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Nomad at House of St Barnabas

Have you ever wanted to see two of the most stunningly beautiful Baz Luhrmann films ever made, while sitting in the magnificent gardens of a Grade I listed building in London? Well now you can. The Nomad Cinema will be coming to The House of St Barnabas at the end of June for an open-air screening of Romeo & Juliet and Moulin Rouge. A collaboration between two charitable organisations, The House of St Barnabas empower those affected by homelessness and The Nomad dedicates 100% of its profits to the Sustainability Insititute in South Africa. The  stunning HOSB features magical gardens and […]

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Yalla Yalla to the Southbank

Lebanese street food specialists Yalla Yalla is popping up on the Southbank with a special Summer Shack. Said venue will sell a choice of wraps from Lamb Shawarma – marinated lamb with onion to Soujoc – charcoal grilled Lebanese sausage and salad. There will also be a range of mezze to share alongside dips and salads to eat onsite or take away. Punters can eat al fresco on rugs and cushions – but there are also tables for the faint-hearted. Cocktail highlights include Lama – gin, Chambord liqueur, fresh raspberries, lemon and pomegranate juice and also the Beiruti Mule – […]

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The Big Rooftop Tea & Golf Party

Selfridges has just reopened its legendary roof to launch its Big Rooftop Tea and Golf Party, as part of the Big British Bang, the store’s all-encompassing creative homage to the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics The store’s roof has been transformed into a Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory meets Alice in Wonderland hybrid with the launch of a crazy golf like no other and an award-winning organic café for the highest British afternoon tea on Oxford Street. The 200 giant tree-lined, 9-hole, 2,530sqft crazy golf course is designed by British jellymongers and food architects extraordinaire Bompas & Parr. Revisiting the […]

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School of Wok

The School of Wok has just opened on Covent Garden’s Chandos Place. The cookery school headed up by chef Jeremy Pang, will offer oriental and Asian group cookery classes for all abilities. Born into a family of food lovers, Jeremy continued his food journey at Le Cordon Blue and then went on to work in a number of restaurants in South East Asia. School of Wok will have a sophisticated look with traffic light red and a splash of stylish grey running throughout. Greeted by an interactive wall of Oriental & Asian food facts, students will experience low hung pendant […]

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Jubilee Treats from Pierre Herme

Clue: it's a small, round biscuit, characterised by its creamy filling and crunchy exterior. What am I? Yes, you've guessed it. A Macaroon. But head to master chocolate chef and baker Pierre Herme' in London this weekend and you can be getting your mits round an extra special sort. A Jubilee sort, naturally. The delicious creamy biscuit will be garnised with a milk chocolate and Earl Grey tea cream, so to give the effect of drinking tea, when in fact you're eating chocolate-based calorific treats. Priced at £1.85, it's a steal. Try one. They really are delicious.    

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The Art of Summer

The athenaeum is partnering with The Royal Academy of Arts with ans Art of Summer package including one night’s stay at The athenaeum and two tickets to the RA’s Summer Exhibition (4 June – 12 August). Now in its 244th year, the show marks the start of the Summer Season and is the world’s largest open submission contemporary art show. This year’s highlight will be Matisse’s The Red Studio. Following the exhibition, guests can indulge in a quintessentially British afternoon tea for two in the hotel’s Garden Room with finger-sandwiches and freshly baked scones with Regents Park honey and Devonshire […]

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LIMA

At the end of June LIMA will open on Fitzrovia’s Rathbone Place. The creation of chef Virgilio Martinez and the Gonzalez brothers, LIMA will integrate both traditional and contemporary Peruvian cuisine. Virgilio Martinez is currently chef patron of Central restaurant in Lima and this is his first international solo venture. He will continue to run both ventures in parallel. Head chef is long-time friend and collaborator, Robert Ortiz who constantly travels back to Peru to visit Central for inspiration as well as his hometown in the country’s Amazon region. The two met in London 13 years ago. Restaurant manager is […]

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Eat London Afternoon Tea

It's likely that come Friday, you'll have a long gourmand Jubilee weekend ahead of you – and you may already feel too full to contemplate it. But don't overlook events down at the Wyndham Grand, where from Friday 1st June, an EAT LONDON Afternoon Tea will be gracing the menu. Served in the Wyndham Grand's glass-fronted dining area, which directly looks out over pristine Chelsea Harbour, the £28pp treat is a celebration of Allsop's recently-launched EAT LONDON, a collection of chocolate bars which celebrate the multicultural flavour of the capital city.  For example, there are Indian Lassies representing the Brick Lane […]

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

The Veuve Clicquot Polo Experience

MINT Polo in the Park and Veuve Clicquot have got together to create the perfect night out after the Polo by hosting the Veuve Clicquot Experience Party to start the Summer Season on the 8th June at the exclusive Hurlingham Club. If you’re lucky enough to see the fast and furious action on the pitch during the day you can continue the party until 2am. For those of us unfortunate enough not to be a spectator during the day help is at hand! The Party is open to all so you can soak up the atmosphere, relaxing with a glass […]

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Carnivorous Cocktails

London’s largest South African restaurant, Shaka Zulu is launching the Capital’s most carnivorous bar serving a unique selection of meat-infused cocktails. There’s the Bloody Bacon – made from a 24 hour mature Bloody Mary mix, bacon vodka, garnished with celery, crispy smoked bacon and a skewer of soft cheese and cherry tomatoes or the Meatequita – a blend of tequila reposado infused with chorizo, vegetable juice, balsamic vinegar, smoked sea salt pepper and port –  served straight up or with beef biltong strips and chorizo. Fish lovers can opt for the Wheeling Salmon – smoked salmon-infused vodka with lemon pepper […]

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Galvin at Windows Bar

Galvin at Windows Bar has just reopened on the 28th floor of The London Hilton, Park Lane. The relaunch follows an extensive £500,000 development programme. The bar is famed for its 360-degree views across London encompassing Wembley Stadium, Hampstead Heath and even the rarely seen back garden of Buckingham Palace. The remodelled circular adjacent to the Michelin-starred Galvin at Windows restaurant will open 10am to 3am for mid-morning coffees, daytime meetings, romantic cocktails, post-dinner drinks and glamorous nights out. The space is designed to capture the light with carefully oriented seating to maximise the view and window banquettes that frame […]

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A Monaco Brunch

You may not have tickets to this year's prestigious Monaco Grand Prix, but the Collection in Brompton Cross, in association with McLaren, are keen to include you in all its exclusivity and fun. Head to the South Kensington restaurant and bar on Sunday 27th May, and enjoy a lavish three coursh meal, champagne and all the racing action from the TV screens up ahead. What to expect on your Oded Oren-cooked plates? Well, the executive chef has golden, candied and red beetroot salad with pecorino, roasted leg of lamb with roasted vegetables and tiramisu, to tempt you. But if you […]

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