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14 Winter Pop Ups You Need to Know About

Christmas may arguably be the best time of the year, indeed, it’s the only time you can get away with eating and drinking everything in sight. We’ve rounded up some of London’s best winter pop-ups, where you can indulge to your hearts content. Radio Rooftop at ME London Hotel What: #ApresWithAView Why: This December, ME London Hotel will be bringing the Alps to London with their #ApresWithAView rooftop pop-up. On arrival to ME London you’ll be handed your lift pass before you ascend to Radio and settle in for the evening in one of their three luxuriously furnished cable cars. […]

Butterscotch Bakery
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The All-American Bakery Opening in White City

Covent Garden has had its foodie revolution, Tooting has been named by Lonely Planet as one of the top 10 coolest neighbourhoods in the world and now it seems as if White City is going to be the next London hotspot. Soho House has announced that they will be taking over the former BBC Television Centre, Bluebird is opening its second site there this winter and now cake connoisseur, Bea Vo, has chosen White City as the site for her new bakery Butterscotch. You’re more likely to know Bea Vo as the founder of Bea’s of Bloomsbury, the bakery that […]

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South Pole Saloon Returns to Brixton Rooftop

Christmas is creeping around the corner whether we like it or not, and with that in mind it’s time we gave ourselves a long look in the mirror and decide if we have been naughty or nice this year. Before that happens however there is something you should know. The South Pole Saloon, is back, and it’s bigger and badder than ever. We can almost hear the halos crashing off your heads and the wicked smiles etching across your faces. It’s time to escape the grime of the Brixton streets; follow your feet, and climb the stairs to the South […]

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Stevie Parle Opens Pastaio in Soho

Pasta master Stevie Parle has opened Pastaio on Soho’s Ganton Street. Pastaio, the term for a person who makes pasta by hand, will specialise in, you guessed it, fresh pasta. You’ll know Parle from runaway successes like Palatino, Craft London and Sardine so Pastaio is in very good hands. The interior of the restaurant, just off Carnaby Street, has been styled by Tom Dixon’s Design Research Studio. The lastest in a line of collaborations between the pair the design draws inspiration from the kind of industrial materials used in a professional kitchen, incorporating bold and colourful elements (the boldly coloured wall […]

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10 of the Best Winter Rooftops

Just because the nights are darker and the air is colder doesn’t mean that London closes all its rooftops. This winter you’ll find rooftop ice-skating, rooftop igloos, rooftop cinemas and rooftop feasts. You’ll be transported to the South Pole, to Marrakesh and into secret gardens. You’ll feast on mince pies and croque monsieur and sip on hod toddies, hot chocolate and spiced buttered rum.  Rooftops after all are for all year round, not just for summer… Proud Camden What: Proud Camden’s Winter Roof Gardens Why: Proud Camden had such success with their summer roof garden that they have decided to give […]

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Jamavar Founders Open New Restaurant

Bombay, the city of dreams and the gateway to India, is a living and breathing metropolis, a seething mass of humanity, a diverse splash of colour and the theme of what sounds like it’ll be one of our favourite openings of 2017. New restaurant Bombay Bustle channels the energy of the dabbawalas, the men who transport the traditionally towered tin dabba boxes, brimming with homemade food, to-and-fro-ing through the crowded streets and railways of Mumbai. Samyukta Nair and Rohit Ghai, the Co-Founder and Executive Chef of Michelin-starred Jamavar, have launched Bombay Bustle on Maddox Street in Mayfair. The exciting new […]

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Cheese Connoisseurs, The Cheese Bar, Launch Fondue Thursdays

The Cheese Bar won our affections instantaneously with their grilled cheese sandwiches, but now, well now they’ve just gone and made us swoon all over again. Why? Because this month they are launching Fondue Thursdays. Yep, they’re bringing a taste of The Alps to Camden Market with a little help from their friends STAUB (the cast iron specialists). Each week you’ll be able to choose from a four cheese and white wine fondue or a Young Buck, blue cheese fondue made with cider and kirsch; both made with The Cheese Bar’s signature British cheeses. To dip, you’ll find: crisp truffled […]

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16 Vegan Places to Book Now

World Vegan Day on the 1st November kicks off a whole month of animal-friendly celebrations created in 1994 to raise awareness for the meat and dairy free lifestyle. With so many restaurants offering tempting options we created a list of the top 10 places to enjoy plant-based food; perfect for herbivores and those that want to take the veg pledge challenge for the month. La Suite West: Afternoon Tea The newly launched Nosh Garden Kitchen at La Suite West does a vegan Afternoon Tea with a selection of raw and plant based dining options. It has the classic set up of designer finger […]

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The Carnaby Street Christmas Carnival

Christmas baubles and disco balls, turning the shopping experience you dread, into a party you’ll remember. Not all of us love Christmas shopping, and many of us are left battling desperate crowds on Christmas eve trying to convince ourselves that a shoe horn is an acceptable present for Aunt Betty, because it’s the only thing left on the shelf. This year on November 9th the Carnaby Christmas Carnival launches their brand-new Christmas installations. Though it starts at 5pm be sure to be there for 6pm to avoid missing the turning on of the Christmas lights. Over one hundred brands will […]

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Greyhound Cafe: Top Thai Restaurant Lands in Fitzrovia

You’re going to have to Thai us down, we’re that excited about the launch of Greyhound Café in Fitzrovia. Greyhound is coming to the UK from Thailand, via Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore and celebrates the best of Thai cuisine and culture and though it doesn’t open until January, we’re already preparing ourselves. The Bangkok restaurant was originally a Thai fashion house, launched by Bhanu Inkawat in 1980. In 1998 Inkawat launcheed the original Geyhound Café in the upmarket area of Bangkok’s Sukhumvit and the rest is history. Today there are 17 Greyhound Cafés across Asia. Greyhound will be set […]

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A New Mahiki Opens in Kensington

London’s clubs are going through a bit of a rocky patch – you’ve got the iconic South Kensington club that’s set to become a fast food joint, you’ve got exclusive Mayfair clubs dropping like flies and even The Handbook’s favourite ski chalet inspired haunt has bid us farewell. In this tumultuous time there is one club that is going strong, so strong that it’s opening a second club; that club is Mahiki and its tiki torch is burning bright. This time the co-founders of private members’ club, Albert’s: Jake Parkinson Smith, Fraser Carruthers and Carlo Carello have joined forces as […]

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The Original Igloo Pop-up Returns

This is one igloo where you won’t have to fend off polar bears or go ice fishing if you want to eat. Instead a friendly waiter will pop over and take your order and penguin definitely isn’t on the menu. Coppa Club, between London and Tower Bridges, launched the famous PVC igloos last year and in what is the sincerest form of flattery, they’ve since been copied by dozens of restaurants across the world. The concept is simple, if you’re strapped for space but blessed with an outdoor area and a stunning view of the Thames and City then erect […]

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