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The Bethnal Green Toilet That’s Now A Beachfront Bar

London’s first chiringuito is coming to Bethnal Green! ‘What’s a chiringuito?’ I hear you ask… It’s an all-day beachfront bar and restaurant serving tapas, snacks and refreshing drinks! ‘Wait, there’s no beachfront in Bethnal Green!’ I hear...

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

BOTTLES Wine Bar Opens in Time for the Weekend

New wine bar, BOTTLES is what happens when, in the words of the Spice Girls, ‘two become one’. The Italian wine bar is from the co-founders of Bottles & Battles in Mercato Metropolitano and pop-up restaurant concept SOOD Family and it is opening in Old Spitalfields Market tomorrow. Franco...

What to do This Weekend

The Best Things To Do This Weekend: 6th – 8th July

We’ve been slowly cooking for a few weeks now, quite soon we’ll be be ready to eat. But in the meantime there’s a weekend of respite from sticky chairs, colleagues’ BO and nightmare tube commutes. Whether it’s supping beer in King’s Cross or heading to the host...

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Culture

A Bond, James Bond Auction

If there’s one thing we love about James Bond aside from the beautiful women, it’s the beautiful cars. And whilst Pierce Brosnan has been known to showcase some questionable vocal chords on cliff edges in Mamma Mia, he is also, on another note, a bit of a dab hand at car racing. Car aficionados...

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Openings & Launches

Welcome To The Jungle: Rainforest Chic Hits Kensington

After a dicey football moment with Colombia that nearly saw England knocked out of the world cup last night, South America is back on our Christmas card list. Which is good because it’s just in time for Zuaya, a Latin American opening on Kensington High Street. And what’s more, the...

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Openings & Launches

The Riverside Restaurant That’s Going To Spice Up Kingston

Sleepy Kingston on Thames could probably do with a little spicing up, right? Well now it will, as Indian restaurant Chakra opens its second restaurant, right in the centre of Kingston. Kensington has been good to Chakra, the Indian restaurant has built up a loyal following and the food is some of...

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Are You All-In? London’s Most Exclusive Casinos

You know that scene at the start of Dr No, where James Bond sits at the blackjack table and calmly raises his stake to £1,000, before saying those immortal ‘Bond, James Bond’ lines as the theme tune starts up? That’s London casinos, in all their suave, black tie, glory. If...

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Health & Wellness

If You Only Ever Visit One Wellness Hotel, Make It Forsthofalm

What: Holzhotel Forsthofalm is a bio-hotel 1050 metres above sea level in the mountains of Salzburg and probably my new favourite place on earth. Described as a “wellness hotel”, staying there nourishes the mind, body and even the environment. New? Originally a traditional Austrian restaurant...

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

by CHLOE Expands to Tower Bridge

What: by CHLOE is the super successful US-based, plant-based, fast-casual restaurant that took London by storm when it landed here at the end of last year. New? Their Tower Bridge venue opened last month, following the massive popularity of the original UK venue in Covent Garden. First Impression...

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The Handbook Meets

The Handbook Meets…Dhruv Mittal

Born in Hyderabad, India, raised in Manchester and trained at Le Cordon Bleu, Dhruv Mittal is the Chef Founder of Dum Biryani House in Soho, an authentic Indian street food restaurant. We caught up with him to discuss teaching cookery classes, where he likes to hang out in London and why Indian...

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