For those outside the Beltway, Wagshal’s has just launched a website that sells the signature brisket as well as a handful of other tasty noshes. Read more.
Breakfast or brunch at Tom’s Kitchen will fuel you through a day of gallery-hopping at the V&A, which lies just a 10-minute walk away. Read more.
Mississippi-born chef Brad McDonald is putting a sophisticated spin on the cooking of the American South. Expect satisfying comfort food, such as shrimp and grits and crispy fried chicken. Read more.
Carnivores will feel right at home at Atelier Vivanda. Situated a 10-minute walk from the Arc de Triomphe, this tiny restaurant, with about 20 seats, is serious about its meat. Read more.
Choose the three-course prix fixe menu (€28) or mix and match a la carte from soups, salads and namesake cocottes (cast-iron pots) filled with savory ingredients like cod and Thai-style vegetables. Read more.
This isn’t a casual meal, it’s an experience, with surprising, beautifully executed dishes like seared foie gras in a baked potato bouillon with black truffles. Read more.
This pub and restaurant is a place where a city that can be divided by language comes together. You can have a good time here, no matter how bad your French or your English is. Read more.
At only about 200 square feet, this tiny English-language book shop packs a surprisingly robust selection of titles by local authors and others you won’t find at most large bookstores. Read more.
A prix fixe menu after 10 p.m. brings the price down considerably. The oysters and duck confit are very good, but I usually just order the waiter. Read more.
The museum not only shows art but creates staged “scenography”—which are more events than exhibits. Read more.
This department store doesn’t feel like a department store. It’s like having all the best boutiques under one roof. Read more.
The big fountain there, originally created for the 1976 Olympics by Quebecois artist Riopelle, shoots fire and water and is like a symphony. Read more.
The lobster roll with fresh herbs is not to be missed, and the views of the port are amazing. Read more.
Get the Hackney look at 69b which sells clothes and accessories by the likes of Edun and Ally Capellino. Read more.
At the foot of London Fields, the nearly 300-year-old Cat & Mutton pub has a new gastro menu. Join locals and dozing whippets, East London’s dog of choice, on the benches outside. Read more.
Start with the chargrilled sourdough served with fluffy onion butter sprinkled with burnt onion, before moving onto the juicy lamb cutlets with an anchovy, mint and parsley sauce. Read more.
Camley Street Natural Park, a 2-acre reserve beside Regent’s Canal, is the kind of place you’d expect to access via a rabbit hole. Read more.
You feel as if you’ve hit the streets of Mumbai at Dishoom, where piquant paneer rolls, lamb samosas and chicken tikka are served in the vast but perpetually crammed former Western Transit Shed. Read more.
On still-seedy Caledonian Road, TED, short for Think, Eat, Drink, offers decadent, ethically sourced food such as rich nettle soup topped with goat’s curd, monk’s beard seaweed and anchovy sprinkles. Read more.
A glamorous, Royal Air Force-blue room with white leather banquettes where I ate a juicy pork chop and a pudding of poached plums on a wickedly sweet deep-fried brioche. Read more.
Rooms, which issue from wide, curved hallways, recall upmarket train carriages, with chrome light fittings and cream- leather headboards. Read more.
With its low ceilings and small windows, it’s befitting of its subject, the opposite of London’s grand, columned temples to high art. Read more.
Set amid chalk hillsides in what is now the South Downs National Park, it was a sanctuary for the Bloomsbury Group and opens onto a garden filled with sculptures and flowers. Read more.
The house is now a hotel and spa; its restaurant, Potager, serves meals made from produce grown on-site. Read more.
Brick pathways lined with delicate white narcissus lead to the back, where a tall tree shelters the small shed Ms. Woolf called “The Lodge.” Read more.
Walks amid bluebell woodlands and meadowlands are more reasons to stay in the Morris apartment, located on the second floor. Read more.
Inside, rooms named after trees such as cedar, elm and oak are furnished with fine antiques and rich fabrics with floral themes to bring nature into the house Read more.
On top of first-rate carnitas and chicken mole tacos, Sanchez will make fresh salsas, masa and tortillas with ingredients shipped in from Mexico. Read more.
The sandwich itself is excellent, with plenty of deep-fried chicken spilling out of the soft potato roll bun. Lightly breaded and with fatty bits, the meat both juicy and crunchy. Read more.