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Dalston’s First Winter Rooftop

For the first time ever The Dalston rooftop is opening its doors. Owned by a charity, the Winter Roof Park will be running throughout winter adding a unique dimension to London’s nightlife. Special events are scheduled throughout the run up to Christmas and to welcome in the new year. Nestled amongst the victorian rooftops of Hackney, with a view over looking London’s skyscrapers the new venue is Dalston’s only rooftop open to the public. The once forgotten space has been transformed into a mini Eden, over flowing with flowers and  fresh turf growing under foot. Watch the bass shake the […]

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Yoga, Brunch And Floristry Workshop

Are you feeling a little rushed off your feet? Is life getting a little hectic in the lead up to Christmas? Do you need a little zen in your life? If you have just spent the last three sentences vigorously nodding your head in despair then look no further. This month Xylem and Phloem have curated the perfect workshop for you. Somehow they have managed to combine yoga, brunch, and floristry into one harmonious afternoon. You will appear from the workshop with a glow bigger than the sun itself, so full of happiness and a sense of well-being. The fitness […]

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Meet You At MeatUp: Chelsea Burger Pop-Up

MeatUp, the popular Wandsworth BBQ restaurant, has just launched its burger pop-up in Chelsea. A place where you can build your perfect burger of choice. Toppings as outrageous as mac’n’cheese or as classic as bacon are all on the menu. The patties are a deliciously secret blend of short-rib, brisket, sirloin, and ribeye just to name a few. The buns themselves can come in a variety of hues. For this festive season the Christmas burger features roast turkey, pigs in blankets, stuffing, sliced brussel sprouts, and brie all sandwiched between two halves of a red bun, pinned together with a […]

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10 Reasons to Visit Lausanne, Switzerland

While England likes to throw its name in the hat for a decent winter experience we normally end up with grey slush and a transport system that weeps and collapses at the first sign of frost. For a true winter wonderland where inches of snow settle prettily while 90% of trains are never more than 3 minutes late (tell us your secret), the new winter destination you should know about is Lausanne, Switzerland and here’s why. The Mountains One of the strongest draws of Switzerland is its natural beauty; Lausanne is one of the towns that borders Lake Geneva and […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The Espresso Martini Pop-Up

For the coffee lovers. For the alcohol lovers. Well, that’s basically everyone. The Belvedere Espresso Martini Lounge sets up shop at the Gaucho Broadgate this December. Nestled below the glass bar of Gaucho Broadgate, guests will have the chance to pop into the bar after their dinner, or are invited to simply try the delicious cocktails in their own right. Choose from the classic Belvedere espresso martini, with the famous Belvedere vodka and Mr. Black coffee liqueur. If you fancy something a little spicier and perhaps a little more festive, treat your palette to the orange martini with Belvedere vodka, […]

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We Review Perrier-Jouët Christmas Afternoon Tea

What? To celebrate Christmas and that joy everyone feels when you hear the sound of a cork being popped, Palm Court at The Langham has joined up with Perrier-Jouët has created an afternoon tea that pairs each course with a different glass of Champagne. New? Yes, the tea launched at the end of November and will be running until the 1st January 2018, so you’ll need to book quickly. Book it as a way to relax after what will most likely be an experience close to hell – Christmas shopping on Oxford Street, or do as we did and skip […]

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Festive Afternoon Tea At The Sheraton Grand London Park Lane

The nights are longer and closing in far quicker than usual so it’s time we took advantage of those extra hours that we are forced into darkness. How about you get off the streets and into the warmth of the Palm Court. Unwind the scarf, drop the bags, and settle in for an hour or two of scrummy tea, excellent service, and good company. The Sheraton Grand has been a stalwart residence on Park Lane for many years, and The Palm Court, it’s bar and restaurant has been a glamorous addition to the hotel since the 1920’s. The venue’s charm […]

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Openings & Launches

Simon Rogan’s Cult Pop-Up Becomes Permanent

Next year is going to start with the return of cult pop-up Roganic, as Simon and Penny Rogan have secured a permanent site on Blandford Street. Running alongside Aulis London, (the development kitchen and eight seat chef’s table, that opened this October in Soho), Roganic will bring elements of L’Enclume, Simon’s two Michelin star restaurant in the Lake District to London. Mirroring the original pop-up, Roganic will be all about informal dining and imaginative, innovative menu which uses the finest ingredients from around the country, including Simon’s ‘Our Farm’ in the Lake District. They’ll also be bringing back many of […]

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We Review: The Habit

What? A little cosy bistro with a lot to say. New? The Restaurant itself has been open for a while, and in light of their Brunch and Lunch menus doing so well, they are now launching their new dinner menu for Friday and Saturday evenings. Where? 60 Nunhead Lane, SE15 3QE, www.thehabitlondon.co.uk On the Menu: The Habit, has created quite the reputation as a fabulous place to stumble out of bed for some brunch or lunch. Now it is on the verge of breaking in to the dinner market. With a diverse range of dishes, many suitable for vegetarians such […]

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

5 Gin Schools to Visit Now

Gin, we all like to think we are its ambassador, we drink enough of it so assume we are connoisseurs, but how much do you actually know about it? Really? Do you know what its key ingredient is or how it’s really made? If you need to brush up on your gin knowledge, or just fancy making some of your own gin, here are 5 gin “schools” to visit now… HALF HITCH What: Create Any Type of Gin Why: Ever wondered what mince pie gin tastes like? The Handbook did and so we trotted off to HALF HITCH Gin’s micro-distillery […]

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Festive Treats At Fortnum’s Lodge Somerset House

Fortnum and Mason has partnered up with Somerset House and together they have curated the perfect winter experience. Whether you’re looking for a cosy evening in the company of a special someone, or a place to celebrate the festive yule tide with your friends and family, this is it. Ice skating at Somerset House is a fantastic experience in itself, with the gorgeous backdrop of the old public building with the rink open to the stars and the crisp night air. Now you can collapse and gorge yourselves silly on the most fantastic menu put on by Fortnum and Mason. […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Whisky Lovers: Head To Bird Of Smithfield

Whisky lovers: head straight to the Birdcage at Bird of Smithfield! The winter lodges have arrived and they’ve teamed up with progressive Hebridean distiller, Bruichladdich to offer the perfect whisky escape for Londoners. Making whiskey with 100% Scottish barley, the Bruichladdich distillery has sat on the Isle of Islay since 1881. Having finally closed in 1994 the distillery was given a new lease of life in 2001 when it was bought by enthusiastic private investors keen to see whisky made the proper old fashioned way and as such Bruichladdich is now both highly regarded but also able to place the highest […]

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