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Dante NYC Cocktail Bar Shakes up an Inferno

Quite a few noteworthy things have popped out from New York; from the Waldorf salad and teddy bears to the Tom Collins and pneumatic railway. It’s an innovative city and whenever anything New York City related steps in to any walk of life, we kinda know it’s going to be grandiose, big and probably done pretty darn well! Which is why the news of Dante NYC popping up in Quaglino’s bar is something to shout about. The menu on offer will consist of 10 drinks which can be enjoyed over the space of the week-long residency. This sumptuous list will […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Find Out Which Restaurants Are Trending This Fashion Week

Fashion! Turn to the right! Oooh, fashion! As David Bowie put it. Helpfully adding ‘We are the goon squad and we’re coming to town, beep-beep’. So if you’re part of the goon squad heading to the capital’s runways and private views then you’ll no doubt need feeding and watering. Which is where we come in. Here are all the places that a budding Anna Wintour should be seen this LFW (London Fashion Week, darling, do keep up)… The Sheraton Grand London Park Lane Green Park (0.4 miles) What: Keep your hats on Why: Remember the Lock & Co Sheraton Grand collab from […]

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

The Bar Where Honesty’s The Best Policy

Fancy frequenting a bar with no fixed price list? Well enter London’s first ever honesty bar, courtesy of The Glenrothes. Let’s be honest, most of the time once we’ve had a tipple or two, the truth comes flying out – drunk hearts speak sober minds, and all that. So, surely a visit to the Honesty Bar won’t be too far removed from your typical escapades. Opening up in TT Liquor, Shoreditch, Honesty Bar is the perfect stool-grabbing, whisky swigging experience for those who love the Scottish-born beverage. Whilst there’s no fixed price on any of the listed drinks there is […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Mezcal Week Is Here! Where To Go And What To Drink…

Mezcal, it might not have the same profile as Tequila, but boy should it have! The Mexican drink, a smokier version of its more glamorous sister, is also agave based and it’s nevertheless taking London by storm. So much so that they’ve now dedicated an entire week to the drink. So grab a sombrero, we’re off to celebrate. Leicester Square Kitchen Why: Leicester Square Kitchen have outed themselves as Mezcal lovers by throwing together a limited edition cocktail menu specially for the week. So head down to the bar and restaurant (no prizes for guessing the address) to try out their […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

11 of the Cosiest Library Bars

Forget cosy, wood panelled pubs and trendy, cosmopolitan wine bars. This autumn, the place to curl up with a nice hot toddy is, believe it or not, the library. No longer the preserve of bookish geeks, pottering pensioners and panicky students, more and more of London’s prestigious hotels and bars are opening swanky, book-filled watering holes, allowing visitors to partake in some seriously scholarly drinking.

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The Cocktail Menu Inspired By Ali G, Prince Harry and JK Rowling

What: As much I love summer, nothing beats a crisp, cold London winter day which you spend, after a brief walk along the Thames, setting the world to rights, cocktail in hand, cosied up in a bar decked out with books. It’s not all glamourous though, afterwards I’ll have to return to my house which is still like a student digs (someone stole our bathroom plug the other day). The other night there was a slight chill in the air and so I headed straight to Scarfes Bar at Rosewood London to start setting the world to rights. Named after […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

The Hottest August Openings

London is always quieter in August and it seems as if the restaurant openings have taken a bit of a back seat too as there have only been a handful of openings this month. That said it’s quality over quantity and this month we have seen the opening of Leicester Square’s first rooftop terrace, a new Pergola in Olympia of all places and a 24 hour club in East London. Hotel Indigo London – 1 Leicester Square What: Leicester Square’s 1st Rooftop Bar Why: Hotel Indigo can now say it is home to the only rooftop terrace in Leicester Square. […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

The World’s Largest Saké Festival is Coming to London

If you’ve ever had Sake before, you’ll know it’s one of those slow burners on the alcohol front. You kinda think things are going well as you tuck into your second sushi of the night when wham! Your head’s in the ramen. In other words, some sake has the tendency to really kick a man whilst he’s down, which is why it’s probably best enjoyed alongside a big helping of Japanese food to help batten down the hatches. We completely adore sake however, as do a whole host of you, which is why the largest sake festival in the world, […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

These London Milkshakes Will Bring All The Boys to The Yard

These shakes are bananas, B.A.N.A.N.A.S . They’re also chocolate, strawberry and any number of flavours between. Welcome to London’s best shakes…   Ben’s Canteen What: There’s no can’t in canteen Why: Credit-where-credit’s-due Ben’s Canteen do a bloody good milkshake they absolutely belongs in this list. The brunch maestros who do a fantastic burger and a pretty mean bottomless everything also produce some of London’s best milkshakes. Available in chocolate, vanilla or banana and peanut butter, you can also opt to make it ‘hard’ by adding rum, whisky or cognac. Where: Battersea and Earlsfield Website: www.benscanteen.com   All Star Lanes What: […]

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Cosy Up This Autumn at This New Library Bar

What: Never ones to do things by halves, the city juggernaut that is The Ned has recently opened its seventeenth bar, yes that’s right seventeenth and this time it’s an intimate Library Bar focusing on Champagne and martinis. New? Yes it opened last month. Of course being in The Ned, it’s going to be popular with those going for drinks after work, but get in there now before the winter sets in when we can guarantee this snug bar will be all the more busy. The Look: Tucked away to the side of Cecconi’s, Library Bar is a cosy space […]

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

Throwing Tomatoes As Aqua Nueva Celebrates La Tomatina

There is something so wonderfully enjoyable about a food fight, admittedly a waste but also an act of school lunch time rebellion ‘look Cook this is what we think of your cardboard pasta’ that said with the rise of primary school children owning smart phones and Jamie Oliver banning turkey twizzlers (something I still yearn for) they are no doubt Instagramming their lunches. Of course, for a proper food fight you want to head to the Valencian town of Buñol for its renowned festival, La Tomatina, where the town turns into a bloodbath of tomatoes flying through the air. That […]

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Rooftops and Terraces

Club 150: The Champagne Pop-Up At St Pancras

If you’re heading to France at full speed ahead, don’t miss the chance to experience at St Pancras before jumping on the Eurostar. The Champagne Bar is partnering up with Perrier-Jouët this summer to create Club 150, a beach terrace pop-up, inspired by France’s most covetable coastline and paying homage to St Pancras that was built 150 years ago. You can sit back and enjoy art, Champagne, gin cocktails and a food menu celebrating the best of UK and France. When it comes to the menu, it’s curated for guests to experience an ‘England meets France’ vibe – highlights include […]

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