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Prince Brian? Harry And Meghan Have A Baby, But We Don’t Know The Name Yet!

The Brexit talks are back on in Whitehall, global stock-markets are tumbling after Donald did a tweet and North Korea’s testing missiles again, but there’s only one story in town: Harry and Meghan have had a baby! And, spoiler alert for anyone holding out for series 8 of The Crown: it’s a boy! But we don’t yet know what the 7lbz 3oz babe is going to be called. So, in the least ‘evergreen’ article ever written (they’ll be announcing the answer tomorrow), here’s our thoughts on the only question on everyone’s lips. Well, that and ‘did you see Line of Duty?’. […]

What to do This Weekend

Yippee, It’s Bank Holiday Again & Here’s What To Do

We were a little on the sour side when the last bank holiday ended but guess what? It’s time to do it all over again! OK, so we don’t have four days to fill but swerving the Monday blues with a raving rooftop or a dose of Cinco de Mayo will do just fine. We’ve rounded up some of...

Awesome Afternoon Teas

Here’s Where To Go For Tea in Chelsea

When I first came to London, I remember walking through the terracotta streets around Cadogan Gardens and thinking ‘yes, this will do nicely, I’ll move here’. Cute. How naïve I was. Fast forward another 19 years and my ten year old dreams may have been dashed (I live in a box room) but I can still walk through Cadogan Gardens and lust over the buildings and the pretty blossomed streets. I can also head to boutique hotel, 11 Cadogan Gardens for afternoon tea and pretend like I’m in my own sitting room and I have chefs at my beck and […]

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Mamounia Lounge’s Alluring Arabic Offerings

An evening stroll past Harrods is quintessentially British enough to make anyone feel fully submerged in London life. As the lights of the city begin to dazzle amongst an orange-hued sky canvas, the velvet greens of Harrods traditional window displays ooze luxury, providing passers-by which all the photo opportunities they need. My reason for being amongst the beeping horns of London’s Knightsbridge was to visit Mamounia Lounge; the Moroccan-cum-Lebanese staple of the luxurious neighbourhood that has just introduced a new A La Carte menu, also available at the Mayfair outpost. Wading past happy shisha smokers who sit taking in the […]

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

There’s An Aperol Splash Pool Coming To London

Yes, the orange tinged rumours are indeed true. There’s an Aperol Lido coming to London in celebration of the punchy favourite, Aperol Spritz, reaching a whopping 100 years old. Despite “getting on a bit” the Aperol Spritz still tastes flipping good, but what’s even better is a whole lido of the stuff. Orange you glad you clicked on this article? For just eight days only, Londoners can quench their thirsts by splashing about in an Aperol pool. The orange-hued extravaganza arrives in Shoreditch in May for eight nights only – so think fast! The initiative comes as part of Aperol Spritz Big […]

Culture

Missed Out On Fleabag Tickets? Here’s How You Can Still Get Them

Something exciting happened today *turns directly to camera and gives dramatic eye-roll*, the omni-talent that is Phoebe Waller-Bridge announced that Fleabag is coming to the West End and tickets sold out in, like, minutes. Tragi-comedy Fleabag has taken the nation by storm as Waller-Bridge’s caustic, broken but just-about-likeable character makes her way through her chaotic life, stepping on as many metaphorical rakes as she can find along the way. And whether you’re one of the people who genuinely enjoyed the two critically-acclaimed series, or you’re in the majority and just rave about it because you think it makes you look […]

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Is Megan Coming Back? Everything We Know About Love Island 2019…

It’s the biggest date of the year, no not your wedding anniversary, mum’s birthday or the next Brexit deadline: but it’s just five weeks until Love Island hits our screens again. Prepare to surrender eight hours a week (that’s a whole working day) to the all-consuming power that is Caroline Flack, the villa, Casa Amore and ‘I’ve gotta TEXT’. So what do we know so far about the upcoming fifth season of the Isle that is Love? Megan Hanson might be in it… Rumours are flying. Not only are she and Charlie Brake now somehow an item (despite an acrimonious […]

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Things to do Outdoors

It’s Wisteria Season And Instagram’s Going Crazy

Prepare for wisteria hysteria, the purple plant is fully in bloom and everyone on Insta’s going crazy for it. Step aside Peggy Porschen, sunsets be gone, there’s only one show in town and it’s London’s wonderful wisteria. So here’s where to head to check out all the wisteria on display in the capital right now; smart phones at the ready… De Very Gardens, South Kensington   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Charlotte Reid (@charlotteswonderland) on Apr 29, 2019 at 9:42am PDT The royal borough is perfect for wisteria spotters. Though we hope all the curtains and […]

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Culture

How About A Jump Back In Time To The Roaring 20s?

It’s dating season, which means it’s time to get off the sofa where you’ve been complaining about being single. Instead, it’s time to get out your finest flirting outfit and go meet some attractive singles, which leads us nicely to The Inner Circle’s next London event, and this one is big. You’ve probably seen the posters around for the Immersive Great Gatsby that’s been running for a while now. Imagine going to that, being completely immersed in an insanely cool theatrical experience, but also with a cocktail in your hand and surrounded by singles to flirt with. This is the […]

Health & Wellness

In Conversation With Melissa Hemsley For Mental Health Mates

Maintaining good mental health is so incredibly important for everyone, no matter who you are and your circumstances, and striving to raise awareness surrounding mental health is just as important. In support of the remarkable work of Mental Health Mates, Francesco Mazzei’s Islington trattoria, Radici, will host a dinner on May 16th with Melissa Hemsley and Mika Simmons.  Mental Health Mates was set up by Bryony Gordan in 2016, who set up a regular meet up for people struggling with mental issues to get out and talk without the fear of judgment. Bryony believes one of the key ways mental illness […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Cinco Your Teeth Into These Cinco De Mayo Events

In Spain they don’t have Star Wars, instead they’ve got La Guerra De Las Galaxias. Presumably this also means they don’t have all the supposed hilarity around the date ‘May the 4th [be with you]’, lucky things. But what they lack in Ewoks, they make up for in tequila the following day for the celebration of Cinco de Mayo, or 5th May. Cinco de Mayo commemorates the victory of Mexico after the pesky French attempted an invasion in the nineteenth century, but is celebrated across North America as a day to celebrate Mexican culture. Novikov As an Italian and Asian […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

5 Reasons You Need To Try This Bottomless Brunch

M Restaurant has taken the words of Bill Knott’s (Financial Times restaurant critic) and turned them into their new brunch concept. Talking of chef Michael Reid’s menu, Knott wrote that the menu ‘matches beauty with the beast’ and so this newly launched brunch has two sides to it. Light, fresh dishes matched with delicate, sparkling cocktails make up one half whilst the other consists of heartier, meatier dishes and cocktails with oomph. For me, the brunch was an instant hit and one that everyone should try and here’s why: The Beast For those in need of something meatier, punchier and […]

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