It’s a tight, stressful schedule cramming in those shows – so how on earth are you meant to cram in a pinxto too?? There is more to London than the on-site cafe at Somerset House, so read on for the hotspots that are only a slow stiletto stagger from Somerset House…
Gorgeous Central European style café from the Wolsley team. Open Sundays.
55 Aldwych, London WC2B 4BB
+44(0)20 7499 8558
The restaurant that got everyone excited. Nothing new here – you’ve seen it in NYC, you’ve seen the menu umpteen times, but it still drives people crazy. Open Sundays.
4-6 Russell Street, London WC2B 5HZ
+44 (0)20 3301 1155
In their own words ‘a kind of Jewish deli with cocktails.’
25 Catherine Street, London WC2B 5JS
Monday to Saturday: Noon – 11.30pm, Sunday & Bank Holidays: Noon – 10.30pm +44 (0)20 7240 2078
Mostly wine 30 wines available by the glass. You might need one or two after a blurry day of SS14.
140 Fetter Lane, London EC4A 1BT
+44 (0)20 7242 8877
A rather handsome, shiny interior. Very good Spanish snacks. Sundays 12-5pm
23 Catherine Street, London WC2B 5JS
+44 (0)207 836 3680
Heaton Butler & Bayne
A new kid on the block. Chilled cucumber soup, smoked ham mousse on the menu. This will do nicely. Open Sundays til 9pm
Floral Street, Corner of Garrick Street, Covent Garden, London WC2
+44 (0)20 7379 1432
Need a stiff martini away from the crowds? Waste no time in heading to this special, cosy bar above London’s oldest restaurant: dark wood, simple old fashioned elegance, classic cocktails. Open Sundays.
35 Maiden Ln London WC2E 7LB
+44(0)20 7836 5314
If you’re seeking hardcore glamour, you’ll find Deco joy at The Savoy Hotel. Since it’s major renovation you now have a choice of two shiny bars: American Bar and the Beaufort Bar.
Strand, London WC2R 0EU