Tag Archives: inspiration

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 22

Load your card, collect a glass and dispense your own wine at Vagabond, Northcote Road, Clapham Junction

Everyone calls it Clapham but the locals know it as Battersea. Northcote Road’s charms are manifold: a family-friendly village by day, and a lively food and drink scene by night. Along with our 100-strong eclectic wine selection we offer the perfect menu to match our wines: delicious tapas-style plates and sharing platters. You can relax […]

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 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

5 things about the Wine & Spirit Education Trust 

Expand your wine, spirits or sake education with WSET 1.      The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) is the largest global provider of qualifications in the field of wines, spirits and sake. Courses are available from beginner to expert levels to both industry professionals and interested enthusiasts through over 700 Approved Programme Providers across the […]

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 […]

September 12

Enjoy a luxury champagne afternoon tea at Surrey’s Great Fosters Hotel

Today 5 things enjoyed a champagne afternoon tea at Great Fosters Hotel in Surrey. Great Fosters Hotel is a grade one listed building set amongst 50 acres of gardens and parkland. Here are five things about the experience One Warm fabric covered walls with wood beamed ceiling and magnificent stone fireplace with carved oak feature above […]

August 31

Who will win the Funny Woman Awards? Go and be part of it at the Hoxton Hall 10th November

The awards that definitively answers the question ‘are women funny?’ – the Funny Women Awards – are now in their 15th year and take place this Autumn with heats around the country, at Hoxton Hall  Friday 10 November. Previous winners and finalists include Bridget Christie, Zoe Lyons, Sara Pascoe and Katherine Ryan. Book Here 

August 31

Book to see the Jazz Verse Jukebox at the Hoxton Hall on 22 September and 24 November

The eclectic Jazz Verse Jukebox returns to Hoxton Hall Friday 22 September for a new season, featuring a stunning line-up of wordsmiths & singers, featuring Anthony Joseph, Siddhartha Bose, Joshua Judson and Sarah Moule. Book Here   

August 22

Treat yourself to a taste of the Amalfi Coast and join OSLO Hackney on Thursday 24th August for some poco-tonics and an array of refreshing summer cocktails

Treat yourself to a taste of the Amalfi Coast and join OSLO Hackney on Thursday 24th August for some poco-tonics and an array of refreshing summer cocktails Grown in Amalfi and distilled in England, Pococello has been at the heart of Soho for more than a century. Fusing the most fragrant Amalfi lemons with England’s finest spirit, […]

August 16

Ice, Ice, Baby | FREE fizz on-demand today, London

Today from 2pm, for one day only, Londoners will be able to claim free ice-cold fizz on demand, delivered to their door. Simply by downloading the Quiqup app and clicking on Freixenet in the ‘Drinks’ category, they can be sipping a refreshing glass of ICE Rosé within the hour. The free limited edition packs will include a bottle of chilled Freixenet ICE Rosé, […]

August 03

2. Try  London’s Hai Cenato’s family-friendly brunch – children eat for free 

Following the success of its launch earlier this year, Jason Atherton and Paul Hood, co-founders of New York-Italian restaurant Hai Cenato, have expanded their menu with the addition of indulgent brunch dishes with an Italian twist. The new family-friendly brunch will be served every Saturday and Sunday from 11am-3pm in the restaurant, as well as their […]

July 31

2. Watch sweets being made at The Cheddar Sweet Kitchen

The original and only Sweet Factory in Somerset open to the public. We make sweets the traditional way and have been doing so for 100 years, which is why our sweet flavours are still just how you remember them. Cheddar Sweet Kitchen

July 31

3. Enjoy tea and something to eat at The Lion Rock Tea Rooms, Cheddar, Somerset

Welcome to Lion Rock Tea Rooms, named after the world famous Lion Rock which we are situated at the base of. The Tea Rooms nestled in the heart of Cheddar Gorge in one of the oldest, most photographed and documented buildings in Cheddar Gorge and has been trading for over 100 years, winning numerous awards […]

July 31

5. Enjoy Waitrose Summer Festival with a crisp, light award-winning rose from Mirabeau en Provence

Enjoy Waitrose Summer Festival with a crisp, light award-winning rose. Mirabeau en Provence will offer three cuvees including; Mirabeau Classic, a vibrant pink coloured Côtes de Provence, Mirabeau Pure, a very pale, delicate rosé made from some of the highest vineyards in the region and Mirabeau La Folie, a delicately effervescent sparkling rosé which will launch at […]

July 31

1. Go to Wookey Hole Caves in Somerset

Deep in the heart of the Mendip Hills you will find Wookey Hole, the UK’s largest cave system.   For centuries people have been marvelling at these astounding caves and their natural beauty. NEW for 2017 is Chamber 20 – recently blasted tunnels now give us access to this amazing chamber, which opens up previously unseen caverns and formations.  

July 21

5. Dine at P.F. Chang’s London from August 3rd – Great Newport Street

P. F. Chang’s brings dramatic new Asian Table concept to London  P.F. Chang’s is bringing a new dining concept to London that will revolutionise Asian food and according to the experts will change the dumpling game in London for ever!  This is a new asian dining concept crossing the Atlantic by P.F. Chang’s which will strip […]

July 21

4. Buy your dog a wet Equafleece T-shirt to give some comfort and relief in the heat

Equafleece

July 21

3. Enjoy an Evening With Kate Adie OBE & Mr Fogg’s residence on Monday 24th July 

Kate Adie at Mr Fogg’s Residence

July 21

2. Get ready for the return of hit TV show Don’t Tell The Bride airing at 9pm, 26th July on E4. 

Don’t Tell The Bride 

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 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

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 23

Attend a free Orvis learn to fly-fish session 

Orvis  The sessions are completely free, starting in the Orvis store on Regent Street where you will learn how to tie basic knots and rod set up – then head to the beautiful Green Park to learn the art of casting. It is a great spot for complete beginners to learn the basics or experts […]

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 16

Book to see Tristan & Yseult at the Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

Kneehigh at the Globe Cornish King Mark is at war: he rules with his head not his heart. But he hasn’t counted on falling head over heels for his enemy’s sister, or expected the arrival of the enigmatic Tristan. Seen through the eyes of the ‘Unloved’, Tristan & Yseult, the most successful and beloved of […]

June 16

Be your own captain with GoBoat London – London’s first self drive boat trips launch in Paddington

For the first time ever, Londoners and tourists alike can charter their own electric boat – without the need for a captain or tour guide. Moored at Paddington Basin, GoBoat London is bringing a truly independent waterway experience to anyone looking for a fun, new experience. The concept has been hugely successful in Copenhagen and […]

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 14

Join a Summer School at the Rose Theatre Kingston

ROSE THEATRE KINGSTON TO RUN SUMMER SCHOOLS Rose Theatre Kingston’s Summer Schools are back, running from Saturday 22 July – Saturday 2 September, for ages seven – twenty-five, ranging from three days to a week. The three different options are Three Day Courses, Plays-in-a-Week and Rose Academy. The Three Day Courses are for those aged […]

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 08

Try the new Summer Kitchen Garden menu at the Blue Boar Restaurant in Conrad London St James

Created by Executive Chef, Michael Riordan, the dishes are bursting with colours, flavours and ingredients found and grown in the typical British garden – weather permitting! Highlights include Asparagus and duck egg with Wye Valley asparagus and flat leaf parsley butter and the Yorkshire Lamb with pea shoot accompanied by pea and ricotta tortellini.  The […]

June 08

Go to the South of France for an immersive food and lifestyle photography retreat

LUXURIOUS WEEKEND WORKSHOP IN THE STUNNING CARCASSONNE WITH ACCLAIMED PHOTOGRAPHER AND STYLIST 28th – 30th July Priced from £769.50 + vat CONTACT: hello@karunaclaytonphotography.com This summer, accomplished photographer Karuna Clayton – whose work has been featured in a plethora of lifestyle magazines and major newspapers and exhibited in galleries all over the country – is hosting […]

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 […]

June 03

Have you visited Rosie & Java tea and coffee merchants in Richmond-upon-Thames?

Here are today’s selection Take away a cake from The Hummingbird Bakery. This layered salted caramel chocolate branch is from the Richmond-upon-Thames branch. Sit in the shade on a bench watching the people pass by on Richmond Green. Today the green was busy with cricket being played and people enjoying the sun. Visit Rosie & […]

May 23

5 things to do today including Belfast, cocktails on the banks of the Grand Union Canal and Marbella

Stay at the Culloden Estate & Spa in Belfast. This luxury 5-star hotel has just completed a massive renovation programme. Enjoy a pizza and a cocktail on the banks of the Grand Union Canal, Paddington at Heist Bank. This relaxed haven specialises in wood-fired pizza and has an impressive collection of craft beer. Enjoy Marbella’s Cultural […]

May 17

See Les Dennis as Uncle Foster in The Addams Family Musical

Everyone’s favourite kooky family are now on stage in the UK premiere of this spectacular musical comedy from the writers of multi award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, with music and lyrics by TONY AWARD nominated Andrew Lippa. Starring Samantha Womack as Morticia, Carrie Hope Fletcher as Wednesday, Cameron Blakely as Gomez, and Les Dennis as Uncle Fester. Wednesday Addams, […]

May 17

Try out the new pre-theatre menu at Flat before going to an opera in Holland Park

FLAT THREE’S NEW PRE-THEATRE MENU SET TO GET TOP BILLING THIS SUMMER! Music may be the food of love, but acclaimed west London restaurant Flat Three has announced a rather more substantial offering to tie in with Holland Park Opera’s 2017 Season that this year runs from 1st June until 29th July. Inspired by the […]

May 11

Book to see Sven Ratzke’s Starman in London – Inspired by the music and life of David Bowie

Sven Ratzke brings his globally renowned show Starman for its London premiere. Inspired by the legendary David Bowie, and accompanied by Ratzke’s brilliant three-man band, the music grooves from seventies glam rock into sound collages and intimate moments. Add to that Ratzke’s bizarre and hilarious storytelling that kicks in like a beautiful acid trip. A […]

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 11

Travel without the drama with Lintenair; Eleanor Tomlinson – IS IT A PLANE? IS IT A TRAIN? WELL, ACTUALLY…

You may have noticed a bit of buzz about a new brand called Lintenair over the past few days. Billed as the future of travel, Lintenair offers everything you would want from travel, and more. Let us tell you a little bit more about it; City centre terminals, queue free boarding, no baggage weight restrictions […]

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 08

Play croquet and enjoy at rooftop drink at Tobacco Dock at Skylight – from 25th May

Rooftop drinking and croquet tournaments at Skylight Skylight at Tobacco Dock will be London’s must-visit rooftop destination during the sunny months ahead. Themed around a British urban lawn club, Skylight combines croquet and petanque with cocktails and street food, bringing a Summer experience like no other to the city. Open until 11 pm with free […]

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

Relive memories by booking to see the Legends Live UK Tour

LEGENDS LIVE | UK TOUR | OCTOBER 2017  FEATURING  SUZI QUATRO DAVID ESSEX THE OSMONDS HOT CHOCOLATE TICKETS: WWW.LEGENDSLIVE.ORG Tony Denton Promotions are delighted to bring these four iconic artistes together for the Legends Live arena tour 2017, the tourfeatures Suzi Quatro, David Essex, The Osmonds & Hot Chocolate. This not to be missed tour […]

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 12

Interview with Emma Grace Arends – Peppa Pigs first Human Character

5 things interviews Southport actress Emma Grace Arends. Emma can be seen playing Daisy in Peppa Pig: My first cinema experience at cinemas across the UK. After spending twenty minutes or so on the telephone to Emma Grace Arends I was enthused to go and watch every episode of Peppa Pig from beginning to end. […]

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 […]

April 09

5 things to do today at The Brooklands Hotel and Spa, Weybridge

5 things to do today enjoys a night stay at the Brooklands Hotel and Spa in Surrey One Relax in the outdoor hot tub while watching cars skidding and sliding on the Mercedes-Benz test track. The hotel’s spa is located on the third floor, so there are great views to be had. Two Wake up […]

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

5 THINGS TO COOK THIS ST PATRICK’S DAY, WITH FIVE QUALITY IRISH INGREDIENTS

In honour of St Patrick’s Day, Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board, has teamed up with five of the country’s top chefs to celebrate the quality and diversity of five key Irish ingredients: Irish beef, Irish salmon, Irish oysters, Irish blue cheese and Irish cheddar. ONE COOK A FANTASTIC IRISH STEAK TARTARE  Simon Lamont – […]

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 13

5 Things to Do on St Patrick’s Day Friday 17th March 2017

One Breakfast in Town House at The Kensington Guests will be invited to start their day of Irish celebrations with a full Irish breakfast accompanied by a healthy green juice shot called ‘Juice Blas’ meaning ‘beauty through taste’ in Irish. Two Complimentary Irish tasters at 108 Brasserie To mark this special day, 108 Brasserie will […]

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 […]

March 09

Try out the Japanese inspired afternoon tea at Sosharu, London

One Jason Atherton’s Japanese izakaya-style restaurant, Sosharu, has launched a new afternoon tea menu inspired by the iconic wagashi (confectionery) and tea ceremony traditions of Japan. Developed by executive pastry chef, Emily Argent, the menu comprises a selection of sweet and savoury dishes, alongside unique tea blends and specially designed cocktails. Two Available Monday-Saturday from […]

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 15

5 things to do at The Jam Tree bar and restaurant, Clapham

Today 5 things to do today sample lunch menu at The Jam Tree bar and restaurant in Clapham. One Start with the classic gin and tonic. This comes in a huge glass. Made with Fever Tree tonic water, freshly squeezed lime and Bombay Sapphire gin. There are more elaborate drinks to try such as gin […]

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 […]

February 11

Book to see Diana Krall at the Royal Albert Hall – Wednesday 27 – Thursday 28 September 2017

Multiple Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist and world-renowned singer Diana Krall returns to the Hall in 2017 with new music. Krall’s new album Turn Up The Quiet, set for release on 5 May, will celebrate a return to jazz and the Great American Songbook and will see her reunite with Grammy Award-winning producer Tommy LiPuma. Diana […]

February 01

Interview with MTV Teen Mum Chloe Patton

Thank you to MTV’s teen mum Chloe Patton for this interview. What is the best advice you could give to a teenager at school that has just found out they are pregnant? I wasn’t in this position, but if I was or a friend was I would tell them to think super hard about it […]

January 31

Dine on the R.S Hispaniola, Victoria Embankment, London

Review by  Milly Edgerley The R.S. Hispaniola may be the most romantic place I’ve ever had dinner. And that’s not a small claim in a city that boasts fairy lit bistro’s and rooftop restaurants aplenty. However this really won the prize; boasting views of the London Eye, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament all […]

January 29

Join the Kilmarnock Supper Club

This up and coming social club is getting more popular by the day. An innovative social club for the ver 40’s enjoys the best Scottish Food & Wine events that this country has to offer! Please find out more by clicking the link below.  Kilmarnock Supper Club

January 15

Go to Maggie’s tribute to the Great George Michael – THURSDAY 19TH JANUARY 10:30PM

To celebrate the great late George Michael, we’re throwing a night entirely dedicated to him at Maggie’s. Returning to Maggie’s we’ve got the world’s best George Michael tribute and impersonator, the great Rob Lamberti http://www.roblamberti.com. He will be performing his incredible tribute act, which features classics such as Freedom, Faith, Wake me up before you […]

January 15

Beat Blue Monday at Bunga Bunga Battersea with £1 Pizza on the 16th January

Blue Monday is almost upon us, and what better way to beat it than at Bunga Bunga with £1 pizza! On 16 January, the eatery is offering £1 pizzas to all diners who purchase another item from the menu or a drink. Bunga Bunga was launched in 2011 by dynamic duo Duncan Stirling and Charlie […]

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 15

Buy Waitrose frozen croissants with Charentes butter 

These Waitrose croissants only take 18 minutes in the oven before they are ready. Your eyes will be glued to the glass whilst you watch them rise and brown. 

January 14

Run a 15 minute pyramid with a kick at the end – for those lacking in motivation

If you really don’t have the motivation to run then try this. 15 minutes is better than nothing! Run 1 min Walk 1 min Run 2 min Walk 1 min Run 3 min Walk 1 min Run 2 min Walk 1 min Run 1 min Walk 1 min Run as fast as you can for […]

January 10

5 Hen Do Problems: Solved

Whether you’re the bride to be or have been charged with organising her send-off, there’s plenty of pain points that come with organising a hen do to remember… Collecting money, flaky friends, travel troubles, you name it! To help make your hen do hassle-free, here are 5 simple ideas that you’ll love: One of the […]