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La Mia Mamma: The Chelsea Restaurant set to Champion Tradition

If we were to tell you that new restaurant La Mia Mamma, set to open in Chelsea, imported a different Italian “Mamma” each season from a different region, you’d probably think we were joking, right? Wrong. La Mia Mamma keeps to its word when it says it’s going to deliver dishes true to Italian culture and tradition. La Mia Mamma will ring out Italian tradition as strongly as if you picked up the “it’s your Dolmio day” family straight from the advert and placed them in a restaurant. Whilst some of us may think of bangers and mash or smiley potato […]

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Japan House Arrives in Kensington

For those prone to thinking solely of the martial arts, Hello Kitty or sushi when Japan comes to mind, get ready for your horizons to be considerably widened. Bringing a dose of Japan to the capital, Japan House is set to open next month as the first of its kind in Europe, following other sites in San Paulo and Los Angeles. So, what can we find inside? Well, lovers of all things Japanese, how do three entire floors dedicated to the culture sound? Possessing all things synonymous with the country, the house will feature a temporary exhibition gallery, events space, […]

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Seafood Restaurant ‘Bucket’ Anchors up in Westbourne Grove

As the all too familiar saying goes “there are plenty more fish in the sea”, a motto new seafood restaurant, Bucket, seem oh so familiar with. Washing up in Westbourne Grove this May, the seafood haven promises dishes by the bucket load, coupled with an inside attitude as laid-back and breezy as Otis Redding must have felt, Sittin’ On the Dock of the Bay. With sustainability at the helm, husband and wife team Georgie Godik Hayward and Adam Hayward prove the sea is for sharing with this new venture, mixing the classics with seasonal specials. So, what can we expect […]

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Hip Hop LDN Introduce Disco Brunch

If you’re a fan of seeing the words booze and brunch in the same sentence then rest assured and read on… Disco Brunch is boogying into our lives for a series of secret disco brunches next month, from the team behind its popular party-predecessors Hip-Hop, 90s and Garage brunch. Kicking off, boozy ‘brunchers’ will be greeted by two of the finer things in life: bottomless cocktails and a Diana Ross tribute, sure to cause a chain reaction of excitement. The two-course brunch menu will offer avocado on crostini or a chicken dish, followed by syrup-drizzled pancake stacks to end things […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The London Restaurant Partying Like it’s 1993

Back in 1993 Haymarket was bought to a standstill as 10,000 fans packed the streets to see over 100 film stars partying in London, but it wasn’t for a premier or awards ceremony. It was for the opening of Planet Hollywood and it’s famed for being one of the biggest celebrity launches ever seen, with the likes of Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Demi Moore and Arnold Schwarzenegger partying the night away. Since then they have been serving up a little bit of Hollywood for 25 years and to celebrate reaching such a milestone they will be offering highlights from their […]

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

World’s Best Cocktail Bar Launches Terrace

Where do you go from World’s Best Cocktail Bar? For Dandelyan the answer is to launch a Botanical Suite within Mondrian London, and to do it with the world’s most famous gin maker, Bombay Sapphire. The idea is simple, take over a hotel suite, totally redesign it and turn it into a tasting room for the month of June. Which is exactly what they’ve done. The suite will include a large botanical terrace with live plant walls and trees, a tasting table with live foliage built in (garnish literally growing on the table!), and a private entrance to an outdoor patio, which […]

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Mark Wahlberg’s Burgers Come To London

If you thought that sibling rivalry was getting out of hand when you handmade your mum’s birthday card to top-trump your sister’s Hallmark offering, then step aside and see how it’s really done. What do you do if one of your brothers was a star of boy band New Kids On The Block and the other is none other than international Hollywood A-Lister Mark Wahlberg? Well the answer, it seems, is launch a highly successful chain of top-end burger joints. Led by Paul Wahlberg, alongside his brothers, Wahlburgers will open its first branch outside North America when it comes to Covent […]

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What to do This Weekend

The Largest Victorian Glasshouse Has Reopened

Cornwall might have the Eden Project, but London has The Temperate House, it’s the largest Victorian glasshouse and it’s just reopened at Kew Gardens. Twice the size of the Palm House, the Grade I listed building is home to plants from Africa, Australia, New Zealand, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific Islands including some of the rarest and most threatened plants. Building first began in 1860 and it opened to the public in 1863 and now with a new importance placed on climate change, biodiversity loss and food scarcity, the greenhouse has been modernised. It was a lengthy construction project […]

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

Aperol Spritz Pop-Up to Open Complete With Aperol Canal

The biggest drink to come out of Italy? Could be Prosecco or…is it Aperol? Sure, there might be a whole restaurant dedicated to one, but the bright orange, bittersweet aperitif is getting ready for its summer pop-up, The Aperol Big Spritz Social and it looks mega. Setting up shop at the Shoreditch Electric Light Station (just off Hoxton Square) from the 31st May until the 2nd June and then from the 6th to  9th June, the pop-up will be home to an ‘Aperol orange’ canal which you can row down – all very Willy Wonka-esque, a slide, a Vespa carousel […]

Rooftops and Terraces

Savage Garden: The New City Rooftop Bar

Savage Garden, not just that Australian duo who sang classic 90s hits like Truly Madly Deeply and To the Moon & Back, but also now a new sky-high bar opening in the City. Who knows whether the founders are mega fans of the pop duo or are inspired by author Anne Rice’s quote, ‘beauty is a savage garden’, but what we do know is that it is going to be a study in experimentation and temptation, a twist, botanical world set 12 storeys above the streets of London. Sitting on top of the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London – Tower […]

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There’s a Drag Queen Karaoke Bar Coming to East London

Inside all of us, there is a RuPaul waiting to emerge, fingers clicking, sashaying and delivering one liners with unprecedented level of sass and now you can be one step closer to unleashing it as The Karaoke Hole opens, a karaoke dive bar hosted by drag queens. Behind it is the team who opened Dalston Superstore and this new bar won’t be straying far from the path, opening on Kingsland High Street. Descend off the street down the stairs and enter a neon-lit bar where every Thursday to Saturday you can watch some of London’s leading drag queens (including Sink […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

We Review: Rudy’s Dirty Vegan Diner

What: London’s first 100% vegan diner. New? As any vegan worth their salt will know, Camden is the place to go for vegan food with more and more vegan eateries popping up by the week. Rudy’s Dirty Vegan Diner is the newest addition as of April 2018, joining neighbours like Young Vegans and V Burger. Where? It took us no less than 20 minutes to find this place even with Google Maps and asking several other stalls and staff; so you don’t struggle like we did it’s about 10 seconds from The Cheese Bar. North Yard, Camden Market, NW1 8AH […]

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