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Hot New Opening: Bar Des Pres

New openings don’t come much hotter than this!

To celebrate the much awaited return of hospitality and fine dining, in our new series we’ve teamed up with Robert Walton MBE to introduce you to the hottest new openings in and around London. 

Where better to start than Cyril Lignac’s fantastic Bar Des Pres

Located in the heart of Mayfair, Bar des Prés is the first overseas venture from acclaimed French chef Cyril Lignac. The restaurant is an evolved version of the original Saint-Germain restaurant and brings a vibrant, cosmopolitan concept that combines “French know-how, London energy and Japanese individuality”.

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Clerkenwell

Once the stomping ground of famed English author Charles Dickens, Clerkenwell is now known as a centre of a different kind of creativity, attracting designers and architects in their droves.

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Mayfair

Mayfair, the upscale district of London bordered by leafy Hyde Park owes much of its prestigious reputation to being the most valuable square on the monopoly board.

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The City

‘The City’ – just one square mile in size – is in many ways London’s epicentre. This is where the Romans founded the city of Londinium. Today, the City is the hub of the nation’s finance industry, with 500 banks all slotting into this small section of the metropolis.

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Victoria

A small enclave of the City of Westminster in central London, Victoria is situated between Belgravia and St James’s with Hyde Park and Green Park to the north.

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Shaftesbury Avenue

Shaftesbury Avenue is the beating heart of London’s West End Theatre district. Here you’ll find a cluster of some of the country’s most famous theatre venues.

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Waterloo

The last decade has seen Waterloo transform from a slightly non-descript conduit of people in and out of its famous train station to a vibrant cultural hotspot.

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King's Cross

Located north of Fitzrovia and south of Camden, King’s Cross is on the outskirts of North London, but still benefits from being a short walk from the city centre and Regent’s Park.

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Knightsbridge

Located in West London, Knightsbridge has, over the years, become a byword for both exclusivity and luxury.

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Marylebone

Bordering Fitzrovia, Mayfair, Paddington, and the sweeping greenery of Regent’s Park, Marylebone is right in the very heart of chic London.

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Chelsea

The sheer vibrancy and iconoclastic spirit of the King’s Road during the 60s and 70s made Chelsea famous. Well, more than famous, it made it cool. It was gritty, graffitied, and edgy.

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Canary Wharf

Home to some of the tallest buildings in the UK, Canary Wharf is a vibrant business and financial district of London.

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Covent Garden

Where can you find the heart of theatreland, striking street performers and London’s oldest restaurant all within a short walk? Look no further than Covent Garden.

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Camden

For the last 50 years, Camden has been a bastion of the London music scene. And while it’s counter-culture clout may be waning – high-street giants and tourists are usurping one-of-a-kind shops and brooding musicians – the physical reminders of its gritty heyday somehow sustain Camden’s cool mystique.

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Soho

Located in the West End of London, Soho is a popular destination for nights out in the city. Situated within walking distance of Oxford Circus tube station, Soho experiences a heavy footfall of tourists and revellers alike.

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Shoreditch

Shoreditch is now one of the trendiest areas of London. A far cry from its Victorian slums’ heritage, Shoreditch is now home to a wealth of cool bars and hip restaurants jotted up and down its maze of small streets and main roads.

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