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Rooftop Yoga Classes this Summer

Yogis rejoice! London has no shortage of classes for you, but the summer sunshine allows for a new twist on your usual Vinyasa: rooftop classes. There is nothing like stretching it out under the rare London sun, so don’t miss your chance. With so many options of locations, a variety of classes and breathtaking views, there is no reason not to take advantage of the season and take your practice to the skies. John Lewis Oxford Street What: Oxford Street Yin Yang Yoga Why: Sunrise Sessions at The Summer of Sound on the Roof are on at John Lewis this […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

British Food Tour Supper Nights at Blueprint Café

Sample the best produce Britain has to offer at Blueprint Café. The newly refurbished spot is offering a 4-part dinner series to showcase homegrown food and alcohol, giving guest a chance to see all UK cuisine can be. The food comes after chef Mini Patel invited local brewers, winemakers, distillers and fishmongers to show off their finest products, and the result is a Thursday night supper each week to take diners around the country with each bite. The next dinner will center around the wines of South Downs. Nyetimber’s Steffan Griffiths will be bringing the choicest bottles to pair up […]

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 […]

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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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Reviews

We Review: Kaspar’s, The Iconic London Restaurant

What: Kaspar’s At The Savoy, the restaurant synonymous with a cat that stops tables of thirteen having bad luck (by being their fourteenth guest), has launched a new menu. And rather than taking the easy route and saying it is a new seasonal menu they are basing their new menu around the notion of it being ‘not bound by the seasons but inspired by them’ which seems to me rather like they are having their (seasonal) cake and eating it. New: As everyone knows, The Savoy is a stalwart of London society in an ever-changing city. Opening its doors in […]

Openings & Launches

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 […]

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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 […]

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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.

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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Welcome To The Jungle: Rainforest Chic Hits Kensington

After a dicey football moment with Colombia that nearly saw England knocked out of the world cup last night, South America is back on our Christmas card list. Which is good because it’s just in time for Zuaya, a Latin American opening on Kensington High Street. And what’s more, the Amazonian restaurant are offering 50% off, so it’s win, win and win! (unlike England, who will undoubtedly crash out at some point soon). Founded by Spanish twins Alberto and Arian Zandi, the restaurant will bring Latin American dishes to West London thanks to their not-so-secret weapon, Head Chef Francisco Lafee. Lafee has experience […]

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Openings & Launches

The Riverside Restaurant That’s Going To Spice Up Kingston

Sleepy Kingston on Thames could probably do with a little spicing up, right? Well now it will, as Indian restaurant Chakra opens its second restaurant, right in the centre of Kingston. Kensington has been good to Chakra, the Indian restaurant has built up a loyal following and the food is some of the best Indian cuisine in London, so the perfect time for a second version. And with Kingston prime for the taking, they’ve brought things to the river. Bringing with them a team of Indian chefs at the extensive lunch and evening menus will include some of Chakra’s most popular dishes […]

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