Poppy Jamie, TV presenter
"I find London to be such an exciting place. There is always something new popping up and always a friend to have coffee with in a cute café! I spend my life in cute cafés with a large skinny latte, my laptop, and a book. Nothing better!"
HAIR: "Try Paul Edmonds if in Knightsbridge, or Hershesons at Selfridges if central. Just £25 for an amazing 30-minute blowout!"
PARTY: "My friend Nick House's new place, Rusty Nail, is my new favourite hangout."
EAT: "Head to Little House or Electric Diner."
DRINK: "La Bodega Negra has the best margaritas."
GIFT: "Buy a personalised diary. Everyone always needs a new one to store those adventures!"
"Being a newbie to London, everything is amazingly refreshing to me. There's always something super cool going on, from Shoreditch to Mayfair. I've embraced it all — from pub culture to the rain. (Well, maybe not the rain so much.)"
EAT: "For day, it's Ottolenghi on Upper Street; for night, Les Trois Garçons Shoreditch."
DRINK: "Mr Fogg's and The Four Sisters Bar both make insane custom mixed drinks. Yummy!"
GIFT: "For a man, buy the Santa Maria Novella shave kit. The ultimate gift, though, is an iPod shuffle full of handpicked music."
"London is really big and I have lived in many different parts of town. One thing that remains the same is that I enjoy exploring my own neighbourhood, so I try to do as many things as I can locally."
PARTY: "I hit up Dalston Superstore for dancing, and I love Dock Kitchen for cocktails on a summer evening."
EAT: "I like The Electric (it is my local) for a quinoa salad, or if I am in town, the Riding House Café is always a winner."
DRINK: "The Bloody Mary at The Electric is amazing!" GIFT: "A whole-day spa experience is always a good one, otherwise a really amazing, life-changing, tearjerking book."
"I won't lie, I do love a new London opening. Bars, restaurants, galleries — there's always something fresh to discover in this city. My list of 'to try' is a mile long. If I wasn't so loyal to all my favourite haunts, I could get through them. As the saying goes, 'When a man is tired of London, he's tired of life.'"
NAILS: "MWnails combines my nostalgia for '70s air travel with my penchant for red nails."
HAIR: "Girls with curls should have Fedro James on speed dial. He's a frizz genius."
PARTY: "Check out The Playroom at Casa Negra, where you can grind to '90s hip-hop and pretend you know the words."
EAT: "Aside from having an awesome name, New World in Chinatown also makes the best dim sum in London. My Sunday regular."
DRINK: "Order negronis at Spuntino or martinis at Dukes for something more decadent."
GIFT: "Dinner for two at the newly refurbished Marcus Wareing restaurant at The Berkeley, or something lacy from Helena Christensen's spring/summer '14 lingerie collection."
Morwenna Lytton Cobbold, model, photographer, and DJ
"I'm based in Whitechapel and love my local haunts, but it's also fun to explore other parts of the city and have a little adventure."
NAILS: "I tend to do my own nails, but the WAH team are brilliant, when I've worked with them on fashion shows."
HAIR: "See Steve at Neville Hair & Beauty."
PARTY: "Wherever I'm DJing, haha. I usually spend Saturdays in the Parlour at Sketch."
DRINK: "I've never had anything like the Cereal Killer with Coco Pops milk at Berners Tavern."
GIFT: "Get tickets for the Imax at the Science Museum. I'm a closet geek."
"London still feels new to me. I get lost at least once a day, which keeps things fresh! I've stumbled on some of my favourite ever places here by taking the long, coastal route!"
HAIR: "My mates Maurice Flynn and Anthony Usher are amazing and I never go further. If it's face painting, Justine Jenkins is my go-to girl. Flawless but always fun!" PARTY: "The King's Head on Kingsland Road is filled with giant taxidermy, does great roast dinners, and stays open 'til later than should be acceptable. I saw Kelis perform her new album, Food, there last week."
EAT: "Clutch in Hoxton has the best fried chicken ever, but their brunch is insanely brilliant: chili scrambled eggs, halloumi, guacamole, roasted tomato, and sourdough toast. Throw in a fresh mimosa (they make the syrup with flowers from the Columbia Road flower market), and I may just stay all day! David Bailey eats here, too. It's a hidden little East London gem."
DRINK: "I like a Bloody Mary pretty much anywhere. But, for a relaxed, chill-out drink, it's beer at Offord or a glass of red at Sunday. Both are neighbourhood haunts that I dearly love!" GIFT: "Flowers delivered by bike from Petalon are my favourite thing to give and get. If I'm splashing out, then something personalised from Smythson. I've got a ridiculous amount of notebooks but love looking back over them. I think it's important to write stuff down and have a physical record. It feels more emotive, and for me, if it's not written down, it's not happening!"
PARTY: "I dance everywhere. Festivals, at home, The Box in Soho. I dance often and a lot."
EAT: "I have so many, but The River Cafe is delicious for dinner. Beigel Bake on Brick Lane does super-cheap, but spectacular smoked-salmon bagels. And, at last there is a great health-food café called The Good Life Eatery. It's a bit pricey, but a good start for others to follow."
DRINK: "Amaretto sour at Shoreditch House or The Edition Hotel. If I go to Experimental Cocktail Club, I'll have a St Germain, because there is nothing quite like it." GIFT: "I think the best gift anyone can receive is a ticket to somewhere. Anywhere at all.The gift of travelling is the best, because it's about collecting experiences and photographs to look back on when you get old. That or one of my MARINA silk tops — they make wonderful presents for the ladies."
"I love that London is a 24-hour city and everything is on your doorstep. Daily, you discover new restaurants, bars, and exhibitions and never have to worry about how you are getting home because you are never that far away. I love London's variety and flexibility which allows you to be spontaneous!"
“London’s art and culture is the best in the world. It has given me so much inspiration over the years."
HAIR: "It has to be Toni & Guy. They offer great service, fantastic cuts and blowouts, and are always a reliable team." PARTY: "The V&A stays open late one Friday each month. They have a live DJ in the grand coffee room." EAT: "Patara on Fulham Road is my favourite, I just love the food." DRINK: "Harvey Nichols has a great Champagne bar on the fifth floor. I also like Galvin at Windows at the Hilton on Park Lane." GIFT: "The PINGHE Voletta full-embroidery skirt is definitely at the top of my gifting list."
"I love wandering the streets of London. Every borough has its quirks and charm. You can go from down by the Southbank feeling a real sense of British pride overlooking the river and Big Ben to pretty Primrose Hill for a more bohemian vibe, and Chelsea for when I'm feeling posh. But, I'm really in Shoreditch most of the time, because there's a creativity there where fashion designers and tech start-ups meet. It's always something new, and always something weird."
PARTY: "The basement at The Edition Hotel is fun."
EAT: "Aubaine is so chic. Delicious fish, salads, and the prettiest little cakes for dessert." DRINK: "I love a tequila-based cocktail. Medicina Latinas go down a dream at La Bodega Negra."
GIFT: "Jewellery is always a great present option. I love these new star-sign pendants featuring the constellation of your horoscope in a cluster of diamonds!"