With those 'gram-friendly red phone booths and His Royal Cuteness Prince George, our sibling across the pond doesn't lack for charm. And while you can feel the excitement of the city's young creatives turning everything from the art scene to the culinary world upside down, the equally palpable hum of history is what makes this capital truly one of a kind.
Any Londoner who appreciates good food has heard of Yotam Ottolenghi. The Israeli-born British chef's color-flecked recipes, rife with fresh ingredients and Middle Eastern flavors, have made him into a local culinary legend—with an incredible success story to boot. Ten years ago, his weekly food column for The Guardian single-handedly made vegetables cool again, and since then he's published four best-selling veggie-centric cookbooks and opened six cafés and restaurants, including the buzzy Nopi brasserie in the city's Soho neighborhood. Considering the restaurateur's distinctive palate, we asked for his top seven go-to places to eat. Scroll through below to see his picks.