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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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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Poetry Meets Gin at Beefeater’s Distillery

Creative juices will be in abundance this winter at Beefeater London’s Kennington Distillery with their series of cultural and creative events, known as The London Tonic Series. The first of the events will be a spoken word with celebrated poet and musician Joshua Idehen; it’s fitting that gin was the favoured tipple of literary heroes of the past. The distillery is set to be transformed into a speakeasy, in the truest sense of the word. Idehen will be reciting verses in his signature style, while attendees will be given different gins and bespoke literary cocktails. Sure, we all turn into […]

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

8 of the Best Happy Hours

We all love a drink but when a good night means forking out the price of a new winter wardrobe we have to question things. Enter the humble happy hour; most places have them but we don’t always know about them (or remember when they’re on), so when you want to get more tipple for your tenner, hunt down the bars below and enjoy unlimited Prosecco, 2-4-1 cocktails and spirit and mixer for just £2.50. You may just forget you’re in central London. Oh, and Saturday is National Happy Hour Day so what better reason to hit the bar?

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9 Festive Christmas Markets

Now that we’ve had Bonfire Night we don’t need to pretend that we aren’t excited about Christmas  and we can start our Christmas shopping without feeling too eager. If you’d rather not battle the crowds in the shops and you don’t want to just order everything online (because there is nothing festive about an online checkout) head to one of London’s Christmas markets, because you can’t walk round a normal shop drinking mugs of wine… you can at these though:

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7 of the Best Pop-Up Winter Cinemas

Christmas isn’t just about carols, mince pies and spending more time with your family than usual. It’s also about festive films – whiling away cold, rainy days whilst chain-eating chocolates and watching Bad Santa and Elf. That’s all good and well but when you need a change of scene we say get out of the house and watch a Christmas classic at one of these winter pop-up cinemas instead…

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What to do This Weekend

How To Live Like a Local: South Kensington

Think South Kensington and you probably think of the V & A and the Natural History Museum, of course when we think of South Kensington we think of the restaurants there (sorry our brains are dictated by food) so we’ve rounded up 9 of our favourite spots…

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The Night Before Christmas at sketch

“Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse…” This Christmas, sketch has employed some of London’s favourite local florists, transforming the already magnificently-designed venue into a Christmas wonderland. Titled ‘The Night Before Christmas’, visitors will be invited to make their way through the eclectic venue passing through individual installations each representing a chapter of the much-loved Christmas tale. Florist Carly Rogers, following her success at the Mayfair Flower Show, has returned to create the ‘Hollow Way’ – upon entering, guests will make their way through the forest-inspired installation, immersing themselves in […]

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Little Feast Returns to Shepherd’s Bush

The more the merrier is what we say about London food markets; this winter, Little Feast are back in Shepherd’s Bush. Beginning in Summer 2015, they remained for 10 weeks before popping up twice more during Christmas 2015 and Summer 2016. The site will be transformed into a magical English winter garden and will become temporary home to five street food kitchens. There’ll be huge Christmas trees and sparkling fairy lights in the festive red, green and gold – a perfect setting to enjoy your mulled wine or cider. Returning to the market following their success last year will be Cheeky […]

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Forest on the Roof at Selfridges Returns

A rooftop may not necessarily be the first location of choice during the winter, but what if said rooftop had been transformed into an Alpine forest (and was covered by a roof)? Selfridges’ renowned rooftop restaurant has once again been transformed into a dazzling wintry forest; the forest’s walkway has been adorned with glitter balls and splashes of gold, getting shoppers and restaurant goers into the festive spirit… in case the Christmas decorations in Selfridge’s and lights on Oxford Street haven’t done that already. Group Executive Chef for Des McDonald Restaurants, Lee Bull, has created the new winter menu with […]

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7 Alternative Sunday Lunches

We all love a good roast in the winter. But even when it’s cold outside, sometimes you just can’t face an enormous plate of stodgy meat and potatoes. And with so much good food going on in London, there’s never been a better time to embrace a bit of variety on Sunday. So forget the usual roasts, tatties and gravy – here’s our guide to the very best alternative Sunday lunches:

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1970s NYC Comes to Brixton

This winter it’s time to head back to 1970s New York. No, we don’t have a time machine, what we do have though is the award-winning team who brought us the South Pole Saloon and Brixton Beach Boulevard and that is good enough for us. Opening today on a Brixton rooftop, you’ll be transported back to a time when hip hop was first emerging, where hordes clamour outside Studio 54 trying to party with Warhol and guerrilla artists take to the streets to colour the concrete streets. A city that never sleeps. Inside Big Apple Brixton you’ll find three indoor […]

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