Tony Chambers, editor-in-chief of Wallpaper*, shares five London highlights.
The Barbican (barbican. org.uk), where I’ve lived for 22 years, is a neighbourhood worth visiting for its cinemas, theatres, galleries, gardens and Brutalist architecture.
One of my all-time favourite restaurants is St John (stjohn group.uk.com), run by Fergus Henderson, a pioneer of nose-to-tail dining. Great atmosphere, consistently brilliant food and a cool bar.
Postman’s Park, near St Paul’s Cathedral, is a lovely, relaxing place with moving memorials celebrating acts of heroism by everyday people.
The Marksman (marksman publichouse.com) in Hackney is a converted old boozer that manages to accommodate a hip crowd without alienating longstanding locals. Great food by Tom Harris and interiors by Martino Gamper.
Bloomberg’s new European headquarters (bloomberg.com/company/ london) is an impressive piece of contemporary architecture by Sir Norman Foster that, along with The Ned hotel, is bringing a buzz to the City.