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Ready, Set, Golf: Swingers 2018 Crazy Golf Tournament

U.S. Open, PGA Tour, PGA Championships, Masters Tournament, Ryder Cup and now… Swingers Open! That’s right, the time has come to get golf clubs at the ready for the Swingers Open 2018. Swingers City and Swingers West End have “putt” a smile on our faces, if you will, by coming together to forge this fabulous event that will see a crazy golf tournament on the go. The tournament will be held across two locations, Swingers City and newly opened Swingers West End, and those who aren’t under par will progress to the semi’s! Yep, it’s serious stuff this crazy golf business. […]

Travel

Shakespeare, Architecture and Opera: 10 Reasons to Visit Verona

Verona might be best known as the setting of Romeo & Juliet, but there is so much more to the city. From its Roman architecture to it’s 5 star hotels and romantic opera festival here are ten reasons to visit Verona.   Due Torri Hotel When it comes to choosing somewhere to stay, it has to be the five-star Due Torri Hotel. Sitting in the historic centre making it perfect for sight seeing, the hotel marries luxury, modern touches and authentic period furniture. If you’re going to go all out, then go for the new and exclusive Presidential Suite Sant […]

Awesome Afternoon Teas

Experience The Golden Age of Steam with this Incredible Afternoon Tea

The golden age of steam travel, from Roberta waving her scarlet pants in Railway Children to everyone lining up to stab Ratchett in Murder On The Orient Express, it’s imprinted of our collective national psyche. That and tea, a British obsession since, like, forever. So the savvy people over at luxury train company Belmond British Pullman have only gone and put together a luxury afternoon tea. The tea, to celebrate August’s Afternoon Tea Week, will involve a round-trip aboard the Belmond British Pullman as it chuffs its way through the British countryside for a three hour adventure that will see each couple dining at […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

The TERRAZZA MARTINI We’re Excited About

MARTINI is bringing a certain ‘gioia di vivere’ not to Milan, but to London with its Terrazza in Covent Garden Piazza. The snug spot is ideal for a lazy catch up with friends or for a date-night drink, with cosy lounging areas and mood-setting festoon light. MARTINI will be available in its truck loads, with guests able to enjoy the latest serve of the tipple the Riserva and tonic. The aim? To bring you busy London bees a bit of respite before the 9am e-mail onslaught. To add to the super cool nature of this whole affair, guests can book a Vespa […]

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Cure Your Ale-ments at London’s Craft Beer Festival

It would be un-beer-able to know this here festival was happening and you weren’t attending this craft(y) little beer event. We say little, but actually it looks like London Craft Beer Festival has got it all going on, with 65 breweries from across our beer-filled globe getting in on the action. Tobacco Dock will be the place to be, come the first weekend of August as beer favourites bring their latest creations for your perusing pleasure. Just some of the brewers showcasing their goods include Brewdog, Affinity Brew Co, Gypsy Hill, Howling Hops, Kinnegar and Weird Beard. As all good […]

Things to do Outdoors

Messing About In Boats: Things to do on the Thames

The Thames, the lady of London, quietly winding through each of our lives, dividing and defining the capital. But more than a landmark, the river is also a great source of things to do, from paddleboarding to comedy. Here are some ideas… The Ivy Tower Bridge What: A Need For Speed Why: What’s the best way to enjoy the Thames? Hurtling across it of course. The Ivy Tower Bridge has partnered with London’s first ever speedboat tour operator, Thames Rockets, to create an exclusive package. Thrill-seekers will be able to take an exhilarating tour along the River Thames followed by […]

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Awesome Afternoon Teas

The Sweetest Afternoon Tea at The Chesterfield

We’re assuming if you’re indulging in an afternoon tea that you already have a bit of a sweet tooth in the first place? How about then, an Original Sweet Shop Afternoon Tea at The Chesterfield, Mayfair? In true stripy red and white sweet shop style, the afternoon tea will feature homemade sandwiches, freshly baked home-made chocolate chip and fruit scones, and (the icing on the cake) pastries and cupcakes in the form of coca-cola slices and liquorice allsorts lemon cheesecake. As a child little beats that trip to the sweet shop to fill up a white paper bag with the odd […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Flora, Fauna and Phileas Fogg: House of Botanicals Opens in Fitzrovia

The fictional home of the old globe-trotter (lucky devil), the Mr Fogg’s brand is a miscellaneous mad, paraphernalia hanging from the ceiling force to be reckoned with. Now, there’s a new eccentric location in town, to add to the wholesome list, which includes Mr Fogg’s Residence, Mr Fogg’s Gin Parlour and Mr Fogg’s Tavern. Introducing Mr Fogg’s House of Botanicals in Fitzrovia, a mish mash of plants and herbs and spices thrown together for guests to enjoy in sensory journey form. Yep, that’s right, much like old Phileas himself, you’ll be perusing the plant landscape, having a sniff and a […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

The Best Bars in London Come Together For a 2 Day Festival

It’s that age-old problem, you want to go to a bar south of the river, your friend wants to go out in central and the other just wants to zig zag around Zone 2. However, there is a solution and it’s not pulling straws to decide. Cocktails in the City is returning this summer, two days, 25 bars and a whole lot of cocktails. Taking place in the Bedford Square Gardens on the 3rd and 4th August, the two-day festival will see the 25 bars, team up with premium brands such as Mount Gay Black Barrel, Chandon Brut NV Argentina […]

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Enjoy Aperitivos on The Charlotte Street Hotel Terrace

Celebrate European café culture at Charlotte Street Hotel this summer with their Aperitivo Terrace. The hotel is partnering up with Regal Rogue Vermouth to transform their Oscar Bar terrace into an Italian getaway. Enjoy the classic low-alcohol apertitif while basking in the lovely London summer sun. The minds behind the new terrace experience have created a menu of vermouth-led cocktails and light bites to give day drinkers a treat without getting them obliterated. Eoin Kenny, Firmdale’s Group Mixologist, has dreamed up aperitif-twists on classic drinks, as well as vermouth-led takes on the standard gin and tonic. Options include the citrus […]

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Statues, Silk and Sartoria: 10 Reasons to Visit Florence

Florence, the capital city of the Tuscany region and once the whole of Italy, is known for its art, architecture and silk. Visit the Uffizi Gallery to see work by Leonardo da Vinci, check out the Gucci Garden, head to the cathedral and explore the daily markets. Here are ten reasons to visit Florence.   Ponte Vecchio The iconic medieval bridge crossing the Arno has survived bombing (it was the only one of Florence’s six bridges to not be destroyed on the 4th August 1944) and floods. Well slight white lie, the original bridge was swept away in 1333, but […]

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What to do This Weekend

The Weekend Cometh, So Here’s How to Spend It: 13th – 15th July

The weekend kicks off with a Friday 13th, so that’s good. Assuming we all survive that, then we’ve two whole days to recover from losing the World Cup ahead of us. Given the temperatures are rumoured to be hitting 29 degrees, that shouldn’t be too difficult. Here’s some ideas… The Orrery Regent’s Park (0.4 miles) Why: In case France wasn’t going to be dominating the headlines enough this weekend, don’t forget it’s Bastille Day this Saturday. So French restaurant Orrery in Marylebone will be laying on a one-off dinner on their terrace. The meal will draw influences from across L’hexagone, […]

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