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What To Do This Weekend – 13th – 15th May

How’s your weekend looking? Ours looks a bit like this: cycling across the capital wearing tweed, sampling organic wine, partying to the sounds of the 90s, checking out an exhibition about tattoos and feasting on Sunday? Want to know the whole of our weekend then read on, but as we  were saying what does yours look like? 

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The Belvedere Balance Bar at The Hoxton

Life is about balance like a cocktail in one hand and a…well another cocktail in the other hand. The Hoxton Shoreditch is taking advantage of the sunny summer months (perhaps don’t look outside to see though) with the launch of Belvedere Balance Bar located in their garden space. The pop-up will be home to a bar serving healthy new summer spritzes, alongside a series of wellness activities (Core Collective classes, foodie demos with Farmacy and Step Up confidence coaching) that anyone can sign up for, which also include a free cocktail…as we said it’s all about the balance.  On Wednesday, […]

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Queen of Hoxton’s Psychedelic Summer Rooftop

If there’s one thing the world needs right now it’s more love. It seems every time you turn on the news there’s another story of tragedy, heartbreak or woe, and it’s about time someone sorted it all out. More than a generation has passed since the glorious Summer of Love, when peace, flower power and psychedelia ruled and Queen of Hoxton has decided it’s time we all took a trip back in time to pay it a visit. They’re transforming their rooftop bar into a spiritual utopia, capturing the magic and love that made the 60’s such a fantastic decade. […]

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The Savannah: Ethical Eating

You might have seen our guide to feel-good dining last week, it was all about restaurants that are charitable, sustainable, ethical or independent and now we have a new one to add to the list with the opening of The Savannah. Think Euston and you might not be able to name many restaurants, we understand, but now you can say The Savannah as it’s opening in The Wesley Hotel. Encompassing the restaurant will be an over-arching theme of time depicted in the art installations created by two eco-friendly artists. British designer-maker Stephanie Cole has created a silhouette, Trees of Time whilst artist […]

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8 Tropical Hangouts

It’s all very well sitting directly under a heater, tucked under a blanket trying to convince ourselves that al fresco works in winter, but unless you are actually in a ski resort, to be honest we’d rather save the outdoor drinking for summer. Save yourself the thousand-plus miles (and thousand-odd pounds) and visit the tropics of London instead. It’s Tiki bars, cocktail umbrellas and fresh flavours galore with these totally tropical venues.

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The Village Fete Goes Urban

Combine the weather from this weekend with the less-than-tropical bank holiday last weekend and you have the perfect bank holiday. Just as well, then, that May has one more chance in store for us for a scorching three-day weekend. Those who are drawn to the warm waters of Brockwell Park’s Lido will be rewarded with a mini festival-like fete, with some of South London’s best street food, drink and music at GALA’s one day event. Looking at the food, it’s basically Brixton best producers in one place – pizza from Made of Dough, Indian dishes from Kricket, Caribbean heat from […]

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A Taste of Italy at House of Peroni

Sandy feet, sunkissed skin and fish so fresh it’s practically still swimming may be more Amalfi Coast than North London but, come the 19th May, you can be a little bit closer to your Mediterranean fantasies when The House of Peroni returns for a six-week residency, with the theme “Amare l’Italia” (for the love of Italy). The pop-up has three key players, who each have Italian style in their blood. Fashion royalty Margherita Maccapani Missoni is using her impeccable taste to create the overall look of the space, which this year is inspired by big family gatherings, fragrant native flowers and Italian […]

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Pergola on the Roof: Largest in Europe

What if we told you that at the end of the month there will be a new rooftop terrace, on of the biggest pergolas in Europe that will bring together some of London’s best loved restaurants with free drinks – would that cheer your Monday up? We thought so. So yes it’s been wonderfully hot this weekend and now you’re back in the office, but keep this in mind, in a couple of weeks we have another Bank Holiday and opening just in time for that will be Pergola on the Roof. Opening on the top of the Television Centre […]

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It’s Officially Summer at The Jam Tree

If this weekend was anything to go by, chances are your barbecue is now well and truly up and running; re-fuelled and no longer home to a swarm of spiders (sorry…). If you’re more of a £5 Tesco disposable barbecuer then you’ll be more than happy to hand the tongs over to the pros. Cue The Jam Tree who are launching their summer barbecue menu today and getting all up in your grill, rain or shine. A great little spot to bear in mind if you’re in Chelsea or Clapham, The Jam Tree is just as much fun for a […]

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New Tales to Tell at The Playboy Club

Easter is over but bunnies are still alive and hopping on Old Park Lane. The Playboy Club is relaunching its iconic Salvatore’s Bar, giving it a whole new lease of life. If walls could talk, The Tale Bar, as it is now known, could certainly tell a story of two. Although The Playboy Club has only been at its current home since 2010, Hef’s empire has been creating a buzz in the city since the first international Playboy casino opened at 45 Park Lane in the Swinging Sixties. In fact, July this year will mark 50 years since it opened. […]

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Eat Like The Queen at Quaglino’s

You may or may not have heard that recently the Queen celebrated her 90th birthday. A pretty impressive feat regardless, but given her manic schedule and high-pressure job it’s all the more impressive she’s still up and about as much as she is after over 60 years on the job. Since the Queen is in the public eye a lot people seem to think they know about many aspects of her life, but do you know the first restaurant she ate at following her coronation? In case the title of this article hasn’t given it away, the answer is Quaglino’s. To […]

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May Fair Kitchen Reopens

Now we don’t want to get anyone’s hopes but we’ve heard that this January like weather is soon to end and we’ll be back to normal spring temperatures – maybe don’t reach for your flip flops just yet, but it might be time to put away the winter coats. If of course this doesn’t happen, you can always get your summer fix by heading to May Fair Kitchen which is reopening next week after a short closure and is set to become a little slice of the Mediterranean.  Overseeing the refurbishment is Amir Jati (former head of private dining at Nobu) […]

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