Health & Wellness

Everything You Need to Know About Slow Dating and Why It’s the New Way to Find Love

As a recent returnee to the London dating pool, I am already bored, done with it. Explaining to your doctor that you think you have RSI from too much swiping is no laughing matter. Quite frankly swiping through photo after photo is exhausting and I already have enough going on. Sure, I could just come off dating apps but as we now know if you’ve met your SO in real life you’ve pretty much reached mythical status. However, there is a new way to date it’s called slow dating and yes there is an app for that: Once. What is […]

Health & Wellness

Get Ready for International Women’s Day

Friday is International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate all the incredible women in our lives and with any good celebration there always needs to be the pre-party. This Thursday, Get Living – which offers a better way of renting and the pioneer of no deposits – is building up the female community by putting on an evening of FREE entertainment at its East Village neighbourhood in Stratford. There will be music, poetry and comedy from the best female talent around. Heading up the bill is the multi award-winning comedian Sofie Hagen. Hailing from Denmark, she has gone on to […]


8 Of The Best Black Sand Beaches

They’re moody, intriguing and definitely verging on gothic, but what makes sand black?! Well, the likelihood is that fragments of lava and other volcanic minerals were broken down over centuries by the ocean causing a rather new outtake on typical white sand beaches. And luckily for the...

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Where To Eat Out In… Borough

Burrow into Borough and you’ll be bound to find some banging belters to beef up your belly. Just south of London Bridge, Borough is home to the Shard, Borough Market and the South Bank, so no shortage of great places to find nourishment. It’s bustling, bursting with flavours and yet always feels ever-so-slightly seedy with it. Welcome to Borough. Aqua Shard London Bridge (0.1 miles) The Shard. It evokes sheer wonder this bizarre Mordor-esque monolith dominating the Borough skyline. And head 31 floors up it and you’ll come across Aqua Shard. The view is splendid, reaching forever to the horizon […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Skyscrapings: Towers You Can Eat Up

75th floor restaurants are pretty much two-a-penny in New York, a table with a view is a pre-requisite in, say, Hong Kong. But in a low-rise city like London, well, the options are a little more, um, thin on the ground. However, if you are keen to get up through the atmosphere, up where the air is...


Rock On! The Connaught Introduce Their Diamond Box

At the beating heart of London’s Mayfair Village, surrounded by the chic shops, restaurants and galleries of Mount Street, The Connaught redefines the British luxury experience. An expertly-judged blend of old and new, The Connaught is the insider’s choice for staying in London, where service is highly personalised and with a genuine warmth of character. That said, it seems like a total treat itself to stay amidst such divinity, and yet they’ve decided to throw in more – wow! The Connaught has collaborated with Moynat and vintage jeweller Susan Caplan to launch The Bijoux Box, which does just what it […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Surprise, Surprise! Kinder Just Launched An Ice Cream

Picture this: the sun has finally risen on a rain washed London and, as lunch break arrives, you muster up the courage to head to the freezer section at your local convenience store. Your taste buds are tantalised by the sound of ice-cream but it’s only 23 degrees outside which, as a Brit, seems sweltering hot. But you worry – what will your colleagues think of you eating a Calippo at the desk? Horrified at the prospect you turn away but as you do KINDER ice-cream catches your eye. KINDER? Surely not, you think, sure that the scorching heat has […]

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The Spellbinding Tea Shop And Museum All In One

There’s no doubt about it, a cup of tea really does make everything better. It sits on our work desks pushing us through e-mails, lands in the hands of strangers as we meet for the first time, perches on the lips of friends as we catch up, goes hand-in-hand with our morning cereal bowls and rests on our bed side table with a good book. If you think tea is simply tea-rrific then you may have caught wind of Mariage Frères’ opening; France’s oldest tea house and tea house, sitting snug inside a five-storey Georgian townhouse on King Street. The incredible spot brings tea savoir-faire […]

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Openings & Launches

Marvel At This New Comicbook Restaurant

Quite possibly the dream of any little girl, boy or seasoned Comi Con attender, this comic book restaurant is set to splash colour over our lives and we can’t get enough. Alas, before excitement reaches a height of no return you’ll need to know that there’s a chance plans will fall through; planning documents need to be approved first and once they are it’s full steam ahead superhero style! Set inside MASH Steakhouse on Brewer Street, the restaurant will reportedly be an immersive, comic book spot with trace of ALL your super hero favourites, from Spawn to Superman. The restaurant would […]

Experiences & Pop-Ups

The Top 11 Supper Clubs in London You Need to Know About This Month

Supper clubs are one of the best ways to experience London’s foodie scene without paying the restaurant prices. From eating at chefs’ houses to seven course tasting menus and dinner in train carriages, we’ve teamed up with Eatwith, the world’s largest community for food experiences with...

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3.14159265359…. Do The Math, Pie Week’s Coming…

Love Island might be a lifetime away, but the pie-ing is starting early. Not as another couple break up (RIP Adam and Zara), but rather the sort that you’ll want to pour gravy over. Welcome to actual pies and national pie week, running next week from Monday 4th March to Sunday 10th.

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