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A Bear Called Paddington Exhibition

Throwback Thursday has taken on an entirely new twist with the opening of A Bear Called Paddington exhibition at The London Museum this year. Charting the story of the cherished children’s character from his humble beginnings as a bear who loved to munch on marmalade sandwiches to his big screen debut as a marmite loving celebrity, this fun exhibition is sure to alight childhood memories and a bout of the good kind of nostalgia. For those of you who missed out on your dose of Paddington growing up, the origins of this well- loved story traces back to Christmas Eve […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Chocolate Week at K West Hotel

All things chocolate will be celebrated from 13-19th October during Chocolate Week 2014 and the city will be showing its appreciation of our favourite cocoa creation in many heavenly ways. One to top your list might need to be the Divine Dark Chocolate & Sea Salt Body Scrub at K West Hotel & Spa – a must do for any chocolate fan. Chocoholics will relish this treatment where you spend 55 minutes being pampered with a Dark Chocolate & Sea Salt Body Scrub followed by a soothing Dark Chocolate & Honey Balm Massage. Everyone knows chocolate is good for you, […]

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Spring

It’s been a long while coming but Skye Gyngell’s first solo venture, Spring, will finally open next week in the New Wing of Somerset House. But while the name is a touch out of season, the ingredients promise to be seasonal to the max. All about ‘lucky 8’, (sort of) the menu will comprise eight starters, eight main dishes and five desserts. Opening dishes will include Grilled langoustine with seaweed butter, Roasted turbot with porcini and bone marrow and Fillet of beef with brown butter, anchovy and wild greens.  Desserts feature Buttermilk cream with rye shortbread and damson ice cream […]

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Almeida: Review

When it comes to restaurants you think most things have already been covered, we’ve had dining in the dark, mystery menus, eating whilst precariously perched in the sky and way underground, but the Almeida over in Islington have created something brand spanking new; they have done away with the wine list, making them the first restaurant in London to do so. Instead they have a wine wall, where diners can go up and choose their wine based on the tasting notes or they can leave it up to the sommelier to make the choices based on what they are eating […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Almeida: Review

When it comes to restaurants you think most things have already been covered, we’ve had dining in the dark, mystery menus, eating whilst precariously perched in the sky and way underground, but the Almeida over in Islington have created something brand spanking new; they have done away with the wine list, making them the first restaurant in London to do so. Instead they have a wine wall, where diners can go up and choose their wine based on the tasting notes or they can leave it up to the sommelier to make the choices based on what they are eating […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Rule Britannia: The Britannia Re-Opens

For someone that spent the majority of their childhood years in Malaysia eating rice and noodles, I do enjoy a good British pub. There is nothing that sums up English life to me more than rounding off a busy week with a Sunday lunch, kicking back with friends and family watching the rest of the world go by. With that in mind, there is no pub more British in spirit than the aptly named Britannia, which has recently re-opened in Kensington. Built on the site of an old brewery, the Britannia is steeped in history and has been serving the […]

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The Halloween Ball in WC2

Halloween: the most terrifying night of the year. However, we cannot help but notice in recent years, this holiday (can we call it a holiday), has not been all that scary, What’s more, it is so easy to get wrong and if interpreted incorrectly can end up being cheesier than One Direction and 5 Days of Summer combined. Yes, in the past few years, Halloween has not lived up to its reputation, with blatant attempts of horror and hideous excuses for costumes (adding cat ears is not a costume) taking all the allure out of the evening. What the evening […]

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Blind-Dining at The Lancaster London

Blind dates, let’s face it, often end in disaster. Everything that can go wrong, usually does and the standard dinner and drinks can turn out to be the longest three hours of your life. Oh and do not even get us started on how to make a swift and polite exit…Yes, blind dating is not for us, but how about blind-dining? If the thought of consuming a delicious three-course meal with a difference is appealing, ditch that blind date that you have been trying to get out of for weeks and head to the Lancaster London, where from 29th September […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Superfood Seaweed at Aqua Kyoto

Over the last few years we’ve seen the rise of the superfoods from blueberries and acai (no, we’re still not sure how to pronounce it) to quinoa (that one took us a while too) and the humble broccoli, well now there is a new superfood in town – seaweed. High in fibre, iodine and complete protein it’s nutritionally rich and perfect for the autumn to ward off the inevitable ‘changing of the seasons’ cold and Executive Chef Paul Greening at Aqua Kyoto is championing it with his new seaweed menu. Having grown up 10 minutes from the beach and with […]

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Pachamama

The march of the Peruvians continues apace with the launch of Pachamama which blends Peruvian cuisine with locally-sourced, seasonal British produce. The kitchen is led by Head Chef Tom Catley (a cornucopia of CV hits include Ottolenghi, Restaurant Nathan Outlaw, Peyton and Byrne, Amaz in Peru, Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant and Nobu Park Lane whose open-kitchen includes a Josper oven and Robata grill to keep flavours punchy and authentic. The menu is designed for sampling and sharing and features a mix of small plates, main dishes and larger ones for the whole table to share. You’ll eat Salmon with watercress, […]

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