All Boxsetted Out? These Suggestions Will Get You Through

Apparently the average Brit spends (and I can’t believe this) around 28 hours per week watching telly. Given Love Island only takes up around eight hours, that still gives us around 20 hours to spend on our boxsets. So we’ve been hitting the streaming services this month and here’s what we’ve been watching… I’ll go first, and I’ve been supplementing my Love Island addiction with a pretty mixed bag, with a bit of true crime (usually Emily’s forté) as well as some old school politics fun. The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story I went to watch Cuba […]

Experiences & Pop-Ups

London to be host to the Biggest Singles’ Event in England

Remember the last singles’ event you went to? The awkward silences, the dull small talk and the feeling that you back at a school party standing at the edge of the room? It’s enough to make you want to give up and live the solo life for life. Or are you fed up of going to the park and seeing a load of smug (albeit sweaty in this weather) couples? Of course, if you were to go Inner Circle’s Summer Polo Festival it wouldn’t be like that at all… Now in its fourth year, the event which is hosted by […]

Things to do With Kids

Off With Their Heads: Take Your Kids To One Of These Castles This Summer

An Englishman’s home may be his castle, but you don’t need to travel too far to find some Englishmen for who this is literally true! And the great thing about Britain is that there are no shortage of examples to visit, ideal for any little apprentice knights or princesses you might have in tow. From hauntings to adventures, return to ages past as you explore these monuments, enjoy their grounds and shop in their giftshops. Here are a few to visit this summer. Dover Castle, Dover What: The Key to England Why: Go big or go home clearly applies at […]

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Openings & Launches

Tish Opens: A Celebration of Feasting, Food and Family

David S Levin has always dreamed of opening his own restaurant, over the years he has perfected his skills cooking for family and friends and now the time has come for him to open the doors to Tish, a contemporary kosher restaurant and bar serving up Jewish heritage family favourites. Opening in Belsize Park, the restaurant will be serving up a dairy-free menu of both classic and modern dishes. Heading up the kitchen will be John Ellison, formerly Head Chef of Bob Bob Ricard. He’ll be starting the day with a menu of Challah French toast with pear compote and […]

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7 Places to Catch the Show of the Summer: The Love Island Final

This summer we’ve been united by the World Cup, our heatwave chat and most importantly of all, Love Island. But like all good things, it must come to an end, except this heatwave, that seems to be eternal now. It’s time to say goodbye to Old Laura, New Laura, Old Jack, New Jack, Alex, Alex and the rest of the gang and more than likely congratulate Jani on winning. Here are the five places to catch the final: Street Pizza What: Got a Text! Why: Got a textttt! And it says you’re invited to the Love Island party at Street […]

Things to do Outdoors

The Festival That’s Like No Other Festival

Festivals are all the same, right? Mud, overflowing Portaloos and someone setting your tent on fire at two in the morning… Actually no, there’s a different way of doing things. Camp Wildfire does not fit the mould. It might not fit any mould; expect freefall stunt jumping, giant catapult-building, hovercraft racing mixed with woodland apothecary and a morning yoga-rave and you’re only starting to scratch the surface. The Kent extravaganza has been likened to the sort of festival Wes Anderson would concoct, and it sounds like the quirky film director would have even his work cut out to devise Camp […]

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Rooftops and Terraces

Open-Air Films at Camden’s Rooftop Cinema

Calling all British cinema fans! Also calling all rooftop garden fans! Fest Camden Roof Gardens is opening a brand new rooftop cinema to celebrate this stellar summer. The new spot is crammed with hanging plants, lush greenery, a pergola, tropical ambience and seating galore, so no one will have a bad view of the huge screen. With the very best of British film set to play- think Human Traffic, Austin Powers, Snatch, Four Lions and so many more- this experience is a must-attend. A range of food and drink options are available and delivered straight to your seat, so you […]

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

Get Down at the Peru Independence Day Fiesta

This weekend head to East London’s Ceviche Old St for a night of mucho, mucho fun. The award-winning restaurant/music venue/art gallery is having a huge fiesta to celebrate Peru’s Independence Day, so get ready. Food will be an eclectic blend of flavours from the country’s coast, mountains and capital city of Lima, and you can feast as you jam out to a rotating line-up of live DJs. The meal will include Ceviche favourites like Nikkei ceviche and Anticucho beef skewers in a Panca chilli marinade, Lomo Saltado, seafood stew and so much more. Peruvian street food classics like tamal steamed […]

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Health & Wellness

The Cafe Where You Pay in Kindness

If you think there’s no such thing as a free lunch, well think again, because kindness will soon become the currency for scrumptious snacking. Vegans and vegetarians, might have come across Gosh! in most major supermarkets but this time it’s making an entrance to the London food scene. Gosh! is founded on the philosophy that we should be kind to our bodies, so why not extend that very same message to everyone’s way of life? They are opening a pop-up café that will provide a free snack pot from 11am-3pm, serving Sweetcorn & Quinoa bites, Sweet Potato Pakora and other tasty morsels […]

Health & Wellness

Paradise Now: There’s a Wellness Playground Coming to London

Health nut who just wants to act like a kid again? Say hello to Paradise Now, London’s very first ‘wellbeing playground.’ The multi-sensory experience is totally free in Grosvenor’s Eccleston Yards, featuring an urban outdoor spa to take guests on a journey towards post-summer detoxification by using the newest scientifically-proven wellness tricks. Created by visionaries Bompas & Parr, the installation includes things like a huge pink mist waterfall with extracts of raspberry leaf, aloe vera, chamomile and citrus and immersive meditation zone filled with aromatherapy scented pebbles coloured in Baker-Miller pink (a shade proven to reduce anxiety). Other highlights include a […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Drink Up: It’s National Tequila Day

Tequila, that sweet sweet nectar of the agave plant has got its own national day on 24th July. I’m not sure how they dole out the national days, or why a drink made in Mexico from a plant that doesn’t grow here gets its own national day, but either way let’s just grab a bottle of Patrón and get down to business. Here’s a bunch of places doing National Tequila Day stuff in London… Bar Salsa What: BYOL (Lime) Why: I predict a run on limes (Kaiser Chiefs’ less successful B-side) at the Temple Tescos this afternoon, as Bar Salsa are […]

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13 Hottest Concerts Coming to London

The music scene in London is one of the liveliest in the world, and this coming year is going to see several major acts. With some of the biggest artists embarking on European tours, Londoners have no shortage of options when it comes to concert-going. We give you the largest acts gracing our lovely city in the coming months. From pop to rock to indie, the choices are overwhelming, so regardless of your favorite genre, there is something out there for you to enjoy. Hammersmith Apollo What: The Black Eyed Peas Why: The Black Eyed Peas are coming to London […]

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