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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, […]

Health & Wellness

Inspired by the Marathon? Here are 5 of the Best Running Routes

Inspired by the London marathon? Whilst we might not want to (or actually be able to) get round the full 26.2 miles, we’re definitely keen to run. Not only is it good for you both physically and mentally, it’s one of the cheapest and most accessible sports out there, which is always a plus in London. Here are five runs to try out now:

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Openings & Launches

London’s Hippest Burger Joint Opens Close To Borough Market

Good things come in tens; which is normally our approach when it comes to glasses of Prosecco, but Patty & Bun have decided that it applies equally to restaurants so *cue fanfare* they have just announced a new London Bridge site, and it looks pretty impressive. The tenth Patty & Bun, located on Borough High Street, is billed as their ‘most ambitious yet’, being set over two floors and literally within stones throwing distance of the London foodie scene’s ground zero –  Borough Market. And with ten restaurants under their belt already, the plan is to put all that experience […]

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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?

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, www.evansandpeel.com The Look: From the outside Evans & […]

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

Mamma Mia Immersive Restaurant Set to Open

Hands up if you’ve ever watched Mamma Mia and thought ‘you know what I could really swap Brixton/Kentish Town/Earlsfield for a Greek island right now’. Good quite a lot of you. Whilst we can’t whisk you away to Greece (although check out our travel section whilst you’re here) we can let you in on some rather fabulous Mamma Mia news. Mamma Mia! The Party the immersive dining experience is coming over from Stockholm to London. It’s your chance to feast on Mediterranean food and drink on a set which replicates the Greek tavern whilst your serenaded with ABBA songs, imagine […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Fulham Foodies Rejoice, a Market With 9 Kitchens is Opening

Having often told you that my beloved Fulham is rather behind on the food front (that’s to say when it comes to new and exciting offerings, we have more than our share of Sunday roasts) I am about to eat my hat, my pizza, kebab, and poké as Market Halls is opening in Fulham Broadway and I am beyond excited. Pitching up in the centre of Fulham, Market Hall will be sit in the Grade II former Edward ticket hall of Fulham Broaway station, which, for the last six years has been left vacant. Now, however, it will become a […]

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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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Openings & Launches

A Sneak Preview Of Hide, The New Dabbous Restaurant

As Ollie Dabbous double locked the door of his eponymous restaurant for the final time and walked into the sunset, Michelin Star poking out of his cardboard box of possessions, we all knew that he’d be back. Well now he is and in serious style. Welcome to Hide. Dabbous quickly built one of London’s most sought after eating spots in London when he launched back in 2012. His wonder-restaurant seemingly came out of nowhere and raced to the top of everyone’s go-to list. Now he’s had a year in the wilderness (not quite, he launched the highly successful restaurant at The Henrietta), […]

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Reviews

We Review: Bryn Williams at Somerset House

What? Bryn Williams, the celebrated Welsh chef has just opened his first London restaurant in a decade. And it’s all about the vegetables, without being vegetarian. Rather, it champions vegetables, putting them centre stage not just a mere side dish, with meat and fish taking to the wings. New? Yes, it opened at the start of March. I’m sure its opening at the start of March had nothing to do with the start of spring and much more to do with when they were ready to do so, but a veg-centric restaurant opening when the days are getting lighter seemed […]

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