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Date: 07.09.11 Category:

“With the Museum of Everything currently housed inside, it's a good excuse as any to brave the bustling crowds and make a day of it. Though perhaps not a Saturday‚Ķ”

As it's likely you'll need sustenance before taking in not only the exhibition but all eight floors of Selfridges, it would be wise to start with lunch.  If you're coming from Marylebone High Street, it's worth stopping at The Providores and Tapa Room along the way for exceptional coffee and creative little plates of fusion food. Head to The Grazing Goat for a casual pub lunch which, despite the chaotic surrounds, is surprisingly relaxing and rustic. Or for somewhere extra special, reserve a table at Texture for Michelin starred Scandinavian-inspired cuisine.

Indulging in afternoon tea can't be beaten for a post exhibition / shopping expedition treat. Conveniently, there are some exceptional options within walking distance of Selfridges including the traditional Claridges and the plush Martini Library at The Arch London. And for afternoon tea with a dark (albeit fashionable) twist, wander down to The Langham to sample their limited edition Bijoux Afternoon Tea inspired by jewellery designer Stephen Webster's most recent collection, 'Murder She Wrote'.

With opening hours until 8pm during the week, the exhibition makes for a great after work excursion with friends. And if you're looking for somewhere to have a drink and chat afterwards, both Hush and Mews of Mayfair have a wonderful selection of cocktails on offer or head to nearby wine bar, Vinoteca Marylebone, for an extensive selection of wines by the glass.

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The Grazing Goat

The Grazing Goat

Pub

"From the team behind the ever-buzzing Orange, Pantechnicon and Thomas Cubitt, The Grazing Goat isn't for billy-no-mates."

6 New Quebec Street, London W1H 7RQ

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Texture

Texture

Restaurant with bar

"Promising fabulous cuisine and a wonderful wine list, Texture offers a culinary experience as well as night out."

34 Portman Street, London W1H 7BY

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Claridge's

Claridge's

Hotel

"A name synonymous with style, glamour and exceptional service; Claridge's remains at the forefront of London's hotel scene."

Brook Street, London W1K 4HR

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The Arch London

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The Arch London

Hotel

"Situated in a quiet spot behind Marble Arch, this intimate five star hotel offers stylish and discreet surroundings."

50 Great Cumberland Place, London W1H 7FD

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The Langham

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The Langham

Hotel

"The Artesian Bar in The Langham was designed by The David Collins Studio - the name behind many of the most exquisite London..."

1c Portland Place, London W1B 1JA

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Hush

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Hush

Restaurant with bar

"Tucked away behind New Bond Street, Hush is a chic, buzzy spot for the memory bank."

Brook Street, London W1S 1EY

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Mews of Mayfair

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Mews of Mayfair

Restaurant

"Tucked away behind Bond Street, Mews of Mayfair pulls a sharply suited crowd of keen drinkers."

10-11 Lancashire Court, New Bond Street, Mayfair, London W1S 1EY

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Vinoteca Marylebone

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Vinoteca Marylebone

Bar

"Casual but stylish, Vinoteca Marylebone offers a buzzy wine bar experience."

15 Seymour Place, London W1H 5BD

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