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 […]
London’s next rooftop hangout is almost here and this time we’re all heading to Miami. Opening on Thursday at Big Chill Kings Cross, Miami Heights will be a summer party of South Beach cocktails, Sunday bottomless brunch, DJs and happy hours. The rooftop is decked out with a flamingo feature wall, flower-filled bar front, outdoor disco ball, palm trees and a pink and turquoise scheme. Get the filter right tag the location as Miami and you’ll friends will never know…maybe. To drink it’s all about the frozen cocktails, frozen daiquiris, pina coladas and the Miami Vice, for those who can’t […]
As national celebrations go the royal wedding was just a practice run, bring on National Sandwich Week. Named, so legend has it, after the fourth Earl of Sandwich, the humble sandwich has come a long way since its aristocratic beginnings; it’s the country’s most eaten lunch, a national dish and an institution. So much so they’ve now gone and named this whole week after it. Here’s some sandwichy goodness on offer…
“In fair London, where we lay our scene, From ancient grudge break to new mutiny”, no not a terror flashback to GCSE English revision, but to the Baz Luhrmann 90s epic, Romeo and Juliet. So turn up The Cardigans, don a Hawaiian shirt and roll back to an era when Claire Danes wasn’t Carrie Mathison. Secret Cinema are putting on their biggest production yet: Romeo And Juliet. Secret Cinema have been putting on their fully immersive cinema experiences since 2017, taking over abandoned London buildings to put on large-scale productions with hordes of actors and compulsory audience participation. But even […]
At the end of a long working week, most like to turn to their favourite tipple on a Friday night and, whilst vodka isn’t always the answer, it’s worth a shot, right? For those of you reading the above and already catching that Friday feeling, you’ll be pleased to learn of Russian Standard Vodka’s announcement that it will be joining in the fun at this years’ Foodies Festival. Quite literally one for the foodies, the festival will be gracing Syon Park with its culinary presence for three days this month, featuring the aptly named ‘Raise Your Standards in Vodka’ bar. […]
As winter steps aside to allow us a much-needed dose of Vitamin D, the power of the flower presents itself. Introducing the Hoxton Flower Festival. Springing up on the 22nd of May, the first day of the Chelsea Flower Show, the day will allow the green-fingered amongst you to pick up the pruners and shears and explore a wonderland of workshops. If planting bulbs in science class is the furthest your “green-fingeredness” has ever stretched, now is your chance to, quite literally, dig in. The days’ highlights will include five sessions, inclusive of conical flask terrarium sessions with London Terrariums, […]
One for those not quite ready to take off the welly boots and bring the lighters out of the air… ONBlackheath is London’s end-of-summer September party, and what better excuse to squeeze in an extra shindig than Squeeze, the British rock band themselves, headlining on the Saturday. For those whose Glastobury 2016 consisted of gawping at the TV set, ONBlackheath now provides the opportunity to watch the iconic Squeeze up-close and personal. The two-day music and food bash will feature a line-up as eye-catching and eclectic as Squeeze’s album covers, with platinum-selling artist Paloma Faith taking centre-stage on the Sunday. […]
Forget Suits, Meghan Markle has been cast in what will be one of the most watched TV shows in history. So where are you going to be to watch the Royal Wedding Special? The one where Harry married Meghan. Well there are plenty of better options than sat in your kitchen, and here are some ideas.
Cornwall might have the Eden Project, but London has The Temperate House, it’s the largest Victorian glasshouse and it’s just reopened at Kew Gardens. Twice the size of the Palm House, the Grade I listed building is home to plants from Africa, Australia, New Zealand, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific Islands including some of the rarest and most threatened plants. Building first began in 1860 and it opened to the public in 1863 and now with a new importance placed on climate change, biodiversity loss and food scarcity, the greenhouse has been modernised. It was a lengthy construction project […]
The biggest drink to come out of Italy? Could be Prosecco or…is it Aperol? Sure, there might be a whole restaurant dedicated to one, but the bright orange, bittersweet aperitif is getting ready for its summer pop-up, The Aperol Big Spritz Social and it looks mega. Setting up shop at the Shoreditch Electric Light Station (just off Hoxton Square) from the 31st May until the 2nd June and then from the 6th to 9th June, the pop-up will be home to an ‘Aperol orange’ canal which you can row down – all very Willy Wonka-esque, a slide, a Vespa carousel […]
“That’s what I go to school for, Even though it is a real bore” sang Busted in their Ofsted-nightmare-scenario hit song (sidebar: we actually had a Miss Mackenzie at our school and this song was wholly inaccurate). But what I definitely would go to school for is Searcys Champagne School, which has just arrived at St Pancras Brasserie and Champagne Bar by Searcys. Famously the longest Champagne bar in Europe, the new Champagne school will offer masterclasses so that guests can learn all about Champagne and English sparkling wines, either as part of ticketed events or as a private party and making best use […]
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