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5 things to do on Monday 8 February 2016

Try out the new Yorkshire pudding slider menu at Reform Social and Grill. The menu is available until 29th February. Sweet and savory versions are available. Lose weight by becoming a premier member of mini v nutrition – by Queen of the jungle Vicky Patterson. Book your tickets to go to Ascot racecourse on Saturday […]

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Learn how to cook with Michelin star chef Adam Gray with Bourne & Hollingsworth Kitchen

Bourne & Hollingsworth  kitchen, the latest project from Bourne & Hollingsworth Group, is a brand new cookery school launching 1st March. Offering a range of well-devised, informal cookery classes and short courses for all levels, the B&H Kitchen is run by our executive chef Adam Gray and will guide participants through expert techniques, seasonal recipes […]

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Win two tickets to an Anti Valentines Party at Barrio East on Saturday 13th February

Taking place on Saturday 13th February, Barrio’s Anti-Valentine’s Fiesta celebrates the legendary party which happened in 1929, where a mob of singletons associated with the Hips Don’t Lie gang of southside Mexico City caused absolute mayhem, leaving nothing but a wake of empty tequila and mezcal bottles… You will be able to get warmed up with a delicious tequila […]

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Are you up for ‘One Year No Beer’ – The Ultimate Social Challenge

How to Stop Drinking….Again ‘No one is perfect – Superman without kryptonite would be boring’ Every now and then, one of our many perfectly human imperfections will catch us out. We eat the cake, drink the beer, smoke the cigarette and what do we do? We say to ourselves ‘What the hell’ I may as […]

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Welsh novelist Holly Muller shares a few things about life as a writer with ‘5 things to do today’

What advice would you give to a school pupil who wants to be a writer? Read and read and read and think about what it is you enjoy in novels or short stories or poems. Let them excite you and then ride that wave of excitement into your own experiments with writing. It’s OK to […]

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Share your unwanted food easily with OLIO today 

Do you have a few lonely lemons? Do you have packet of bread sauce that you will never eat? Have you got a few crunchy apples but you can’t eat because of toothache? Are you about to make a huge pot of chili and want to get to know your local community by sharing it […]

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‘5 things to do today’ tries out the naturally warmed Thermae Spa in the historic city of Bath

5 things to do today at these warm, mineral enriched waters in Bath One Arrive early to avoid the queues. The Thermae spas are very popular so choose your time wisely. We arrived Sunday morning and booked in just as it opened at 9.00. There was just a dribble of a line which was perfect. […]

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We ask Model and TV presenter Danielle Lloyd a few questions

Thank you to model and TV presenter Danielle Lloyd for sharing a few things with us. What was your first break into celebrity? Is it something that you always wanted? My first break was winning Miss England it was absolutely amazing! I felt so proud and it gave me so much confidence. I have never […]

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We interview TV personality and blogger Olivia Cox

We are very grateful to Olivia Cox for sharing a few things with us. Olivia has just been named the new face of Herbalife Skin. What is the best piece of advice that you would give to a school pupil that wants to be in showbiz? I think it’s really important to be following a […]

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5 things to do today at Lotus Indian restaurant, Charing Cross, London

Lotus is a fine dining Indian restaurant in very close to Leicester square, London. One Start with a Negroni cocktail and take it to your table. You will then be presented with the most elaborate menu that you will ever see at an Indian restaurant. This is fine Indian dining at its very best. Once […]

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5 things to do today at The Perfectionists Cafe, The Queen’s Terminal, Heathrow Airport

5 things to do today dines at Heston Blumenthal’s ‘The Perfectionists Cafe’ in the departure lounge of the Queen’s Terminal at London’s Heathrow airport. The restaurant was inspired by Heston’s TV series – In Search of Perfection. One     Save plenty of time to fully enjoy The Perfectionist Cafe. You don’t want to be rushed […]

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Liverpudlian comedian Mitch Benn shares a few things with us

What advice would you give to a school pupil that wants to make it in comedy? Not sure how much practical advice I could offer as “how one makes it in comedy” has changed a lot since I was new.  There are comedians now who build up massive followings on Vine & YouTube before they’ve […]

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Bid for a Celebrity Christmas Baubles for Charity with The Royal Horseguards Hotel

Own a celebrity signed bauble with The Royal Horseguards Hotel’s Christmas charity project in partnership with GLH’s initiative Lite@Nite. All proceeds from this auction will be shared equally amongst our three amazing charities who work tirelessly to provide support to thousands of kids around the UK: Rays of Sunshine, Kidscape and the British Triathlon Foundation […]

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Win a pair of tickets to a late night Mardi Gras Party at the Vaults in Waterloo – Saturday 6th February

Late-night Mardi Gras carnival with authentic live music, an immersive New Orleans costume parade, plenty of liquor and dancing on London’s South Bank. Kansas Smitty’s and Shotgun Carousel are extremely excited to invite all saints and sinners to Fat Tuesday – London Mardi Gras 2016, happening from Friday 5th- Saturday 6th February 2016. Fat Tuesday, […]

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Jenny Eclair on tour, breakfast with Vogue Williams, book a Burns night party and two other things to do today

1. Go to Icetank Kitchen and discover The Wellness Tank to escape the winter blues – Cook, play, laugh and join us this January to find the real you. Follow Natasha Kerry in an introductory session of deep relaxation in Yoga Nidra hub  – also called ‘yogi sleep’. An enthusiastic superfoodie and blogger Mirjam from Mimselicious is hosting […]

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5 things to do at Don Giovanni, Oxford Street, Manchester

Last week 5 things to do today dined at Don Giovanni Italian restaurant. First established in 1984, makes Don Giovanni Manchester’s oldest and finest independently owned Italian restaurant. One Dine at Don Giovanni before you go to one of Manchester’s theatres. The restaurant offers a reasonably priced three course pre-theatre menu. Two Enjoy choosing from the […]

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Interview with American actress and Arrow star Katie Cassidy

American actress and Arrow star Katie Cassidy shares a few things with us What do you consider to be the highlights in your career so far out of everything you have done? I’m so grateful for every opportunity, but I have to say Arrow has been quite the journey. We have a fantastic cast and […]

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Nigella’s Brine, pubs near Euston and three other things

This is a little out of date now but next Christmas make sure that you brine your turkey using Nigella’s recipe. Enjoy a pint of beer at the Bree Louise pub just near Euston Station. This is the best pub around this area and perfect if you are waiting for a train to the North. […]

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Interview with comedian, actor and writer Dave Spikey

Comedian Dave Spikey talks to us about health, comedy and memories of living in Bolton. What have been the highlights of your showbiz career so far? Writing and Co-Starring in “That Peter Kay Thing” and Phoenix Nights”, winning The Best Show in Town award from the Manchester Evening News for my first ever tour show […]

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5 things to do today sat at the counter in The Dorchester Hotel Grill Room

  Sitting at the counter in the grill room has to be one of the best experiences you can have at The Dorchester Hotel One Have a look at the drinks menu. You will find a wine and wine pairing selection propped up on the counter. Two Enjoy a small portion of salmon rillett before […]

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Bitters and Sole Goujons at The Dorchester Hotel, Charge your phone with a ‘pebble’ and a few competitions for you to enter for New Year’s Eve

Have Old Tom’s Gin and Tonic at The Dorchester bar and help yourself to one of five bitters resting in bottles on the bar. Old Tom’s gin is made especially for The Dorchester Hotel. Never be without phone charge again by taking a ‘pebble with you’. This small charging device is no bigger than a […]

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Interview with Nicky Johnston | Celebrity/Fashion Photographer and Judge on Britain’s Next Top Model

Celebrity and Fashion photographer Nicky Johnston shares a few things with us. Nicky will be a judge on Britain’s Next Top Model in 2016 How much preparation do you have to do before a celebrity shoot? Depends on how far in advance the job comes in. Prep would be talking to the Pic Editor of […]

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Win 5 tickets for a New Years Eve Party at Barrio North, Islington #competition – competition now closed

Mexflex! NYE at Barrio North  This New Year’s Eve, Barrio North are throwing a hip-shaking, margarita guzzling extravaganza with their Mexflex fiesta, inviting guests to join them for an evening of Mexican mayhem on Thursday 31st December. For one night only, guests can whip out their finest sombreros and immerse themselves in an array of […]

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Win two tickets for the Nova New Years Eve Party at The Jam Tree Chelsea – Competition now closed. 

   One of the King Road’s most popular hot-spots, The Jam Tree Chelsea, are inviting guests to join them for an evening of delicious food and incredible music with party professionals, Shiva. Guests can begin the evening in the beautiful heated garden and enjoy a succulent hog roast along with a selection of delicious cocktails […]

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Mindfulness fun, eat Momo’s, celebrate NYE on The Thames and two other things to do today 

Eat at Heston Blumenthal’s Perfectionist Cafe whilst waiting for your flight this Christmas. Have quality food at Heathrows Terminal 2. See the London Eye fireworks this New Year’s Eve with London RIB Voyages. Zoom down the Thames and avoid the crowds. Read a humorous take on Mindfulness by reading The Ladybird book of mindfulness. Mindfulness […]

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Real Ale in Manchester, Film and Fizz in London and three other things to do today

Enjoy a pint of real ale at The Piccadilly Tap about a minutes walk from Manchester’s Piccadilly station. They serve a massive range of ales if that’s your thing. Turn right out of the station down the hill. The tap is on your right. If you find yourself in Surrey then you will be hard […]

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Drink Whisky infused cocktails at The Gallery Bar, West Hampstead

The Gallery bar and restaurant in West Hampstead has a food menu that features whisky infused ingredients and also boasts a whisky collection of up to 100 different brands. Examples from the drinks menu include: Hot Buttered Bourbon– Maker’s Mark, Vanilla Extract, Cinnamon, nutmeg, unsalted butter – £7.50 Bitter Candid Apple– Jack Daniels, Licor 43, Mortimers Cider, Cinnamon, Bitters – […]

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Book to see After Miss Julie at Theatre Royal Bath starring Call the Midwife’s Helen George | Tuesday 24th – Saturday 28th May, 2016

Set in 1945 in an English country house, on the eve of Labour’s landslide victory at the end of the second world war, this compelling and erotic psychological thriller is inspired by Strindberg’s 1888 masterpiece. During a summer ball, the beautiful daughter of the peer who owns the house, wanders into the servant’s quarters. As […]

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Try out the newly opened Ivy Kensington Brasserie

Open Now The Ivy Kensington Brasserie, set in the space previously occupied by Pavilion’s Restaurant and Bar, is almost opposite High Street Kensington tube station and offers accessible, sophisticated all-day dining for local residents, businesses, shoppers and visitors. The brasserie-style menu features breakfast, elevenses, brunch, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. There will be something for […]

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Interview with Katherine Kelly – Elsa Schraeder in The Sound of Music | The Sound of Music Live airs Sunday 20th December, from 7.30pm on ITV

Katherine Kelly plays the role of Baroness Elsa Schraeder  in the Sound of Music Live Q: Did you sign up for The Sound of Music Live the moment you were offered it? A: Not to be begin with, to be honest. I thought “I don’t know if this is for me.” But when I spoke […]

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Interview with ‘Posh Pawns’ James Constantinou

James Constantinou is managing director of Prestige Pawnbroker and is the kingpin of ‘Posh Pawn’ on Channel 4. What is the most expensive item you have pawned? We have appraised works by the artist Turner valued at 20M along with Jets, a Helicopter (featured on the pilot show) yachts and some amazing pieces of jewellery. How […]

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Are you ready for Elle Exxe’s new single ‘Home with You’ ?

The single is the latest to be taken from the highly acclaimed fast-rising pop star’s debut EP Love To Hate You, which is out now. She’s received so much love over the past year everywhere from The Guardian to Popjustice, The Quietus to Gay Times and many more across the board for ‘Home With You’ […]

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Wait for Abba’s piano to be sold again

You have just missed out buying Abba’s piano. The piano that was used to compose all of Abba’s hits has just been sold for £35,000 to an Internet bidder.     The piano was originally acquired by the group to be used at a small cottage on the island of Viggsö in the Swedish archipelago, which […]

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Interview with World Renowned Classical Pianist Lucy Parham

We are very grateful Classical Pianist Lucy Parham for this interview with ‘5 things’ What advice would you give to a pupil that wants to do the same as you? Work, work, work! Dedication and focus is just as important as talent. How important is it for you to stay fit? What 5 things do […]

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Celebrate Christmas Greek Style with OPSO 

   Acclaimed Marylebone-based contemporary Greek restaurant OPSO is treating its guests to a truly different taste experience this season as it launches a Christmas menu with an indigenous twist. And, needless to say, there is not a Brussels sprout in sight! Available from December 1st, diners can enjoy a unique set menu that combines a […]

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Try the Christmas Lunchtime Menu at Nutters Restaurant, Rochdale

       This menu is availble throughout December and is perfect for eating well whilst catching up with friends during the festive period. You could choose sea bass, followed by pork belly and finish with a symphony of Nutters Christmas Desserts. The cheese looked excellent as did the Lancashire Root Vegetable Soup. On Sunday’s Nutters serve […]

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We interview Made in Chelsea’s Emma Walsh

Thank you to Emma Walsh for being interviewed for 5thingstodotoday What advice would you give to a school pupil that wants to be famous and on the television? Really think about your end goal and why you want to do it. Get some good experience and credits behind you then find yourself an amazing manager/agent. […]

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Eat at The Giggling Squid, Esher | Thai Restaurant – Thai Tapas

The Giggling Squid Thai restaurant chain has made its mark on the busy and bustling Esher High Street. Its rustic charm décor creates a warm and welcoming ambience without feeling hemmed in. The staff are just as welcoming, they are polite friendly and attentive, but in a subtle none imperious manner. You immediately feel relaxed […]

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Read ‘Learning to Speak American’ – the debut novel by Colette Dartford

After the tragic death of their only child, Lola and Duncan Drummond’s last chance to regain their lost happiness and rebuild their marriage lies in a trip to America.  Day tripping in the heart of California’s wine region, the couple stumble across a derelict house in Napa Valley that’s crying out for love and attention. […]

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Read our interview with comedian, Justin Moorhouse – currently on his ‘Destiny Calling Tour’

Thank you to comedian Justin Moorhouse for this Q and A. Justin is currently performing his Destiny Calling Tour. Out of everything you have done in your comedy career so far what have been the highlights? There have been loads, appearing in two great plays at the Royal Exchange in Manchester, working with Ken Loach and Eric […]

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Interview with actress Cameron Leigh, currently playing Edith Piaf at The Charing Cross Theatre, London

‘5thingstodotoday’ is very grateful to actress Cameron Leigh for taking time out of rehearsals for this short Q and A. Cameron is currently playing the role of Edith Piaf at The Charing Cross Theatre in the London Production of ‘Piaf’ What things would you tell a school pupil who wants to be on the stage […]

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Read our interview with Maggie Mitchell, author of the novel Pretty Is

What things go through your mind when you are deciding on a plot for a new novel? As a first-time novelist, I’m not yet sure how to answer this question! For my first novel, I circled and circled around and idea that had obsessed me for a long time, and finally I pounced. That seems […]

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Try out the new Temptation Wheel at The Savoy Hotel

THE SAVOY LAUNCHES THE TEMPTATION WHEEL, A NEW DINING EXPERIENCE FEATURING DESSERTS, CHOCOLATES AND COCKTAILS At the heart of The Savoy, a Fairmont managed hotel, the Thames Foyer is a magnificent glass domed atrium providing an enchanting and elegant space. Already world famous for its Afternoon Tea, on 1 October 2015, the Thames Foyer will […]

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Try one of the Christmas menus at Giggling Squid

Giggling Squid, the restaurant which introduced ‘Thai Tapas’ to the UK, has announced its Christmas menus. There will be a choice of 3 sharing menus, with a selection of three starters and 4 main dishes, featuring such favourites as Vegetable Tempura, Chicken Massaman Curry and Beef Gra Po stir-fry.   The ‘Jolly Mood’ vegetarian menu is […]

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TV presenter and relationships expert Tracey Cox shares ‘5 things to do today’

We are very grateful to Tracey Cox for sharing her ‘5 things’ with us. Instigate sex Nothing makes you feel more powerful than being the one who desires. It also lets your partner know you enjoy it as much as they do. Try something new every single time you have sex from now on It’s […]

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Find Father Christmas at Lapland UK | Journey to see him

LaplandUK began in 2006, when husband and wife team Mike and Alison Battle developed the original and innovative idea of recreating Father Christmas’ mythical Arctic homeland here in the UK. The company was born out of their personal frustration at the lack of quality magical Christmas experiences on offer to their own four children in […]

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5 things to do today with The Dissappearing Dining Club booked through Tabl

Last night we had the pleasure of dining at The Glebe House, Clapham. Dinner was served courtesy of The Disappearing Dining Club and Tabl. Tabl organise secret supper clubs and dining pop ups across London and Brighton. If you want to host a dining experience then you are welcome to add your own event. In world in […]

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5 things to do at Quill restaurant, King Street, Manchester

Quill is a new fine dining restaurant and cocktail bar in central Manchester which focuses on British food and excellent quality. The kitchen is headed up by highly regarded chef Curtis Stewart. This week we had the pleasure of dining at Manchester’s luxurious Quill. One Sit overlooking the bustle of fashionable King Street. Quill has […]

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Watch Elton John’s video for his new single ‘Looking up’ and pre-order Elton’s new album

‘WONDERFUL CRAZY NIGHT’ ALBUM OUT FEBRUARY 5, 2016  Elton John releases the vibrant new video for latest single ‘Looking Up’ taken from his 33rd studio album, ‘Wonderful Crazy Night,’ released worldwide on February 5, 2016 on Virgin EMI records. The animated music video features multi-coloured patterns pulsating to the melody of this almost rockabilly number. […]

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Bid, raise money for charity and find some stunning Christmas presents at the same time

Fundraising platform CharityStars can help you find the perfect Christmas gift, and you can raise money for the Coaching for Hope charity at the same time. There are 37 auctions on CharityStars.com that will raise money for Coaching for Hope. All are live right now! Included amongst them is a huge variety of gifts and […]

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Take your child to see Dr Seuss’s The Lorax at The Old Vic

Inspired by Dr. Seuss’s classic tale, The Lorax tells of a moustachioed and cantankerous critter who’s on a mission to protect the earth from the greedy, tree-chopping, Thneed-knitting businessman known only as The Once-ler. Book Tickets  Adapted by David Greig and brought to the stage by acclaimed director Max Webster (James And The Giant Peach, […]

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Fine Dine at Soho’s Bob Bob Ricard restaurant, London

   Bob Bob Ricard is one of London’s most glamorous restaurants serving luxury Russian and English dishes. All tables are in booths and the service is impeccable. Bob Bob Ricard gives you a VIP experience from the moment you enter the door to the time you leave. The food is excellent and presented perfectly – […]

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Have a rhubarb gin and tonic at Bob Bob Ricard, London

This rhubarb gin and tonic is Bob Bob Ricard’s  restaurant signature drink. This is one of the best gin combinations we’ve ever had. The drink is served with straws and a fresh stick of rhubarb to chew on.  

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Have a unique food experience with Tabl | London, Brighton and Sussex

The world’s best dinner parties Home for unique food experiences including ‘secret’ supper clubs and ‘pop up’ kitchens.  So if you fancy breaking bread with one of the nation’s most talented broadcasters and stand-up comedians? Or how about indulging in a secret multi-course Japanese dinner where sounds and images blur the line between the real […]

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Read our interview with fashion model Mariah Idrissi |The world’s first Muslim model to wear a hijab in an H&M campaign

Mariah Idrissi might be new to the fashion world, but she’s already causing a stir, having become the world’s first Muslim model to wear a hijab in an H&M campaign. Since starring in the high street brand’s video this year to promote its Close the Loop recycling initiative, the 23 year old, who is of […]

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Please vote for 5thingstodotoday in the category of Blogger of the Year in the Dot London Small Business Awards

5 Things to do Today has been selected as one of the 6 shortlisted finalists for the Dot London Small Business Awards in the category, Blogger of the Year. Now it is time to vote for us! We would be very grateful if you could cast your vote by clicking here and following the instructions. […]

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We interview Tommy Blaize, Strictly Come Dancing’s Lead Singer  

Tommy Blaize is lead singer on BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing. Here he talks a little about strictly, his love of live performance and his personal choices of music. How do you cope with the vast range of songs you have to play for Strictly Come Dancing It can be quite scary the range of […]

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We interview William Kunhardt – Musical Director of the Arensky Chamber Orchestra

William will be conducting the Arensky Chamber Orchestra on Saturday 28th November at The Hospital Club, Covent Garden. How did you first start in music? What was your inspiration? That was so long ago, I’m not really sure! But my parents tell me that as a small child I used threw a temper tantrum every […]

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5 things to do today at La Rive restaurant, Cobham, Surrey

Fine modern French Mediterranean dining in the heart of Cobham. Dine well in one of the most romantic dining rooms in Surrey. La Rive is just what Cobham has been waiting for. One Enjoy your meal in one of the most select and romantic rooms in Surrey. The dining room at La Rive is beautiful […]

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Follow @AbsolutUK to have chance of winning tickets to Absolut’s Vodka hyper sensory event to explore the future of nightlife

ABSOLUT EXPLORES THE FUTURE OF NIGHTLIFE WITH #ELECTRIKLONDON On 19 November 2015 Absolut hosts #ElectrikLondon, a hyper sensory, mixed reality exploration into the future of nightlife, curated alongside design studio Marshmallow Laser Feast and independent record label R&S Records. Absolut will take guests on a 360° journey where physical space is transformed using virtual reality […]

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Science presenter and comedian Helen Arney shares her 5 science things to do today – learn science and sing along!

Helen Arney is a geek songstress, science presenter and one third of Festival of the Spoken Nerd  If you love geeking out about the wonders of the universe, but don’t want to do all that “reading” and “studying” stuff, here’s the list for you. Learn five new things you didn’t know before by just watching […]

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GP and media personality Dr Ellie Cannon talks to us about being a mum, health and her career so far

Ellie is the resident GP for the Mail on Sunday, Mail online and Woman  magazine and writes regularly for other titles including Cosmopolitan and The Spectator magazine. She also has a regular health column in The Jewish News. We are very grateful to Ellie for taking time out of her busy schedule to answer a few questions for […]

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We interview West End star Siobhan Dillon | Siobhan is currently playing the role of Ellen in Miss Saigon at the Prince Edward theatre 

Siobhan Dillon has come a long way since she made the final of the live audition show How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria. She has starred in Grease, Legally Blonde and Ghost the Musical. You can catch Siobhan playing the role of Ellen in Miss Saigon at the Prince Edward theatre. Here Siobhan […]

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Watch this provocative lyric video by Stealth

This brooding first encounter of Stealth flying solo is a mesmerising showcase of a rare vocal talent. Dark piano stabs pave the way for a pounding rhythmic heartbeat over which breathes the rich tones of Stealth. ‘Intro’ is awash with the classic blues influences of Howlin Wolf, the captivating soul reminiscent of Hozier or James […]

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Have a portrait commissioned on line from one of the worlds best illustrators with Fabulous Noble

FabulousNoble.com, a portrait commissioning service for a new generation. These are not simply scanned images put through a filter; they are original illustrations in a variety of media (from pencil and biro to watercolour and acrylics) created by hand. How it Works Choose the styles you like from a stable of 24 renowned illustrators, and upload […]

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Book tickets to see The Manchester Shakespeare Company’s ‘Winter’ at The Three Minute Theatre, Oldham Street, Manchester

Playing: 17th-21st Nov 2015 The Manchester Shakespeare Company’s fifth production following their successful musical ‘Summer Dreaming 1973’ is ‘Winter’ a new adaptation of Shakespeare’s ‘The Winter’s Tale’: A story of hope and friendship against all the odds. Book tickets here  Set in the dark austerity of Post- Second World War Mancia, and the brave new world […]

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What is the weather like where you live? Submit your own weather forecast!

Use weather watchers to add what the weather is like where you live now. There is nothing more accurate than live ‘what you see’ data so the more the people that do this then the better for everyone. Your forecast may even appear on the TV.

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5 things to do today at My Kitchen, Chelsea – part of the My Chelsea Hotel

My Kitchen is situated in the heart of Chelsea and is part of the My Hotel group. The hotel looks smart and is only a short walk from the likes of fashion brand Stellar McCartney and the famous wine bar Daphne’s . My kitchen is open for breakfast (for hotel guests or you could just […]

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Take a James Bond walking tour around London with Michael Duncan and learn about the spies of Mayfair

James Bond and the spies of Mayfair Spaces available this Saturday and next  Join Michael as he looks at the spies of Mayfair. For Bond fans we’ll explore Fleming’s Mayfair: where he was born, where he gambled and drank and how he got the inspiration for his greatest creation, James Bond. But not all the […]

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Enter the Winter Pride Awards 2016 – This years theme is Line of Beauty – exploring sexuality, gender and identity

Following the success of the first two Winter Pride Art Awards, Winter Pride is launching its latest art competition, the Winter Pride Art Awards 2016, targeting emerging artists regardless of their sexuality. Stephen Fry said, “The Winter Pride Art Awards is a unique opportunity for up-and-coming artists to showcase their creativity at a key LGBT+ artistic and cultural event – creative ventures […]

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Watch the highly talented Bonita Delaney sing ‘They Don’t Know’

I recently met Bonita at a drinks party and heard about her fantastic voice and career. The video below is Bonita singing a cover version of They Don’t Know. Her new album will be out soon -brilliant!

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Buy tickets for the Imber Court Firework Display – tonight

This display says it is the biggest in Surrey. It is not too late to buy tickets and  a one direction tribute band will be playing to keep you company too. Imber court always have a huge bonfire and stalls selling burgers, hot dogs and hot and cold drinks. Book tickets here   

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Enter a mystical Forest at the Phoenix pub in Clapham – 13th November – 22nd 

Join the Phoenix in Clapham as it teams up with J₂O to offer a mystical woodland experience for a limited time in celebration of the new seasonal flavours of the juice drink, J₂O Midnight Forest and J₂O Midnight Amber. From November 13th for ten days, one of Clapham’s stalwart pubs for eating and drinking will […]

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5 things about Li Veli Winery and Bistro Covent Garden

Last week we dined at Li Veli to try out dishes that appear on their new Autumn Winter menu. We were also introduced passionately to suitable wine pairings with each of the courses One  Li Veli, the Pugliese wine bar and bistro in Covent Garden has recently introduced a brand new menu for the autumn […]

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Get involved with Sausage week in London

Sausage week (2nd – 8th November) is fast approaching and what a brilliant excuse to tuck into some of London’s weirdest and most wonderful sausages! This sausage week round-up has got you covered whether you’re after getting your sausage fix at breakfast, lunch or dinner (or anything in between)! Whether you fancy a traditionally English […]

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5 Things To Do Today at The Royal Horseguards Hotel, 2 Whitehall Court, London 

5 star luxury on the banks of the River Thames.  This week we had the privilege of staying at The Royal Horseguards Hotel in Whitehall.  Explore your bedroom and find some surprises. We were staying in an executive double room on the fifth floor of the hotel. The room overlooked the The River Thames with […]

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Thursday 29th October 2015 | 5thingstodotoday

Stay at The Horseguards Hotel, Whitehall. This five star luxury hotel in London is just near Charing Cross Station. It’s so historic and beautifully situated near the River Thames and many of London’s main attractions. We will put a full review of this hotel on ‘5 things soon’. Eat at My Kitchen, Chelsea. This restaurant […]

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Wednesday 28th October 2015 | 5thingstodotoday

Create a forum using weebly.com. Weebly is a free website creator which has a forum feature that you can easily integrate into your site. We used weebly to create a community group for a a group of new build properties – one of which we moved into. This has proved to be useful for people […]

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5 things you can do every day to build customer loyalty by Michael Heppell

International speaker and best selling business author Michael Heppell shares his 5 things to do today to build customer loyalty. Use names – there is no sweeter sound than to have someone use your name during a conversation. The person who says you can over-use someone’s name is usually the one who is useless at […]

Harold Sakata (Oddjob) is the Korean butler with incredible power and a razor-sharp bowler. He does not speak one word throughout the whole of the film. October 27

James Bond fight facts! 

Thank you to Lottoland for this somewhat bizzare infographic!    

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Tuesday 27th October 2015 | 5thingstodotoday

Buy a ‘BOTTLE’ of wine from Majestic Wine. The company have changed their model and from today you no longer have to buy a minimum of six bottles at a time. I wonder whether other warehouse wine shops will follow? Did you know that next week is sausage week? Google ‘sausage week’ and see what […]

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Monday 26th October 2015 | 5thingstodotoday

Today was our last day on Madeira Island so as a result most of these ‘things’ are related to this. If you have not been to Madeira then I suggest you do. It’s  hard to find a more beautiful island. Many good restaurants and many bananas! Spend your last few hours around the pool soaking […]

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Take a Jeep Safari on Madeira Island 

There a few companies that offer Jeep tours on Madeira Island. We chose ‘Safari Madeira Island‘ which were excellent. A jeep has to be the best way to see Madeira. The off road scenery was simply stunning.                  

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Lose Weight at a Slimmeria Retreat – an average of 12 Pounds per Week!

Forget Pizzeria – visit Slimmeria for all your weight loss solutions For a truly unique and bespoke detox, fitness and weight loss holiday look no further. Slimmeria – a specially designated retreat for people to lose weight. Exclusive and private, affordable and effective, you are sure to find your ultimate slimming and detox programme with […]

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Have a late night drink at Mark’s Bar at The Old Vic near London’s Waterloo Station – open til 2AM

Mark Hix opens his first stand-alone Mark’s Bar at The Old Vic. Located at the Dress Circle and Upper Circle bars, Mark’s Bar is the ideal place for late-night drinking in Waterloo. With a cocktail list of historical curiosities and celebrations, Mark’s Bar at The Old Vic is the place to sit back and enjoy […]

Adele on this morning’s BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show with Nick Grimshaw. The show broadcast the world premiere of her new  single,  ‘Hello’  on Friday 23 Oct.2015.
Photo by Mark Allan/BBC October 23

Listen to Nick Grimshaw interview Adele for the Radio 1 Breakfast Show 

ADELE PREMIERES NEW SINGLE ‘HELLO’ ON THE RADIO 1 BREAKFAST SHOW WITH NICK GRIMSHAW     Adele is a guest on this morning’s BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show with Nick Grimshaw (6.30am-10am). As well as dropping by for a chat, she ended up hitting play on her new single ‘Hello’ giving Radio 1 the world […]

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Try dishes with white truffle at a San Carlo Restaurant – it’s truffle week!

This morning Aldo Zilli, Executive Consultant Chef for the San Carlo Restaurant Group received the most expensive delivery of white truffles in the UK as the restaurant group invested £60k on the indulgent ingredient for Truffle Week. Truffle experts, Truffle Paradise who supply the country’s leading chefs and restaurants confirmed it was their biggest delivery […]

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Five Reasons to Visit the USA for the 2016 Ryder Cup

One The Ryder Cup is the most spirited golf event in the world. Fans of the European Union and the United States come out in droves and war paint to cheer on their respective squads in the games most heated and viscerally emotional competition. Anything can happen at the Ryder Cup—and it usually does with […]

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Continue your Christmas shopping and receive a 20% discount at Seven Dials and St Martin’s Courtyard

SEVEN DIALS AND ST MARTIN’S COURTYARD CHRISTMAS SHOPPING EVENT Thursday 3rd December, 5-9 PM London’s leading shopping destinations Seven Dials and St Martin’s Courtyard are hosting an exclusive, free shopping event on Thursday 3rd December. For one night only between 5-9pm, over 80-fashion stores, beauty brands, hotels, bars and restaurants will offer a 20% discount […]

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Watch the ‘story of stuff’ and put a stop to that next purchase – its Christmas after all!

How much stuff do you have? Do you need it all? This fascinating and thought provoking video make you think about the stuff we have and if we need it all. It is quite old now (made in 2007) and we have just found it. Hope you enjoy it if you have not seen it […]

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Look at live data and see how our electricity is being produced now!

Do you know how your electricity is being produced now? The UK National Grid status site is totally enthralling. It gives live data showing how your electricity is being produced. It is surprising to see how little power is produced by wind. Have your laptop on your lap whilst a popular program is about to […]

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See Tenors Unlimited ‘The Rat Pack’ of Opera at La Rive, Cobham

Tenors Unlimited, the ‘Rat Pack of Opera’ perform at La Rive, the new restaurant in High Street, Cobham, on Friday 13 November 7pm Tenors Unlimited, the ‘Rat Pack of Opera’ will be performing at La Rive, the new restaurant in High Street, Cobham, on Friday 13 November at 7pm. Paul Martin from Tenors Unlimited, who […]

Avista @ The Millenium Hotel October 12

Indulge in National Chocolate Week 12th – 18th October

Sweet and Spicy Chocolate Tea! Enjoy Chocolate Week with a beautiful brew from The London Tea Company who have blended sweet Fairtrade Rooibos with cocoa nibs and a sprinkling of chilli flakes to make a wonderfully warming and rich Chilli Chocolate Rooibos brew. Simply pour hot water over one of the bags, leave to brew […]

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Ice Skate at the Tower of London – The rink opens 20th Novemver

After a one year hiatus, the Ice Rink returns to the Tower of London on November 20, operated for the first time by open air ice rink experts Cousins Entertainment, headed up by Olympic Gold Medalist, and Dancing on Ice judge Robin Cousins MBE.  The rink will host 43 days of skating in the imposing […]

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Support World Food Day 16th October 2015

The yearly event, World Food Day is taking place on October 16th and this year the theme is social protection and agriculture. The aim of the day is to raise awareness to the amount of children who are going hungry worldwide in order to take actions to prevent and stop this. Every year an average […]

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Choose one or two cocktails from the ‘Seven Deadly Sins’ menu at the Royal Horseguards Hotel

The Royal Horseguards Hotel is delighted to announce the launch of their ‘SEVEN DEADLY SINS’ Chapter. The mixologists at the Equus Bar at the Royal Horseguards Hotel in London’s Whitehall, pride themselves on developing new cocktails every month, and October sees the launch of not one, but seven new cocktails…wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy […]

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A Croatian island floats down London’s River Thames to launch the Croatian National Tourist Board’s new ‘Full of Life’ campaign. The man-made island celebrates the country’s beauty and ancient ruins, and will be moored at Butler’s Wharf Pier for the next two days to give the British public a true taste of Croatia. October 02

Catch a glimpse of the beauty of Croatia at Butlers Wharf Pier Today with the Croatian National Tourist Board

Yesterday ‘5things’ attended the launch of the Croatian National Tourist Board, ‘Full of Life‘ Campaign. Stars including Naomie Harris & Adam Garcia visit the Croatian Island party on the Thames, to celebrate the Croatia tourism launch.    Celebrities including Naomie Harris, Adam Garcia, Louise Thompson, Olivia Inge, Wayne Hemingway, Percy Parker and Tim Westwood, joined […]

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Support the Stroke Association today: Frances Segelman sculpts Downton Abbey writer Julian Fellowes

On Tuesday night we we were at the London Film Museum to watch a live sculpting of Downton Abbey writer, Julian Fellowes by Royal sculptress Frances Segelman. The live event was in front of a celebrity audience including Bond actress, Honor Blackman. Newsreader Alistair Stewart compared a question and answer session once Frances had finished her […]

Hannah Elizabeth September 30

Five Things To Know About Hannah Elizabeth

Hannah Elizabeth just released her new single “No Good.” If you haven’t heard it yet, then you must be hiding under a rock, – our suggestion is to get out and live a little. If you need some motivation to get your up and living, check out Hannah’s “No Good” and our list of Five […]

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