S Bar & Restaurant
234 Trafalgar Rd, SE10 9EQ Tel:
Chinese/Vietnamese restaurant with a bar for late drinking.
13 Forest Road, IG10 1EB Tel: 020 8508 7460
Good spot for some Thai food.
108 Essex Road, N1, N1 8LX Tel: 020 7226 5551
263 Wilesdon High Road, NW10 2RX Tel: 02084590340
Sadler's Wells Theatre
Rosebury Avenue, EC1R 4TN Tel: 020 786 38000
Ballet and dance at this famous London theatre.
152–154 Curtain Road, EC2, EC2A 3AT Tel: 020 7613 0007
17A Percy Street, W1, W1T 1DU Tel: 020 7631 3319
22 Joel Street, HA6 1PF Tel: 01923836663
Jolly good Indian for the whole family.
Bugsby's Way, SE10 0QJ Tel: 0208 305 2519
Sainsbury's near the defunct dome.
129 Ealing Road, HA0 4BP Tel: 02089039601
The bees knees of Indian restaurants, despite being a chain.
Salisbury Pavement Antiques
8 Salisbury Pavement, Dawes Rd, SW6 7HT Tel: 02073855775
124 Kensington Church St, W8 4BH Tel: 0207 221 9225
Italian/Californian restaurant with two floors.
Salmon & Compasses
58 Penton St, N1 9PZ Tel:
Bar with a low-key, up-for-it atmosphere
Salt House The
63 Abbey Road, NW8 0AE Tel:
Posh gastro pub.
54 Goodge Street, W1T 4NA Tel: 0207 6370657
50-52 Salusbury Road, NW6 6NN Tel: 0207 328 3286
Impressive upmarket gastro pub.
Salvador and Amanda
8 Great Newport St, WC2H 7JA Tel:
Sam's Brasserie and Bar
11 Barley Mow Passage, W4 4PH Tel: 020 8987 0555
157 Brent Street, NW4 4DJ Tel: 020 8203 8088
Good dinging choice with huge portions to fill you
1 Bruce Grove, N17 6QY Tel: 020 8808 9494
Popular, friendly Italian
156 Clapham Park Rd, SW4 7DE Tel:
Indulgent bar with tough weekend door policy.
50 Berners St, W1T 3NG Tel: 02073001400
Hip Ian Schrager hotel with flash decor and a fabulous bar.
4 Upper St Martin's Lane, WC2, WC2H 9NY Tel: (020) 7379 8022
75 Upper St, N1 0NU Tel:
Upbeat, New Nexico style restaurant/bar.
Santa Maria del Buen Ayre
50 Broadway Market, E8 , E8 4QJ Tel: 020 7275 9900
126 Drury Lane, WC2B 5SU Tel: 020 7836 0101
77-79 Dudden Hill Lane, NW10 1BD Tel: 02084594900/2400
Buzzing veggie option teeming with young professionals.
45 Grafton Way, W1T 5DQ Tel: 02073872521
The apotheosis of Sardinian cuisine.
42 Gloucester Ave, NW1 8JD Tel: (020) 7722 2800
Sardinian food is coming of age with this wicked little restaurant.
199 Replingham Road, SW18 5LY Tel: 02088701483
Sartaj Balti House
26 Earlham St, WC2H 9LN Tel: 02078311413
Balti house with renowned midlands chef
Sass & Belle
31 The Market, WC2E 8RE Tel: 0207 4972992
Satay Bar, The
447-445 Coldharbour Lane, SW9 8LP Tel: 02073265001
13 Sale Place, Paddington, W2 1PX Tel: 020 7723 6763
56 Wardour Street, W1, W1D 4JG Tel: (020) 7437 8338
Satyam Sweet Mart
24 Queensbury Station Parade, HA8 5NR Tel: 020 8952 3947
Indian nick knacks for the masses.
Sausage & Mash Café
268 Portobello Rd, W10 5TY Tel: 02089688898
An alarming array of sausages, all of them delightful.
275 Pentonville Road, N1, N1 9NL Tel: 020 7833 2022
Exhibition Road, SW7 2DD Tel: 08708704868
Screen on the Green
83 Upper Street, N1, N1 ONP Tel: 020 3145 0525
205 Upper Street, N1 1RQ Tel: 0207 354 0276
49-51 Lisson Grove, NW1 6UH Tel: 02072249000
Fish, chips and celeb clientele
62 Glenthorne Road, W6 0LR Tel: 02085637974
Hammersmith lap dance club.
4 Theberton St, N1 0QX Tel: (020) 7226 5489
Sedate, good value and smoothly stylish Turkish restaurant.
94 Berwick St, W1V 3RF Tel: 0207734 3297
Music shop with an indie focus.
100 Brixton Hill, SW2 1AH Tel: 02077717712
A massive array of funk, soul, roots, dub, reggae and ska.
400 Oxford Street, W1, W1S 4RF Tel: 0870 8377377
75 Venn Street, SW4 0BD Tel: 0207 622 4222
Hyde Park, W2 3XA Tel: 02074026075
Art gallery in Hyde Park.
Hyde Park, W2 3LG Tel:
Out comes the sun, and off come the clothes.
Also cast off...
191 Hartfield Road, SW19 3TH Tel: 020 8542 9912
17–19 Archway Rd, N19 3TX Tel:
Pub quizzes (tue & sun), roasts and the friendliest landlord in town.
Seven Sisters Indoor Market
231-243 High Road, N15 5BT Tel:
SEVENTY NINE CXR
79 CHARING CROSS ROAD, WC2H 0NE Tel:
22 Hanway St, W1T 1UQ Tel:
Cramped but charming Spanish basement bar.
21 New Globe Walk, SE1 9DT Tel: 020 7902 1400
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
21 New Globe Walk, SE1 9DT Tel: 020 7401 9919
29 Great Marlborough St, W1F 7HZ Tel:
Big, traditional pub just off Carnaby Street.
21/22 New Row, WC2, WC2N 4LA Tel: 020 7836 6222
266-270 Regent St, W1B 3AF Tel: 02072870939
Massive emporium of all things footwear.
Shepherd's Bush Empire
Shepherd's Bush Green, W12 8TT Tel: 0870 7712000
Good acoustics and plush(ish) surroundings.
Sheraton Skyline Hotel Bath Road, UB3 5BP Tel: 0208 759 2535
Why choose this hotel over all the others around Heathrow? Well apart...
Sherlock's Bar & Grill
108 Baker Street, W1U 6LJ Tel: 020 79585210
337/338 High Holborn, WC1V 7PX Tel: 02074052929
Fantastic tobacco shop.
Carpenter's Mews , N7 9EF Tel:
Excellent bar/venue open 'til 2am Fri/Sat.
2-6 Station Parade, NW2 4NH Tel: 02082089292
Classy kebabs and the best bar in Willesden above.
71-75 Bishops Bridge Road, W2 6BG Tel: 020 7229 7300
Mid-range Silk Road fusion kebab restaurant
313319 Old Street , EC1V 9LE Tel: 020 7749 0990
81 Kentish Town Rd, NW1 8NY Tel: 02072842061
Kentish Town tandoori restaurant.
555 Kings Rd, SW6 2DZ Tel:
Part of the cool, London sports bar chain
390 Chiswick High Road, W4 5TF Tel: 0208 994 0242
4 Brewer Street, W1F 0SB Tel: 0207 437 1259
Gloriously hip clothes shop.
192-194 Tooting High Street, SW17 0SF Tel: 02086724250
125 Borough High Street, SE1 1NP Tel: 020 7378 0057
20 Stainer Street, SE1, SE1 9RL Tel: 020 7378 7776
152 Holland Park Avenue, W11 4UH Tel: 020 7348 0018
Silks & Spice
23 Foley St, W1W 6DU Tel: 02076362718
Fantastic Thai-Malay food
Silks & Spice
11 Queen Victoria St, EC4N 4UJ Tel: 02072487878
Quality Thai/Malay food - good value.
Silks and Spice
28 Chalk Farm Road, NW1 8AG Tel: 0207267 5751
Delicious and cavernous Thai restaurant.
83 Fairfax Road, NW6 4DY Tel: 02073285314
Check out the specialities.
16 Inverness Street, NW1 7HJ Tel: 0207 424 9527
The sort of place you keep secret from your friends.
593 Leytonstone High Road, E11 4PA Tel: 020 8281 4801
94 Berwick St, W1F 0QD Tel: 0207287 8385
Record shop with some unusual experimental tracks.
34–35 Berwick Street, W1V 8RP Tel: 020 7734 3297
167 Drury Lane, WC2 5PG Tel: 020 7269 6422
Sixteen String Jack
Coppice Row, CM16 7DS Tel:
Faith in British boozing is restored at this friendly boozer
33-34 Carnaby Street, W1F 7DW Tel: 02072874016
Mind-bogglingly large display of trainers.
3A Lion Court, 25 Procter Street, WC1, WC1V 6NY Tel: 0844 800 0310
Sketch Gallery Restaurant
9 Conduit Street, W1S 2XG Tel: 0871 961 7598
Sheraton Skyline Hotel Bath Road, UB3 5BP Tel: 0208 759 2535
a little slice of paradise under our grey skies, complete with heated pool.
66 Commercial Street, E1 6LT Tel: 020 7426 3867
Royal Festival Hall
Southbank Centre, SE1, SE1 8XX Tel: 020 7654 7800
Slave to Fashion at Beach Blanket Babylon East
19 – 23 Bethnal Green Road, E1 6LA Tel: 0207 749 3540
Slim Jim's Liquor Store
112 Upper Street, N1 1QN Tel: 020 7354 4364
Sloane Street, SW1 Tel:
Almost certainly closer to Beckham's league than yours.
Slug and Lettuce
474 Fulham Rd, SW6 1BY Tel: 0207 385 3209
Chain pub that can't shake off its Club 18-30 holiday feel.
Small & Beautiful
351-353 Kilburn High Road, NW6 2QJ Tel: 020 73282637
Small Fish Records
372 Curtain Road, EC1V 9LT Tel: 02077392252
Independent record store.
Barbican, EC1A 9HE Tel:
Meat and lots of
Smiths of Smithfield, Ground Floor
67–77 Charterhouse Street, EC1, EC1M 6HJ Tel: 020 7251 7950
1 Great Titchfield Street, W1, W1W 8AU Tel: 020 7299 3560
165 Clapham High Street, SW4, SW4 7SS Tel: 020 7622 4004
11-13 Soho Street, W1D 2DJ Tel: 02072877300
Wallet-friendly noodle action.
36 Tavistock St, WC2E 7PB Tel: 02072403773/3972
193 Camden High Street, NW1 7JY Tel: 020 7482 4524
Soho Original Books
12 Brewer Street, W1F 0SF Tel: 02074941615
Hardcore sex shop hidden beneath a normal bookstore.
Soho Original Bookshop
23–25 Leather Lane, EC1N 1TL Tel: 02074043594
Hardcore sex shop masqerading as a normal bookstore - handy.
Soho Original Bookshop
124 Middlesex Street, E1 7HY Tel: 02073775309
Hidden sex shop - we know it's there though don't we?
Soho Original Video
11/13 Brewer Street, W1F 0RH Tel: 02072873844
Normal bookstore housing a hardcore sex shop underneath.
21 Dean Street, W1D 3NE Tel: 02074780100
The most culturally switched-on place to be in Soho.
Soho Wine Bar
12–13 Greek St, W1D 4DL Tel:
Late opening chain bar that's actually pretty fine.
Soju Korean Kitchen
32 Great Windmill Street, W1D 7LR Tel: 0207 4343262
72 Neal St, WC2H 9PA Tel: 02078366777
A veritable trainerama, soletrader fits the bill.
773 Fulham Road, SW6, SW6 5HA Tel: 020 7371 9774
96a High Street, W8 4SG Tel: 02073611560
A veritbale trainer-rama.
230 Mile End Road, E1 4LJ Tel:
At the King's Arms public house.
Victoria Embankment, WC2R 1LA Tel: 020 7845 4600
134 Kingsland Road, E2, E2 8DY Tel: 020 7613 3222
311313 Fulham Road, SW10 9QH Tel: 020 7352 0088
5 Boileau Parade, W5 3AQ Tel: 02089919900
Small but inviting Italian with room for everyone
2a Tabernacle Street, EC2A 4LU Tel:
An off-the-beaten-track bar, restaurant. Very nice.
27 Litchfield St, WC2H 9NG Tel: 02072401796
Experience North Africa in the heart of London.
1A Short Gardens , WC2H 9AT Tel: 0207 240 1796
Cheaper than a trip to Marrakesh, without the touchy-feely hassle from slipper-sellers. Result!
Soul Brother Records
1 Keswick Rd, SW15 2HL Tel: 02088751018
Rare funk, jazz and soul music.
12 Ingestre Place, W1F 0JF Tel: 0207494 2004
Funk and soul music store.
Soul Stop Cafe
154 George Lane, E18 1AY Tel: 020 8989 1849
1 Leicester Square, WC2H 7NA Tel: 020 728 7010
South Harrow Market
Northolt Road, HA2 0LY Tel:
Always low prices. Every little helps. Making life taste better. Reason no.1 for shopping here.
South London Pacific
340 Kennington Road, SE11, SE11 4LD Tel: 020 7820 9189
65 New Kings Road, SW6 4SG Tel:
Damn good pub serving some fine food.
146-48 Newington Butts, SE11 4RN Tel: 02077355178
Elegant and wonderfully OTT women-only club.
York Hall Leisure Centre, Old Ford Road, E2, E2 9PJ Tel: 020 8709 5845
46 Great Peter Street, SW1P 2HA Tel:
161 Tottenham Court Road, W1T 7NN Tel: 02072094488
Part of the sprawling American lap-dancing chain
410 Rayners Lane, HA5 5DY Tel: 02088688405
Make your alcoholism more cost-effective vibe the medium of homebrew.
163 Rotherhithe Street, SE16 5QU Tel:
10 Wardour Street, W1D 6QF Tel: 0207 7581088
84–86 Wardour Street, W1, W1F 0TQ Tel: 0207 734 3444
2–5 Carthusian Street, EC1M 6EB Tel:
Life your spirits with this-, sorry, sorry...
Spirit Café Bar
94 Tooting High Street, SW17 0RR Tel:
The premier bar in Tooting. I imagine that's not their slogan.
Sporting Page The
6 Camera Place, SW10 0BH Tel:
Pub that's the Queen Vic for the Range Rover set.
29–30 Maiden Lane, WC2E 7JS Tel:
Good for watching footie and with an up-for-it crowd.
15 Longbridge Road, IG11 8TN Tel:
A proper old East End boozer, for want of a much better cliché.
1 Kingsland Rd, E2 8DA Tel:
A dodgy, muso pub/bar with DJs most nights.
Spread Eagle Restaurant
1-2 Stockwell Street, SE10 9JN Tel: 02086921618
Atmospheric restaurant next to the antiques shop.
Spread Eagle, The
141 Albert St, NW1, NW1 7NB Tel: 020 7267 1410
20 Bedford Street, WC2E 9HP Tel:
Antipodean pub with big screens, and pool tables.
Springfield Park Tavern
113 Bounds Green Road, N11 2PP Tel:
Local boozer with plenty of hiding space to escape locals.
Squat and Gobble
27 Tottenham Street, W1T 4RW Tel: (020) 7580 5338
27 Clerkenwell Road, EC1M 5RN Tel: 0207 253 5754
St Christopher's Inn Camden
48-50 Camden High Street, NW1 0LT Tel: (020) 740 71856
St Christopher's Inn Greenwich
189 Greenwich High Road, SE10 Tel: 02074071856
St Christopher's Inn Shepherds Bush
13-15 Shepherds Bush Green, W12 8PH Tel: 02074071856
St Christopher's on the South Bank
The Village , SE1 1HR Tel: (020) 7407 1856
St Christophers Inn
121 Borough High Street, SE1 1NP Tel:
26 St John St, EC1M 4AY Tel: 02072510848
Traditional restuarant where no part of the animal goes to waste.
St John Bread & Wine
94/96 Commercial Street, E1 6LZ Tel: 020 7251 0848
Brace your wallet and dine with the movers and shakers.
St John's Tavern
91 Junction Road, N19 5QU Tel: 02072721587
Refurbed flash restaurant.
St Pancras Champagne Bar
St Pancras Station, Pancras Road, N1, NW1 2QP Tel: (020) 7843 4250
St Paul's Cathedral
St. Paul's Churchyard, EC4M 8AD Tel: 02072304128
Classy photo opportunity.
St. Christophers Inn
189 Greenwich High Road, SE10 8JA Tel:
Late-opening bar below a youth hostel.
St. George's Church
2 Hanover Square, W1S 1FX Tel: 0207 629 0874
Chalk Farm Rd, NW1 8AH Tel: 02074855511
Cool Camden market. Good for gifts and the like.
Standard Curry House, The
71 Brick Lane, E1 6QL Tel: 02072475855
An utterly average curry house on a street of a thousand.
12-14 Long Acre, WC2E 9LH Tel: 02078361321
The best range of travel books/maps in town.
Star at Night The
22 Great Chapel Street, W1 8FR Tel:
A godsend for the gentile gay gal.
Stargreen Box Office
20 Argyll Street, W1F 7TT Tel: 02077348932
Booking service for hundreds of concerts and events in London.
Station Bar & Restaurant
41 Bramley Road, W10 6SZ Tel:
Decent enough boozer for low-key drinking
12 High Street, E13 0AJ Tel: 02085034442
1 Eastbourne Terrace, W2 1BA Tel:
Hotel bar with tons of class.
Steam & Sun
17/19 Charlton St, NW1 1JJ Tel: no number
Fairly shonky massage parlour
Stick and Bowl
31 Kensington High Street, W8, W8 5NP Tel: 020 7937 2778
Stingray Globe Café
109 Columbia Road, E2 7RL Tel: 020 7613 114
40 Panton St, SW1Y 4EA Tel: 02078395142
197 Stockwell Road, SW9 9SJ Tel: 02072741724
Breakfast sorted at this proper caff.
The Black Horse 168 Mile End Rd, E1 4LJ Tel: 02089599956
Transsexual, tranvestite and transgendered club night
3 Dray Walk, The Old Truman Brewery, E1, E1 6QL Tel: 020 7247 3137
105-106 Upper St, N1 1QN Tel: 02072269742
Classy pizza chain which you don't have to be drunk to enjoy.
175 New Kings Road, SW6 4SW Tel: 02077316404
Excellent wood-fired pizza chain...a cut above
8-10 Exmouth Market, EC1R 4QA Tel: 0207278 0800
Restaurant chain doing pizza to perfection.
Strand Health Club
96 Savoy Courtyard, WC2R 0EW Tel: 0207497895
Do the Strand 7 days a week at this parlour.
45 Bedford St, WC2E 9HA Tel: 02072401333
OK Indian restaurant with the worst carpet we've ever seen.
Aldwych, WC2B 5LD Tel: 02079308800
West End theatre.
Theatre Square, E15 1BX Tel: 02082791000
Three storey, purpose built performance venue.
164 The Grove, E15 1NS Tel: 02085557966
Sauna with massage available
Stringfellow's Cabaret of Angels
16-19 Upper St Martin's Lane, WC2H 9EF Tel: 02072405534
Table dancing with all the glitz, non of yer sleaze.
Strongroom Restaurant Bar
120-124 Curtain Road, EC2A 3SQ Tel: 020 7426 5103
Tucked away down a very nice little mews, this compact but cosy...
5th Floor Waterstone's, W1J 9LE Tel:
Who'd have thought it? Great view.
9 Brighton Terrace, SW9 8DJ Tel: 0207 737 2095
Suburban Bar & Lounge
27 Hartfield Road, SW19, SW19 3SG Tel: 020 8543 9788
341 North End Rd, SW6 1NN Tel: 02073855644
Reap the rewards of a classy area at this charity shop.
374 North End Road, SW6 1LY Tel:
A haven of potential debauchary, book the next day off.
42-44 Great Windmill Street, W1, W1D 7NB Tel: (020) 7851 0800
78 Norman Road, SW19 1BN Tel:
Pub oozing the proper boozer vibe.
Sun & Thirteen Cantons
21 Great Pulteney St, W1F 9NG Tel:
Pub with a clubby vibe, packed with a young crowd.
Sun and Doves
61-63 Coldharbour Lane, SE5, SE5 9NS Tel: 020 7733 1525
Sun in Splendour
7 Portobello Road, W11 3DA. Tel:
An all round good-egg of a pub. Sunshine remains context dependent, mind.
47 Clapham Old Town, SW4 0JL Tel:
Mediterranean-style pub with a cool courtyard.
3 Edgfield Avenue, IG11 9JP Tel: 02085945940
If you don't leave looking like a supermodel you might as well go live under a rock.
77 Old Oak Common Lane, W3 7DA Tel: 020 8749 2574
A proper caff
30a Dean Street, W1D 3RZ Tel: 02074377229
Dean Street strip club.
64 Neal Street, WC2H 9PA Tel: 02072405248
Undeniably hip boutique.
110 Acre Lane, SW2 5RA Tel: 02077377761
Music shop with roots, dub and Jamaican imports.
Surrey Quays Shopping Centre
Redriff Rd, SE16 7LL Tel: 02072375282
1 Station Parade Uxbridge Road, W5 3LD Tel: 02088963175
Japanese that can hold its own with the best of them.
16 Great Sutton Street, EC1V 0DH Tel:
Old fashioned boozer good for watching sport.
Suze in Mayfair
41 North Audley Street, W1K 6ZP Tel: (020) 7491 3237
16 Semley Place, SW1W 9QJ Tel: 0207 824 8261
196 Clapham High Street, SW4 7UD Tel: 020 7498 4931
In a direct contradiction to the Alexandra pub located opposite, SW4 is...
11 Dorrell Place, SW9 8EG Tel: 02077833116
Brixton's very own rehab clinic.
31 Broadway, E15 4BQ Tel:
Pub well known for cask beers and ales.
61–65 Great Queen Street, WC2B 5BZ Tel:
Swanky boozing 'til 1am.
Canarby St, Tel: (020) 7734 1690
Rocky, unusual shoes of the type
favoured by angst-ridden girl band...
Cannons Health Club, Endell Street, WC2, WC2H 9SA Tel: 020 7497 0820
833 Fulham Road, SW6 5HQ Tel: 02077510228
Very Fulham. Leisurewear for ladies who lunch.
Sweet & Spicy
40 Brick Lane, E1 6RF Tel: 020 7247 1081
39 Queen Street, EC4N 4SA Tel: 0207 248 3062
Crazy seafood place. You'll see.
Swimmer at Grafton Arms The
12 Eburne Road, N7 6AR Tel:
A diamond in the rough on the Holloway Road.
Swiss Cottage Sauna
2 New College Parade, NW6 5EP Tel: 02075864422
24 Hour sauna. Don't get too comfy or you'll completely wrinkle up.