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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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York & Albany’s Pop-Up Hunting Cabin

York & Albany is taking inspiration from the historic hunting grounds of nearby Regents Park to open a pop-up and quintessentially British hunting cabin. Open for six weeks only, the cabin will offer seasonal specialities amidst soothing surroundings. Set on the edge of the park, the cabin is furnished with traditional tartans, tweeds and animal skins and the walls are covered with authentic antlers and taxidermy. There’s even an outdoor terrace complete with heaters where you can indulge in winter favourites such as spiced boozy hot chocolate and toast your own homemade marshmallows. Otherwise, drink the ‘Kentucky Winter Julep’ or […]

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Royal Suite at InterContinental Park Lane London

InterContinental  London Park Lane has recently unveiled their new Royal Suite, paying homage to the site of the hotel,  145 Piccadilly the location of the Queen’s former childhood residence. Designed by The Gallery, the suite which is situated on the 8th floor at the heart of the ‘By Royal Appointment’ suite, encapsulates and emulates the signature styles and elegance of the Queen from childhood to the present. The suite painted in a mix of pastel palettes and bolder brighter colours is decorated with delicate detail, such as the opulent hand – blown glass chandelier inspired by Her Majesty’s diamond collection […]

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Rooftop Film Club Returns to the Roof Gardens

The beautiful Roof Gardens above Kensington High Street are hosting the Rooftop Film Club once more. With an aim to banish the January blues and bring some fun to this bleak month the Rooftop Film Club will be show casing a line up of classic and cult films beneath the marquee set in the 1.5 acres of themed gardens. Snuggle up on the sofas with a glass of champagne or Peroni and some great food from the barbeque to watch films, ranging  from Breakfast at Tiffany’s to Drive. The first films to be shown on Monday 7th January will be […]

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Be a Snowqueen at Brown’s

If your skin is feeling the effects of a holiday ski trip or simply suffering from our own crazy weather, it’s in for a treat at The Spa at Rocco Forte’s Brown’s Hotel with the brand new Nubo SnowQueen Facial. The facial is idea for revitalising tired, dull ‘cold snap’ skin. You’ll begin with a ‘peel and reveal’ to cleanse and prepare the skin – swiftly followed by the NuBo Marine purifying mask. It contains all sorts of natural minerals and Norwegian seaweeds to purify and re-mineralise the complexion. Expect pore purification, cellular renewal and an instant firming effect as […]

Culture

Back to school with Hussein Chalayan

“I think the experience of feeling isolated, of not fitting in, creates the urge to explore”. Fashion designer Hussein Chalayan’s observation is the jumping off point for his School of Life sermon next month. These secular events explore the values we should live by today and deal with subjects from realising our potential to whether love really does last forever. Chalayan aims to show us how not fitting in is a creative virtue that may even expand our sense of belonging. The designer spent a childhood bouncing between war-torn Cyprus and the UK. His catwalk shows are intricate performances, and […]

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Cucina Asellina

Italian restaurant, Cucina Asellina is opening in London’s ME Hotel this month. Based on the popular Asellina from New York, Cucina Asellina is all about artisanal, wellpriced, Italian home-cooking. Inspired by the traditional flavours and textures of simple Italian cuisine, Ethos is reminiscent of a humble Mediterranean kitchen and takes inspiration from the original Asellina Taverna in Pompeii, and the legend of Asellina herself who was regarded as a female pioneer of Roman hospitality. The menu has been created by Executive Chef Marco Porceddu and the project is spearheaded by The ONE Group, which has recently unveiled another New York […]

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Almeida

Almeida restaurant in Islington is delighted to welcome Robin Gill (two-Michelin starred Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons and Noma, Copenhagen), as its new head chef. He will gradually introduce his own style to the Almeida menu with a full re-launch this month. Focusing on clean, incisive flavours, substituting butters and creams with oils and spices, Robin will create a menu featuring lighter dishes using the best of foraged fruit, vegetables and herbs. He will introduce a more contemporary style of cooking with his ingredient led menu using simple combinations with big flavours and playful uses of textures and temperatures. He will […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Zeo: booze free style

Looking for a booze alternative for January? Step forward ZEO, inspired by the challenging flavours of premium gin and vodka, master blenders have created the alcohol free spritz in the spirit of alcohol but without the content. Intrigued? The intricate flavour is made from a secret blend of botanicals from all over the world and the clean, crisp taste and peculiar kick promises to be chilling, warming, peppery and tingling all at the same time. Oh yes and if you’re looking for any more encouragement, it comes in at only 38 calories per bottle – which had it served at […]

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Barts Downright Bloody Mary Menu

So how’s the head? Not to worry, this month Barts is launching the Queen of all hangover cures, The Bloodshot Bloody Mary Menu.Drinks have suitably sanguine names such as Mary Tudor (a devilish blend of Bloodshot, Rose Jam, Fresh Lemon Juice, Sugar Syrup and served with a garnish of Rose Jam on Toast), Bloody Liability (a heady mix of Belvedere Vodka, Bloodshot, Fresh Beetroot, Fresh lemon Juice, Honey and a garnish of Green Salad topped with Beetroot and Parmesan Shavings), The Devil’s Punchbowl (a warm drink served in a teacup and saucer and made with Harvey’s Bristol Cream, Bloodshot, Merlot, […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Del Mercato

The directors of Vinopolis have launched a brand new food concept to run alongside their renowned liquid based offering. A series of vaulted railway buildings once the yard of an old tool hire company, have been transformed into Del Mercato Ristorante, Trattoria, Panificio and Bar with a  functional interior of exposed brickwork with steel, glass and wood details. The Ristorante menus spearheaded by Stefano Motta (Briciole, Latium and Restaurant SD26 in New York) and feature typical dishes like Seared tuna in guanciale with aubergine cream; Pumpkin gnocchi, venison ragù, Castelmagno fondue and crispy artichokes and Grilled octopus with chickpea sauce […]

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Il CALCIO

New Italian restaurant Il Calcio has just landed on North Audley Street in Mayfair. Currently an established group of Italian restaurants in Bucharest, Il Calcio is the creation of chef patron Valentino Salagean. His Italian mother sparked his interest in cookery and then, after cutting his teeth in the kitchens of New York’s Italian eateries, he joined forces with  Nello Balan on NYC’s eponymous restaurant Nello’s. Having returned to his native Bucharest, Salagean started up Il Calcio. Originally just a single trattoria, one restaurant soon became a collection of 10 located right across the Hungarian capital and two other cities. […]

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