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Jimmy’s Diner at Queens Skate, Dine, Bowl: A Very British Diner

Jimmy. Carr? Fallon? Kimmel? Ok, ok, enough of the brunette comedians (although thinking about it, they all do look weirdly similar) and on to another Jimmy who makes us very happy: Jimmy Garcia, pop-up legend. Fresh from The Lodge in Clapham, Jimmy is taking charge of all things edible at the newly renovated Queens: Skate – Dine – Bowl in Queensway, West London, settling in to his first permanent central London home. Jimmy’s Diner, as it will be known, will provide respite to bowlers and skaters who are making the most of the 9,000ft2 indoor ice rink, 12 state of […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Chai Ki’s Festive Recovery Brunch

When it comes to the festive season, we all find ourselves reaching for that extra mince pie, or that extra slab of cheese or that extra glass of wine…yep, it’s a common tendency to indulge, or should we say overindulge at the end of the year. While the indulgence is excusable (or so we keep telling ourselves), we can understand if you crave a break from it. Lucky for you, Indian restaurant Chai Ki are serving up a recovery brunch; using vitamin/antioxidant-packed ingredients, the new menu does exactly what it says on the tin. Try the curry leaf turmeric scrambled eggs […]

What to do This Weekend

What To Do This Weekend: 9th-11th December

With only two weekends to go until Christmas, our weekend guide is actually not that festive. Of course if you want to check out all the Christmas things going on you’ll want to head to our Christmas page, if however you want a break before we go all-out in the next couple of weeks then we have Mexican brunches, Malaysian breakfasts and classic pub grub. Of course there is the 17th annual SantaCon taking place on Saturday – well, we had to throw in a few hundred Santas somewhere…

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Baked Camembert and Hot Cocktails at the Roof Gardens

Generally, there really aren’t many better things than a big wheel of molten cheese. Combine that wheel of cheese with sweeping views across London and you’ve got yourself a winner. Tuck into baked Camembert and Stinking Bishop on Babylon’s heated Winter Terrace and choose from a number of carefully selected wines – carefully selected to complement the cheeses. If you’ve been outside lately, you’ll know that you need all the warmth you can get so follow cheese/wine indulgence with more indulgence: a hot chocolate or hot cocktail. Or combine the two and spike your hot chocolate with your choice of liqueur. […]

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Openings & Launches

The Bar With No Name: Untitled

So, you like your cocktails? Do you know who Tony Conigliaro is? If you don’t, it’s time for a cocktail education. He is the internationally renowned drinks innovator behind bars such as 69 Colebrooke Row and Bar Termini, as well as the acclaimed Drink Factory. Why are we telling you this? Because this month he will open his third bar concept: Untitled. The name suggests no name, it could have been called Nemo then (it means nobody…) but it doesn’t have quite the same ring to it, does it? Inspired by Andy Warhol’s iconic Silver Factory, polished concrete and are […]

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Hotels

8 of London’s Most Impressive Christmas Trees

It’s the most wonderful time of year, and what makes it so wonderful (other than mince pies, endless parties and the fact it’s socially acceptable to drink as early as you like) are the decorations. We’re not just talking about the lights on Oxford Street and the competitive displays in shop windows – although we mean those too – but the humble Christmas tree. Here we have rounded up 8 of London’s best, from Claridge’s techie take on nature, to a modern work of art at Aqua Shard, with equally as impressive – if slightly more traditional – versions at hotels […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Soul Music and Christmas Shopping

We all love Christmas, and we all love getting presents. But what about buying presents? Admittedly, sometimes this can get a little stressful. A bottle of bubbly or a box of chocolates may suffice at the best of times but why not mix it up this year? Festival and event curators Marbles and Ware Collective host a ‘bizarre bazaar’ every year, and this year is no different. Every weekend, until 17th December, The Vaults will be home to the bazaar. Independent artists, traders and makers will be showcasing and selling their unique vendibles. Treat your loved ones to handcrafted jewellery, […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Vauxhall’s Alpine Winter Village

Christmas is now only 19 sleeps away and you know what that means… only 19 more chances to visit the thousands of winter pop-ups that it feels like London has welcomed this year. If your skiing holiday is not until the new year, or you’re actually just about the après, then you’ll want to be heading to Val de Vauxhall instead of Val d’Isere. Everything you’d expect of a winter pop-up can be found at Vauxhall Winter Village, from roasted chestnuts, churros and egg nog to a cable car photo booth and retro ski wear rental so you can look the part as […]

Openings & Launches

Radio Alice Pizzeria Opens

This is the story of a radio station, two bored brothers, the police and a whole lot of pizza. Welcome to the story of Radio Alice. Our story starts in the 1970s in Bologna, where a radio station, Radio Alice was set up; it was the voice of the counterculture in Bologna, rebellious, Italian and unconventional. Except it wasn’t long lived, little over a year later it was shut down by the police. Shame. We now jump to 2010 and meet brothers Salvatore and Matteo Aloe, having finished university they were after a project and bored of the usual red-checked tablecloths […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Enfant Terrible: Hackney’s Smallest Wine Bar

Following on from the Michelin-starred Pidgin, James Ramsden and Sam Herlihy have just opened Hackney’s smallest wine bar, Enfant Terrible. By day it’s a barbershop and by night it’ll be the sort of place where you can snack on tins of smoked oysters; mutton tartare with roasted rice, brown butter and fish sauce and cognac and kampot pepper caramel brownie. With just twelve metal stools, the bar will be a nod to the new Parisian wine bars as well as echoing Pidgin’s look (which is just a two minute walk away). A wooden top bar and shelves will be stocked […]

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