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Music Matters at Selfridges
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Music Matters at Selfridges

Whilst festivals might be more popular than ever, it seems as if music venues are not. Apparently, it’s estimated that 40% of London’s music venues have closed, but there’s a saviour insight. Not who you might think, because it’s Selfridges… Music Matters at Selfridges will be a three- month campaign across all its stores in London, Manchester and Birmingham and online, to showcase musical talent. Here in London, Selfridges will host the Ultralounge, a live music venue and state of the art visual content studio and interactive platform, which is the brainchild of TEM (The Experience Machine) whose work includes […]

Things to do Outdoors

There’s a Playground Opening Just For Adults

Long are the days of being content with our weekends consisting of simply eating and drinking, now we need activities such as mini golf and croquet to keep us entertained. Health fanatics and super seed brand, 9Nine, have taken note of the growing trend and have decided to take it one step further… Though certain games might bring out the competitive streak in some of us, this activity is proven to keep everyone happy and that is the forgotten activity of playing. Yes, 9NINE will be creating a playground for adults over one special weekend this July. The playground will […]

Experiences & Pop-Ups

Tiny Tails: The Micro Pig Pop-Up

The ultimate millennial goal of being able to take a selfie with a miniature pig, sure to get you a plethora of social media likes, is about to become a reality. Hogwash, I hear you yell! But for one day only Tiny Tails will be allowing animal friendly attendees to get up close and personal with our precious porcine pals. The event will take place 27th July from 12-2pm as part of Merchant Square’s ‘Summer of Fun’; a series of free events and activities this summer. On the day there will also be opportunities to play with rabbits on the […]

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Openings & Launches

Neil Rankin Opens temper City

Last November London was introduced to temper Soho and it’s safe to say, we welcomed it with opened arms – it’s been hugely successful, so now Neil Rankin is back with temper City and we’re predicting equally big things. Fire and wine will still be at the core, with meat (which is butchered on site) being cooked low and slow over oak and charcoal, but this time the menu will be all about curries from different countries. There’ll be mutton rolls and laksa lamb belly stovies to start; lamb scotch bonnet vindaloo; dry goat; meatball marrow masala; Dashi chip shop […]

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Reviews

Tom’s Kitchen Chelsea Launches New Summer Menu

What: Tom’s Kitchen restaurants across London have launched new summer menus with an emphasis on vegetarian and gluten free dishes as well as sustainable produce. New? Tom’s Kitchen Chelsea opened in 2006 and is joined by other Tom’s Kitchens in Canary Wharf, Somerset House and St Katharine Docks. Where? Tom’s Kitchen Chelsea, 27 Cale Street, Chelsea, SW3 3QP www.tomskitchen.co.uk On the Menu: Renowned chef, Tom Aikens, has revamped the seasonal menu so in keeping with the warmer months there is a selection of light summery options like starters of chilled pea soup with fresh peas, lemon, crème fraiche and olives, and main courses […]

What to do This Weekend

What to do This Weekend: 14th – 16th July

The weekend is here and it brings with it bottomless brunches, G&Ts, rosé and exhibitions – it’s not always about alcohol you know, that said, let’s still raise a glass to our favourite – the weekend!

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Steaks and Wine at Gaucho Broadgate

What?  As Gaucho say, for them, it’s all about the beef and Gaucho Broadgate makes up one of the fifteen restaurants in the group across the UK -twelve of which are in London, the others are in Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham. New? Nope, it opened back in 2010. Where? 5 Finsbury Avenue, Broadgate, EC2M 2PG www.gauchorestaurants.com On the Menu: Of course, the main event is the beef, but it’s not all they have to offer and whilst it would be sacrilege to not have steak there are other dishes. Starters include the likes of Lomo carpaccio with baby kale, pine […]

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Potter, Past and Present
Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Potter, Past and Present: The Harry Potter Conference Coming to Shoreditch

In case you didn’t know, this year marks 20 years since the world read ‘Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much’ and instantly got absorbed into the world of witchcraft and wizardry.  It’s a reason to celebrate, we’ve told you about the Harry Potter supper club, but now there is a Harry Potter conference coming to The Book Club in Shoreditch: Potter, Past and Present. Yep, two days for all your Potter fans to discuss, debate and generally swoon over the last twenty Potter filled […]

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Openings & Launches

Petersham Nurseries Opens in Covent Garden

This summer The Boglione family are going to bring Petersham Nurseries to central London as they bring the garden back to Covent Garden (because yes, it did really use to be a garden way back when.) Centred around a courtyard with evergreen walls, aptly named the Floral Court, the 16,000 sq ft space will be home to two restaurants, a lifestyle, home and garden shop and a delicatessen with a wine cellar and florist – filled with plants, it’ll be an escape from arguably one of London’s busiest areas. It’ll follow the family’s ethos of everything being organic, thoughtful, respectful, […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Sardine’s New Summer Prix Fixe Menu

Prix fixe menus are often underrated – but they should be given more time, because they’re a great way to see what a restaurant has to offer, often with a menu that changes weekly if not daily and at a rate that means you can go back and try the menu more than once and without having to wait until pay day. So, you’re in luck that Alex Jackson has just launched a new summer menu at Sardine, the Southern French restaurant in Shoreditch. The menu is going to change several times a week, but you can expect the likes […]

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Seasonal & Celebrations

The World’s Fastest Zip Wire Comes to London

Calling thrill seekers – London is about to be home to the biggest, fastest double zip line in the world and it’s going to give you unparalleled views of the capital, because it seems we aren’t content with seeing our famous cityscape from roof terraces, cable cars or dining 100ft above ground, now we want to fly through it too. Opening in Archbishop’s Park on Wednesday 6th July, Zip World London will start 35 meters above ground (that’s more than nine double deckers high!) before descending 225 meters in just 35 seconds. As you whizz through the air you’ll take […]

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Openings & Launches

Free Chai as Pamban Opens in Camden

There’s a new chai and coffee house, Pamban, opening in Camden and they’re going to be giving away free chai. Yep, Pamban which opens on Monday 10th July, will be celebrating their opening by giving anyone who heads in there and says, ‘chai there’ free chai. Well chai there to you too. Named after the island that sits between Indian and Sri Lanka, Pamban will serve a menu of chai and coffee drinks that brings together the cultures and tastes of Sri Lanka and India. Chai will be brewed in traditional clay cups, you can choose between the house chai […]

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