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The Coach and Horses

We’ve already fallen for the butterflies at Syon Park Waldorf Astoria and now it looks as if Isleworth is on its way to becoming a destination in its own right. Enter The Coach and Horses, a former Syon House estate 18th century coaching inn which has just undergone a brand new refurbishment and come under new management too. Just minutes from the Waldorf Astoria hotel and situated on London Road, the original thoroughfare to the West Country, the Coach & Horses is famed for its literary appearance in Dickens’ Oliver Twist where Bill Sikes and Oliver stopped en route to […]

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The Latest POP Collection

For those looking to host a summer soirée with a difference, Champagne Pommery has created a series of miniature Champagne bottles in a range of playful summer colours. The latest POP collection from the Champagne Pommery group, has been produced in blue, silver, pink or gold bottles, with the summer party season in mind. Served in a fun sized 20cl bottle, POP is ideal for drinking with a straw – no glasses needed – making it the must-have accessory for garden parties this year.     With its quirky range of colours, POP is easily matched to a specific theme […]

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Project Ocean

We all know that we should only be buying sustainable fish to save species in the ocean – but when confronted with it at the supermarket, do we really know what we’re choosing? Project Ocean has the answer, and has set up camp at Selfridges until the 12th of June to spread the word about environmental threats. The store has teamed up with more than 20 groups and collaborators intent on preventing over-fishing of the oceans, and will be spreading word through a huge number of events and activities. Katherine Hamnett is onboard with a new collection of her iconic tees […]

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Dishoom Chowpatty Beach

If an old Bombay Café opened up on a beach, give or take a mild acid trip, the result would be Dishoom Chowpatty Beach. From tomorrow, Dishoom is taking a summer holiday to the Southbank as part of Centre’s Festival of Britain’s 60th anniversary celebrations. The Dishoom Chowpatty Beach bar is just the place to kick off your flip flops and tuck into tasty Bombay food and sip summer tipples. Factor in 48 tonnes of sand and an exciting schedule of  impromptu, unplugged gigs it’s sure to be a hot ticket. Constructed in the spirit of jugaad (Hindi for ‘making […]

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Tom’s Terrace

This week sees the re-opening of Tom’s Terrace at Somerset House, Michelin-starred chef Tom Aikens’ seasonal foray into London’s al fresco bar scene. Last year The Terrace was named “Best place to eat al fresco in Britain” by The Times panel of critics and the No.1 “Place to eat al fresco in London” by the Evening Standard’s Charles Campion so we’re delighted to welcome its reprise. Prepare to chill out underneath a stylish canopy in the stunning surrounds of Somerset House with views across the river Thames. With an informal but elegant setting, Tom’s Terrace will be hosting DJ nights […]

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Night of the Renaissance

The National Gallery is embracing all things Renaissance this season, culminating in Renaissance Night this Friday evening as part of the Museums at Night series. It promises a late-night extravaganza for fans and families as the Renaissance is brought atmospherically to life. Start the evening with a guided tour of the current collection, featuring one of the most accomplished artists of the period Jan Gosseart. Follow with a family session on Mystery Magic Stories, guaranteed to thrill the younger members of the gang and led by performance storyteller Sally Pomme Clayton. Express your artistic inner being with an exclusive Talk […]

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Gelupo Launches Online Delivery

Gelupo, Soho’s award-winning gelateria have just launced a nationwide online delivery service offering the finest Italian gelato straight to your door within 24hrs – whether at home or at work. Gelato enthusiasts across the UK will receive beautifully packaged boxes of freshly made artisan gelato in their favourite Gelupo flavour within 24 hours of placing their order.  London-based web-shoppers can also enjoy a same-day delivery on any of the gelateria’s daily flavours (made every day and listed on the Gelupo website) if ordered prior to 5pm – ideal for a mid-week treat at work, surprise gift or a last-minute dinner […]

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The London Sketch Club

Private Dining Rooms and The London Kitchen have been appointed as exclusive caterers to The London Sketch Club, the historic graphic artists' members club located in the heart of Chelsea. In addition to catering private events from canapé drinks parties to full scale dinners, they will also embark on a series of seasons open to both members and non-members, commencing tomorrow with the Italian Season entitled 'Pudding with Puccini'. Running through 9 June, it celebrates Puccini's arrival in London in 1905 for the first performance of his opera, 'Madame Butterfly. Guests can experience a four course gourmet dinner, finishing with […]

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Kerbisher and Malt

We love it when retro favourites get revived and suddenly find themselves the hottest ticket du jour once again. And this year, it’s definitely the turn of the humble fish and chips to make a hipster comeback! From Poppies in Spitalfields, the old school East End chippie founded by Pat ‘Pop’ Newland (with its crunch batter cooked to a top secret family recipe) to 1939 established Notting Hill stalwart, Geales (with its a Noughties make-over by Mark Fuller, Oli Burgess and co) branching out into leafy Chelsea Green, we’re all hot for cod, skate, jellied eels and crispy Maris Piper! […]

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Preppy Pop-Up

Will the appeal of the Prep ever wane? The charms of America’s blue-blooded East Coast continue to attract a strong Brit audience, and now one if its finest purveyors – the house of Mr. Hilfiger – has set up shop in the heart of Covent Garden. Not for long, however – Hilfiger is on a ‘Prep World Tour’, which is currently installed at the East Piazza but will be departing swiftly for Milan come May 15th. The shingled, shuttered beach house landed in style on Friday with a star-studded party attended by one of our own best of British stars, […]

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