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Racketeer Opens In King’s Cross

The Saffron Hill mob were an infamous pickpocket gang who terrorised East London. Their tactic of choice was to create a commotion, or a racket, to distract would-be victims, then rob them blind. Hence the word: racketeer. Thankfully the newly opened Victorian cocktail bar The Racketeer, named in reference to the group, gives far more than it takes and we can’t wait to head down to check it out. The Clerkenwell boozer of a pub has been painstakingly restored to its Victorian glory, with original tiling on the floors and walls throughout and an elegant and historical bar has emerged. The […]

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Orange Buffalo Comes To Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen

If you’re following the herd, looking for somewhere to graze or simply a place to chew the cud, you’re going to need each of your six stomachs to make the most out of Orange Buffalo as it arrives at Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen. Orange Buffalo is the classic food-truck to riches story, set up by a couple of guys after a roadtrip. Nick White and Mike So were roadtripping through the USA and found themselves falling in love with the country’s dive bars and the unfussy style of bar food. New York’s buffalo wings took their imagination and they […]

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Cocktail Infused Marshmallows At W London

What could be mellower than alcohol infused marshmallows? W London – Leicester Square are creating a series of cocktail marshmallows and they sound too good to be true! W London – Leicester Square have teamed up with The Marshmallowist to come up with an array of marshy mallowy treats ahead of their new bar, The Perception at W London, set to open on 27th October. The creations include Perfect Stranger, Black Forest Sour and Enjoy The Show, use recipes created by the hotel’s expert mixologists which will then be flambéed by hand (hopefully not IN hand) before being served from […]

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KERB Turn Five In Style

There’s no reason to curb your enthusiasm, instead let’s celebrate KERB turning five! Streetfood specialists KERB have been trailblazing the London market scene since 2012. As streetfood has taken off in the UK, KERB has been every step of the way, leading from the front and running their free all-weekender public events and their six famous street food markets at London Bridge, King’s Cross, West India Quay, The Gherkin, Paddington, and KERB Camden Market. To celebrate, join KERB for their 5th birthday party in what’s being billed as a “star-studded birthday bonanza” with a lineup of some of the best […]

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The Shoreditch Restaurant Heading West

Shoreditch stalwart Rochelle Canteen is about to whackamole at the other end of town, and in a very different venue. Famous for creating their school bike-shed restaurant in the heart of E2, Margot Henderson and Melanie Arnold are bringing their ‘no rules, and everything will be great – we like parties and we like to have fun’ mantra to the Institute of Contemporary Arts. The ICA is currently in a state of creative flux, with a new director in Stefan Kalmár who is anxious to reclaim the organisation as a centre for radical culture and progressive thought, and bringing in […]

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London’s Only Rooftop Ice Rink

Ice to see you, to see you ice! You better believe it’s rooftop iceskating! So get your skates on because Skylight is planning to open London’s only rooftop ice rink and we’re very ice-xicted. Coming to Tobacco Dock from 2nd November, Skylight will be laying out their 10th storey ice rink for experienced pros and absolute beginners. You can bring your own skates, or you can rent them there. Skate around in circles, enjoy ice-hockey slap-shots or come and experience one of the icy performances being hosted throughout the festive season. Punters will also be about to make the most of […]

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Annabel’s Reopens

Founded in 1963, Annabel’s is arguably one of the most elegant private clubs in London. Its guests have included royalty, Frank Sinatra, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Elizabeth Taylor and Leonardo DiCaprio. It’s notoriously difficult to get membership with new members requiring a proposer, a seconder and an election by Committee – you’re not just walking in. It’s this exclusivity and mystery that has kept Annabel’s reputation as one of the most sought after clubs for the last fifty years, but now things are changing. This year they are going to be moving and reopening its doors to its much-anticipated […]

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Glow in the Dark Tacos at LOSTACOS

A mezcal-fuelled fiesta and glow in the dark tacos, that’s what you can expect from LOSTACOS. Taking place at Doodle Bar in Bermondsey, the Day of the Dead pop-up is the work of Quest for Bold Flavour, a team who have searched high and low for the best dishes from around the world. After two years of research and we imagine a lot of eating, they have come to the conclusion that the humble Mexican taco is the planet’s greatest culinary achievement. The experience starts with mezcal cocktails and if you get there early enough you can try Pensador Mezcal, […]

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Il Tetto, The Italian Trattoria on Selfridges’ Roof

You may be on London’s busiest streets, but Selfridges on Oxford Street is preparing to transport you to high in the Tuscan hills with the launch of their new rooftop restaurant Il Tetto. Il Tetto opens today and will provide all-day dining in the style of a traditional trattoria. Under the expert direction of Head Chef Luca Terraneo, who has come over from L’Anima, the menu will be made up of authentic Italian dishes, using well sourced, seasonal ingredients from across Italy. Terraneo was previously at Franco’s and has worked with the critically acclaimed Francesco Mazzei for over 10 years. […]

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A Real Taste Of Spain At Camino

How do you top opening four hugely successful Spanish restaurants? Open a fifth! Camino Group, responsible for Camino restaurants in Monunent, Bankside, Blackfriars and King’s Cross (not to mention Bar Pepito in King’s Cross), are opening their next venture in Shoreditch and it’s looking like it’ll be fantastic. Camino was set up by Richard Bigg; inspired by a roadtrip in an old-style Mini through rural Spain he was fired up to bring that traditional Spanish taste back to London. A decade and five restaurants later it’s clearly a vision that has gone down incredibly well with Londoners. The latest incarnation […]

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