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Shangri-La Hotel
Openings & Launches

Sky High Yoga at Shangri-La

As Londoners, our lives are pretty hectic, constantly on the go, getting up early to hit the gym or beat the commute and spending our evenings at the latest pop-ups/plays or just at the pub. It’s no wonder that we often feel like we’re running on auto pilot and one coffee away from crying. What can you do? Obviously, we’re not going to be leaving London any time soon, but we can make the most of mindfulness and learning how to achieve more balance in life, including not burning the candle at both ends. Just as well then, that The […]

The Dayrooms
Openings & Launches

Brunch Restaurant Opening in Notting Hill

When it comes to brunch, we have to hand it to our Australian friends, they have it sorted.  You know that saying brunch is to Australia, what tea is to England, may have used some artistic license there. Anyway, boutique brand, The Dayrooms are launching The Dayrooms Café next month and it’s going to be a Melbourne inspired brunch and coffee specialist. Created by Head Chef, Andrei Anechitei, the all – day menu is largely healthy, but as life is all about balance there will be a few more indulgent options too, so expect to find the likes of bagel […]

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Ben Spalding’s Small Plate Sessions

What?  As part of Shoreditch’s summer pop-up Lasts Days of Shoreditch, acclaimed chef, Ben Spalding, is serving up an regularly changing, menu of small plates. New? It opened at the end of May and will run throughout the summer on Thursday, Friday and Saturdays. Where?  Last Days of Shoreditch, 288 Old Street, Shoreditch, EC1V 9LA, www.benspalding.co.uk On the Menu: The dishes are nothing if not adventurous, but they’re served without any pretentiousness, well they can’t really be given the setting – but that’s the best way to eat them, when you’re just thinking about the food and not everything else […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Italian Gelato Delicatessen Opens

Just as winter is the time to gorge on mince pies, summer is the time to eat all the gelato and today we welcome a new place to get our dairy fix – Unico. Opening in Notting Hill, the new Italian delicatessen is run by the team behind one of Bologna’s best -loved gelaterias, Cremeria Funivia. Made on site in the gelato lab, flavours include pistachio, due torri – mascarpone gelato with chocolate and hazelnut sauce; cremino – white chocolate infused with hazelnut and the signature, Notting Hill – fior di Bufala gelato drizzled with Aceto Balsamico di Modena. Alongside […]

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Guides

What to do This Weekend: 23rd- 25th June

Summer is definitely here and so is the weekend! Which means you can get out and make the most of the sunny weather, rather than sitting inside staring forlornly out of the window listening to the whirr of the AC unit (if you’re lucky enough to have one.) We’ll be spending our weekend wandering around markets, eating BBQ and celebrating the arrival of Midsummer – join us?

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Annual Feast: London Bridge Open Kitchen Returns

Over the last few weeks, Londoners have showed their strength and solidarity after the London Bridge attack on 3rd June. On Wednesday 28th from 5pm, London Bridge Open Kitchen, the third annual al-fresco event will still being going ahead beneath The Shard because great food and drink will always bring Londoners together. To show their support, London’s favourite traders were eager to take part and bring life back into an area that has been deeply affected recently. Taking place along the London Bridge station railway arches on St Thomas Street the restaurants confirmed to participate include: Aqua Shard, Texas Joe’s, Bob’s Lobster and Village East. […]

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COYA Mayfair’s Bottomless Brunch

What? Going to restaurants isn’t just about eating, it’s also one of the best places to people watch, attracting the crowds that want to see and want to be seen, Park Lane’s Peruvian restaurant, COYA Mayfair is one of the best places for this sport and it has recently launched a bottomless brunch. New? COYA Mayfair opened back in November of 2012 but the brunch launched earlier this year at the start of April Where? COYA Mayfair, 118 Piccadilly, Mayfair, W1J 7NW, www.coyarestaurant.com On the Menu: Created by Executive Chef, Sanjay Dwivedi, the menu isn’t a Peruvian take on brunch classics, nor […]

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

The Connaught’s Painting Masterclasses

You might always say you’re going to discover your artistic side, but how about you take it a little bit further than just simply a paintbrush and a mediocre view this time? This summer The Connaught is offering a series of outdoor painting masterclasses in collaboration with  Chelsea art store Green & Stone and distinguished British artist Alex Fowler, the man behind paintings of Britain’s most beautiful landscapes. Fowler will be putting down the paintbrush and taking hand at teaching as he conducts a three hour masterclass with his essential art tips and tricks. Green and Stone will be providing […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Dine 100ft Above London

Warning – if you don’t like heights, then stop reading now. Do like heights? Let’s continue, arguably the most extreme pop-up, London in the Sky is returning next month for a two week feast in the sky. Coming to a new Chelsea site from the 19th -30th July, the pop-up will see different chefs and mixologists showcasing their culinary talents and quite literally reaching new heights – you’ll be sat around a table, 100 ft in the sky. We’ll just let that sink in, 100 ft, so if you get dizzy you might want to sit this one out, but […]

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7 Top Restaurants for Picnics

British summertime often conjures up thoughts of picnics and Pimms, indeed, with the ever looming threat of rain, us Brits will jump at the chance to dine al fresco. As of last week, Britain has been celebrating National Picnic Week…but if you don’t want to be lugging warm soggy sandwiches around from home (trust us, you really don’t), take your pick from our favourite hampers below:

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