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Boris Isn’t The Only Eton Mess In Town: 9 Best Places For Eton Mess

It’s jolly boating weather, so how better to celebrate than to swing together to one of these spots serving some of London’s best Eton Mess. Eton College may have given us Boris Johnson, 18 prime ministers, half the last cabinet, the archbishop of Canterbury and our future king, but let’s not hold all that against them, after all they’ve also given us one of the best puddings known to mankind. The dish, full of meringuey, strawberryish goodness is pretty much a national dessert and the perfect summer pudding. So let’s get stuck in…   Manetta’s What: Eton Less Mess Why: […]

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The Ultimate Guide To Father’s Day In London

Father’s Day is often brushed aside and forgotten about while everyone rigorously plans out elaborate celebrations for next year’s Mother’s Day. Dads are the ones who fork out lump sums when we’re running low on rent…again. And try endlessly to get us to support their...

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Motcomb Street Party: The Biggest Gathering Of Red Trousers In Western Europe

Alongside Henley, Royal Ascot and Wimbledon, there’s another event that stands out on the social calendar, the Motcomb Street Party. Reported to be the biggest collection of red trousers in Western Europe, the Motcomb Street Party is a street party like no other. A sort of cross between VE Day and Flashdance. This year the action happens on Wednesday 12th June, and proceedings will kick off with a 5:30 disco before a celebrity officially opens the party (last year it was Britain’s Got Talent winner and amateur magician Corporal Ricahrd Jones from the Household Cavalry), and a programme of some […]

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Ramadan With The Fast Set: London’s Top Middle Eastern Restaurants

As the sun sets over London during Ramadan adherents make their way to break the fast, at home, with friends or in some of London’s myriad Middle Eastern restaurants. Sure, the Edgeware Road has an incredible array of choice, but if it’s quality you’re looking for then look no...

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Critical Mass: London’s Best Easter Church Services

In case you hadn’t realised, there’s more to Easter than a bank holiday double whammy and copious amounts of chocolate. There’s also the small matter of Jesus’ death and resurrection. So why not take a bit of time out of your super-sized weekend and attend an Easter service at one of these churches. St Paul’s Cathedral It’s the grand-daddy of London churches, Christopher Wren’s masterpiece on the Thames and a national symbol. The enormous cathedral will be playing host to more Easter services than you could shake a thurible at. 18th April: Maundy Thursday Liturgy of the Day and Watch until […]

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5 Picturesque Places To See Cherry Blossom In London

You may have noticed that the spring blossom in London is out in full force, decorating our streets with wow-worthy shades of pink, purple and white which, granted, may not be up there with Japan’s offering but it’s pretty all the same. Generally speaking, the spring blossom begins...

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Great Eggspectations: 40 Places To Spend Easter

We’ve got some eggcellent news for you – are you ready? Easter is arriving on Sunday the 21st of April and whilst we know it’s easy to sit inside drenching yourself in Cadbury creme ceggs and other chocolate-y goods, you could also enjoy this plethora of Easter events. So, off you...

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It’s Cherry Blossom Season And Here’s Where To Spend It

Surely one of the prettiest seasons, cherry blossom celebrations or Sakura will soon be taking place in Japan, blooming in the last week of March and the first two weeks of April in Kyoto (roughly between 20 March and 14 April). If you can’t make it to Japan to see the blossoms (you’d need to be quick, their beauty is fleeting) then check out these restaurants that will be dressing up for the month:

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Keeping Mum: 28 Places To Go This Mothering Sunday

As Mother’s Day rolls around once more on the 31st of March, it’s time for a bit of love and appreciation for the woman who always finds your missing sock and sends you selfies that show just her eyebrow (millennials they are not)! From spa deals that are jammed full of R&R to afternoon teas that will appease mum no end – a cup of tea always sorts everything out after all – here are the wonderful ways you can make Mum happy this Mother’s Day:

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