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ME London

Roll up for the official launch of ME by Meliá’s flagship hotel, ME London, on 1st March. The design-led, lifestyle hotel in The Strand's Marconi House, former London HQ of BBC Radio, marks Foster + Partners’ first UK hotel project and the first for which they have designed all of the interiors and exteriors. The property has 157 guest rooms, including 16 suites and ultra-luxurious Suite ME, a two-storey penthouse located in the turret of the building. All feature sumptuous bedding, bathrooms with rain showers straight out of a spa and paraben free APTIVITA amenities plus access to the hotel’s […]

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Love is in the air at the London Eye

It’s almost Valentine’s Day and it seems love really is in the air amongst us Londoners. On 10th February Natasha Palmer and Jagan Rao got engaged on the London Eye, and it seems that Jagan is not the only one to choose the London Eye with its stunning views as the perfect place to ask that all important question, in fact 4999 other couples have also got engaged against the backdrop of the London skyline. The capsules in the air have seen 512 weddings, 22 civil partnerships and an impressive 1.5 million glasses of champagne have been drunk. But as […]

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Big Easy gets even bigger

Legendary crabshack Big Easy is taking their lobster obsession to a new level. The King’s Road crustacean diner, known for its reasonable prices on the valuable meat, will be serving up prized lobster in even bigger portions! Food-lovers at Big Easy will now be able to enjoy up to 6 pounds of plump juicy lobster – what a catch. Fill your stomach without the need to empty your wallet; Big Easy treats you to the freshest marine lobster with fries, salad and a drink – at less than £10 per pound. Share with a group of friends or feast alone; […]

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Celebrate Valentine’s all weekend with Aurelia

Why should Valentine's be restricted to one day only? Couples have the chance to celebrate their love all weekend, as the Mediterranean restaurant Aurelia extends its special Valentine's menu! Enjoy exotic offerings such as Warm Baby Octopus Salad or Duck Terrine with Prune Compote & Pan Brioche, and lavish your taste buds with luxury dishes such as Lobster Risotto or Foie Gras and Olives Stuffed Roast Baby Chicken. Don’t forget the dessert – a staple in any romantic dinner date. Fall in love over Chocolate Mousse with Raspberry and a Wild Strawberry Soufflé. Mediterranean cuisine is for lovers of food, and […]

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La Dolce Domenica

Knightsbridge's luxurious The Bulgari Hotel & Residences is launching an Italian-themed Sunday brunch and movie experience, commencing Sunday 24 February. The brunch buffet and á la carte menu will be available in Il Ristorante between noon and 2.30pm, after which guests will be invited to kick back with one of two complimentary movie screenings in the hotel’s state-of-the-art, 47-seat Cinema. Following a signature Bloody Mary, Mimosa or glass of Prosecco, guests can get stuck into a buffet fresh fruits, smoothies and juices, artisan breads and pastries, Italian cheeses and hams and decadent desserts from Amedei Chocolate Mousse to Tiramisu, Baba […]

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Café de Paris

‘Le Chat Noir’ was the original cabaret, grown in late 19th century Paris. In a blast from the past, the West End club Café de Paris hosts its English cousin, the Black Cat Cabaret; re-igniting the spirit of the first shows over a hundred years ago. Stepping into the nightclub is to be swallowed by an elegant, opulent whale. Descend down a curved staircase into the Titanic ballroom, a sparkling cavern of velvet and gold. Large tables are laid out for the show, and if a couple, you are seated with other couples – getting to know them is part […]

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Future Talent at Wolf & Badger

Wolf & Badger, firmly behind its mantra of promoting and supporting the most innovative independent talent, is taking advantage of London Fashion Week to showcase its new collection. Launching their most exciting AW13 fashion, accessories and jewellery brands on the 15th, a 5 day show room will follow. Sure to be an exciting event featuring some of their top designers; all set to be future stars of fashion. All the designers participating in the showroom are stocked at Wolf & Badger’s stores, and the showroom is designed to increase their profiles. Emerging designers often have a hard fight to succeed so it’s […]

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Je t’aime Bella Freud candles

Slogo sweaters may be having another fashion moment (Brian Lichtenberg, les plus dorés, Cara Delevigne for DKNY) but Freud dynasty scion Bella Freud has been ahead of the game for years with her famous sweaters bearing the legends Ginsberg is God and Je t’aime Jane. And now she’s turned them into slogo candles. Collaborating with perfumier, Azzi Glasser, there are three to choose from: the signature Bella in Incense Wood  & Oud inspired by “glamorous hippies in the ‘60s and my childhood in Morocco”, the more cerebral Ginsberg is God in Fig Leaf and Tomato and the pretty Je t’aime […]

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Bluebird’s Wedding Showcase

Brides-to-be start getting excited – Bluebird Chelsea is soon to play host to its third dazzling bridal showcase! All those with upcoming weddings are invited to come on 13th March and view the venue’s four exquisite rooms styled in the latest bridal trends. Attending will representatives from designer teams such as Sassi Holford, Maids to Measure, Hermione Harbutt and Lulu Kacho. Don’t be afraid to bring your fiancé – he can admire the distinguished wedding cars on the Bluebird courtyard, while you browse bespoke hair designs by Lockonego. Make a day of it with a glass of bubbly on arrival, […]

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Pop-up PING pong

For one night only, the Earls Court institution PING is packing up the paddles and moving east. On February 16th, the team behind the ping pong bar will be setting up at Village Underground, Shoreditch. Joining forces with Big Apple Hot Dogs, the idea is to create a pop-up haven of ping pong tournaments, DJs, and tasty snacks! Big Apple Hot Dogs will be dishing out cheeky creations such as ‘The Huge Pole’ – a giant Polish sausage with large chunks of pork, seasoned with paprika – and ‘The Big Dog’ – made with coarsely ground beef seasoned with majoram […]

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