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London’s Best Women-Only Private Members’ Clubs

London is positively brimming with private members’ clubs; from The Century Club discreetly tucked away behind Shaftesbury Avenue and Quo Vadis house in a former brothel, to Annabel’s – the ultimate pin-up girl when it comes to a place to escape to, membership in hand. Yet it appears the turn...

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The World’s Most Instagrammed Loos Get A New Look

A sure-fire way of getting plenty of media attention to your, let’s admit it, slightly ageing bathroom concept, is to dot around some flowers every now and then. My granny does much the same thing in her downstairs loo, much to the irritation of my hayfeverish grandfather. So at Halloween the papers, mags and blogs, not to mention the dreaded influencers, went nuts for Sketch’s pod loos because they scattered some autumnal leaves and Jack’o’lanterns about. And this time round, they’ve signalled the arrival of spring by dumping (no pun) a whole wildflower meadow on us. So what’s in store […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

To Kobe Or Not To Kobe: London’s Best Wagyu Beef

Living in London you realised there’s restaurants and then there’s RESTAURANTS. Sure, the restaurant at the end of your street serves a pretty decent pasta bake, but that’s nothing compared with a Michelin starred chef cooking up a storm. Well, at London’s top restaurants...

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Annabel’s Raises The Roof

The ultimate pin up girl of a private members’ club, Annabel’s, has wowed many a star-studded being with its sensational elegance and vibrancy. For a certain strata, the £65m refurb at the hand of restaurateur Richard Caring and Martin Brudnizki Design Studio (The Ivy, Sexy Fish, 34 Mayfair) was hotly-anticpated, and rightly so. Exuding glamour across its many rooms including a powder room billed as the most beautiful in town, Annabel’s is the outrageously gorgeous spot frequented by all, from Mick Jagger to Madonna. A real eye-catcher and apt point of conversation as Chelsea Flower Show booms across London is the […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Fancy Joining The Anti-Hangover Breakfast Club?

Here’s one for those who quite literally cannot live without karaoke… We’re hilarious, us Brits! We “live for the weekend” so much so that Thursday’s are becoming the new Friday, as TGIT rapidly becomes a “thing”. As tremendous as this is, Thirsty Thursday’s well and truly lead to banging headaches come Friday as you’re rushed with the realisation that it is in fact a work day and you’ve got to get your bum to the office and reply to a stomach churning display of e-mails. Alas, we’ve got a solution up our sleeves that’ll have you shotting it like it’s hot […]

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Take A Chance On These Eurovision Parties

At a time when Europe is the most divisive issue in Britain, there’s one European institution that everyone wants to make sure we have a long and ever deepening union with: Eurovision. David Cameron could still be Prime Minister if he’d campaigned for the referendum on a manifesto of...

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Motcomb Street Party: The Biggest Gathering Of Red Trousers In Western Europe

Alongside Henley, Royal Ascot and Wimbledon, there’s another event that stands out on the social calendar, the Motcomb Street Party. Reported to be the biggest collection of red trousers in Western Europe, the Motcomb Street Party is a street party like no other. A sort of cross between VE Day and Flashdance. This year the action happens on Wednesday 12th June, and proceedings will kick off with a 5:30 disco before a celebrity officially opens the party (last year it was Britain’s Got Talent winner and amateur magician Corporal Ricahrd Jones from the Household Cavalry), and a programme of some […]

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Openings & Launches

New York’s Favourite Women’s Club Is Coming To London

London, prepare to wing it at at this incredible new co-working space cropping up in the city this summer. The Wing is a network of work and community spaces designed for women and us lucky Londoners are going to have a wing of our own come September. On a side note, Gents, we’re sorry but this probably isn’t one for you, as The Wing is a women’s only space that boasts a rich and intriguing history and some seriously sexy interiors! The members’ club comes at a perfect time seeing as Grace Belgravia recently closed its doors, and here’s why you […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

A Private Members’ Club Just For Kids? It’s The Future…

Forget social climbing, welcome to social toddling, now there’s a a private members’ club that’s only for children. Unlikely to be as hedonistic as The Groucho, as A-list as 5 Hertford Street or as swanky as Annabel’s, its members will be more likely to be hospitalised than Hospital, grow faster than The Ivy and, fingers crossed, be less trampy than Tramp. Meet the kiddo club that’s basically the new Shoreditch (Wendy) House: it’s George Junior. The idea’s simple, adults have been joining exclusive clubs for generations, but George Junior takes this to a logical conclusion, extending membership from an early age […]

Features

The New Cast Of Made In Chelsea Tell Us Where They Eat, Drink (& Party)!

Chelsea has some of the best restaurant offerings around – fact! From Brasserie Gustave to Haché and Polpo, oh and not to mention Bluebird, it’s a brimming SW3 oasis of Champagne popping and brunching at Tom’s Kitchen. For this very reason, we reached out to the brand spanking new cast of Made in Chelsea who have just filmed Season 17 – ouch, that makes us feel old – to see if they ever stray from the decadent realms of their borough when it comes to cuisine. Turns out the answer is in fact yes, and they had some whopping suggestions […]

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All The Stuff Happening For Chelsea Flower Show

*Rose* to the occasion as RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 returns to give all of us living without a garden in our studio flats real floral envy. RHS Chelsea Flower Show runs from the 21st until the 25th of May, showcasing all the beauty that nature has to offer in the heart of Chelsea. It’s...

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

London’s Best Private Members’ Clubs

London’s private members’ clubs are world famous, for their sheer number, their popularity and their exclusivity. Nowhere does private members’ clubs like Britain, where the class system left off, clubs stepped in. And if there’s one thing more frustrating than bastions of elitism, and that’s not being a part of it. But navigating the myriad of London clubs is opaque and tricky, so we’ve put all the best ones in one place. All you need to do now is get buttering up your proposer and seconder. Annabel’s Annabel’s is legendary on the London club scene. It may not be the oldest, […]

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