Tag Archives: London

February 14

Interview with Doc Martin actress Caroline Catz who is about to perform in Curtains at the Rose Theatre Kingston upon Thames

  5 things to do today is very grateful to Caroline Catz for taking time out of her busy rehearsal schedule for this interview. Caroline plays Susan in the poignant family drama Curtains at the Rose Theatre from Thursday 22 February to Saturday 17 March. Book Now Have you performed at the Rose Theatre before? Do […]

February 10

Travel direct to Amsterdam from London on the Eurostar from April

Eurostar announces the launch of its new London-Amsterdam service on 4 April 2018# Major commitment to the future of international high speed rail UK to The Netherlands by Eurostar in just three hours with journey time of 3hr41 (London-Amsterdam) and 3hr01 (London- Rotterdam) Tickets from £35 one-way on sale from 20 February when the inaugural […]

February 07

Buy tickets for the Royal Windsor Horse Show (9 -13 May 2018)

Tickets for Royal Windsor Horse Show, which celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2018, will be going on sale at 11am GMT on Tuesday 5 December. The Show takes place from 9 – 13 May 2018 in the private grounds of Windsor Castle and is a five-day celebration of horses and equestrian sport, with entertainment for […]

February 01

25 Best Things To Do In London

Attracting 27 million visitors every year, London is the most visited city in Europe. It’s no surprise that London is top of so many people’s travel plans: the city was founded by the Romans and has thrived over the centuries. Today, London is one of the most diverse cities in the world, with a rich […]

January 31

5 Things to Do in Muswell Hill

Forget Shoreditch or Camden – Muswell Hill Has It All Muswell Hill is often compared with its more famous neighbours. But at last, the community is gaining a reputation in its own right. Ask anyone in the know, and they will tell you that Muswell Hill is one of the smartest places to look for […]

January 25

On the trail of British women who changed the world

In March, London’s Southbank Centre hosts its annual Women of the World festival, celebrating the achievements of women around the world. But it’s not the only place with the WOW factor. Here are nine destinations showcasing the highlights and heritage of influential British women. 1. J.K. Rowling Visitors to Edinburgh can experience Potter magic through some […]

January 25

Visit the new Boxing Gym At Selfridges (Thu 1st Feb – Wed 28th Feb)

Boxing & fitness brand BXR is opening a pop-up boxing gym at Selfridges. The pop-up will be offering classes, personal training and more with BXR branded activewear, jewellery and art also on sale at the Selfridges Corner Shop. www.bxrlondon.com

January 25

Six places to sample Britain’s best cheeses – Please comment if you have visited any of these places?

Did you know Britain produces over 700 varieties of cheese? And that 14 of those have a protected status of origin? That’s why British cheeses will be celebrated at the Big Cheese Festival at Brighton Racecourse this coming March. From smooth bries to vintage cheddars, the nation’s cheeses are as diverse as the regions they come from. […]

January 25

Learn about Meghan Markle’s British wedding dress

On the arm of beloved royal bachelor Prince Harry, Meghan Markle has dazzled us with her elegant dress sense. And now the countdown to the royal wedding has begun, thoughts are turning to that most important question – what will Meghan wear? She’ll have the eyes of the world on her when she walks down […]

January 25

Have you had coffee in one of these places? Britain’s best coffee houses – the new British brew

Brits may be stereotyped as avid tea drinkers, but it hasn’t stopped a growing coffee culture brewing across the nation. With award-winning roasters and World Barista Champions, an emphasis on ethically sourced, independently roasted and perfectly brewed flavours, plus “third wave” coffee tastes from Aeropress to cold-drip methods, it’s clear there’s more to Britain’s caffeine […]

January 25

The story of a royal romance

Love is very much in the air in Britain, with Valentine’s Day almost upon us and the upcoming nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. A few chapters ahead in their own love story, next week also marks the royal visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Sweden and Norway. We mark their […]

January 22

Enjoy a Doughnut at Camden Market to celebrate Australia Day

Crosstown Doughnuts in Camden Market launch Australia Day special Available from 26th – 27th January, whilst stocks last… Camden Market’s Crosstown Doughnuts are celebrating Australia Day with the launch of two limited-edition doughnuts based on Aussie chocolate bar favourite, Tim Tams, and the traditional Lamington cake from Down Under. The Tim Tam doughnut is a chocolate […]

January 21

We interview sensational busker Lydia Gerrard – you may have seen Lydia perform at London’s Waterloo Station

We were so impressed with Lydia Gerrard after seeing her busk at Waterloo Station that we couldn’t wait to ask her a few questions! When did you first start performing. Was it at a young age? I started ‘performing’ when I was in nursery – I was always forcing my parents to watch my made-up […]

January 21

This week is National Breakfast Week – try a few of these or go for all seven!

Next week is National Breakfast week (22nd – 28th January) and since everyone knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, here is a selection of the most fabulous breakfasts in town!   MONDAY: Monday is the day of good intentions so grab a spot in the window at Ask For Janice, under the […]

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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 

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

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

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 […]

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