Cafe, 'biscuit boutique' and icing school run by hand-iced biscuit company Biscuiteers. As well as selling a wide range of biscuits, cupcakes, macaroons and drinks, Biscuiteers hosts a drop-in icing cafe where you can have a go at decorating your own biscuits to take home with you, or send to a friend as an edible gift. There are also formal icing workshops for picking up new skills and the boutique can be hired for private icing parties for hen dos, birthdays or children's parties.
While I live in southwest London, I’d go up to Chelsea quite a bit and adore the Farmers Market. They have an amazing array of delicious foods from oysters to doughnut holes to foods from around the world. Plus, with a drinks bar, you can enjoy a glass of champagne on the benches as you listen to beautiful live music. It's my favourite market for the delicious food and it isn't anywhere near as busy as Borough Market. Plus, you can pop into the Saatchi Gallery after and check out the cool modern art. Eliane Skipper
Evans and Peel is an amazing speakeasy near Earls Court. Find the secret door, meet the 'private detective' who will help solve your 'case' and then walk behind the bookcase to the cosy, low-lit bar. Word on the grapevine is that they will also be opening another themed bar in Chiswick soon, so keep your eyes peeled! Steph Marston
My favourite spot in West London is Hampton Court Palace. I try and visit every year as I love Tudor history. It's a fascinating day out and if it's good weather you can take a little trip down the road and spend the rest of your evening at a riverside pub. Charlotte Gale
I love a stroll around Holland Park. You have architecture with the former Jacobean mansion Holland House, tranquility in the Japanese style Kyoto Gardens, fun for the kids in the playground and beautiful strutting peacocks to keep you company: the makings of a perfect afternoon. Sima Sthanakiya
I adore the collection of pubs in Hammersmith. For a great bite to eat I head to The Ram or the Old Ship but my favourite has to be The Dove. When I lived by the river I would spend a lot of time sunning on their terrace or getting cosy with their complimentary dressing gowns and a warming glass of Merlot. Eppie Shepherd
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Balans Soho Society Soho
This Old Compton Street venue is one of Soho's popular spots. Much of that is down to its flexibility - it's open for breakfast through lunch to cocktails and dinner in the evening that stretch into busy late nights and early mornings. The pavement seating and window tables prove a bit of a draw come summertime. The all-day food menu ranges from breakfast burritos, full Englishes, kedgeree and chorizo con papas to pulled pork sandwiches, the Balans burger, rigatoni, risotto and crab linguine. The evening menu features Thai red curries, quesadillas, duck spring rolls and Maryland crab cakes alongside bellies of pork, rib-eye steaks and sea bass served with crushed new potatoes, spinach and a chive butter sauce. Many of the dishes are available late into the night, too. Many visit just for drinks. A good selection of the global wine list is available by the glass, extending to the champagne, too. Cocktails, though, prove most popular, with frozen daiquiris and various martinis alongside an apple and elderflower collins, a passion fruit and pineapple swizzle and a monkey gland - a mix of Broker's Gin, absinthe, orange juice and grenadine.
Venue says: “Balans is giving away vouchers entitling customers to great offers, including 50% or 25% off your next meal, or a free cocktail or dessert.”