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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

House of Holi at Cinnamon Kitchen

The February chill is starting to thaw, flowers are blooming, and that can only mean one thing: spring is coming. As the grey begins to ebb, Cinnamon Kitchen has announced the return of its immensely popular House of Holi, celebrating the Hindu festival of spring in a fabulous display of colour. Bigger, better and brighter than ever, Cinnamon Kitchen implores you to leave the dull, grey city at the door, and enter House of Holi, their purpose-built party pod, for thirty minutes of paint-pelting friends, family and everyone in between. If you know anything about Indian culture, you’ll know that […]

Restaurants Worth the Queue
Restaurants, Pubs & Food

12 Top Restaurants Worth the Queue

We are a nation of queuers but that doesn’t stop us getting reluctant when hunger strikes and there are ten (or more) people in our way. We’ve rounded up 12 of the best no-reservations restaurants so that at least you know if you’re going to stand in line, it’s worth every second…

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Gin and Ginger Afternoon Tea at St. Ermin’s Hotel

The flavours of gin and ginger each scream winter warmth but put them together and things really hot up. You may not know that it’s actually a renowned winter combination originating from the 1730’s Frost Fairs, where pop-up stalls would appear on the frozen River Thames selling hot gin and gingerbread to warm the Londoners up. We think they’re a winning combination, so being British, isn’t it only right that somebody combined this paring, with another British staple; afternoon tea? Executive Head Chef at St. Ermin’s Hotel, Alexander Boyd, has done exactly that to commemorate London’s historic love affair with fragrant […]

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

New season, new wardrobe. Well, the temperatures may still be in the single figures but that doesn’t stop us from planning ahead, Pinning our favourite summer looks and mentally packing for our trip to Croatia we booked on payday. Fashion week fever is upon us; the streets of Soho have come alive with bloggers, editors and models, there to be seen in covetable street style looks… and some outfits slightly more questionable. Like any fashionista worth their salt, London Fashion Weekend – aka the most stylish event of the year – has had a bit of a makeover this year […]

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Reviews

Mac & Wild Review: What We Thought

What? Following on from the success of the Mac & Wild restaurant on Titchfield Street, Andy Waugh and his crew are back with their winter pop-up in Devonshire Square just five minutes from Liverpool Street. New? Yes, the pop-up opened at the end of last year, although you only have until the end of February to visit. Where? 9A Devonshire Square, Aldgate, EC2M 4YN, www.macandwild.com On the Menu: The menu revolves around game and venison, all of which is shot in the wild from Andy’s family estate in Ardgay, the rest of their produce comes from friends and neighbouring estates and […]

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Guides

10 of the Most Unusual London Venues

We bet you never thought you’d eat oysters on a double decker bus or take part in a fine dining supper club… in a tube carriage from the sixties. If you want to try somewhere a little more quirky than your usual haunts, trade Starbucks with a black cab and your Friday night bar with a jazz club in a church crypt. They shouldn’t work but they do, so here are 10 unusual London venues offering everything from coffee to afternoon tea.

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Battersea Power Station Unveils Its Eagerly Awaited New Venues

Let’s play a game. No11, No32, No1, No197, what comes next? The answer is No29. No29 Battersea Power Station to be precise, in other words the next venue from neighbourhood pub group, Darwin and Wallace, who is adding to their portfolio which includes No32 The Old Town and No197 Chiswick Fire Station. Just one of the many independent venues chosen to open in London’s newest ‘riverside village’ aka Battersea Power Station’s Circus West Village, No29 will join a stellar lineup of bars, cafes and restaurants set to open in Summer 2017. Circus West Village is the first destination to open within […]

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Books and Brunch
Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Read and Feed at Lowndes ‘Book and Brunch Sundays’

Prepare yourself bookworms, we’ve got news you’ll definitely want to hear. Lowndes Bar and Kitchen has announced their new ‘Book and Brunch Sundays’ to celebrate March’s World Book Day – aka our favourite mufti day when we were at school. The weekly reader’s digest will offer a complimentary book expertly chosen by local independent bookstore Belgravia Books with every Lowndes set brunch on Sundays. Each month will bring a different book from various authors to captivate hungry minds. The sessions kick off with Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes’ latest novel, Belgravia, a gripping tale of mystery and intrigue behind the closed doors of London’s […]

Guides

Where the Top Bloggers are Hanging Out During LFW

London Fashion Week starts today, and as the models, bloggers, editors and stylists swarm the streets flaunting their covetable wardrobes, what we really want to know is what goes on behind the scenes? Where do those in the know go for a quick bite to eat in between shows, or a well-deserved drink in the evening? We ask 8 top fashion bloggers where they like to hang out during the madness of London Fashion Week and – no surprises here – they’re pretty stylish places…

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The Handbook Meets… Christabel Beeson

Putting on a show-stopping parties, supper clubs and pop-ups worthy of Instagram envy, has made Christabel Beeson the go to events planner for brands including Nike, MTV, Kurt Geiger and Versace as well as every day Londoners. With everything from stunning venues, lively entertainment and delicious food on offer, Christabel’s events are always a memorable occasion, guaranteed. But just where does the inspiration for these sensational experiences come from? We caught up with her to find out what it takes to turn an event idea into a triumphant shindig. What led you to setting up your workshops and masterclasses?  I love trying to encourage people’s creative […]

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