24 Hours in London

A layover in London, Tony's "home away from home," means catching up with chef friends Marco Pierre White and Fergus Henderson. He has just enough time for a few pints and a visit to a real-life little shop ...

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St. James Park

Tony and Marco Pierre White walk with Marco's dog through St. James Park, one of the oldest and most beautiful parks in London. The dog pulls Tony along and makes an inappropriate bathroom stop in the middle of the sidewalk.

St James's Park, London, SW1E 6, UK

 
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St. John Hotel

The St. John Hotel is the latest brainchild of Tony’s good friend, chef Fergus Henderson. Tony sits down to a classic English breakfast in the dining area of the hotel for some fantastic blood sausage.

1-2 Leicester St, London WC2H 7BL, UK

 
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Sweeting's

Tony and Fergus go to Sweetings, one of the great institutions of "the city" (financial district). They have a few black velvets (Guinness and champagne), and dine on haddock and poached eggs, and fried scampi and chips.

39 Queen Victoria St, City of London EC4N 4SF, UK

 
See & Do
Thames Clippers

Tony takes a commuter boat ride on the Thames.

64 Orchard Pl, London E14 0JY, UK

 
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Trish's aka The Hideout aka New Bistro Club

One of Tony's favorite spots in London is an underground bar called Trish's, a cramped space with tattered posters of famous musicians and actors on the walls. After a chat with the bartender, Tony buys Marco a lifetime membership card.

57 Greek St, Soho, London W1D 3DX

 
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The Two Chairman in St. James

Tony meets up with celebrity chef Marco Pierre White for a pint of Guinness.

39 Dartmouth St, London SW1H 9BP, UK

 
See & Do
Viktor Wynd's Little Shop of Horrors

Viktor Wynd's has an ever-expanding collection of "little horrors." They even sell celebrity poop. The owner Suzette Field helps Tony find the perfect gift -- a mummified pig fetus.

11 Mare St, London E8 4RP

 
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Wheeler's of St. James's

Tony and Marco have dinner at Wheeler’s, one of Marco’s restaurants. Marco pulls out all the stops and reserves the entire dining room for their meal.

72-73 St James's St, London SW1A 1PH, UK

 

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