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Lyle goes Royal

We're nudging ever nearer to the festivities for the Queen's Jubilee – and it seems even one of our most-loved brands is getting its party hat on. Lyle's Golden Syrup, which is made in the exact same way and manufactured on the same spot on the banks of the Thames since Abraham Lyle founded his sugar refinery there in over 125 years, is marking the special June date by a change in look. It is to change its tin for the first time since 1904, the date when the historical and traditional “lion and bees” image was registered as Lyle’s […]

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Asprey’s Bijoux Tea at The Langham

The Langham London is teaming up with the British luxury goods brand to launch the new Asprey Bijoux Afternoon Tea in the hotel’s glittering centerpiece, Palm Court. The partnership celebrates Asprey’s elegant design and royal heritage alongside The Langham’s illustrious past as Europe's first 'Grand Hotel' and the birthplace of the afternoon tea tradition over 140 years ago. The hotel’s head pastry chef, Cherish Finden has created a selection of irresistible treats, inspired by the marque’s exquisite jewellery from Daisy Heritage to Woodland and featuring rather a lot of that iconic signature purple branding with Blueberry and bilberry battenburg cake, […]

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Sketch gets arty with the RA

Mayfair’s Sketch restaurant is collaborating with The Royal Academy and combining tickets for the latest exhibition, Johan Zoffany RA: Society Observed with a three course Champagne lunch in the restaurant’s Library and Lecture Room.  Enjoy a glass of Champagne and fill up on Pierre Gagnaire’s delicious dishes and then scoot off to the exhibition – it’s only round the corner. You’ll love Gagnaire’s Cucumber and wasabi sorbet and Slow cooked pollock – plus those famous desserts, of course – and are sure to be equally enamoured with Zoffany’s oils, drawings and prints. Ticket combo, £45pp, til 9 June www.sketch.uk.com

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Draft House

  Charlie McVeigh’s The Draft House is coming to East Dulwich and the man himself has been foraging around in auction houses (and skips, so we hear!) looking for atmospheric items to lend Draft House Lordship Lane a lived-in feel. Walls will be papered in matt parcel wrapping paper and covered in a fabulous mix of art and framed posters and vintage rock album covers. Says Charlie, “I have splashed out on a couple of new Chesterfield banquettes for the dining room using a new kind of instant-ageing leather which I am especially excited about.” The menu includes Draft House’s […]

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Ozone

  Award-winning New Zealand artisan coffee roastery, Ozone Coffee Roasters has launched its first London roastery and café in Shoreditch, supplying wholesale to London but also serving fresh-roasted coffee daily and an extensive casual menu at the roastery cafe. Designed by Lou Davies of Box 9 Design (The Riding House Café and Pizza East), interiors reference the building’s industrial heritage with stripped-back, exposed brickwork and weathered tables, comfortable booth seating, hand-painted signs and huge windows for relaxed Antipodean style. A large espresso bar wraps round the central coffee station where guests can watch baristas create the perfect cup of coffee, […]

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Summer Nights at JuJu & SoUK

If you’re planning on taking in The Chelsea Flower Show next month, make sure you stop by swish King’s Road bar Juju as ticket holders will receive 50% off their first cocktail of the evening between 22 and 26 May. But it’s still the place to go if you prefer your blooms delivered to your door via Interflora. Before 8pm on Thursdays and Fridays you can enjoy 2for1 long cocktails, four beers for £10, house wine at £14.50 or a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Champagne for £55. Sister venue Souk across the river in Clapham host a Girls Night Out […]

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Sombreros in Soho

There are over 1,300 Chipotle restaurants in the United States and now thee in London with newest addition Wardour Street as of last week. So what’s on offer? Freshly made, delicious and healthy foil-wrapped burritos stuffed to bursting point with quality flavoursome ingredients. We’re also talking tacos, burrito bowls (a carb free burrito without a tortilla) and salads galore. Chipotle uses premium ingredients from local sources, including Freedom Foods chicken, pork that comes from free-range pigs  and beef from Farm Assured British Farms. The brand was founded by CEO Steve Ells who started out in 1993 with a single restaurant. […]

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Mo*Vida London

Mo*vida is re-opening its acclaimed London address in the heart of the West End with two Grand VIP opening nights on 25 and 26 April.  Over the past month the Club has been undergoing an extensive refurbishment, bringing the interior in line with the aesthetic of its recent sister opening in Dubai.  In signature style, Mo*vida will pull out all the stops for the launch events to continue its reputation as clubbing destination for the London party elite. It’s teaming up with War Child, the international charity that protects children from the effects of war and its brutal consequences, to […]

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Summer Roof Cinema

It may well be rainy and grey now, but forecasters predict that we're in for a scorching summer. Here's to hoping. That said, The Roof Gardens is launching the perfect tonic for the (hopefully) better weather to come..  The Rooftop Film Club is crash landing on 30th April at the Roof Gardens, which means you'll be able to go and watch a selection of British film classics amid the beautiful outdoor surroundings of the 1.5 acre serene gardens, which sit 100ft above the noisy and ever-busy Kensington High Street. First on at the Rooftop Film Club on 30th April, is […]

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From Russia with love at The Ritz

A series of never before seen life portraits and enamel miniatures of the royal families of Europe commissioned by the Moscow Kremlin Museums and with an estimated value of £10million are on show at The Ritz. It’s by appointment only (call 0207 739 9096 to book) – we suspect that’s so you can be vetted for burglary convictions – but those with a clear conscience can check out beautiful pieces featuring HM Queen Elizabeth II and the Queen Mother to Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and Queen Sonja of Norway. This is the first time that the collection as a […]

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