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10 Evening Plans That Don’t Involve Alcohol

Only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midnight moon… Night is the new day and London is the best place to make the most of it. Here’s some suggestions for how to use your evenings to the max, and without even visiting a bar… Escape Rooms  Escape rooms are hard enough, let alone if you add alcohol into the mix, you need your brains sharp to work out the clues, not slightly tipsy with G&Ts. There are lots to choose from in London now, but we want to have a go at the Sherlock Holmes inspired escape room […]

Things to do Outdoors

Sunrise Workouts with HEX

When the sun is out, everyone acts a little differently. For one, we talk about the weather even more than usual, insist on walking absolutely everywhere, whilst getting our celeb on donning sunglasses indoors, at all times. It’s without a doubt however, that the sun makes it a little easier to pull on the gym gear and do some outdoor exercise of some sort. Knowing this, John Lewis’ Summer of Sound on the Roof has announced the launch of their sunrise HIIT training sessions from fitness experts HEX. If the word sunrise is sending shivers down your spine, wondering at […]

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Bank Some Mindfulness Miles this Global Running Day

It’s finally time to don that impulse-buy gym wear you’ve been hoarding in your drawer since its purchase, as Westin Hotels and Resorts have introduced their series of mindfulness runs across the city, to celebrate Global Running Day. The hotel group have teamed up with psychotherapist William Pullen, to give Londoners the opportunity to experience mindful running along the banks of the River Thames, banking those mindful miles. The word mindfulness has come into our lives faster than Usain Bolt set his first 100m world record back in 2007, but what does it actually mean? Well, sifting through a sea of […]

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The HIIT Class Taking Place 135m Off the Ground

Everyone knows that anything is made better when you have a great view, brunch, great, brunch on a rooftop = the best, taxes, not fun, doing your taxes on the beach, bearable. It’s the same for exercising, pounding the treadmill in a sweaty gym staring at a blank wall, dull, but doing a HIIT class in a London Eye pod, now we’re talking. Back for the third year, Barry’s Bootcamp will be hosting their HIIT classes with an exclusive takeover of the Coca-Cola London Eye on Saturday 9th June. The first pod will leave at 7:30am for a high intensity […]

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The Rooftop Series to Make You Sweat

Mondrian London and nutrition brand Innermost, want to make you sweat, and not that horrible sort of sweat you get when you’ve been on the Central Line too long, but the sweat you get when you’ve just taken part in a high-intensity class run by the likes of F45, Sweat It and BLOK. Running monthly from June until September, the classes will take place in Mondrian London’s rooftop Rumpus Rooms. Starting off will be BLOK, who will give you a solid grounding in boxing fitness and technique, working on your speed and agility. July will see F45 working to get […]

Experiences & Pop-Ups

Kayak Up The Thames With Talisker Whisky

What’s brown, liquidy and smells? Yes, Talisker Whisky, but also The Thames. So what a perfect collaboration that the two have paired up for a kayak extravaganza, along with Secret Adventures? Secret Adventures offer the ultimate in off-grid adventure, and now they’re encouraging us to get up-close-and-personal with the river we spend our lives walking alongside, over and under. Despite being a central feature of the city that houses over eight million of us, so few of us will have had any real interaction with the iconic body of water (unless you’re one of these people who commutes on that […]

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London’s First Clean Air Bar

Take a deep breath… hold it in…and now exhale all that toxic London air. Apparently London air is so filthy that living and breathing here is the equivalent of smoking 15 cigarettes a day. Well not at No 29 Power Station West. The bar has teamed up with urban gardening experts Patch and vodka experts Ketel One to bring you London’s first clean air bar. As if that wasn’t enough, they’ve also brought in BBC One MasterChef 2016 finalists, Billy and Jack to create an exclusive menu. Welcome to clean breathing. According to NASA there are a number of plants which are […]

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The Supper Club That Uses Zero Plastic

Plastic, the unavoidable by-product of modern living, scourge of society and bogeyman de jour. Well not at this supper club and panel discussion. ‘Plastic Pledge’ is a supper club not to be missed. Devised by chef Rose Lloyd Owen, the founder of Fare Healthy and Peardrop London, the event will see five delicious courses served in a kitchen entirely devoid of plastic. With dishes created by food and wellness entrepreneur Jasmine Hemsley, Treadwells Chef Patron Chantelle Nicholson, chef and journalist Anna Barnett, eco-chef and food campaigner Tom Hunt, alongside Rose Lloyd Owen, all the dishes will be made to One Planet Plate […]

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Reviews

The Sports Resort You Should Know About: Quinta do Lago

If you think of Quinta do Lago you’ll no doubt think of their award-winning golf courses which have been established over 45 years or the real estate development that dots £20 million mansions around like confetti; if neither rings a bell then let me introduce you to the sports resort you need to know about. The Campus Based in the Algarve, Quinta do Lago is a sports lover’s paradise, besides the prestigious golf facilities they have also recently launched The Campus. Set amongst 2,000 acres of the picturesque Ria Formosa National Park, The Campus at Quinta do Lago, is a multi-sport […]

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Inspired by the Marathon? Here are 5 of the Best Running Routes

Inspired by the London marathon? Whilst we might not want to (or actually be able to) get round the full 26.2 miles, we’re definitely keen to run. Not only is it good for you both physically and mentally, it’s one of the cheapest and most accessible sports out there, which is always a plus in London. Here are five runs to try out now:

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