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Rebel Rebel and Gizzi Erskine Join Mare Street Market

London loves a market. It’s the perfect way to spend a lazy weekend morning, buying street food, perusing the shops and sipping on coffee or cocktails. This spring, there’ll be a new market to join the likes of Borough, Maltby and Columbia Road: Mare Street Market in Hackney. Taking over the ground floor of the former Hackney council building, Keltan House the market will be home to the divine combination of food, coffee, records, a podcast studio, and now a florist all under one roof. The space offers a wonderful opportunity for people to experience and visit a variety of […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

L’Ami Malo: The New French Creperie

The French are coming to Spitalfields. Don’t panic, it’s not an invasion, they bring sweet smelling crêpes and savoury galettes. Cue the heads turning, and sea parting, “make way for the deliciousness”. The owners Emilien Lesourd and Vincent Couvreur and head chef Williams Guillemot all hail from the land of berets and baguettes. It is guaranteed then, that anything that you are lucky enough to sample at L’Ami Malo is steeped in French authenticity. The clue is in the name, much of the inspiration for L’Ami Malo comes from the traditional french town of St Malo, which is famous for […]

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Free BBQ at Monster Hunter Meat Pop-Up

If you associate video gamers with empty pizza boxes, energy drinks and scurvy then think again. Gaming studio Capcom are celebrating the release of their latest game Monster Hunter: World with a free BBQ shack at Flat Iron Square. On the menu: monsters… The premise of Monster Hunter: World, which will be released on Playstation and Xbox later this month, sees players transported to different worlds to hunt and do battle with a variety of monsters and mythical creatures. And once an intergalactic monster hunter gets home what does he like to do? Spit-roast the bag, apparently, and you won’t […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

7 Winter Terraces To See Before It’s Too Late

You probably have heard and read about a lot of awesome winter terraces and pop-ups this season. Maybe you were too busy running around after Christmas presents or maybe you just never had the time. Well, in case you were mourning those lost opportunities we thought we’d take the time to let you know that all is not lost. Have a sneaky peak and which ones are still open and get yourselves done there, before it really is too late.

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Reviews

We Review: Royal Garden Hotel’s Cirque du Soleil Afternoon Tea

What: Cirque du Soleil is back at Royal Albert Hall with OVO so showing some community spirit they have partnered with nearby neighbours, Royal Garden Hotel, for a collaboration which includes a themed afternoon tea. New? The tea launched 7th January and will be available until 4th March, make a meal out of it with Royal Garden Hotel’s OVO package where you get tickets to Cirque du Soleil with an overnight stay, afternoon tea and breakfast. Where? Royal Garden Hotel, 2-24 Kensington High Street, W8 4PT www.royalgardenhotel.co.uk On the menu: The theme for Cirque du Soleil’s new show is the enigma […]

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We Review: The Club Hotel And Spa, Jersey

Londoners naturally think that if something’s half decent, then it must be in the capital, we just do things better here. After all, the chicken shops per capita in London is the highest on the planet, we’re streets ahead when it comes to bonkers house prices and wasn’t there that owl cafe in Soho? Take the hotel I’ve just been staying at, The Club Hotel and Spa: it’s got an indoor salt water pool and a heated outdoor pool, a spa with a thermal suite and treatment rooms and it’s got its own Michelin starred restaurant. You’re probably thinking this is […]

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Health & Wellness

8 Ways to Boost Your Mood This Month

Whether you believe in Blue Monday or not, we can all do with a helping hand at feeling happier this month and throughout the year. With 1 in 4 of us in the UK experiencing mental health problems each year we’ve rounded up eight ways to boost your mood, from exercise, to laughing and sleeping. Get Walking Walking, it’s good for your physical health, your bank balance and your mental health. It’s thought that if you’re physically active then you have up to a 30% reduced risk of becoming depressed or if you are suffering then it can help relieve […]

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Street Feast Woolwich Needs Your Help

Food, glorious food, we all love it, we all need it, and we can’t get enough of Street Feast. You’ve probably been to Dinerama in Shoreditch or perhaps Giant Robot on Canary Warf. The delicious food markets that bring the best finest and freshest, to the streets of our local boroughs. Turning unused spaces into community hubs. Whether you like steaming dumplings, juicy burgers spilling over with ingredients or cheesy pizzas, there will be something to tickle your fancy. A perfect place to bring a rabble of mates, or a special friend. So now that I’ve convinced you all that […]

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Openings & Launches

Shots Fired: Farmacy Pop-Up Shot Bar

Not as painful as a bullet wound, and not as dangerous as an ill-timed tequila shot. No, no these shots are better than that, but, maybe not quite as effective as a flu jab. As you may know Selfridges has launched their #EatHappy campaign which means they are entering into all sorts of healthy collaborations, and little stalls are popping up all over the place in their food hall. The next to be revealed is the Farmacy Shot Bar. The restaurant that is famous for its plant based dishes and serves food without refined sugars, additives, and chemicals. To the […]

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Tooting’s Terrific New Taiwanese

Bao down to the new king of Tooting – Taiwanese bao joint Daddy Bao has arrived. Frank Yeung is the genius behind Peckham’s Mr Bao. The Taiwanese restaurant has been cooking up their signature bao buns since 2016 when Yeung, with the help of his father Joe who retired from his own successful restaurant business last year. His second location, Daddy Bao in Tooting is named in his honour. Tooting has certainly come-of-age over the last few years as something of a food lover’s mecca and the Mitcham Road spot will give Daddy Bao a chance to shine. And shine […]

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Mindful City: Laughter Yoga, Beyonce Barre and Meditation

Living in London is great, always something to do, always someone to see, always somewhere new to eat; but in the great rush that is London life we can also be left feeling drained and exhausted. This is when we need to take stock and practice self-care and mindfulness. After all our mental health is every bit as important as a physical health. D&D London’s latest campaign Mindful City, will see its London restaurants host a whole series of events, talks and workshops throughout January until the 11th February, all designed for us to slow down and appreciate ourselves and […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Giant Italian Food Hall Set to Open in London

Calling all fans of cheese, olive oil, pasta, cured meats, ciabatta, gelato and all things Italian, rumour has it* that Italian cuisine big dogs, Eataly are going to be opening a massive Italian food hall right here in London. At the moment, the details are all still rather under wraps, it’s still in the planning stages, but we can tell you what we do know. It’s thought to be opening in Bishopsgate, it’s said to have a bar, restaurant and kitchen workshops as well as a lot of wine and all the other ingredients you’ll need to whip up an […]

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