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January 10

Take a Heliair Helicopter Ride above Central London

To celebrate my graduation (and marriage), my siblings surprised me with a HeliAir Helicopter fight over London (link here). They told me to keep that weekend available, so I knew they were planning something; a helicopter ride over London was the LAST thing on my mind. We were driving for over an hour towards the […]

January 10

Stay at the Four Seasons Resort, Marrakech

Prior to arriving at the Four Seasons in Marrakech I had stayed in the old city in the Medina in a Riad. The Four Seasons is in a newer area of the city and is not within walls the way the old city is. An elegant oasis away from the hustle and bustle that […] via […]

January 10

Choose a Honeymoon destination out of these 20

Top 20 Honeymoon Destinations of 2018 Trying to decide where to go for your romantic honeymoon destination or post-wedding rendezvous? We’ve got you covered with the most incredible honeymoon destinations of 2018, that aren’t just your typcial Bora Bora or Maldives beach honeymoons. Unlike other honeymoon blogs, we’ve actually been to all 20 romantic honeymoon […] […]

January 10

Did you know these facts about London?

FUN & INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT LONDON London is the biggest city in the United Kingdom and Europe London is formed by two former cities, City of London and City of Westminster, which now form the region of Greater London. Over 12% of the British Population lives in London. There are around 20 subterranean rivers flowing […] […]

January 10

Fine dine at Neo Bistro, Mayfair

2018 and I’m back with a bang! 2018 is the year of food and boy am I excited to go to loads of restaurants this year and eats tons of good food. Add A Little: the rebirth here I coooome! Obviously I can’t help but start 2018 in any other way than a review of […] […]

January 09

Have you done all of these 25 London things?

You’d think with two full weeks to explore London we’d have at least scratched the surface, but even having checked off what I consider an impressive list of Things To Do we still left with a long list of Maybe Next Time…. via 25 Things to do in London — HilaryStyle

January 08

Leading luxury resort Canaves Oia launches heart-warming hotel video, capturing in 2-minutes the importance and impact of the hospitality industry

Canaves leads the way as Santorini’s most sought-after property, not only due to its impeccable form and idyllic location but most importantly due to its dedicated team. The hotel offers guests the chance to fully indulge in luxury. With Insta-famous pools, lush rooms, fine dining and catamaran excursions, it’s certainly the ideal choice if you’re […]

January 08

Dine at Restaurant Story, London

When Jones told me to book anywhere I wanted for my birthday, I was excited and panicked in equal measure. My list of places to try gets longer by the day and shows no sign of slowing, with new restaurants opening, it feels almost daily, in London. A long stander on my list was Restaurant […] […]

January 07

Watch Bonita Delaney’s Debut Single – Thinking of you

Bonita Delaney  DEBUT SINGLE Available now as a digital download Via iTunes / Amazon Director of Photography: David Tyrrell Song Written by: Bonita Delaney and David Tyrrell Song Produced by: David Tyrrell and Tony Kiley Bonita has enjoyed performing to enormous crowds worldwide. Headlining at theatres, concert arenas and festivals throughout Europe, the Far East […]

January 07

Dine at TV chef and food writer Gizzi Erskine first restaurant within the new Mare Street Market in March

TV chef and food writer Gizzi Erskine is to open her first restaurant within the new Mare Street Market. via Gizzi Erskine to open restaurant as part of Mare Street Market — Richard Ritter

January 07

Dine at The Ivy, York

https://videopress.com/embed/27UtKp5k?hd=0&autoPlay=0&permalink=0&loop=0 Restaurant review – The Ivy, York Whenever I’m passing The Ivy in London, I get a photo outside to remind me of my first visit back in the day. Not because of the food, but because of the brand. It’s become synonymous with showbusiness, power lunches and networking. So when offered the chance to […]

January 03

See if you have eaten at any of these places

(Source: http://www.forbes.com) The restaurant world is satiated with lists. What constitutes an amazing meal is subjective, so it’s funny that we collectively obsess over the one dining room (or 50) that’s been named the best in the world for whatever year. I’ve had few disappointments among restaurants on those lists, and more than a few […] […]

January 03

Travel to London from Cornwall by sleeper train

The Cornwall to London sleeper train is a great way to get about the country if you have to arrive up country (yes, I just said ‘up country’. I say that now.) early in the morning for reasons of business, travel, or a desire to maximise all free food opportunities available to you during a […] […]

December 29

Enjoy a pint of real ale at The Waterloo Tap, very close to London’s Waterloo Station

This small bar (unattractive to some) sell a wide range of well kept ales from across the country Waterloo Tap

December 29

Order Pork Belly at Cote Brasserie French Restaurant 

This excellent pork belly can be ordered from all Cote Brasserie branches. It’s served with a Calvados Jus and potato gratin on the side. Cote Brasserie Menu

December 29

Have coffee at DoubleTree by Hilton in Kingston upon Thames

This hotel is away from the crowds and by the river. It is perfect for a relax when one of the many chain coffee shops doesn’t float your boat! DoubleTree by Hilton London Kingston upon Thames 

December 29

Try the baked Camembert at Henry’s Cafe Bar on Kingston Riverside

This garlic and thyme infused cheese is served with toasted ciabetta.  Henry’s Cafe Bar 

December 29

Build a DIY Gingerbread House from a Squires Garden Centre

These houses are fun to build and taste pretty good too. Squires Garden Centres  

December 11

Best Restaurants In King’s Cross – Where To Head For A Fantastic Meal In N1C

How times have changed in the King’s Cross area of North London. Venture outside of the famous station and treat yourself to some delicious international cuisine. Regeneration in Kings Cross has been rife since the millennium when development work began to get St Pancras station ready to be the terminus for high-speed international trains. As […]

December 11

How To Find A Reliable Plumber

Locate A Trusty Local Plumber Before Disaster Strikes This Winter Don’t let the cold weather get the better of your plumbing systems. Find a local plumber now to carry out a service and help prevent frozen pipes and broken boilers. With winter fast approaching, unfortunately, many homeowners in the UK will experience problems with their […]

December 09

Teach your child to swim with Baby Paddlers Swim School

Baby Paddlers is the South’s leading independent swim school for children from 0-4 years, starting with parent and baby swimming classes which focus on building water confidence and water safety skills. Through to our toddler and pre-school classes which work with you to bring your toddler towards independent swimming. What makes Baby Paddlers Unique? We […]

December 08

Book to see Alice in Winterland at the Rose Theatre Kingston

Written by Lewis Carroll | Adapted and directed by Ciaran McConville | Music & lyrics by Eamonn O’Dwyer Follow Alice down the rabbit hole and discover a magical world of wonders in this spectacular new stage adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s timeless books, Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. Featuring gorgeous music and strikingly imaginative designs, puppetry […]

November 30

Joanna Lumley announces first ever live tour – IT’S ALL ABOUT ME

The legendary Joanna Lumley will embark on her first-ever live tour, IT’S ALL ABOUT ME, in autumn 2018.  Joanna will take to the road for the 30 date tour on 6 October at Belfast’s Waterfront Hall and then perform at major theatres in Ireland and across the UK, before finishing in Aylesbury on 10 November. […]

November 30

5 Fun Facts About Deezer, The Personalised Music Streaming Service

Deezer is the world’s most diverse, dynamic and personal music streaming service, that serves up music and original audio and podcast content to over 12 million users worldwide. You can sign up today here http://www.deezer.com. 1) Choice of 43+ million songs: Deezer’s music library is one of the most diverse available, and focuses as much […]

November 28

Have lunch at The French Table in Surbiton

It would be hard to find better French food than this. I think the pictures speak for themselves. Expect zesty and satisfying French-Mediterranean cooking – as well as great bread.” Michelin Guide, 2018 “(The Lunch Tasting Menu) was a first class experience. For this quality of food with great service, what’s not to like?” William […]

November 28

5 things to do today at the Macdonald Berystede Hotel, Ascot

One Have a day at the Ascot races and then stay overnight at the Macdonald Berystede Hotel counting your winnings. Two Arrive at the grand entrance of the hotel (especially lovely at night) and follow the sign to Lapland. Of course, dont forget a drink in the bar. Three Book your table at the hotels […]

November 16

Sue Walsh founder of www.boldwomen.co.uk shares her 5 things to do today

Wake up and be thankful you are alive -you’re only here once, stop bitching about stuff that doesn’t really matter, nobody really cares. Remember the good things/people around you; that might be your friends, family or Your work colleague who gave you a doughnut, or a smile from a stranger. It might even be the […]

November 10

Earn a spot in the CurioCities 100 Club by naming all cities in this difficult picture quiz by ParcelHero

Do you think you’ve got the city smarts to join one of the most exclusive clubs in quizzing? ParcelHero’s CurioCities quiz is a fiendishly difficult picture quiz with one goal. Name all 100 cities in the image and earn a spot on the prestigious 100 Club, where those who have completed the quiz are honoured. […]

November 08

The Woman in White at Charing Cross Theatre, DogFest and three other things to do today

Watch ‘I Believe My Heart’, performed by Anna O’Byrne and Ashley Stillburn, from the brand new production of The Woman in White at Charing Cross Theatre, London. Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Lyrics by David Zippel. Walk through Battersea Park’s Pear Tree Christmas Market this December. Set in Battersea Park on the 2nd & 3rd […]

October 29

5 free things to do with children in Gloucestershire by blogger Victoria Sully

BLOGGER VICTORIA SULLY OF LYLIA ROSE SHARES HER 5 FREE THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN GLOUCESTERSHIRE Lylia Rose  Over Farm, Over Just on the outskirts of Gloucester is a place called Over Farm with horses, donkeys, pigs, sheep and ostriches. You can wander around the farm and see all the animals, stopping for a […]

October 25

Top five things you must experience in Nottingham city centre

A popular tourist destination in the UK, the East Midland gem, Nottingham, is home to rich history, quirky fashion and diverse entertainment. If you’re looking to visit the city but aren’t sure where to start, here are five top things you must experience in Nottingham City Centre. Shopping at intu Victoria Centre  Located in the […]

October 24

Sunset Boulevard at The Palace Theatre, Manchester and four other things to do today

Start the 30 days de-clutter challenge. Day 1 throw one thing away (or donate/sell). Day 2 – this time get rid of two things. Day 3 – 3 things. I think you have got it. You could even vary it by trying the Fibonacci fling (0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13). Try the […]

October 20

A Christmas show for grown-ups in Kingston, Day of the Dead Cocktails, Anoushka Lucas at Scoff & Banter, Christmas Lights in York and one other thing to do today 

Take professional photographs using the Google Pixel phone and the Lens Blur setting. This feature makes the subject stand out and blurs the rest!  Book to see a Christmas show for grown-ups at the Rose Theatre Kingston – Rules for Living.  Have a special Halloween Day of the Dead Cocktail at Las Iguanas Latin American […]

October 19

Hotels at night, wonderfool box and three other things to do today 

Eat Gambas in Gran Canaria. These garlic prawns in hot oil served with crusty bread were one of the best I’ve tasted. Most cafes and restaurants in Meloneras serve them. Visit Warwick castle at Halloween. In fact there is a competition on our site to win a family day ticket. You will have to be […]

October 18

Win a family day ticket at Warwick Castle at Halloween #competition #giveaway. Competition now closed and the winner has been announced

The Haunted Castle promises treats for all ages this October Half Term (21 – 31 Oct), with lighthearted fun for Scaredy Squires, hair-raising scares for Daring Dukes, and total terror for Brave Knights. The young and the young at heart can enjoy eerie escapades throughout the day and into the evening the castle remains open […]

October 18

Buy a full stop bowl, watch the back series of cold feet and 3 other things to do today 

Control your portion size for good by buying a full stop bowl. This bowl the same size as a human stomach is designed to stop you over eating.  Commit to doing 15 minutes of exercise per day. Something is better than nothing. Run outside or on the treadmill. Swim in a pool or lake. Do […]

October 17

Momos, Petritis Restaurant and changing your life in 5 seconds 

Read the 5 second rule by Mel Robbins. Transform your work, confidence and life in just 5.4.3.2.1 seconds.  Enjoy the state of the art lighting on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner. This is probably old news to most but we had never seen it.  Treat yourself to fine dining at Petritis restaurant in Molesey, Surrey. We […]

September 27

Blogger Alexia Booker of Lost Found Keep shares her 5 things to do in London

5 things to do in London by Alexia. You can read Alexia’s travel, fashion, DIY and lifestyle blog here. One Sunday mornings spent at Columbia Road Flower Market are my favourite; there’s an amazing atmosphere, beautiful flowers, live music and good coffee. Two Explore the South Bank; especially in the Summer or Christmas time. You […]

September 26

THE BAND: Take That’s New Musical, Opera House Manchester – and four other things to do today

Here are today’s 5 things Celebrate World Vegetarian Day at Tabun Kitchen, London. Palestinian-inspired restaurant Tabun Kitchen is delighted to announce a special set menu for World Vegetarian Day this coming Sunday, 1st October. Tabun Kitchen is open 7 days a week. For reservations call 020 7324 7767, 77 Berwick Street, London, W1F 8TH. Book to see Take That’s […]

September 25

Have you ever been surfing in Sri Lanka?

Here are today’s 5 things Get up early and have morning coffee somewhere beautiful. Watching the world wake is quite a special time. Find a cafe that opens early and make an effort to go to it before work. Read sheet music on your tablet using Scribd. For a reasonable monthly subscription, you can download […]

July 31

5 things to do today at The Ivy Cobham Brasserie

Cobham now has a fine eatery with the familiar Ivy Luxury. 5 things recently sampled its delights. 5 things to do today at The Ivy Cobham Brasserie One Go for breakfast. The restaurant is open daily for breakfast and serves an extensive menu. Everything from full English breakfast to gluten free granola is available. If you […]

July 19

5 things to do today at The Willow Health Restaurant & Bar Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey

The Willow Restaurant & Bar recently treated us to lunch at their fantastic restaurant in Kingston-upon-Thames. The Willow is a fine restaurant serving the highest quality and nutrient dense food we have had the pleasure of eating. All food and drink served are carefully thought about to suit the health conscious diner. If you really […]

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.

June 30

‘Best Chef in Canary Islands 2016’ Rubén Cabrera to Guest Star at Princesa Yaiza Suite Hotel Resort, Lanzarote, this July

This July, guests at Princesa Yaiza Suite Hotel Resort Lanzarote, will experience innovative cuisine from award-winning Spanish chef, Rubén Cabrera, at the hotel’s gourmet Isla de Lobos restaurant. Rubén will be joining the team at Isla de Lobos for three days from the 13th to 15th July 2017, to offer an exquisite tasting menu.

June 30

Book to stay at the 5 star Aguas de Ibiza Lifestyle & Spa

LUXURY FIVE STAR HOTEL SETTING NEW STANDARDS ON THE WHITE ISLE Located in the Santa Eulalia Bay Marina, boasting breath-taking views of crystal clear waters and colourful streets lined with boutiques and hippy markets, Aguas de Ibiza Lifestyle & Spa is an idyllic five-star resort for those who want to have fun, relax and escape […]

June 27

Try out the stunning new menu at Thai Square, Putney

It was voted as having the third best restaurant view in the UK, now acclaimed south west London favourite Thai Square is delighted to announce the launch of a new menu of innovative dishes to complement its stunning views. Packed with aromatic flavours and exquisitely presented on specially commissioned handcrafted plates, the collection has been […]

June 27

Tips for Creating Chocolate Treats at Home – Bohemia Bar & Restaurant, Jersey

From delicate truffles to crunchy chocolate biscuits, cocoa-centric treats are the ultimate guilty pleasure. While chocolate cakes, mousses and cheesecakes are common dinner party desserts, cooking with cocoa is notoriously tricky and remains a skill many of us are yet to fully master. Fortunately, for those tired of reluctantly pouring away thick, lumpy bowls of […]

June 27

Magazine Gap Set To Release New Single “Ran For Cover” – Watch Now!

London three-piece Magazine Gap continue on their musical journey with new release “Ran for Cover”.  The talented bunch of musicians have been building a dedicated fan-base with each new release.  This latest offering has the usual blend of James Keen’s passionate, soulful vocals and guitar, combined with the ever accomplished musicianship of Alex Ho and […]

June 27

Book a city break with James Villa Holidays

With James Villa Holidays it’s possible to enjoy the best of both worlds….a spacious private villa in a peaceful, picturesque location with the culture and buzz of city life just a short distance away. With 30 years of proven experience providing villas to holidaymakers, James Villa Holidays boasts more than 2,800 villas in popular European […]

June 16

Gastrophysics Dining by Chef Jozef Youssef at Kitchen Theory Studio

How do colour, aroma, texture and even sound affect how you experience flavour? Do we all experience flavour in the same way? Can we really trick our brains into eating healthy? Gastrophysics Chef’s Table is the latest project from Kitchen Theory, founded by Chef Jozef Youssef. Aiming to explore the science and psychology behind how […]

June 14

Father’s Day Ultimate Meat Lovers Masterclass at Newly Launched Boxcar Marylebone

Boxcar Butcher & Grill (www.boxcar.co.uk) an exciting new independent butchery-to-cooking concept, which launched on New Quebec Street early this month, is hosting the ultimate event for meat lovers with a special in-depth Butchery Masterclass to celebrate Father’s Day on Sunday 18th June 12:00pm. Ideal for any meat loving Father, guests will learn how to butcher […]

June 13

Pull up a deckchair: watch Wimbledon at King’s Cross this summer!

Strawberries and Screen, the outdoor screen showing the best matches of the tournament, will return to King’s Cross this summer. Will Federer still be fit? Can Andy achieve again? Come and watch the Wimbledon tennis action in London’s nicest neighbourhood, starting with the first rounds on 3 July. Returning for the fifth time, and in […]

June 13

Morning Gloryville Celebrates Sky High Solstice @The Shard

For the first time ever, London’s tallest building, The View from The Shard, will be opening its doors doors at dawn to welcome the summer solstice at the UK’s most exclusive event, taking place on Wednesday 21st June. Hosted in conjunction with Morning Gloryville, the immersive morning dance movement, the event will open at 4.15am, […]

June 13

New Japanese rooftop restaurant and bar in Leeds to open – Issho

On Wednesday 21st June, restaurant group D&D London will open a brand new rooftop restaurant in the high-end shopping destination of Victoria Gate in Leeds. Issho (meaning ‘together’ in Japanese) will offer authentic Japanese cuisine in a sophisticated and refined setting, which comprises of a rooftop bar, restaurant space and outdoor terrace. The restaurant will […]

June 03

Download the Club Hub App – Children’s Club Directory Service for the UK

5 things about Club Hub Club Hub is for kids activity providers that want a massive reach to parents in their area. Our service is an app that parents use as a one-stop-shop to discover kids activities in their area. Unlike ‘Hoop’ we only do targeted marketing based on proximity so you get maximum exposure […]

May 11

Get fit at K West Hotel & Spa with personal trainer to the stars Clifton Goldson

The sun has finally found its way to London, which only means one thing – summer and the season of the ‘Beach Body’ is upon us. K West Hotel & Spa believes that all you need to achieve a more toned physique is to focus on your food and exercise programme for the next 12 […]

May 11

visit London’s first annual Chinese book festival held in China Town (Friday 12 to Sunday 14 May 2017)

China Exchange presents China in Context, London’s first annual festival celebrating Chinese writers and writing, held in partnership with Cypress Books. Running from Friday 12 to Sunday 14 May 2017 11am-8pm, the festival will feature a host of inspiring events exploring literature, publishing and poetry, all in the heart of London’s Chinatown. There will be […]

May 09

Indulge in the ‘Chelsea Flower Show’ Cocktail at the Sofitel London St James Hotel

To celebrate RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017, Edgerton Pink Gin have partnered with the talented bar team at the St James Bar, located within the Sofitel London St James Hotel, to create the aromatic ‘Chelsea Flower Show’ cocktail.  For the month of May only, visitors to the Sofitel London St James can enjoy the cocktail with […]

May 05

Book to see Roller Diner at the Soho Theatre – Home of the Full English Brexit

A theatrical jukebox with songs, sexual tension and failed dreams… all served with extra ketchup Welcome to Eddie Costello’s Roller Diner – a faded Brummie beacon of a deep fried American dream. The staff can’t skate and there’s a whiff of burnt sausages and disappointment. So when new waitress Marika arrives from somewhere foreign looking […]

May 05

Eat Grubs with edible insect restaurant pop-up – 28th May

On 28th May, Eat Grub are teaming up with our chef, Seb Holmes (founder of acclaimed Thai pop up Farang), to bring you a taste of some delicious Thai-inspired insect dishes. You’ll be able to try a range of tasty insects in some exciting recipes created especially for the event! You’ll find them at San […]

May 05

Book to see Dessert at The Southwark Playhouse by Oliver Cotton

A British financier and his wife host a lavish dinner party for their affluent American friends. The food is delicious, the conversation animated and dessert is on its way – when, from one second to another, the evening takes a sinister and alarming turn… With dark comic moments and unexpected twists, this world premiere of […]

May 04

Raise money for Hospitality Action by having lunch made by a top UK Chef

The Social Company to host Social Sunday fundraising event for Hospitality Action for a third year Following its continued success last year, Social Sunday will be returning for a third year to Jason and Irha Atherton’s The Social Company on Sunday 11th June 2017. Held in the group’s nine London-based restaurants, the Michelin-starred restaurateur and […]

May 04

Competition: Win the complete Line of Duty DVD Box Set (series 1 to 4)

To win this box set all you have to do is e-mail your favourite Ted Hastings quote from any of the Line of Duty episodes. The winner will be decided 1t 12.00 on Monday 8th May. The lucky winner will be posted the box set. Please e-mail your quote to 5thingstodotoday@gmail.com along with your full […]

May 04

Try the new cocktail menu at Ray’s Bar – Dalston’s Underground Hideaway

With summer approaching, the team at Dalston’s underground cocktail hideaway, Ray’s Bar, has announced the launch of a brand new cocktail menu, available from Tuesday 16th May 2017. Since opening its doors late last year, Ray’s Bar has quickly established itself as one of East London’s most popular late-night hangouts, offering cocktail lovers a dreamy subterranean hangout underneath the chaos of Dalston High Street. The new menu’s […]

May 03

Watch TV in the bath in a luxury London hotel

London is renowned for being home to some of the world’s most lavish hotels.  London’s top hotels now offer luxuries that you never knew you needed, with the finest even being adorned with televisions in the bath. Five-star boutique hotel The Arch London is one London hotel which offers this impeccable comfort. Opposite Madonna’s house […]

May 03

Have Sexy Brunch at Sexy Fish, Mayfair

Sexy Fish gear up to launch Sexy Brunch from Sunday 7th May Sexy Fish confirms that Sunday is now officially the coolest day to party with the launch of Sexy Brunch. The much talked about Asian-inspired restaurant in Berkeley Square, Mayfair will launch its first ever weekly Sexy Brunch on Sunday, 7 May complete with […]

April 25

Book to see BANANARAMA at Newcastle City Hall on Wednesday 15 November 2017

Siobhan Fahey re-joins Sara Dallin and Keren Woodward for one time only Tour coming to Newcastle City Hall Wednesday 15 November 2017 The girl group that defined the 80s are back to their original, record-breaking line up for a tour this November in the UK. This will be the only time they tour in the […]

April 11

Stay at the Brooklands Hotel for afternoon tea and spa

The Brooklands hotel is modern and smart. The Spa is out of this world and feels like the ultimate in luxury. Enjoy a sophisticated cocktail in the bar after a massage and relax in the hot tub.

April 09

Brooklands Hotel and Spa, Weybridge – 5 more things to do today 

After our recent stay at The Brooklands Hotel and Spa here are 5 more things to do. One Order British cured duck breast for starter and sea bass kedgeree for the main course in the 1907 restaurant, bar and grill. For dessert in the restaurant try the Salt Caramel Chocolate Fondant. This is freshly prepared and takes […]

March 30

5 things to do at this years Manchester International Festival

What is the City but the People? Piccadilly Gardens, 29 JUNE Created by the People of Manchester from an idea by Jeremy Deller in association with Islington Mill. Raised high above the pavements, a unique selection of individuals from across Manchester will walk a specially designed runway stretching more than 100 meters through Piccadilly Gardens. […]

March 21

5 things tries out Vintwined – Unique fine wines married with perfect food pairings

Last weekend 5 things had the privilege of sampling the ‘This is English’ food and wine event by new company Vintwined. The event held at Stepney City Farm. Vintwined was founded by businessman and wine expert Neil Deacon in 2016.   One Arrive at your venue and sit at your table. These are pop-up events […]

March 15

FIVE DELICIOUS THINGS TO FEAST ON AT BORD BIA’S TRAFALGAR SQUARE IRISH STREET FOOD MARKET (Sunday 19th March, 12-6pm)

ONE IRISH STEW AND WRAPS COOKED ON LIVE FIRE John Relihan, one of Jamie Oliver’s original ‘Fifteen’ chefs, will be cooking on ‘live fire’ to tempt the crowds with slow-cooked Irish beef stew and smoked Irish pulled pork wraps, served with BBQ sauce and slaw. Slow cooked Irish brisket will also available, courtesy of Salt […]

March 15

5 Things you’ll love about a Butchery Masterclass at Macellaio RC

Macellaio RC Union street launch Butchery Masterclasses in honour of National Butcher’s Week. One Learning about the unique Fassona beef that is favoured by the Macellaio RC kitchens, which due to the hypertrophic muscle growth among the cows, is extraordinarily low in fat and cholesterol as well as being extremely tender. Two Getting an exclusive […]

March 10

Visit the Notorious B.I.G Hypnotize label pop up shop (Friday March 10th til Sunday 12th March)

One The launch of the Notorious BIG pop up marks the 20th anniversary of Biggie’s untimely death and the new collection honours his legacy with a limited run of premium apparel and accessories in the UK. Two The interior of the pop-up shop is inspired by “New York streets”, bringing a little bit of Brooklyn […]

March 10

5 reasons to get involved with The Space Hopper Challenge, London (Bank Holiday Monday 29th May)

The Space Hopper Challenge is coming to London, organised by TickTheBucket and London Flashmob! It’s a golden opportunity for you to get yourself a world record and have a whole load of fun in the process. Sign up for some silliness: http://space-hopper-challenge.co.uk/ 5 reasons to get involved with The Space Hopper Challenge: It’s a unique […]

February 17

Stay at the newly refurbished Mariners Guest House in the heart of the English Riviera, Torquay

Dave & Annette purchased the 7 bedroom Mariners Guest House last year, which was built in the Victorian era 1882. It is located in the favoured Belgravia area of Torquay, in the heart of the English Riviera, and after a busy first season, following some new refurbishment, are getting ready to do it all again. […]

February 14

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. […]

February 13

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 […]

January 15

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 […]

January 07

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; […]

January 03

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 […]

January 02

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 […]

January 02

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 […]

November 30

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. […]

November 27

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 […]

November 19

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 […]

November 16

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, […]

November 15

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 […]

November 14

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 […]

November 13

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 […]

October 21

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 – […]

October 10

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 […]

October 10

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 […]

September 30

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, […]

September 30

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 […]

September 30

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. […]

September 23

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 […]

September 14

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 […]

September 03

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 […]