The brainchild of Pierre Gagnaire, this bar and restaurant complex at the heart of Mayfair is still as fresh and intriguing as when it first opened its doors over a decade ago. Formerly housing the Royal Institute of British Architects and, later, the London atelier of Christian Dior, Sketch carries the creative heritage of the building forwards with its daring design and art-centric concept. The two Michelin-starred Gallery restaurant – one of five distinct areas – is perhaps most striking, featuring sumptuous interiors by designer India Mahdavi and over 200 works by Turner Prize-winning artist David Shrigley. Rather than merely showing his pieces in the space, Shrigley also contributed in other ways to the design – the whimsical salt and pepper shakers sitting on each table, for instance. The tea room, bars, and other restaurant offer up even more to explore, from the sensual warm tones and textures of The Lecture Room & Library to the sleek, ethereal vibe of The East Bar. The menu provides a gastronomic experience just as exciting and experimental as the aesthetic, spanning Japanese and European cuisines with modern French fare squarely at the forefront.