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What To Do This Weekend: 24th-26th June

The weekend is almost upon us… and whilst it is rather dreary and wet, if you’re staying in London at least you aren’t battling the traffic, mud and crowds at Glastonbury. Instead, we’ll be drinking Ab Fab cocktails, eating all the gelato at the Gelato Festival, catching some rooftop comedy and watching Pride! If you want to catch live music then keep things a little closer to home and head to Fold Festival at Fulham Palace to see the legendary Nile Rodgers! 

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Immersive Wine Tasting at The Hoxton

When it comes to wine, we all have a go-to bottle we grab from the supermarket after work because, after all, if you like what you’re drinking that’s all that matters. Until… it’s not just you, your sofa and your Netflix – suddenly your in-laws are sitting across the table from you and your usual “that’ll do” attitude becomes a little less appropriate. New online wine store, Garmence Wine Studio have revolutionised the wine shopping experience by whittling the choice down to a concise curation of red, white, rose and sparkling, delivering in chic packaging complete with food pairing advice […]

Openings & Launches

Sagardi Arrives in London

Back in 1995 Iñaki Viñaspre, founded Grupo Sagardi and opened the first Sagradi restaurant in the gothic quarter of Barcelona. It’s come a long way since then, with restaurants in Madrid, Valencia, Mexico City and Buenos Aires and guess where it’s coming to next? Yep that’s right London. Setting up shop in Shoreditch, it’ll be the 30th restaurant in the group and will continue to serve up traditional Basque country food and drink. And you can guarantee you’re going to get the real deal as the best produce is being flown in daily from San Sebastian. Expect to find the […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

J. Sheekey Atlantic Bar Reopens

Variety is the spice of life. William Cowper was completely correct when he made this statement in the 18th Century and it’s equally as true now. No one wants to wear the same shirt every day, drink the same cocktail every night or, say, only ever eat oysters. J. Sheekey know this, and to make sure no one gets the wrong end of the proverbial stick, they’re rebranding in order to reflect the wide variety they have on offer. Formerly J. Sheekey Oyster Bar, the seafood specialists will be reopening for Summer as ‘J. Sheekey Atlantic Bar’, showing off a […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Italian Street Food Market Opens

A taste of Italy is coming London this June as Mercato Metropolitano is making its UK debut in the new ‘SoBo’ area, just south of Borough. Originally opening its doors in Milan last year, the food market will be sure to be a new rival to nearby Borough market. Set in a gritty warehouse, the site of a disused paper factory, the huge 45,000 square foot market specialises in small producers from all over Italy and the UK and will feature an onsite bakery, butchers, fishmongers, coffee roasters, pizza chefs and, obviously, pasta makers. And if the food isn’t enough to draw you […]

Awesome Afternoon Teas

Cabbages & Roses Afternoon Tea

The urban take on afternoon tea consists of crisp white linen, polished silver cutlery and the finest bone china – you almost feel as if you’re living a moment in history but modern touches bring you straight back to the city. Whilst it possesses all the ritual as we know it, afternoon tea in the countryside is a little more rustic – antique printed linen, mismatched cups and saucers and a single freshly cut rose sitting in a little vase on the table. Iconic British homeware brand, Cabbages & Roses are bringing a touch of rural chic to The Montagu at […]

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Things to do With Kids

7 of London’s Best Bakeries

Nothing quite beats the smell of a freshly baked sourdough loaf, a batch of warm cinnamon buns or the indulgence of a light, fluffy, cream-filled doughnut. Whether you’re enjoy a pastry with your coffee of a morning or tucking into a cruty ham and cheese roll at lunch, we’ve rounded up our favourite bakeries the capital has to offer and what we recommend you enjoy from them.

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Reviews

Royal-Tea Review: What We Thought

New? Nope, the hotel sits on the former site of 145 Piccadilly which was home to the Queen between 1927 and 1937 but the building suffered at the hands of the Blitz. The hotel then opened in 1975. Where?  Wellington Lounge at InterContinental London Park Lane, One Hamilton Place, Park Lane, W1J 7QY, www.wellington-lounge.co.uk On the menu: Currently the Wellington Lounge offers two afternoon teas, the Scents of Summer afternoon tea and the Royal-Tea celebrating the Queen’s birthday which is what we were there for. Inspired by the English summer and the Queen herself the tea includes classic cakes and sandwiches […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Meredith Collective Presents ‘Keeping Up With The Jones’

Ever wonder who the Joneses really are, and why people are trying to keep up with them? Look no further than Meredith Collective’s latest pop-up launching on July 7th, where you are invited to come and explore first-hand the fantastical way the other half lives. Actors will play the role of the Jones family, while audiences become a part of their world. This delightful foodie adventure will begin in Mrs. Jones’s stylish new kitchen (which she has just had refurbished don’t you know?) and leads guests on a journey featuring wonderfully creations from Mrs. Jones’s secret recipe book, such as edible vodka toothpaste, […]

Openings & Launches

Shoryu Ramen: 5th Restaurant Opens

Back in 2012 Tak Tokumine opened the first Shoryu Ramen, four years later and they have sites in Regent Street, Broadgate Circle, Soho, Kingly Court as well as Shoryu Go (dedicated to takeaway) on Air Street. Safe to say it’s been a success and this summer will see their fifth restaurant opening in Covent Garden. Specialising in Hakata cuisine they’ll be serving up Hakata tonkotsu ramen, Shoryu buns and Gekkeikan Royal Warrant Sake.  Executive Chef Kanji Furukawa (aka the Ramen Boss) has crafted a menu that focuses on flavours and ingredients that are rarely found outside of Japan. So alongside […]

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