Best restaurant on an expense account: "Gordon Ramsay is the best in town. It's got three Michelin stars and rave reviews from the critics."

Best lunch on the run: "Hush is good for a quick lunch. It has a brasserie, and you'll be out in less than an hour."

Best place to close a deal: "Simpson's-In-The-Strand is very good classic British cuisine. You'll get a fine roast beef or rack of lamb there."

Best place to go after hours: "To get into London's best nightspots, you need to be a member. So I would suggest a top hotel bar. Blue Bar at the Barclay Hotel is very good. Here we have The Claridge's Bar, which is also popular with travelers."

Best place to buy a suit or dress: "Go to Jermyn Street, where they have a number of well-respected clothing shops."

Best place to buy a gift for the spouse: "Bond Street. It's where big designers like Prada, Gucci, and Burberry have shops."

Best place to buy gifts for the kiddos: "Hamleys, on Regent Street, has six or seven floors of toys."

Best place to experience local culture: "Go to the Royal Albert Hall and see the London Philharmonic." 


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