The iconic signage has lit up the Beverly Hills Hotel for generations. It is an old Hollywood classic, the inspiration for The Eagles’ ‘Hotel California’, and a hangout for the rich and famous, where you are likely to spot a celeb or two. The hotel’s restaurant The Polo Lounge is the place to be seen, but it does come with a big price tag (not that that’s an issue for most people that come here). The decor is amazing, with rich green and white stripes, pristine white table cloths and outside space that is like a magical garden. You don’t necessarily come here for the food, but it is solid enough – the rigatoni bolognese is a veal and beef ragu that is deeply rich and satisfying. The crispy skin seabass, with summer squash, leeks and romesco sauce is a fairly light and healthy option, and the fried chicken comes with rainbow chard, homemade biscuit and hot sauce: be warned, this is damn hot so if you can handle your spice, then dive on in.