Food, glorious food.
SIGHTSEE (and DRINK)
Vista at The Trafalgar
What: Take in the stunning view of London (and some fresh air) at the new rooftop bar at The Trafalgar hotel.
Why: Light bites (crab cakes, baby stuffed peppers, baked Camembert) and summery cocktails.
When: Mon.-Sat., noon-11 p.m.; Sun., noon-10 p.m.
Where: 2 Spring Gdns., SW1A 2TS (020 7870 2900).
What: New weekly market launches, selling top-quality seasonal produce on the streets of Soho.
Why: More than 30 stalls selling everything from unpasteurised milk from Hook & Sons to Cornish ice cream from Helsett Farms to free-range chickens from Fosse Meadows Farm.
When: Every Sat., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Rupert St., W1D 7.
What: British cold-pressed hemp seed oil, mayonnaise and salad dressings perfect for healthy summer meals (£3-£5).
Why: No bleaching, deodorising, herbicides or pesticides.
When: You want to be chemical free.
Where: Online at goodwebsite.co.uk.
What: Excellent, recently opened no-fuss Japanese restaurant in Soho serves authentic hot and cold udon noodles made on-site using imported Japanese wheat flour and served with toppings such as crispy tempura batter, thinly sliced beef or seaweed.
Why: No reservation necessary.
When: Mon.-Sat., noon-3 p.m. & 5:30-10:30 p.m.
Where: 49 Frith St., W1D 4SG.
Vintage Fashion Fair
What: Twenty-five top London vintage dealers set up stalls selling clothes, accessories and jewellery from the 1800s to the 1980s.
Why: Get there early and dig for the Ossie Clark, YSL and Biba.
When: Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regents Park Rd., NW1 7AY (07956 683054). Admission is £3.
Photo: Courtesy of The Trafalgar