Tag Archives: UK

February 20

Visit the University town of St Andrews: Kohler Waters Spa at the Old Course Hotel Reopens Following Multi-Million Renovation

Kohler Waters Spa at the Old Course Hotel in St Andrews has reopened following an extensive multi-million refurbishment. Opening up to the public for the first time as the only Kohler Waters Spa outside the USA, it offers a luxury spa retreat in the heart of Scotland with a focus on hydrotherapy and organic treatments. The […]

February 20

Follow in the Footsteps of Beatrix Potter at Storrs Hall

Perched on the picturesque shoreline of Lake Windermere, a visit to charming Grade II listed mansion Storrs Hall is like stepping into a storybook. Children and adults alike can follow in the footsteps of Beatrix Potter at Storrs Hall, and explore the unspoilt tranquillity and natural beauty that inspired her beloved stories. From March 2018 […]

February 20

Win a luxury Limo for the day with Wilcox Limousines

DO YOU DESERVE TO BE TREATED LIKE ROYALTY OR KNOW A DESERVING PERSON? Lend Us Your Limo Competition – We’re giving away a luxury Jaguar Limousine & a chauffeur for the day to several winners throughout 2018. This is to celebrate our 70th Anniversary here at Wilcox Limousines head office. All you have to do is […]

February 20

Spend 48 Hours in… Suffolk

From cultural urban treats to rural delights, the county of Suffolk in eastern England is the perfect place to venture for a weekend. Here are some ideas for a short break in the Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich areas. DAY ONE: BURY ST EDMUNDS TIME TO CHECK IN: The Angel Hotel is a boutique property in […]

February 15

Interview with rising star comedienne Lauren Pattison

Thank you so much to Lauren Pattison for this detailed interview. Lauren has just finished a sell-out run at The Soho Theatre, London with her Lady Muck show. Lauren Pattison Can you remember the first time you made someone laugh? I can’t even remember what I had for breakfast yesterday. I imagine it was when I […]

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 02

5 things to do in the Cotswolds this Weekend

The weekend is fast approaching and for those still deciding how to spend their Friday through to Sunday, we pick 5 of the best ways to spend your weekend in the Cotswolds 1. Armonico Consort performance of Biber’s 53-part Salzburg Mass, Malvern Theatres Hear Biber’s 53-part Salzburg Mass in concert at Malvern Theatres on Saturday February […]

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 30

Interview with nine year old Britain’s Got Talent magician Issy Simpson

Issy Simpson was runner-up in Series 11 of Britain’s Got Talent and will be headlining the Blackpool Magician’s Convention on Friday, February 16th What was your first trick? When. I was just 6 years old. My grandfather taught me a trick using a rubber band How long does it take for you to perfect a trick? It […]

January 28

Didn’t Get The Phone You Wanted For Christmas? How To Pick Up Your Dream Mobile In 2018

Mobile phones are a very personal choice, so if you’re disappointed with the device you’ve received for Christmas, find out how to swap it in January. New research conducted by Deloitte suggests that 55% of smartphone owners check their device within the first 15 minutes of waking each day and 21% of 16 to 24–year […]

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

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

Get married at Jimmy’s Farm – Jimmy’s 17th Century barn is now available to host stylish weddings all year round

Nestled in the heart of the Suffolk countryside, Jimmy’s 17th Century barn is now available to host stylish weddings all year round. Against the beautiful backdrop of an old fashioned working farm, there are photo opportunities a plenty as guests can wander through ancient woodland, explore the farm, walk with nature and enjoy incredible food […]

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 […]

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 09

Teach your child to swim with Baby Paddlers Swim School

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

November 30

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

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

November 28

Have lunch at The French Table in Surbiton

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

November 28

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

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

November 16

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

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

November 10

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

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

November 08

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

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

October 29

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

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

October 25

Top five things you must experience in Nottingham city centre

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

October 24

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

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

October 18

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

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

September 27

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

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

September 26

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

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

September 25

Have you ever been surfing in Sri Lanka?

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

September 12

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

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

July 19

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

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

July 05

Relax by the river and enjoy the finest of Argentine steaks at Gaucho – Richmond

Gaucho Richmond Upon Thames  One Order a bottle of the elegant Vina Patricia Malbec wine. This first vintage celebrates Gaucho’s ten years of wine making. Vina Patricia is produced by Gaucho’s own vineyard, Finca La Franca, in Mendoza.  Gaucho purchased the vineyard ten years ago in 2007, and the first release was in 2008. This […]

July 03

Go to the rum festival at the Jam Tree in Clapham, London

The Jam Tree’s Rum Festival  Join us this July at The Jam Tree Clapham as we celebrate the best rums the world has to offer! Indulge in our specially created cocktails, available throughout the month & for the month of July only. We’ll be kicking off the festivities with a special Bottomless Brunch on Saturday 1st July, where guests […]

July 03

Try the tennis ball dessert from Tom’s Kitchen, Canary Wharf (available 3rd-16th July)

Tom’s Kitchen  A delicious summery combination of Strawberry pannacotta, fresh strawberries, Chantilly cream, meringue, and strawberry foam (£10), the dessert provides the perfect foodie celebration of the world’s greatest tennis tournament.

June 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

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 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 13

Morning Gloryville Celebrates Sky High Solstice @The Shard

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

June 13

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

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

June 08

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

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

June 08

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

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

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

June 03

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

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

May 23

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

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

May 17

See Les Dennis as Uncle Foster in The Addams Family Musical

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

May 17

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

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

May 11

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

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

May 11

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

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

May 11

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

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

May 09

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

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

May 08

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

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

May 05

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

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

May 05

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

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

May 05

Book to see Dessert at The Southwark Playhouse by Oliver Cotton

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

May 04

Relive memories by booking to see the Legends Live UK Tour

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

May 04

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

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

May 03

Watch TV in the bath in a luxury London hotel

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

May 03

Have Sexy Brunch at Sexy Fish, Mayfair

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

April 25

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

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

April 12

Interview with Emma Grace Arends – Peppa Pigs first Human Character

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

April 11

Stay at the Brooklands Hotel for afternoon tea and spa

April 09

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

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

March 30

5 things to do at this years Manchester International Festival

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

March 21

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

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

March 15


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


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 10

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

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

March 10

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

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

February 17

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

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

February 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 […]

February 01

Interview with MTV Teen Mum Chloe Patton

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

January 31

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

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

January 29

Join the Kilmarnock Supper Club

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

January 15

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

To celebrate the great late George Michael, we’re throwing a night entirely dedicated to him at Maggie’s. Returning to Maggie’s we’ve got the world’s best George Michael tribute and impersonator, the great Rob Lamberti 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 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

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 10

5 Hen Do Problems: Solved

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

January 10

5 Good Reasons why the Yogi and bare Subscription Box is for you

Subscription boxes appear to be landing on our door mats across the UK and we have found the ideal subscription box for those Yogi’s and natural lifestyle enthusiasts who love nothing more than the high-end, hand-picked products which will suit your yoga lifestyle in and out of the studio. Here are our top 5 reasons […]

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

Buy series 1 and series 2 of The Missing in one complete box set including a behind the scenes feature and picture gallery

FOLLOWING THE huge success of BBC drama The Missing, the hard-hitting series returns with a brand new case and a new all-star cast including Keeley Hawes (Line of Duty) and David Morrissey (The Walking Dead), as the parents of a missing child, Tchéky Karyo (The Patriot), reprises his role as tenacious missing persons detective Julien […]

January 02

Book to see Julie Atherton in January – A musical Review at Live At Zédel

Welcome to January, a time when everyone is colder, fatter and depressed that Christmas is a gruelling 11 months away… So come and wash away those January blues with this brand-spanking new musical revue! Don’t worry about all the food you ate over Christmas, a Dry-January will soon balance out the calories! You’ll get round […]

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 […]

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