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Experiences & Pop-Ups

Mr Lyan Launches Secret Garden Supper Clubs

This supper club series might just have it all:  a secret location; alfresco dining and the award-winning Ryan Chetiywardana (Mr Lyan) and Douglas McMaster hosting. Hoxton restaurant, Cub is on the move this summer with three supper clubs all taking place in community gardens across London with the exact location only revealed the day before.  Don’t worry you will get to the see postcode before you buy tickets, otherwise what are the chances that you’ll be working in Chiswick and you’ll go for the one that is revealed to be in Haggerston…not that there is an event in Haggerston, or […]

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

The Best Summer Terraces in London

Ah the summer terrace, sibling to the rooftop, often under looked, but wrongly so. These terraces are inspired by admiralty, paradise, tequila and Frida Kahlo, all serving up summer cocktails and seasonal menus, perfect for sunny evenings and those with vertigo. Trishna What: Marylebone Terrace Why: Trishna’s summer terrace has launched in collaboration with Tanqueray Gin and the non-alcoholic botanical spirit Seedlip. The exclusive menu will include The Falooda Spritz inspired by the Indian dessert which mixes Tanqueray 10, rose, wild strawberry puree, prosecco and lemon sorbet. Or if you’re taking it easy then go for the Verandah Sour which […]

Seasonal & Celebrations

There’s a Month Long Food Festival Coming to Waterloo

Waterloo Food Month is upon us, and the theme this year is Flavours of the Waterloo World. This festival is one of the most eclectic food gatherings in London, with events ranging from World Cup screenings to live debates. There will be night markets, cake lock -ins (no you’re not dreaming), gin and jazz nights and even a grand Foodbank charity banquet throughout July. The food festival kicks off with a street party on 28th June with food from every part of the world. There will be live music, alcohol galore and a giant screen to allow football fans a […]

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Travel

10 Things To Do In Jakarta – From A Local

I’m Jakarta born-and-raised, so let me show you my city. I love Jakarta, the massive capital of Indonesia, its good and its bad, its beauties and its, ahem, less-than-classy points. For any tourist visiting South East Asia, this is a city that’s not to be overlooked; constantly moving (except, perhaps, the traffic!) give Jakarta a chance and you might just surprise yourself. Here’s my list of top things to do when you visit us… Immerse Yourself In History Jakarta has a long history of being colonised, most notably by the Dutch. The result is a rich history to explore and […]

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Puttshack
Openings & Launches

Bounce Team Opens Puttshack

Calling all mini golf fans, those looking for first date activities and those who get a bit geeky over technology; next week Puttshack, the world’s first super tech indoor mini-golf experience is launching in London. Brought to you by the ping pong masterminds, Bounce, and the global phenomenon Topgolf, it’ll be opening as part of Westfield London’s £600 million expansion – they’re going for the big one: Europe’s largest shopping centre. It’ll also add to the current rejuvenation of White City which is seeing the likes of Feast, Bluebird and rumours of Soho House all moving into the area. This […]

Reviews

The Mondrian’s Hidden Treasure: We Review Sea Containers

What: The Mondrian Hotel, Southbank, is quite the treasure trove and we sure got an opportunity to delve in during our visit. Sauntering in on a Tuesday evening, our first stop was the Dandelyan Botanical Suite, housed inside the hotel. We tried a mix of cocktails in the exquisite jungle looking room, one of which featured (and I kid you not) ingredients taken from black ants and zebra tarantulas. I wish I could say I despised the taste, but they were weirdly delicious. But, I digress, the point of our visit post creepy crawly cocktails, was to dine at Sea […]

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Things to do Outdoors

Seas the Day and Set Sail on London’s Best Boat Bars

What’s better than a bar? A bar that floats – that’s what. And oh buoy, do us Londoners like to be beside the seaside (or anchored up in a London borough, but you get the gist). So, with Summer upon us we’ve rounded up the best boat bars, to anchorage you to have a tipple or two in the sun, whilst riding the waves. What do you wrecken? We personally think it’s aboat time you have an explore. And before you ask, no I’m not the world’s worst speller, just reel nauti when it comes to boat puns. And don’t […]

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Health & Wellness

10 Evening Plans That Don’t Involve Alcohol

Only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midnight moon… Night is the new day and London is the best place to make the most of it. Here’s some suggestions for how to use your evenings to the max, and without even visiting a bar… Escape Rooms  Escape rooms are hard enough, let alone if you add alcohol into the mix, you need your brains sharp to work out the clues, not slightly tipsy with G&Ts. There are lots to choose from in London now, but we want to have a go at the Sherlock Holmes inspired escape room […]

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

Claridge’s Masterclass For Home Cooks

I’m not the best cook out there, but I can still survive on my cooking… I think. I doubt I’ll be hosting dinner parties any time soon. And when I’m too lazy to cook, I go to a restaurant. Relatable enough? Well if you’re interested in improving your cooking skills, so you don’t end up wasting money on restaurant dishes, why not learn to be able to make them at home? Following the success of Claridge’s cookbook, they are launching a series of masterclasses to teach home cooks that are eager to discover the secrets behind their menu. Guests will […]

What to do This Weekend

Next Stop The Weekend: 22nd – 24th June

Psst… guess what! It’s very nearly the weekend. Not only that, but the buzz around the office (and I’ve not checked any freely available weather channel, website or app, instead choosing blind belief) is that it’s going to be a scorcher. So what are you going to do with yourselves? Well, obviously you could go and watch the football (blah blah), or you could do something fun at any number of places on this list this weekend. Here’s some ideas… The Bloomsbury What: Ola Bloomsbury! Why: The Bloosbury’s Club Bar will spend this summer dressed up as a tiki-inspired Palm […]

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