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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Bar Italia

Tony and Fergus sit outside of the Soho London staple, Bar Italia. Fergus orders his standard combination of espresso and a shot of Fernet for both of them.

22 Frith St, London W1D 4RP, UK

 
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Bradley's Bar

A small bar with cheap drinks. If there isn’t enough room inside, patrons can drink in the streets.

42-44 Hanway St, London W1T 1UT, UK

 
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Cabman's Shelter

Tony's cab driver takes him to a "Cabman's Shelter" for a cup of rosie lee (tea) and a bacon sandwich.

Pont Street, Belgravia, London

 
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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

 
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Tony Also Recommends: E Pellicci Café

Everything's homemade and home-cooked by the owner's mother. The average meal is 2 eggs, tomatoes, beans, mushrooms, sausage, pudding, toast and potatoes -- all with tea.

332 Bethnal Green Rd, City of London E2 0AG, UK

 
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Tony Also Recommends: G. Kelly

"They do pretty much one thing and one thing well. Beef pie. With the option for double pie or double mash. Or both."

414 Bethnal Green Rd, City of London E2 0DJ, UK

 
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Tony Also Recommends: Hot Stuff

A small family restaurant that serves curry, chicken tikka masala and Indian food.

19 Wilcox Rd, London SW8 2XA, UK

 
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Tony Also Recommends: Newman Arms

"No tourists here, just properly poured pints and pie."

23 Rathbone St, Marylebone, London W1T 1NG, UK

 
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Tony Also Recommends: Square Pie Company

"Where you can get a traditional meat pie with mash and beans or mushy peas, all for under 10 quid. Not bad in an otherwise very expensive city."

Various locations

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Tony Also Recommends: The Phoenix Artist Club

Usually open only to union members of stage and screen, but any same-day ticket to the cinema, theater or an art gallery acts as a day pass.

104-110 Charing Cross Rd, Leicester Square, City of London WC2H 0JN, UK

 
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Tony Also Recommends: Wright Brothers

"Because the English also have amazing oysters and seafood, much of the oysters here coming from their own park in Cornwall."

11 Stoney St, City of London SE1 9AD, 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

 
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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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