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Wine and Cheese at Humble Grape Islington

What?  Islington’s latest wine bar and the third Humble Grape specialising in artisan wines, cheese and charcuterie.  New? Yes, it only opened at the start of this summer, it’s the third Humble Grape, the original bar opened in 2015 in Battersea before being joined by the bar in Fleet Street in 2016. Where? 11-13 Theberton Street, Islington, N1 0QY www.humblegrape.co.uk On the Menu: Wine and a lot of it. There are over 400 bottles all of which are organic, biodynamic or sustainably sourced, all have their own story to tell and are available by the glass, carafe or bottle. To […]

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What to do This Weekend: 8th -10th September

The weekend is here! A weekend of festivals, brunches and boats, celebrate new cultures, try new foods and drink lots of cocktails – it’s only two days so make the most of it.

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Old Street Showrooms: Exclusive New Events Space

It’s not often that you can go somewhere in London that no one’s been to before, you’ll discover a hidden venue, feel like you’re in the know and tell your friend only to find that they’ve been going there for years and it’s not really secret at all. Whilst we can’t tell you about a place that no one has ever been to before, we can tell you about a new exclusive space that has never been used for events before. Away from the bustle of Old Street, sits Old Street Showrooms, the next venue to be added to the […]

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World’s Best Bar Founder’s New Bar

How do you celebrate being awarded ‘World’s Best Bar’? Start another bar. Which is exactly what the hugely influential Mr Lyan, star mixologist and founder of Dandelyan (AKA World’s Best Bar) has done; Cub launches this month and we can only expect big things. Teaming up with Doug McMaster from Brighton’s zero-waste restaurant Silo, MIT food scientist Dr Arielle Johnson and Champagne house (and luggage manufacturer) LVMH, Cub will offer a luxury drinks-led dining experience. In a sort of bar-restaurant industry fusion the venue intends to ‘blur the boundaries between food and drink’ (so soup?) with hybrid bartender-chefs who prepare […]

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Too Gouda be true? Cheese Festival comes to Islington!

When we imagine heaven, it features cheese. We can’t prove if there is a cheese heaven, but we can tell you that London’s premier cheese festival, Cheese Street N1, is hitting Islington’s Chapel Market, it’s pretty much as good as it’s going to get. Promising to feature all manner of cheesy British delicacies, Cheese Street will welcome the best of local and sustainable food traders for a pop-up day festival on both the 24th of September and the 1st of October. As part of the London Farmers Market phenomenon which has taken over the capital (they now run 22 weekly […]

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Franco Manca’s New Menu

What: Neapolitan-style sourdough pizzas with organic ingredients. New? The simple menu has a new addition of n7 pizza made with spicy lamb sausage, mozzarella, buffalo ricotta, yellow piennoto tomato and fresh basil without a tomato base as well as some new bites. Where? 20 The Broadway, Wimbledon SW19 1RE www.francomanca.co.uk On the Menu: The pizza menu keeps things modest with seven options on the main menu joined by ever-changing vegetarian and meat specials written on a chalk board. Small bites to start include olives and garlic bread with mozzarella while desserts feature the typically Italian favourite Tiramisu. The Look: The general theme across […]

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Farewell Pergola, Hello Feast Canteen

If you love Pergola On The Roof and Pergola Paddington Central then you’re probably dreading the end of September, when the pergolas and bars are packed away for the winter* and you have to pull on a cardigan and huddle round the Aga til May. Well thankfully the Pergola folks have been busy working away on a new project, opening in January. Goodbye winter blues, welcome Feast Canteen. If the word ‘canteen’ evokes greasy spoons, jellied eels or lorry drivers then think again, Feast Canteen is coming up with a modern take on the concept for their Hammersmith King’s Mall […]

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18 Amazing Pop-ups and Supper Clubs in September

Summer might have ended but September has just started and it brings with it a month of pop-ups, supper classes and masterclasses. Have supper in London’s oldest church, spend the evening in prison, learn how make to a chai latte and visit a rooftop spa…autumn is shaping up rather well.

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London Fashion Week Festival: The Most Stylish Event of the Year

There’s no denying that in the style stakes, London is pretty much at the top – sure they say the Parisians are elegant and New Yorkers are cool, but when it comes to fashion, it’s us Londoners. Yes, we might be bias but we also just speak the truth – why are we on this fashion route? Because it’s almost London Fashion Week and us the world’s sartorial elite descends on the capital, with it they bring London Fashion Week Festival. Taking place at The Store Studios from the 21st to the 24th September it’s four days of catwalk shows, […]

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An Underground Beauty and the Beast Pop-Up is Coming to Waterloo

Enter a world of fairytale, fantasy and frivolity as Beauty and the Feast (we see what they did there) goes underground and into the maze of tunnels found beneath Waterloo Station. Gather your glad rags and say goodbye to the banal, because this theatrical extravaganza will be anything but ordinary… Based on the story of Beauty and the Beast, legendary set designers Darling & Edge and supper club Grub Club bring you the chance to leave reality behind and be their guest. You’ve been invited by Fairy Liquid (your godmother, nothing to do with washing the dishes) to a banquet, […]

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