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Experiences & Pop-Ups

7 Foodie Experiences You Need to Try Now

We get it, the weather is starting to turn, the nights are drawing in and the televisions is getting rather good and all you want to do is hibernate under your duvet. This is London though and you can’t just say in, you need to get out there and experience everything it has to offer and this winter Mastercard is giving you a little helping hand with more priceless experiences. Embrace Hygge at Inamo Read any hygge guide and they’ll tell you that it’s all about being with your friends, eating and playing board games. This is the London equivalent […]

Seasonal & Celebrations

The 17 Halloween Food and Drink Spots Creepin’ It Real

If you’ve seen our Halloween party guide, you’ll know there a jeepers and creepers amounts of cloak-donning and fang-wielding venues across London ready to get you ghouling. However, if for you Halloween is more about enjoying cocktails made from fake blood, eating desserts that look like bloodshot eyes or eating burgers with black buns, then greetings! You’ve come to the right place. Here’s our round-up of all the spooky shenanigans going on throughout the city this year. Oh and by the way, Why didn’t the skeleton go to the ball? Because he had no BODY to go with. Bluebird Chelsea Imperial Wharf […]

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Igloos, Fondues & Skiing: 3 Reasons To Love This Fulham Pop-Up

Fulham’s beach, Neverland, is undergoing a transformation as it says goodbye to the long, hot and no doubt very profitable summer and hello to a ski club inspired by the slopes of Alps in the 80s and 90s. And yes, they will have igloos, so if you missed out on booking your spot at Coppa Club you can still get that Instagram shot. The space which is usually dressed in sand and deck chairs will be filled with fur-lined sofas, heated hunting lodges, retro gondolas, chairlifts, bauble-filled igloos and firepits as well as multiple bars, curling, table tennis, karaoke, boozy […]

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Awesome Afternoon Teas

The Japanese Afternoon Tea You Need To Try

Ready to try your next afternoon tea? Yes, obviously. In which case let us introduce you to the rather fancy Japanese restaurant, Ginza Onodera because they have partnered with Tsujiri Matcha House to launch Onodera Ochakai, an afternoon tea but different. Gone are the sandwiches with dried edges and the scones and instead you’ll find sushi spider rolls, filled with deep fried soft shell crab and wasabi sauce; mini sliders of premium Wagyu beef and pots of lightly seared salmon tataki. You’ll also find Ginza Onodera’s signature chicken karaage, lightly battered and served with lemon and sundried chillies. Rather than […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Where’s Hot This Curry Week?

Given my monthly curry intake, you’d be surprised to hear that I’ve not actually been celebrating National Curry Week pretty much solid since the last time we had National Curry Week. I’m not alone, curry really has become Britain’s national dish and as a nation we guzzle more of the stuff than anything, oher than chips! So it’s only right we celebrate this fantastical foodstuff with a week of curry eating. And here’s where you can make that happen. The Rubens at the Palace London Victoria (0.2 miles) The Rubens at the Palace has many things, including a recently-added fifth […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

19 Secret Underground Venues

London’s underground is not just home to the tube, oh no; get below street level and you’ll find a whole warren of hidden venues. Yes the sky rises might be imposing and impressive, but do they have the charm of a hidden vaulted cellar, the mystery of a bar with no sign and the history of a club which was once a WC? No. Here are 16 of our favourite underground venues.   The Postal Museum Farringdon (London) (0.5 miles) What: Urban Subterranean Venue For your next event take your guests to The Postal Museum, a unique, urban, subterranean venue. The […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Forget Brexit, This Was The Real Referendum

Referendum might be a dirty word, but its not stopped the launch of the second-most talked about plebiscite in Westminster. While Theresa May was explaining her backstop plan to EU leaders last night, all eyes in parliament were on a far more important matter: the Kennington Tandoori’s new menu. The Kennington Tandoori’s position, close to Westminster and in the midst of MP second-home-land, makes it the best politico hangout in the country, for those in the know. On any given night it’s rammed full of MPs from all political backgrounds, talking shop, formulating policy and swapping gossip. Needless to say it’s a customer-base […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Champagne Bars So Smart They Should Give Them A Degree

There’s something about Champagne, isn’t there? A level of sophistication that you can’t achieve with other drinks. Perhaps it’s because it’s over-priced and quaffed by the sort of people who say ‘quaffed’, but maybe it’s down to the subtleties of the wine, the richness of the flavours and the variety of producers. As a nation we import more Champagne than anyone else, the City of London practically runs on the stuff. And London is the perfect place to find a great Champagne bar and make the most of France’s best export after Asterix & Obelix. St Pancras By Searcys If […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

London’s Best Scotch Eggists

How do you like your eggs in the morning? If the answer is ‘scotched’ then you’ve come to the right place. With the nights drawing in, the mercury plunging and duffle coat sales going through the ceiling, there’s only one food that can hit the spot perfectly. Trudge through the gloaming gloom to one of these light and warmth-filled pubs and restaurants selling these balls of sausagey-breadcrumby-eggy goodness. Ben’s Canteen You have to break some eggs to make an omelette, said Herman Göring, but because we’re not Nazis we’re going to make sure they’re very much not broken. And the […]


Baby Got Bao: 5 Reasons To Try Baby Bao

If you like buns, hun then the new bao restaurant, Baby Bao, is going to be a bit of you. Originally from Brighton, it’s definitely done an address upgrade as its new home is now in Pall Mall; it needn’t be intimidated by its upmarket neighbours though as the menu is a real gem. They Cater To Your Dietary Requirements The seemingly vegetarian bao buns are actually vegan as are a tonne of other options on the menu like their amazing Japanese Karaage cauliflower which is fried in potato flour and served with miso mayo and lemon; granted, the mayo […]

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Openings & Launches

The Igloos Are Back! Everything You Need To Know

When is it officially winter? When the clocks change? When Slade comes on the radio? When Coca Cola’s ghastly ‘holidays are coming’ ads air? No, we measure the season of goodwill to the moment that Coppa Club open their infamous igloos. And you’d better grab some eggnog because bookings open tomorrow! Thames-side Coppa Club launched the igloos two years ago and they’ve already become an institution. Come winter the plastic-covered domes sit alongside the river and provide the perfect respite from the biting cold outside. With table service to your little cocoon from Coppa Club’s extensive menu of European classics, […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Celebrate World Animal Day… By Eating Them Here

It’s World Animal Day today, so we’ve decided to take the initiative and round-up some of our favourite places to eat them. Whether you’re jumping to eat some rabbit, or if you’re after a chicken that isn’t foul, we’ve got all of the udderly best animal-feasting restaurant’s for you at our fingertips that you shouldn’t be sheepish to try. And trust us, there are some weird and wonderful places serving up the most outlandish of animal dishes. From crocodile steaks at Shaku Zulu to get your teeth into… to The Rex Whistler What: For Grouse… A decent game dinner is […]

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