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Rooftop Restaurants With The Most Incredible Views Of Rome

Rome, famously a city of seven hills all of which offer iconic views across one of the world’s most recognisable and historic capitals. Views which are best enjoyed with a glass of Prosecco and a romantic meal for two. So here’s where to head for some of the most unforgettable meals of your life, only helped by the knock-out views. Aroma Restaurant Why: With the coliseum practically within touching distance, Aroma has one of the most memorable views. The restaurant has just 28 tables and is the definition of intimate. It’s not just the view that’s incredible, the Michelin Star restaurant, […]

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Relive The Summer Of Love Island (In Fulham)

We’re not that sad to see the end of summer, the searing heat that kept us up into the small hours, made the tube unbearable and an un-airconditioned office a work environment something like being receptionist in Hades. But there’s one aspect of summer we are already missing terribly. Yes, it’s Love Island. The ITV2 hit reality show dominated our summer, our thoughts and certainly our office chat. So whether you’re pining for Jack and Dani or you’re longing for 10pm sunsets and the smell of suncream Fulham Beach Club has the ultimate party to send off the hottest summer […]

Experiences & Pop-Ups

The West End Will Play Host to a Secret Alfresco Cinema

When there’s a cinema showing in the West End, normally you either have to have a ticket, or you have to be on the red carpet, not for the next couple of days though, because there’s a new open-air cinema just two minutes from Piccadilly and anyone can go. For the 6th, 7th and 8th September, St James’s Market will be transformed into an open-air cinema complete with giant screen, a red carpet, proper cinema seats and of course a popcorn machine. The free event (yup, no need to get a ticket) will be showing the classic films, E.T, Singing […]

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There’s A Giant Ball Pool Filled Lido Coming To London

If there is one thing we can all agree on as Londoners, it’s that swimming the Thames is a bad idea, even if it is the cleanest river in a major city, no one wants to get sick (cast your mind back to David Walliams charity swim in 2011 and how ill he got). So, we have a better alternative, a Thameside ball filled lido, which not only is going to look excellent on your Instagram (because that’s what we all live for obviously) but also you have the chance to win a holiday. Brought to you by Virgin Holidays, […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

11 of the Cosiest Library Bars

Forget cosy, wood panelled pubs and trendy, cosmopolitan wine bars. This autumn, the place to curl up with a nice hot toddy is, believe it or not, the library. No longer the preserve of bookish geeks, pottering pensioners and panicky students, more and more of London’s prestigious hotels and bars are opening swanky, book-filled watering holes, allowing visitors to partake in some seriously scholarly drinking.

Reviews

A Month In The Shoes Of A Food Critic: All Of August’s Reviews

We sent out our one-man all-you-can-eat contest, Lottie (who is also our new features writer), to chew her way through London this month. Enjoy her musings on her munchings, as well as cameos by yours truly, Charlotte and Emily. Smoke & Salt What: Small space for Emily’s big appetite… Why: Chefs Aaron Webster and Remi Williams met working in The Shed and now they’re working in a shipping container. Editor Emily headed down to check out what the fuss is about and despite the whole thing existing in a space smaller than the average bedsit, the result sounds like a […]

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Openings & Launches

Ginspiration comes to Canary Wharf

Canary Wharf, a let-down in many ways, not least the fact that I’ve never seen a single canary there, even on the DLR. Perhaps they’ve got a cat problem. But finally there’s a reason for cheer in the in the land of drab skyscrapers, a sweetshop inspired gin terrace is coming. Plateau Restaurant, in Canada Place, have partnered with ginoisseurs Sipsmith to come up with a gin terrace guaranteed to bring a smile to the face of even the most hardened emerging markets trader. Located on the 4th floor, the terrace sees The Sipsmith Team infusing six unique gins, using their classic […]

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Hotels

Want to Live in a Mayfair Townhouse? Here’s How…

Living in a Mayfair townhouse is all very and well and good, but how many of us can actually afford it? Even those who don’t eat avocados probably aren’t going to be buying into the W1 postcode any time soon. And those of us who are blessed with being a millennial might as well accept defeat now. Except the Athenaeum is giving us a little bit of hope with the launch of their Townhouse Residences, it gives you all the luxuries of a hotel, the freedom and space of an Airbnb and it won’t set you back millions. Situated on […]

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Reviews

The Connaught Bar’s New Menu Proves it’s Still a World-Beater

A five star hotel’s bar is a good indication of the sort of establishment you’re in. Whatever the hotel, some crucial questions you should be asking… Have all these middle aged businessmen brought their daughters for drinks, or are they high-class escorts? Are those Saudi Princes oozing out of that gold plated Lamborghini about to ruin the atmosphere and bring in a drunken entourage of 50? And is that Premier League footballer about to be stung in a tabloid’s cocaine-and-hooker set up? But none of these are questions you need to ask at The Connaught. It’s above all that, the […]

Openings & Launches

Kahani, The Restaurant Set To Be The Talk Of Chelsea

Chelsea is set to get a new restaurant this month, Kahani, from chef Peter Joseph. Having been the executive chef at Tamarind for ten years where he helped the restaurant maintain its Michelin star, Peter is now venturing out on his own with his first solo venture and he’s secured a rather nice spot in Chelsea to start. Opening opposite Cadogan Hall, Kahani which means ‘story’ in Hindi will be inspired by Peter’s upbringing in Tamil Nadu, the southernmost state of India but will use seasonal and sustainable British ingredients as a nod to his other home. Bringing a sense […]

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