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Bricks in the Sky Exhibition Opens

There are enough LEGO bricks to reach from earth to the moon ten times. And professional Lego artist Warren Elsemore is well on his way there (albeit cheating a bit), with his display of London-inspired Lego models 80 metres in the air.   ArcelorMittal Orbit is embracing its inner child this February with a Bricks in the Sky Lego exhibition in its upper viewing platform. The multi-coloured models will include the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Big Ben, Battersea Power Station and The O2, alongside London icons the red bus, the black cab and a red telephone box. […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Secret Ibiza Party Hits London

It might be the dreariest month of the year (we thought we’d knocked that on the head with Dry-January but, oh no, some joker has now come up with Veg-February) but the guys from Blue Marlin are doing their very best to melt the freeze and bring some Ibiza lovin’ to London. You heard us, the White Isle’s most exclusive party is jetting into the capital in time for LFW, the BAFTAs and the Brit Awards with an all-day extravaganza in the 1000-capacity Banking Hall, decked out by La Maison Des Artistes. The exclusive club in the heart of the […]

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The National Portrait Gallery Relaunches Restaurant

Time to get your art on! The National Portrait Gallery is re-launching its Portrait Restaurant this Thursday following a month-long closure for ‘restoration’ – something that every portrait needs from time to time. Culinary director Helena Puolakka (Aubergine, La Tante Claire, Pierre Gagnaire and Skylon) and the restaurant’s head chef Steve Beadle (River Café) have created a new menu celebrating the best of British seasonal produce from land and sea with ingredients showcasing rare breeds such as Middle White pork and Hereford beef. Provenance is key and there’s also Selsey lobster, Dorset snails and Westcombe cheddar. Sample dishes include Ashdown […]

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Rio Carnival hits Covent Garden

February is meant to be the ‘fun’ month after the miserable time that was January, but so far the weather has been equally as cold, equally as bleak and we’re not even half way through the month. All of that however is about to change with the Brazil Carnival celebrations.  Yes you might not know it but the Rio Carnival is about to kick off and Guanabara is throwing a whole host of parties. So you can’t afford the time or air fare to get to Brazil, but worry not because starting this Wednesday, the colours, tastes and sounds of […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Squirrels Take Over The Cinnamon Club

They might have missed Squirrel Appreciation Day (yep, that happened – 21st January apparently) but The Cinnamon Club are making up for it by putting Rajasthani-spiced grey squirrel on their menu from 9th-21st February. To coincide with his appearance on Jimmy & Jamie’s Friday Night Feast, head chef Rakesh Ravindran Nair is throwing caution to the wind and risking his reputation as a top chef at London’s best curry house by serving the unusual animal to daring diners. The Rajasthani rodent will have his (or her) legs and shoulders marinated with coriander, cloves, garlic, chilli and pineapple juice and then […]

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Our Guide To… Valentine’s Hangouts

Valentine’s Day – love it or hate it, it seems like we can’t escape it. So we might as well embrace it. So you’re loved up?  Get out of bed, that boxset on Netflix can wait another day . You’re single? Same applies, Netflix will still be there tomorrow.  From Red Room inspired nights to infinity brunches, private barmen and fry–ups to chocolate masterclasses and juice to boost your sex drive, here are some of the best Valentine’s events: If You’re After Morning Glory… Jam Tree, Clapham If food is the way to the heart, then you can’t go wrong with […]

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Our Guide To… Valentine’s Hangouts

Valentine’s Day – love it or hate it, it seems like we can’t escape it. So we might as well embrace it. So you’re loved up?  Get out of bed, that boxset on Netflix can wait another day . You’re single? Same applies, Netflix will still be there tomorrow.  From Red Room inspired nights to infinity brunches, private barmen and fry–ups to chocolate masterclasses and juice to boost your sex drive, here are some of the best Valentine’s events: If You’re After Morning Glory… Jam Tree, Clapham If food is the way to the heart, then you can’t go wrong with […]

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The alps come to London

When you think of winter you think of white snow covered roof tops, children having snowball fights in the streets and roaring fires. When in reality if you’re lucky in London you might get some brown slush on the side of the road, you’re more likely to get a chunk of ice chucked at you and your central heating will probably pack in. Good thing then Home House is here to rectify that and transport you to an Alpine retreat without you having to even leave London, marvellous. A proper winter is coming to Zone 1 in the form of […]

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Reviews

Look, No Butter Supper Club

Peyton and Byrne’s first supper club of 2015 was billed as ‘a health focused dining experience’ and, while we appreciated a helping hand in our January detox, if we’re being honest we were a bit dubious about the concept of a healthy dinner party. Surely each is the antichrist of the other? But we were to be proven wrong. Creative chef Emma Duggan had done wonders with seasonal ingredients and managed to whip up an imaginative (and filling!) five course menu, featuring a lot of vegetables alongside Cornish mackerel and beautifully tender venison casserole, so it was far from rabbit […]

Reviews

Look, No Butter Supper Club

Peyton and Byrne’s first supper club of 2015 was billed as ‘a health focused dining experience’ and, while we appreciated a helping hand in our January detox, if we’re being honest we were a bit dubious about the concept of a healthy dinner party. Surely each is the antichrist of the other? But we were to be proven wrong. Creative chef Emma Duggan had done wonders with seasonal ingredients and managed to whip up an imaginative (and filling!) five course menu, featuring a lot of vegetables alongside Cornish mackerel and beautifully tender venison casserole, so it was far from rabbit […]

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What They Didn’t Teach You at School…

Romance School. Bit sad, isn’t it? But what about this. Over 9 million of us Brits flirt from behind a screen. Tinder, Happn, Grindr, whatevr. We’re so busy/lazy/shy that romance is pretty much dead. And we killed it. We don’t know about you, but with Valentine’s Day around the corner we think that’s a bit more sad. So, on a rainy Thursday evening off we trotted to Kettner’s to discover the truth about modern day flirting and hopefully pick up some top tips to bring old school romance back into our lives, whether single or attached. The evening was hosted […]

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Start (Chinese) New Year on a High at The Shard

Chinese New Year. Hmm. What to do, what to do? You want an authentic experience but that doesn’t mean you want to be rattling around Chinatown eating cold dim sum and getting squished by snap happy tourists. Good thing that the Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard is putting on an authentic but indulgent experience then, isn’t it? The festivities will take place between 18th and 22nd February and will include an awesome combination of Asian heritage, food and, of course, breathtaking views from the TING Lounge. Tuck into a veritable Chinese feast, with traditional dumplings and sweetened lotus nuts symbolic […]

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