London's Premier Venue, Celebrity and Events Guide

Openings & Launches

Westfield Stratford City

We’ve already brought you intelligence of Westfield Stratford City’s sumptuous fashion offering but a girl’s got to eat and when WSC finally opens its eagerly anticipated doors next week, we can expect an equally delicious foodie mecca of over 70 venues, inspired by the global marketplace . Italian stallion Franco Manca, boasts the most authentic sourdough pizza outside of Naples with single estate organic tomatoes imported directly from Italy through to pizza flour sourced from the renowned Molino Caputo. But if it’s the Moorish tastes of Spain and Morocco you’re feeling, El Cantara has it sussed with olives, cheeses, Acorn […]

Experiences & Pop-Ups

Portman Village

On Thursday 8th Septembeer, London’s ‘street lounge experience’ returns to the capital. Between the hours of 4 and 9pm, the geniuses behind the various beauty parlours, restaurants and fashion stores which line Portman Village – an area which includes Portman Square, Upper Berekley Street and Manchester Square – will be coming together on the streets enticing passers-by with complimentary samples of their trade. The central London oasis houses the likes of Locanda Locatelli, Scandinavian restaurant Texture and The Grazing Goat on New Quebec Street, while also playing host to the quirky designer, Osman Yousefzada and the well-frequented Lemongrass Boutique Spa. Both Seymour Place and […]

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May Fair Hotel: Fronting Fashion

Official hotel partner of London Fashion Week, The May Fair Hotel has taken its style cue from the world's leading fashion houses and is planning a stylish entrance this London Fashion Week with the unveiling of some unique designer windows of its own. Exclusively created by top fashion graphic artist, Spiros Halaris, the hotel will have its façade completely transformed to depict vibrant, stylish scenes straight off the catwalk (grand unveiling 15 September, 8am). Says Spiros, who has worked on campaigns for labels including D&G, Tom Ford and Topshop, "I am thoroughly excited to be a part of such a […]

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California Classics

Future Cinema, the people behind the popular Secret Cinema are bringing a touch of California cool to Canary Wharf this weekend. The partnership with California Tourism will see the Wharf transformed into the boardwalks and amusement parks of California reminiscent of nostalgic film locations in Santa Cruz for a screening of The Lost Boys on Saturday and those of San Diego for a showing of Tom Cruise’s classic Top Gun on Sunday. Audiences can take part in classic surf side sport and adventure and sample all American cuisine from authentic food carts. Rokit Vintage will also be in residence with […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Feast on a Beast

Did you neglect to overindulge at the weekend? Fear not. There’s an entire pig waiting for you in Shad Thames. Butler’s Wharf Chop House – the excellent British restaurant that enjoys superb views of Tower Bridge from its prime riverside location – is currently feeding its customers to their very limit .. and you could be one of them, too. Book a table now and head chef Nick Foley will be on hand to cook you and your guests an entire pig to share, along with the necessary potatoes and vegetables. The feast can be prepared for a party of […]

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A Malaysian Night in London

As Londoners, we’re all pretty capable of stringing off a list of our favourite Italian, Spanish, Indian and Chinese restaurants around the capital. But how are you in naming some top Malaysian ones? Not to worry if, so far, Malay cuisine hasn’t featured highly in your culinary priorities. On Friday 23rd September, Malaysia Night in Trafalgar Square – which is now in its second year – will be sure to leave you a connoisseur. The event will aim to educate the hungry British about its native food. Many call its grub ‘the original fusion food’, since it often combines various […]

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Corinne Day

1 September marks the anniversary of the death of Corinne Day and the launch of a not-to-be-missed exhibition of seminal 90’s photographer at the Gimpel Fils Gallery in Davies Street.     The exhibition is to feature images from Day’s shoots for The Face magazine including Heaven is Real and Borneo from 1991. The former evoked the power of female friendship picturing a fresh faced Kate Moss and Lorraine Pascale on the cusp of adulthood. In the latter Day sought to challenge the convention of overindulgent ‘supermodel in exotic location’ fashion spreads and her shots of Kate  walking out of […]

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Openings & Launches

Jewel St Pauls

It already boasts glittering sister venues Jewel Piccadilly and Jewel Covent Garden but now Jewel is expanding eastwards with brand new site Jewel St Pauls – set to bring that trademark baroque glamour to the City of London. The new and super opulent venue promises to deliver top notch service and the best cocktails in EC2. Spread over three floors, there’ll be plenty of room to relax throughout the week whether you’re in the mood for a chic lunchtime treat or evening party hotspot at which to shake your thang complete with top DJ’s playing the best tunes until the […]

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Music Box Tuesdays

If you’re suffering from Made In Chelsea withdrawal symptoms, fear not… Duncan Stirling and Charlie Gilkes’  Chelsea speakeasy bar Barts is launching ‘Music Box Tuesdays’ tomorrow night hosted by none other than Made in Chelsea star and aspiring singer Gabriella Ellis. Half Greek Gabriella has already had a number one hit single in Greece with a cover of ‘Hit the Road Jack’ and is preparing to take the UK by storm, starting with SW3. So to hob nob with the Chelsea set and get the inside scoop on Series 2 (will Gabs and Ollie rekindle their romance?), we suggest you […]

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Get your “Body Back”

  British author Heather Porter is releasing her first book “Body Back,” the definitive guide to getting your mind, soul and body back during pregnancy and after becoming a mother, due for release next January. The beautiful Brit and mother of four tells tales of the trials and tribulations associated with pregnancy and beyond, written with words of wisdom by a woman who has experienced it all – four times over. Having expanded and shrunk back down to supermodel size with four pregnancies under her size four belt and quicker than you can say ‘Heidi Klum’  – everyone wanted to know Porter’s secret. “Body Back” shares them […]

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