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Cocktail Masterclasses at Company Below

Next month, Company Below, Greek Street’s hidden drinking den will be playing host to some of London’s best bartenders for a month of cocktail masterclasses and bespoke drinks and you know we can’t get enough of cocktails. Each week throughout August a different bartender will be showing you how to mix drinks as well as creating a signature drink for that week and first up it’ll be Miguel Arbe Rey, aka the Executive Bartender from the Ceviche group. Bringing the pisco to the party, his guest cocktail, Jamming, is made from Barsol Acholado Pisco, corn water, coriander and black peppercorn […]

Openings & Launches

Coal Rooms: A Restaurant in a Ticket Office

A ticket office might not seem like the most usual place for a restaurant, you’d think it’d be better as a ticket office but as we use less ticket offices and eat out more, maybe it isn’t such a bad idea. Peckham-based entrepreneurs, Richard Robinson and Cemal Ezel, certainly think so as next month they are doing just that as they open Coal Rooms. Taking over the beautifully restored former Grade II listed ticket office which was originally part of Peckham Rye’s train station in the 1930s, Coal Rooms will be home to: a 24-seater café which transforms into a […]

Guides

14 Unexpected Places for Gin

With the popularity of gin comes the increased number of bars all claiming to be gin experts or supposedly boasting London’s largest gin collections. We’ve looked beyond the obvious ‘gin bars’ and have picked the destinations that you may have overlooked. From monthly gin and jazz to gin tastings with the experts, here are our pick of the gin places you may have not previously considered.

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Think Pink: A Month of Rosé

Last weekend we saw the success of the UK’s first ever Rosé Festival at The Geffrye Museum. Well instead of just a weekend dedicated to London’s favourite tipple, how about a whole month? And why not dedicate it not only to rosé, but also everything else we love that is pink? Londoners will be encouraged to Think Pink over the course of August as our favourite restaurants get involved all in aid of The Pink Ribbon Charity. Avenue in St James’s and Aster in Victoria will be serving a bottomless rosé brunch throughout the month with pink themed food to […]

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Travel

11 of The Best Glamping Spots in the UK

When you think camping you hardly think luxury, do you? Glamping however is a completely different ball game. Throw some hot tubs, a few of the UK’s favourite destinations, comfortable beds and even heated showers together and you have yourself a glamping holiday. Now we have your attention. Brook Farm What: In The Stix Why: Aptly named ‘In The Stix’, Rutland’s favourite glamping spot claim they’ve mastered the balance of private glamping but also making a few friends along the way. Each Dome is spread out across the unbeatable countryside of the East Midlands, snuggled up between Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire. […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Suvlaki Opens on Brick Lane

This week sees the opening of new Athenian restaurant, Suvlaki, and two guesses what it’s going to be focusing on?  Yep got it in one, suvlaki. Not hot on your Greek cuisine? It’s the traditional grilled meat skewer. The work of Irene Margariti and Yannis Theodorakakos with Executive Chefs Alfred Prasad and Elias Mamalakis, the menu will revolve suvlaki which can be ordered on the stick or in pitas with dishes including: Mount Olympus wild boar sausage with smoked aubergine; spicy king prawn with dill and rose aioli and Gloucester Old Spot pork with grated tomato, tzatziki and red onion. […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Le Petit Chef: New Immersive Dining Pop-Up

Like immersive dining? Then let us introduce you to Dinner Time Story, a new, innovative dining concept which uses cutting edge 3D animations to bring your table to life, telling the story of Le Petit Chef. It’s had a hugely successful launch in Dubai and the United Arab Emirates and this autumn it’ll be coming to London. Set to arrive in October for three months, Le Petit Chef – In the Footsteps of Marco Polo, will take diners on a journey in the footsteps of Marco Polo, as the world’s smallest, muttering chef (he’s only 58mm) travels from Marseilles to […]

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What to do This Weekend

What to do This Weekend: 21st – 23rd July

The weekend is almost here – it’s so close we can almost touch it and what a weekend it’s going to be. Yes there is al fresco yoga and a press up challenge, but the majority of it is going to be all about food and beer, which is fine by us. You’ve got: street food, bottomless brunches, beer festivals, wine festivals, summer festivals (basically all the festivals) and 2000 free pizzas to work through. Let’s get going.

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Openings & Launches

The Jones Family Project Launch Cocktail and Vinyl Pop-Up

The Jones Family Project have just launched a new pairing pop-up, except they aren’t matching cocktails or wine with food – they’re matching cocktails with music. In a tribute to vinyl, which has actually had quite the revival, they’ve created nine cocktails to be matched with nine different albums. Their first menu will see the likes of Abba paired with an Absolut Cosmopolitan, Frank Sinatra with Jack Daniels on the Rocks and Elvis Presley with a Peanut Butter Sandwich, naturally. The pop-up is available now until the end of September and you can book it for free for you and […]

Openings & Launches

RIGO’ Opens on New Kings Road

RIGO’ is the Piedmontese word for a journey of rigorous research, it’s also the name of the new restaurant from Gonzalo Luzarraga and Francesco Ferretti, because ‘A Journey of Rigorous Research’ doesn’t really have the same ring to it. The journey that this restaurant will be telling, is Gonzalo’s own journey from when he first tasted his grandfather’s bread on the French borders of Italy to when learning the art of foraging from Walter Eynard in Torino and mastering classical French techniques in Alain Ducasse’s institutional Le Louis XV. Quite the culinary journey, more so when ours is the just […]

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Things to do Outdoors

There’s a Playground Opening Just For Adults

Long are the days of being content with our weekends consisting of simply eating and drinking, now we need activities such as mini golf and croquet to keep us entertained. Health fanatics and super seed brand, 9Nine, have taken note of the growing trend and have decided to take it one step further… Though certain games might bring out the competitive streak in some of us, this activity is proven to keep everyone happy and that is the forgotten activity of playing. Yes, 9NINE will be creating a playground for adults over one special weekend this July. The playground will […]

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

Tiny Tails: The Micro Pig Pop-Up

The ultimate millennial goal of being able to take a selfie with a miniature pig, sure to get you a plethora of social media likes, is about to become a reality. Hogwash, I hear you yell! But for one day only Tiny Tails will be allowing animal friendly attendees to get up close and personal with our precious porcine pals. The event will take place 27th July from 12-2pm as part of Merchant Square’s ‘Summer of Fun’; a series of free events and activities this summer. On the day there will also be opportunities to play with rabbits on the […]

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