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The Hampton Court Palace Wedding Fair

We’ve had the flurry of engagements at Christmas and wedding season starts in a few months, so now is the time to start planning. Because believe it or not there is quite a lot to think about a wedding (who’d have thought?) there is the cake, the dress, the flowers, the napkins, decorations and that’s even before the downright nerve -wracking experience of who to ask to be your best man/ maid of honour. Well Hampton Court Palace is here to give a helping hand with the return of their wedding fair on the 22nd February. Taking place in the […]

Openings & Launches

The Daily Grind

There was a time when you would wake up and smell the coffee at Grind & Co, just the coffee. Then you could smell the coffee with a blend of martini as they nailed the perfect espresso martini.  Now however you will wake up smell the coffee and the eggs, because there is a new Grind & Co in town and it’s doing food. Hurrah. Joining the other Grinds in Soho, Holborn and Shoreditch is London Grind at London Bridge and they’re going to be serving locally sourced food through right throughout the day. Breakfasts will include poached eggs with […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Our Guide to… Getting Battered

No not that kind of battered, you don’t need a guide on where to get drunk. We’re talking pancake batter, obviously. Flip them, toss them, roll them in sugar or drown them in chocolate – pancakes are a wondrous thing. Yes, we may eat them more times than we care to admit when it comes to the weekend, but there is still something extra special about Pancake day/Shrove Tuesday/Fat Tuesday. As ever London has stepped up to the occasion: eating challenge, insane creations and unique flavours, here are some of the best places to get well and truly (pancake) battered: […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Our Guide to… Getting Battered

No not that kind of battered, you don’t need a guide on where to get drunk. We’re talking pancake batter, obviously. Flip them, toss them, roll them in sugar or drown them in chocolate – pancakes are a wondrous thing. Yes, we may eat them more times than we care to admit when it comes to the weekend, but there is still something extra special about Pancake day/Shrove Tuesday/Fat Tuesday. As ever London has stepped up to the occasion: eating challenge, insane creations and unique flavours, here are some of the best places to get well and truly (pancake) battered: […]

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Our Guide to… 5 of the Best Valentine’s Cocktails

Whether you are drowning your sorrows or toasting a new found love, you can always find comfort in a cocktail or two (three in our case). Finding inspiration from literary heroes,the chance to win a diamond or a love potion masked as a drink, here are five of the best cocktails London has to offer this Valentine’s Day:  Diamonds are Forever at Gilgamesh Order a cocktail, get a free diamond ring. That’s right; you can win a big old sparkler from award-winning jeweller Tresor Paris worth £600 just by ordering a Strawberry Martini at the Camden bar. The ring is available in […]

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Our Guide to… 5 of the Best Valentine’s Cocktails

Whether you are drowning your sorrows or toasting a new found love, you can always find comfort in a cocktail or two (three in our case). Finding inspiration from literary heroes,the chance to win a diamond or a love potion masked as a drink, here are five of the best cocktails London has to offer this Valentine’s Day:  Diamonds are Forever at Gilgamesh Order a cocktail, get a free diamond ring. That’s right; you can win a big old sparkler from award-winning jeweller Tresor Paris worth £600 just by ordering a Strawberry Martini at the Camden bar. The ring is available in […]

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Secret Ibiza Party Hits London

It might be the dreariest month of the year (we thought we’d knocked that on the head with Dry-January but, oh no, some joker has now come up with Veg-February) but the guys from Blue Marlin are doing their very best to melt the freeze and bring some Ibiza lovin’ to London. You heard us, the White Isle’s most exclusive party is jetting into the capital in time for LFW, the BAFTAs and the Brit Awards with an all-day extravaganza in the 1000-capacity Banking Hall, decked out by La Maison Des Artistes. The exclusive club in the heart of the […]

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Openings & Launches

The National Portrait Gallery Relaunches Restaurant

Time to get your art on! The National Portrait Gallery is re-launching its Portrait Restaurant this Thursday following a month-long closure for ‘restoration’ – something that every portrait needs from time to time. Culinary director Helena Puolakka (Aubergine, La Tante Claire, Pierre Gagnaire and Skylon) and the restaurant’s head chef Steve Beadle (River Café) have created a new menu celebrating the best of British seasonal produce from land and sea with ingredients showcasing rare breeds such as Middle White pork and Hereford beef. Provenance is key and there’s also Selsey lobster, Dorset snails and Westcombe cheddar. Sample dishes include Ashdown […]

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Rio Carnival hits Covent Garden

February is meant to be the ‘fun’ month after the miserable time that was January, but so far the weather has been equally as cold, equally as bleak and we’re not even half way through the month. All of that however is about to change with the Brazil Carnival celebrations.  Yes you might not know it but the Rio Carnival is about to kick off and Guanabara is throwing a whole host of parties. So you can’t afford the time or air fare to get to Brazil, but worry not because starting this Wednesday, the colours, tastes and sounds of […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

‘All loved up’ Afternoon tea review

The most romantic month of the year has begun, depending on your perspective and relationship status of course, so what better time to launch an ‘All Loved Up’ afternoon tea? Skylounge has created a delicious, creamy offering that celebrates all things heart shaped and love related that will leave even the most-staunch Valentine’s opposer feeling sweet. The best of the savoury ‘Aphrodisiac sandwiches’ was the Bruschetta and the Parma ham on white baguette thanks to the dreamy garlic butter it came served with. The emphasis here for good food is all on the sweet section though, with dense fudgey ‘He […]

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