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Mat Collishaw at Other Criteria

This month, Damien Hirst’s Other Criteria gallery in New Bond Street is staging an exhibition of new works by Mat Collishaw which combines additions to his Innercity Inhalers glass sculpture series with further prints from Last Meals on Death Row. The former are replicas of plastic smoking bongs used the world over. These interpretations of Marcel Duchamp’s ‘Air de Paris’, address the polluting yet mind expanding effects of inner city air so viewers looking through the translucent semi melted bongs might be forgiven for worrying their drink’s been spiked! The Last Meal prints feature meals chosen by American death row […]

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Bermondsey Street Festival

Get set for the Bermondsey Street Festival this Saturday 22 September. Continuing in the community spirit of the Queen’s Jubilee and the Olympics, the whole street will be closed off to traffic and filled with stalls, a fashion show, dog show, a pub tog-o-war, tennis competition for children and city farm animals to pet. Promoting local talent and creativity, you can also expect entertainment from local performers and musicians. Two local venues, The Garrison and Village East, will be sharing a beer tent, serving not only beer but cider and frozen margaritas too. Further cocktails include the Bitterrest Brew, a […]

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South Place

    Aimed at discerning business travellers and design conscious guests, South Place Hotel is the City of London’s first independent luxury hotel – all stunning art installations, contemporary design collaborations and mouth-watering menus. Located between Moorgate and Liverpool Street, South Place derives its inspiration from the DNA of London: cultural diversity, local neighbourhoods, understated wit and an easy sense of self. It combines the buzz of D&D London’s restaurants with Conran-designed interiors and specially- commissioned work by contemporary London artists and promises to be more ‘meet and eat’ than purely ‘sleep.’ On the ground floor, all-day British diner, 3 […]

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Sanderson Sessions

Check out the latest Sanderson Sessions tonight with beautiful Swedish-Australian twin sister duo Saint Lou Lou who spend their lives bouncing between the long cold winters of Stockholm, Sweden and the happy-go-lucky beaches of Sydney, Australia. The band has just released their first EP through Kitsuné, and this will be one of their very first, UK live performances. For the last three consecutive summers Sanderson Sessions (previously Sanderson Predicts) has played host to some of the UK’s most innovative and exciting new bands. The series returned this summer, with the iconic Sanderson Courtyard playing host to a series of unique […]

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MAZE

Later this month Gordon Ramsay’s maze restaurant and bar in Mayfair will celebrate the latest addition to its French Asian menu with the launch of maze sushi bar adding an exciting new dimension to the restaurant. Sushi and sashimi dishes will be served at the counter itself, as a selection with drinks in the bar, or to accompany the menu in the main restaurant. maze grill will also be offering dishes from the sushi bar and guests will be able to order sashimi and sushi add-ons to combine with the grass-fed Aberdeen angus beef, the 31-day aged Dedham Vale beef […]

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Christmas Dining at The Ritz

I know, it might seem a little early to be talking about it, but you must jot this down.. As usual, The Ritz will be transformed into a gorgeous Christmas winter wonderland this coming festive year, and much to our advantage, it all happens on 24th November 2012. The Ritz will be transformed into an Edwardian gem, garlanded with rich red and gold trimmings, while a towering Christmas tree will take pride of place in the lobby. The Long Gallery will be onrate in traditional, decadent decorations before arriving at the legendary world-famous Ritz Restaurant. Food-wise? You can expect Traditional […]

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A Honey Tea at the Caxton Grill

After its £30 million refit, St Ermin's Hotel in Westminster – just minutes away from Victoria railway station – is causing a fair few ripples. Its location is superb, but its luxurious decor within, is its main draw. But if that wasn't enough, a new Afternoon Tea at the Caxton Grill, is set to blow you away, too. It's all because of the 200,000 bees which the St Ermin's staff have made a home for on their roof. The St Ermin's Honey Afternoon Tea features a delectable honey and caramel moussed with crunchy honeycomb topping. There's also a honey Bakewell […]

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Kris Ruhs: Landing on Earth

The Milan based American artist and designer of 10 Corso Como is inhabiting The Wapping Project during the London Design Festival and Frieze Art Fair with three new works installed in the Boiler House. Ruhs is an idiosyncratic artist and maker of sculpture, furniture, ceramics, paintings, books and crafted glass. Landing on Earth will reflect three aspects of his studios. The entry installation is an 11 metre by 4.5 metre veil of metal through which shards of light and space can be seen. This separation shatters the unity of the Boiler Room’s volume and allows the audience to carve out […]

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Join the FOLD

  Check out the launch of pop-up bar and gallery FOLD next week at Design Junction on 19-23rd September. This collaborative creative hub that’s the brainchild of Apartment 58, sensorial bevy ZEO and Klaus Haapaniemi. FOLD has taken its inspiration from Apartment 58’s home from home concept and has been realised by artist and designer Mia Wallenius. It can easily be transported and rebuilt at worldwide design events (watch out for its Frieze debut too next month. Mia commissioned architects Mansikkamäki+JOY to create the FOLD. Think bespoke furniture reminiscent of Nordic red and white wooden houses – decorated with the […]

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B-SOHO

Just opened in Soho is the aptly named cocktail bar and pizzeria B-SOHO, promising authentic Italian pizzas, drinks and vibes. Split over two levels, the ground floor bar will serve pizzas and cocktails accompanied by live music from Tuesday to Saturday while the downstairs restaurant will offer the same menu but the focus here will be on large communal tables. Neapolitan born chef Raffaele Medaglia, who has been cooking pizza since he was 15 and who also presides over Dubai-based artisanal pizzeria Rosso Vivo, has been flown in to train B- SOHO’s team of chefs. Using traditional methods handed down […]

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Five years in Paradise

This month West London gastropub Paradise by Way of Kensal Green is turning five and to mark the anniversary, it’s teamed up with Kids Company for a five-day programme of events. Festivities kick-off Wednesday 12th September with a comedy night hosted by Jeff Leach. Thursday sees Kids’ Co founder, Camila Batmanghelidjh and Amber le Bon hosting an exclusive invite only party while things get started in earnest for the rest of us at the weekend with performances by Hollie Cook and DJ sets by Norman Jay, Jazzie B, Lonsdale Boys Club and Sam Young. All of the door entry charges […]

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The Ampersand Hotel

Newly relaunched for autumn is The Ampersand Hotel in South Kensington. The 1888 built hotel is being touted as London’s original boutique hotel and has been given a new lease of life for 2012 with 111 individually styled bedrooms and balconied suites, splashes of contemporary art, a ground floor patisserie and a vaulted destination cocktail and dining experience. Classic English heritage meets a contemporary interior with restored original Victorian features visible in all areas from high ceilings to gargoyles. Guests enter a kaleidoscopic world with a design aesthetic inspired by the surrounding museums – The Natural History, Science and Victoria […]

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