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Hands up who went to Lovebox? Well here’s a question, what do they have in common with the BAFTAs, The Brit Awards and Charlie from Wandsworth’s house party? No not celebrities, unless Charlie had a really fantastic house party. Music would have been a good guess, almost there. The answer is in fact they all made use of London Speaker Hire. They are guys who have ‘The sound thing… sorted!’ Whether you are planning your wedding reception, the office annual party, or a big public event, the last thing you want as the music starts playing is for the speakers […]

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Wimbledon Film Studios

Not just a working film studio, the innovative production hub Wimbledon Film and TV Studios have just announced that they will be launching a new event space, which will be ready just in time for the winter party season and Christmas. Positioned perfectly within the already existing studios, so that guests can explore the other areas, the new space is over 5000ft² and includes a large floor area, and adjacent restaurant with a bar stretching out an impressive 1000ft as well as a  mezzanine level, providing views out across the floor below. Close enough to central London, without the bustle […]

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Tommi’s Burger Joint

Tommi’s Burger Joint, which launched last year in Marylebone as a pop-up has just re-opened in a brand new permanent venue on Thayer Street. The intimate American-style diner from Iceland, is the creation of Icelandic entrepreneur Tomas Tómasson, who has launched nearly 20 restaurants and hotels in his native Iceland. Here in London, head chef is Siggi Gunnlaugsson who relocated to the UK to launch the first site last year. The menu is simple – just a selection of burgers, and a vegetarian option. Produce will be carefully sourced from within the UK, with meat from HG Walter butchers in […]

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Burger and Oyster Bar at Boisdale of Bishopsgate

Boisdale of Bishopsgate has recently opened its doors to their brand new Burger and Oyster Bar. With an utterly decadent menu showcasing dishes of the highest quality, Boisdale’s have taken the usual burger and given it a first class upgrade.   The burger menu offers an array of options starting with the Classic, which includes lemon tarragon mayonnaise, dill pickles and beef tomatoes, adding an extra oomph to your typical burger and bun. The Inferno provides for the more fiery of diners, with smoked tomato, chilli relish and jalapeno peppers. Boisdale also offers Deluxe choices, meaning that maple glazed bacon […]

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BONNIE GULL’S SUMMER BBQ IN AID OF THE WILDLIFE TRUST

On Friday 6th Bonnie Gull are upping sticks and taking over Camley Street nature reserve in Kings Cross, as they host an end of summer BBQ feast, to raise funds for the Living Seas project. With various food stations around the reserved guests can tuck into all that Bonnie Gull has to offer as they meander around the Regents Canal. Starting things off with a cocktails and oysters, naturally, guests can then make their way through Scandinavian – style salmon fillets, which are nailed to plank and fired in wood pits before being served with shaved fennel and orange salad. […]

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Gizzi Erksine’s Rock n Roller Disco

Rock n Roll, big time burgers and live music is all part of Gizzi Erksine’s upcoming event, the Rock n Roller Disco takeover at Skate Kings Cross. In collaboration with Carl Clarke, Erksine’s evening promises chase vodka cocktails and a roller disco, with music by The Black Cat Boppers to be played throughout the night. Designed by Erksine herself, the menu is certain to be a treat, complete with welcome drink on arrival. ‘The Smokey Robinson’, is made with Chase English Oak smoked vodka, ensuring a punchy opening to the evening. To start, Erksine has selected chicken wings in a […]

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Thistle Marble Arch’s Glenn Miller Bar

Thistle Marble Arch’s Glenn Miller Bar has put a modern day twist on its quintessentially British cocktail menu. Celebrity mixologist Andy Pearson has developed a range of cocktails inspired by the moods of the modern Londoner on busy Oxford Street. The newly developed menu allows for a cocktail to suit every occasion and individual. Bold luxurious choices are available to ease the hustle and bustle of the city, or as the perfect accompaniment to a warm summer evening, the citrus infused elixirs are refreshing and light.   Not only are traditional British staples such as London Dry gin found on […]

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Geo Gabriel performs at Morton’s Club, Mayfair

On Thursday 15th August, Morton's Club in Mayfair is set to host an evening of undeniable class, as singer Geo Gabriel performs in their stunning restaurant, with set and a la carte menus served throughout the evening. With promise of classic covers alongside eclectic performances taken from his forthcoming album entitled The Appetizer, the night is certain entertain anyone who likes to blend quality music with sophisticated surroundings. Although not an immediately recognisable name, Gabriel has worked alongside the likes of Lionel Ritchie, Will Young and even Take That, so whether you know his entire back catalogue or not, that certainly […]

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The Whistler Restaurant

The Whistler Restaurant at Tate Britain will reopen 19 November following Tate Britain’s £45 million redevelopment project. The reopening will co-incide with the unveiling of a newly restored mural by Rex Whistler, The Expedition in Pursuit of Rare Meats, which will take pride of place in the restaurant. When it originally launched in 1927, the restaurant was described as “The Most Amusing Room in Europe” due to the scenes depicted within Whistler’s mural displayed therein. The 8ft by 32ft painting depicts a fantastical journey through many lands by an unlikely royal hunting group and the artist was a student at […]

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An Evening of 1920s Entertainment at Archer Street

With Gatsby fever still taking over London, Archer Street invites guests to their Soho Bar to unearth their inner starlet for a 1920s based evening this upcoming bank holiday.  Full 1920s attire is encouraged, which not only allows for zoot suits and flapper dresses to be donned, but it also guarantees a jazz themed cocktail on arrival to really set the evening swinging. Further Gatsby-esque drinks include the Cherry Cherry Bang Bang, a concoction of Tanqueray, cherry and lime. Or perhaps Wild Horses is more to your taste, featuring bourbon, raspberries and a fizz of ginger beer. Betty Blue may […]

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Porters’ Summer Scotch Eggs

Porters English restaurant  in Covent Garden covet Great British cuisine, and are well known for serving a brilliantly diverse menu bursting with English favourites, featuring steak and kidney pies, and home made ice creams. No picnic is complete without them: the humble scotch egg. The quintessentially British classic has been around since 1738, but this summer Porters English restaurant are transforming them with the launch of several new additions, including a venison variation, and smoked haddock creation, and one for the vegetarians, made from lentils and spices. They are of course still serving their traditional sausage scotch egg, and each are of […]

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Chotto Matte

Chotto Matte is set to open in September during London Fashion Week bringing the energy of underground Tokyo to the streets of Soho. Located on the corner of Bateman and Frith Streets, it will bring together the best of Japanese and Peruvian cultures serving up Nikkei cuisine, colourful cocktails, and live music. Spread over three floors, the venue will comprise of 6 distinct areas. The ground floor will include an expansive cocktail lounge featuring a curved bar cut from lava stone from which mixologists will shake up Nikkei inspired Pisco, Sochu, and Sake cocktails. There are also retractable glass walls […]

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