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Afternoon Tea Week – 8th to 14th August 2016

This week sees the return of Afternoon Tea Week where hotels, restaurants, tea and coffee shops up and down the country offer special menus to entice those of you with a sweet tooth through the door or simply put together special tasting menus to show off the creative skills of their pastry chefs…

Golf in the Middle of London? Swingers is Pitch Perfect

3 Aug 2016
Categories: Golf, London     Tags: , ,
On arrival, we are greeted by Louis, the charismatic venue guide with a contagious smile, who gives us a tour of the two 9-hole courses and introduces us to other equally joyful members of staff. We are briefed on the rules as we sip on an iced mint Julep cocktail before being handed our putters…

Mark’s at Fenwick: Skip Shopping and Go Straight To Lunch

6 Jul 2016
Categories: London, Pop-ups, Restaurants     Tags: , , , , ,
The first thing that strikes us as we enter the second-floor restaurant of New Bond Street’s plushest department store is how bright the restaurant is; lots of natural light, white tablecloths and mirrored walls ensure that a lunchtime has a positive glow about it, as it should...

Slimming Down for Summer? Try a Sunday Roast at Town House Kensington

30 Jun 2016
Categories: London, Restaurants     Tags: , , ,
The three-course menu is priced at a very reasonable £29 and we’re impressed to see that the first course is actually a buffet; once we’ve clinked glasses of Champagne – these can be enjoyed with roasts the year round, by the way – we mosey on over to the Market Table that’s groaning with a panoply of seafood...

Curries and Conviviality: Gaylord Restaurant To Celebrate 50th Anniversary

15 Jun 2016
Categories: London, Restaurants     Tags: , , , ,
In today’s age of pop-up restaurants and flash-in-the-pan food trends, true tenure on the London restaurant scene is tough to achieve. However, amidst the mackerel ice cream vans, KFC-inspired haute cuisine joints and porridge cafés, Gaylords, one of the city’s oldest Indian restaurant, is still going strong and is celebrating its 50th anniversary on Sunday 19th June...

How To Live Like A King In The Capital Without Selling The Crown Jewels

13 Jun 2016
Categories: London, Travel Tips     Tags: , , , ,
It seems like no matter what you earn in London, it’s just never enough. Whether you’re a barista or a barrister, after you take out rent and bills you’re not left with a hell of a lot to play with. Well, fear not dear reader, I’ve put together a compilation of my favourite London hacks that I only wish I’d known about when I first moved to The Big Smoke, so many moons ago...

Sipping Cocktails With Superstars: Cointreau Creative Crew UK Awards

1 Jun 2016
Categories: Events, Lifestyle, London, Video Blog     Tags: , , , ,
I wish that I could say that brushing shoulders with supermodels was an everyday occurrence for me, but I have to confess to being a little starstruck at the panoply of beauties that graced last week’s Cointreau Creative Crew UK Grant Scheme Awards at Liberty...

The Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert in London

25 May 2016
Categories: Events, From The Editor, London     Tags: , , ,
Tomorrow Thursday 26th May, The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra will be performing their Summer Night Concert in the beautiful Schönbrunn Palace gardens and for the first time the concert will be broadcast live to London. This live broadcast starts at 7:15pm, is free to attend and will be broadcast at the Riverside Grass, adjacent to London’s iconic Oxo Tower...

London Wine Week 23 to 29 May 2016

23 May 2016
Categories: Bars, From The Editor, London, Restaurants     Tags: , , , , ,
London Wine Week gets underway today for its third consecutive year. And for the second year running, Devonshire Square just across from Liverpool Street Station, will act as the festival’s hub and where you can collect your wristbands. The venue will also be host to this year’s brand new stand-out London Wine Week Banquets...

The Botanist prepares two BLOOMin’ delicious Cocktails for The Chelsea Flower Show

10 May 2016
Categories: Bars, Events, London, Restaurants     Tags: , ,
I’ve never needed an excuse to drink cocktails in the middle of the day, but if I was looking for one then The Chelsea Flower Show would be top of my list. Pretty people getting pretty tipsy, surrounded by pretty foliage – what’s not to like?