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Disaronno Film Series

The makers of Italian liqueur Disaronno have teamed up with Lauren Laverne who has curated a series of iconic Italian inspired films to be shown at the Rooftop Film Club at London’s Queen of Hoxton between 11 and 14 August.     The special weekend is part of Disaronno’s three month partnership with the Film Club and guests can expect to find the venue transformed into a stylish terrace for the opening night of the series when Disaronno cocktails and canapés will be served and that modern classic, Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo and Juliet, will be introduced by Lauren herself. Other […]

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Mad for it

So you’ve enjoyed the Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea in the Courtyard Garden at Sanderson. Well now it’s available to go! The hotel’s pastry chefs have created a takeaway version that’s available from St. Martins Lane hotel too.     So prepare to tumble down the proverbial rabbit hole and explore London’s parks and green spaces with a Mad Hatter’s Picnic including gastronomic adventures such as, ‘Eat Me’ Queen of Hearts – a strawberry and cream mousse, a chocolate and coffee layered sponge cake and a chocolate rabbit’s clock that melts in the mouth and finger sandwiches too served in a […]

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The Door

A new door is opening in the City of London. Literally. The Door is a new oyster bar and grill restaurant on Cornhill serving steaks from across the globe. The stylish ground floor bar and 90 cover mezzanine restaurant has been created by BGW Design Studio with plush interiors in classic muted greys, silver and black tones, preserving many of the building’s original features such as large curved windows flooding the room with natural light and a corniced ceiling that’s been painted silver. The menu has been put together by Executive Chef John Murphy (Palm and Rules) with an emphasis […]

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Great British Beer Festival

Next month, the Great British Beer Festival returns to Earl’s Court – and along with it, hopefully some good weather, too. Tutored tastings will be taking place throughout the venue, where guests will be privy to an extensive range (that’s 1000, to be exact) of ales, perries, ciders and international draughts. While the drinking occurs, live music (showcasing the likes of the Fulham Brass Band, Adrian Edmondson and the Bad Shepherds and The Chris Jagger Band) will play out around Earl’s Court for the congregated masses. Food stalls – stocked with traditional pork scratchings, crisps and other hot, homemade pub food – will be on […]

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Take the High Road

Chiswick's lovely High Road Brasserie has reached the grand old age of five and to celebrate the occasion, it has just launched its fabulous Great Birthday menu. Available until Sunday 31 July, everyone who can snag a table can enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner for just £5 a course! Head chef, Devon Boyce, has specially created a brasserie-style celebratory menu with classics and High Road favourites including Pea and Mint soup, Chicken Palliard and Lemon Tarts. Even the cocktails are £5 so while a Whiskey Smash or Dark & Stormy might not be the average tipple served at a […]

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Something for the weekend?

Feeling a little washed out after LoveBox? Head over to the O2 and Proud2 tomorrow for Live Fest, the only summer festival the weather can’t spoil.  Acts at the newly refurbished 3000 capacity club include DJ Zane Lowe, R&B star Tinchy Stryder, The Hoosiers Grime sensation Tempa T and collective Roll Deep. One of the UK’s biggest indoor festivals, Live Fest is spread over five venues within the famous O2, from Proud2 to the Indig02, Union Square, Inc Club and ASBaG and is set to champion a variety of different music genres including pop, urban, rock and hardcore. But if […]

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A Saturday Lunch Club

Always find you leave all your domestic duties for a Saturday? Well, make sure you keep them free from now on. For on 6th August, the inaugural Saturday Lunch Club will get under way at the Blueprint Cafe, the delectable restaurant that sits just above the Design Museum in Shad Thames. TV Chef – and Blueprint top culinary man – Jeremy Lee will be the host of such events, which will take place on the first Saturday of every month. At £45 a head, guests will be served an array of delicious food (bream fillets, beetroot salads, almond cake) at […]

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Bompas & Parr flood Selfridges

We know it’s been a tad wet of late but a flood on Selfridges roof? It’s ok, it’s just the newest installation from Jelly Mongers Bompass & Parr. From today til  24 July they are creating a boating lake and and crystal island on said roof – The Truvia Voyage of Discovery – celebrating the UK arrival of Truvia® calorie-free sweetener. The new agave, it’s made from the leaf of the stevia plant – 200 times sweeter than sugar! But back to that lake. Visitors will find an emerald green expanse of water complete with 8,000 stevia plants, 12 rowing […]

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The Drift

The Drift invites Square Mile workers to escape the cut and thrust of fast paced City life and to stay, linger, explore and quite simply drift into a world full of quirky collectibles, hidden alcoves, a mixology table and fine dining nook, afternoon tea cocktails, a crustacea bar and decadent liquid desserts. Located in Heron Tower on Bishopsgate, the drift is the newest venture from the team behind The Folly, The Anthologist, the parlour and the refinery. A seven foot walnut bar features floating Chinese-style lanterns and a glass staircase leads to a secluded ‘cabana’ seating 12 surrounded by the […]

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The Barts Dark Arts Society

Move over Harry Potter, today marks the launch of Speakeasy bar Barts Dark Arts Society. The secret (ish) society meet monthly and guests will have the chance to observe and learn tricks that promise to astonish and astound. Hosted by acclaimed magician to the stars, Deceptionist, who has been described as the best manipulator of cards ever seen, budding sorcerer’s apprentices will have the chance to learn some of magic’s best kept secrets and enjoy a mystifying magical display. After the show you can either disappear into thin air or stay on and enjoy more cocktails and conjuring – we’d […]

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