For Whitewaller‘s inaugural London&Paris issue, out for Frieze London 2016, we handpicked a few insiders—a select group of those in-the-know on all things London—that shared with us how to navigate the city during the art fair. To kick things off, we have the issue’s very own Guest Editor, art collector Lauren Prakke, who shares her top spots to eat, drink, network, and relax next week.
WHERE TO EAT
The Farmacy on Westbourne Grove is the best place for healthy foodies (it’s also on the cover of this September’s Vogue) the design is where bohemian meets cool. Casa Cruz is my favorite place for authentic Argentine asado. And the all-mirrored bathrooms are not to be missed.
WHERE TO SIP
The new Blakes Below is the coolest place now, and I love Little House for meetings as the service is brilliant. I notoriously drink only one thing—Tito’s vodka and soda which instantly puts a smile on my face.
WHERE TO SEE ART
Aside from the above, I love Hauser & Wirth, ICA, Whitechapel and wandering along the river after a visit to the Borough Market is a sensory experience. Gazelli Art House has introduced me to a few new cutting edge artist and worth checking out.
WHERE TO HAVE FUN
Peyotito and Chiltern Firehouse are so much fun that you might want to change your name and move to a new country the next morning.
WHERE TO RELAX
A workout at KX followed by a facial at the brilliant 23MD spa and I’m raring to go again.
TOP SHOW TO SEE DURING FRIEZE
The Hayward Gallery‘s stellar pop up show “The Infinite Mix” at The Vinyl Factory and “Abstract Expressionism” at The Royal Academy.
To read more about Frieze London 2016, pick up the latest copy of Whitewaller in London next week.