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...Places Near White Cube, Mason's Yard

Date: 03.11.10 Category:

“Ever left a nightclub floor at 3am and gone straight to a gallery? Me neither. But everything once, right?”

We all know that tourists simultaneously make our city thrive and increase stress levels of anyone trying to get anywhere fast in the West End. So when heading to any exhibition in the area, my advice is generally - if you can't beat them, join them; take in the exhibition but make a trip of it by sampling some of the local delights.... 

But if you are going to see 'The Clock' exhibition at White Cube, Mason's Yard (4th - 6th and 11th-13th November), mass-tourist-avoidance actually is possible; open for 24 hours, you can visit the local delights and then go to the exhibition.

For all day-dining, head to Franco's on Jermyn Street or Napket on Piccadilly. For Afternoon Tea, Brown's and The Ritz are of course renowned, and members of Morton's on Berkeley Square should definitely indulge in the art-inspired Art-Noon Tea. For a sharpener, no trip to the area would be complete without a Martini at Duke's Bar and the bar at Nobu Berkeley Street offers spectacular cocktails throughout the evening to a buzzing crowd of suits. For American-style sustenance, Automat will (more than) hit the spot, Le Caprice will keep things glamorous, Babbo will inject some rustic-chic romance, and Sumosan and Nobu will keep sushi-lovers happy, if not the bank. If you indulge in dinner at Cielo, then a dance at Luxx is a must, likewise Cuckoo and Tramp allow you to drink, dine, dance and deviate without the hassle of a relocation. Though sadly, when the lights come on, you will have to leave. Sorry about that. But remember, you could always head to White Cube...

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Franco's

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Franco's

Restaurant

"From breakfast through to dinner via lunches and early evening drinks, Franco's is a favourite with Mayfair locals and others who..."

61 Jermyn Street, London SW1Y 6LX

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Napket

Napket

Cafe

"Even those grabbing a sandwich on-the-go deserve the right to do so in style."

61 Piccadilly, London W1J 0DY

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Brown's Hotel

Brown's Hotel

Hotel

"With a bar, spa, restaurant and a delicious traditional Afternoon Tea, Brown's is a home-from-home... though sadly, it is nothing..."

Brown’s Hotel, Albemarle Street, London W1S 4BP

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The Ritz

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The Ritz

Hotel

"The Ritz at Christmas is one of the most traditionally exquisite places to be. "

150 Piccadilly, London W1J 9BR

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Morton's Club

Morton's Club

Private members' club

"Morton's is an elegant private members club but areas are available for private hire to non-members."

28 Berkeley Square, London W1J 6EN

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Nobu Berkeley Street

Nobu Berkeley Street

Restaurant with bar

"In and out of fashion and the press like the celebrities it often feeds, Nobu still serves great food and offers a sparkling..."

15 Berkeley Street, London W1J 8DY

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Automat

Automat

Restaurant

"Automat is an ideal location for those with substantial appetites for both American fare and the social scene. "

33 Dover Street, Mayfair, London W1S 4NF

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Le Caprice

Le Caprice

Restaurant

"A reliable, timeless classic, Le Caprice fits the bill at almost any time and for almost any occasion."

Arlington Street, London SW1A 1RJ

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Babbo

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Babbo

Restaurant

"Oozing with old-fashioned charm and serving traditional Italian dishes, Babbo is the daddy."

39 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4JQ

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Sumosan

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Sumosan

Restaurant

"It might not be as shouted-about as other Japanese restaurants, but that's because those in-the-know want to keep it a secret...."

26 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4HY

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Nobu London

Nobu London

Restaurant

"Nobuyuki Matsuhisa's first restaurant in Europe, Nobu London offers a restaurant and a sushi bar complete with views across Hyde..."

19 Old Park Lane, London W1K 1LB

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Luxx

Luxx

Nightclub

"A brilliantly located club with a restaurant located above for a hassle-free evening."

3 New Burlington Street, London W1S 2JF

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Cuckoo Club

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Cuckoo Club

Nightclub

"A ‘rock 'n' regal’ interior draws out the party gene in even the most retiring visitor."

Swallow Street, London W1B 4EZ

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Tramp

Tramp

Private members' club

"Nights here could easily make for a film script. I'd make my own if 'Lady and the Tramp' hadn't already been taken as a title."

40 Jermyn Street, London SW1Y 6DN

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