This week, we’re covering Frieze London and its surrounding events. To give you an insider look at the city, we’re talking to those in-the-know, who are sharing their favorite spots to dine, drink, relax, and see art at. Below, we hear from Jeremy Epstein, the co-founder and director of Edel Assanti.
WHERE TO EAT AND SIP
My favorite local places are Kiln in Soho, which is a Thai street food place, and Lima, which is a delicious Peruvian spot in Fitzrovia. My favorite restaurant is Tsiakkos & Charcoal off Harrow Road—a neighborhood Greek restaurant that feels like you’re in someone’s living room.
WHERE TO SEE ART
My favorite art venues in London are the lesser-visited house museums that give you a sense of a specific London history that you can’t experience anywhere else—Sir John Soane’s, the Foundling Museum, and the Freud Museum. I also always get to all our neighbors’ shows in Fitzrovia and Soho. White Rainbow has been doing fantastic programming recently, focusing on contemporary Japanese avant-garde artists, and the Photographers’ Gallery keeps delivering relevant and unpredictable exhibitions.
WHERE TO HAVE FUN AND RELAX
My happy place is Spiritland in King’s Cross, which has the best sound system in London, great DJs, drinks, and stays open late. I see a lot of live music in my free time. My favorite casual venues are probably Servant Jazz Quarter and Blues Bar in Soho.