"Between Marylebone and Bloomsbury, and just north of Soho, Fitzrovia finds itself right in the midst of things. Traditionally boasting some of the capital's best boozers, it's also now an area with a bit of a reputation for its restaurants - and with good reason, getting a table at some proves practically Herculean. There's quite a bit of history too, with its bohemian past playing host to the likes of Virginia Woolf, George Bernard Shaw and Arthur Rimbaud - the latter's libertine legacy lasting." Time Out

Scandinavian Kitchen: One of our favourites, this cafe in London serving open sandwiches and stocking food products from Scandinavia. Owner Brontë posts very random pictures.www.scandikitchen.co.uk

Lucky Pig: Lucky indeed are those who manage to find this underground drinking den. It’s hidden away in the basement of an unassuming Fitzrovia backstreet, and the only apparent indicator is a set of fairy lights. Strung around the building’s banister, they lead drinkers down into the underbelly of a speakeasy-themed cocktail bar. http://theluckypig.co.uk

Hip Hop Karaoke: Don’t worry: this long-running night is actually hella fun. There’s a huge list of classics and lesser-known jams to choose from, and all songs are rated for rhyming difficulty. Ease yourself in with a mellow Tribe Called Quest number or battle with a frenetic Busta Rhymes track if you’re feeling baller. http://www.hiphopkaraoke.co.uk