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Rooftops and Terraces

Once Up-On A Rooftop: 25 Rooftop Bars That’ll Make Your Summer

There’s a heat wave coming! No, really! A year on from Beast From The East and we’re now talking about a hot spell that will take us into May. So how are you going to spend it? Stock-piling Magnum Classics and working on an epic tan? Working in the garden on the mother of all topiaries?  No, like the rest of us you’ll be making a bee-line for the closest rooftop bar. So here’s where we’ll be hanging out this summer. SUSHISAMBA You asked for rooftop, SUSHISAMBA gives you rooftop. A rooftop that’s 37 storeys high and has a massive […]

Health & Wellness

How To Use Meditation For A Better Sleep

Making meditation a regular feature in your life is a fantastic way to increase your awareness of your own thoughts, as well as to find balance and enhance feelings of peace and well-being. In addition to this, it is also known that meditation can be an amazing tool for improving your quality of...

Openings & Launches

OMG: A 2nd Press For Champagne Restaurant Has Opened

Russian restaurateur Leonid Shutov is at it again, creating miracles and sprinkling them across London. You may be familiar with Bob Bob Ricard the restaurant so nice they named it twice, with a press for Champagne button that takes a lot of trumping. And today sees the opening of its little sister Bob Bob Cité, ( we’re all saying “finally” as Shutov’s last opening was 18 months behind schedule and this one was delayed by fourteen months!) Alas, perfection doesn’t come easily so we’re happy to let Shutov off!  The restaurant resides inside the Leadenhall Building or, for those who love […]

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Openings & Launches

15 Magnificent March Restaurant Openings

The end of the month rolls around again and with it a conglomerate of tasty eateries throwing their doors open. From a brand new Balans Soho Society to the Instagrammable refurb of Momo, here’s what March had to offer…...

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Best Brunches

The Brunch Where Champagne Arrives Via Your Own Personal Train

Chew chew! All aboard the Tattinger Express, a non-stopping service straight to your liver. Someone at Burger & Lobster has decided that the most efficient way to serve Champagne is to send it via trainset, and so for the restaurant’s new bottomless Champagne brunch they’ll be firing up the miniature railway and sending your drinks on the length of the nine-metre bar. Putting a whole new meaning to ‘the fat controller’, you can gorge on the full a la carte menu, which includes their ‘famous’ prime cut Nebraskan 10 ounce burger or wild Atlantic lobster (apparently one of the few […]

Best Brunches

Where to Party Like It’s 1929

Since its opening in 1929, Quaglino’s has always been the place to see and be seen. It’s been London’s watering hole for A-listers, the arts set and royalty. Princess Diana snuck through the kitchens, a table was permanently reserved for Princess Margaret and it was the first public restaurant ever visited by a reigning monarch when the Queen and Prince Philip dined in 1956. Having survived both the recession of the early 1990s and 2000s it has continued to be the go-to place for partying, entertainment and no doubt side of scandalous behaviour. When smoking was in, everyone turned into […]

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

The Wine Tasting Event You Won’t Want To Miss

Is it just us or do the many labels given to wine get a bit lost in translation. Biodynamic? Low-intervention? Our heads are already spinning and that’s not even from the wine! The good news is that Berry Bros. & Rudd have got your back; appreciating the confusion that surrounds wine they’re hosing their first wine tasting which will celebrate sustainability in the wine making process (and hopefully shed some light on what the heck all these words mean!) For the lesser informed amongst you, Berry Bros. & Rudd is in fact Britain’s oldest family-owned wine and spirits merchant, so we’re pretty sure they’ve been […]

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Celebrities & Influencers

Tom Odell On Coffee, Poetry And The Importance Of Disconnecting

Today is World Poetry Day a time where we reflect on some of the marvellous poets that shaped our understanding of the world, from Blake to Barrett Browning, and yet it turns out it’s also a day to grab yourselves a free coffee at a number of cafes in over 40 countries. We’re en...

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Best Brunches

There’s a Brand New Beauty and Beast Bottomless Brunch

When reviewing restaurants you always hope that the chef will read the article, and if they take onboard the feedback you gave about the chips not needing to be served in a mini deep fat fryer (whoever thought that was a good idea needs to have a word with themselves) then even better. What you don’t expect is for the restaurant to take your words and use them to create a whole new brunch… but M Restaurants has gone there.  They’ve taken Bill Knott of the Financial Times words “Stylish and ambitious…Michael Reid’s menu matches beauty with the beast” and […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Where To Get Wood: Restaurants With Trees In Them

Proving there really is a listicle for everything, here’s a guide to where to find restaurants that have trees inside them. From acorns grow mighty oaks, unless you had them shipped in ready-grown as part of a refurb. But nevertheless, there’s something undeniably magical about a living...

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Travel

The World’s Best Motels

There are times that Travelodge just won’t cut it. And those times are literally ALL of the time. But if you’re a ‘wherever I hang my hat, that’s my home’ type you nevertheless appreciate when the place you hang it is more than a ‘Formula Une’ on the...

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Seasonal & Celebrations

Keeping Mum: 28 Places To Go This Mothering Sunday

As Mother’s Day rolls around once more on the 31st of March, it’s time for a bit of love and appreciation for the woman who always finds your missing sock and sends you selfies that show just her eyebrow (millennials they are not)! From spa deals that are jammed full of R&R to afternoon teas that will appease mum no end – a cup of tea always sorts everything out after all – here are the wonderful ways you can make Mum happy this Mother’s Day:

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