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ST OR Y Norman Miller

                                                                                                  LATE  Fancy a midnight
                                                                                                        feast or just some
                                                                                                refuelling after an active night
                                                                                                out? Duck & Waffle offers
                                                                                                high-end dining in the city’s
                                                                                                highest 24-hour restaurant,
                                                                                                offering stupendous views
                                                                                                from its eyrie on the 40th floor
                                                                                                of the Heron Tower. A full
                                                                                                menu of small plates and more
                                                                                                substantial mains is served
                                                                                                from midnight to 5am. And,
                                                                                                yes, you can eat duck with
                                                                                                waffles if you wish.
                                                                                                   For an unusual experience
                                                                                                of late night Soho other than
                                                                                                buzzing bars and lingering
                                                                                                reminders of its “red-light
                                                                                                district” history, Soho Original
                                                                                                Books in Brewer Street is
                                                                                                a well-stocked after-hours
                                                                                                bookshop that nods to the
                                                                                                neighbourhood’s past vibe
                                                                                                by stocking erotica in the
                                                                                                basement. On other floors,
                                                                                                though, browse everything
                        LONDON HAS FAIR CLAIM TO BE THE                    THIS PAGE, FROM      from intriguing independent
                                                                           TOP: The London
                           THEATRE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD.                   theatre scene is     magazines to coffee-table
                                                                           always buzzing;
                                                                           the sinuous lines    tomes and trendy cookbooks
                    2000                                                   of the Zaha Hadid-   until 1am most nights.
                   HOURS   London has fair   at least once a week, offering   designed Chucs
                           claim to be the   a different experience to the   Cafe Serpentine.
                  theatre capital of the world   daytime, with exhibitions
                  (sorry, New York City). While   often accompanied by music
                  Dear Evan Hansen and the   and other entertainment.
                  revival of Hairspray are the   On Fridays, for example, the
                  most popular shows of the   Barbican Centre, Tate Modern,
                  moment, other hot spring   V&A and National Gallery
             IMAGES CLICKPHOTOS; ISTOCK; VISITLONDON.COM  legend Sir Tom Stoppard   hang out with modern art
                                             open until 9pm or 10pm. And
                  tickets include Leopoldstadt –
                                             on any night except Monday,
                  the new play by playwriting
                  showing at Wyndham’s; and
                                             hipsters at the Institute of
                                             Contemporary Arts. It’s got a
                  American baritone Nmon
                  Ford’s groundbreaking house
                                             lively bar too.
                  music opera Orfeus at the
                                             OPPOSITE PAGE, FROM TOP: Start
                  Young Vic (from April 14).
                                             your day the Spanish way at
                     Many major museums
                                             Brindisa; sumptuous interior of
                  and galleries stay open late
                                             The Wallace Collection gallery.
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