Straya! The land of kangaroos, unwavering sunshine, beaches made of gold, shrimps being thrown on barbies, and accents like ours but just slightly cooler. To escape the humdrum of a cold and wet England over the Christmas period I jetted off to Australia’s Sunshine Coast; a place that resembles what we think of when we conjure up pictures of Paradise. December saw temperatures soaring up to 30°C and saw me donning the sunnies, an itsy-bitsy yellow polka dot number and posting photos in their bucketloads to make all my shivering Engish pals “well jel.” It also saw me uncovering a […]
If you’ve tested London’s finest hotels, exhausted the supply of best hotels outside of London and stayed at the most stylish boutiques, then why not try a treehouse? It might sound a little Countryfile, but bear in mind that the modern ones have all the requisite home comforts of a luxury hotel. And they’re mightily romantic too. Whether you’d like to stay in amongst the tigers at a nature reserve, or would rather opt for something a little more straightforward, we’ve rifled through Britain’s treehouses to bring you the absolute best treehouse escapes in the UK.
In the world of immersive cinemas, Secret Cinema is top dog. If you’ve been then you’ll know why, if you haven’t been then now is the time to get in the know. Why? Because they have just released more tickets to their latest event, which is all centred around the daring world of espionage and the film, Casino Royale. So much more than just a screening of a James Bond classic, we have rounded up the top 5 reasons we love Secret Cinema and why you should too. The Build Up The event doesn’t just start when you get to […]
What: Remember Lucy Watson from Made in Chelsea? The former reality star with a Marmite personality is a passionate vegan and foodie who has written her own vegan cookbooks and owns a popular restaurant with her sister, fellow vegan and former MIC star, Tiffany Watson. New? Tell Your Friends opened in May 2018, which seemed like a natural progression for Lucy after her successful cookbooks, and whose father is the executive chairman of the successful City Pub Company. Where? For a show called Made in “Chelsea” you’d be surprised at how much of the filming takes place in the surrounding […]
When was the last time you listened to a really good story? Not your colleague explaining why she had to sleep in the office last night because she got drunk and forgot her keys. Or your friend making up a dying relative to get out of that long-planned drink. No, I mean a real story. A story that will mesmerise you, that will set your hair on end, that will inspire you and leave you desperate for more. Chances are you were wearing onesie pyjamas and lying in bed aged about four. Maybe it’s time to experience it again (jammies […]
We’ve all heard of the Natural History Museum, the Design Museum, the Science Museum, the V&A and… well, you get the picture. When you cast your mind to traditional London museums it’s highly unlikely that the sewing machine one will pop into your head (or maybe it does, who...
When it comes to immersive cinema, there’s one group that’s leading the way: Secret Cinema, the production team that take iconic films and brings them to life through spectacular experiences and they’ve just announced their next film: Casino Royale. Following on from their biggest show yet, which saw London transformed into LA for Romeo + Juliet over the summer, the team will be taking on the classic (and one of the most successful) British film franchises and recreating the world of the smooth-talking charmer, the legendary spy James Bond. Once more taking over a secret location the event, which runs […]
Who’s heard of the Culpeper? The venue named after Spitalfields local, oh and astrologer, Nicholas Culpeper, and a mighty fine joint for a post-work pint! Now, the famed location has spread its hospitality wings to give us The Buxton, a quirky Brick Lane pub with personality, a fine amount of wood and brass! Whilst we don’t know a great deal about the venue just yet, (as it’s set to open in the spring), but what we do know is that it’s a pub that’ll be kitted out. Championing earthy tones, the part-pub part-hotel set up will see a whole lot of Portland […]
So the best place to drink whisky is probably in the middle of a peat bog in the Highlands. But if your bog options aren’t too plentiful (it’s January, so Clapham Common might still become an option) then you’re going to have to find somewhere a little less authentic. And so here are some of the perfect places to head for whisk(e)y.
Winter isn’t coming. Why? Because judging by the baltic climates, sea of red cheeks and promises of (Jon) snow, it’s already darn well here. What is coming however is dinner, and a very special one at that as The Vaults play host to a Game of Thrones parody dinner. So, if you’re sitting comfortably then I shall Brienne… It’s dinner time at the marriage of Jaffery Bearathon and Margarine (the daughter of the noble Trywell family) and you lucky lads and lasses are invited along to delve into a feast that, we hope, won’t be a recreation of the Red […]
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