TOP 10 PICKS: LONDON

1. Sketch

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Sketch: 9 Conduit Street

Designed by India Mahdavi, Sketch is one of the classics that pops to your mind when thinking about interesting interiors. Famous for its egg-like talking bathrooms, it is a pleasant place to enjoy cocktails or a dinner in the soft pink dining room, resembling one of Wes Anderson’s movies.

2. Sushi Samba

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Sushi Samba: Heron Tower, 110

On the top floors of the Heron Tower, Sushi Samba combines a modern, yet natural-looking, interior and offers a Brazilian sushi fusion experience. The designers are part of the Cetra Ruddy interior design studio and have decorated the ceiling with bamboo. In the case you wanted to enjoy a beautiful London skyline view, on the 38th floor there is a terrace too.

3. Loulou’s

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LouLou’s: 2-5 Hertford St

The renowned members club at 5 Hertford Street, has a mixture of ethnic and quintessentially British style, that can be attributed to Rifat Ozbek. The venue offers dining, drinks and clubbing to people ranging from 19 to 50+ year old.

4. Tramshed

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Tramshed: 32 Rivington St

Serving only steak and chicken by chef Hix, this old tram power station in Shoreditch has been transformed into a unique dining place. Signed by Waugh Thistleton, for art lovers, there is a gallery in the basement and a Damien Hirst glass tank with a cow and chicken in it.

5. Duck and Rice

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Duck and Rice: 90 Berwick St

With an intricate glass facade, Autoban has recreated an interior design with China in mind. The mix of a pub with Chinese cuisine is intriguing and the ceramics surrounding recreate a fresh environment for this Soho-based restaurant by Alan Yau.

6. Bibendum

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Bibendum: Michelin House, 81

The creations of chef Claude Bosi will lighten up your day at the top of the Michelin building on Fulham Road. The Chelsea-based building, once house of Michelin’s headquarters and designed by Francois Espinasse in 1911, has become an iconic one, however, the restaurant — despite its fresh seafood served on the ground floor, and the French dishes served at the top floor — has never received a star.

8. Hoi Polloi

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Ace Hotel: 100 Shoreditch High St

Located inside of the Ace Hotel, it is one of the latest openings by Universal Design Studio. The food is simple and British and the restaurant can be accessed through a flower shop, surprising you with its simple design lines.

9. Bob Bob Ricard

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Bob Bob Ricard: 1 Upper James St

What is so special about this restaurant? Apart from its interiors (by luxury interior designer David Collins) resembling the Oriental Express, every table has its own button to order champagne! Clever addition.

10. Pharmacy 2

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Pharmacy 2: Newport St

In the Newport Street Gallery, artist Damien Hirst has decorated the interiors of this British cuisine restaurant with pills, reflecting its name. The chef, again Mark Hix surprises the clients with simple British dishes.

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