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Dine with your dog at M Victoria St, London

M VICTORIA ST’S SIX LEGS BRUNCH GIVES US ALL PAWS FOR THOUGHT It’s official. The world is becoming more and more dog-friendly. Many airlines will now let your canine companion travel beside you in the cabin, while an increasing number of hotels allow pets. Not to mention the dog cafes that are springing up everywhere. […]

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Apply to be the next ‘Billion Dollar Nose’ for Absolut Vodka

ABSOLUT SEARCHES FOR THE NEXT ‘BILLION DOLLAR NOSE’ Do you have the sensory mastery needed to become the next ‘Billion Dollar Nose’? The coolest job in the world is becoming available for the first time in decades, as Absolut is searching for the brand’s next Sensory Expert who will be responsible for exploring all the […]

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Watch a talk at the Oxford Union on Youtube

The Oxford Union is the world’s most prestigious debating society, with an unparalleled reputation for bringing international guests and speakers to Oxford. It has been established for 192 years, aiming to promote debate and discussion not just in Oxford University, but across the globe. You can now watch most of these now for free on […]

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CELEBRATE CHINESE NEW YEAR 2017 “YEAR OF THE ROOSTER” AT ROYAL CHINA – Don’t forget to open your red envelope!

28 January 2017 marks the start of the Year of the Rooster. To celebrate the occasion, Royal China Restaurants across London will give each table a special red envelope, with some of the envelopes within each restaurant revealing a special gift. Each “lei see”, as they are pronounced in Cantonese, will offer a fortune message; […]

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Celebrate Burns Night at Lancaster London

Once the New Year celebrations are officially over, we’ll be discarding our Champagne flutes and replacing them with a wee dram in the run up to Burns Night. The annual Scottish celebration will be returning on Wednesday 25 January 2017. To celebrate the occasion, Lancaster London is offering an exclusive Burns Night set menu at […]

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Buy series 1 and series 2 of The Missing in one complete box set including a behind the scenes feature and picture gallery

FOLLOWING THE huge success of BBC drama The Missing, the hard-hitting series returns with a brand new case and a new all-star cast including Keeley Hawes (Line of Duty) and David Morrissey (The Walking Dead), as the parents of a missing child, Tchéky Karyo (The Patriot), reprises his role as tenacious missing persons detective Julien […]

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Book to see Julie Atherton in January – A musical Review at Live At Zédel

Welcome to January, a time when everyone is colder, fatter and depressed that Christmas is a gruelling 11 months away… So come and wash away those January blues with this brand-spanking new musical revue! Don’t worry about all the food you ate over Christmas, a Dry-January will soon balance out the calories! You’ll get round […]

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5 things to do on Wednesday 30th November 2016

Here are 5 for today Are you a time poor londoner? Take your Christmas presents down to one of Abokado’s 28 sites in the capital and them wrapped for you! While you wait eat some delicious healthy dishes such as Sweet Chilli Salmon and Fresh Dill. Enjoy Christmas at Dalloway Terrace on Great Russell Street. […]

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Car Share co-writer Paul Coleman talks about his life and comedy with us

We interview comedy writer Paul Coleman about Car Share and the life of a writer. What was the first piece of comedy that you ever wrote? The first piece of comedy I wrote has never seen the light of day! My first paid gig was working as Script Editor on Max and Paddy’s Road to […]

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5 things to do today on Saturday 19th November 2016

Here are our selection for today Eat at Sopwell Georgian Country House in St Albans this Christmas. See our article with all the options. Book your place today and get together with your family.  Take your part in an attempt to make  the biggest festive paper chain in the UK at Borough Market, London. The […]

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5 things to do today on Wednesday 16th November 2016

Here are today’s selection Take part in the soft launch with Bianco43 Italian restaurant group. They are opening a new branch in Croydon and between 21st and 23rd of November there will be 50% off all food at lunch and dinner. Have you been watching ‘I’m A Celebrity’, yelling at the screen “come on Carol, […]

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5 things to do on Tuesday 15th November 2016

Here are today’s selection Book a 50% discount on a room at K West Hotel & Spa. This London hotel is offering its very own black Friday at 9am on Friday 25 November (until 9am on Tuesday 29 November). Race to your computer. Make sure that you get together with your friends and family and […]

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5 things to do on Monday 14th November 2016

Here are today’s selection Book to see Manchester’s first pantomime in the Northern Quarter – Will Whittington and his Cat. A panto for all ages. Have a stay at Manchester’s Hotel Gotham. This city centre hotel has just been named the world’s best new hotel at the world boutique hotel awards. Please see our review […]

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5 things to do on Sunday 13th November 2016

Here are today’s selection Book to see Jenny Eclair at the Royal Festival Hall – Jenny’s new tour is called ‘How to be a middle aged woman (without going insane)’. Dine at Lotus fine dining Indian restaurant – see our review here. This is one of the finest Indian restaurants in London. Download the new […]

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5 things to do today at La Locanda Italian Restaurant, Gisburn, Lancashire

This week ‘5 things’ dined at La Locanda  Italian restaurant in Gisburn, Lancashire. La Locanda began in 2003 by Agri Chef Maurizio Bocchi and his wife Cinzia. La Locanda  is situated between the beautifully historic towns of Clitheroe and Skipton – both worth a visit. La Locanda  is not your typical British Italian restaurant – […]

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Eat for free at Balthazar in Stars & Stripes this Independence Day

4th JULY CELEBRATIONS AT BALTHAZAR Balthazar is calling all Londoners to dress up in both Stars AND Stripes on 4th July, to eat an exclusive American-inspired 4th July menu for free. The 4th July menu, created by Chef Robert Reid, will include a show stopping ‘Independence Day–Dog’, layered with beef and crispy shallots, a signature […]

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Celebrate chocolate week with Remeo Gelato Dark Chocolate 72% Cocoa

The exceptionally high amount of the finest quality cocoa used for this dark chocolate flavour provides an extremely intense and rich taste.  The chocolate is hand-melted and blended with the highest quality fresh milk in a delicate and smooth texture. Remeo Gelato is on a mission to make Brits fall in love with gelato.  Remeo […]

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Have you ever heard The Lancashire Hotpots?

Have a few glasses of wine at Square Olive Italian restaurant near Hampton Court Station. They also do a fantastic cheese board. This is a modern restaurant in a brilliant location just a few minutes walk away from Hampton Court. Admire memorabilia from one of the World’s most loved detectives at The Sherlock Holmes Pub, […]

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Book a food and wine matching dinner in Marylebone at 108 Pantry

“108 Pantry Presents”…. A Food & Wine Matching Dinner in our intimate surroundings in Marylebone. Join Master of Wine Anne McHale and 108 Pantry’s very own Executive Chef Russell Ford as they create a five course feast. For each of Russell’s seasonal dishes, Anne has selected a pair of wines to enjoy. It will then be up to you to decide which you […]

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5 things enjoys fine Chinese food at Royal China Restaurant, Queensway, London

A couple of nights ago 5 things dined at the Royal China restaurant in Queensway – not far from Hyde Park. This classic Chinese restaurant has a long history of authentic Chinese food. Over the years they have opened more restaurants including one in Canary Wharf and one in Singapore! Their Queensway branch was first. […]

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Have a steak at the newly refurbished London Steakhouse Company City

London Steakhouse Company City, situated a stone’s throw from bustling Liverpool Street Station, has officially re-opened its doors to reveal an opulent split-level dining space enveloped with timeless British glamour. The well-established London steakhouse combines impeccable food standards and outstanding table service, offering an unrivaled City dining experience. Behind the grand entrance and large double […]

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Heads at the Tower – A Retrospective by Royal Sculptor Frances Segelman

Over 20 celebrities will gather at on 25 October 2016, each with a unique bust of themselves by royal sculptor Frances Segelman, as part of a major retrospective of her work being held in aid of the Jack Petchey Back to Work Fund for the Stroke Association. The event will take place at the Tower of London. A pantheon of royals and notables are featured in […]

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Change your name to Bubba and be rewarded with a lifetime supply of shrimp at Bubba Gump London

WHAT’S IN A NAME? A LIFETIME’S SUPPLY OF SHRIMP It has been 20 years since Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. opened its first restaurant in Monterey on Cannery Row in California. Launched as homage to Forrest Gump, it captured the charm and American spirit that had made the movie a worldwide smash hit. Two decades on […]

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5 things to do in the City of Bath

There are many more things than five to do in Bath however this is what we did. One Visit the Jane Austen Centre. ane paid two long visits to Bath towards the end of the eighteenth century, and from 1801 to 1806 Bath was her home. It also provides the backdrop to two of her […]

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5 things dines at Trade Union, Thomas Moor Square, Wapping (food, flowers, coffee, male grooming and more)

Trade Union is a large open plan space combining three of the world’s oldest trades; coffee, grooming and flowers. Trade Union is a short walk from St Katherines Dock, being situated on Thomas More Square, Wapping.  One Decide if you want a cocktail, meal, haircut, coffee or to order flowers. Trade Union combines all of […]

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Download the Cuvva app and get car insurance for a single hour to a whole day – perfect for a friends car!

Get insured on a friend’s car for an hour (or more). Cuvva is a totally new type of UK car insurance that gets you covered on a car for only as long as you need it. From a single hour to a whole day. Download the app now £5 off the first time you use […]

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Find a Busylizzy Family Club near you – Fabulous Postnatal Fitness, Baby(0-1yr) & Active tots (1-4 yrs) classes

Welcome to Busylizzy – Fitness and fun for mums and little ones! Award winning busylizzy® is the UK’s leading family club. If you are a parent with a child under 4 years – they you’re at the right place. Established in 2011 in response to a lack of good quality, fun and professionally run classes […]

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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 […]

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5 things to do today enjoys whiskey cocktails at The Gallery, West Hampstead

Whiskey is something of a crowd splitter. The marmite of drinks. You love it or you hate it. The Gallery in West Hampstead have come up with a cunning plan to please both parties, a whiskey cocktail list designed to delight both the most seasoned connoisseur and the reluctant whiskey drinkers alike. If you haven’t […]

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Competition: Win 2 weekend tickets to the first ever River Cottage Music Festival! (17th – 18th September) 

5 things to do today offers you the chance to win a pair of weekend tickets to the first ever River Cottage Music Festival!   A weekend of brilliant music, the finest local fare and otherworldly fun in Devon’s beautiful Axe Valley. http://www.rivercottage.net/festival How to enter To enter this competition please say in 5 words […]

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Do you think Ed Balls will win Strictly Come Dancing?

Ed Balls 2/1 to be first Strictly Come Dancing casualty Former Labour shadow chancellor Ed Balls is 2/1 with Betway to be the first contestant to be booted off this year’s Strictly Come Dancing. Balls, who lost his seat at the general election last year, looks set to be the first male British politician to […]

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Do you know the difference between Rum and Rhum?

Rum vs Rhum: The Battle of the Bottles “I pity them greatly, but I must be mum, for how could we do without sugar and rum” William Cowper, English Poet In the 14th Century, famous explorer Marco Polo wrote of tasting ‘a very good wine of sugar’. Since then, rhum (and rum) has evolved to […]

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Have Champagne delivered to your door in 1 hour with Moët & Chandon

Moët & Chandon Ice Impérial, the first champagne especially created to be enjoyed over ice, is offering a 1 hour chilled delivery service in London for the summer months. Have the ultimate celebration in this summer sunshine. Quick and easy: 1) Book in the day and time on http://uk.moet.com/ 2) Select and purchase your Moët […]

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5 Reasons to Visit Mr. Fogg’s Gin Parlour Today – London’s Covent Garden

There is nothing more British than a good G&T, except for perhaps actual tea; Mr. Fogg’s Tavern and Gin Parlour is like a time capsule of Victorian London, where Gin is so highly valued it has it’s own encyclopedia of sorts, the Gintonica. Mr. Fogg’s Gintonica has a selection of over 350 different gins, not […]

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Catch a Pokémon in or outside the M Wine Store Victoria Street and receive a £25 voucher

It’s official. The world has gone Pokémon crazy, with the new Pokémon Go app boasting more daily active users than Twitter! Now the multi award winning M restaurants has decided if it can’t beat them, why not join them? As probably just about half the planet knows, Pokémon trainers start their virtual adventure with a […]

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Book to see Rod Stewart at the Liverpool Echo Arena (new date added 18th December))

Rod Stewart is now set to play two dates in Liverpool, where he will treat fans to a spectacular set of both all-time classics and new hits. Tickets for the ‘From Gasoline Alley to Another Country Hits 2016’ tour are on sale now. Buy Tickets Here  

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Book to see THREE ACTS, TWO DANCERS, ONE RADIO HOST at the Royal Festival Hall – part of the Southbank Centre’s Festival of Love

This American Life founder and host Ira Glass brings his heart-rending tales to London in a surprising new format. Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, London – Tuesday 16th August Introducing the European premier of a show entitled ‘Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host’ that stars ‘This American Life’ host Ira Glass, Monica Bill Barnes, […]

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Buy tickets for the QATAR GOODWOOD FESTIVAL 2016

With five days of thrilling action set against the magnificent backdrop of the rolling Sussex countryside, Qatar Goodwood Festival – popularly known as Glorious Goodwood – is the sporting and social highlight of the flat-racing season. Traditionally taking place at the end of July, here the finest thoroughbreds compete in some of the world’s most […]

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5 things to do today to Stay Focused, Get Fit, Feel Great

If you’re reading this then you’ve already started your journey to becoming a more healthy you. Whether you want to shift some weight, train for an event or just fancy getting in better shape, staying focused will help you achieve your goals. We all know it isn’t just women who get body conscious, men might […]

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Yoga on the top of London’s John Lewis and the quickest way to buy theatre tickets 

Use Apple Pay to pay for transport around London. Easy to use and fingerprint driven. Get your iPhone at the ready or watch! It’s easy to scan your card/s and away you go.  Have a pint of ‘shed head’ in the rooftop secret garden at John Lewis Oxford street, London. You can also do yoga […]

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Eat Mexican and maybe do some Yoga in Hackney Wick at La Terraza

Launching on Thursday 26th May 2016, La Terraza is a scorching new outdoor Mexican pop up coming to Hackney Wick’s canal for the summer. Open Wednesday – Sunday throughout the summer, La Terraza invites guests to drink, dine and dance waterside. La Terraza will take place on the brand new terrace at Number 90 Bar […]

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Try the ‘Meat by the Kilo’ menu at the Hungry Donkey Greek restaurant in Aldgate – just near Petticoat Lane market

5 things to do today tries out the Hungry Donkey Greek Kitchen, on Wentworth Street in the East End of London One Sit down, look out of the window of  The Hungry Donkey and see what you might like to buy from Petticoat Lane Market (Sundays 9.00 AM to 3.00 PM) – T shirt for £5.00 […]

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Celebrate the ‘Best of British Pop’ at The London Cabaret Club

After almost three years of sold out pop up shows around the UK’s capital,the beloved London Cabaret Club are thrilled to announce their grand launch on Wednesday 4th May 2016. Taking place in their new and permanent residence, the iconic Bloomsbury Ballroom, they promise to deliver a thrilling night of entertainment. This glamorous grand launch […]

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Celebrate the Queen’s Birthday with an afternoon tea at the Royal Horseguards Hotel, London

JOHN WHAITE AT THE ROYAL HORSEGUARDS PRESENTS… A RIGHT ROYAL AFTERNOON TEA! The Royal Horseguards is delighted to announce their collaboration with Chef, Food Writer and TV personality John Whaite in launching…A Right Royal Afternoon Tea. In celebration of the Queen’s 90th birthday, the award winning, 5 star hotel The Royal Horseguards will launch John […]

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Dine at Hunter 486 restaurant near Marble Arch – part of the five star The Arch Hotel

Spring into The Arch London To celebrate springtime and the abundance of delicious flavours this season brings to the table, Hunter 486, the stylish restaurant located within five-star hotel The Arch London, has created a glorious spring menu. Developed by Head Chef Gary Durrant, the new menu is inspired by ‘Best of British’ recipes using […]

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5 things to do at the Fairmont St Andrews

The Fairmont St Andrews is situated a short ride away from the coastal town of St Andrews. The hotel does provide a shuttle bus however so it’s very straightforward to travel into the town. ‘5 things’ had the privilege of recently staying at this first rate hotel. One Walk into the hotel and be impressed […]

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Visit the Cocktail Trading Company on Brick Lane and have a drink or two

The highly creative cocktail menu has been specially designed to highlight some of life’s touchstone moments, creating a sense of nostalgia and amusement between consumers. From the ‘Spilt Milk’ to the ‘ApairOTeef’, the inspired cocktails reminisce life’s universally relatable milestones, in the brand’s perfected tongue-in-cheek style. Cardamom-pear infusion, guava-pink peppercorn syrup, and tobacco and rose […]

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5 things to do at The Petersham Hotel, Richmond upon Thames 

5 things was recently privileged to stay at  the four star Petersham Hotel in Richmond upon Thames and sample their fine dining menu in their restaurant. One Arrive and park up at the majestic and Victorian Petersham Hotel. The drive up to the Petersham is grand and you feel that you arriving somewhere special.   […]

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Have the best of welcomes at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, Edinburgh

   This former railway hotel is perfectly situated for the castle and the main shops of Edinburgh. The hop on hop off bus stop is directly opposite if you wish to tour Edinburgh this way.  The hotel itself is beautiful with wide corridors, luxury rooms and a spa with a huge selection of perfumes and make […]

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Eat in the restaurant at The Lodge on Loch Lomond with beautiful views of the Loch 

  Pictured below is pork belly and salmon ordered at Colquhoun’s restaurant. The views from your seat are truly magical.       

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Interview with comedian Angela Barnes

Thank you to comedian Angela Barnes for this Q and A ahead of her tour. How long does it take to prepare a comedy routine? How long is a piece of string? Some routines fall into your head fully formed and just work, but more often, they have to be dragged out, kicking and screaming […]

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5 things to do in a suite at the 5 star Randolph Hotel, Oxford 

5 things has just returned from at The Randolph Hotel in Oxford. Here are 5 things to do in one of their classic suites over looking the famous Ashmolean Museum. One Walk around the room and get a sense of space. Most London flats are smaller than this. Explore and admire the huge chandeliers and […]

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5 things to do at The Randolph Hotel, Oxford 

5 things to do at the famous Randolph hotel in Oxford. One Choose from the three course set menu or the A la Carte in the Randolph’s Acanthus restaurant. We had excellent food of cod cheeks, pork cheeks and trout. The dining room was impressive and vast giving a nod to the Oxford colleges. Before […]

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5 things to to at Nunsmere Hall Hotel, Cheshire 

5 things stays at Nunsmere Hall Hotel in Cheshire – This beautiful and historic hotel is so much more than an impressive wedding venue. One Park up, check in and be shown to your bedroom. Our room ( Begonia) was spacious with a huge bathroom. The bedroom key alone is impressive!       Two Walk […]

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5 things enjoys afternoon tea at Pennyhill Park Hotel, Surrey

This week 5 things to do today enjoyed afternoon tea at the luxury Surrey hotel, Pennyhill Park in Bagshot. Pennyhill Park hotel has much to boast about including an excellent and opulent spa, a Michelin star restaurant (The Latymer) all situated in 123 acres of rolling Surrey parkland. This video will give you just a […]

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Find Easter Eggs at the Royal Horseguards Hotel, London – Saturday 26th March from 12.00 PM

Head down to the award-winning The Royal Horseguards on Saturday 26th March where Hamleys will be putting on an Easter egg hunt, arts and crafts, chocolate nest making and much, much more. This is a day not to be missed, especially when there is a VIP Charlie and Chocolate factory prize to be won. With […]

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Rum and Chocolate Easter Tasting at Barrio Soho

On Monday 21st March 2016 Barrio Soho are teaming up with El Dorado Rum and Rococo Chocolate for a rum and chocolate fuelled Easter tasting event. At this special Easter event, sweet-toothed rum lovers will have the chance to discover how the distinctive flavours of rum and chocolate can be matched and contrasted to create […]

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Have you ever been to a music festival on the Island of Malta? Here are three of the best!

FESTIVALS YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS IN MALTA The Maltese islands have become a music haven for festival-goers worldwide offering a wide range of diverse music events this year. With guaranteed sunshine, idyllic landscapes, azure waters, chilled out vibes and intimate boat parties with discerning DJ’s, it’s a recipe for a hedonistic paradise. With the […]

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5 things to do today dines at The Grey Horse in Kingston upon Thames – BBQ, Burgers, Whiskey and Beer

Sample a whiskey from the largest whiskey selection in London and have the finest beef rib you will ever have One As you walk into the The Grey Horse you can’t help but notice a huge blackboard full of every whiskey you could ever imagine. Don’t slow down gin, whiskey is right behind you! I […]

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CHANGE YOUR SMILE WITHOUT VISITING THE DENTIST WITH BRIGHTER IMAGE LABS INNOVATIVE PRESS ON VENEERS!

Press on Veneers give you more than a new smile, they give you a new confidence! Nothing is more attractive and captivating than a beautiful smile. Without having to resist from laughing and smiling or covering your mouth to hide your teeth, a whole new world can open for you socially, personally, and professionally. Why […]

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Have you ever been to No 9 Bar and Kitchen in Hackney Wick? They are 2 and are throwing a four day party

Number 90 Bar & Kitchen presents The Birthday Weekender Number 90 Bar & Kitchen, the stunning canal-side venue in Hackney Wick, is throwing a huge four-day long party from 17th-20th March, to celebrate turning the ripe old age of two. The weekend will feature DJs, bands, performers, live art installations, food stalls and innovative cocktails. […]

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Have a look at On My Mind Daily

onmyminddaily.com is the fastest WRITE to POST blog online. I use it to write about psychics that I have seen; aliens that I have encountered, nteresting out of body experiences and subjects such as cryptozoology and parapsychology.   I am a spiritual person and some people do not understand me. I use onmyminddaily.com as a […]

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This weekend, Harrods are hosting a unique event in collaboration with Harrys of London

To celebrate the exclusive pre-season launch of the Harrys of London ‘Spectrum’ Series from Autumn/Winter 2016, Harrys of London are offering a free monogramming service to any HoL customer with the Harrys of London Artisan. Customers will be offered a large selection of different coloured foils to choose from, welcomed to add their initials or a […]

Photocall ahead of Gastronomic dinner for homeless youngsters at Dans le Noir? with Shahrar Ali Green Party (Tall Blue Suit), Edouard de Broglie (Founder) Roberto Rebecchi (Blind waiter dark glasses), Chef Julien Machet (grey Apron),Tia Forbes (glasses), Zinaida da Costa (White jumper) residents of Centrepoint.COPYRIGHT PICTURE: NIGEL HOWARD©email: nigelhowardmedia@gmail.comPICTURES ARE FREE TO USE/Contact Luxe PR 07949 836469/020 7368 3330 Roxii Hoare-Smith March 10

Dans le Noir? and Centrepoint arrange Gastronomic Dinner with Michelin Star Chef

On Wednesday, 9 March 2016, Dans le Noir? the celebrated dining in the dark restaurant staffed by blind people, and the youth homelessness charity Centrepoint, collaborated to host a gastronomic dinner. The dinner was for Centrepoint’s vulnerable 16-25 year-olds to celebrate Dans le Noir?’s 10th Anniversary and decade of successful charitable ventures. Homeless young people […]

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All for a Good Paws! – The Great Wimbledon Dog Walk at The Hand in Hand

The Great Wimbledon Dog Walk, ‘Walking for Paws’ April may be known for its showers but this Year we can guarantee there’s at least one day it’s going to be raining cats and dogs…. well maybe more dogs than cats. On April the 9 th London’s pampered pooches and their two legged friends will pack […]

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Interview with radio and television personality Sarah Powell

Sarah Powell talks to us about her life in media so far. How do you deal with nerves? Do you still get nervous when broadcasting live? I always get nervous. Sometimes it comes the night before or on the way in or sometimes it comes just as the red light goes on, which is remarkably unhelpful. […]

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Interview with Broadcaster and Journalist Brenda Emmanus

We are very grateful to Brenda Emmanus for sharing a few things with us. Brenda is currently Art, Culture and Entertainment correspondent for BBC London News. What advice would you give to child at school that wants to be on the television? How do you get to a starting point? Anything that you have a passion […]

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Interview with Miss Universe turned presenter Amy Willerton about life, celebrity, California and Bristol

Out of everything you have done in your career so far what do you consider to be the highlight? Miss Universe, because it was my dream since I was about 5! I was always obsessed with watching pageants on television , the gowns , the sparkles and everything to do with being a Princess. So […]

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Eat at Manchester’s restaurant inspired by body art? 5 things to do today at TATTU Restaurant, Manchester

Tattu is a contemporary Chinese restaurant which takes its inspiration from body art! Food is designed and prepared exquisitely by Head Chef Clifton Muil.   Here are 5 things to do today at this ground breaking Manchester Chinese restaurant. One Have a drink in the downstairs bar or head straight upstairs to the dining area. […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]