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What to do This Weekend

What To Do This Weekend: 18th – 20th May

The sun’s out again (there was a moment when it looked like winter was coming back) and so we are too! Here’s some ideas of what you can be getting up to this weekend. Oh, in case you’re looking for royal wedding stuff, here is a list of wedding related fun and here’s where you can watch the fun from.

Things to do Outdoors

Summer in Full Bloom at the Hoxton Flower Festival

As winter steps aside to allow us a much-needed dose of Vitamin D, the power of the flower presents itself. Introducing the Hoxton Flower Festival. Springing up on the 22nd of May, the first day of the Chelsea Flower Show, the day will allow the green-fingered amongst you to pick up the pruners and shears and explore a wonderland of workshops. If planting bulbs in science class is the furthest your “green-fingeredness” has ever stretched, now is your chance to, quite literally, dig in. The days’ highlights will include five sessions, inclusive of conical flask terrarium sessions with London Terrariums, […]

Things to do Outdoors

The Sound of September: The Return of ONBlackHeath Festival

One for those not quite ready to take off the welly boots and bring the lighters out of the air… ONBlackheath is London’s end-of-summer September party, and what better excuse to squeeze in an extra shindig than Squeeze, the British rock band themselves, headlining on the Saturday. For those whose Glastobury 2016 consisted of gawping at the TV set, ONBlackheath now provides the opportunity to watch the iconic Squeeze up-close and personal. The two-day music and food bash will feature a line-up as eye-catching and eclectic as Squeeze’s album covers, with platinum-selling artist Paloma Faith taking centre-stage on the Sunday. […]

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Following the success of their annual, sell-out summer event, FriendsFest, Comedy Central UK is returning, in partnership with The Luna Cinema, to launch FriendsFestive, an event celebrating all the best seasonal moments from the world’s favourite TV show, Friends.

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Reviews

We Review: Flemings Mayfair

What? One of the last remaining privately owned hotels in London and the hotel thought to be the inspiration for Agatha Christie’s novel At Betram’s Hotel, Flemings Mayfair is also home to restaurant, Ormer Mayfair by Shaun Rankin and the Manetta’s bar. New? Nope, Flemings is actually one of London’s oldest established hotels having opened in 1851 with parts of the building (it’s made up of thirteen Georgian townhouses) dating back to 1731, so no, it isn’t new. That said it has had a recent multi-million-pound refurbishment, which not only gave the hotel a new lease of life, but also […]

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Openings & Launches

Japan House Arrives in Kensington

For those prone to thinking solely of the martial arts, Hello Kitty or sushi when Japan comes to mind, get ready for your horizons to be considerably widened. Bringing a dose of Japan to the capital, Japan House is set to open next month as the first of its kind in Europe, following other sites in San Paulo and Los Angeles. So, what can we find inside? Well, lovers of all things Japanese, how do three entire floors dedicated to the culture sound? Possessing all things synonymous with the country, the house will feature a temporary exhibition gallery, events space, […]

Openings & Launches

Seafood Restaurant ‘Bucket’ Anchors up in Westbourne Grove

As the all too familiar saying goes “there are plenty more fish in the sea”, a motto new seafood restaurant, Bucket, seem oh so familiar with. Washing up in Westbourne Grove this May, the seafood haven promises dishes by the bucket load, coupled with an inside attitude as laid-back and breezy as Otis Redding must have felt, Sittin’ On the Dock of the Bay. With sustainability at the helm, husband and wife team Georgie Godik Hayward and Adam Hayward prove the sea is for sharing with this new venture, mixing the classics with seasonal specials. So, what can we expect […]

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Best Brunches

Hip Hop LDN Introduce Disco Brunch

If you’re a fan of seeing the words booze and brunch in the same sentence then rest assured and read on… Disco Brunch is boogying into our lives for a series of secret disco brunches next month, from the team behind its popular party-predecessors Hip-Hop, 90s and Garage brunch. Kicking off, boozy ‘brunchers’ will be greeted by two of the finer things in life: bottomless cocktails and a Diana Ross tribute, sure to cause a chain reaction of excitement. The two-course brunch menu will offer avocado on crostini or a chicken dish, followed by syrup-drizzled pancake stacks to end things […]

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

Catch This Three Michelin Star Chef As He Visits London

It’s not often that you get to taste the creations of a three Michelin star chef, and even if you’re lucky enough to be a regular in the three London restaurants to have achieved this accolade then surely the chance to sup at the table of Thomas Bühner from Germany’s ‘La Vie’ is a chance to jump at? Thankfully you won’t have to traipse to Osnabrück, but just to Greenwich and the InterContinental London – The O2 where he has teamed up with the very talented Tomas Lidakevicius, Head Chef at Peninsula Restaurant for a collaboration spanning three days only. The menu sounds suitably incredible, […]

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Openings & Launches

Feya: Coming to an Instagram Feed Near You

If you’re looking for the latest Instagram hangout then we’ve heard it’s going to be new café Feya. Opening in St Christopher’s Place, they’ll have everything you need for that Instashot: marble textures, a white cherry blossom tree, brass finishes floral and pastel interiors and superfood lattes in all the colours as they are serving beetroot, blue algae, matcha and turmeric lattes. To eat, there’ll be our favourite avocado on toast, smoothie bowls, vegan dishes and pastries, cakes and tarts. Except these aren’t going to be your average dishes, here they really will look just as good as they taste. […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The London Restaurant Partying Like it’s 1993

Back in 1993 Haymarket was bought to a standstill as 10,000 fans packed the streets to see over 100 film stars partying in London, but it wasn’t for a premier or awards ceremony. It was for the opening of Planet Hollywood and it’s famed for being one of the biggest celebrity launches ever seen, with the likes of Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Demi Moore and Arnold Schwarzenegger partying the night away. Since then they have been serving up a little bit of Hollywood for 25 years and to celebrate reaching such a milestone they will be offering highlights from their […]

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Reviews

We Review: Simpson’s in the Strand

What? A landmark restaurant on an iconic road. Open for 190 years. Synonymous with Churchill. Restaurants don’t get much more traditional than Simpson’s in the Strand. Or is it so set in its ways? Like an old aunt suddenly getting a face lift, last year it was given a new lease of life, with a refurbishment and updated menu. So, we headed over to see what had kept the restaurant going for so long and how it is faring its second wind. New? In a city where restaurants open and close faster than the doors on the tube, it often […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

London Wine Week is Back

There are so many ‘national’ days now that we take most of them with a pinch of cynicism, sorry but we’re not going to celebrate national pear day, one that we are ready to celebrate isn’t just a day, but a whole week and it starts on Monday: London Wine Week. Over 125 of the best wine bars and restaurants across the city will be serving over 500 different wines as part of tasting flights and ‘Sip & Snack’ food pairings as part of the seven -day adventure. There’ll be a new Hub in the garden of Flat Iron Square […]

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