The Indian Restaurant Vegans Should Know About

What: An Indian restaurant serving vegetarian food isn’t particularly ground-breaking but one with its own vegan menu is a small but important leap that caught my attention enough to get me down there. First Impression: A short walk from the main high street, the restaurant was much smaller than I expected with only around 7 tables, once you walked through the door you were in the middle of the room. Our table was by the entrance to the bar so not the best view, with a constant stream of waiting staff bustling by, but the better window tables were occupied. […]

Seasonal & Celebrations

Inamo’s New Igloos and Winter Garden are Snow Joke

It’s pretty hard to say winter is coming nowadays without thinking of John Snow clad in an overwhelming amount of fur looking out onto a tumultuous and bleak setting of snow and overcasting. However, the truth is that winter actually is coming (despite the Indian-summer style weather proving otherwise), and in keen anticipation inamo Camden is popping up with its Winter Garden, featuring three ent(ice)ing igloo pods. Sorry… snow more bad puns! inamo are Pan-Asian restaurants and bars which can be found flurried across the city with locations in Soho, Covent Garden and now Camden. However, the latter will be the only venue to […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Where’s Hot This Curry Week?

Given my monthly curry intake, you’d be surprised to hear that I’ve not actually been celebrating National Curry Week pretty much solid since the last time we had National Curry Week. I’m not alone, curry really has become Britain’s national dish and as a nation we guzzle more of the stuff than anything, oher than chips! So it’s only right we celebrate this fantastical foodstuff with a week of curry eating. And here’s where you can make that happen. The Rubens at the Palace London Victoria (0.2 miles) The Rubens at the Palace has many things, including a recently-added fifth […]

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Pandora Sykes Shares Her Style Tips With The Handbook

She’s the uber cool fashion and style icon that co-hosts The High Low podcast, she’s the woman that has racked up a fair few followers on Instagram (245k and counting), oh and features Margot Robbie on her feed – no biggie? But now it seems that go-to outfit wearer Pandora Sykes has stretched her unwavering influence further as she announces a partnership with online boutique platform Trouva in a bid to explore the treasure trove of independents contrasting what’s on the highstreet. So what is Trouva? Well, Trouva bolster small boutique that could otherwise easily become consumed and perhaps fail to strive, and […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

19 Secret Underground Venues

London’s underground is not just home to the tube, oh no; get below street level and you’ll find a whole warren of hidden venues. Yes the sky rises might be imposing and impressive, but do they have the charm of a hidden vaulted cellar, the mystery of a bar with no sign and the history of a club which was once a WC? No. Here are 16 of our favourite underground venues.   The Postal Museum Farringdon (London) (0.5 miles) What: Urban Subterranean Venue For your next event take your guests to The Postal Museum, a unique, urban, subterranean venue. The […]

Things to do With Kids

Where Are You Heading This Half Term?

From the 20th October until the 28th, little rascals are going to be running all about the place on a sugary and artificial coloured hype! So, to take the pressure off the parents we’ve thought of some fun things to indulge in across the city, to tire out those energetic little beings (if that’s even possible…) Kidzania What: The Kids Are In Control If you’re not a parent then you simply won’t have heard of Kidzania. Keep it that way as long as possible. But if you’ve got children then you’re going to want to get down to this kiddie paradise […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Forget Brexit, This Was The Real Referendum

Referendum might be a dirty word, but its not stopped the launch of the second-most talked about plebiscite in Westminster. While Theresa May was explaining her backstop plan to EU leaders last night, all eyes in parliament were on a far more important matter: the Kennington Tandoori’s new menu. The Kennington Tandoori’s position, close to Westminster and in the midst of MP second-home-land, makes it the best politico hangout in the country, for those in the know. On any given night it’s rammed full of MPs from all political backgrounds, talking shop, formulating policy and swapping gossip. Needless to say it’s a customer-base […]

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The Inspirational Women Whose Autobiographies Moved Us In 2018

Lacking in inspo? Pinterest just not doing it for you? Feeling you need something more than your kale super juice to get you motivated in the morning? This is what you need: a sumptuous list of the very best inspirational women, and the autobiographies they have written this year, to give you some top-knotch bibliotheraphy for these dreary autumn days. Whether it’s passion, anger or wisdom, the experiences of these women will light your fire, spark your flame and give you the pa-zing to hop up off of your backside and get going. Dolly Alderton – Everything I know about […]

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Say ‘Aloha’ To Your Perfect Partner With The Inner Circle

Why not ‘tiki’ a look at The Inner Circle this autumn? The dating experience that’s nothing like anything else out there is putting on a special South Seas themed event next week, so you can say ‘aloha’ to the man or woman of your dreams. The Inner Circle is a dating app with a difference. Rather than finding you a date based on complicated algorithms and guess-work, they do dating differently. Starting off by only taking onboard the right sort of clientele, they offer a bespoke dating experience guaranteed (well, nearly) to match like-minded, well balanced couples. And it’s not […]

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Champagne Bars So Smart They Should Give Them A Degree

There’s something about Champagne, isn’t there? A level of sophistication that you can’t achieve with other drinks. Perhaps it’s because it’s over-priced and quaffed by the sort of people who say ‘quaffed’, but maybe it’s down to the subtleties of the wine, the richness of the flavours and the variety of producers. As a nation we import more Champagne than anyone else, the City of London practically runs on the stuff. And London is the perfect place to find a great Champagne bar and make the most of France’s best export after Asterix & Obelix. St Pancras By Searcys If […]

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Five Reasons You Need to Book This Michelin-Starred Brunch

Award-winning Michelin-starred restaurant Galvin at Windows has recently launched a brunch menu and of course being the brunch fans that we are, we needed no excuse to head to the 28th floor of the London Hilton on Park Lane to take on the menu. It’s Their First The Saturday brunch menu launched this September, some twelve years after the restaurant first opened and it may come as a surprise, as brunch is a staple of Londoners’ weekends, but this is Galvin at Windows’ first brunch. Rather than jumping on the band wagon, Head Chef Joo Won and his team took […]

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Seasonal & Celebrations

The Lucky Voice Hangover Club Is Here To Save You This Christmas

Feeling a little worse for wear after your Christmas party? Is the thought of another night out making you feel a little weepy? Fear not, because Lucky Voice has come up with a genius idea, the Christmas Party Hangover Club, which is essentially a night in, but out. Rather than stay in, going over and over how you drunk called your ex about ten times before blocking them in the hope they might not noticed, get your friends together and head to Lucky Voice where you can cosy down under a blanket for an evening of pizza and Christmas films. […]

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