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Casa de Cuba Terrace, Jamaican Me Crazy!

Living among busy commuters, especially around the hustle and bustle of Oxford Circus, it’s not every day that we can enjoy soaking in the Cuban sun from across the other side of the globe. However, this is due to change, at least for the next few summer months. The Churchill Bar is transforming its award-winning terrace into a Cuban paradise so you too can step into Sir Winston Churchill’s adventurous shoes and enjoy a Cuban haven a little closer to home. From May 15th, The Churchill Bar unlocks its launch of ‘Casa de Cuba’ along with their transformed seasonal summer […]

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Hoxton’s First On-Site Brewery Opens Today

Hoxton has a new onsite brewery and we’re all ears. Brewhouse & Kitchen has launched its brewpub today of all days, with craft beer galore ready to grace many a lip. A bit of a triple threat, the architecturally ace location is easy on the eye, boasts bountiful amounts of beer and is a place perfect for a chill-out. Mid-Summer in the capital and the streets are paved with passers-by, suitcase pullers, school trip stragglers, wistful window-shoppers and then us, the locals, who really want to get lost in a pub paradise for a while. You’ll therefore be pleased to […]

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Flora, Fauna and Phileas Fogg: House of Botanicals Opens in Fitzrovia

The fictional home of the old globe-trotter (lucky devil), the Mr Fogg’s brand is a miscellaneous mad, paraphernalia hanging from the ceiling force to be reckoned with. Now, there’s a new eccentric location in town, to add to the wholesome list, which includes Mr Fogg’s Residence, Mr Fogg’s Gin Parlour and Mr Fogg’s Tavern. Introducing Mr Fogg’s House of Botanicals in Fitzrovia, a mish mash of plants and herbs and spices thrown together for guests to enjoy in sensory journey form. Yep, that’s right, much like old Phileas himself, you’ll be perusing the plant landscape, having a sniff and a […]

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The Ned Opens Its 17th Bar!

The Ned doesn’t hold back, why have one restaurant when you can have nine? And why have sixteen bars when you can have seventeen? That’s right, today The Ned is going that bit further with the opening of the Library bar, their seventeenth bar. Taking up residence on the ground floor by Cecconi’s, the bar will seat 18 guests in a space that emulates the 1930s with old-world club chairs, a bar clad in oxblood leather panelling and retro cocktail books. To drink you’ll find over 30 Champagnes, a martini trolley that will be wheeled from table to table to […]

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Rooms Filled with Blooms: D&D Group Launch #BlossomCity18

If you thought Gatsby awkwardly waiting for Daisy in a room exploding with flowers was a blooming eyeful, wait until you grab a look at D&D luxury restaurant groups’ #BlossomCity18 campaign. #BlossomCity18 campaign mixes the best of both worlds with Moët & Chandon champagne, and florals everywhere, quite literally. The restaurants will have a range of flower-inspired menus, cocktails and installations, sure to alleviate the post Chelsea flower show blues. The Summer 2018 catwalks were nothing if not awash with bold crayola block colours, and really quite beautiful pastel, gelato-styled tones. With this said, it’s without a doubt that this […]

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Fulham Really is the Place to be as The Little Blue Door Opens

The Little Yellow Door was how we all imagine living in London was going to be, one long party, with plenty of drinks, no tidying up and a Notting Hill postcode to match. But just like when your favourite housemate leaves and suddenly everything falls apart, The Little Yellow Door has now closed its door and had their locks changed. The flatmates have moved on, getting their own places in different areas and the first flatmate has set up shop in Fulham, with The Little Blue Door. A new home which will act as a late-night neighbourhood bar and restaurant, […]

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Check Out The Skybar That’s Just Opened In The City

It’s officially the hottest day of the year, so here’s some legit medical advice: head straight to your GP and request they prescribe you a pina colada and roof terrace. And if you’re wondering where to take your prescription, look no further: Jin Bo Law Skybar has literally just opened. The bar, fresh off the plane from Hong Kong, is located on the 14th floor of the new Dorsett City hotel in The City, meaning that it’s got knock-out views across some of London’s most iconic buildings, not to mention views stretching for miles. As you sit on the roof terrace, look […]

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Vijay’s Lounge: Fitzrovia’s New Speakeasy Bar

Those who have been to Indian restaurant Lokhandwala, will know that it is based on Victorian aristocrat Lady Charlotte, the spurned lover of Vijay Kapur, an insalubrious cad from Bombay. Well now it’s Vijay’s turn to have somewhere dedicated to him as Vijay’s Lounge opens today, a speak easy bar, above the restaurant. A secretive bar where he could run his empire and no doubt hide from Lady Charlotte. Just like Vijay, the bar will be rich, moody and opulent with an impressively stocked bar, striking bronze chandeliers, oil paintings and a silver elephant; come the summer, you’ll be able […]

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Prosecco House: London’s First Prosecco Bar Now Open!

Ladies and gents, it’s here. Last year we told you that Prosecco House was on the way and now it has opened! Didn’t catch it before? Check out all the details below! Finally, someone has sat up and taken notice of our burning desires and quite frankly desperate need. Can you guess what it is, did the bubbles give it away? No? Alright fine I’ll tell you. This February, Prosecco House opens will doors. Yes, all the chilly cold souls, feeling retched after Christmas, can tumble in from as early as eleven am. Work is feeling a little bleak, and […]

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Farm Girl Opens in Chelsea

Back in 2015 Farm Girl opened their first site in Notting Hill, last year they launched their concession at the Sweaty Betty Carnaby Street flagship and now the restaurant known for its healthy Australian-inspired menu, has opened between the Kings Road and Fulham Road. During the day you’ll find the brunches and super lattes that they are known for, including: chai lattes; rose lattes; apple pancakes with coconut yoghurt; açai bowls with chia seeds and oven baked aubergine with chickpea sauce, mint and tahini yoghurt dressing. Unlike the other two Farm Girls, this new restaurant will serve the group’s first […]

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