Tag Archives: London

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 […]

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

Listen to live acoustic music at Fu Manchu, Clapham Friday 20th January

XPLORE invites you to Fu Manchu on the 20th of January to discover fresh and exciting new talent. Yo Preston and Tcheng will perform live acoustic music followed by a night of partying till 3am under the railway arches at one of Clapham’s most unique venues! FREE ADMISSION. Link to event here 

January 14

Listen to the piano whilst sat at the the promenade bar at The Dorchester Hotel, Mayfair

Walk through reception and straight through to the promenade drawing room of The Dorchester Hotel. Continue and you will find a bar. This is the perfect place to people watch and listen to relaxing piano music. Early evening is the best time to catch this.  

January 14

Start the day with a bacon scramble at Madi Deli in East Molesey

Madi Deli serves super healthy food all day long. This breakfast is popular and won’t make you feel as drained as a full English fry up.  Madi Deli is a short walk from Hampton Court. 

January 14

Have coffee at Thyme by the River in East Molesey

Next to East Molesey cricket club this cafe with an outdoor seating area is directly on the banks of the River Thames. Perfect views in any weather. If you get bored of the river you can always watch the cricket. If you fancy a walk then Thyme by the river is about 15 mins walk […]

January 14

Buy Nespresso capsules from their permanent pop up at John Lewis, Kingston upon Thames 

Nespresso seem to be branching out and making the buying of their capsules far easier. They are building pop ups in areas that have plenty of Nespresso customer.  On the first floor of John Lewis in Kingston upon Thames Nespresso have a smart looking pop up.  In addition to buying your favourite capsule you can […]

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 05

If you are a mum to be then try VOGA™ MAMA at Coq d’Argent restaurant

London-born fitness movement VOGA™ launches for mums-to-be at Coq d’Argent To kick off the New Year, City restaurant Coq d’Argent is teaming up with House of Voga to host monthly VOGA MAMA classes. Designed by Juliet Murrell, creator of the fashion-meets-fitness movement VOGA™, this new special class allows mums-to-be to enjoy all the benefits of […]

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 03

Try the new Chi Kitchen’s Special ‘Tai Chi’ January Menu on Oxford Street – filled with super-food ingrediants

Kick start 2017 at Chi Kitchen with a special ‘Tai Chi’ menu featuring a selection of health-conscious, pan-Asian dishes, available 2nd – 22nd January 2017. MasterChef 2014 winner Ping Coombes is the Executive Chef at Chi Kitchen, and to celebrate the start of a New Year, she has created an exclusive menu for January which […]

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 […]

December 09

Eat at TV Presenter Stevie Parle’s new restaurant, Palatino, London

STEVIE PARLE’S NEW RESTAURANT TO OPEN IN CLERKENWELL IN FEBRUARY 2017 Since opening his very first restaurant back in 2009 at the age of just 24, chef, writer, author and TV presenter Stevie Parle has wowed critics and public alike with his exceptional dining spaces. Now February 2017 will see the former Young Chef of […]

December 09

Celebrate Twixmas with Five Star Boutique Hotel Arch London

Are You Celebrating Twixmas? Will you be celebrating Twixmas this festive season? Five-star boutique hotel The Arch London will be serving an exclusive menu for the Twixmas period. But what is Twixmas? Twixmas is the period between Christmas and New Year. The word Twixmas comes from the old English phrase ‘betwixt’ which means between. It […]

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 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 […]

November 09

5 things tries out the new Winter menu at Lotus fine dining Indian restaurant, Charing Cross

Lotus restaurant is a fine dining restaurant a stone throw from some of London’s major attractions and theatres. The food is superb and service impeccable. Going ‘out for a curry’ does not apply to Lotus. This is fine authentic Indian food designed to impress and delight. One Start with a glass of Cava whilst you […]

October 23

Have a life drawing class in a London Pub with The Merry Nude

The Merry Nude offers life drawing classes in pubs. All sessions are led by a professional tutor in some of our most favourite London pubs. Here are five things about The Merry Nude Life Drawing Classes One Choose a pub to have a tutored life drawing class in. All levels from total beginners to more […]

October 15

5 things dines out at Bocconcino Italian restaurant in bustling Mayfair

This week ‘5 things’ dined at Bocconcino Italian restaurant in fashionable Mayfair. The restaurant is only a short walk from Green Park underground station and The Ritz Hotel. One Start with a glass of prosecco and begin to peruse the menus. Whilst drinking take in the modern surroundings. You have a choice of sitting downstairs […]

October 11

Dine at Tigella Kitchen Bar – 82 New Oxford Street – Authentic Italian Cuisine

The UK’s First Tigella Kitchen Bar Opens in London A unique concept where Italian tradition and innovation blend perfectly Manitoba Tigella opens on New Oxford Street London this September, serving authentic Italian cuisine with a focus on tigella, a traditional disc shaped stuffed bread from Northern Italy. Originating from the chestnut forests of the Apennine […]

October 10

Cook for someone in your neighbourhood with Trybe

HYPERLOCAL EATING IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND New foodie app connects home cooks with local eaters New community based food delivery app, Trybe, has launched in London to help connect enthusiastic home cooks with their hungry neighbours. From Caribbean to Japanese, Trybe makes it possible for anyone to set up a restaurant in their […]

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 […]

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 25

5 things to do today at Jack’s Kitchen at the Holiday Inn London (Surbiton – Kingston South)

Jack’s Kitchen is a fine dining restaurant situated in the Holiday Inn at Surbiton (Kingston South), situated on the Portsmouth road running between Esher and Kingston upon Thames. When you think of Holiday Inn you may not think of fine dining but Jack’s Kitchen is different and something special. One Start with a cocktail or […]

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 […]

September 03

London Honey Show Discount at Lancaster London

On Sunday 16 October 2016, honey enthusiasts will be heading to Lancaster London in their swarms for the return of the London Honey Show. The show will be buzzing from 11am until 4pm. Lancaster London is offering a special room rate for those visiting the show, valid from 14 to 16 October 2016. A Superior […]

September 01

Celebrate the Moon Festival with Royal China

To celebrate the Moon Festival on 15 September 2016, Royal China is now offering diners the chance to purchase a box of traditional Mooncakes. The indulgent Chinese treats are made in-house by Royal China’s expert pastry chefs. This year’s varieties include a box of eight Mini egg yolk custard Mooncakes for £23.80 or a box […]

August 28

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

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

August 18

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

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

August 17

Travel home on the NightTube but not before trying one of these late night bars

After months of waiting, the #NightTube is finally launching this weekend – hooray! Please see below for some of the most exciting late-night offerings. Sartoria’s Victoria Line Martini To celebrate the 24-hour tube, the bar team at Sartoria, minutes away from Oxford Street, have created a cocktail inspired by the Victoria line. A striking blue in colour, […]

August 14

Enjoy a Fentimans cocktail at Lights of Soho Summer Jungle – until 10th September

Lights of Soho is pleased to announce that they will be taken over by Fentimans for a ‘Summer Jungle’ pop-up from 10th August until the 10th September. The gallery will be turned into a neon Summer Jungle with a nod to the British Empire; the pop-up will also feature a series of bespoke cocktails featuring […]

August 14

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

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

August 12

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

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

August 10

MySingleFriend is offering fans the opportunity to date David Brent – Enter now!

Have you ever wanted to date Ricky Gervais’s David Brent from BBC television comedy series ‘The Office’? Well now you can with MySingleFriend! MySingleFriend is offering David Brent fanatics the once in a lifetime opportunity of helping long time singleton David with his first ever date. We are asking fans to help David finally meet […]

August 03

Do you know the difference between Rum and Rhum?

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

August 01

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

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

July 28

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

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

July 28

5 things enjoys afternoon tea at The Ivy Cafe Marylebone

Located in one of London’s prime creative hotspots not too far away from the busy high street, on Marylebone lane is an all day brassiere, The Ivy cafe. It’s impressive Art Deco, French inspired theme transports you to a different time zone. With such a relaxing ambiance you can consume all of the surrounding details, […]

July 27

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

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

July 27

Buy gifts for your wine collection at Eurocave, 57 Chiltern Street, London

If you are serious about wine then you must visit the Eurocave Showroom in Marylbone. They sell everything from bottle openers and glassware to huge wine cabinets designed to keep your wine at the perfect temperature. The days of digging out a wine cellar are over! We went to a wine and food pairing event at […]

July 25

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

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

July 25

Have food to go at YO! Sushi with their new Tokyo to Go service

Summer has arrived straight from the streets of Tokyo with YO! Sushi’s new Chirashi pots available now from its new Tokyo To Go takeaway service. Chirashi literally means “scattered rice” and these new take away pots – priced from £3.50 – include either sesame soy marinated fresh salmon, ponzu marinated tuna, sesame marinated tofu or […]

July 25

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

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

July 15

5 things to do today at Harvey Nichols OXO Tower Restaurant 

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

July 08

Interview with television presenter and journalist Matt Barbet

Matt Barbet presents 5 News Tonight weekdays at 6.30pm on Channel 5. Here Matt shares a few lifestyle things with us. How nervous do you get before a live broadcast? Do you have a set routine before you go on air? I don’t get nervous, really, which is a benefit of doing it for a […]

July 03

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

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

July 03

Book to see the London Musical Theatre Orchestra

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

June 07

5 things to do today at The Crown at Bray – a traditional English pub in Berkshire

The Crown at Bray has just won ‘Best Pub in Berkshire 2016’. Taken over by Heston Blumenthal in 2010 this pub is very traditional, ‘olde worlde’ and serves stunning food and drinks. One Find a seat (maybe by the window) avoiding the low beams and order a drink. The wine menu is impressive as is the […]

June 03

Drink Taittinger on the terrace of The Royal Horseguards Hotel and dress like Vicky Pattison

1. Learn how the special effects are done in your favorite blockbuster films by booking tickets to see ‘The Hollywood Special Effects Show‘. This is touring the UK now and includes a bullet proof screen across the stage. 2. Learn how to make the perfect Pimms with the Steve Smith, Head Chef of Bohemia’s restaurant […]

June 01

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

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

May 24

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

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

May 09

Experience Cinema celebrates landmark 30th Anniversary of Top Gun

Do you feel the need? The need for… drawn-out shots of afterburners, terrible haircuts, aerial smack-talk, softly lit sex scenes and the power chord genius of Kenny Logins? We know you do. We do too. This May, the most definitive movie of the 80s, Top Gun, turns a jaw-dropping 30 and the creators of Rooftop Film Club and Underground Film […]

May 09

Have a drink in a ‘slammer’ where the Krays were detained – The Courthouse Hotel, Shoreditch

YOU’RE NICKED: COURTHOUSE HOTEL SHOREDITCH OPENS ITS CELLS TO THE PUBLIC THIS SUMMER Fancy drinking a “Slammer” in the very cells where Ronnie and Reggie Kray were once detained at Her Majesty’s Pleasure? With the former Old Street Magistrates’ Court and Police Station transforming into Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch from 1 st June, the owners are […]

May 04

Press for caviar at Bob Bob Ricard restaurant, London on the 18th July

Those of you that have dined at Bob Bob Ricard before will have seen the insanely photographed ‘press for champagne’ button. To mark National Caviar Day, London’s most Instagrammed buttons will be replaced with a very special version, allowing customers to press for their caviar.  And with some of the finest Siberian sturgeon on the […]

April 26

Order the lumberjack breakfast at ‘The Diner’ on the strand

There are a few American style diners in London at the moment and this one on The Strand is a particularly good one.  This breakfast is ample for two although designed for one.  Nice to see grapes and melon in addition to the more traditional bacon and waffles.  If you order filter coffee you can […]

April 23

Celebrate the Queens 90th Birthday by having a Lilibet cocktail at Galvin at Windows on London’s Park Lane

Galvin at Windows has created the Lilibet cocktail to celebrate the Queens 90th birthday The cocktail uses all of her favourite flavours; Gin is her spirit of choice, Dubunnet is what she drinks as an aperitif before lunch, Earl Grey is her favourite tea and dill and the orange mandarin bitters have been used as they […]

April 20

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

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

April 19

Indulge in a breakfast or five during National Sandwich Week (8th – 14th May)

National Sandwich Week (8th-14th May) is nearly upon us and to celebrate we’ve rounded up the TOP 5 breakfast and brunch sandwiches that London has to offer! Breakfast Never Melt So Good @ Melt Room Melt Room have two magnificent sandwich Melts for breakfast this sandwich week: The Benedict Melt (£4.50) and The Full Works […]

April 19

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

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

April 18

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

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

April 18

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

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

April 17

Order the best chicken and salad at Hungry Donkey, Wentworth Street, London. This is Greek food at its best. 

This Greek restaurant is modern, contemporary and serves brilliant quality food in the East End of London.           We ordered the chicken by the Kilo which was served with salad and dips.  One street of Petticoat lane market is here too so if you want to shop and peruse then this is your […]

April 15

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

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

April 14

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

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

April 14

Indulge in an evening meal at The Petersham Hotel, Richmond upon Thames 

You can combine your overnight stay at The Petersham with evening dinner. Sample delights such as a crab lasagne starter and apricot soufflé dessert. Try the beef or salmon for main!          

April 12

Order steamed haddock for breakfast at The Petersham Hotel, Richmond upon Thames

There are plenty of other choices too but the steamed haddock caught our eye. Grapefruit juice, steamed haddock – perfect!     The Petersham Hotel provides an excellent breakfast for its guests.    

April 12

Explore your room at The Petersham Hotel, Richmond upon Thames and have tea on the balcony

Once you have taken in the view from your room you are then free to explore and make a cup of tea to have on the balcony. The Petersham Hotel feels like a magical place.             

April 11

Join a Chilli & Tequila Masterclass at Barrio Soho, Central London

On Monday 25th April 2016, Barrio Soho is joining forces with Herradura Tequila, for a wonderfully hot and spicy chilli and tequila-tasting event. At this fiery master class, spice loving tequila aficionados will have the chance to learn how the unique flavours of this popular Mexican tipple can be matched and contrasted with varying degrees of […]

April 08

Interview with comedian Angela Barnes

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

March 31

Welsh rarebit at St Johns restaurant, Farringdon

This fanous restaurant in London’s Farringdon founded by Fergus Henderson serves a wide range of top quality bar snacks in their bar area. This Welsh rarebit was superb – accompanied with a glass of Beaujolsis.      

March 31

Have a Burrito and Cocktail at Benito’s Hat, London

One  Grab a quick bite at lunch time. We dined at Benito’s Hat around 1.00 at their Farringdon branch and it was popular with London workers grabbing their lunch. The service is quick, fun and friendly.    Two  Marvel at the range of fresh of ingredients on offer. Once you have got to the front […]

March 31

Dance on the 28th floor of the Hilton on London’s Park Lane and try out the new La Nuit Bar Menu

One  Take the lift up to the 28 th floor of the Hilton on Park Lane. The height alone makes it seem that you are on the way to somewhere special.  Two  Eye up the Michelin starred Galvin at Windows restaurant and make your way to the bar area.  You could reserve  a window seat […]

March 23

Listen acoustically at Traders Vic Polynesian restaurant at London’s Hilton, Park Lane

London’s first Polynesian inspired restaurant and bar, Trader Vic’s, located at London Hilton on Park Lane, will be hosting a series of exclusive acoustic nights in 2016.   Trader Vic’s ‘Lei’d Back Sessions’ will showcase new, rising talent once a month, with the next ‘Lei’d Back’ gig on the 7th April with Loretta Heywood, a soulful […]

March 22

5 things enjoys afternoon tea at Pennyhill Park Hotel, Surrey

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

March 18

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

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

March 17

Rum and Chocolate Easter Tasting at Barrio Soho

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

March 16

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

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