Mad Map on London

Enthusiastic gypsies and collectors of "WOW", Agnese and Paola are the duo behind Mad Map, an online magazine that collects travel tips and interviews, seeking (and revealing) unique gems around the world.

As tireless travelers themselves, Agnese and Paola bring DATS to London, uncovering the edgiest streets and recommending their favorite spots!

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EAT
La Fromagerie A delicious brunch spot hidden behind a black wooden door. You'll find yourself in a tiny, Parisienne and super chic mini market.

Jin Kichi Come here for a real Japanese experience made of sushi and yakitori (skewers).

Bodega Negra You’ll think you've entered a common sexy shop in Soho, but you'll end up eating tacos y ceviche while drinking margaritas!

The Palomar An intimate place characterized by blue leather and dark wooden interiors. It serves a unique cuisine from Jerusalem influenced by the South of Spain, North Africa and Levant.

Lyle's A Michelin starred restaurant, with delicate and innovative cuisine. P.S. Sometimes visiting chefs are invited to cook for a night!

 

DRINK
Sketch Even if it's too obvious, it remains one of the you-can’t-miss spots in London for its unique toilets, interior design and cocktails.

Soho House All the Soho Houses around the world are just wow, but they are members-only. Our favorite is the one in Shoreditch, with its pool and rooftop.

Chiltern Fire House Posh, cool and contemporary. It has that LA flair that comes from the celebrity spotting!

Experimental Cocktail Club 3 sensual and sexy floors in Chinatown with a DJ playing, chandeliers and cool wallpaper.

H. R. Higgings Appointed by Her Royal Highness (aka Queen Elizabeth II), it's a real gem where you can try unique coffee and tea. Tell the experts how you feel like today and they’ll get your tea/coffee ready - also depending from the weather!

 

PARTY
606 Jazz Club The real place for the real jazz!

Lovebox The yearly appointment in Victoria Park that lights up your spirit and warms up your body.

Moth Club Besides Lulu's, Cuckoo and KOKO's party vibes, we love to go down the rabbit hole here in Hackney.

 

STAY
Leman Locke Newly opened in Shoreditch, we feel pure love for its clean lines and its color palette.

Blakes A classic in London. Chic and English, it embraces the London charm.

Artist Residence 10 rooms that make you feel at home thanks to the rustic, and well-curated interior design.

Hoxton Hotel Hipster and cool with distinguished design.

 

EXPERIENCE
The Wallace Collection One of the finest collections of art in a sumptuous palace. Don't miss the afternoon tea here, it’s as nice as the one you have at the Brown's Hotel.

Electric Cinema The best night out combo is drinks at the Electric House - members only - and a movie at the Electric cinema (you’ll get to watch the movie on a huge bed)!

The Petersham Nurseries Go to Richmond, explore the park, bike along the canal and have lunch in this enchanted place with greenhouses, flowers and romantic table settings.

Columbia Flower Market Sunday mornings are made for brunch at Bistrotheque and long walks down Columbia road. Get flowers and coffee on the go because next stop is Brick Lane, the kingdom of vintage.

Perfumer H If you’re feeling fancy this bespoke perfume boutique is the place for you!

Cotswolds The English countryside, two hours away from London. Go to Painswick and stay at The Painswick, you'll feel like you’re living in a movie. 

 

SHOP
The Conran Shop For home decor and interior design lovers.

Dover Street Market For fashion (and creativity) lovers.

Daunt Books For bookshop (the ones that still smell of paper) lovers.

Antique Shops Wander down Kensington Church St if you love antiquities and good deals.

Frock Me Vintage Fair A few appointments throughout the year in a deconsecrated church. It’s worth all the patience!

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