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Tootsmas Christmas Market

Back for a fifth year due to popular demand (who doesn’t love a festive pop-up?), Tootopia’s Tootsmas is a two-day festive extravaganza that brings the people of Tooting the type of event that would normally be held in a more central London location. Food is at the heart of Tootsmas – let’s face it, food is what our weekends revolve around – with a whole range of trendy vendors deep frying their churros and stuffing their bao buns. The Oh My Dog! hotdog guys have some special Christmassy creations, we’re drooling at the sound of the Ho Ho Dog – […]

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Festive Feasting

As Christmas approaches, it’s time to loosen the belt, get your eating pants on, throw the caution to the wind and ditch the scales because it’s time to feast. We’ve rounded up five of the best Christmas burgers, sandwiches and puddings that you can get your hands on this year for a taste of Christmas in a mouthful.  BIRD  What: Christmas Dinner in a Burger Why: Christmas lunch wouldn’t be complete without attempting to get a little bit of everything into one mouthful, which is no mean feat when you’re eating more than you usually do in a week, tricky. […]

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67 Pall Mall Opens

If you like fine wine but your bank balance doesn’t quite so much, then we think we have just the ticket. Opening today is 67 Pall Mall, which has been described as a ‘home’ for wine connoisseurs who want to share and try the finest and rarest wines without the physical or financial restrictions caused by marked up prices in bars and restaurants. Setting up shop in the Banking Hall, it’ll have unrivalled wine lists curated by Master Sommelier, Ronan Sayburn (previously Executive Head Sommelier for Gordon Ramsay Holdings and Head of Wine for the Dorchester Collection), who along with his […]

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Raise the Steaks pop-up

Tomorrow sees an important date in the diary with high steaks as the world’s first pop-up food casino launches at The Diner to celebrate the launch of 50s style gaming brand 777.com. Expect a multitude of food themed puns, not only in this blog, but on the night as guests use chips (as in fries) to gamble away the night. Rounds of traditional games like roulette and blackjack will be available in the retro Vegas themed evening with the ultimate prize being a full all-American style dinner at the host’s venue – The Diner. Other food treats include a Blackjack […]

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Christmas Festivities at Pop Brixton

There’s only so many ways we can describe festivities/Christmas pop-ups/winter markets whilst trying to grab your attention and make each event sound unique and, to be honest, worth fitting in to your increasingly packed December schedule. Today is the turn of Pop Brixton, who have jazzed up their shipping containers with artfully positioned fairy lights and the sweet sweet smell of mulled wine and cider.  In case you haven’t been, Pop Brixton opened back in May as part of a council-initiated project to bring the community together and give start-ups and independent businesses a chance. Throughout the summer the al […]

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Dogtown Vs Slap & Pickle Food Battle

We don’t like fighting, it’s not really our scene unless, that is, it’s an epic battle, a fight worth our time… in short, a food fight. Not the sort of fight though that you picture happening in school canteens where somewhere throws some chips and then someone lobs a yoghurt back (did that ever really happen?) no we mean the sort where two street food companies go head to head in a cooking battle and we get to decide the winner. The King Co. in Clapham have welcomed  in burger connoisseurs Slap & Pickle and Dogtown London, the hot dog […]

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5 Top Winter Cinemas

One of things we love about Christmas is the fact that you can sit and watch films all day and no one can judge you, it’s pretty much in the Christmas guidebook – ‘watch an inordinate amount of films’ . If you can manage to peel yourself off the sofa then head to one of these top winter pop-up cinemas, with gourmet pop-corn, mulled wine, Canada Goose coats and Moncler blankets – these cinemas are truly special and will leave you full of  festive cheer. 

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Prize-a-day Advent Calendar at Village East

December is here! With just 4 Fridays until the big day, one of our daily highlights away from the stress of bulging bags for life and trying to decide an appropriate Secret Santa present for Dodgy Dave in accounts is punching open a little cardboard door each morning to find a mouthful of chocolate waiting for us. Even though, more often than not, the shape can’t be identified (is it a penguin? Is it a present?) and unless you can justify spending a tenner on an advent calendar then the chances are high that the chocolate leaves a powdery aftertaste […]

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Free Steak at Flat Iron

Hold the press and don’t even think about not reading this post because we are here to inject a little bit of happiness into your gloomy Monday. Free steak. Yes, that is right. Although that doesn’t seem grand enough, so let’s try this: YOU CAN GET FREE STEAK AT FLAT IRON FOR THE NEXT THREE DAYS! Much better. To celebrate the launch of their third and largest site on the 3rd December, Flat Iron will be giving away one free steak and one side to everyone who gets there after 6pm 30th November -2nd December. So be quick because it’s […]

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6 of the Most Festive London Ice Rinks

Winter isn’t Winter until you’ve layered up 3 pairs of socks, dug out your novelty pom pom beanie and glided onto the rink. If you agree with us that ice skating in London is an essential part of the run-up to Christmas then read on to see our pick of the 6 most festive ice rinks.

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5 of the Best Spots in London for Eggs

One dish and ingredient-inspired restaurants have taken London by storm the last couple of years. It all started with the burger but since we’ve seen meatball, roast potato, hot dog and kebab dedicated restaurants appear. Most recently, the humble egg is proving popular, with a spate of egg-themed restaurants hatching all over the capital. We’ve rounded up our five favourites:

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The Jingle Bells Weekend Brunch at 34

A little touch of Scandinavia will be coming to Mayfair this Christmas with the launch of Danish Design house Georg Jensen’s flagship boutique on Mount Street. To celebrate this they’ve joined up with restaurant, 34, to inject a little bit of festivity into their weekend brunch. Running from the 21st November to the 6th January The Jingle Bells Weekend Brunch will be the ideal pit-stop between Christmas shopping or a way to get your friends together to battle off the mulled wine hangover. The menu includes lobster mac with truffle, pancakes, plenty of eggs a Bloody Mary menu and Champagne […]

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