In this instalment of our 48-hour series, we have collaborated with legendary food and travel blogger, Food Feels. The London local divulges the best places to eat, drink and stay in this historic city, as he takes us behind the scenes of his favourite London hotspots.

Stay

The Hoxton Hotel

Stay in the heart of East London at the gorgeous Hoxton Hotel in Shoreditch. This contemporary spot first opened its doors in 2006 and has been welcoming guests ever since. With a variety of different sized rooms on offer, you’re bound to find something that suits your needs.

Town Hall Hotel

Town Hall Hotel in Bethnal Green operates out of a revamped historic building and features a stunning contrast of vintage furnishings and modern interior design. Have a drink in their hotel bar before heading out into the city to explore.

Shoreditch House

Feel right at home at Shoreditch House. This cosy and beautifully designed hotel offers 26 rooms, each with a distinct character. Relax in the steam room or sauna after a long day of exploring the city. Or, why not treat yourself to a meal in the classic House kitchen?

Artist Residence

Stay at the Artist Residence and enjoy their self-professed eclectic luxury. This affordable boutique hotel is located between Chelsea, Westminister and Tate Britain, so you’ll easily fill your days with plenty to do. Each of the ten rooms in this hotel is filled with unique and quirky pieces, that will be sure to help unleash the inner artist within.

The London Edition

This five-star hotel is situated in a beautiful landmark building and offers unparalleled luxury. Located right on the edge of Soho, The London Edition boasts bespoke cocktails and world-class dining on top of its boutique and historic rooms. If you are looking for a night of luxury and elegance, look no further than The London Edition.

Eat

Bright

From the team behind P.Franco and Noble Fine liquor comes Bright. This Hackney hot spot is a wine bar and restaurant that is all about good eating from chefs William Gleave and Giuseppe Belvedere.

Bright lives up to its name. This London food spot is quaint, with wooden furniture and a mossy green feature wall. Not only is this an open and welcoming space to enjoy delicious food, but it also features a lovely wine list that you will be bound to appreciate.

Brawn

Brawn is nestled in a converted warehouse in East London. Their Mediterranean menu boasts small plates that feature ‘all things pork’. Driven by a love of cultural European cooking, Brawn serves produce-driven dishes that spotlight seasonal ingredients. Whilst visiting this East London favourite, be sure to sample their natural wine list.

Visit Brawn on Sunday for a delicious set lunch for only £33 per head.

Lyle’s

In the heart of Shoreditch, you can find the latest restaurant from James Lowe, Lyle’s. This stripped back dining room serves what is best of any given day, with a focus on seasonal and local dishes. With one Michelin star, this restaurant is not one to be missed.

Kricket

This modern Indian restaurant combines British ingredients with authentic Mumbai flavours. Located in Soho, this groovy eatery offers a range of dining options. With both counter dining by an open kitchen and a downstairs cocktail bar with large tables, Kricket is perfect for any occasion. Be sure to sample a few drinks from their ever-changing cocktail menu.

Drink

Sager + Wilde

Explore the everchanging extensive wine list of Sager + Wilde. Enjoy a glass (or two, or three) behind the beautiful backdrop of their Hackney Road wine bar.

Visit their Paradise Row location to sample their local and seasonal menu.

Discount Suit Company

Find your favourite forgotten classic cocktail at Discount Suit Company. Situated in an old suit company storeroom, this cocktail bar offers great traditional cocktails, as well as a variety of beers and wines.

If you’re looking for a laid-back location to meet with friends, look no further than the Discount Suit Company.

Untitled Bar

Work your way down Tony Conigliaro’s unique and innovative cocktail list at Untitled Resturant and Bar, located in the heart of Dalston. Untitled also offers a Japanese inspired food menu, crafted by Michelin Star sensation Rob Roy Cameron.

Noble Rot

With their wine list being awarded Best Wine List of the Year three years running, you will be sure to find the perfect glass of wine at Noble Rot. This Bloomsbury’s Lamb’s Conduit Street hot spot boasts an award-winning Franglaise style a la carte menu that is not to be missed.

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