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London Underground tea at Park Lane Hotel

To celebrate this week's 150th Anniversary of the London Underground, The Park Lane Hotel has created a special London Underground Afternoon taking guests on a culinary journey around the world-famous tube network. Pastry Chef, Sarah Hartnett, has created an menu which will be served in the the hotel’s Art Deco lounge, Palm Court. On arrival, guests will be greeted with a Metropolitan 1863 cocktail – Beefeater 24 gin and blackcurrant tea (produced in a distillery near Kennington Station!) To follow: a selection of five sandwiches and savouries including a ‘London Bridge’ roll with egg, crème fraîche, sun-blushed tomatoes and rocket; […]

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Claridge’s celebrates The Great Gatsby

Limber up for spring’s must-see movie, The Great Gatsby by learning the Charleston in Claridge’s Art Deco ballroom. The hotel is partnering with London’s finest flappers, The Bee’s Knees, for monthly masterclasses in the dances of the Roaring Twenties. You’ll learn to execute authentic Charleston steps, including the scare crow, bees knees, bunny hop, fish tail and Josephine Baker and if you want to look the part as well, The Bee’s Knees will also be offering style tips on everything from sequinned headbands to strings of pearls and satin elbow-length gloves. The lessons will last for 90 minutes, after which […]

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Simply fish

The first Simply Fish opened in Camden at the end of last year with its convivial atmosphere and menu of fish and seafood, delivered daily from its own merchants in Cornwall and transformed with a range of Mediterranean, Asian and Middle Eastern influences. And now owner Chris Singham is fast tracking his plans to expand the brand with Simply Fish St Paul’s opening next month on 13 February. A third outlet will launch in Chiswick in the summer. “The reaction to Simply Fish has exceeded all our expectations,” says Singham. “Customers seem to love the flexibility of being able to […]

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Australia month at Draft House

Attention Australians (and beer lovers!) Draft House is celebrating the run up to Australia Day with good old Aussie beer and good tucker from today until – 26th January. Expect a terrific selection of the hottest Aussie craft beers at all Draft House sites from breweries such as Little Creatures, White Rabbit and Stone & Wood. Specials on the food menu include on Draft House’s food menu, including the ‘Ute Burger’ – the ultimate Aussie Utility Burger, which will star (from the bottom up): a slice of pineapple, 6oz 28-day aged Aberdeen Angus hamburger patty, pickled beets, flat-fried egg and […]

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Primo – Italian Attitude in Soho

Bringing a genuine Italian experience to London’s Soho, here is a restaurant with attitude. Primo, launched December 2012, serves mind-blowing Italian dishes that capture the imagination of any diner. Perfect for both lunches and evenings out, Primo offers an array of hearty tapas, as well as classic dishes such as Risotto of the day, Rigatoni with aubergine, and Tagliatelle al ragu. Relax and enjoy a taste sensation while served by Primo’s charming Italian waiters, who are genuinely passionate about the food. The restaurant features comfortable and understated décor, with pieces of Ronnie Wood’s dramatic artwork lending a splash of colour to […]

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Primo – Italian Attitude in Soho

Bringing a genuine Italian experience to London’s Soho, here is a restaurant with attitude. Primo, launched December 2012, serves mind-blowing Italian dishes that capture the imagination of any diner. Perfect for both lunches and evenings out, Primo offers an array of hearty tapas, as well as classic dishes such as Risotto of the day, Rigatoni with aubergine, and Tagliatelle al ragu. Relax and enjoy a taste sensation while served by Primo’s charming Italian waiters, who are genuinely passionate about the food. The restaurant features comfortable and understated décor, with pieces of Ronnie Wood’s dramatic artwork lending a splash of colour to […]

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A feast of Scottish delights at supperclub

Celebrated Scottish chef Hardeep Singh, of Masterchef fame, is cooking up an exquisite Burn’s Night feast on the 18th January, complete with a Scottish-themed evening of music and entertainment. Staff at London’s supperclub will be sporting full tartan and kilts, and diners will be treated to a four-course culinary journey, including both traditional dishes and Hardeep specialties, such as Cullen skink, Balmoral chicken and Cranachan. Exciting ceilidh dancing will get the party started, leading a creative and inspirational troop of entertainers, featuring dancers, singers, musicians, and even acrobats! Later in the evening, internationally acclaimed DJs will take to the decks, […]

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York & Albany’s Pop-Up Hunting Cabin

York & Albany is taking inspiration from the historic hunting grounds of nearby Regents Park to open a pop-up and quintessentially British hunting cabin. Open for six weeks only, the cabin will offer seasonal specialities amidst soothing surroundings. Set on the edge of the park, the cabin is furnished with traditional tartans, tweeds and animal skins and the walls are covered with authentic antlers and taxidermy. There’s even an outdoor terrace complete with heaters where you can indulge in winter favourites such as spiced boozy hot chocolate and toast your own homemade marshmallows. Otherwise, drink the ‘Kentucky Winter Julep’ or […]

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Royal Suite at InterContinental Park Lane London

InterContinental  London Park Lane has recently unveiled their new Royal Suite, paying homage to the site of the hotel,  145 Piccadilly the location of the Queen’s former childhood residence. Designed by The Gallery, the suite which is situated on the 8th floor at the heart of the ‘By Royal Appointment’ suite, encapsulates and emulates the signature styles and elegance of the Queen from childhood to the present. The suite painted in a mix of pastel palettes and bolder brighter colours is decorated with delicate detail, such as the opulent hand – blown glass chandelier inspired by Her Majesty’s diamond collection […]

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Rooftop Film Club Returns to the Roof Gardens

The beautiful Roof Gardens above Kensington High Street are hosting the Rooftop Film Club once more. With an aim to banish the January blues and bring some fun to this bleak month the Rooftop Film Club will be show casing a line up of classic and cult films beneath the marquee set in the 1.5 acres of themed gardens. Snuggle up on the sofas with a glass of champagne or Peroni and some great food from the barbeque to watch films, ranging  from Breakfast at Tiffany’s to Drive. The first films to be shown on Monday 7th January will be […]

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