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Immersive Afternoon Tea Experience

Afternoon tea with a serving of scandal! Scandal Water at The London EDITION, the afternoon tea concept reminiscent of the gossipy afternoon teas of 19th century high society, is getting another twist. To celebrate the new Portraits Collection from luxury perfume house Penhaligon’s, comprising a series of scents inspired by the secrets of the British aristocracy, Punch Room is pairing scents from the collection with its food and drink offerings to enrich the tastes and create a truly multisensory experience. This godscent is just what we’ve been waiting for. First up on the Portraits Collection is Monsieur Beauregard: based on […]

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Bed and Breakfast at The Orange

What? Pimlico pub, The Orange, is part of the Cubitt House group (The Alfred Tennyson, The Thomas Cubitt and The Grazing Goat), if you walk along Pimlico Road you’ll spot it ahead of you from the number of drinkers spilling out onto the pavement. What you might not know though, is that as well as a bar and dining room, The Orange is home to four bedrooms. New? Whilst The Orange isn’t new, the breakfast menu launched in August. Where? 37 Pimlico Road, Pimlico, SW1W 8NE, www.theorange.co.uk On the Menu: The new breakfast menu features classics likes a proper full […]

Experiences & Pop-Ups

Winter is Coming to Pop Brixton

Magical winter enchantment seldom comes in the form of an array of shipping containers, but pop by Pop in Brixton and they’ll show you how to do winter properly. Pop is transforming from the perefect summer venue, to the ideal winter one, with the addition of a roof and an urban forest. The Christmassy woodland effect will be achieved by using reclaimed and recycled materials, including recycled timber, wreaths of ivy and for maximum Christmassy effect, salvaged oil drums and wooden cable reels for tables. Meanwhile festoons of fairlylights will mimic the night sky. And anyone worried about the chill […]

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London’s Only Rooftop Ice Rink

Ice to see you, to see you ice! You better believe it’s rooftop iceskating! So get your skates on because Skylight is planning to open London’s only rooftop ice rink and we’re very ice-xicted. Coming to Tobacco Dock from 2nd November, Skylight will be laying out their 10th storey ice rink for experienced pros and absolute beginners. You can bring your own skates, or you can rent them there. Skate around in circles, enjoy ice-hockey slap-shots or come and experience one of the icy performances being hosted throughout the festive season. Punters will also be about to make the most of […]

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Openings & Launches

Il Tetto, The Italian Trattoria on Selfridges’ Roof

You may be on London’s busiest streets, but Selfridges on Oxford Street is preparing to transport you to high in the Tuscan hills with the launch of their new rooftop restaurant Il Tetto. Il Tetto opens today and will provide all-day dining in the style of a traditional trattoria. Under the expert direction of Head Chef Luca Terraneo, who has come over from L’Anima, the menu will be made up of authentic Italian dishes, using well sourced, seasonal ingredients from across Italy. Terraneo was previously at Franco’s and has worked with the critically acclaimed Francesco Mazzei for over 10 years. […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

A Real Taste Of Spain At Camino

How do you top opening four hugely successful Spanish restaurants? Open a fifth! Camino Group, responsible for Camino restaurants in Monunent, Bankside, Blackfriars and King’s Cross (not to mention Bar Pepito in King’s Cross), are opening their next venture in Shoreditch and it’s looking like it’ll be fantastic. Camino was set up by Richard Bigg; inspired by a roadtrip in an old-style Mini through rural Spain he was fired up to bring that traditional Spanish taste back to London. A decade and five restaurants later it’s clearly a vision that has gone down incredibly well with Londoners. The latest incarnation […]

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London Shell Co’s New Game Menu

What? Run by brother and sister, Harry and Leah Lobek, London Shell Co is a floating restaurant aboard the Prince Regent that cruises along the Regent’s Canal. Visit on any other day and you’ll be eating seafood, but go on a Tuesday throughout October and November and you’ll be sitting down to a game menu. New? The game menu is new, but the London Shell Co has been cruising up and down the Regent’s Canal since November last year. Where? Giving you a reason to visit Paddington other than to head out of London, the boat is moored at Sheldon […]

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What to do This Weekend: 6th – 8th October

Success! We’ve nearly made it through another week, albeit a little rainier and colder than the last. It might be the first October weekend, but this doesn’t mean you need to huddle at home praying for August’s second-coming – London is as lively as ever, and there are hundreds of things to do. Here’s our list of the best (and most delicious) activities on offer this weekend. FloatFit What: Your New Favourite Class Why: Done with spinning? Fed up with aerobics? Looking for your new favourite exercise class? A class where you don’t have to be outside in the cold? […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The Cool Cats Are In St James’s For London Restaurant Festival

“Bustopher Jones is not skin and bones, In fact, he’s remarkably fat. He doesn’t haunt pubs – he has eight or nine clubs, For he’s the St James’s Street Cat!” T.S. Elliot’s catty creation, later immortalised by the Lloyd-Webber musical Cats, will, we’re sure, be donning his white spats for The London Restaurant Festival. The annual event celebrates the range and wealth of the city’s restaurants and St James’s is perfectly placed to shine nearly as much as Bustopher’s “coat of fastidious black”. This postage stamp of an area, hemmed in by Mayfair to the North and Westminster below, may […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The Southbank Igloos Return!

Jimmy’s Lodge is returning to Southbank! It may only be October, but that’s certainly not going to stop us getting ready to jingle those bells and cross our fingers for a white Christmas. Luckily for us, we are not alone in our wintery enthusiasm, as Jimmy and his team are back for 2017, and on hand with a whole lot of festive cheer – and more importantly, fondue. For only 50 days on London’s Southbank, the capital’s alpine enthusiasts are welcomed from far and wide to enjoy the treats of Jimmy’s Lodge. Perched cosily on the edge of the Thames, […]

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