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Orient Express Alternative

11 Alternatives To The Orient Express

If there’s one thing we learn from Agatha Christie about travel on the Orient Express, it’s that you risk being brutally murdered in your bed. The Kenneth Branagh version of Murder On The Orient Express hits the big screen this week and promises to be an epic whodunit. But Hollywood’s finest, including Branagh, Johnny Depp and Judy Dench will have to share the limelight with another star character, The Orient Express itself. The world famous train is renowned as the most indulgent and luxurious form of transport possible, as opulent as it is inefficient (it takes 9 days, or you […]

Tab X Tab

We Review Tab X Tab

What? “The nice part of Westbourne Grove starts here”. That’s what the lady next to me said as she momentarily glanced up from her phone. I’m not sure what prompted her to say that, but I’ll take her word for it. If this is the start of the more des-res area then it’s a pretty good place to start. Tab X Tab is a new artisan coffee shop serving up brunch all day (there is a saviour) and coffee from Bocca. New? It opened back in July but they’ve only recently launched their all-day brunch menu. Where? At the start […]

What to do This Weekend

What To Do This Weekend: 3rd – 5th November

It’s not just Guy Fawkes weekend, there’s plenty more on across London, from Sunday brunches to yoga. And if you’re after traditional fireworks, then check out our excellent guide to unmissable fireworks! temper City What: Day of the Dead Curry Why: temper City has the right idea when it comes to how to spend your Saturday lunch – with a quiz, curry and limitless drinks (not sure they’re going to help you win). This Saturday will see comedy troupe, BattleActs! take on the role of quiz master as they host a quiz which will be based around Day of the Dead, so […]

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Seasonal & Celebrations

9 Unmissable Firework Displays This Bonfire Night

Remember remember the 5th November, gunpowder treason and toffee apples, fireworks and massive great bonfires. It’s that time of year again where the nation gathers to burn a Catholic on pyre and watch tens of thousands of pounds explode into thin air. Coming hot-on-the-heels of Halloween Guy Fawkes night marks the start of winter proper so now’s the moment to grab your welly boots, a bobble hat and some sparklers and head down to one of these bonfire and firework displays. Battersea Park Join 50,000 fireworkers in Battersea Park for an evening based on the theme of ‘Power’ which is […]

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Treats And Ting In Brixton

Afternoon tea in an English tearoom, that quintesentially English institution, scones, lashings of tea… and jerked chicken with plantain? Because surely the one thing that would make a tea a better experience is an infusion of Carribean influences. Step forward Treats and Ting. This Brixton newcomer, set over 2 floors on Tulse Hill, will merge European and Caribbean menus, with everything on the seasonal menu created from scratch. The homemade meals will include paninis, artisan salads and soups along with breakfasts, lunches and dinners to-go. During the weekends an additional menu of delicacies including curry goat, oxtail or rice and […]

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15 Great Things to do in London This Month

You could say November is the most exciting month of the year – after all, the excitement of Christmas is just around the corner! But for now, with schedules full to the brim and the weather looking grim, we can think of no better way to inject some fun into the month than with a unique supper club or pop-up. From getting ‘hygge’ in log cabins and devouring melted cheese toasties, to sipping boozy eggnog on teacup rides and dancing with Father Christmas, here are 14 of the best pop-ups and supper clubs launching in November. Great Guns Social What: Moroccan […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

16 Vegan Places to Book Now

World Vegan Day on the 1st November kicks off a whole month of animal-friendly celebrations created in 1994 to raise awareness for the meat and dairy free lifestyle. With so many restaurants offering tempting options we created a list of the top 10 places to enjoy plant-based food; perfect for herbivores and those that want to take the veg pledge challenge for the month. La Suite West: Afternoon Tea The newly launched Nosh Garden Kitchen at La Suite West does a vegan Afternoon Tea with a selection of raw and plant based dining options. It has the classic set up of designer finger […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The Sipping Igloos

Found down on West India Quay… six giant popup igloos! Though the idea of The Sipping Room flying in half a dozen ginormous igloos from the Antarctic is entertaining, it is not very practical. Fortunately, these igloos are transparent, the igloos offer visitors the opportunity to gaze at the surrounding sky scrapers lit up like fairy lights, (or ogle the hottie in the next-door igloo, whichever floats your boat). With space for eight, the igloos offer the perfect excuse to snuggle up with your nearest and dearest under sheepskin throws. There’s also no reason to not keep yourself warm inside […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

12 Haunted Restaurants

Eating out in London often means drinking in plenty of spirits, but a beheaded queen, Jack the Ripper victims or a demented ghostly chicken are probably not the spirits you weren’t expecting. Here are some spooky places to eat this Halloween. The Ten Bells Relax with a pint and take in the clientele at the Ten Bells. You’re in good company, that’s probably what Jack The Ripper was doing 130 years ago as she looked for his next victims. At least two of the Ripper’s victims were last seen at The Ten Bells and it’s thought it was where he […]

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19 Venues that Opened in October

It may come with the sense that summer is officially over and a mild sense of dread at the cold weather to come, but there’s something to be said for the cracking venues that opened in the capital this October (not to mention an entire weekend of Halloween celebrations). Whether it’s ramen, rogan josh or ravioli you’re after, here are nineteen great venues that opened in October. Yamagoya What: Japanese Ramen Why: Japanese food is having a moment right now, and frankly we can’t get enough of it. Especially when it comes in the form of a steaming bowl of […]

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