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What’s It Like To Dine 100ft In The Sky? And What If You Need The Loo?

You probably lost count of the number of times you were told, as a child, to make sure that all four chair legs remained on the ground. Well this is a rule-follower’s nightmare, because all chairlegs were at least 100ft from the ground as I was hoisted to enjoy a meal dangling from a crane in Canary Wharf. Yes, London In The Sky is back! Undoubtedly London’s most exhilarating dining a pop-up, sees you served breakfast, lunch or dinner (not to mention Champagne Taittinger flights), and we overcame vertigo to go. So what’s it like? Your first thought is ‘What […]

Where To Eat In

Where To Eat Out In… Fitzrovia

As they say, ‘If the cafe Fitz…’, and in Fitzrovia it surely always does because this pocket of north-of-Oxford-Street has a great selection of restaurants for your delectation. So without further ado, here’s some of the very best…...

Culture

What’s Occurrin’? James Corden Just Announced Gavin & Stacey Is Making A Comeback!

This morning James Corden dropped some of the most exciting news we’ve heard since we discovered there were four bank holidays in a month: there’s a new Gavin & Stacey coming! And think what you might about Corden, Gavin & Stacey is one of the most heart-warming sitcoms ever made and it’s coming back for Christmas 2019. Ruth Jones and I have been keeping this secret for a while… We’re excited to share it with you. See you on Christmas Day ⁦@BBCOne⁩ #GavinandStacey pic.twitter.com/gTRa3cp90t — James Corden (@JKCorden) May 28, 2019 We’re short on facts at present, but the script’s […]

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Thanksgiving is a time for giving thanks, and for those who will not get the chance to return home to USA for 28th November and celebrate with family and friends, Gillray’s Steakhouse has prepared a special Thanksgiving offering for you to enjoy in London.

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Openings & Launches

Get Your Groove On At The New Lucky Voice

It’s new, it’s exciting and we can’t flipping wait to try it! A new Lucky Voice has thrown open its doors and got its jazz hands out, with a venue that holds the largest VIP karaoke room going, with singing space for over 25 people. For those who aren’t in the know but want to be, Lucky Voice is your groovy karaoke go-to that sees friends become diva enemies for the night and colleagues breaking out of their corporate shells to reveal their inner Britney’s and Elton’s. Already located across London, Dubai and other spots in the UK, Lucky Voice […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The Culinary Summer Festival You Need To Feast At

What do the British love about summer? Well, aside from the obvious – ahem, Love Island – there’s also the prospect of a bit of good old fashioned sunshine and the ability to dine al-fresco. And, pandering to the latter is Le Cordon Bleu, as they introduce their first Summer Festival event  on Saturday 29th June, which will see Brits swapping burnt BBQ sausages with a serve of some seriously high-end cooking. Le Cordon Bleu London, founded in Paris all the way back in 1895, is a stickler for culinary prowess, as the largest network of hospitality schools in the world. […]

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

We’re Getting American Dreamy For The American Bar’s New Cocktails

If you’re dreaming of an American getaway, look no further. With The American Bar at The Stafford, you’ll be taken on a journey through America’s history, celebrating its richness in music, sport, literature and touching on monumental events in their political calendar. They’ve launched their very own The American Dream cocktail collection and new all-day bar menu showcasing the best of the classics and sharing plates. Known for being one of the last remaining ‘American’ cocktail bars that became part of London and Paris during the 1920s and 30s, The American Bar soon becomes a favourite with both guests and passers-by, and […]

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Openings & Launches

All Of The Marvellous May Openings

May, we’re going to miss you and all of your fabulous bank holidays! It’s been a jam-packed month and even more so on the restaurant front as a huge host of places threw open their doors in foodie frenzy. From a new BAO restaurant with an epic karaoke room to a second edition of the...

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Bottomless Steak & Wine? Better Get Moo-ving…

OK, so we’ve got some great news and it involves a whole load of steak and wine and, as a result, a whole lot of feeling fine! Bottomless brunchers, eat your hearts out, as steak aficionados Gaucho Smithfield have just launched their bottomless steak and wine evenings named Beef & Bottle and, to be perfectly honest, we can’t think of a better way to spend a weekend! If you’re someone who pops steak night on the calendar more regularly than sex night, then this is one for the beefy bucketlist. Gaucho wows with its Argentine flavours and the restaurant group are luminary […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Fall Off The Wagon With These London Food Trucks

Food is a glorious thing… so why settle or anything other than the best? Especially when it comes to fuelling your body on your work lunch break. Grabbing a quick bite to eat never felt so easy thanks to the immensely popular food truck. What were once known as the greasy burger vans that...

The Handbook Meets

The Handbook Meets Chef Nathan Hindmarsh

Existing as a quintessentially British gem sitting snug in Mayfair, The Chesterfield oozes charm, personality and some seriously yummy food. In light of this, we caught up with Head Chef Nathan Hindmarsh, whose aim is to “showcase British cuisine at its finest, tempered with international touches, using only the freshest ingredients of the highest quality.” Having recently launched a plant-based menu to run alongside the Chelsea Flower, Nathan talked me through his use of locally sourced ingredients and plans for the menu. How did you come to work at The Chesterfield? I actually just went through the typical stages. I […]

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Travel

Want To Be A Kardashian For The Weekend? Head To The Amalfi Coast…

It’s not often that you want to take tips on keeping it classy from the Kardashians, but I’m happy to make an exception. And that exception would have to be Hotel Santa Caterina, a gem of a hotel on Italy’s Amalfi Coast; it’s where Kim Kardashian honeymooned with Kris Humphries, and it’s where I headed for a weekend’s R&R, albeit not in my private jet this time (it’s, um, in for its MOT). The Amalfi Coast is a 30 mile stretch of rugged coastline in Italy’s Campania region, it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site and attracts celebrities and A-listers like it’s […]

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Features

5 Of London’s Best Florists

A sunny weekend in London wouldn’t be complete without a visit to one of my favourite florists, and, as a photographer, flower shops are one of my favourite things to shoot. Now that Chelsea Flower Show is on this week, it’s time to start filling your weekend with all things floral!...

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