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Christmas Cabaret At The Bloomsbury Ballroom

A winter spectacular is heading our way. Dancing limbs, flying ribbons, acrobatics, and a whole lot more. The London Cabaret is setting up camp in the Bloomsbury Ballroom, and you can join them. Venture into the immersive world of the Candy Cane Forrest. Tip and twirl between the fir trees clutching a Christmas cocktail in one hand and the arm of a companion in the other. On 1st December the fun begins, nights of decadent dining and performances that will have your tummies jumping and your hands grasping the underside of your chairs. The event boasts of three separate spaces […]

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Christmas Gin Lodge Opens at Rosewood London

Christmas comes early in Germany with St Nikolaus arriving in town on December 6th, and this year he’s clearly made a detour via Rosewood London with a vat of German gin. Rosewood London will be hosting their winter gin lodge, a mystical cabin in an enchanting forest and set within the hotel’s courtyard. Offering the perfect escape from the Christmas crowds the gin lodge will serve Monkey 47 Gin in hot and cold cocktails, all inspired by German desserts. Monkey 47 is a Black Forest gin with British roots, having been developed by British Wing Commander Montgommery “Monty” Collins who […]

Culture

London’s 12 Most Haunted Locations

London is a city awash with hidden historical secrets – tales of heartbreak, horror and gruesome happenings that go largely unbeknown, day to day. However, this time of year we all seem to pay particular interest in London’s dark side – we’ve rounded up 10 pubs, restaurants and event spaces that will send shivers down your spine, any day of the year.

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Where To Find Father Christmas: Top 5 Grottos

Whether you have children or are just on babysitting duty, win some serious brownie points and keep the little ones entertained with a trip to see Father Christmas. Here are five places you can catch the big guy and keep the magic and their belief in him alive – after all you need someone to pass the blame onto if you don’t get the right presents.   Royal Albert Hall Word on the street is that Father Christmas is stuck at the Royal Albert Hall and needs our help. Aim of the game is to gather as much Christmas spirit […]

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Reviews

We Review: M Restaurant, Victoria

What? “Ah, meester Bond, I’ve been expecting you. Here’s your table, I’ll get you a menu”. Okay, so it’s not quite Dr No, but there’s something distinctly Bond-Villain-Lair about M Restaurant on Victoria Street, a hidden subterranean hideaway beneath the mysterious ‘Zig Zag Building”. But is it Stromberg’s Atlantis or just a Zorin’s Blimp? Where? The restaurant is based in the strikingly isometric Zig Zag on Victoria Street, a building that wouldn’t be out of place on a Bond movie location scout’s long-list, though the activities within are that other face of world domination, mainly hedge funds. The Look: It’s all very Tinker, […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

There’s a Rooftop Cheese Pop-Up Coming

We don’t want to alarm you, or get you overly excited but we have some big news – it involves cheese, it involves the weekend and it involves a rooftop; three of our favourite things. Next Thursday, Brixton Rooftop’s South Pole Saloon is transforming into Cheese Town for three days. That’s three days of baked brie, melting mozzarella and comforting camembert, who doesn’t love a bit of alliteration? Actually, talking about camembert, Mac to the Future will be launching their new Camembert Mac, a mac n cheese dish served in an entire backed camembert, if you’re going to be indulgent […]

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Seasonal & Celebrations

17 Christmas Afternoon Teas to Book Now

What do you need for a great Christmas afternoon tea? How about starting with mince pies, stollen, gingerbread men and turkey sandwiches? What about if you add in yule logs, Champagne and bottomless mulled wine? Then you’re on to a winner. London of course is the connoisseur of afternoon teas and when it comes to Christmas afternoon teas we have it sorted. So here are nine of the best to book now:

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Openings & Launches

21 Places To Host A Christmas Party

We hate to break it to you, but Christmas isn’t that far away. No we aren’t ready to think about it either yet, but with every company in London looking to host the biggest and best bash their employees have ever seen, it pays to get the Christmas party venue sorted early. Part of our Christmas party series, this one focuses on larger capacity venues – everything from palace to pool party, so whatever your requirement there is somewhere in London ready and waiting. None of these take your fancy? Keep an eye out for our upcoming Christmas coverage (sorry, it’s […]

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News

The Alpine Retreat At Sky Garden

You don’t have to don crampons and grab an ice pick to make your way to the summit of this Alp, simply hop in a lift and 35 storeys later you’ve hit the peak of The Walkie Talkie building at Sky Garden. When you get to the top, however, enjoy a true Alpine feel with Sky Pod’s popup, in collaboration with Moet & Chandon. The mountainous feel, backed up by the genuine altitude and forever-views into the far far distance, is heightened (no pun) by the faux furs, skis and all things Alpine bedecking Sky Pod, the all day drinking […]

Openings & Launches

Free Fried Chicken Sandwiches as 2nd Butchies Opens

Thank you very muchies Butchies! Butchies, London’s favourite premium fried chicken joint now has a permanent address on Rivington Street in Shoreditch. Starting life as a stall at Broadway Market three years ago founders Garrett and Emer FitzGerald set out to create the ultimate fried chicken sandwich. Sourcing sustainable packaging and premium ingredients, including higher welfare, slow reared free-range chicken from Castlemead Poultry in Somerset. Interestingly Butchies are also the first in UK street food to use a pressure fryer, specially imported from the US, and ensuring the juiciest most flavoursome fried bird possible. The new shop will have room for 45 […]

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Culture

8 of the Best Festive Cinema Pop-Ups

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without Elf, Love Actually and The Holiday. It’s a fact. And whilst it’s all too tempting to hibernate in your home, wrapped up in a duvet and chain eating mince pies whilst you watch Christmas film reruns, what you should actually be doing is meeting up with your nearest and dearest and heading to one of these winter cinemas. Sip Champagne, have your own private cinema or get lost in an enchanted forest…here are five of the best winter cinemas. St Katherine Dock What: Floating Cinema Why: St Katherine Docks’ floating cinema is back for Christmas […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Liberty’s Gets A New Restaurant

Along with messers Harrod and Selfridge, Arthur Liberty is one of retail’s towering figures. His is a legacy that extends from changing the very face of Regent Street to being responsible for James May’s camera-offending warderobe. And while his surname has long been associated with the department store he founded at Liberty’s, now his christian name will get a glimmer of recognition too with the opening of Arthur’s. This second floor restaurant marks the final stage in a year-long renovation at the iconic shop and promises to marry the heritage of the mock-Tudor building we know and love with the […]

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