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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 […]

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Lucky Voice Launches Royal Babyoke

There are many myths around pregnancy, back in the day there was a theory that anything that dramatically affected the pregnant mother would imprint on the baby, so say you had burnt your hand whilst pregnant, this might appear as a birth mark in the same place on the baby. Dubious. However, one thing that has been scientifically proven to help bumps are the sounds of music and singing. It’s been said to lower stress, potentially make your baby brainier and can even reduce crying once the baby is born. Why are we telling you this? Because there is a […]

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Secret Shoreditch Bar Set to Relaunch

We might have grown up being aware of the Jubjub bird and shunning the frumious Bandersnatch, but for some of us next month will be frabjous as Richard Wynne, the founder of Callooh Callay has announced that the secret upstairs bar JubJub will be reopening as a members’ space following a dramatic transformation. Members (who will either be invited to join or chosen my application) will being given a special JubJub key to unlock the door to the bar. Don’t worry though it’s not going to be stuffy, rather, it’ll be exclusive but inclusive. You won’t find yourself having to […]

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Awesome Afternoon Teas

The Corinthia Launches A New Afternoon Tea And It’s Exactly What We’ve Been Waiting For

Don’t get us wrong, we love a quirky new afternoon tea! But when the email from this or that hotel arrives heralding their latest tea, themed on Fire Extinguishers or Oversized Sports Direct Mugs (okay, you got me, I’m literally looking at items around me in the office, but that’s how random they sometimes are, like seriously), sometimes we just yearn for a simple, old fashioned afternoon tea. Then The Corinthia got in touch. Finally, no cakes shaped after Disney characters, no hackneyed links to tenuous events or celebrations, no corporate tie-ins, just a plain and simple traditional afternoon tea. […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Martini Monday Masterclass

Mondays don’t to always be gym and washing night, they can be Martini night. Yep, Brasserie Max at Covent Garden Hotel have teamed up with Chase Distillery (Britain’s first Single – Estate distillery) to launch Martini Mondays, a night to celebrate the much-loved classic cocktail. The classes will be hosted by Fred Barton or James Chase from Chase Distillery who will give a history lesson about the martini and will tell you the story about the family-run Chase Distillery, of course it’ll be over a cocktail or two, this isn’t school. Six martinis have been especially created for the martini […]

Features

My London: Tom Aikens’ Top 5 Restaurants

Where does someone who was awarded two Michelin stars by the age of 26 and has restaurants in Dubai, Hong Kong and London, like to eat? We caught up with Tom Aikens to find out the top five places he recommends in London…

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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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Travel

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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Reviews

Critics’ Choices: Everywhere We Reviewed in March

Pancake Day fell early this year, with all it’s batter-ey fun and flipping madness. But with it came a slew of Lent resolutions, from one team member giving up sugar to my re-instigation of the ‘no thirds’ diet. As a result we all cut back on our restaurant reviews, hence so few this month. But fear not, within days to weeks we’d all fallen off the wagon and were back to the trough; which means that April will be a bumper month of reviews! by CHLOE Apparently Chloe knows a thing or two about cooking, as she’s hit these shores […]

Openings & Launches

London’s Next Hotel The Principal Opens

Back in 1898, Charles Fitzroy Doll (what a name) designed a hotel at 1-8 Russell Square and now 120 years later it is reopening at The Principal. The 334 bedrooms and suites have been designed by Tara Bernerd & Partners and The Principal in-house team, with each one featuring custom-made beds and furniture and ceramic and marble bathrooms. Adding a further touch of luxury each room will have specially commissioned artwork, Penguin clothbound classics, Ruark music systems and The Perfumer’s Story toiletries. When it comes to eating there’s Neptune, an all-day restaurant that focuses on seafood, although there will also […]

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Culture

Toffee.Dating: The App The Poshos Have Been Waiting For

What do we want? Overly specific dating apps! When do we want it? Now! Well hot on the heels of dating apps that bring together people from similar backgrounds, think JDate and Christian Mingle, is a whole new wave of apps that are specific beyond necessity. Some of my favourites include Hula where you can check your potential date’s medical records, Bristlr connecting fans of bearded men and the self-explanatory SaladMatch. If you’ve been dying to bring a suitably educated date back to meet the parents in what is surely a middle class high, they now have a dating app […]

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Things to do Outdoors

The First Terrace Of Summer Arrives

Look out of the window right now and I can guarantee that you’ll be looking at a wall of grey sky. Grey on grey. But imagine, if you can, clear blue skies, people walking past not wearing scarves and bobble hats. Umbrellas banished, and champagne flutes bandied. Where would you want to be? Well I’d want to be on the latest summer terrance from Mondrian London, a popup in partnership with Laurent-Perrier. The hotel, one of my personal faves, already has a champagne takeover going on upstairs and now Laurent-Perrier are going to be working their magic downstairs at river level […]

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