Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Fulham Really is the Place to be as The Little Blue Door Opens

The Little Yellow Door was how we all imagine living in London was going to be, one long party, with plenty of drinks, no tidying up and a Notting Hill postcode to match. But just like when your favourite housemate leaves and suddenly everything falls apart, The Little Yellow Door has now closed its door and had their locks changed. The flatmates have moved on, getting their own places in different areas and the first flatmate has set up shop in Fulham, with The Little Blue Door. A new home which will act as a late-night neighbourhood bar and restaurant, […]

Experiences & Pop-Ups

Become a Coffee Connoisseur with Black Sheep Coffee

Coffee, it’s the fuel that all Londoners run off until the evening when gin/beer/wine takes over. But how much do you actually know about coffee, really? Sure, you might know your flat whites from your lattes and you might know where to go to get a decent coffee and where to avoid; but do you know the journey that the bean makes from the farm to the cup? Do you really know how to judge the perfect cup of coffee and what a barista’s life is really like? (Don’t answer if you’re a barista, it’s cheating). As part of Mastercard’s […]

What to do This Weekend

Great Ideas For The Weekend: 20th – 22nd April

By the time it comes it’ll feel like we’ve deserved this one: how slowly did this week go? All the while we could see the blue skies from out of the office window, trolling us with its sunbeams. Well here we are, it’s the weekend, what should we do?

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

We Review: Evans & Peel Detective Agency’s New Smokehouse Menu

What? Speakeasy, Evans & Peel Detective Agency has recently launched a new Smokehouse menu. Making use of their own in-house smoker, ‘The Flapper’ each day they’re serving up southern American dishes to accompany their innovative cocktail list. New? Whilst Evans & Peel Detective Agency has been staying secret for the last six years, the smokehouse only launched at the end of the last month. Where? Not ones to broadcast their whereabouts, you’ll find them hidden behind a very unassuming door in Earls Court at 310c Earls Court Road, Earls Court, SW5 9BA, The Look: From the outside Evans & […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Award Winning Madrid Bar Lands in London

Did you know that the symbol of Madrid is a bear nuzzling a strawberry tree? That it’s the highest capital city in Europe and it has more cloudless days that almost any other city in Europe? Did you also know that it’s critically acclaimed bar, 1862 Dry Bar is coming to London as part of The Bloomsbury Club Bar’s, Club Residencies Project? The previous winner of the ‘Best Spanish Cocktail Bar’ Award in Mixology X Trends in Madrid will be landing in London on the 24th April for its four-day residency, where they’ll be showcasing a bespoke cocktail menu featuring […]

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Taste A Cocktail Inspired By David Bowie

There are few places that positively ooze class (and the phrase ‘ooze class’ certainly doesn’t), but The American Bar at The Savoy is one of them. This art deco masterpiece of a bar is matryoshka dolled inside an even greater art deco masterpiece, The Savoy Hotel, itself one of London’s grandest hotels and history is in the hotel’s very DNA. So when we hear they’re launching a new cocktail menu we take notice.  Even more importantly, it’s Head Bartender Erik Lorincz’s final menu at the American Bar as he’ll be leaving next month; all of which points to this being something very […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Check Out The Skybar That’s Just Opened In The City

It’s officially the hottest day of the year, so here’s some legit medical advice: head straight to your GP and request they prescribe you a pina colada and roof terrace. And if you’re wondering where to take your prescription, look no further: Jin Bo Law Skybar has literally just opened. The bar, fresh off the plane from Hong Kong, is located on the 14th floor of the new Dorsett City hotel in The City, meaning that it’s got knock-out views across some of London’s most iconic buildings, not to mention views stretching for miles. As you sit on the roof terrace, look […]

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Openings & Launches

Bottomless Pizza at Gordon Ramsay’s New Restaurant

He might normally make a lot of noise in the kitchen, but Gordon Ramsay has rather quietly opened Street Pizza within Bread Street Kitchen. He’s kept things casual, saying that ‘pizza doesn’t need to be complicated’ so for £15 you’ll get bottomless sourdough pizza served by the slice in five flavours: Margherita, pepperoni, charred aubergine, corn and chorizo and a daily changing special. Cocktails will start at just £6, female DJs will take to the decks throughout the week, you can’t book and most importantly (after the pizza) there’s a Negroni ice-cream machine. As Ramsay says,  “If there’s one thing […]

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Health & Wellness

The Rooftop Exercise Class You Don’t Want to Miss

We don’t want to jinx it, but we think (touch wood) that we might be out of winter, spring might actually be here. Suddenly exercising outside actually seems like something we would want to do, spending our Sunday mornings on a rooftop fills us with joy rather than terror at how many layers we’d need to put on. Talking of Sundays, exercise and rooftops (as you do) luxury fitness studio, DEFINE.London has just join forces with The Trafalgar St James to unveil a new wellness programme. Taking place every Sunday from the 13th May (excluding the Bank Holiday) for six […]

Awesome Afternoon Teas

Now You Can Eat The Lion King and Drink Hamlet’s Poison

We love it when our favourite things are reimagined as food, we can’t help it we just like eating. And one of our other favourite things to do in London is visit the theatre, so chances are that the Oxo Tower Brasserie’s new ‘Theatre Not Afternoon Tea’, is going to be one of our most favourite things. And it’s a Not Afternoon Tea because you won’t find scones and tea, but cakes and cocktails. Inspired by London’s iconic shows, the new afternoon tea will take you on a journey of some of the most-loved productions. The first act will begin […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Prosecco Lovers Wont Want To Miss This!

Most people’s idea of eternal paradise probably involves unlimited fruit trifle and Prosecco springs, where sparkling wine flows from the ground. Well they’ve decided against the trifle bit, but Prosecco Springs will be bringing to life the rest of paradise when they launch in less than a fortnight’s time. Billed as the ultimate festival for Prosecco lovers, Prosecco Springs comes to East London’s Oval Space on Thursday 26th April with a weekend of wall-to-wall Prosecco. Okay, forget the trifle, we’re in heaven. The first wave of wine producers present has already been revealed and includes Bottega, straight from the hills of […]

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The Hotel Launching In Actual Space

For hotels, space is now the final frontier. And there was me thinking it was bidets. A company has launched the first space hotel and everyone’s going mad for it. If you find checking into a hotel a bit of a faff, getting your key, ordering a wake up call and hearing how the minibar works, then you ain’t seen nothing. A hotel just launched where you have to do a three month course before even setting foot inside. Not a fan of elevators? This one’s 200 miles high. Welcome to Aurora Station. The given launch date of 2021 seems […]

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