Category Archives: London

October 23

Visit Natasha Kumar’s exhibition – Eloquent Spaces – Sacred and Secular Indian Architecture at the Railings gallery, Marylebone

The exhibition captures the spirit of Indian architecture with its carved stone, crumbling palaces and pillared halls. Natasha has created a special piece to celebrate Diwali – Ganesha| New Beginnings. This is a handmade screen-print in an edition of 40.  The Ganesha God symbolises fresh starts and prosperity. Most timely in the current climate!  Natasha […]

October 23

Dine at J Sheekey, Covent Garden

This famous fish restaurant in the heart of London is always busy. Enjoy a drink at the bar before having fabulous fish. The fish stew is a classic as is the traditional fish and chips. The people watching is almost as good as the food. J Sheekey

October 22

Enjoy a Whisky Masterclass at speakeasy bar The Mind Palace, London – Wednesday 6th November

On Wednesday 6th November, The Mind Palace, Sherlock’s popular stand alone speakeasy bar, is hosting the ultimate Whisky Masterclass. For just £12, guests will learn to make a selection of autumnal, whisky based cocktails using Glenlivet whisky, as well as enjoy three cocktails after the masterclass. Find out more

October 20

Take your child to Investigate at The Natural History Museum, London

You can use microscopes, cameras and magnifying glasses. Staff are on hand to help you out. In the basement of the Natural History Museum you will find Investigate. Take a tray and investigate teeth, fossils, rock and more. The Natural History Museum

October 20

Visit the Moon at the Natural History museum, London

October 15

3. Book tickets for STOP KISS at the Above The Stag Theatre, Vauxhall, London

Above The Stag Theatre is an award-winning theatre in Vauxhall, London with a focus on producing LGBT+ themed work including new writing, musicals and revivals. We are the only full-time professional LGBT+ theatre in the UK. STOP KISS

October 15

2. Book to see Neil Gaiman in conversation with Lenny Henry at the National Theatre – Wednesday 18 December, 5.45–6.45pm, Olivier Theatre

Wednesday 18 December, 5.45–6.45pm, Olivier Theatre The Ocean at the End of the Lane is the bestselling magical novel from the brilliant imagination of Neil Gaiman. Join Gaiman as he chats to Lenny Henry about writing this modern myth, where his inspiration came from, and what it’s like to have his novel adapted for the stage. Neil Gaiman […]

October 15

1. Have lunch at Simpson on the Strand

Simpson’s This beautiful dining room serves classic luxury dishes with perfection. This restaurant is long standing, situated next to The Savoy provides beautiful food with a classic ambience hard to find in London. There is even a pianist singer to ease the meal.

October 14

5. Enjoy a gin and tonic at the American Bar in The Savoy Hotel, London

October 14

3. Look out for New Scientist Live next Year

Yesterday 5 things went to New Scientist Live at London’s Excel Centre. A vast range of stalls, talks and book signings awaits. There is lots for kids to do such as making paper airplanes and testing out the design of a roller coaster. New Scientist Live

October 14

2. Have a bacon sandwich from Coffee Bay Kiosk at Hampton Court Station

October 13

1. Have your passport photograph taken on the bridge between Waterloo East and London Waterloo

October 12

4. Watch a street performer in the covered market at Covent Garden

October 12

3. Visit the London transport museum, Covent Garden, London

October 07

Celebrate London Cocktail Week at Issho-Ni

Issho-Ni, the stylish Japanese restaurant and cocktail bar, has teamed up with American whiskey brand Bulleit Frontier Whiskey to host the ultimate Funk BBQ Party on Friday 11th October, in celebration of London Cocktail Week. For just £10 per person, party goers can enjoy a drink from the specially curated Issho-Ni x Bulleit cocktail menu, alongside a charcoal grilled Chicken Yakitori Skewer or Tofu […]

June 17

Watch the bright red time ball at Royal Greenwich Observatory drop at 1pm – a tradition since 1833 #London #Travel

May 21

5 things to do at Quaglino’s in London’s Mayfair #London #Mayfair

Quaglino’s is one of London’s hot spots, with a gorgeous island bar and a menu designed by Executive Head Chef Nuno Goncalves, it’s not one to be missed. The menu boasts a range of European classics with a hint of Middle Eastern spicing, whilst also using the highest quality British ingredients. 5 reasons you have […]

May 12

5 London Eateries to Try on a Budget #London

London is one of the most beautifully diverse cities in the UK. And with a population of over 8 million, there are lots of mouths to feed! Because of this merge of cultures, tastes and sheer mass of people, there are so many delicious places to eat. So many so that it would take one […]

May 09

Five reasons to ditch the seaside road trip and head to London #London #Fulhambeach

Five reasons to ditch the seaside road trip and head to London’s very own beach. The weather may be a little crazy right now, leaving us sceptical about packing our swimming cosies and venturing to the nearest seaside destination for a little paddle in the water and some fish and chips on the pebbles. But, […]

February 14

London’s best destinations for pre-theatre dinner #London #Theatre #Travel

Margot Margot is situated in the heart of Covent Garden, surrounded by theatres at easy walking distance. The restaurant is a true celebration of seamless service, refined interiors and the authentic food of Italy, all offered alongside an extensive international wine list. The pre and post theatre menu is available from Monday to Saturday from 17.30- 18.30 and […]

January 31

Ms Paolini’s Phantasmagoria Cabaret at Hoxton Hall #London #Cabaret #Entertainment #HoxtonHall

Ms Paolini’s Phantasmagoria Cabaret is an unashamed celebration of theatre and comedy, which examines the issue of flitting between the real and inauthentic self. Questions are asked of the id, the ego and the super-ego. Such as ‘Being wrong is right?’, ‘Being racist is wrong’ and ‘Urinating in the street is wrong, no?’… Patrizia Paolini and […]

October 12

5 Things Playwrights can do to Improve Their Writing By Geoffrey Williams

Play texts are strange things because they are difficult to read if they work well on stage. This is because so much of what’s in your head as the playwright doesn’t easily jump from page to imagination; it’s not designed to. What you have to remember when you’re writing a play is that the purpose […]

October 02

5. KYM’s by Andrew Wong #London #restaurants #AnrewWong

KYM’s is a new restaurant from Michelin-starred chef Andrew Wong, focusing on the craft of Chinese roasting and nostalgic flavours. The restaurant has the ability to seat 120 guests over two floors. Address: 22 Bloomberg Arcade, London EC4N 8AR, UK Website: www.kymsrestaurant.com 

October 02

3. Philippe Parreno Exhibition at Pilar Corrias #London #Art

Philippe Parreno creates artworks that question the boundaries between reality and fiction, exploring the nebulous realm in which the real and the imagined blur and combine. Invitation only. Address: Pilar Corrias, Eastcastle Street, London, UK Website: www.pilarcorrias.com 

October 01

2. Sophie Ellis-Bextor at Southbank Centre #music #London #Southbank

Southbank Centre welcomes a host of iconic names and eclectic new talent to its historic music venues, including the newly refurbished Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room for a month-long gig, such as disco diva Sophie Ellis-Bextor as she performs her hits backed by a full live orchestra for the first time. The dancefloor-filling pop […]

October 01

1. Meet Gary Barlow at Waterstones #London #Music #booksigning #GaryBarlow #Mayfair

Gary Barlow will be at Waterstones to sign copies of his book A Better Me, a memoir from his life that covers him battling with stress and depression, to staging one of the most thrilling professional comebacks in years. Address: 203-206 Piccadilly, London W1J 9HD, UK Website: www.waterstones.com 

September 30

5. Chakra’s North Indian Supperclub #vegan #kensington #chakra #supperclub

Chakra in Kensington are host an upcoming North Indian Vegan Supperclub with a menu courtesy of Chef Saurav Nath – formerly at Michelin-Starred Benares and Gymkhana. The menu will feature dishes inclusive of pumpkin soup infused with mustard, Tandoori grilled Globe artichoke and Awadhi Biryani. Address: Chakra Indian Restaurant Kensington, 33C, Holland St, Kensington, London W8 4LX, UK […]

September 30

4. Paloma Faith Joins Future Dreams’ Variety Show #Soho #London #palomafaith #futuredreams

2018 marks Future Dreams’s tenth anniversary and to celebrate the charity is holding a variety show filled with performers at the iconic London Palladium. Paloma Faith joins the lineup of stars, including Spice Girl Melanie C, La Voix, the casts of Dream Girls, Chicago, and Mamma Mia, and many other performances. A Decade of Dreams’ […]

September 30

2. Upstart Crow Festival #London#Music #Spitalfields

Festival that celebrates and promotes the art of the singer-songwriter, challenging and engaging the audience as listeners and participants, not just consumers. Address: Spitalfields, Quaker Street, London, United Kingdom Nearest tube: Liverpool Street (0.5 miles) Website: www.upstartcrowfestival.com 

September 30

3. Cheese Street Is Returning, Islington Farmers Market #farmersmarket #London #Islington

It’s a free event celebrating all things cheese, with artisan cheese makers attending, cheese based street food, local beer, ice cream, our cheese angels, butter making and competitions to win yet more cheese. Address: 77-78 Chapel Market, London N1 9EX, UK Website: www.lfm.org.uk 

September 28

5. Raindance Film Festival #London #Film #raindancefilmfestival #independentfilm

September 28

2. Rooftop Film Club: September Screening #cinema #London #Peckham

London’s favourite open-air cinema has announced its last rooftop screenings of the season, and has put on an extra special programme to excite and entertain visitors at Peckham, Shoreditch, and Stratford – From cult classics like Casablanca, 10 Things I Hate About You, and Dirty Dancing, to superhero movies like Deadpool 2, The Incredibles, and Black […]

August 30

1. Try these alternative Free Things to Do in London which are also suitable for families.

Done all the main museums, parks and tourist sights in London? Then have a look at my 5 alternative things to do in London, from the Freemasons Hall to film screenings – all entirely for free and also suitable for families! via 5 Alternative Free Things to Do in London! (Also Suitable for Families) — Dutch […]

August 26

5 things to do at the Hampton Court Food Festival #London #Food #Travel #royalfoodfest #HamptonCourt

One Arrive by boat along the beautiful stretch of the River Thames from Kingston upon Thames (or beyond) to Hampton Court. There are several operators that you will take you to the palace. Two Peruse the many stalls selling food and drink, everything from toffee Vodka to the best of tapenades.  If your ticket allows you […]

August 25

5 things to do today at The Hari Hotel, Belgravia, London #Luxury #London #Travel

One Enjoy a delicious meal at hotels restaurant il Pampero Two Maybe finish with an Earl Grey Martini Three Hold a conference at The Hari Hotel and be served impeccably Four Enjoy a classic burger at the bar of The Hari Hotel. Five Hold a baby shower in the garden terrace at The Hari Hotel […]

August 22

Seeing London With A Natural Flow

London is a city of around 8.4 million people. It’s divided into around 6 zones which vary in their purpose. If you have never been to London, you’re probably going to want to see the more picturesque locations that you see in movies. Hence, you’ll take like a duck to water in Zone 1 since […]

August 17

Top 5 things to do in London September 2018

Check out these top five things to do in London in September 2018. As summer draws to a close, enjoy the last of the season’s events from outdoor cinema showings to the splendour of Buckingham Palace’s State Rooms and its 42-acre garden. Music lovers can enjoy the magic of the Last Night of the Proms […]

August 16

Have afternoon tea at Mr Fogg’s #London #afternoontea #travel

For our next “Afternoon Tea” adventure, Arnie & I headed to our good friend Phileas Fogg’s Residence. Mr. Fogg has a few establishments dotted around London – his residence (where we came for tea this time), his Tavern, and his Gin Parlour. In case you aren’t yet acquainted with our dear friend, Phileas is the […] […]

August 13

3. Stay at a new suite The Corinthia Hotel London #Luxury #Hotels #London #Travel

I just love traveling to Europe! I’ve been to France and Italy and going to England is on my bucket list. I’m excited to tell you that there have been some exciting changes to one of London’s top hotels… The Corinthia Hotel London has announced that they are now launching eleven new ‘Garden’ and ‘London’ […]

August 13

2. Stay at The Goring Hotel, Belgravia, London – A Review #Travel #London #Luxury

Sorry, I’ve been a little bit quiet on here, sometimes life takes over and last weekend was a very special one! I stayed at The Goring Hotel with my family, the night before my dad’s Investiture. He’s just been awarded an OBE for services to education, and I’m a very proud daughter! Anyway, to mark […]

August 13

Top 5 things to do near Old Street

Anyone that’s already explored the vibrant area of Soho in London will know all about the hidden treasures you can find near Old Street. From shopping to entertainment, this popular spot has plenty to offer. If you’re planning a city break and are in need of luxury suites in Shoreditch, spend the weekend relaxing at […]

August 13

1. See these top 10 London Attractions

August 03

1. Discover Open City Documentary Festival’s Top 10 Films You Can’t Miss – Running from 4th – 9th September 2018 #London #Film

To celebrate the highly anticipated eighth edition of the Open City Documentary Festival, running from 4th – 9th September, we wanted to explore the Top 10 films you won’t want to miss at this year’s festival! Documentaries that transport you across the world, from Brazil to Greece to the UK, exploring stories that are heartbreaking, gripping and […]

July 19

4. GET YOUR JOG ON WITH DECATHLON’S FREE 5K RUN AT SOUTHWARK PARK, THIS SUNDAY #London

What: A free 5K community run, hosted by Decathlon Surrey Quays  When: Sunday 22nd July, 10am – 12pm Where: Southwark Park, Southwark Park Road, London, United Kingdom, SE16 2ER Multi-sports retailer Decathlon is encouraging people across Surrey Quays to get involved in its free 5K run this Sunday 22nd July at Southwark Park, London. Welcoming runners of all ages and […]

April 20

5 things about Proud Cabaret Embankment – London’s Biggest Cabaret Show

Proud Embankment One Located between Somerset House and the Savoy Hotel, directly under the Grade II listed Waterloo Bridge and right by the river, this cabaret club is the latest, greatest addition to the Northbank – which is set to becomes London’s next major cultural quarter. Proud Embankment combines elements of design from East and West – […]

March 28

Talk: Funzing’s new Prison Talks series kicks of with Alcatraz: Becoming a Serial Killer, on 2 April

Book Here Join us for a truly unique evening, into the immersive world of ALCOTRAZ – the Prison themed BYO cocktail bar – for a fascinating insight into the mind of some of the USA’s most infamous Killers. Smuggle in your own liquor, and have it made into your favourite drink by the ‘serving’ in-mates of […]

July 05

Relax by the river and enjoy the finest of Argentine steaks at Gaucho – Richmond

Gaucho Richmond Upon Thames  One Order a bottle of the elegant Vina Patricia Malbec wine. This first vintage celebrates Gaucho’s ten years of wine making. Vina Patricia is produced by Gaucho’s own vineyard, Finca La Franca, in Mendoza.  Gaucho purchased the vineyard ten years ago in 2007, and the first release was in 2008. This […]

July 03

Go to the rum festival at the Jam Tree in Clapham, London

The Jam Tree’s Rum Festival  Join us this July at The Jam Tree Clapham as we celebrate the best rums the world has to offer! Indulge in our specially created cocktails, available throughout the month & for the month of July only. We’ll be kicking off the festivities with a special Bottomless Brunch on Saturday 1st July, where guests […]

July 03

Try the tennis ball dessert from Tom’s Kitchen, Canary Wharf (available 3rd-16th July)

Tom’s Kitchen  A delicious summery combination of Strawberry pannacotta, fresh strawberries, Chantilly cream, meringue, and strawberry foam (£10), the dessert provides the perfect foodie celebration of the world’s greatest tennis tournament.

August 14

Order the limited edition CAUnival Burger and donate £1.00 to action against hunger

However you say it, friendship is something worth celebrating, and what better way to celebrate than with good food, good drink & good company? Inspired by Dia del Amigo, CAU are celebrating the two things we love most; food and friendship. They have teamed up withAction Against Hunger charity ambassador DJ BBQ to create a limited […]

August 01

20% discount on best room rate at the Andaz Hotel Liverpool Street in October to celebrate London Restaurant Festival

BESPOKE SPECIAL OFFERS, FESTIVAL MENUS, WINE TASTING & CHAMPAGNE GOURMET ODYSSEY AVAILABLE AT THE HOTEL THROUGHOUT OCTOBER Five-star luxury boutique hotel, Andaz London Liverpool Street is delighted to announce their official partnership with London Restaurant Festival. As a leading partner, Andaz London Liverpool Street will host a number of exciting activities and events throughout the month long […]

July 15

5 things to do today at Harvey Nichols OXO Tower Restaurant 

There can’t be many fine dining places in Britain with a view such as the OXO tower restaurant. The views of the River Thames are impressive and provide a totally immersive experience watching boats pass by and helicopters fly past. People feel the need to dress up and rightly so. One Start with a gin […]

July 03

Enjoy wine and cheese pairings in the 1901 Lounge at the 5 Star Andaz Hotel, Liverpool Street 

It would be hard to find a more sophisticated setting for a wine lounge. The 1901 lounge is part of the 5 star Andaz Hotel – part of the Hyatt group. An impressive number of wines are sold by the glass – 18 to choose from. Cheese and other pairings can be ordered. Locally sourced […]

July 03

Book to see the London Musical Theatre Orchestra

LONDON MUSICAL THEATRE ORCHESTRA INAUGURAL LONDON CONCERTS On Tuesday 28th June the London Musical Theatre Orchestra (LMTO) hosted a gala evening to launch its first professional orchestral concerts. Having recently been granted charity status the LMTO had much to celebrate and at the launch treated guests to a delightful experience, showcasing the work of the […]