar­ket.com

With its lush rain­forests, beach clubs, vol­canic cliffs and holy sites, the Is­land of the Gods has many per­son­al­i­ties. While Seminyak pulses with en­ergy and eater­ies, moun­tain­ous Ubud of­fers med­i­ta­tive respite and prac­ti­tion­ers of age-old crafts. Flour­ish­ing with cre­ativ­ity and a bur­geon­ing ‘clean eat­ing’ com­mu­nity, Canggu is the lat­est hip­ster hotspot and a must visit – get there be­fore the se­cret’s out!

CANGGU Once a quiet fish­ing vil­lage where surfers came for the waves, road­side food and cheap guest­houses, this sleepy area near Seminyak has be­come a trendy, laid-back hub for cre­atives and health nuts. While is­land stay THE SLOW (thes­low.id) has spot­lighted the area, ro­man­tic HO­TEL TUGU (tuguho­tels.com) was the first to open in the 90s and has been re­fur­bished with Asian-fu­sion din­ing venue JI TER­RACE BY THE SEA (ji­at­bale­su­tra. com). Brand new COMO UMA CANGGU (co­mo­ho­tels.com) on Echo Beach is the only con­tem­po­rary lux­ury ho­tel in the area, a slice of in­dul­gence with its famed Shamb­hala spa and chilled-out beach club. Nearby, re­laxed beach lounge THE LAWN (thelawn­canggu.com) is bliss for sun­set drinks. Op­po­site, Old Man’s (old­mans.net) goes from af­ter­noon beer gar­den to wild DJ set come dusk (a photo by its Lu­cas Gro­gan wall is a must). THE CHICKEN SHOP (thechick­en­shop­bali.com) of­fers free-range ro­tis­serie and holds a spe­cial place for Aussies with schnitzel on its menu. Think By­ron Bay crossed with Venice Beach, as or­ganic cafes are pep­pered with trav­ellers nib­bling on all things fer­mented and ac­ti­vated. For the best smoothie bowls head to THE SHADY SHACK ( Jl Tanah Barak No.57), a funky bun­ga­low hid­den be­hind rice pad­dies, but ev­ery­one at­trac­tive and bronzed (most of Canggu) knows the way. Boho mil­len­ni­als will also love the petite TWO TREES EATERY (twotreeseatery.com). Founded by two French friends, think soaked and sprouted snacks with guilt-free treats. Yoga devo­tees flock to cult stu­dio THE PRAC­TICE (thep­rac­tice­bali. com) with its soar­ing open-air bam­boo roof. De­signer MAGALI PAS­CAL (ma­g­a­li­pas­cal.com) has given the area her tick of ap­proval with a new cloth­ing boutique on the main street of Batu Bo­long, and now more are fol­low­ing suit.

WORTH THE TRIP

SOM CHAI Eat Thai cui­sine with Indo in­gre­di­ents in a heady, cav­ernous ball­room ‘steam punk Siam’ style. som­chai­in­done­sia.com

MAMA SAN Step into 1920s colo­nial-style Shang­hai for pan-asian graz­ing and ‘crispy things’. ma­masan­bali.com

MÉTIS So­phis­ti­cated French Mediter­ranean cui­sine with an ad­join­ing gallery. metis­bali.com

BIKU Teak tea lounge owned by an Aus­tralian­born mem­ber of Bali’s royal family. bikubali.com

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