It goes without saying that the Hindu festival of lights, more commonly known as Diwali, brings beauty in so many forms. From the mesmeric colours to the abundance of food enjoyed by families around circular tables, it’s a time where life is celebrated, against all odds. The festival...
London’s never ending story of gin, afternoon teas and brunches seems to have no end, and now there’s a whole host of new brunches coming our way. From brunches where you can win real diamonds, to unlimited espresso martinis and Venetian twists, here’s where you need to be...
Sunday doesn’t have to be the day that you spend recovering from the party, curled up in front of Netflix; Sunday can be the party! #SundayFunday. And one restaurant that has the Sunday vibes spot-on is Hakkasan. The Michelin-starred restaurant is already known for its Dim Sum Sundays, a feast of cocktails, Champagne and dim sum and now they are taking things up a notch with the introduction of a new ‘luxe version’, featuring a bottle of 2008 Louis Roederer Cristal Champagne. Here are five reasons you need to check it out… The Champagne and Cocktails Dim Sum Sunday embodies […]
Remember, remember, the fifth of November, long drink, cocktail or shot. Or something like that. Because today is not only a time to celebrate the fact that parliament wasn’t blown to smithereens in an audacious terrorist plot, but also a chance for bars to flog loosely Guy Fawkes night...
While we’re running around on low-rent broomsticks and tick-or-treating, the Mexicans are doing things properly. Forget Halloween, it’s all about Day of the Dead. Día de Muertos is a far more wholesome, far cooler and far more meaningful version of Halloween, celebrating the All Soul’s Day, the day after Halloween, and honouring the dead. And drinking tequila. Art of Patrón x Day of the Dead When: Friday 2nd November Patrón, our favourite tequila maker, will be transporting guests on an immersive journey through Mexican heritage to celebrate Day of the Dead. Experience exclusive live art installations from artist Pablo Angel Lugo […]
If this summer taught us one thing, it’s that ruling your life according to Love Island makes sound sense. My diary throughout June and July was governed by the broadcast times of the reality TV show, as was most of Britain’s. I was at an engagement party that pretty much cleared out at 9:30 so everyone could be in front of their tellies in time for their daily instalment. So when Love Islander Dr Alex George tells you to head to a restaurant, surely it carries more weight than Giles Coren, Jay Rayner and Fay Maschler put together? The restaurant […]
If you’re a millenial, chances are you’ve been Insta’d with a smashed avocado on toast in front of you; most likely on a pastel-coloured plate with a neon sign in the background. Yes, we’ve all been there, and it looks like the burning fire of our avo-obsession isn’t going to be blown out anytime soon. From avocado ice-cream to avocado lattes, things have now rocketed to new levels with Long Arm Pub and Brewery’s introduction of Avocado Beer! Yes, you heard right. Aptly timed for #VeganMonth, the pub will be sprucing up their pints with the coveted fruit, in the […]
Yes, yes, we know; why go out to fancy Chinese restos when a (cosier) alternative would be to give good ol’ Deliveroo a bell and sit soft with Netflix blaring in the background? However, we’ve been about the Chinese food block a little, so we feel we know what we’re talking about when we say our city has some (prawn) crackers of Chinese restaurants to check out. So, if you’ve exhausted the take-out menu and China Town has seen your face one too many times, here are the choice Chinese’s that we’re soy into… Park Chinois Green Park (0.2 […]
The wait is nearly over, one of the most anticipated openings of the year is on the brink of throwing open the doors and we’ve got an advance look at what the Covent Garden restaurant will look like. Guests climb the orange marble spiral staircase, lined with a massive street art mural of Japanese mythology, before they are deposited in the large 128-seater dining room with its three separate spaces. The black and white marble floors inspired by Oscar Niemeyer, leads though the main dining area with its living ceiling, covered in South American and Japanese plants and foliage, and on to […]
We get it, the weather is starting to turn, the nights are drawing in and the televisions is getting rather good and all you want to do is hibernate under your duvet. This is London though and you can’t just say in, you need to get out there and experience everything it has to offer and this winter Mastercard is giving you a little helping hand with more priceless experiences. Embrace Hygge at Inamo Read any hygge guide and they’ll tell you that it’s all about being with your friends, eating and playing board games. This is the London equivalent […]
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