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Dalston Supernova

Art director Alun Davies whose credits span both British and Italian Vogue is launching his debut art installation Dalston Supernova at Dalston Superstore. Curated by Saskia Wickins, expect a world of colourful, futuristic landscapes expressed in a multi-media environment of mural paintings, luminous neon sculpture, 3D props, film, photography and sculpted portraits. Davies has created a gallery of characters who act out narratives of relationships: love, death, battle and betrayal bedecked in his trademark costumes. Davies has drawn inspiration from his own back catalogue including outfits worn by T.E.E.D, Lady Gaga’s Monsterball dance troupe. Fellow collaborators aka Muses of Metamorphosis […]

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Café de Paris

To celebrate the London 2012 Olympics, Café de Paris’ restaurant will be open for dinner Monday to Thursday from 24 July until 9 August with options including pre theatre and set menus alongside the gourmet A la Carte selection and guests can dine to the strains of a top class pianist and singer. Dishes have a French theme and the menu features Fois Gras Terrine, Seared Tiger Prawns, Boneless Rib of Beef and Pan Roasted Gressingham Duck with desserts including Crème Brule and Chocolate Brownies. The cocktail lounge will also be open from 5pm til late with tables bookable in […]

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Fizz at Drift

Everyone's in the party mood at the moment – especially those at drake & morgan restaurant, Drift. For a limited period, this Bishopsgate restaurant is offering a delicious brunch with complimentary Prosecco top-ups. It's not bad, is it? On the menu, you'll find such temptations as a heart club sandwich, bubble & squeak, grilled minute steak & eggs and cinnamon pancake stacks.  A minimum of £10 needs to be spent on food for the Prosecco offer to go ahead, but that won't be a problem. You'll want everything on it.  It's available on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 2pm. […]

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Sanderson Sessions

Following spectacular performances by Joséphine and Alexandre de La Baume’s Singtank and AlunaGeorge, Sanderson Sessions 2012 is well underway and the third instalment taking place this Friday 20 July in the hotel’s iconic Courtyard with Swedish electro-goth princess Karin Park. The Scandinavian diva unveiled her new album, Highwire Poetry earlier this year, a dark and magical set of experimental electronica and gothic pop showcasing her passion for industrial, experimental 80’s pop and the electronic sounds of today’s club-land. For the last three consecutive summers Sanderson Sessions (previously Sanderson Predicts) has played host to some of the UK’s most innovative and […]

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Pizza East & Chicken Shop

Soho House Group strikes again this September with the launch of Chicken Shop in the basement space of Highgate Studios on Kentish Town’s Highgate Road. The ground floor of this large corner building, located just south of Parliament Hill will also house the third of the Pizza East restaurants, Pizza East Kentish Town. Chicken Shop will be dedicated to rotisserie chicken – using a brand new cooking method, developed in-house. “I’ve been thinking about this for a long time, chicken would be my last meal and so I wanted to get it exactly right. The best chicken is the one […]

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Team Karl

The Olympics may start on 27 July but, as ever, Karl Lagerfeld’s an early adopter with the launch of Team Karl at Selfridges, an exclusive capsule collection capturing the energy and celebrations around the Games. The line compliments the debut of the main KARL LAGERFELD – KARL MAN + WOMAN collections with a pop-up store on the third floor Contemporary Womenswear Department housing a limited-edition range of t-shirts in collaboration with design agency, I Love Dust. Dedicated Karl Lagerfeld windows will also sit at the front of Selfridges main entrance offering a sneak preview of what’s to come. On your […]

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Eid Al -Fitr at Dishoom

Dishoom is a wonderful Indian restaurant, not least because it's no ordinary curry house. Oh no, it's a Bombay Cafe that pays homage the city's old Irani Cafes' and it's situated bang in the middle of London on St Martin's Lane. But this month, it's set to be even more attractive as it marks the end of Ramadan, or Eid Al-Fitr, with a special menu. Starting on 19th August (and ending 2nd September), Eid al-Fitr will be celebrated with Eid delicacies and Dishoom favourites. For example, guests will be able to enjoy freshly-made sweet ‘paan’ (a popular Indian digestive, with spices […]

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Tapasia

You've heard of Spanish tapas. In fact, you probably think you know all there is to know about this style of eating. Well, not necessarily. When Tapasia launches on 20th July, London is to be introduced to a new side of this culinary fad. A Japanese one. And it's set to be a success, too, not least because it's run by the owners of the ever-popular and award-winning Tsunami. But there's lots of other things to look forward to with this gem – which will be situated in Old Compton Street, Soho. It will be an intimate 70-cover restaurant, showcasing […]

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Pertaining to Things Natural

Pertaining to Things Natural is the largest outdoor exhibition hosted by London’s oldest botanic garden, Chelsea Physic Garden in its 300 year history. Supported by the Eden Project, Eden Lab and Art Happens the exhibition will explore the ways in which art can inform us about environmental issues. Twenty leading contemporary artists have been chosen to participate – each creating monumental sculptural works, ephemeral land art projects and delicate interventions sympathetic to the natural surroundings that the garden provides. The exhibition will also see a parallel research programme which sets out to consider opportunities for presenting and dealing with environmental […]

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Vingt-Quatre

Following a full refurbishment, Fulham Road’s legendary 24-hour café and diner VQ reopens today. Shoreditch-based design house, i-am associates has transformed the interior with a chic and contemporary new décor inspired by the shifts and changes in light through the day and night in 24-hour London. A stunning feature light wall will reflect the feel of early morning, with soft, pale yellows slowly flowing into deeper reds and blues as the night draws in. Executive chef Richard Brooks has retained the VQ classics such as the American-style Buttermilk Pancakes with maple syrup, berries and bacon, the VQ Omelette with ham […]

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Bubbledogs

Fitzrovia is going to the dogs this month but in rather a delicious way with the launch of Bubbledogs hotdog emporium on Charlotte Street. Bubbledogs is the brainchild of foodie dreamteam James Knappett and Sandia Chang with Knappett whose curriculum vitae spans Roganic, Noma, Marcus Wareing at the Berkeley and The French Laundry at Harrods as Head Chef and Chang who has worked at The Ledbury, The Berkeley, Noma, Per Se and The French Laundry at Harrods as General Manager. But as you’d expect from the duo’s rather posh pedigree, Bubbledogs won’t be your usual fast food joint. The new […]

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BLOOM: Soho Strawberry Fields

There's no doubt about it: we have to support British Farmers. And here's a great way to do it …. BLOOM London Dry Gin – stocked at Harvey Nichols, Waitrose and various specialist retailers – are launching a pop-up Pick Your Own experience in Soho this week.  From this Wednesday, until Friday 13th July, there will be rows upon rows of strawberries lined up on Beak Street ready to be picked by any one who is keen to bend down and take part in this quintessentially British pastime. The aim? To support the numerous Pick Your Own farms scattered across […]

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