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Sumosan Twiga
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Sumosan Twiga

Knightsbridge

Sumosan Twiga, launched in November 2016 in West London’s smart Knightsbridge neighbourhood, is an exciting expansion of the much loved Sumosan brand in partnership with Flavio Briatore. Set across three floors, the venue offers a contemporary restaurant, a large mixology focused bar and a separate late night lounge. Offering a winning formula of classic Venetian inspired Italian dishes, paired with Sumosan’s contemporary Japanese cuisine, Sumosan Twiga makes a unique entry to the London restaurant scene. Twiga Late Night Lounge was created for Billionaire Lifestyle’s chic international clientele, and has fast become a favourite rendezvous for the International jet-set. At Sumosan […]

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Smith’s Bar & Grill
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Smith’s Bar & Grill

Paddington

Smith’s Bar & Grill is a hidden gem burrowed in the heart of Paddington Basin & Little Venice. Experience modern British & European cuisine complemented by classically-styled cocktails in this spacious, naturally lit venue, boasting a gorgeous year-round terrace that overlooks the picturesque Grand Union Canal. Whether you’re savouring an Club Sandwich on the terrace for your Lunch break, a Rib Eye Steak for Dinner in the restaurant, or an Espresso Martini at the bar after work, Smith’s dynamic venue guarantees a gastronomic experience to everyone that walks through its doors. A hop, skip and a jump away from Paddington […]

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St Martins Lane

St Martins Lane

Covent Garden

A luminous jewel set in the West End of London, St Martins Lane illuminates Covent Garden. The Hotel’s glowing yellow glass revolving doors and wildly popular Light Bar reveal Philippe Starck’s witty collision of influences. Interactive light displays turn guest rooms into changing mosaics of colour. Special Garden Rooms offer private patios with camellia trees and ivy. Simultaneously, floor-to-ceiling windows bring the city sweeping into every room. Workouts like no other take place at Gymbox Covent Garden, London’s unorthodox fitness experience, where the Stiletto Workout dance class is just one of many innovative ideas for getting in shape. St Martins […]

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Hoxton Grill

Hoxton Grill

Hoxton

Hoxton Grill is a modern restaurant featuring an open kitchen, leather banquettes, lounge area and private dining rooms. Think classic American grill, bar & lounge meets quirky Hoxton. On Fridays and Saturdays Hoxton Grill hosts guest DJs. Hoxton Grill has an area; The Loft, available for exclusive hire. The Apartment offers a Library, Living Room, Red Study, Black Study, Dining Room and Playroom. There is also a Pantry with hip checkerboard flooring and a fully stocked bar. These rooms are available for hire individually or in combination. The menu focuses on grilled meat and fish as well as a selection […]

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Hutong
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Hutong

London Bridge

Hutong is a sumptuous Chinese restaurant located on Level 33 of The Shard. Hutong offers panoramic views across London, private dining rooms, chic decor and delectable Chinese cuisine. With floor to ceiling windows, hand carved wooden doors and red lanterns Hutong is designed to impress. Hutong is available for exclusive hire. The venue can accommodate 100 seated guests or 340 standing. Alternatively the Shanghai private dining room can be hired for 18 seated guests or the Beijing private dining room can be hired for 26 seated guests. Hutong can also be hired in conjunction with Aqua Shard for larger events […]

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The Lighterman
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The Lighterman

Kings Cross and St Pancras

The Lighterman is a new pub, dining room and bar on Granary Square, King’s Cross. Offering three floors of all-day dining and drinking, with alfresco seating on both Regent’s Canal and Granary square, plus a wrap-around terrace with views over King’s Cross. The all day modern British menu is overseen by Executive Chef Diego Cardoso, and includes delicious weekend brunch as well as the ever-popular traditional Sunday roast. Their menu majors in expertly sourced meats and seafood from the wood-fired grill, spelt-flour flatbreads and decadent breakfasts. The well-stocked cellar includes draught & bottled beers as well as guest ales & bitters from local breweries.

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The Happenstance
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The Happenstance

St Pauls

The best things happen by happenstance. Stunning location, stylish interiors and distinct food & drink offerings – you’ll happen upon us and never want to leave. With unrivalled service and a beautiful botanical summer terrace overlooking St Paul’s Cathedral, it is the perfect setting for alfresco drinks and all day dining. At the happenstance we know how to throw a party or help you achieve your business goals for the day. We offer a range of bookable spaces including a glamorous private dining room to suit an event of any size, exceptional service and the equipment you need to make […]

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Tramshed
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Tramshed

Shoreditch

Mark Hix offers simple wholesome food within quintessentially British surroundings. The menu focuses on chicken and steak sourced from Swainson House Farm in Lancashire. The starters and puddings reflect seasonality. The restaurant is housed in a building, built in 1905 as an electricity generating station for trams. The space retains its original features; tiling and beams. The Tramshed prioritizes British food and British artwork with two Damien Hirst pieces in the main restaurant. Mark’s Kitchen Library is used to house Mark Hix’s vast collection of cookbooks. This space is also used for practicing new dishes. Occasionally Mark invites a guest […]

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Hammer & Tongs
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Hammer & Tongs

Clerkenwell and Farringdon

Experience a real South African braai at Hammer & Tongs in Clerkenwell, London. Cooking with only Sekelbos wood imported from Namibia, Hammer & Tongs invites diners to celebrate the beauty of braai at their social, laid back restaurant. Hammer & Tongs specialises in generous sharing boards of smokey, succulent meats; juicy T-bones, honey glazed ribs and piri piri beef, as well as seasonal salads, homemade chutneys and beer bread. The basement bar serves up signature cocktails and sharing punches to compliment your huge sharing platters as well as South African wines and craft beers from Cape Town.

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The Milestone Hotel and Residences

The Milestone Hotel and Residences

Kensington

Discover old world charm, beautiful rich furnishings, exquisite original arts, outstanding cuisine and an experienced and passionate team. This elegant historic hotel is perfectly located opposite Kensington Palace and Gardens, and close to the Royal Albert Hall. Discover Stable’s Bar and the ‘Smoking Old Fashioned’, afternoon tea in the Park Lounge or dine in Cheneston’s or The Oratory, the original chapel. Deriving its name from an early spelling of Kensington, Cheneston’s is our intimate and elegant restaurant, offering the finest British cuisine. As you step in from the bustling city streets of Kensington you will be struck by the fine […]

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STK London

STK London

Strand

Don’t expect to find antiques on the walls or a stuffy atmosphere at STK London. The modern steakhouse, suits anyone who finds the traditional American steakhouse a tad on the boring side. Boasting a spectacular location on the Strand, in the heart of London’s West End, STK London distinguishes itself by focusing on the social experience with a sleek, contemporary design and an in-house DJ who creates an infectious, high-energy vibe. Overseen by Culinary Director Barry Vera, the menu features reimagined classic American cuisine with signature dishes like bite-sized Lil’ BRGs made with Wagyu beef, Lobster Mac & Cheese and, […]

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Baglioni Hotel London
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Baglioni Hotel London

Kensington

Baglioni Hotel London embodies the warmth and attention to detail typical of the Italian lifestyle and hospitality and aims to be our guests’ “home away from home” thanks to the charm and tranquillity of the 18 rooms and 47 suites including three signature suites and the Royal Suite facing out onto the park and residences of the Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. From breakfast to dinner Brunello Bar and Restaurant offers a window into the flavours of Italy with La Terrazza di Brunello just adjacent to Hyde Park, London’s most iconic Royal Park. Brunello is a meeting point for anyone […]

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Altitude 360
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Altitude 360

City of Westminster

An uninterrupted, breath-taking, 360° view of London, stretching for miles, is just one of many unique features to be found at Altitude London. The tallest Riverside building on the Thames with event space allocated to five floors. A total area of 4,000m2 over 14 subdivided rooms is complimented by a minimalistic design. The Grade II-listed building offers 9 event spaces and includes restaurants, bars, a cinema and a private members club. The venue is ideal for bespoke events set in London, with an amazing view as standard! ALTITUDE 360° & ALTITUDE 360° BLACK Altitude 360° is situated on the 29th […]

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Charlotte Street Hotel
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Charlotte Street Hotel

Bloomsbury and Fitzrovia

Charlotte Street Hotel in Fitzrovia comprises 52 individually designed bedrooms and suites, a spacious lobby, two drawing rooms, Oscar Bar & Restaurant, three private meeting & dining rooms, a gym and luxurious state-of-the-art screening room. Transformed by co-owner and Creative Director, Kit Kemp over an eighteen month period, the hotel has a ‘Bloomsbury Group’ theme throughout which features original art from the period and a mural in the brasserie reflecting scenes of ‘contemporary London life’. The Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant private event rooms located on the lower ground floor of the hotel are flexible in their format. They can […]

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The Franklin Restaurant
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The Franklin Restaurant

Chelsea

The Franklin Restaurant by Alfredo Russo is a fine dining destination for local and international connoisseurs. This modern Italian restaurant is the domain of Michelin-starred Chef Alfredo Russo. Here guests can enjoy a breath-taking fine-dining experience, a combination of simplicity, sophistication and quality seasonal ingredients. There is seating for just 30 diners, in an intimate space with a view of the garden. The familiar grey velvet decor, with silk ikat-patterned furnishings and immense Venetian églomisé mirrors, generates an exclusive, refined yet intimate feel. The menu at The Franklin Restaurant reprises both Russo’s bold approach and his Piedmont roots, and is […]

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Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane

Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane

Mayfair

For the ultimate in business prestige and productivity, Four Seasons Hotel on Park Lane presents a large variety of cutting-edge meeting spaces – most with natural light, all grouped on the first level for privacy and security. Plan your conference in the sleek, streamlined ballroom, or choose from seven high-tech function rooms. The showpiece is the glasswalled Hamilton Room with 180-degree views of Park Lane and Hyde Park. THE BALLROOM (326 sq/m, 3,509 sq/ft)  –  Elegantly decorated and filled with natural daylight, the sleek, streamlined Ballroom is the ideal setting for social or business events, including those that require sophisticated […]

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Diciannove Italian Restaurant
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Diciannove Italian Restaurant

Blackfriars

Set in the heart of London’s City district, the AA Rosette award-winning Diciannove restaurant is located in Crowne Plaza London – The City hotel, situated opposite Blackfriars tube (Circle and District lines) and railway station (ThamesLink and Southeastern) and is an 8-minute walk from St Paul’s tube (Central line and night tube) or Southwark tube (Jubilee line and night tube). The restaurant is widely celebrated for its instinctively Italian food. Directed by Executive chef Alessando Bay, he takes great passion in creating memorable food that tastes vibrant and authentic including house-made pastas. The restaurant’s rich wood tones and vibrant accents […]

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1 Lombard Street

1 Lombard Street

Aldgate

At 1 Lombard Street, a restaurant and bar in the City of London, there is a choice of areas for hosting a variety of events. These include meetings and conferences, press launches, private dining, cocktail receptions, wedding receptions, bar-batmitzvahs, product launches and exclusive parties. A private room adjacent to the wine cellar – the Private Dining Room – can also be used for meetings, cocktail parties, presentations, breakfasts, lunches and dinners. 1 Lombard Street is also a magnificent space for exclusive events: a host of both private and corporate clients choose the venue for their parties at the weekends, where they […]

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The Berkeley
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The Berkeley

Knightsbridge

Ever since The Berkeley opened its doors over 100 years ago on the corner of Berkeley Street in Piccadilly, it has been at the heart of London’s social and cultural life. After the move to Wilton Place in 1972, it continued to play host to the most glittering gatherings and glamourous guests. It is a tradition that continues to this day, and we are delighted that you have chosen to become part of The Berkeley Story. When The Berkeley was reopened here in Knightsbridge, it again found itself in an area with many historical associations. One of the hotel’s finest […]

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The Sheraton Grand London Park Lane

The Sheraton Grand London Park Lane

Piccadilly

A celebrated Art Deco hotel in the heart of London Mayfair, facing Green Park and just a short walk away from Buckingham Palace, The Sheraton Grand London Park Lane is ideally located to connect with the city of London. The Sheraton Grand, London Park Lane rooms and suites reflect the hotel’s heritage fused with stylish design. Each room provides all you need to work or relax in memorable surroundings, including beautiful views across Green Park (subject to room category), the Sheraton Signature Sleep Experience and complimentary Wi-Fi.

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Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square
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Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square

Tower Hill

Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square is housed in a stunning Grade II*-listed heritage building, once the headquarters of the Port of London Authority. Steps from landmarks such as the Tower of London, Tower Bridge and the river Thames, the hotel offers an extensive Spa as well as three dining outlets. Michelin-starred La Dame de Pic London offers creative French cuisine by acclaimed Chef Anne-Sophie Pic and Asian restaurant Mei Ume specialises in authentic Chinese and Japanese dishes with a modern approach. Wine Director Jan Konetzki has put together one of the capital’s most impressive wine lists while […]

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Aviary

Aviary

Old Street

Perched high above the capital with enviable views out over the City, London’s hottest new destination rooftop restaurant, bar and grand terrace, Aviary, has come home to roost. Nestling on the 10th floor of the brand new Montcalm Royal London House Hotel, bordering the City and Shoreditch on Finsbury Square, leading restaurant and bar operator ETM Group has taken dining to a new level with its first sky-high venue. From the large ornate birdcage suspended above the stairway leading from the dedicated lift, to the proud pair of peacocks heralding the venue’s entrance, Aviary is an ornithological paradise soaring above […]

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Sipping Room
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Sipping Room

Canary Wharf

Brainstorm away from the office or boardroom in a light and airy space over a delicious cup of coffee or seasonal mocktail. We can be as flexible as you need us to be and we’ll make sure you and your guests are regularly refuelled with delicious snacks and refreshments – from smoked salmon and scrambled eggs washed down with champagne to breakfast pastries and yoghurt, muesli, honey and fresh seasonal berries with steaming mugs of hot chocolate. With WiFi and plug points available for use throughout The Sipping Room you can settle in for the day and savour breakfast then […]

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Gillray’s Steakhouse & Bar

Gillray’s Steakhouse & Bar

City of Westminster

Named after James Gillray, the 18th-century English master caricaturist who gained notoriety satirising the politicians of his time, Gillray’s Restaurant & Bar is a quintessentially English dining experience paying homage to top quality British produce and that other British institution – gin. Boasting iconic views of the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and the London Eye, Gillray’s Restaurant & Bar celebrates the best of seasonal English produce, with as much as possible sourced from local suppliers: meat hails from eighth generation butcher Darragh O’Shea; fish comes from Billingsgate Market; while desserts are made using Clarence Court eggs from Cornwall. Gillray’s […]

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