Experiences & Pop-Ups

The Iconic Beauty Brand Launching Its 1st Pop Up

This month will see the opening of La Mer, the first ever pop up from the iconic skincare brand. The celebrated brand began its journey under unfortunate circumstances, Dr. Max Huber suffered burns in an experiment that wrong. Determined to help himself, he looked to the power of the sea and natural ingredients to create a product that would the appearance of his skin. 6,000 experiments and 12 years later and Crème de la Mer was born. Taking up residency at 13 Soho Square, the pop up will give you the chance to book 30 minute Miracle Broth facials; have […]

Best Brunches

New Bottomless French Brunch

The Bank Holiday might be over, but we have two things to cheer you up: 1) there is another Bank Holiday in a month and 2) Le Pont de la Tour has recently appointed a new Head Chef, Julien Imbert and his unveiling a new brunch and who doesn’t love a new brunch? The French inspired menu will include black truffled scrambled eggs with fresh truffles on freshly baked brioche topped with comté and chives; Croque Madame with Mornay sauce, ham cured in-house, Emmental cheese with a sunny side up fried egg and Pain Perdu. Based on his grandmother’s recipe, […]

Openings & Launches

Make Room For Tapas At The Tapas Room

If there’s one thing we’ve always got room for it’s tapas. So with this in mind, The Tapas Room was pretty perfect. But is there room for two Tapas Rooms? Deptford Market Yard think so. The Tapas Room opened last May down in Tooting’s Broadway Market, brought to us by the owners of Pop Brixton’s Donostia Social Club. In an incredibly short time it’s become a mainstay of Tooting Broadway Market’s thriving food scene and so, building on that success, they’ve decided to open a second restaurant, this time in Deptford Market Yard. The Tapas Room combines a mind-bogglingly wide […]

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

The Monster 300m Inflatable Course Coming to London

It would appear that going to a child’s birthday party and taking over the bouncy castle for yourself is not acceptable. Well this summer little Freddie, you can keep your castle, because we’ll be heading to a better palace where we’ll find a better inflatable. Go cry into your Peppa Pig birthday cake. The Monster will dare you to let your inner child loose as you race your way round a 300 metre course with 42 new obstacles including at 18m Mega Slide, the Tunnel of Love and The Bouncy Cage of Doom. Once you’ve conquered The Monster you’ll be […]

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

A Feast Of Food And Feminism

Fine dining evokes crisp table cloths, perfectly presented food in grand surroundings. The chance to forget, or just ignore, the various inequalities that both make the meal possible and silently undermine it. Not at An Evening Of Meat. It’s only appropriate that in what’s been dubbed the Year Of The Woman, we confront the struggle of womankind. And at An Evening Of Meat diners will attempt to do just that as American director Kate March brings her all-female creative collective to The Vaults for an immersive dining experience aiming to be as important as it is innovative and unusual. Diners at […]

Openings & Launches

Vijay’s Lounge: Fitzrovia’s New Speakeasy Bar

Those who have been to Indian restaurant Lokhandwala, will know that it is based on Victorian aristocrat Lady Charlotte, the spurned lover of Vijay Kapur, an insalubrious cad from Bombay. Well now it’s Vijay’s turn to have somewhere dedicated to him as Vijay’s Lounge opens today, a speak easy bar, above the restaurant. A secretive bar where he could run his empire and no doubt hide from Lady Charlotte. Just like Vijay, the bar will be rich, moody and opulent with an impressively stocked bar, striking bronze chandeliers, oil paintings and a silver elephant; come the summer, you’ll be able […]

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Seasonal & Celebrations

6 of the Most Decadent Easter Treats

Coming at the end of Lent, Easter is a time of indulgence (whether we stuck to no chocolate or not) and as ever London has stepped up to the mark with some truly outlandish Easter creations – deep fried Crème egg anyone?

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Openings & Launches

Tom Oldroyd to Open New Hackney Restaurant

You’d be forgiven for thinking that Tom Oldroyd’s new restaurant, The Duke of Richmond was set to open in South West London. However, you’d be wrong, it will actually open in Hackney. Having originally opened in 1841, Tom will be restoring the site to its former glory in time for alfresco drinking this summer (it’ll feature a terrace with space for twenty). Divided into a dining room and a pub, the spaces will have their own menus, but they’ll both see seasonal British produce given a strong French accent. In the dining room you’ll find lamb sweetbread and asparagus vol […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

The New Underground Bar That Just Arrived In Spitalfields

What’s the most natural name for your second bar? For Max and Noel Venning, the brothers behind hit bar Three Sheets in Dalston, the answer is Bar Three. Bar Three sits beneath bar and restaurant Blixen and within its dark, sultry, subterranean corners you can experience a selection of cocktails categorised by flavour, rather than spirit. As you sip under the bare brick arches of the original cellar, choose from light, medium or full-bodied (in keeping with the three theme) cocktails. And the Venning Brothers have brought all their signature ‘no-fuss’ style to Bar Three, so expect excellent flavours and […]

Experiences & Pop-Ups

It’s Californian Food, Dude

Duuuude! Get the full California experience without buying medical marijuana, waxing your surfboard or even having to leave London. Just head to Pocho at Street Feast’s Giant Robot and Dinerama. The guys who brought us Breddos Tacos have come up with another hit, the California inspired Pocho. Experience the tastes and spirit of LA in Canary Wharf with Pocho’s line-up of tacos, sliders and tostadas. Expect four tacos, beef brisket Barcacoa, Californian fried chicken, confit pork belly and smoked caulifower. There’s also the tostada, with spicy hamachi ceviche with daikon coleslaw, avocado and peanut or beetroot poké with miso, meyer […]

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