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Assembly London: Covent Garden’s Latest Hotel

Stay at the brand new Assembly London and follow their mantra to ‘Get Up and Go.’ Assembly is located in the heart of the West End, between Soho and Covent Garden, so guests have no choice but immerse themselves fully in the city. Concierge is equipped to help people feel like true locals, instructing them where all the secret spots for Londoners are located. Rooms are modern and sleek, only offering what modern hotel guests really want and need. Come and enjoy luxe beds and showers, sound proofing, air conditioning (necessary in this heat wave!) and incredibly fast WiFi. No […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

10 London Pubs with Fine Dining

Us Londoners love a good ol’ gastropub, fact. Which is why we’re lucky our capital is awash with them, providing a dose of Victorian buildings, coveted Yorkshire puds and the odd cocker spaniel lying by the front door. Suckers for tradition, and fine dining of course, we’ve been on a mission to scout out the best of a very good bunch, to show you that you don’t always have to ravish at The Ritz to get a good supper. So, whether it’s sausages and mash tickling your fancy or a good old crème brûlée, these pit-stop pubs have got it […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The Ultimate Fried Chicken Championship Returns

London’s fried chicken game is strong. It’s clucking strong and it is only growing, which is why last year KERB set about celebrating the very best chicken traders with the Bucket List. The ultimate chicken-off between street traders and fried chicken purveyors, all competing to be the boss of the birds (rather like Love Island) and it’s set to return next week. Across the two days, eight of the best fried-chicken creators from KERB and guests will battle it out to be named the KERB Colonel and to win the golden cock. Those taking on the challenge are: Mother Flipper, […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The World Cup? It’s All About The Croquetas Challenge

Forget the World Cup, Love Island cool your heels. Wimbledon, is that even happening? There’s only one competition and we’re going to spend the next month or so prepping ourselves. Yes, it’s the 2018 Croquetas Challenge. Let the games begin! So the event, which will be hosted by Spanish and Italian tapas specialists Ember Yard, invites some of the nation’s best croqueta makers to submit their delicious creations as they vie for the croqueta crown. And the competition isn’t half impressive. Competitors currently lined up for the extravaganza currently include Rovi, Scully, Farang, Breddos Tacos, Eneko, Salt Yard, Opera Tavern, Aqua Nueva, Carousel, Blanchette, Brindisa, […]

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Openings & Launches

Burger & Lobster’s New Place In Fulham

Fulham’s Little Blue Door has only been with us for a matter of weeks, and yet it’s won the cooing appreciation of locals and visitors alike. And the achingly cool club, designed to evoke a funky house party, just got even better, announcing a collab with Burger & Lobster. What restauranteurs Burger & Lobster don’t know about burgers, or, indeed, lobsters, could be written on the back of a postage stamp sized burger (or, indeed lobster) and with nine restaurants mainly across the West End they’ve really had no shortage of chance to hone their expertise. So bringing it to […]

Travel

The Ultimate Outdoorsy Holiday Destination: Flims

What: If I said Laax to you, you might well think of the popular skiing destination in Switzerland but what happens come summer when there isn’t a snowflake in sight? Well, during the warmer months Laax becomes Flims, a much more approachable terrain by foot, perfect for hiking, biking, swimming, camping and so much more – it’s basically the dream location for outdoorsy types. Hiking You are surrounded by mountains and nature in Flims and therefore a multitude of options on where to hike, the local buses stop at the start of hiking routes as well as chair lifts which […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Have a Piña Colada or Two at London’s Best Beach Bars

Who needs a holiday when you’ve got beach bars galore across the city? Especially with this Caribbean-style weather we seem to be having *I’ve probably jinxed it now haven’t I?* Whilst we can’t promise you Daniel Craig style candids emerging from turquoise waters by sandy beaches, we can promise a bunch of cocktails, music for a mamba and atmosphere a plenty. Here’s a look at some of London’s “pretend-you’re-on-a-beach” bars.

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Openings & Launches

The Wine Bar That’s Going To Shake Up Dalston

More wine, Darling? How about a cocktail, Darling? Or a selection of modern European dishes, Darling? There’s a new wine bar in down and it’s called Darling, darling. Darling is the inspiration of Charlotte Wilde, founder of Sager + Wilde and this is her first solo project, a wine bar and neighbourhood kitchen on Dalston’s Kingsland Road. The surroundings promise to be spectacular, dominated by a glass rotunda with  sea-coloured tiles and marble tables decking out this grade-II listed former pie and mash shop that dates back to 1910. Equally spectacular should be the wine list, which has been carefully curated by […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

The Bethnal Green Toilet That’s Now A Beachfront Bar

London’s first chiringuito is coming to Bethnal Green! ‘What’s a chiringuito?’ I hear you ask… It’s an all-day beachfront bar and restaurant serving tapas, snacks and refreshing drinks! ‘Wait, there’s no beachfront in Bethnal Green!’ I hear you scoff… and, well, good point. Okay, so I’ve looked into that for you and when we said beachfront we meant ‘beach’ in the very broadest of terms, where public toilet and beach are synonymous (in Blackpool this would venn a little better). What it is is: East-Londoner, Alex Dehayen has bought some old public bogs and decided to make a trendy bar out of […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Here’s Why You Should Head To Min Jiang Right Now

According to Google ‘shēngrì kuàilè’ is ‘happy birthday’ in Chinese. Assuming Google’s not mugging me off in the same way I told my little brother that ‘voulez vous coucher avec moi’ was the proper way to order a glass of milk, then a big shēngrì kuàilè to Min Jiang, who turn ten this month. The hit restaurant at the top of the Royal Garden Hotel has not only passed the test of time but has redefined Chinese fine dining in London. Founded in 2008, the restaurant has won a slew of awards thanks to Head Chef Han alongside his Master Dim […]

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