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London Collections Men (LCM) is a whirlwind event that requires constant refuel stops and a good drink to relax at the end of the day. Rule number one – convenience is king. With that in mind, here are the best places to eat, drink and be merry during LCM:
Start your day how you wish to continue it. Avocado toast at media hangout Riding House Café is always a safe option near enough to the action. If you want something a bit more interesting then head to NOPI for black rice porridge and interesting juices and you can’t go wrong with a classic breakfast of pastries and scrambled eggs at The Delauney.
A QUICK BITE
Between shows, you will not have the luxury of a sit-down meal – or at least a very long one. Gooey cheese toasties from Meltroom will cure any hangover. Otherwise Bao is a current Soho-favourite, although make sure you don’t go at peak times unless you want to wait for hours. Delancey and Co. assemble the ultimate bagels. Black Penny in Covent Garden for the gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, vegetarian crowd.
Maison Assouline is a coffee table book heaven in the form of a mansion on Piccadilly with beautiful teas and a fully-stocked bar for those who want something a bit stronger.
Hanging around Somerset House? Then you must stop in at Spring for some fresh seasonal dishes. Portland is a new crowd-pleaser serving up delicious small dishes (and plugs – trust us you’ll want these after a long day). Social Wine and Tapas, Jason Atherton’s newest creation, is set to be a winner. Hubbard and Bell in the Hoxton Hotel, Holborn also wins as a convenient pit-stop for later-night dining.
If the weather is nice you have two choices: Tom’s Kitchen Terrace in Somerset House or the courtyard of the Hamyard Hotel. And if it’s not, then French implant Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels in Neal’s Yard is the perfect intimate wine bar.
Our LCM hotspots are also available at Harrods.com
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