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Ron Arad at HOSB

Ahead of the launch of its not-for-profit members’ club in the autumn, The House of St Barnabas presents a series of events and conversations in its beautiful chapel this spring. Founding member, Richard Strange, is returning with his A Mighty Big If soirées, in association with HiBROW TV, a new digital platform for the Arts. The next in the series (15 May) will feature Richard in conversation with seminal designer, Ron Arad. The Tel Aviv born Arad studied at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, before working at The Architectural Association until 1979. His career took off after the […]

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Dance of the Seven (Vodka) Veils

ABSOLUT has thought well outside the bottle (or The Box even) for its new 2013 edition. ABSOLUT Elyx Dance of the Silk Veils. The brew is distilled in a 1920s vintage copper still for a ‘natural taste and silky finish’. And inspired by said silky finish, ABSOLUT teamed up with London’s The Box nightclub to create an actual ABSOLUT Elyx Dance of the Silk Veils (what else?), where layers of copper coloured silk are removed by the dancer until a magnum bottle of the tipple is UNveiled. The dance and the bottle were launched earlier this week at The Box […]

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Cannizaro House

Wimbledon’s historic Cannizaro House is getting a facelift and a brand new Orangerie to boot! As of the end of this month, the venue’s spectacular £3million renovation will be revealed to the public alongside a new addition: The Orangerie, an al fresco conservatory restaurant specialising in Mediterranean artisan cuisine. Perched on the outskirts of the capital amidst 34 acres of manicured parkland, the House boasts a 300 year history but now its 46 individually designed rooms and bathrooms have all been refurbished in keeping with the look and feel of this grand Georgian edifice using over 100 different styles of […]

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Kindred, West London’s most exciting members’ space, has teamed up with The Handbook to exclusively offer one lucky winner a complimentary brunch + guest and a three-month membership, which includes: Two floors of co-working space including The Library for quiet working, lounge space for meetings, phone booth for private calls, and a members bar to order food and drink Targeted introductions and weekly members networking to grow your business Weekly events such as Monday morning Coffee Club, meditation on Tuesdays, 60 seconds networking Wednesdays, and river walks on a Thursday Opportunity to showcase your work in their newsletter to 2k+ […]

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Lazybones in Farringdon

It’s said that the people make a place, and this couldn’t be more obvious than at exciting new diner Lazybones in Farringdon. Almost a stone’s throw from the station, Lazybones exudes chilled out charm, with mission of ‘slow meat, hard drinks’ and the most friendly, down-to-Earth staff you’ll ever meet. Everyone who steps over the threshold is greeted like an old friend, and although Lazybones should easily fall into the category of East London haunts too cool for their own good, the amazing, welcoming atmosphere rescues the place from that fashionable fate. The menu at Lazybones is not the most […]

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Join a foodie experiment at The Lab

The Lab, a new experimental event from the creators of Taste of London and AEG is kicking off with a three night flavour experience next month at Tobacco Docks with a spectacular chef line-up and DJs.  Expect an array of interactive experiences, with gourmet innovators including Brazilian top chef Alex Atala whose Sao Paulo restaurant D.O.M, is currently fourth best in the world and Massimo Bottura whose three Michelin star restaurant in Modena Italy is fifth best. Lars Williams (Noma’s head of research and development) will host and curate the Noma Flavour Test at The Lab – think tutorials and […]

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The Truscott Arms

Maida Vale is set for the launch of The Truscott Arms next month. Located in a beautifully renovated Victorian building, this three floor development will comprise a ground floor pub and an elegant first floor dining room presided over by young South African chef Etienne Bruwer, formerly of the Michelin-starred Galvin at Windows. The third floor will feature three individual rooms for private and corporate events and a gallery that will host revolving exhibitions by some of the UK’s most talented young artists. The Truscott Arms is the creation of Andrew Fishwick, a theatre producer whose work has won four […]

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Mile High Pop Up Lands in London

Forget overcrowded stuffy planes and however fast flights might be now, the golden age of travel was definitely the 1950s, when everything was still glamorous, new and exciting. To fly abroad, really meant something, it was more than just a way of transport, it was an event in itself, a concept that has been lost somewhat. The pop up Mile High, brought to you by the creative Templeton family, have recognised this and are bringing this golden era to four secret West end locations. Taking guests on a lavish, adventure seeking city escape all in one evening. Last weekend saw […]

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Portuguese Wines at Paramount

Paramount, in the Centre Point building, welcomes wine personality Olly Smith next month as he unveils his 50 Great Portuguese Wines. Best known for his wine matching skills on BBC1’s Saturday Kitchen, Olly is currently busy tasting Portugal’s finest wines to cherry pick a selection for the evening event on 18th April. With the focus on fine wines at a budget price, Olly will be looking at those priced £7-£30 – perfectly affordable for any occasion! He says that wines from Portugal are underrated, with ‘outstanding flavours across their vineyards…the skill of local winemakers devoted to their awesome range of […]

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Great Northern Hotel

Next month the Great Northern Hotel re-opens for the first time in almost 12 years following a comprehensive £40 million renovation programme. Sandwiched in prime position between King’s Cross Station and St Pancras International, the privately owned Grade II listed building has been restored by owner-operator Jeremy Robson of Ram. The hotel forms an integral part of King’s Cross station and the dome of the new Western Concourse has been designed to fit its crescent shape. Originally designed by architect Lewis Cubitt, the Great Northern Hotel first opened in 1854 and the 91-bedroom hotel has been refurbished to evoke the […]

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Easter Afternoon Tea at The Ampersand Hotel

It’s a four day week, hurrah! And a four day weekend coming up too means it’s the perfect time for a little indulgence, especially as it is Easter.  Where better to go than The Ampersand Hotel situated in South Kensington for a little luxury?  The Drawing Rooms are arguably the very symbol of this luxury, picture French finesse meets British style, with a fire burning and deep studded velvet sofas and this weekend they will be home to the Easter Afternoon Tea. The menu includes a selection of sandwiches as well as the irresistible sounding homemade white chocolate scones, hot […]

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Cocomaya pops up at Heathrow Terminal 5

If you’re jetting off for Easter via Heathrow you don’t need to miss out on the annual chocolate fest that marks the occasion as Cocomaya fine chocolatier and artisan baker is launching to launch a beautiful new pop-up at Terminal 5. Situated on the upper level, the 200 square foot shop will offer Cocomaya’s Vienna-style pastries, cakes, gourmet sandwiches, chocolate bars, boxes of truffles and chocolate covered fruit and nuts as well as a choice of hot and cold drinks. There are even mini cakes because we all know what they say about 'a little of what you fancy' while […]

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Park Theatre

This spring London is getting a brand new £2.2million theatre complex in Finsbury Park. Husband and wife team Jez and Melli Bond have raised revenue through the sale of three commercial properties on the upper floors and private funding. Ian McKellen is one of a host of stars backing this innovative project which promises to break new boundaries for non-subsidised arts provision in the UK. High profile attendees at a gala fundraiser last year for the project’s Education Floor (which will deliver workshops to 500 young people per year in association with the award winning Islington Community Theatre) included Benedict […]

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