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The Casino-Based Steakhouse You Can Put Your Money On…

There’s something alien about stepping foot in a casino at 7pm. First of all being ID’d and bag searched by burly bouncers that had just stepped of the Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels movie set, or so it seemed. And, secondly, watching a sea of suits tossing down more money on tables than I’d made that day in the office, or seen in my life, come to think of it! The Hippodrome is the jaunt of the elite, who don’t cast a care towards black or red. It’s also the stomping ground of the Leicester Square massive, who’ve dabbled […]

Awesome Afternoon Teas

The Pawfect Afternoon Tea For You And Your Pooch

Who let the dogs out? đŸŸ Long gone are the days of paw-scraped doors, howling cries and pee-stained carpets, nowadays restaurants are inviting doggies to dine in style. So out with whatever’s in that jelly-canned dog food from your local store, the stench is bad enough! And in with an afternoon tea that’ll delight even the fussiest of canines. Thanks to South Place Hotel, you’ll be able to tickle both yours and your pup’s tummies with the launch of their new luxury afternoon tea, er, doggie-style… Pawfect! South Place Hotel have a pawsome new partnership with accessories brand, Radley (the […]

Culture

Finally! It’s Confirmed: The New 007 Is A Woman

Wake-up guys! It’s been announced that the new 007 is a woman! Lashana Lynch will be taking on the infamous codename in the next, as yet untitled, Bond film. The successful actor, star of Captain Marvel and Bulletproof, will be stepping into size 10 brogues, previously occupied by the likes of Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pearce Brosnan and that other guy that everyone always forgets. It’s on the tip of my tongue… George Lazenby! Except, trigger alert (geddit?), it’s not quite true. According to the Daily Mail, who reportedly have a spy in the Bond camp, an opening […]

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

Europe’s First Ever Pop-Up Shakespearean Theatre Arrives

Knock, knock! Who’s there? Only Europe’s first ever pop-up Shakespearean theatre arriving at Blenheim Palace! While nothing will beat how dreamy Leo looked as Romeo back in the film remake, we’re certainly excited to be transported back to the Elizabethan period at the Rose Theatre, even if for a few hours. We’ve got a pack of tissues ready ‘cos we’re gonna be weeping by the end of Romeo and Juliet! Love him or hate him, we’ve all been captivated in a three hour production of one of Shakespeare’s plays. Whether it was the Baz Luhrmann remake, or a dodgy school reenactment […]

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Culture

Pack Your Bags, We’re Moving To Mars

Moving house is always a huge hassle; wrapping every single breakable in newspaper, taking the front door off its hinges to get the fridge-freezer through, forgetting which box you put the kettle in… But what if you weren’t moving to Islington, but to Mars? Okay, I live in Wandsworth so Upper Street and the red planet are basically the same thing to me, but a new exhibition from the Design Museum will be exploring the idea of actually leaving the earth’s orbit and heading into the inky blackness for a new life on Mars. And believe me, it’s peak Tim […]

Culture

We Ain’t Lyin’ When We Say We’re Excited About This Movie…

Roaring ‘eck, can you believe there’s about to be a brand spanking new Lion King movie? The first single ‘Spirit’ by Bey has been released, and I for one have had it stuck in my head for longer than it took to create this remake! In fact, hysteria has spread like wild fire across the plains of London, what with the release date being TOMORROW! And the mane event was undeniably that whopping great premiere which took place in the city this week, and witnessed all sorts of random celebs having DMC’s, including Pharrell Williams chatting to Prince Harry about […]

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Travel

Dubai Yourself A Ticket Now! 9 Of The Best Hotels In Dubai

‘Ah, but what about when the oil runs out?’ finger-wags the dining table diplomat, and the answer is, simply, Dubai. Rather than sitting on an ever diminishing supply of black gold, the emirate has invested wisely, making their little patch of sand an international transportation hub, a financial centre, tourist destination and playground for the rich and famous. It’s a place where Rolls Royces grow on trees and the streets are paved with Rolex. And it’s one mighty place to stay. Luxury hotels abound and whether you’re looking for somewhere to take the family, planning a romantic getaway for two or […]

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What to do This Weekend

Woop-De-Doo, Here’s Some Weekend Plans For You

Oh hey weekend! We’re giving you the silent treatment because it’s been four days now and we still haven’t heard a word from you. And yet now here you are, promising all sorts of fun events out of the blue and, well, we just don’t have the time to pack them all in. That...

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Culture

That’s A Wrap… Cinemas Where You Can Eat

While it’s easy to binge-watch the latest Netflix craze or endless Disney classics, it’s sometimes nice to splash a little cash and head to one of London’s myriad cinemas. Sure, it might feel like daylight robbery (seriously, when did the cinema get so expensive?!) but who doesn’t love a treat yo’self moment? And while your wallet’s gaping open, why not grab a bite to eat as well? Now we’re not talking about a Slush Puppy and a box of ÂŁ15 popcorn, of course cinemas flogging greasy hotdogs and soggy nachos are left-right-and-centre, but we’re talking about proper eating. And thankfully, there […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

BIG NEWS: Richard Corrigan Is Opening A New Restaurant

We simply adore Corrigan’s Mayfair. Think quintessential British and Irish cuisine fused with seasonal produce and chef Richard’s culinary prowess, so good in fact that we return time and time again to catch a taste of that Irish charm. Richard Corrigan is famed for his stalwart eateries, loved by many, which include Bentley’s Oyster Bar and Grill and the previously mentioned Corrigan’s Mayfair. Set to open in September, his new venture will sit just off buzzy Old Street and, we’re told, will venture deeper into seasonal influences with a a direct connection to the chef’s farm at Virginia Park Lodge […]

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Reviews

Is This Victoria’s Best Kept Foodie Secret?

Lorne is a classic example of a hidden gem. No really, trying to find it had me firing up City Mapper, Waze and Google Maps simultaneously, as I made my way snail-like to 76 Wilton Road. This was undoubtedly down to my abysmal navigation skills, but Lorne is actually quite unsuspecting located sweetly on a bustling street in Victoria. The restaurant, which opened in 2017, is the brainchild of a head sommelier and a chef from the Square and three Michelin starred menu. With impressively bulging CV’s at their helm, hopes were high as I sandwiched myself into a orange-coloured […]

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

A Huge Alice in Wonderland Exhibition is Coming to London

Get out your calendars and mark June 2020 because it just became one of the most anticipated months of next year. More than 150 years after Lewis Carroll wrote his beloved book following Alice down the rabbit hole, the Victoria and Albert Museum is launching a grand exhibit dedicated to Alice in Wonderland. Yahoo! Where did the idea for Alice in Wonderland come from? What are the hidden meanings behind the characters? Where could her story lead next? Explore some of the biggest questions and lose yourself in this breathtaking experience based on the famous tale. Join the Mad Hatter, […]

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