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How to Live Like a Local in: Chiswick

There’s more to Chiswick than the High Road but it’s a good place to start. Live as the locals do and pop into Artisan for your morning coffee, No 197 Chiswick Fire Station for lunch and pick up a 20 inch pizza from Pizza Street for your dinner. That’s before we even start on riverside drinking spots, farmers markets and gin. Here are 11 reasons that make Chiswick well worth the trip west.

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Source and Select Your Own Menu at Sanderson

During a stay at a five star hotel it goes without saying that you can get pretty much anything you want/need/desire with a single call to reception. Fresh towels? Absolutely. Breakfast in bed? Easy. But as your requests appear in your room you barely give a thought to the people behind the scenes who have made it happen. We’re not talking about the staff who wash the towels, we’re talking about the farmer who grew the spinach in your green juice and the fisherman who caught your salmon. Sanderson have a new Origins Package which gives producers and farmers the […]

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Grotesque Gastronomy: Bompas & Parr Take on The Twits

In honour what would be the 100th birthday year of everyone’s favourite childhood author (Roald Dahl of course), we’ve seen afternoon teas, themed cocktails and exhibitions of much-loved Quentin Blake illustrations. Tempting Charlie and the Chocolate Factory desserts, fruity James and the Giant Peach cocktails and… dinner at the Twits? Bear with us, it may sound much less appetising than the alternative celebrations but this is a dinner experience like no other, all set to be ‘the worst dinner party in the world’. A theatrical take on dinner at Mr and Mrs Twit’s, theatre company Les Enfants Terribles and creators of the Olivier […]

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What To Do This Weekend: 15th-17th July

Welcome to the weekend people! It’s almost here: 48 hours of fun (or if you count the start of the weekend from Thursday night until Monday morning, like we do, 88 hours give or take) so we have your plans sorted so you can pack in as much as possible. Gorge on unlimited ribs and Prosecco, watch a sheep dog display, quaff wine whilst sitting in a deck chair, try out a new afternoon tea and head to a summer market. Get going!

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8 Top Savvy Weekday Offers

If you’re anything like us, you live like a Queen (or King) once you’ve just been paid and then the next few weeks of the month you have to find your inner Martin Lewis and be more frugal.  Sometimes though, you just need something to get you through Monday or something to celebrate the start of the weekend – so here are some of our favourite deals which will make you happy and your bank balance happy. Win/win.

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Last Chance to Attend: Tomorrow’s Handbook Reader Event ‘Eat Yourself Younger’

We are hosting our first readers event at Sanderson tomorrow (Wednesday 13th July) at 6.30pm for a 7pm start with Elizabeth Peyton Jones, author of ‘Eat Yourself Young’ and a favourite amongst A-listers such as Thandie Newton and Joanna Lumley. Elizabeth will be discussing topics such as ‘the main foods which help encourage youthfulness and good health’ and ‘what supplements to take to reverse the signs of ageing’. We are putting together an amazing beauty box of healthy snacks and great beauty products which you will also get on the evening along with a copy of her book. Due to […]

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Italian Rooftop Pop-Up With Michelin-Starred Chefs

Rooftop takeovers have swept over the city; from west to east there’s barely a rooftop untouched by Pimm’s, Prosecco and Aperol Spritzes. The issues arise when trying to decide which pop-up is worthy of whiling away your precious Friday night. Perhaps one boasting Michelin-starred chefs can convince you? Enter Harvey Nichols with their Michelin Star Terrace Takeover. The month-long event will see resident ‘Live In Italian’ chefs take over the kitchens, celebrating the best of Italian cooking, each Tuesday in July. Ollie Dabbous of Fitzrovia fine dining restaurant, Dabbous, is kicking things off tonight (Tuesday 12th July) with an innovative […]

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Hatchetts: A Piece of London History

One of the most distinct characteristics of London is the mingling of modern components with cherished historic landmarks. Every street and building has a story, and while we may not be aware of each one, that does not discredit the role each structure has played in London’s illustrious past. Hatchetts cherishes the historical impact its namesake has made, and seems to pay homage to its deep history at every corner of the two-story establishment.  Hatchetts was originally a hotel and coffee house in Piccadilly that dates back to Dickens. The cellar bar beneath the hotel was once a waiting room for weary travelers en route […]

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Music and Film Festival at Backyard Cinema

Often one of the best things about a business is its story. Take Backyard Cinema, for example. The spectacular series of music and film screenings first started as a homemade project in a backyard garden and has grown into one of London’s most recognised cinema experiences and now Backyard Cinema is returning to the cobbled streets of Camden this August for a fourth year. So grab a bean bag and your favourite craft beer and prepare yourself for an extra special cinema experience, with the perfect combination of hard-hitting biographies, live concerts and featured films. Of course not being an ordinary cinema, they’re not […]

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Darwin Launches Freakshakes

It’s time to look to the heavens and thank the food lords, or in this case, Darwin, which is 36 floors up in the sky (Sky Garden to be precise), as yet more delicious Freakshakes have hit the menus of London. This time appearing on Darwin’s new brunch menu alongside bottomless bloody Marys and Prosecco, will be the increasingly popular Freakshakes in three new flavours. The Freak Dough is a moreish shake of salted caramel with a whole doughnut perched on the rim in case you were craving that extra sugar kick; Freakin’ Macaroons, is a tropical mix of coconut […]

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Get Summer Ready With the Wellness Experts

Back in deepest, darkest January, Sanderson worked with nutritionist Karen Cummings-Parker for the second year to create a menu to nourish our vitamin D-deprived bodies and, as they run their Wellbeing Package, this time around it’s all about getting ourselves ready for summer. The full package includes a treatment in the spa, an expert health consultation, healthy breakfast and, of course, a hotel stay to ensure you leave a new person – no dull, city skin or stressed frame of mind. Nutritionally turbo-charged foods on the Wellbeing menu include a frothy matcha green tea to boost metabolism, seaweed ‘super salad’ […]

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Champagne Lovers’ Lunch at 34 Mayfair

Is there anyone out there who isn’t a lover of Champagne? If so, we definitely do not fall within that category. So for those of you like us who cannot imagine a better summer day than one featuring a long, leisurely lunch complete with a glass of our favourite drink, 34 Mayfair is sorting out your summer plans. For every day in July and August, guests who purchase a glass of Bruno Paillard Champagne with their two course lunch or weekend brunch will be able to enjoy complimentary Champagne top ups throughout the entirety of their meal. There is a minimum […]

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