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London’s Only Private Rooftop Cinema Returns

The Christmas decorations are down and so is the mercury; leaving work when it’s 2 degrees outside has us wanting to head straight home and hygge. An evening of candles, hot water bottles and a movie sounds particularly appealing but if your new year’s resolution resembles something along the lines of making time for friends, date night or even just for yourself then don’t be so quick to reach for your front door key. High above the streets of Knightsbridge, The Berkeley is relaunching its rooftop cinema for the new year to help ease the January blues with a touch […]

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Swift Review: What We Thought

What? Hidden behind an unassuming door on Old Compton Street (there is no sign so keep your eyes peeled) is Swift, a cocktail bar from husband and wife team Bobby Hiddleston and Mia Johansson who honed their cocktail skills at Milk & Honey, Dead Rabbit and Callooh Callay. They’ve joined up with Rosie Stimpson and Edmund Weil of Nightjar and Oriole the award winning bars. New? Yes, it only opened at the end of November. Where? 12 Old Compton Street, Soho, W1D 4TQ, www.barswift.com On the Menu: Upstairs you’ll find classic serves and a selection of aperitifs focusing on Martinis whilst downstairs is all […]

Guides

19 of the Most Exciting Venues Set to Open in 2017

Happy New Year! 2017 is here and with it brings a whole new set of restaurants, bars and hotels. We’ve rounded up some of the top new openings coming to London in the next 12 months and if 2016’s haul are anything to go by (check them out here), 2017 is going to be a great year for city venues:   The Ned With 252 bedrooms, 9 restaurants, a basement and rooftop swimming pool, gym, spa, treatment rooms, and numerous private rooms, The Ned Hotel (which is the work of Soho House & Co and Sydell Group who already have 17 members’ clubs, […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Hoppers to Pop-Up at Swingers Golf Club

Hopping along to Swingers in the new year are vendors of Sri Lankan cuisine, Hoppers. They’ve swung from strength to strength since their opening in 2015, winning Tatler’s Restaurant of the Year 2016 as well as being awarded the coveted Michelin Bib Gourmand; it is undoubtable they’ll win the hearts of all at Swingers. Crazy golfers at the venue can choose from a whole range of dishes since Hoppers will be offering up favourites from their Soho home, like the lamb kothu roti, as well as new dishes that have been created exclusively just for the venue, like the Ceylonese […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Film and Fizz

Coming soon to a screen near you, or near Covent Garden should we say, is Film and Fizz. One Aldwych hotel in Covent Garden have teamed up Curzon Cinemas to bring you a season of film screenings (with many of the films still being on general release). The hotel will be screening new films like Nocturnal Animals and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them as well as all time favourites like Notting Hill in their 30-seat theatre. As the name of the event suggests, guests will be treated to a glass of Champagne Lallier Grande Réserve and also a […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

A NYC New Year’s Eve Comes to Brixton

The ball drop in New York’s Times Square is amongst the most iconic NYE countdowns. A romantic city, blanketed in snow, bringing the New Year in with a party you won’t forget, what more could you want? Well we can’t all be splashing the cash so instead, Big Apple Brixton have brought all that to you. Set atop a roof in the heart of Brixton, given it doesn’t rain, you may even forget you’re in London. With a 1970s theme, you’ll be transported to a historic time in New York – a time where a collapsing economy gave way to […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

41 Ways to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in London

2016 has been, if nothing else, eventful. A bit of a roller coaster one might say. Whether you’ve been at the top or the bottom of that roller coaster, there is only one thing for it this NewYear’s Eve. Pick up a glass of Champagne, get your party hat on and say goodbye 2016, hello 2017… Menus: Bronte  Bronte will be offering two sittings for their New Year’s Eve menu – one at 6pm which is ideal if you have children and one starting at 9pm which is just for the adults and is when the DJ will be taking to […]

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Openings & Launches

Bōkan: Canary Wharf’s New Rooftop Bar

Canary Wharf, not somewhere you think of when it comes to rooftop bars, despite there being so many tall buildings which would make for ideal drinking spots. Well that’s all set to change with the arrival of Bōkan. Opening on the 37th, 38th and 29th floor of the Novotel London Canary Wharf, it’ll be serving up modern European dishes with a British slant and cocktails made from boutique spirits. Leading the kitchen will be Head Chef Aurelie Alternaire (L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon) who has created a menu using the finest British ingredients, start with British charcuterie and cheeses before moving […]

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Reviews

Grand Trunk Road Review: What We Thought

What: Grand Trunk Road is the brand new Indian restaurant in South Woodford from acclaimed restaurateur, Rajesh Suri, who is synonymous with Michelin-starred eateries such as Mayfair’s Tamarind. New? South Woodford is enjoying somewhat of a restaurant boom at the moment with the most recent addition of Grand Trunk Road in late November 2016. Where? 219 High Road, South Woodford, E18 2PB www.gtrrestaurant.co.uk On the Menu: Menu highlights include tiger prawns with coconut milk, turmeric and ginger, baby eggplant with red and green peppers in masala, ground lamb with garden peas, egg and freshly roasted whole spices while the sweeter options include […]

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Our Top 10 Most Popular Articles

Every day we give you a new guide, it could be 10 new dishes you have to drop everything to go and try, it could be places to take your next date to or plans you should be making this weekend. In fact we’ve written over 230 different guides for you in 2016 and here are the 10 you’ve read the most… London’s Most Instagrammable Restaurants 10 Secret Underground Venues 8 London Restaurants That Have Just Won a Michelin Star 13 Hotels to Visit This Christmas 12 of London’s Best Rooftop Venues 9 Festive Date Ideas 13 Festive Pop-Ups 8 […]

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