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Experiences & Pop-Ups

Be the Envy of Your Neighbours This Christmas

If London is all about keeping up with the Joneses then it is never more so than at Christmas. Who has nailed the decorations; which house has the prettiest fairy lights; which house has gone big, bold and inevitably brash and which door has the best Christmas wreath. Rather than buy your Christmas wreath, make your own at one of these workshops, so not only will you be the envy, but you can also smugly say that it’s all your own work. Alfred Tennyson Teaming up with award-winning florist, Hayford & Rhodes, The Alfred Tennyson will be hosting a wreath-making […]

Reviews

We Review The Bletchley…Shhh

What: The Bletchley is an immersive, World War 2 themed pop-up where you use your cunning and deductive skills to earn yourself tailor-made cocktails. New? The original pop-up covertly opened in March 2017 and after 7410 applications it went permanent in July. Where? The code cracking experience begins before you even arrive, as the first task is to actually find The Bletchley – we were clearly dealing with pros. After shiftily casing World’s End Market a few times we bit the bullet and went inside to ask the for help. It was revealed to us that The Bletchley is hidden in an […]

Business & Careers

Celebrity Endorsement Vs Digital Influencers, Which Is More Effective?

The world of marketing, advertising and media has undergone an enormous power shift in recent years, driven by consumers’ demand for more authenticity from brands. The rise of digital influencers and celebrity influencers has gone through the roof. This area is of great interest to me personally as I set up The Handbook VIP which allows users to connect with thousands of celebrities providing details of their full agent, manager and publicist. Recently, things have shifted and there has been an enormous interest in digital influencers, and this area has become huge for us . People come to our site […]

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We Review Camino Shoreditch

What? Hispanophile Richard Bigg has opened his fifth London Camino, bringing the group’s relaxed Spanish atmosphere and authentic tapas to Shoreditch, where they opened their first bar 22 years ago. New? Yes, it officially opened on 3rd October – but in the few weeks since its arrival, it has already established itself as a sound eatery among London’s Spanish populace. Where? 2 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, EC2A 3BL. www.camino.uk.com On the Menu: In true Spanish style, the menu offers a plethora of nibbles and meat, cheese and seafood plates to share. Alongside generous glasses of Spanish wine, diners can load up […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

London’s Next Dining and Drinking Den

Yesterday we told you about Butterscotch opening in White City and now we have more news about London’s latest hotspot. This month, it’ll see the arrival of a brand, new feasting den as the aptly named, Feast is opening in the former home of the BBC. Following on from the street food and restaurant experience Little Feast, Feast will be a sister site to the Feast Canteen just down the road in Hammersmith. It’s going to be 5000 (glorious) square feet of drinking and dining; it’s enough space to hold 300 diners, DJs and a changing line up of some […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The No Menu Supper Club

If you’re indecisive when it comes to ordering, how would you feel if there was no menu? Not even a set menu, just no menu. That’s what’s happening at Italian restaurant, Mercante, each month they will be hosting a four-course supper club with wine pairings and the menu will only be revealed when you arrive. Inspired by the bustling markets of great Italian cities as well as drawing on head chef, Davide D’Ignazio’s travels, the menu might include such as rabbit cacciatora paired with Terre bianche torbato di Alghero or pomegranate panna cotta with a glass of Vino santo Della […]

Hotels

Covent Garden’s Wizard Tournament

Anyone who’s ever looked after children will know that keeping them fully entertained for more than three minutes flat is an impossible job without intervention from the occult. Thankfully the Covent Garden Hotel has teamed up with a team of wizards (Sharky and George) and with a little hocus pocus and a tablespoon of newts’ eyes they will jump on a passing broomstick and immerse your children into a tale of witchcraft and wizards. Sharky and George are London’s finest childrens’ entertainers. Having met at school, Charlie Astor (Sharky) and George Whitfield set up Sharky and George as a kids’ […]

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South Pole Saloon
Restaurants, Pubs & Food

South Pole Saloon Returns to Brixton Rooftop

Christmas is creeping around the corner whether we like it or not, and with that in mind it’s time we gave ourselves a long look in the mirror and decide if we have been naughty or nice this year. Before that happens however there is something you should know. The South Pole Saloon, is back, and it’s bigger and badder than ever. We can almost hear the halos crashing off your heads and the wicked smiles etching across your faces. It’s time to escape the grime of the Brixton streets; follow your feet, and climb the stairs to the South […]

Openings & Launches

Stevie Parle Opens Pastaio in Soho

Pasta master Stevie Parle has opened Pastaio on Soho’s Ganton Street. Pastaio, the term for a person who makes pasta by hand, will specialise in, you guessed it, fresh pasta. You’ll know Parle from runaway successes like Palatino, Craft London and Sardine so Pastaio is in very good hands. The interior of the restaurant, just off Carnaby Street, has been styled by Tom Dixon’s Design Research Studio. The lastest in a line of collaborations between the pair the design draws inspiration from the kind of industrial materials used in a professional kitchen, incorporating bold and colourful elements (the boldly coloured wall […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

There’s a Ski Lodge Opening in Bloomsbury

The winter chill is well and truly here, and with it comes the urge to disappear to a chalet far up a French mountain side. Probably with someone sexy, called Sebastian or Isabelle. Sigh. Well we haven’t got their numbers, but we do have the inside scoop on an establishment that will trick you into believing you did book that snowy escape. The Montague on the Gardens, one of London’s leading luxury hotels has announced the return of its Ski Lodge. A deliciously authentic slice of the Alps in our very own Bloomsbury. Come the 16th November the Lodge will […]

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