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14 Alternative London Sights Every Tourist Must See

We think London is the best city in the world – what makes it great is that there is so much more to see and do than the obvious landmarks. There are markets to be shopped, food to be eaten, parks to be walked in and so, so much more. Yes you’ve got to do the museums and see the Changing of the Guard, Big Ben must be seen and the London Eye must be ridden but let’s say it’s your second visit or you’re coming for a whistle stop tour and the thought of spending 90% of your time in […]

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Fragrance Meets Alcohol with Givenchy-Inspired Cocktails

“A delicate floral base with top notes of grapefruit” could as easily refer to a cocktail as it could a perfume and in this case it actually refers to both. Hotel Café Royal are teaming up with L’Atelier de Givenchy fine fragrances for a range of cocktails as exclusive and decadent as the fragrances themselves, available for just over a month in the hotel’s iconic Green Bar. Launching on the 22nd August, the ten cocktails have been expertly crafted by Bar Manager Derren King in close partnership with the team at Givenchy in order to achieve a full understanding of […]

Guides

What To Do This Weekend: 19th-21st August

On the 10th January 1863, the world’s first underground railway opened in our fair city. 19th August 2016 will see the launch of the Night Tube. It’s almost here. No more excuses for not going out, because you can’t afford the taxi home. No more having to rush your last drink because you might miss the connection. To celebrate this weekend will see late night parties and inspired cocktails! If it doesn’t bother you because you live on one of the lines that isn’t opened then fear not we have day time parties, brunches, pop-ups and a whole lot of […]

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Bubbledog’s Brunch Review – What We Thought

New? Whilst Bubbledogs isn’t new, the brunch parties only launched last weekend. Where? Bubbledogs, 70 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia W1T 4QG, www.bubbledogs.co.uk On the Menu: For those not in the know then Bubbledogs is all about hot dogs and Champagne and the brunch menu sticks to this. You can order your hotdogs with a fried egg on top for that brunch feel and there are plenty of Bloody Marys which they’ve teamed up with artisanal spirits company, The 86 Co. to create. First Impressions: The brunch says it comes with a side of old skool hip hop and the first thing we […]

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News

Galleria Campari on Tour: Cocktails and Art

When you can’t decide whether you dose of culture or just a few cocktails then we have just the ticket –an art exhibition all about cocktails and then the chance to drink cocktails…clever eh? Running now until the end of the year, the Galleria Campari on Tour exhibition will be making its London debut, housed at Osteria at the Barbican. Nine pieces of work will be on display, recounting the story of Campari from the start of the 20th century through modern and contemporary pieces created by international artists. There’ll be pieces from Marcello Nizzoli, who created the Post- Cubist […]

Openings & Launches

Eneko at One Aldwych Opens

When a chef has 3 Michelin Stars to their name you can’t help but expect great things. What about if their restaurant is ranked 16th in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants? How about if we add in that their bistro also has a Michelin Bib Gourmand? You’re going to expect something rather wonderful. We’re talking about chef Eneko Atxa (his restaurant is Azurmendi Bilbao and his bistrot is  Bistró Prêt  À  Porter) who has joined forces with Kostas  Sfaltos, the general manager of One Aldwych, to create Eneko at One Aldwych. The menu will be Atxa’s unpretentious take on traditional […]

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Rosa’s Thai Cafe Review – What We Thought

New? The most recent venue in the Rosa’s Thai Cafe family, the Victoria site opened earlier this year – 8 years after husband and wife Saiphin and Alex ran a Thai street food stall on Brick Lane. Where? 25 Gillingham Street, Victoria, SW1V 1HN First Impressions: Our welcome was friendly and we were led through to a seat by the window which I would request to sit at again. Absolutely packed on the Thursday evening we went, you’d be disappointed had you not booked although if you were willing to wait ten minutes or so I’m sure they’d find space […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Pay What You Like at Galvin at Windows

One of the big headaches about dining out is the bill. That innocent slip of paper so discreetly placed on the table, maybe with a chocolate to soften the blow. No matter how inevitable it is or how many times you’ve mentally tallied up your spend, it’s all too easy for those extra glasses of wine to add up – not to mention the creme brûlée you promised yourself (and your waistline) you’d avoid. X number of glasses of wine later and it’s not only you who is seeing double, yes the wine was good but your eyes don’t deceive […]

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Reviews

Nola Rola Review – What We Thought

New?  The brunch launched last month and is running every Saturday until 1st October.  Where?  Tucked away in The Yard in Vauxhall, you’ll find Nola Rola at 4 Durham Street, Vauxhall, SE11 5JA, www.nolarolalondon.com On the menu: Ribs, ribs and more ribs, washed down with a constant supply of Prosecco and Whiskey punch. First Impressions: This was going to be no civilised brunch, but why would we want that on a sunny Saturday afternoon? Groups of raucous friends were already dancing to the DJ, the Prosecco was flowing and there was a buzz about the place.   The Look:  Held in […]

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Breaking Bad Themed Bar

The link between food and science isn’t a particularly new trend but it does seem to have picked up pace over the past few months; you’ve got Damien Hirst’s Pharmacy 2, steaming nitrogen ice cream from Chin Chin Labs and Bompass and Parr, whose love of a boiler suit stood strong with their Propercorn Institute of Flavour collaboration at the start of summer. The wonderful world of test tubes and mysterious nameless liquids continues, and you can drink them. Oh and did we mention it’s based on Breaking Bad? Informally titled ‘the crystal ship’, the Hackney immersive bar experience invites […]

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