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Kayak Up The Thames With Talisker Whisky

What’s brown, liquidy and smells? Yes, Talisker Whisky, but also The Thames. So what a perfect collaboration that the two have paired up for a kayak extravaganza, along with Secret Adventures? Secret Adventures offer the ultimate in off-grid adventure, and now they’re encouraging us to get up-close-and-personal with the river we spend our lives walking alongside, over and under. Despite being a central feature of the city that houses over eight million of us, so few of us will have had any real interaction with the iconic body of water (unless you’re one of these people who commutes on that […]

Reviews

We Review: W New York Times Square

What? New York, The Big Apple, the city that never sleeps. It’s my favourite city (after London of course, my loyalty runs deep) and on my last visit, I wanted to go all out, I wanted to go big, I wanted to stay right in the heart of the city: Times Square. So, I headed to W New York – Times Square, a minute from Times Square? Check. Two seconds from a Starbucks? You betcha. 99 cent pizza so close you can smell it? Yep. It had everything I needed for my all-American stay. New? Nope, it’s been open since […]

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Churchill At Sea: The Nautical Themed Terrace

When we think of Winston Churchill it’s generally the dashing young cavalry officer, or else the wartime hero in his RAF uniform but did you know that he was in charge of the Royal Navy? As First Lord of the Admiralty from 1911 to 1915 he great man spent months aboard HMS Enchantress, a yacht that steamed him around the British Isles and Mediterranean to visit warships, naval bases and partake in a little pre-war tourism. And it’s this period that The Churchill Bar & Terrace are celebrating with the launch of their new nautical terrace. Inspired by Churchill’s travels on Enchantress […]

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Open until 22nd November 2019

Thanksgiving is a time for giving thanks, and for those who will not get the chance to return home to USA for 28th November and celebrate with family and friends, Gillray’s Steakhouse has prepared a special Thanksgiving offering for you to enjoy in London.

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

Create The Perfect Floral Centrepiece At This Masterclass

If, like me, your knowledge of flower arranging doesn’t go much further than making a daisy chain, then this might be the masterclass for you. Front Row, the Notting Hill florist, are hosting their second masterclass to create a Spring centerpiece in a selection of 2 colours. The small classes are held once a quarter and are really bijou, just eight pupils, meaning that you get the full experience and, hopefully, leave able to create something truly spectacular. What’s more, there’s drinks and canapés and goodie bags too! Front Row is the brainchild of Chinese fashion entrepreneur Wei Yue and creates some […]

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Openings & Launches

10 Top Restaurants and Bars That Opened in April 2018

It took four months, but in April we saw the first bit of sun, we also saw the opening of sky bars, new hotels, Burmese restaurants and the revival of pubs. Here are ten of the best openings from last month…

Health & Wellness

London’s First Clean Air Bar

Take a deep breath… hold it in…and now exhale all that toxic London air. Apparently London air is so filthy that living and breathing here is the equivalent of smoking 15 cigarettes a day. Well not at No 29 Power Station West. The bar has teamed up with urban gardening experts Patch and vodka experts Ketel One to bring you London’s first clean air bar. As if that wasn’t enough, they’ve also brought in BBC One MasterChef 2016 finalists, Billy and Jack to create an exclusive menu. Welcome to clean breathing. According to NASA there are a number of plants which are […]

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Awesome Afternoon Teas

The Afternoon Tea Double Whammy

Get into your Pearl & Groove this month as two icons collaborate to create a fantastic new afternoon tea. Legendary King’s Road hangout, Bluebird, has teamed up with famous Portobello Road bakery Pearl & Groove to double dip, creating a floral themed afternoon tea to coincide with both the Chelsea Flower Show and the royal wedding. With the Chelsea Flower Show just around the corner the floral theme was only to be expected. The nation’s greatest festival of all things flowery brings with it a myriad of beautiful gardens, and just on the doorstep the Bluebird’s courtyard will be transformed […]

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

Moonshine Saloon: The Immersive Bar Which Takes You to the Wild West

If you take a wrong turn on Brick Lane, then you can find yourself imprisoned on Alcotraz and now if you don’t look where you’re going on the Kings Road then you might just end up in the Wild West. Moonshine Saloon, is an immersive byob cocktail bar that will transport you to the time of moonshining when everyone looked out for themselves and hid from the beady eye of the local Sheriff. First of all, you’ll visit the tailor who will fix you up with Stetson hats and cowboy gear – you don’t want to attract attention for sticking […]

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Celebrities & Influencers

The Countdown To The Hurlingham Grand Prix Ball Begins

It’s one of the social calendar events of the year, the Grand Prix Ball held at the Hurlingham Club, and the countdown began on Friday with a launch lunch to wave the chequered flag and mark the official start of the countdown. The British Grand Prix is one of the sporting highlights of the calendar, but immediately before the stars of Formula One head to London for a black tie ball. The event, a lavish champagne reception, three course dinner and party, is a celebration of luxury and adrenaline, including live demonstrations. The star studded guests will include F1 legends, […]

Rooftops and Terraces

Mezemiso London’s New Rooftop Bar

There’s a new luxury hotel coming to Albert Embankment, with 142 bedrooms, six suites and a new rooftop bar and restaurant: Mezemiso. And whilst it might be grey and rainy now, there will be a time when the sun will shine (yes, it is hard to believe) and when it is this is going to be our first pit stop. Reflecting the skyline, Mezemiso will bring together blue hues and copper and metallic tones whilst floor to ceiling windows will allow guests, to see said London skyline from fourteen floors up. Serving up a Lebanese menu, the restaurant will feature […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

We Review: Omar’s Place

What? An open invitation to experience some of the most exquisite flavours and smells of the Mediterranean in a relaxed tapas fashion. New? Yes it is, it is the creation of the restaurateur Omar Shabaan, whose family have clocked up years of experience with restaurants in Egypt through their very well-established Andrea Mariouteya hospitality group. It is only now however, that Omar has fulfilled his dream and opened his own restaurant in London Where? Omar’s Place is hidden down a side street in Pimlico, just a short walk from Victoria station. 13 Cambridge Street, Pimlico, SW1V 4HP. www.omarsplace.co.uk On the Menu: Vicente Fortea heads up […]

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We Review: Lutyen’s Grill at The Ned

What? With eight restaurants on the ground floor serving everything from French quiches and poke bowls to New York style bagels and Italian dishes, Lutyens Grill, is The Ned’s American grill restaurant. New? Lutyens Grill opened with The Ned last year, but until recently it was only for Ned’s Club members and hotel guests. Back in February they opened it up to the public meaning that all eight of the restaurants on the ground floor are now open to the public. However, if you are one of Ned’s Club members, then you can still find solace from us, the teeming […]

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