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Openings & Launches

W Film Club new season

  W London has announced the new season of the ‘W Film Club’ – a fortnightly screening of new release films in the hotel’s luxury 39-seater, HD, state-of-the-art Screening Room by the first floor bar. Upcoming films include Life Of Pi in 3D on 15 January, Django Unchained on 29 January, Hitchcock on 12 February 2013 and Movie 43 on 26 February 2013. The W Film Club takes place every other Tuesday, with screenings of the hottest and most exciting new films starting at 8pm. Tickets cost £15 and include free popcorn, or £20 for VIP tickets which include popcorn […]

Openings & Launches

London Underground tea at Park Lane Hotel

To celebrate this week's 150th Anniversary of the London Underground, The Park Lane Hotel has created a special London Underground Afternoon taking guests on a culinary journey around the world-famous tube network. Pastry Chef, Sarah Hartnett, has created an menu which will be served in the the hotel’s Art Deco lounge, Palm Court. On arrival, guests will be greeted with a Metropolitan 1863 cocktail – Beefeater 24 gin and blackcurrant tea (produced in a distillery near Kennington Station!) To follow: a selection of five sandwiches and savouries including a ‘London Bridge’ roll with egg, crème fraîche, sun-blushed tomatoes and rocket; […]

Openings & Launches

Lancaster London celebrates 150 years of the London Underground!

The Lancaster London Hotel and the London underground share a great deal of history, with the hotel sitting directly above Lancaster Gate station. To celebrate this connection and the underground’s 150th anniversary, Lancaster London is launching an exclusive new underground-themed package, complete with a travel card. On weekends and during school holidays, from February until October 2013, guests can enjoy an overnight stay in a Superior Room, a buffet breakfast, plus a travel card for Zones 1 and 2. The package is priced at £150 for a double room. Take advantage of this superb offer at one of London’s most […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Mr Selfridge Recommends the Tasting Room

In wake of the ITV programme centred on the founders of the British fashion institution Selfridges, the store itself has introduced a special Mr Selfridge Recommends menu in The Tasting Room. This pop-up restaurant and champagne bar will see dishes which are a modern day take on an original menu from the store opening in the 1900s; in honour of Harry Gordon Selfridge himself. Relax in the iconic building with some sumptuous food, where the gruyere croquettes and the lamb cutlets come especially highly recommended. Not keen on a heavy meal? Then choose the Mr Selfridge Afternoon Tea Menu instead […]

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Culture

Luxury weddings with Harrods

Harrods’ event management team, Bespoke Events Designed and Delivered by Harrods, is celebrating their first anniversary by launching the luxury wedding planner service Weddings by Harrods. Building on the success of Bespoke Events, the new service will offer the ultimate in luxury bridal planning, ensuring that every aspect of the wedding is executed with Harrods’ world-renowned style and elegance. The beauty of this resource lies in the extensive range of departments and services available at Harrods – from stunning bespoke wedding dresses and tailored suits, to beautiful tiered wedding cakes and a team of beauty experts to ensure the bride […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Australia month at Draft House

Attention Australians (and beer lovers!) Draft House is celebrating the run up to Australia Day with good old Aussie beer and good tucker from today until – 26th January. Expect a terrific selection of the hottest Aussie craft beers at all Draft House sites from breweries such as Little Creatures, White Rabbit and Stone & Wood. Specials on the food menu include on Draft House’s food menu, including the ‘Ute Burger’ – the ultimate Aussie Utility Burger, which will star (from the bottom up): a slice of pineapple, 6oz 28-day aged Aberdeen Angus hamburger patty, pickled beets, flat-fried egg and […]

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Openings & Launches

Quarter Café

Heal’s has joined forces with restaurateurs Doron and Valeria Zilkha at its Tottenham Court Road flagship store to launch Heal’s Quarter Café and Heal’s Quarter Café Express next month on 12 February. The 80 seater first floor restaurant space, previously operated by Peyton & Byrne, will be fully refurbished and extended. The new menus will represent The Quarter Group’s signature modern mix of seasonal, healthy comfort food – including homemade pastries, all-day breakfast, delicious sandwiches and soups, charcuterie plates, hearty salads, afternoon tea, cakes and tarts – to sustain hungry shoppers. In addition, at the main entrance to Heal’s, there […]

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Openings & Launches

The BNC Events Show

Following the success of last year’s sell-out event on board the HMS President, the BNC Global Event Show 2013 is to take place at London’s The Brewery on 20 and 21 February and promises to bring together top event planners with the world’s top suppliers for two days of amazing networking opportunities and lots of fun! If you are a full time professional event planner from the 'MICE" industry, either a corporate event manager or work at an event planning agency, then you can register to attend at www.theBNC.co.uk. Successful applications will receive an amazing item to go in their […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

PipsDish does Burns

Converted Citroen garage, PipsDish in Islington is hosting a Burns Night that would make Rabbie proud. Twinkling lights, candles, your own private table in a little red van and all the theatre of an open kitchen. Factor in Pip’s typical simplicity, flavour and top-notch ingredients, and a magical experience is guaranteed. The traditional four-course Scottish menu begins with a hearty bowl of cock-a-leekie soup followed by the offal-stuffed centrepiece, the haggis. Served with neeps and tatties, it will be  welcomed to the table by a bagpiped serenade. Leave room for the Cranachan, though, a delicious concoction of cream, whisky, honey, […]

News

London Eye-catching Moments

The London Eye has teamed up with legendary street photographer Matt Stuart to bring to life many of the inspiring perspectives that make London one of the must see places in the world. Matt has taken twelve pictures from the London Eye which capture the essence of London through its iconic skyline. He commented; ‘London is one of the most exciting cities in the world and we sometimes forget this – the pictures I have taken try to bring to life the people and the skyline of London.’ To encourage people to get out and take the opportunity to look […]

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