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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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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Squid Kitchen Launch New Residency

If you fancy the experience of a Madrid food market but can’t leave London, you’re in luck. This autumn, Squid Kitchen is launching their new kitchen residency at 119 Lower Clapton. Having begun as a market stall, with a menu developed entirely around… you guessed it – squid, Squid Kitchen has hosted several pop up events and kitchen residencies. This residency however, is their first full venue kitchen and bar takeover since their launch in 2014. Their signature dish is baby squid stew with piquillo peppers and sherry vinegar chickpeas, but don’t worry if squid isn’t your thing (although it’s […]

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Hoxtoberfest

Think of the circumstance in which your are most at bliss, comfortable and unequivocally happy. We’ve got it…you’re standing in an alpine chalet with a litre of bier in one hand and a large bratwurst in the other. Thought so. It’s a damn shame that the opportunity to be in such a desirable position is hard to come by. This weekend however, Hoxtoberfest offers you the chance to do just that. Here’s the set-up; the inaugural Hoxtoberfest will be creating a multi-room Bavarian extravaganza within a block of canal side yards and warehouses at Hoxton Docks. A full sized alpine […]

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Dishoom Celebrate Diwali

As Dishoom’s love of Diwali has grown, so have the festivities, moving from family entertainment within the restaurants, to last year’s event being held at Kings Cross, just as it is this year, where hundreds of people join together in joyous revelry. Dishoom loves sharing the traditions of the festival of light with Londoners. Although Diwali falls on Sunday 30th October, Dishoom will be lighting up slightly earlier, on the 23rd. This promises to be the biggest and best celebration yet with cool live music, fantastic dishes from some of London’s best street food providers and an abundance of entertainment for […]

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The Wild Table: Autumnal Feasting

Autumn is a great time for produce from truffles and squashes to langoustines and game. So to celebrate the new season, restaurant group D & D have joined forces with Champagne Laurent-Perrier to launch The Wild Table a series of supper clubs, masterclasses and feasts all taking place throughout October. You can find full details on the website of all the events taking place but here are three events next week that you should definitely get to. On Tuesday 18th South Place Hotel’s Executive Chef, Gary Foulkes, will be hosting a feast in the new private dining room, Peel. Sit […]

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A Celebration of Coffee at Hackney House

If you’re anything like us, your standard Saturday will sound something like this: roll out of bed about 10.30am – perhaps with a slightly foggy head – shower, dress, head for brunch where a full debrief of Friday night’s events takes place. After brunch our plans can vary, whilst we like the idea of a walk round one of London’s famous parks for a blast of fresh air, the cinema is often more appealing, as is the hair of the dog… Oops. On the first weekend of December (yep, we’re going there) you should think outside the box slightly when […]

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Bombay Sapphire’s Grand Journey

Embarking on a journey under the influence of alcohol isn’t unusual, in fact, it happens with worrying regularity and usually you want to forget about it. The endeavour is of course a dragon chase, and more often than not we’re at the front. Anyway, back on topic. Not all journeys involving alcohol need be predicated on escalating debauchery, as BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® prove. The world and UK’s no.1 premier gin is launching The Grand Journey; a one-off immersive drinking and tasting experience. Created by the House of Bombay and leading design talent The Robin Collective, The Grand Journey celebrates the beauty […]

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Le Bun Opens with Free Burgers

Last year Andy Taylor and Tim Talbot served burgers to 10,000 guests in five weeks. This year they sold 600 Le Mac burgers on National Burger Day alone. Of course they could though, they’re Le Bun and they’re Le Back in Dalston. Following on from a summer pop-up with Kelis, the guys are setting up shop at Birthdays in Dalston for a residency that will run until 29th January next year. New dishes include mind-blowingly Nashville-style hot chicken hots made with cayenne pepper-seasoned fried chicken. Apparently they were first created in a revenge by a wife who found out her […]

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

Pergola On The Roof Sets in for Winter

This winter in West London, a forest will emerge! Not just any forest, a mystical forest… a Nordic, mystical forest. And it won’t be on the ground, it will be nestled between terra firma and the stars. Winter is coming, so Pergola On the Roof is settling in on the roof of the former television centre once again for the dark days, turning misery into magic and cold into comfort. Walk along the deep-bark forest flooring to dine and drink at the dark, oak table-tops and bar. This is a no-holds barred approach, (the only way Incipio Events, the team behind […]

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How to Live Like a Local in: Islington

Supposedly the home of the museli-munching Guardian readers: for one of London’s most desirable locations, Islington has a funny reputation. But N1 has so much to offer. From the full-on fun of Upper Street – which has more bars and restaurants than any other street in Britain – to the charming canals and back-alleys, Islington has everything on its doorstep. Here’s our guide to living like a local in Islington – and getting the most from one of London’s quirkiest postcodes.

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2nd Chance Charity Supper

The future, a.k.a the youth of today have been hit with a sucker punch by austerity. Making the step onto a career ladder is difficult and stepping onto a desired career ladder is a rarity. This being the landscape, two celebrity chefs and charity 2nd Chance are heading to The Bingham to provide something delicious and auspicious. Chefs, Paul Merrett and Eric Grignard will be collaborating with 2nd Chance, a specialist ‘education to employment’ training course to support 18-24 year olds on their journey to a career, to deliver a charity dinner. The guest chefs will be creating the 4-course menu, […]

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