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The Savoy Launches Spring Afternoon Tea

Being young is overrated these days, it’s all about longevity: we have the Queen turning 90, a celebration of 400 years of Shakespeare and The Savoy serving afternoon teas for over 125 years. Their latest tea is their new offering for spring which sees two iconic British greats come together to reflect the ever-so-slightly warmer months. The sandwiches for the new afternoon tea will include options like coronation chicken on olive bread and Scottish smoked salmon with lemon infused crème fresh on malted bread plus of course, scones with jam and clotted cream, because what’s a tea without scones? The Savoy’s […]

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8 Places to Get Your Caffeine Fix

London is fuelled by a passive-aggressive charge that gets us through the commute, cocktails that get us through the evening and a hopeful optimism that the weekend is in sight from Wednesday. At the top of that though, the saviour of our day is of course coffee. Londoners know good coffee. Since the days of coffee houses where news, business and politics were discussed, coffee has been a vital part of London and with it being Coffee Week (16th -22nd April), we’ve rounded up some of the bests places you have to visit for your caffeine fix:

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The Gin Bar Opens: Over 14,000 Different G&Ts

We don’t need to tell you how much Londoners love gin – that one is a given. What we can tell you though is that you should forget the places which claim to have the largest gin selection in London because from next Monday that title will go to the Holborn Dining Room at Rosewood London with the launch of their Gin Bar. With a British emphasis to the restaurant in general, it only seems fitting that their next spirit offering embodies a very British love and so the walls will be adorned with 400 different gins. Yes, 400.  The […]

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How to Live Like a Local in: Peckham

It’s been up-and-coming forever, but it’s true: Peckham is a great place to live. A lively restaurant scene, plenty of unique and quirky bars, and a community-focused high-street full of independent shops give Peckham a real buzz. Despite growing popularity, Peckham has managed to keep its individuality, which is good news for locals and visitors alike. But since Peckham is low-key, you might not know about the very best places to eat, drink and be merry. Here’s our definitive list, revealing how the locals do it in Peckham.

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The Waterside Garden Opens at Rotunda

And so it begins, London’s terraces, gardens and al fresco dining areas are starting to reopen after a winter that felt as long as something out of GoT. Signaling the start of summer, rosé after work, and optimistic short wearing. Head to Kings Cross restaurant, Rotunda and you’ll find that their terrace has been transformed into ‘The Waterside Garden’ in partnership with Champagne house Perrier-Jouët. Step off the streets, through the scented floral archway and into a garden overlooking Regent’s Canal created by charity, Global Generation. It’ll be filled with ivy, white roses, wild strawberries, herbs and the Perrier-Jouet signature flower, […]

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Winemaker Dinners at The Covent Garden Hotel

Habitually bluffing your way through restaurant wine menus? That’s OK, most people just make it up as they go along, but here is your chance to get to know your wines; the different grapes, varietals and vintages. Here’s a question for you: What is the difference between a sweet and fruity wine? If you have just answered ‘there is no difference’ (as most people do), then sorry to say it but you’re wrong. We’ll throw you a bone: Dry wine can taste sweet, but it’s not; that’s what winemakers called fruity. Get it? If not, here is the event for […]

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7 Top Oyster Bars

They say you shouldn’t eat oysters in months without an ‘r’, which means that April is your last chance until September to feast on these delicacies. Of course, modern farming means that you can actually eat oysters all year round but in spirit of the saying we’ve rounded up some of our favourite places to get oysters in London.

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Ibérica La Terraza Opens for Summer

It’s the classic scenario: the weekend was miserable and now, come the week when you’re stuck at your desk counting down the hours, the sun decides to shine. Great. Your mind wanders to holidays, to days spent in the sun with a cold cocktail in one hand or preferably both, but for now you’re stuck at your desk. However, from the 15th April, if you work in the Canary Wharf (and even if you don’t) you’ll be able to head to Ibérica La Terraza as soon as you clock off as it is reopening for the summer. Bringing a slice of […]

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Spring Supper Club At St Clements

We don’t know if any of you have noticed but London’s weather is somewhat sporadic right now. One moment it’s blindingly sunny whilst the next, the heavens have opened and it’s pouring with rain and then, seemingly impossibly, both are happening at once. This can only mean one thing; England is trying to decide whether it’s time to let go of Winter and grace us with Spring. Thankfully, St Clements are helping us pretend that decision has already been made with their new supper club, celebrating the glorious month of Spring by showcasing the best ingredients and recipes it has […]

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Bea’s Cake Boutique Opens

You know the saying you can never have too much of a good thing – the line that can justify a whole manner of sins (funny how we never apply it to things like spinach), well if it applies to anything then it applies to the likes of Duffins (doughnut meets muffin) and townies (tart meets brownie) made famous by Bea’s of Bloomsbury or as we should now say Bea’s Cake Boutique, because along with a new cake shop and café opening in Marylebone on Devonshire Street they’re changing their name. Opening next month, the new shop will have a […]

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Dine Amongst Japanese Cherry Blossoms… in Mayfair

Skies are blue and blossom is in full bloom. Almost. Whilst in London this tends to be met with the digging out of Spring wardrobes and the occasional moan about April showers, in Japan the annual falling of cherry blossom marks the period of Sakura. Japanese fine dining spot Sake No Hana (part of the Hakkasan group), is celebrating Sakura and Yozakura (which means ‘night sakura’), with the restaurant having been transformed into a gorgeous, blossoming cherry tree garden for the next three months. Guests are invited to ascend through a stunning, twinkling archway of falling petals and hanging Japanese lanterns […]

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Counter Culture: The Dairy’s Younger Brother

We asked people to tell us what they thought about Clapham, that area south of the river which usually steals your Saturday night. The usual suspects came up – Infernos, the common, Clapham Junction, graduates, rugby boys, beer, that fried chicken shop. Some people couldn’t get enough, some people couldn’t get further enough away; but two places that kept being mentioned and were unanimously praised: The Dairy and The Manor. Owned by Sarah and Robin Gill, the restaurants have developed a cult following of loyal diners in Clapham and beyond. Following on from their success they took things East and […]

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