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LONDON — As the city’s designers — Julien Macdonald, Matthew Williamson, Zandra Rhodes, Tracey Boyd, House of Jazz’s Pablo Flack and Hazel Robinson, Mark Eley and Wakako Kishimoto of Eley Kishimoto and Deseree Mejer of Fake...

Nick Jones, owner of the hip members’ club Soho House, has opened Electric Cinema, a members club/cinema/restaurant for Notting Hillbillies. Sidewalk tables at the all-day brasserie draw a rowdy crowd. — recommended by Macdonald; 191 Portobello Road. W11, 0207-908-9696.

Nip into The Cigar Bar at Claridge’s, an Art Deco delight, after dinner at Gordon Ramsay at Claridge’s. — recommended by Boyd; Brook Street W1A, 0207-629-8860.


At the noisy Les Trois Garcons in London’s East End stuffed animals line the walls — and they wear fine crystal jewelry. The food: to-die-for. — recommended by Williamson; 1 Club Row, London E1, 020 7613 1924.

E&O is the latest hip eatery in Notting Hill and the only East Asian venue that serves black cod as good as Nobu’s. — recommended by Macdonald; 14 Blenheim Crescent, London, W11, 020 7229 5454 .

Pull some strings and try to land a reservation at The Ivy, or make your reservation now for next March. It’s the place to be seen, with fans that include everyone from Nigella Lawson to Madonna. — recommended by Rhodes; 1 West Street, WC2, 020 7836 4751.

On Saturday mornings at the Borough Market overlooking the river, fresh vegetables, coffee and gourmet cheeses are sold under the arches at the London Bridge Station in a cinematic atmosphere worthy of Charles Dickens. — recommended by Rhodes; London Bridge Station SE1.


The London perfumery Miller Harris will create a bespoke fragrance, after a one-day consultation with founder Lyn Harris, for $1,800. — recommended by Williamson; 14 Needham Road, London W11, 020 7221 1545.

Make room in your suitcase for the six fantastic Shu Uemura Japanese bath oils, including pine, citron and cherry blossom, each for $22.50. — recommended by Eley and Kishimoto; Shu Uemura, 55 Neal Street, London WC2, 020 7240 7635.


Katie Hillier’s chunky bangle bracelets for House of Jazz, in bright purple, red or black and white, are all the rage. — recommended by Flack; House of Jazz, 0207-729-2770.
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