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Hot Gin Cocktails on Ham Yard Hotel’s Rooftop

Unless you’re lucky enough to be a guest at the seriously stylish Ham Yard Hotel, you’re unlikely to ever head up in their lift and emerge on the forth-floor rooftop terrace. Surprisingly serene and peaceful for central London on a Thursday night, things were no less thirsty up on the roof than they were in the packed bars of Soho below. Flavour of the night? Gin. More specifically, Sipsmith Gin. Hot Sipsmith Gin. The ‘Swan on a Hot Gin Roof’ pop-up at Ham Yard Hotel originally sold out within days, so extra dates have now been added due to popular […]

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10 Ways to Live Like a Local in Tooting

Once the shabby neighbour of Wandsworth, Balham and Wimbledon, Tooting is now the poster child of the term ‘up-and-coming’, welcoming young professionals who battle their way onto the Northern Line each morning and head into zone 1. Despite rapid gentirification, Tooting maintains a vibrant community feel now so rare (read: sought-after) in London neighbourhoods. With specialist wine bars and artisanal coffee shops aplenty, it’s no surprise that it now hosts it’s very own annual food festival, ‘Tootopia’ to celebrate the diversity of food, drink and entertainment in the area. It was hard to whittle it down to just 10 but […]

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London’s Most Fashionable Hotel Stay

Queen Elizabeth this year will celebrate her 90th birthday, a remarkable feat that will unite the nation with bunting and copious amounts of Coronation chicken. Her Majesty isn’t the only British icon celebrating a grand milestone in 2016; British Vogue is celebrating 100 years since September 15th 1916, when the first issue was published. In honour of this, a major exhibition, Vogue 100: A Century of Style, will run at the National Portrait Gallery from 11th February until 22nd May showcasing over 280 fashion and beauty portraits from Vogue-approved photographers including Cecil Beaton, Nick Knight, Irving Penn and Mario Testino. […]

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Fashion’s Biggest Pop-up: London Fashion Weekend

Fashion week is almost upon us which means you’re going to be bombarded with #OOTD posts on Instagram, the sartorial standard of the streets will go up and there’ll be more sunglasses then you can swing a stick at. It also means that fashion’s biggest pop-up is returning to the Saatchi Gallery. Running on the 25th – 28th February, London Fashion Weekend will be a chance to see upcoming collections, find new ways to style your clothes, how to work latest trends and sit in on talks from leading experts in the industry. Take your seat at one of the […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Super Bowl Party At Balthazar

The Super Bowl is a long-standing staple of the American sporting calendar. It’s a pretty big deal – so big, in fact, that the likes of The Who, Beyoncé, and, most recently, Katy Perry have all got in on the action via half time show performances. Well worth sitting through hours and hours of padded men running into one another in our opinion. In fact, it’s so long-standing that this year the event celebrates its 50th birthday, and as such will be referred to as the “Golden Super Bowl”, and Balthazar are making sure us over here in London don’t […]

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Hotel Cafe Royal’s New Gin Bar

Alongside discontent for slow walkers, love of afternoon tea and a finely tuned ability to glare at other commuters,  it seems as if gin will always be part of London. And the next chapter in this never-ending story has just begun with the opening of Hotel Café Royal’s new bar, Green Bar Botanicals & Tonics. Taking inspiration from the Café Royal Cocktail Book compiled in 1937, the new bar will celebrate London’s history of using botanicals in gin production and mixology with a new ‘Gin Journey’ menu created by their expert mixologists. The menu will see unique takes on the classic gin and […]

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9 Underrated Antipodean Restaurants

Our Aussie rellies love their brunch as much as they (seemingly) love their surfboard. No surprise really when you consider their laid-back lifestyle and the appeal of sitting kerbside in the sun, armed with a green juice, latte in a glass and smashed avo on sourdough. Antipodean brunches rarely involve alcohol, so step aside bottomless British brunches and make way for the health-conscious breed of yogis, cross-fitters and spinners in search of a well-earned caffeine hit. 

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

9 Underrated Antipodean Restaurants

Our Aussie rellies love their brunch as much as they (seemingly) love their surfboard. No surprise really when you consider their laid-back lifestyle and the appeal of sitting kerbside in the sun, armed with a green juice, latte in a glass and smashed avo on sourdough. Antipodean brunches rarely involve alcohol, so step aside bottomless British brunches and make way for the health-conscious breed of yogis, cross-fitters and spinners in search of a well-earned caffeine hit. 

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Supper Pop-Up at Catering HQ

Four seasons, four playing card suits, four calling birds…and now the forth pop-ups from Top Hat Catering. Catering to foodies who don’t want standards to drop just because there are large numbers of guests, the caterers are one of the UK’s most exclusive – delivering food as high in standard as the service. The food is luxurious, and you’d be as happy tucking into glazed pork cheeks with confit leeks or monkfish in massaman sauce at a party as you would if you were paying for it in a swanky restaurant; no non-descript, mass-produced stews here. As well as large […]

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The Detox Kitchen Review – what we thought

We get it, we all want to be healthy and slim, and post Instagram picture of ourselves looking leaned and relaxed while slurping the latest pressed juice combination – we get it. But then winter kicks in, it gets cold, we get hungry and well-meant plans go to waste. If only there was somewhere local that was providing healthy and delicious meals that don’t cost a (flabby) arm and a leg… At the beginning of January the founder of The Detox Kitchen, Lily Sampson, opened a flagship deli in Fitzroy Place serving a variety of salad, juices, brunch options and […]

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