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7 Magical London Ice Rinks

There is no Christmas without ice; whether it’s in your G & T at your office party, or turning your drive way into a lethal boobie-trap, there is no escape. Therefore to truly get in the spirit we have comprised a shortlist of the best London ice rinks so buckle up your booties and don your hats a scarves.   WINTERVILLE Why: This years Winterville has returned south of the river to Clapham Common. For the first time Winterville has included an Ice Rink on its list of endless entertainment. No matter who you are, or what your pleasure you’re […]

Experiences & Pop-Ups

The Popup Worth Making A Pilgrimage To

It’s time to make a pilgramage. Not to Rome, Mecca or Canterbury but to Dalston. Pilgrim, the four-date six-course popup was a total sell-out of a success when it originally popped up earlier this year, and so not only is it now returning for another run (and a new menu) across six dates this month, but Pigrim will popup on a permanament basis from April, which is great news for any fans of Spanish food. The inspiration for Pilgrim comes from Camino de Santiago, a pilgramage dating back to the 9th century and involving travelling to Santiago de Compostela in […]

What to do This Weekend

What To Do This Weekend: 10th – 12th November

The countdown has begun and we’re yearning for six o’clock on Friday to come as fast as it possibly can. This weekend, as ever, we’re spoilt for choice and can choose to be good (Be:Fit East by West health and wellness festival) or bad (Coq d’Argent bottomless brunch with free-flowing Moet springs to mind). Or why not race your favourite dip recipe against stiff competition at Torshi at Five Miles? Either way, it’ll be over way too soon and before you know it we’ll be back on Monday and wondering how on earth it sped by so fast! Coq d’Argent […]

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

Be the Envy of Your Neighbours This Christmas

If London is all about keeping up with the Joneses then it is never more so than at Christmas. Who has nailed the decorations; which house has the prettiest fairy lights; which house has gone big, bold and inevitably brash and which door has the best Christmas wreath. Rather than buy your Christmas wreath, make your own at one of these workshops, so not only will you be the envy, but you can also smugly say that it’s all your own work. Alfred Tennyson Teaming up with award-winning florist, Hayford & Rhodes, The Alfred Tennyson will be hosting a wreath-making […]

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

The Popup Worth Making A Pilgrimage To

It’s time to make a pilgramage. Not to Rome, Mecca or Canterbury but to Dalston. Pilgrim, the four-date six-course popup was a total sell-out of a success when it originally popped up earlier this year, and so not only is it now returning for another run (and a new menu) across six dates this month, but Pigrim will popup on a permanament basis from April, which is great news for any fans of Spanish food. The inspiration for Pilgrim comes from Camino de Santiago, a pilgramage dating back to the 9th century and involving travelling to Santiago de Compostela in […]

Reviews

We Review The Bletchley…Shhh

What: The Bletchley is an immersive, World War 2 themed pop-up where you use your cunning and deductive skills to earn yourself tailor-made cocktails. New? The original pop-up covertly opened in March 2017 and after 7410 applications it went permanent in July. Where? The code cracking experience begins before you even arrive, as the first task is to actually find The Bletchley – we were clearly dealing with pros. After shiftily casing World’s End Market a few times we bit the bullet and went inside to ask the for help. It was revealed to us that The Bletchley is hidden in an […]

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Business & Careers

Celebrity Endorsement Vs Digital Influencers, Which Is More Effective?

The world of marketing, advertising and media has undergone an enormous power shift in recent years, driven by consumers’ demand for more authenticity from brands. The rise of digital influencers and celebrity influencers has gone through the roof. This area is of great interest to me personally as I set up The Handbook VIP which allows users to connect with thousands of celebrities providing details of their full agent, manager and publicist. Recently, things have shifted and there has been an enormous interest in digital influencers, and this area has become huge for us . People come to our site […]

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

Shoreditch’s Winter La La Land

We’re going la la for Winter La La Land, which has returned to Last Days of Shoreditch. Cue a medley of streetfood, craft beer, winter-warmer cocktails all to the beat of a star-studded DJ line-up. Hungry visitors will be delighted to see that Last Days of Shoreditch have pulled out all the stops with their fully-covered venue; it’s lined with fantastic streetfood vendors, including Cheeky Burger and Biff’s Jack Shack, noted as the undisputed kings of vegan junk food. Smokey Tails will also be on-hand serving their takes on classic American breakfasts, including Mama T’s Pancakes and crunchy brioche French toast and […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

14 Winter Pop Ups You Need to Know About

Christmas may arguably be the best time of the year, indeed, it’s the only time you can get away with eating and drinking everything in sight. We’ve rounded up some of London’s best winter pop-ups, where you can indulge to your hearts content. Radio Rooftop at ME London Hotel What: #ApresWithAView Why: This December, ME London Hotel will be bringing the Alps to London with their #ApresWithAView rooftop pop-up. On arrival to ME London you’ll be handed your lift pass before you ascend to Radio and settle in for the evening in one of their three luxuriously furnished cable cars. […]

Openings & Launches

The Prince: The New Hotspot Everyone is Talking About

West Brompton is mainly known for its cemetery…there isn’t much going on. You don’t go to West Brompton for the great restaurants or the rooftops. That is, until now. Because West Brompton might have had to wait, but as they say patience is a virtue, and that patience is being rewarded with The Prince. A whole street transformed into an epicurean avenue. A whole street. Taking over the former Prince of Wales pub and the four disused connecting buildings on Lillie Road, The Prince is brought to you by the team behind Pergola on the Roof and Pergola Paddington Central, […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

There’s a Ski Lodge Opening in Bloomsbury

The winter chill is well and truly here, and with it comes the urge to disappear to a chalet far up a French mountain side. Probably with someone sexy, called Sebastian or Isabelle. Sigh. Well we haven’t got their numbers, but we do have the inside scoop on an establishment that will trick you into believing you did book that snowy escape. The Montague on the Gardens, one of London’s leading luxury hotels has announced the return of its Ski Lodge. A deliciously authentic slice of the Alps in our very own Bloomsbury. Come the 16th November the Lodge will […]

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11 Alternatives To The Orient Express

If there’s one thing we learn from Agatha Christie about travel on the Orient Express, it’s that you risk being brutally murdered in your bed. The Kenneth Branagh version of Murder On The Orient Express hits the big screen this week and promises to be an epic whodunit. But Hollywood’s finest, including Branagh, Johnny Depp and Judy Dench will have to share the limelight with another star character, The Orient Express itself. The world famous train is renowned as the most indulgent and luxurious form of transport possible, as opulent as it is inefficient (it takes 9 days, or you […]

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