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The Churchill Bar Summer Terrace

Ever dreamt of holidaying in the South of France but can never find the time to get away? Look no further than the elegant Churchill Bar, which has been transformed into a Provençal idyll to celebrate the summer season on the 1st of June, set to make you feel as though you have been instantly transported to that idyllic place with its alfresco space in the heart of London. A terrace has been designed to completely relax and surround you with the scent of fresh herbs and citrus fruits whilst the wonderful British sun beams down on you. The bar […]

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Dog Pampering at The Arch London

Spend the day being pampered in the spa before having a chef cook your favourite meal and then end your day in a luxurious bed, sound like something you’d be interested in? Well this isn’t about you. It’s about your dog. London hotel, The Arch London, is welcoming man’s best friend to experience the indulgence of the boutique for themselves with delicious doggy food cooked to order by the chef and luxury dog beds. Guests can also leave their canine chums with trained dog walkers, to frolic in the 350 acres of nearby Hyde Park, before getting pampered in Chelsea’s luxurious […]

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May Openings

May is set to be a great month, not only do we have two  Bank Holidays (hurrah!) we will also welcome to London, Western Europe’s tallest hotel and a restaurant based on a Pullman coach. We’ll be feasting on cuisine from Greece and Jerusalem, drinking cocktails made with marmite vodka and a Michelin-starred chef will make his return to the capital! So here are some of our favourite new venues opening this month. May, let’s go!  City Social Jason Atherton is expanding his empire as he takes to the London skyline with City Social, his 5th venue. Opening on the […]

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

Carnaby Shopping Party

They say Thursday is the new Friday and everyone knows shopping is good for the soul (someone definitely said that once, we’re sure…) so make the most of tonight by heading to the Carnaby Shopping Party. Why? Because not only do they have 20% off at over 100 shops – yes that’s right, they also have talks from Grazia Magazine’s Editor at Large Angela Buttolph as well as Grazia’s style hunter team looking to take photos of the best style around to appear on their website. There will be sets from new rock-n-roll band The Struts, free drinks from Little […]

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City Social

With high rise City neighbours like the Gherkin and the Cheesegrater, Jason Atherton’s new City Social is keeping good foodie company. Located on the 24th floor of the towering Tower 42 in the City, diners will have a great view of the London skyline when it opens next month with head chef Paul Walsh (Royal Hospital Road) working his magic on British ingredients. Interiors will be a contemporary take on art deco with rosewood panelling, smoked glass and a free standing, black and steel open kitchen in the centre of the dining room. Cocktails too, short serves mixed by Gareth […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Sloane Square Poppy Pop Up

We’re in for a blooming marvelous treat this May as The Botanist and the RHS Chelsea Flower Show have joined forces to host a poppy themed pop up in the middle of Sloane Square in order to support the Royal British Legion as it’s the centenary year for WW1 A Chelsea favourite, the bar and restaurant will be running its Joseph Perrier sponsored Champagne and Oyster Poppy-Up Bar from Tuesday the 20th May until Saturday the 24th May, where you can enjoy a chilled glass of their delicious Joseph Perrier Champagne, or maybe a bottle of Brut Cuvée Royale (I’ve just taken the price out as we don’t tend to mention […]

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Brick Lane ArtCube Pop Up

A new PopArtCube will open between the 2nd and the 5th of May, hosting a unique dinner, exhibition and fair in the heart of London’s East End; Brick Lane, to launch the official ArtCube which will be opening up later this summer. Start with a candle lit dinner in a warehouse on the 2nd of May, where 30 of London’s top student talents will be showcased, it’s all aimed towards London’s creative young crowd. Alongside dinner there will also be live performances from Azari & III, followed by an exclusive after party at Casa Negra. Over the course of the three day weekend, there will be arts and crafts fair, workshops, live art and music […]

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The Strand Dining Rooms

Dinner on a train out of Charing Cross is generally more of a necessity than an event but all that’s due to change… Nope, Ferran Adrià won’t be operating the buffet cars but The Strand Dining Rooms, opening next month just a stone’s throw from the station, boasts interiors designed like a traditional Pullman Coach from the trains of yore. The all-day dining affair headed up by Mark Harris (Green’s Restaurant & Oyster Bar, and Searcy’s at the top of The Gherkin) promises contemporary British food with wine from top British suppliers including Bibendum and Corney & Barrow. Russell Sage […]

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The Whip celebrates the Kentucky Derby

Next weekend isn’t just another Bank Holiday; it’s also the Kentucky Derby (on the 2nd -3rd May) – aka ‘the most exciting two minutes in sport’ and where better to watch it than The Whip, the cocktail bar above Mayfair pub, The Running Horse? To celebrate the mane event (sorry had to be said) they have created a special cocktail the ‘Frankfort’ julep the official drink of the race, with Buffalo Trace, Old Times jam, mint, ginger and peach. And if you whisper the name to the bartender then across the weekend, it’s half price – it’s like being the […]

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Patty & Bun

Pulling into Liverpool Street this week is Patty & Bun. The second venue from the team and, in a move that, depending on the final outcome is either a brilliant marketing stunt or a bit kamikaze – or both, it’s situated opposite the UK’s busiest Mc Donalds. Unlike the original in Mayfair’s posh St James, this new endeavor seats only 20, being geared more to the grab and go brigade with customers ordering at the counter and collecting from a pick-up point. Punters can watch their Ari Gold Cheese Burgers (with special house recipe umami thousand island mayo concoction), Smokey […]

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