Principle Pleasure

"A vintage synthesizer playground in the heart of Los Angeles"

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What to do

Los Angeles is one of the most vibrant, exciting and cosmopolitan cities in the world. It's hard to summarise how much there is to see and do in just one page. However, below we've presented a list of our favourite haunts and jaunts. For a decent city guide, we recommend Wallpaper's excellent series which presents a varied collection of fascinating day trips and architectural delights. All the restaurants and cafes in our guide are within handy walking distance of Principle Pleasure.

To Visit

The Broad

221 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 232-6200 thebroad.org

The Broad is a new contemporary art museum in downtown Los Angeles. It is home to the 2,000 works of art in the Broad collection, which is among the most prominent holdings of contemporary art worldwide. The 120,000 sq ft building features two floors of galleries and headquarters Broad Art Foundation's worldwide lending library.

Griffith Park Observatory

2800 East Observatory Road Los Angeles, CA 90027 213-473-0800 griffithobservatory.org

The largest municipal park in Los Angeles, Griffith Park protects 4,210 acres/1,704 hectares of mountains and canyons at the eastern end of the Santa Monica Mountains. The observatory houses an incredible planetarium and of course is a stone's throw from the famed Hollywood sign.

Point Dume

Cliffside Dr & Birdview Ave, Malibu, CA 90265

No visit to Los Angeles is complete without a trip to the beach and Point Dume is amongst the finest in the area. A scenic drive along the Pacific Coast Highway finds Point Dume - a beautiful cove ideal for surfing and picnics.

Amoeba Music

6400 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028 (323) 245-6400 amoeba.com

Amoeba is one of the world's largest, greatest and most iconic record stores. With its expansive vinyl collection, regular live sets and famed location, a visit to Amoeba is a must.

To Eat & Drink

Bestia

2121 E 7th Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90021 (213) 514-5724 bestiala.com

The largest municipal park in Los Angeles, Griffith Park protects 4,210 acres/1,704 hectares of mountains and canyons at the eastern end of the Santa Monica Mountains. The observatory houses an incredible planetarium and of course is a stone's throw from the famed Hollywood sign.

Church & State

1850 Industrial St, Los Angeles, CA 90021 (213) 405-1434 churchandstatebistro.com

Rustic-chic bistro serves housemade charcuterie & other French classics, plus creative cocktails.

Zinc

580 Mateo St, Los Angeles, CA 90013 (323) 825-5381 zinccafe.com

Zinc Cafe & Market brings fresh sandwiches and salads to Downtown, all to be enjoyed on their string-light-lit patio with a couple glasses of rosé.

Eighty Two

707 E 4th Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90013 (213) 626-8200 eightytwo.la

This modern take on a classic arcade combines retro video games, pinball machines & craft cocktails.

Blue Bottle Coffee

582 Mateo St. Los Angeles, CA 90013 (510) 653-3394 bluebottlecoffee.com

582 Mateo Street, formerly the home of Handsome Coffee Roasters, offered us a glimpse of all that Downtown Los Angeles has to offer, including a vibrant creative community, a famous skate park, and a movie studio that has been known to film famed chase scenes nearby.