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Scottish Pop-Up: Dram & Smoke

London can’t get enough of cultural pop-ups. Another one lands behind a hidden doorway, down the road from Vauxhall Underground station, in a fully functional steelyard serving as an unconventional but fitting venue for a Scottish weekend pop-up starting Friday 23rd May. Upon entering the industrial scene guests are greeted with a welcome cocktail and can sample traditional Scottish scran through a six course tasting menu, which includes haggis bon bons, potted smoked mackerel, and a creamy Cullen Skink soup shooter. A deep-fried Mars Bar even makes an appearance at dessert. Alongside the food, Innis & Gunn beer, a range […]

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Celebrities Attend the Met Gala

The stars were out this week in their fabulous droves for the Met Gala in Manhattan where all eyes were on who was there and who they were wearing. Celebrities like Rihanna, Blake Lively, Taylor Swift, Beyonce and Jay-Z stunned crowds with their glamorous attire. The youngest of the Jenner-Kardashian clan wowed with her original satin Topshop dress. Kendall Jenner showed her dedication to fashion by squeezing herself into the beautiful creation. The dress was so tight that the aspiring model instagrammed a picture of her lying down in the car as she couldn’t even bend to sit down! The Brits […]

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Quaglino’s Spring Sessions

The iconic Mayfair restaurant and bar, Quaglino’s, will now play host to Spring Sessions this May, which will be an exciting host of events including live music performances to celebrate the venue’s coming of age, its 21st birthday. Guests will enjoy a unique music programme served up with a classic menu of food and drink, all set against the backdrop of the venue’s infamous “Rock n Roll Royalty.” The headline act will be High on Heels; a collective of talented female musicians, made up of DJ’s, vocalists and musicians who have played worldwide at the most prestigious venues. To celebrate there […]

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Bacchus Sundays; Hoxton’s New Secret Residency

Sunday has always been one of our favourite days of the week and now there is another reason to love it: Bacchus Sundays.  An offshoot of the original Bacchus Pub & Kitchen, formerly of 177 Hoxton Street, Sunday was always their busiest day, with the roasts being voted as the best in London by Guardian readers last year – and this new residency taking place in Hoxton Street Studios will focus their award-winning concept.  Expect simple menus, cocktails, relaxed surroundings and honest prices – Sunday afternoon is all about catching up with friends, reading the papers and taking things just that […]

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The Blues Kitchen

A Texan BBQ, live music, dance floor, space for 500 and even a 1050s silver Airstream caravan for private hire – Curtain Road is getting an all-in-one venue next week set over two levels of a vast converted Victorian warehouse. Sister to the Camden original, Blues Kitchen Shoreditch’s diner menu has been devised by smoking hot talent from Bodean’s and Brighton’s BBQ Shack with signature meats smoked in an in-house pit over hickory, oak, mesquite and fruit woods plus bespoke BBQ sauces from Brick Lane street foodie, The Rib Man. Other options include Fried alligator, Hot buffalo wings, Jerk chicken […]

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Rivea London

Bringing some additional sparkle to the Bulgari Hotel this month is RIVEA LONDON, the new restaurant from Alain Ducasse headed up by his young protégé Damien Leroux who has spent more than 10 years under the former’s tutelage in Provence an Monaco. Founded in Rome over a century ago as a single jewellery shop, the Bulgari brand is now part of the luxury LVMH Group and RIVEA replaces the Bulgari Hotel’s former dining room, Il Ristorante. Inspired by the food markets of Italy and Provence, RIVEA will serve a menu of French and Italian small plates incorporating the colours and […]

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Hey Presto, it’s Vegusto!

Calling all vegetarians and vegans, the holy grail of animal free products is here in the form of the award winning brand Vegusto! Originating in Switzerland, they create delicious, healthy food, free from damaging products like Cholesterol, Phosphate, Palm Oil, Sugar, Soya, and GMO. If you are a meat eater and the idea of eating vegan food has your taste buds recoiling in horror then fear not, Vegusto has cast their magic wand over their products to have them tasting as delicious as possible. They have even won awards for their flavourful food including the Great Taste Gold Star Award […]

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Hey Presto, it’s Vegusto!

Calling all vegetarians and vegans, the holy grail of animal free products is here in the form of the award winning brand Vegusto! Originating in Switzerland, they create delicious, healthy food, free from damaging products like Cholesterol, Phosphate, Palm Oil, Sugar, Soya, and GMO. If you are a meat eater and the idea of eating vegan food has your taste buds recoiling in horror then fear not, Vegusto has cast their magic wand over their products to have them tasting as delicious as possible. They have even won awards for their flavourful food including the Great Taste Gold Star Award […]

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Werewolf Opens Its Doors

Setting a new standard for nightlife in the West End, Werewolf has just opened its doors, transforming the former jazz spot, Pigalle, known for its historic performances from The Beatles and Frank Sinatra, into a wild and exotic top nightlife hot spot. With the design aspect featuring quirky 80’s design and classical art deco architecture, retaining some of the infamous features of the original building, the designers have encapsulated the soul of the venue perfectly. With homage to cult 80’s films throughout, mixed with art and culture features, the nightclub illuminates a new vibe to others already out there, and […]

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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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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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