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For the grown ups: Af­ter Han­del and Hen­drix, head to Maryle­bone, and cock­tails at Arte­sian bar, at the Lang­ham Lon­don ho­tel. An in­sect's tho­rax acts as a ves­sel, cock­tails glow in the dark and coupe glasses are smashed and yet still hold a drink. And they do a damn fine mar­tini, too. www.arte­sian-bar.co.uk

• Af­ter Soanes, hail a fa­mous black cab, cross the River Thames to the Shangri-la at The Shard and Gong on the 54th floor, the high­est bar in Lon­don, and take in the views—and the drinks from the “Direc­tors Cut” menu. Lu­cas, Spiel­berg, Hitch­cock, Scors­ese, they're all here. Cock­tails lev­i­tate (Feel the Force), are gar­nished with real scor­pi­ons (Fear the Jun­gle) and ghostly sil­hou­ettes ap­pear in the glass as we sip (Frhed H.C. Cock­tail). www.shangri-la.com/lon­don/ shangrila/ For the young and the young-at­heart: Science af­ter­noon tea at the Am­per­sand ho­tel, not far from the V&A. In­spired by its prox­im­ity to the Science Mu­seum, the chefs have cre­ated a tea ser­vice fea­tur­ing moon rocks, space men, di­nosaurs—even a lit­tle box that ju­nior sci­en­tists can “dig” in for fos­sils (they're cook­ies, of course, but don't spoil the sur­prise for the wee ones). www.am­per­sand­ho­tel.com

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