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Sofitel London St James Review – What We Thought

New? The impressive Grade II listed building was originally a banking hall and has been a Sofitel hotel since 2009. Where? 6 Waterloo Place, St James’s, SW1Y 4AN,  First Impressions: The hotel is undeniably grand, standing proud just down from Piccadilly in one of the most exclusive areas of London. The pillared facade was immaculate, with a Union Jack flying above the door and fairy lights in the trees. A friendly doorman was there to welcome me with an equally nice welcome at the reception desk – formal but friendly, offering me a wake up call and newspaper in […]


How to Live Like a Local in: Pimlico

Zone One is rarely as hospitable as it is in Pimlico. Despite being a few minutes away from the tourists of Buckingham Palace and the shopping of Oxford Street, Pimlico has retained a quiet, local feel. Full of pretty little squares and gorgeous Georgian townhouses, it’s the kind of place that has you asking what you have to do to live there. Still, if you’re in the area, make like a true Pimlico local and check out these hidden gems. Be warned – they may make you even more desperate to move in…

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Bombay Sapphire Take Over Soho Sky Terrace

Summer’s not over till the fat lady sings and we haven’t heard any singing… The 1st of September supposedly marks the first day of Autumn but knowing British meteorology, it’s not that simple. Soho’s Courthouse Hotel know this and are giving us a little bit of hope with the extension of their Bombay Sapphire Sky Terrace takeover, which is staying open until November. With views of the streets below (hello, Liberty) it makes a change from the ground level cafes that we often turn to when the need a drink and we need it now. The terrace is hosted in […]

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Openings & Launches

Fumo: Italian in Covent Garden

So it seems as if summer is making a final effort, just as we’re about to go into autumn – because from 1st September we are officially in autumn, but rather than getting down that soon we’ll be wearing all the layers again, we’re going to be looking forward to the opening of Fumo which will open on St Martin’s Lane at the start of September. It’s the next restaurant from the multi-award winning San Carlo restaurant group. They’re the team behind restaurants such as Signor Sassi in Knightsbridge and Cicchetti in Piccadilly and Covent Garden. With 130 covers, Fumo, […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Theatrical Japanese Cocktails at ROKA

If you’re unfamiliar with the word ‘Kabuki’ don’t worry, we didn’t know what it meant either. A classical Japanese performance combining dance and drama, it’s most easily recognised by the distinctive make up worn by performers. UNESCO even count it as an Intangible Cultural Heritage so it’s worth knowing about. You may not have known that but one thing you should really know by know is that anything, be it cultural, geographical or historical, can be used to inspire a menu thanks to a creative chef somewhere out there itching to shake things up.  Award-winning Japanese restaurant, ROKA, is celebrating […]

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Best Brunches

The Shard’s Brand New Brunch

We all know that if there is one event in any Londoner’s weekend calendar it’s brunch. Sometimes, though, you want something more than just your usual brunch, you want something with a little more decadence than your usual avocado on toast. For when that happens we have the brunch for you – Oblix on the 32nd level of the Shard. Things get off to an indulgent start with a glass of Champagne before moving on to three courses. The menu is a mix of deli counter favourites and classic dishes so think of this as a brunch feast. To start […]

Awesome Afternoon Teas

Conrad Take You To The Candy Shop

There’s something about eating sweets that have us reminiscing about our childhoods. Sherbet fountains remind you of party bags? Strawberry laces have you dreaming of midnight feasts? Conrad London St. James feel the same and they are bringing that feeling back with a bang in the grown up form of afternoon tea. The Conrad Candy Shop afternoon tea sees bubblegum macaroons, lemon sherbet meringue pie and pesto chicken cones all presented on a box filled with the ultimate childhood treat, hundreds and thousands. Seriously, what ice cream was complete without sprinkles and a flake? Sandwich fillings include smoked salmon and […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Cocktail Masterclasses With a Michelin-Starred Twist

Everyone loves a masterclass. Even more so when it involves cocktail making because cocktail making obviously leads to cocktail drinking. Wild Honey, the Michelin-starred Mayfair restaurant known for its wood-panelled dining area and outstanding food (the Michelin star does hint at that), is hosting a new series of intimate cocktail masterclasses, The Magnificent 7, so-called because there is only room for 7 cocktail-loving guests to be seated at the bar. The classes will be held every Monday evening to make the start of the week that little bit more bearable, commencing Monday 5th September. Ready to share his knowledge, resident […]

Openings & Launches

Burlock: Cuban Nights

If you like rum and you like partying then you’re going to like Burlock. You do? Great, then let us proceed. Opening on 1st September between Marylebone and Mayfair, Burlock is a cavernous rum bar from The Breakfast Group. If the name sounds familiar then it’s because they’re the team behind the likes of Opium China Town and 68 & Boston. Looking to Havana’s golden age, the 1920s – 1940s and the Colonial style of the 20th century, the bar will feature a Grand House ‘veranda’ which you can book up for up to 40 of your pals and a Havana […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

14 Alternative London Sights Every Tourist Must See

We think London is the best city in the world – what makes it great is that there is so much more to see and do than the obvious landmarks. There are markets to be shopped, food to be eaten, parks to be walked in and so, so much more. Yes you’ve got to do the museums and see the Changing of the Guard, Big Ben must be seen and the London Eye must be ridden but let’s say it’s your second visit or you’re coming for a whistle stop tour and the thought of spending 90% of your time in […]

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