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The Garage
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The Iconic Garage Relaunches

Since it opened back in 1993, The Garage in Islington has been one of London’s most loved live music venues hosting the likes of Radiohead, Lil Yachty, Bring Me the Horizon and Red Hot Chilli Peppers. You might have noticed things have been changing over there, well now it’s been taken over, refurbished and it’s almost ready for business once more. Now owned by the DHP Family (Oslo, Hackney and Rock City, Nottingham) The Garage will not only be a legendary music venue once more, but during the day you can stop in for coffee, craft beer and cocktails. The […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

London’s Free Cheese and Wine Festival

Last year they brought you the chocolate festival, but this year East Village are going bigger and better with…drum roll please…a cheese and wine festival – and it’s free. On the first weekend of April (we promise, this isn’t an April fools joke), East Village will be getting one big alcoholic, cheesy makeover! Bringing you a festival showcasing the very best in artisan cheese and wine from over 25 independent retailers. Any cheese connoisseur will be impressed by what’s on offer, from fine Italian gourmet truffle cheese from Lombary Gourmet to traditional farm and dairy treats from Jacob’s Ladder. That’s […]

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Duck & Waffle Opens 2nd Restaurant

This is big news. Duck & Waffle are flying the nest and waddling on over to St James’s Market to launch Duck & Waffle Local. London is big on fast chicken – we’ve even got a fast-casual restaurant for turkey but not one for duck which, quite frankly, is a shame because the stats say we’re a city of duck lovers. Since it opened, Duck & Waffle have sold almost half a million of their signature duck and waffle dishes. That was until now, because Duck & Waffle Local is going to be much more casual. Firstly, it’s ground level […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

House of Holi at Cinnamon Kitchen

The February chill is starting to thaw, flowers are blooming, and that can only mean one thing: spring is coming. As the grey begins to ebb, Cinnamon Kitchen has announced the return of its immensely popular House of Holi, celebrating the Hindu festival of spring in a fabulous display of colour. Bigger, better and brighter than ever, Cinnamon Kitchen implores you to leave the dull, grey city at the door, and enter House of Holi, their purpose-built party pod, for thirty minutes of paint-pelting friends, family and everyone in between. If you know anything about Indian culture, you’ll know that […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Gin and Ginger Afternoon Tea at St. Ermin’s Hotel

The flavours of gin and ginger each scream winter warmth but put them together and things really hot up. You may not know that it’s actually a renowned winter combination originating from the 1730’s Frost Fairs, where pop-up stalls would appear on the frozen River Thames selling hot gin and gingerbread to warm the Londoners up. We think they’re a winning combination, so being British, isn’t it only right that somebody combined this paring, with another British staple; afternoon tea? Executive Head Chef at St. Ermin’s Hotel, Alexander Boyd, has done exactly that to commemorate London’s historic love affair with fragrant […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Motu Kitchen Set To Spice Up Canary Wharf

When the Sethi siblings launched Motu Kitchen last Autumn, they set a new standard for Friday night takeaways everywhere. The food delivery service, created by the family behind Michelin-starred Gymkhana and Trishna and the award-winning Hoppers, brought quality Indian cuisine to SW Londoners from their first kitchen in Battersea and later to SE inhabitants with their second site in Camberwell. Now, once again, the team are out to fire up a food frenzy in another part of town as they announce a third addition to the Motu Kitchen line-up in Canary Wharf. The new site will dispatch Motu’s signature Feast boxes, inspired by traditional tiffins used to distribute […]

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Pizza Pilgrims
Openings & Launches

Chocolate Calzone and BYOB at Pizza Pilgrims Shoreditch

The Scottish might have deep fried Mars Bars but soon London is going to be home to the calzonified chocolate and we it has got us coming over all sorts of giddy. It’s going to be one of the new additions at Pizza Pilgrims, which after years of trading from their van in east London, are finally getting a permanent site in Shoreditch. Of course, there’s going to be plenty of pizza, including the iconic, signature N’duja pizza and the portobello mushroom and truffle pizza, but there are also going to be crust dippers, prosciutto pops and tiramisu served in […]

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Openings & Launches

London Fashion Week Festival: The Most Stylish Event of the Year

New season, new wardrobe. Well, the temperatures may still be in the single figures but that doesn’t stop us from planning ahead, Pinning our favourite summer looks and mentally packing for our trip to Croatia we booked on payday. Fashion week fever is upon us; the streets of Soho have come alive with bloggers, editors and models, there to be seen in covetable street style looks… and some outfits slightly more questionable. Like any fashionista worth their salt, London Fashion Weekend – aka the most stylish event of the year – has had a bit of a makeover this year […]

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Battersea Power Station
Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Battersea Power Station Unveils Its Eagerly Awaited New Venues

Let’s play a game. No11, No32, No1, No197, what comes next? The answer is No29. No29 Battersea Power Station to be precise, in other words the next venue from neighbourhood pub group, Darwin and Wallace, who is adding to their portfolio which includes No32 The Old Town and No197 Chiswick Fire Station. Just one of the many independent venues chosen to open in London’s newest ‘riverside village’ aka Battersea Power Station’s Circus West Village, No29 will join a stellar lineup of bars, cafes and restaurants set to open in Summer 2017. Circus West Village is the first destination to open within […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Tarantino Takeover at Backyard Cinema

What if we told you there was a world beyond Netflix and Chill? For those sick of the lacklustre choice of English Netflix (we miss proxy browsers), and sitting at home in their pyjamas all weekend (no judgement) we have a solution: Backyard Cinema has taken on Tarantino. We repeat, Tarantino. What once started as a homemade project in owner Dominic Davies’ very own back garden has grown to be one of London’s most recognised and sought after alternative cinema experiences. Since moving into it’s new, permanent home, Backyard Cinema has produced the Lost World as a jungle adventure, and created an enchanted […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Drink the Silver Screen: Grey Goose Awards Season Cocktails

We are now well into the February Awards Season, however, we can’t all be at the BAFTA’s winning awards like Emma Stone or Casey Affleck…but there is nothing stopping us pretending that we are, as the Grey Goose 2017 Awards Cocktail Collection arrives, showing a collection of exceptional cocktails that the celebs have all indulged in at the awards. For the first time, Grey Goose has collaborated with five of London’s leading bartenders from the world’s most respected bars to create five cocktails that pay tribute to themes dominating 2017’s most acclaimed films. Inspired by Search For Justice, Xavier Landais, Bar Director at […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Intimate Dining With Mark Hix and Special Guest Chefs

We all know London is a hubbub of restaurants to eat at, street kitchens to mingle at, and pop-ups to marvel at. You know the drill, you go to a restaurant, excited about the culinary creativity that awaits, but lo and behold, you have to wait (inwardly impatient) in an orderly queue for, well, ages. Sitting at your table, you struggle to hear your companion even though they’ve been squished uncomfortably close to you, and all you can think is: does it really have to be so loud? Chef Mark Hix has artfully solved both problems, presenting a series of intimate […]

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