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Gin – and the components that are used in the making of it – are the stars at the Ginstitute in London.

Gin – and the components that are used in the making of it – are the stars at the Ginstitute in London.

Matt Green

Crushing on juniper like the rest of this city? Create your own custom bottle in a boozy classroom and live the spirit's centuries-old history during what might be the city's most sophisticated pub crawl… Read more


Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols promoting the Anarch-Tea at the W hotel in London. Evoking the 1970’s and the start of the punk counterculture era, the cakes are themed around iconic punk music including ‘God Save the Queen – The Sex Pistols’: a red, white and blue Battenburg, complete with its a marzipan icing crown. £30 a person

Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols promoting the Anarch-Tea at the W hotel in London. Evoking the 1970’s and the start of the punk counterculture era, the cakes are themed around iconic punk music including ‘God Save the Queen – The Sex Pistols’: a red, white and blue Battenburg, complete with its a marzipan icing crown. £30 a person

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It's been 40 years since the Sex Pistols dropped Anarchy in the U.K. Tour the old haunts and see what Johnny Rotten is up to now… Read more


The cheaper pound is the perfect excuse to book into one of the latest luxury properties – be it an eccentric Georgian townhouse or a revamped '90s favourite

ZTH: Seymour's Parlour bar.

ZTH: Seymour’s Parlour bar.

Andreas von Einsiedel

Zetter Townhouse Marylebone: Tucked away in London's shopping district, this hotel's utterly eccentric design and amenities make for a memorable stay… Read more

All the rooms at St. Martins Lane have street-facing, floor-to-ceiling windows so guests can catch cars wildly zipping down narrow streets.

All the rooms at St. Martins Lane have street-facing, floor-to-ceiling windows so guests can catch cars wildly zipping down narrow streets.

St. Martins Lane: The environment here is modern day British glam, minus the hubbub of London's West End theatre district just outside its front door… Read more

The COMO suite dining room.

The COMO suite dining room.

Martin Morrell

COMO Metropolitan London: During the late 1990s and early aughts, the hotel's exclusive, members-only Met Bar was paparazzi central and that era's representatives of Cool Britannia… Read more