24 hours in London

Beauty editor Bella Blissett escorts us on a tour of the places to see and be seen.

London writer Bella Blissett spends her days roaming the city's hotspots looking for the perfect blend of coffee, company — and inspiration. As the gray days descend, we asked her to open up her little black book of places to see you through the season in style.

brunch at the wolseley

"Weekend breakfast at the Wolseley is a ritual. Newspapers, great coffee and perfect, teeny-tiny silverware. It doesn’t get better than that."
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browse books for cooks

"On a cold, rainy day, I curl up on one of the sofas at Books for Cooks in Notting Hill. I like to read recipes while the delicious smell of cooking from their café and live food demonstrations wafts around me."
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beautify at teresa tarmey

"With its super-cool Shoreditch studio location and cozy armchairs, beauty guru Teresa Tarmey’s hotspot is the go-to place for pampering among socialites Tallulah Harlech and Tali Lennox."
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spray tan at james read’s agua spa

"The sun disappears from the British radar as soon as October hits. But 15 minutes in James Read’s Agua Spa tanning suite at The Sanderson Hotel is the fastest way to fake a flawless glow right through winter."
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order from feng sushi

"When a deadline’s looming and I need a quick fix, I dial up sashimi and a man appears at my door with my favorite seaweed salad and sesame tuna tataki, as if by magic."
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