Tag Archives: London

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

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 09

Have brunch at Brown & Rosie cafe, Kensington

Hey guys! I noticed a couple of people like my post about the cafe review so I thought I’d post another. If you haven’t seen my last post it was about the cafe Bluebelles of Portobello in Notting Hill which is definitely worth a visit! Brown & Rosie cafe is situated in Kensington, London. It’s […] […]

January 09

Visit the shard for fantastic views of London

As life long Londoners and sky scraper affectionados we enjoy the skyline and have been wanting to visit the top of the shard for a while, and one crisp winter afternoon our dream was realised. via London day out – the View from the Shard — parksandpalaces

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 08

Eat Portuguese food in London

Last week I was invited to the launch of a new Portuguese restaurant called Caco & Co. The invitation got me thinking about Portuguese restaurants in London, where are they and which is the best? To answer the question, I took my Portuguese bestie and my father with me to try out three of London’s […]

January 08

Stay at The Mowbray Court Hotel, Earls Court and visit city’s re-creation of the ‘Ark of the Masonic Covenant.’

If you are in London and staying in Mowbray Court Hotel, do not fail to visit the exhibition of the city’s re-creation of the ‘Ark of the Masonic Covenant.’ Sir John Soane is a Neo-Classical architect recognized for the construction of a substantial number of the great monuments in the city of London. His works […] […]

January 08

Enjoy a night of comedy at The Old Queens Head, Islington

London comedy night in Islington with James Acaster, Jamali Maddix, Yuriko Kotani and Sean Morley for just £7 via Comedy in Angel – February 12 — Laugh Out London comedy club – best value live comedy in London

January 07

Spend four days in London like this

I’m an avid traveler, so returning to destinations can sometimes feel like a wasted opportunity to visit somewhere new and mysterious, full of exotic and novel experiences. But after such an incredible weekend, I can hardly think how I could have NOT wanted to go back to London….Four days full to the brim with sight-seeing […]

January 07

Drink cocktails at Brick & Liquor in Clapham

When it comes to nightlife, the Junction and High Street parts of Clapham are well represented with a huge choice. However, the Clapham South part of town has been somewhat neglected… until recently. Last summer, the team behind successful Brick & Liquor in Tooting opened a sister bar on Balham Hill. A friend and I […] […]

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 03

Comment if you have seen any of these shows

I have seen 13 West end shows this year, which feels a little excessive but when I know how to get cheap tickets, I never go to the cinema anymore as I would rather go to the theatre. Let’s face it £25 IMAX tickets feel like a rip-off. I will do full reviews of the […] […]

January 03

Swim in this beautiful pool at The Bulgari Hotel, London

Take a dip in one of London’s most sumptuous pool at the Bulgari Hotel, which is open to hotel guests and spa visitors. via The Bulgari Hotel Is Home to London’s Most Luxurious Pool — Observer

January 03

Visit these 10 Places in London

At the beginning of last year you may have seen that I wrote a post about 10 places I wanted to visit in London. I do love to travel but the majority of my life is spent in London so I want to make the most of all the amazing opportunities and experiences that are […] […]

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 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 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 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 19

Shop at Natural for Baby, Balham

You will find a wealth of gifts and essentials for a baby and some items are now here for toddlers too! Natural for Baby  All products are made with organic or natural materials that are also sustainable. Products are sourced from companies who either hand make or produce items ethically. Excellent for whether you are […]

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 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 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 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 […]

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 22

Book to see The Bowie Experience at The Rose Theatre Kingston

BOWIE EXPERIENCE: THE GOLDEN YEARS TOUR COMES TO KINGSTON Bowie Experience, the most successful David Bowie tribute show is coming to Rose Theatre Kingston with a brand new production on Fri 1 Sep, 7.30pm. The show features all of the pop icon’s greatest hits and provides audiences with a journey of sound and vision through […]

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 08

Try the three course lunch at Mezzet Lebanese restaurant in Hampton Court Village 

Mezzet is a smart and slick restaurant a stone’s throw from Hampton Court Station. It would be hard to find better Lebanese food than this. Their three course meal which we enjoyed today was exemplary. You may wish to have an accompanying cocktail too – also superb! 

August 03

3. Have a pink rosé afternoon tea at Bluebird restaurant, Chelsea 

Chelsea institution, Bluebird has created London’s first all pink afternoon tea in honour of Afternoon Tea Week, the Think Pink Afternoon Tea will be running from the 17th – 20th August. In association with Château Minuty rosé, serving an elegant French twist on this quintessentially British afternoon delight.

August 03

1. Celebrate White Wine Day on Wednesday 3rd August at Scandi-haven OSLO Hackney.  

OSLO have collaborated with wine pioneers Boutinot to bring you a tasty selection of white wines to tickle your tastebuds, head down to OSLO on Wednesday for: – Free white wine samples  – 20% discount on any white wine purchases (including bottles) Some of the wines on offer include: Alpha Box & Dice Golden Mullet […]

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 […]

August 03

4. Try the new California Dreaming menu at The Royal Exchange Grand Cafe, London

Specially for the summer months, The Royal Exchange has launched a brand new summer menu, vibrant cocktail list and decorations all under the theme of California Dreaming. Served in the light and open surroundings of The Grand Cafe, Chef Stefano Leone has created dishes such as Lobster Cobb Salad (£18.50), Tuna Poke Tacos (£14.50), and Glazed BBQ Salmon with sweet […]

August 03

5. Try the Brush & Bubbles Art Class at The Jam Tree Chelsea – Thursday 17th August

For those who remember longingly how much fun art lessons with school friends used to be, or are in need of an outlet for burgeoning creative talents, art class creators Brush & Bubbles have teamed up with The Jam Tree in Chelsea to provide a fun and relaxed painting class taking place on Thursday 17th August from 7pm – 9.30pm.  While absinthe may have been Van […]

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 28

5. Experience the Best of Lech this Winter at Severin*s – The Alpine Retreat

Despite it being the midst of summer, those in the know are already planning ahead for the 2017 / 2018 ski season and where better to book than Lech’s hot new chalet hotel, Severin*s – The Alpine Retreat. Having celebrated its highly anticipated opening in January 2017, Severin*s will re-open for the season on 1 December […]

July 28

3. Reserve your table at the London Celebrity Sports Quiz

Gather your team and tackle the UK’s largest interactive sports quiz. Compete alongside sporting celebrities and tackle the quiz that has been set by the 2016 reigning champions, ITV Sport. Hosted by world class stars from the world of sport broadcasting including Jeff Stelling, Dan Walker, and Steve Cram CBE. And described by Roy Hodgson […]

July 28

4. Attend a traditional Kräftpremiär (crayfish party) on Thursday 7 September at Aquavit London

The Swedish crayfish tradition started when restrictions on harvesting were introduced in the early 1900s, and the delicacy became an exclusive and sought-after luxury. Today the tradition lives on and is still one of the biggest celebrations in the Swedish calendar. With events, dishes and drinks to suit all occasions, Aquavit London will be bringing […]

July 28

2. Stay at The Mandrake Hotel London – A new independent boutique hotel opening August 2017

The Mandrake is a brand new independent boutique hotel in the heart of London, combining eclectic, vibrant interiors, extraordinary art, intriguing soundscapes and specially designed scents. The result is an ambiance that is intimate, distracting and intriguing at every turn. Snatched glimpses of the surreal will add to the sense of stepping into a space […]

July 28

1. Work up a sweat, soak in some knowledge or sink into your savasana at FestiWell – Sunday 6th August,King’s Cross

King’s Cross is being transformed into a hub of health for a free one-day wellness festival. FestiWell is a go-to for yogis, gym bunnies, pavement pounders, the tentatively energetic and those seeking a healthy lifestyle in London.

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

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

Kate Adie at Mr Fogg’s Residence

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

Take a break from the Hampton Court Flower show at The Mute Swan

This excellent pub and restaurant is opposite the palace gates. Great outside area for lunch and not too busy. 

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 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 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

Where to spend National Beer Day in London?

 On Thursday 15th June, Britain will come together to celebrate National Beer Day. With beer and pubs still central aspects of British life, quench your thirst and unite over a pint. Please find information below about some of London’s beer highlights in case they are of interest for any round ups:     Head on over to Heist Bank in Paddington to […]

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 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

Kim Woodward makes her mark at Skylon with an impressive new menu

On Monday 26th June, Skylon, the modern British restaurant, bar and grill within the Southbank Centre, will debut a new menu designed by recently appointed Executive Chef, Kim Woodward. The dishes will be a celebration of exceptional, seasonal ingredients and will demonstrate Kim’s skilful cookery, confirming her position as one of London’s top chefs. Cheshire-born […]

June 08

Try the new menu at the acclaimed Soho restaurant Bob Bob Ricard

Since Bob Bob Ricard opened its doors in late 2008, this Soho favourite has become known around the world for its exuberant style. Eccentric design, joyful, meticulous service and, of course, those ‘Press For Champagne’ buttons, have always been a guarantee, but now a new menu will ensure Leonid Shutov’s restaurant is as much recognised […]

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 & […]

June 02

5 things to do at Beaufort House brasserie, members club and cocktail bar , Kings Road, Chelsea

Beaufort House is a stylish and chic brasserie, champagne and cocktail bar on the very fashionable Kings Road. Last night on a very warm summers evening 5 things were lucky enough to dine there. One Sit by the window and enjoy the atmosphere. This is a great spot for watching the people of Chelsea go by whilst […]

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

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 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

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 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.

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 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 22

Have lunch at the Aviary Restaurant on floor 10 of the Montcalm Royal London House Hotel, Finsbury Square

One Take the lift up to floor 9, step out, walk up a few more stairs and get ready to admire the views. Perhaps start with a drink on the terrace. The views over Finsbury-square and the London skyline are stunning. Two Start with the Suffolk chicken terrine. This is served with spiced mayonnaise and charred […]

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 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 […]

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

MPs and Lords Scramble into Action for the 20th Annual Rehab Parliamentary Pancake Race

Will the MPs’ Team REMAIN Victorious or will the Lords and Media Teams LEAVE them with Egg on their Faces? What: Rehab Parliamentary Pancake Race 2017 When: Shrove Tuesday, February 28 2017 at 10am Where: Victoria Tower Gardens, Westminster, SW1P 3JA* Who:  Only the flippest of MPs, Lords and media types Why: All for the […]

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 […]