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We Get Savaged By This Rooftop Restaurant

The hype at Savage Garden is all about debauchery, from devil-horned cocktails and black-dyed food to sexy DJs and darkened rooms – the stuff of a Marilyn Manson wet dream, when he’s not dreaming about removing ribs and gyrating on stage in a leather thong that is. Savage Garden, under the veil of darkness, definitely has a kind of we-could-get-into-trouble-here vibe; it’s dimly lit and there is loud music pumping from a purposefully chosen young, blonde DJ that certainly doesn’t harm the aesthetic. It’s an ideal date spot my taken plus one notes casually, it’s not the first time I’ve […]

Awesome Afternoon Teas

Hunky Dior-y: The Christian Dior Exhibition Gets Extended

It’s the biggest exhibition of the year, Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams at the V&A and news just in has revealed that the sell-out extravaganza has been extended to run until the 1st of September. The V&A will release additional exhibition tickets on the 15th of each month, for the month ahead – so exciting – and the first batch are officially on sale and can be found here. To celebrate the legendary designer these five hotels have created limited edition cocktails, afternoon teas and menus and the chance to get your hands on tickets which are selling as fast as Dior’s […]

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New York’s 8 Most Instagrammable Bars

The city that never sleeps? Well, if you’re not sleeping then what are you doing? Drinking, obviously! Needless to say, The Big Apple is brimming with eye-catching sights, and  doesn’t cease to impress with its bars, so, we’re inviting you to grab your spirit-of-choice and fire up...

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Awesome Afternoon Teas

11 Incredible New Afternoon Teas

Afternoon tea is a truly marvellous, quintessentially British experience that we can’t get enough of, which is why any excuse for a scone and cuppa is most welcome. Yet it goes without saying that the old, much-adored tradition sometimes needs a little tinker with and a sprucing up to make that classic egg and cress sarnie a little more desirable. Sprinkling magic onto their afternoon tea’s are a number of intrepid restaurants and hotels, creating wonders out of classics including a London Landmarks tea, a teddy bear picnic offering for the kids and a tea which comes equipped with coveted city […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Where To Eat Out In… Borough

Burrow into Borough and you’ll be bound to find some banging belters to beef up your belly. Just south of London Bridge, Borough is home to the Shard, Borough Market and the South Bank, so no shortage of great places to find nourishment. It’s bustling, bursting with flavours and yet always feels ever-so-slightly seedy with it. Welcome to Borough. Aqua Shard London Bridge (0.1 miles) The Shard. It evokes sheer wonder this bizarre Mordor-esque monolith dominating the Borough skyline. And head 31 floors up it and you’ll come across Aqua Shard. The view is splendid, reaching forever to the horizon […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Skyscrapings: Towers You Can Eat Up

75th floor restaurants are pretty much two-a-penny in New York, a table with a view is a pre-requisite in, say, Hong Kong. But in a low-rise city like London, well, the options are a little more, um, thin on the ground. However, if you are keen to get up through the atmosphere, up where the air is...

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Surprise, Surprise! Kinder Just Launched An Ice Cream

Picture this: the sun has finally risen on a rain washed London and, as lunch break arrives, you muster up the courage to head to the freezer section at your local convenience store. Your taste buds are tantalised by the sound of ice-cream but it’s only 23 degrees outside which, as a Brit, seems sweltering hot. But you worry – what will your colleagues think of you eating a Calippo at the desk? Horrified at the prospect you turn away but as you do KINDER ice-cream catches your eye. KINDER? Surely not, you think, sure that the scorching heat has […]

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Culture

The Spellbinding Tea Shop And Museum All In One

There’s no doubt about it, a cup of tea really does make everything better. It sits on our work desks pushing us through e-mails, lands in the hands of strangers as we meet for the first time, perches on the lips of friends as we catch up, goes hand-in-hand with our morning cereal bowls and rests on our bed side table with a good book. If you think tea is simply tea-rrific then you may have caught wind of Mariage Frères’ opening; France’s oldest tea house and tea house, sitting snug inside a five-storey Georgian townhouse on King Street. The incredible spot brings tea savoir-faire […]

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Openings & Launches

Marvel At This New Comicbook Restaurant

Quite possibly the dream of any little girl, boy or seasoned Comi Con attender, this comic book restaurant is set to splash colour over our lives and we can’t get enough. Alas, before excitement reaches a height of no return you’ll need to know that there’s a chance plans will fall through; planning documents need to be approved first and once they are it’s full steam ahead superhero style! Set inside MASH Steakhouse on Brewer Street, the restaurant will reportedly be an immersive, comic book spot with trace of ALL your super hero favourites, from Spawn to Superman. The restaurant would […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The Heat Is On At London’s Spiciest Restaurants

Whilst some people can sit there and easily hack a Carolina Reaper or Trinidad Moruga Scorpion, others just sense chilli in a building and vacate immediately. It’s certainly an acquired taste, and a hot one at that but there’s no denying it really spices up dishes – quite...

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Openings & Launches

11 Luscious February Openings

Don’t be fooled into thinking that just because it’s February doesn’t mean there aren’t restaurants a’plenty throwing their doors open. From prisons converted into hotels to Adam Handling’s big Chelsea opening, there’s an abundance of new places to enjoy...

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Best Brunches

A Bunch Of Brunches

Brunch; it’s that time of day we rid ourselves of last night’s debauchery by downing Bloody Mary’s, and feast our appetites and Insta feeds on avocado on toast like it’s going out of fashion. Knowing that there’s a bunch of brunch addicts in every single one of us...

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