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Edge Cycle Review

I missed the spinning craze when it first burst onto our scenes a few years ago and up until last night I had somehow managed to never find myself on a spinning bike, not including a brief dalliance when I got lost in a gym. But as an athletic type (this is a lie) I’m always keen to try new classes so decided to end this stretch of avoiding spinning and found myself at East London spinning studio Edge Cycle, round the corner from Chancery Lance. The staff is super friendly and arms you with equipment at no charge when […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Greyhound on the Test Restaurant Review

Head chef at the Greyhound on the Test, Alan Haughie, learned his craft as an apprentice under Anton Edelman at the Savoy from 2002-2004 and went on to continue working with him at the Brasserie St Quentin, by Harrods on Brompton Road. After a brief stint abroad he returned to London before finding his calling in Stockbridge, serving great British food from locally produced sources. We happily settled into the cosy and romantically lit restaurant in the Greyhound on the Test, enjoying the rustic surroundings before getting on with ordering our food. The starter of Gazpacho, a dish purposefully served […]

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5 Great Places For Sushi

Quick, healthy (well if you forget the sugar water) and very moreish sushi is one of those dishes that it seems like London can’t get enough of. Good thing then that we have a whole plethora of sushi bars from Michelin-starred restaurants in Mayfair to sitting on the floor in bars in Soho, here are five of the best places to get sushi: Nobu If someone says they are going to take you to Nobu (and pay) then definitely go. The Michelin starred restaurant on Old Park Lane has been serving up sushi in London since 1997 and you’ll often […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

5 Great Places For Sushi

Quick, healthy (well if you forget the sugar water) and very moreish sushi is one of those dishes that it seems like London can’t get enough of. Good thing then that we have a whole plethora of sushi bars from Michelin-starred restaurants in Mayfair to sitting on the floor in bars in Soho, here are five of the best places to get sushi: Nobu If someone says they are going to take you to Nobu (and pay) then definitely go. The Michelin starred restaurant on Old Park Lane has been serving up sushi in London since 1997 and you’ll often […]

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Classic Films and Cocktails at 20th Century Theatre

What are you up to this weekend? Off to the cinema? Off to a bar? How about combining both? Because this weekend 20th Century Theatre in Notting Hill is being transformed into a speak easy – you even enter through a hidden door- for a weekend of classic films and cocktails. On Saturday you can sit down to the 1988 Tom Cruise film Cocktail along with a Red Eye cocktail or watch the legend that is Ron Burgundy and the rest of Channel 4 News team in Anchorman with The Sex Panther cocktail.  On Sunday afternoon they’re showing the Goonies […]

Openings & Launches

Maple and Fitz

The sun is starting to shine, people are eating lunch outside and we even saw a man wearing shorts earlier, this might be a bit ambitious but spring is definitely on the way. And we’re starting to ditch our winter diets of carbs on carbs. So lucky for us then that the super-healthy Maple and Fitz has recently launched in Fitzrovia. Launched by the Le Cordon Bleu London- trained Canadian chef Adria Wu (who has also trained in nutrition), Maple and Fitz is apparently Fitzrovia’s first cold-pressed juice bar.  The juices have been created with different benefits in mind – […]

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Backyard Cinema kicks off Awards Season

Most of us working in the city are busy bees and things can seem to fly past like the latest films and trends (looms bands?) without us noticing, but then London is the land of creative pop ups so step up Backyard Cinema. Feature length films once on your ‘must see’ list are available to see again on the big screen thanks to this high quality, roaming pop-up cinema. This weekend pays homage to Awards Season where award winning blockbusters are screened in cinematic style at Altitude in Milbank Tower. Prepare to feel like an A-list celeb as the red […]

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Openings & Launches

Jar Kitchen

Friends Lucy Brown and Jenny Quintero are passionate about food, so much so that they left their successful careers and decided to set up the sort of restaurant that they would like to visit. The result? Jar Kitchen opening next week on Drury Lane. Open throughout the day and into the early evening (making it perfect for a pre-theatre meal), the kitchen will be headed up by Dominik Moldenhauer previously of Heston Blumenthal’s Dinner and everything will be made from scratch in the kitchen – once everything is up and running they’re going to start smoking their own meat too. […]

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6 Top Bars for Dates

We’ve come up with a few of our favourite date venues for you to take that special guy or gal to, that will be sure to create the perfect atmosphere, all is left is for you to get your game face on and woo the pants them off them (metaphorically of course). Radio Rooftop Bar If you’re looking to impress then you can’t go wrong with the Radio Rooftop Bar at ME London. Get a spot on one of their sofas outside, order in the cocktails  point out the sights of London to your date and look like you really […]

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

6 Top Bars for Dates

We’ve come up with a few of our favourite date venues for you to take that special guy or gal to, that will be sure to create the perfect atmosphere, all is left is for you to get your game face on and woo the pants them off them (metaphorically of course).

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Shot launches a Bistrò

Following on from the opening of Ice & Slice in Fulham,  Shot  is expanding its SW6 empire with the launch of Bistrò by Shot which launches today. As the name suggests it’s French/Italian , seasonal, home-cooking with a twist. At lunch you’ll find dishes such as quail leg with orzo pasta and parmesan, whilst come the evening dishes such as cucumber cannelloni of Dorset Crab, avocado mousse and soy gel will be served or beef tartare and duck fat chips. To finish, as there is always room for pudding then you can get stuck into, pickled ginger panacotta with cardamom […]

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Bo Drake Review

Korean and Mexican fusion cuisine? Surely not we thought… polar opposite countries, a mix like that wouldn’t work. How wrong we were! The two week old ‘Bo Drake’, hidden away in the heart of stylish Soho, is something quite different. What can you expect…well a Korean/Mexican BBQ, that’s what and a delicious, fun and vibrant one at that. Never been to one before? No neither had we but being a night of ‘Firsts’ we gamefully accepted the outlandish yet delicious cherry pink Soju de la Vida Slushie. The cocktail was injected with the Korean spirit Soju and naughty Mexico’s equivalent Mezcal, […]

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