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Culture

101 London Date Ideas: The Ultimate Guide to Dating in the City

That time of year is fast approaching. By that time of year, I am alluding to V Day, the big Valentines. The one day of the year when everyone is expected to be on a date. If you’re not in a relationship / marriage / convent and haven’t started cuffing then you need to get on that ASAP in order to find the one (or someone) for V Day. Once they are well and truly cuffed, you then need to work out where you’re going to go. That’s where we come in. We have devised the ultimate guide of date […]

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Travel

In Need of a Weekend Away This Autumn? We Have the Answer

What: After what has been quite a stressful few last weeks, I was in need of a weekend away. A weekend out of London, where I could wake up and breathe in air that wasn’t polluted and I could look out across rolling hills and fields, not my next neighbour’s slightly greying underwear which seems to be perpetually on the washing line. I decided to head over to Tewkesbury Park, a hotel sitting in 163 acres of beautiful parkland overlooking the famous site of the 1471 Battle of Tewkesbury. It’s got an enviable position, on the doorstep of the historic […]

Experiences & Pop-Ups

Give This Festival a Thought

Summer brought us various festivals of the glitter wearing, mosh-pit boshing, drinking variety, causing all sorts of vows to be made in October to the tune of “no more drinking”, “Sober October” and so on. Which is why Though Fest is the perfect alternative; a week of interactive collaborations with London’s Knowledge quarter, set across a one-mile radius comprising of King’s Cross, Bloomsbury and Euston. Thought Fest highlights include Night Shift; a performance by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Disco Make fashion workshop. There will also be family friendly interactive experiments from The Institute of Physics and in […]

Fashion & Beauty

Fanny Steaming And 5 Other Reasons To Hate Gwyneth Paltrow’s Notting Hill Pop-Up

There’s a new pop-up that’s somehow made its way across the Atlantic and onto Westbourne Grove without anyone batting an eyelid. Welcome Goop, Gwyneth Paltrow’s oh-so-nutty shop. If you’re looking for ground-zero of vaginal steaming, 24 karat gold dildos and endless goats milk then here it is. The physical outworking of Gwynnie’s blog ‘Goop’, the pop-up has just opened and we can only hope it’s going to be as dotty as it should be. So before we check out the opening in person, here  are six times that Goop has made us want to slam our fingers in the car door… […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Dante NYC Cocktail Bar Shakes up an Inferno

Quite a few noteworthy things have popped out from New York; from the Waldorf salad and teddy bears to the Tom Collins and pneumatic railway. It’s an innovative city and whenever anything New York City related steps in to any walk of life, we kinda know it’s going to be grandiose, big and probably done pretty darn well! Which is why the news of Dante NYC popping up in Quaglino’s bar is something to shout about. The menu on offer will consist of 10 drinks which can be enjoyed over the space of the week-long residency. This sumptuous list will […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Board Game Bars: Will You Take The Risk?

Feeling bored? Or are you feeling board? Here’s one for the players who love to go on nights out and play the game…You know, a bit of Cluedo here and there, maybe Twister if you’re feeling groovy. Yep, here are a round-up of London’s best places to play board games. Locations that have dedicated their lives to a bit of Colonel Mustard in the library, to add a certain je ne sais quoi to your night out. As far as I was concerned the only games that existed were Monopoly, Cluedo, Battleship and Connect4, yet when Draughts café are boasting 800 plus games […]

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

Be An Exhibitionist This Autumn

During the Autumn, it’s a given that it’s often a little chillier, prompting us to take our habits of rooftop terraces and outdoor antics to inside venues by log fires and on cosy velvet sofas. Suffice to say, getting off the sofa can be a mean feat, unless presented with weird and wonderful options like the exhibitions below. As a city alight with culture, there’s always a new artsy pop-up or coveted exhibition taking place, and here are some of our favourites… Grab the Monet and let’s van Gogh. 21st Century Women Who run the world? Well according to Fru […]

Things to do Outdoors

The London Farmers’ Markets That Make Us Go Ooo-Arrr

It’s Autumn, which means chutneys, soups and pickles are rife… as are Famers’ Markets! Yep, it’s that time of year where we can wander, wrapped up warm, around various outdoor stalls perusing the best of seasonal farm produce, under a sea of amber and red leaves. London has a vast amount of Farmers’ Markets, stuffed full of top-quality seasonal fruit, veg, traditional meats and dairy, and markets are flourishing not least because we all want to know exactly where and how our food is produced. So I’ve searched through all the best markets London has to offer and here are […]

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Things to do Outdoors

The Monster That’ll Make You Jump: The Inflatable Obstacle Course Coming To London

There are 5ks and then there is Gung-Ho! The inflatable 5k fun run which is actually fun, seriously fun as they say. Yep that’s right inflatable. This is no walk (or slow jog) in the park, this is the chance for you to throw yourself down the biggest inflatable water slide in Europe; to work your way past 6.5ft tall footballs, to face your fears as you challenge The Jump and bounce your way across the biggest, single piece of inflatable obstacle in the world! With other obstacles including The Labyrinth, Born Slippy and the maniac, this is one way […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Find Out Which Restaurants Are Trending This Fashion Week

Fashion! Turn to the right! Oooh, fashion! As David Bowie put it. Helpfully adding ‘We are the goon squad and we’re coming to town, beep-beep’. So if you’re part of the goon squad heading to the capital’s runways and private views then you’ll no doubt need feeding and watering. Which is where we come in. Here are all the places that a budding Anna Wintour should be seen this LFW (London Fashion Week, darling, do keep up)… The Sheraton Grand London Park Lane Green Park (0.4 miles) What: Keep your hats on Why: Remember the Lock & Co Sheraton Grand collab from […]

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Culture

The 8 Books Everyone’s Talking About Right Now

The winter’s starting to set in, so what could be better than grabbing a good book and snuggling in an armchair by the fire? You choose the fire, meanwhile I’ve chosen a book, or eight. So settle in and if you’re sitting comfortably we’ll begin. This is going to hurt – Adam Kay Why: Adam Kay’s multi award-winning, chart-topping, debate-sparking debut This Is Going to Hurt has been flying off bookshelves. Kay’s diary of life as a junior doctor, is lauded as a blisteringly funny yet heart-breaking call to arms for all who value the NHS. His raw account of […]

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