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Go Balls Deep As Our Favourite Ball-Pit Heads To Soho

I don’t know about you but I’ve found myself barely adulting my way through my twenties. I mean, seriously, what happened to the wondrous days where it was acceptable to throw yourself headfirst into a ball pit without a care in the world? Actually, hold that thought. While we can’t quite promise we’ve found a way to ditch your impending bills or skyrocketing rent prices, we can promise that you’ll certainly be able to channel your inner child and go balls deep at Ballie Ballerson’s latest whacky ball pit opening! That’s right, the crazy cats over at Ballie Ballerson have just announced they’ll […]

Experiences & Pop-Ups

Sparkling Wine, Michelin-Star Food And A Vineyard Under The Stars? Sign Us Up!

As the sun begins to set on summer, and leaves wash from bright greens to deep reds and oranges there’s no better time to say sláinte, prohst, a votre santé and cheers to memories made in warmer climes. And, where better to whet the whistle than at the Gusbourne vineyard experience? Whisking you away into a culinary nirvana just an hour outside of London, English sparkling winemakers Gusbourne will be joined by two Michelin-starred restaurants, The Pony & Trap and Carters of Moseley, immersing guests in sumptuous seasonal menus, of which each course will be paired with a Gusbourne wine. […]

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The World’s First Zero Waste Restaurant Arrives In London

Everyday we’re shown images of the crumbling environment, whether it’s footage of the Amazon rainforest in flames, or photographs oil spillages destroying the jet-blue ocean we’ve grown to know and love. The environment is a glorious place, and it’s in dire need of protecting from such catastrophes. It does seem, however, people are eager to do their bit to help, from replacing plastic straws with pasta and paper, or cutting back on their plastic intake. One restaurant soaring to go the extra step is SILO, the world’s very first zero waste restaurant. Doug McMaster, the mastermind behind the zero waste […]

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

Grub Your Ticket To London’s First Brunch Festival

We may have just waved goodbye to our last bank holiday for a while (sobs), but that doesn’t mean we have to kiss goodbye to the beloved brunch! If you didn’t get a chance to indulge in the millennial weekend staple last weekend, fear not! This weekend, we’re saying bye-bye to brunch FOMO, and hello to London’s first brunch festival! We’re so egg-cited London Brunch Fest is returning for a second year, shining light on some of London’s star brunch eateries. From 31st August to 1st September, The Old Truman Brewery will be transformed into a brunch heaven, and you’re invited! If you […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

So Humous Milkshakes Are A Thing…

Humous is becoming a little like avocado – we’re finding ways to squeeze it into everything and now, in a sea of feta ice cream and butter in coffee, emerges the humous smoothie. A rare breed that we’re struggling to wrap our heads around, like, wouldn’t that be super hard to suck through the straw? And if someone asked if you wanted a chickpea smoothie, would you say yes? Because they’re pretty much the same right? So many questions. Our quandaries comes after a food brand named Humpit have created one, posing the question of whether we like it or lump […]

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Who Else Is Excited For The Espresso Martini Festival?

We just felt the need to espresso our excitement for this awesome Espresso Martini festival coming to London next week! Set to get Londoner’s buzzing (quite literally), the fest comes by the hand of Mr Black, a beautifully boozy coffee liqueur set to get you on the straight and narrow. What can you expect, aside from caffeinated chaos? Well, for a third year in a row, there’ll be booze-on-the-brain bartenders dazzling with a smorgasbord of espresso martini twists. This eclectic list includes the likes of Opium, 68 and Boston, El Camion, TT Liquor and more. The fabulously free frolicking sees […]

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The Epic Map Showing You The Cheapest Pints Near Tube Stations

Whoever researched this is a total Saint. Seriously! All we want in summer is to get off that sweltering tube and sink a pint and this awesome map is giving  us the opportunity to do just that. Plus, they’re cheap! Love is ale we need, and we’ve found it in the form of a tube map just in time for International Beer Day on the 2nd of August, courtesy of StoreKit being much less lazy than us and doing all the dirty work – gosh, give ’em a pint! They’ve rounded all of the best pubs near tube stations to […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

BIG NEWS: The Dorchester Appoints Their Youngest Ever Head Chef!

Head chefs are either old, experienced lags who’ve done their time and honed their craft over decades, or they’re about the same age as your iPhone, natural geniuses about to light up the world of cuisine. The Dorchester’s new head chef,  26-year-old Tom Booton, is the latter. Leap frogging the laborious years peeling spuds, perfecting the choux and receiving black-lash from fiery chefs above them (yep, even ‘idiot sandwich’ Ramsay weathered this!), he’s accomplished what many can only dream of as he takes over The Grill at The Dorchester in October. Now Essex lad Tom Booton has the chance to […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

The Berkeley Opens A Dreamy New Bar And Terrace

Oh yes, The Berkeley has been up to its old tricks again and this time it’s with the brand new launch of The Berkeley Bar and Terrace. You’re soon to be feeling like a bougie wine connoisseur, indulging in a fine selection of rare wines, Champagne and dark spirits, yippee! From July 15th, we’ll be engulfed in the rich design story conceived by Irish interior designer Bryan O’Sullivan thanks to the opening of The Berkeley Bar and Terrace. It’s the second bar to open at this landmark five star hotel joining the notorious Blue Bar which opened back in 2000. There’s a […]

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Spring Into Summer With This New Poké And Spritz Menu

Now the warm weather has finally graced the city, we’re itching to find new foodie menus that won’t leave us feeling too full and drowsy. And we’re in luck! The Connaught Bar will be fuelling us Londoner’s through the summer with their new poké and spritz menu, yippee! Set in the beating heart of Mayfair, The Connaught Bar is tucked away in the luxurious hotel, The Connaught. And they’ve certainly been busy building themselves a reputation, now known worldwide for their signature martinis. So you betcha the new menu defo has some living up to do, and oh does it! Their new light poké […]

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