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Christmas and New Year in Chelsea

With Christmas fast approaching, London has undergone a transformation and opening this season is the Courtyard at Bluebird. They’ve employed award winning florists McQueens to cover the courtyard with frosty white blooms, turning it into a fairy tale-like dreamland. In London, you need not turn too far for a mulled wine and mince pie, but why not accompany that with the voices of the children from Cameron House School who’ll be singing carols, getting you into the festive spirit. Enjoy this all while wrapped in luxurious lambswool blankets, and choosing from the various other cocktails on the winter warmer menu […]

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Jason Atherton Opens Temple and Sons

If you’ve been near Tower 42 this week then you might have seen that The Social Company have opened a new restaurant and bar; Temple and Sons. It’s the second partnership for Jason Atherton and Restaurant Associates and offers a more casual approach to its sister restaurant, City Social. So, let’s start with the name, ready for a bit of a history lesson? Palmerston House used to stand on the site of Tower 42, it was named after British statesmen Henry John Temple, Third Viscount of Palmerston, who was also the Prime Minister twice during the mid-nineteenth century. So, they’ve […]

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Bar + Block: Raising the Steaks

This month Bar + Block want to change up the steak scene by providing high-quality steaks without the high prices. Opening in the new King’s Cross development, Bar + Block will be serving up British breed cattle that have grazed on the planes of the Pampas in South America. Alongside an ever-changing selection of classic cuts will be a rotating steak special from the Butcher’s Block, they won’t be around for long though and once they’re gone, they’re gone – so you’ll want to get in there quick. It isn’t just about steaks though, you’ll also find slow-cooked pork belly, […]

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Sartoria’s Italian Alpine Terrace

This winter, Savile Row’s Sartoria have partnered with Italian aperitif Campari to create a winter terrace inspired by Italy’s premier ski resort, Cortina d’Ampezzo, and all part of a greater festive celebration from D&D London, titled Fairytales in the City. The Libare Bar has created an array of seasonal cocktails to make the terrace suitably alpine. You’ll find on the menu the Italian Affair, which is made from Frangelico liqueur with Barcadi, coconut, lime and ginger; the Winter Daiquiri which combines appleton estate rare blend, cinnamon, apple, lime and vanilla syrup. There’s also a selection of negronis, a Milanese favourite, […]

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Christmas at The Savoy

Iconic hotel The Savoy will be transformed into a frozen fantasia this Christmas, inspired by luxury jewellery brand Boodles, complete with a 15ft tree, an ice rink and a Louis Roederer Champagne bauble installation…quite the Christmas celebration. The magnificent tree will be adorned with bespoke decorations inspired by some of Boodles most iconic designs – the tree will be covered in mirrored deco squares and rectangles, in their signature pink tones, whilst the hotel itself will be adorned with ice and diamond inspired decorations. The Savoy’s floral design team are set to work overnight, giving the guests a wintry surprise […]

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Oh Schnapps, Après Comes to Bodo’s Schloss

While not all of us are smooth on the slopes, there is one thing we are all good at: après. This winter, Après Ski London have teamed up with Bodo’s Schloss (where else?) to bring the alps to your doorstep. Kicking off from midday, there’ll be snow cannons, reindeer – yes, they will be real, and an hour of complimentary Moët Chandon cocktails. The snow cannons will be blasting fresh snow onto the street and the reindeers will be there to greet you at the door. Following the cocktails will be 2 hours of Austrian inspired brunch buffet, getting you ready […]

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Siberian Nights at the Churchill Bar & Terrace

At this time of year, Oxford Street can be a bit of a nightmare, but this season, The Churchill Bar are providing solace in the form of a Siberian hideaway. They’ve transformed their alfresco terrace into a fur lined haunt complete with rugs, blankets, hot water bottles and Siberian decor. You’ll also be sitting under twinkling northern lights, it’ll be easy to forget you’re sitting by one of the busiest streets in London! Beluga Vodka have teamed up with the bar to create a cocktail and snack menu, with each cocktail telling it’s own story (or history lesson!). The 7 […]

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Drake & Morgan Open The Otherist

Drake & Morgan are the team behind the likes of The Folly, The Fable and The Anthologist – chances are you’ve been to one post work. Well, now they are heading to Old Broad Street to turn Corney & Barrow into a new wine bar and restaurant, The Otherist. Open from breakfast through to the dinner, the menu will focus on seasonal British fare with a mix of small plates and sharing boards. Breakfast will feature the likes of eggs, blueberry pancakes and crumpets and plenty of coffee. Come the evening, you’ll find bar snacks like Scotch eggs, crispy squid […]

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Poetry Meets Gin at Beefeater’s Distillery

Creative juices will be in abundance this winter at Beefeater London’s Kennington Distillery with their series of cultural and creative events, known as The London Tonic Series. The first of the events will be a spoken word with celebrated poet and musician Joshua Idehen; it’s fitting that gin was the favoured tipple of literary heroes of the past. The distillery is set to be transformed into a speakeasy, in the truest sense of the word. Idehen will be reciting verses in his signature style, while attendees will be given different gins and bespoke literary cocktails. Sure, we all turn into […]

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The Kitty Hawk: Department Store of Dining

Today sees the opening of The Kitty Hawk – the first venture from the Wright & Bell group, a new restaurant which is being labelled as a department store of dining. Why? Because it has everything you need right one under one roof. Clever. Start the day with breakfast at the coffee bar and patisserie or head there for lunch whilst catching up on some work. In the evening, the space will transform into a wine bar; there’ll be light bites, cocktails and craft ales and flatbreads served next to the open kitchen. Downstairs the restaurant will offer fine dining, […]

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Nordic Yulefest

Christmas in Scandinavia is often a thing of envy – who wouldn’t want to be surrounded by unthinkable amounts of snow, pulled along in a sledge by huskies, through the conifer forests?! Well we can’t all be flying off to Scandinavia, so instead, pop up extraordinaire Meredith O’Shaughanessy has conjured up Nordic Yulefest, a Nordic wonderland in the heart of Shoreditch. Transporting guests to Scandinavia, the archways will be adorned with antlers and taxidermy whilst adding warmth to the venue will be the sheepskins laid out all around. There’ll be Scandinavian inspired entertainment, maybe try your hand at a game […]

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Cinnamon Bazaar: From The Cinnamon Collection

The Cinnamon Collection is made up of The Cinnamon Club, Cinnamon Kitchen, Cinnamon Soho and now Cinnamon Bazaar. As younger siblings often are, Cinnamon Bazaar will be more relaxed and playful than its sister restaurants and will have a bigger bar, it’ll also be more accessible as you can expect to spend on average, £20. Designed by LSM Design, the restaurant is split across two floors with a private dining room for up to 30 diners. The ground floor will be home to the feature bar where you’ll find gin and botanical focused cocktails as well as non-alcoholic options such […]

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