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February 2014 Archive

Thyme and Lemon: Delivering a taste of Madrid in the heart of Islington

It’s all about the gentrified Sunday roast lunches at The Commercial, Herne Hill

La Petite Provence at The Folly: A little gallic summer delight in the heart of the City

Finding a hangover cure at the Jam Tree Chelsea

A Thai masterclass delivered with panache at Food at 52

Panda by Otto Schade

Street Art in London: Top 27 Artists

PAUL showing us L’Art de Vivre with their faultless afternoon tea offering

Night Tales: Keeping Hackney firmly hip and happening

José Pizarro shines in the playground of the bankers at Broadgate Circle

Bet on a surefire winner at The Fellow of King’s Cross

Vive le Hambuges as long as they are made by Big Fernand

Six Storeys on Soho: Refined elegance from the first floor to the loft

El Pirata of Mayfair: they just don’t make restaurants like this anymore

A Brixton behemoth is reborn with Hope and Anchor

Herman ze German, Fitzrovia: ja, das ist wunderbar!

The Holy Birds in Spitalfields: A poultry restaurant fit for the President of the United States

Trinity Arms: A traditional local pub you can rely on for Brixtonians

35 New Cavendish: Get the luxury of a private member’s club without the exorbitant prices

The Prince Albert: Impressing diners and drinkers since 1866

Two Ruba: Cocktails that blossom at Tower Bridge

Northbank, St Pauls: Bringing sustainability and seasonality to the fore

It’s more than a laundry for Hackney hipsters at Wringer and Mangle in London Fields

Sumptuous views and succulent steaks at Butlers Wharf Chop House

Forget shaken or stirred, have your cocktail set on fire at The Alchemist

Enjoy a refined Thai culinary experience at Patara, Hampstead

Bottomless Pizza, Pimm’s and Prosecco and Ealing Park Tavern

Is Cinnamon Bazaar the spice of life Covent Garden has been waiting for?

Made of Dough: A new rising star on the London street food scene

Cha Cha Moon – Noodles to nourish your soul at Kingly Court, Carnaby Street

Simpson’s in the Strand: a powerhouse that has stood the test of time

The King of Ramen hits St James’s

Where else would Romeo’s Sugar Free Bakery be apart from trendy Upper Street, Islington

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Top talent to watch out for in London for 2015

A social dining experience at Popdown by Cuisson, Borough Market

Boondocks: Taste one of the best American brunches on this side of the pond

Seafood lovers rejoice at the poke bar, Black Roe in Mayfair

Inn the Park: An oasis of calm in the centre of town

Experience ultimate liberation at The Bunyadi

Serving up Anglo-American winners at the Loft, Wimbledon

It’s party time at Belgo Holborn with mussels and Belgian beer

Savour classic French dishes from Raymond Blanc at Brasserie Blanc Southbank

TPH of Chelsea: It’s a new direction for renowned chef Yogesh Datta

Burger Shack and Bar: Serving up popular British classics in Wimbledon Village

LASSCO Bar & Dining: a quirky imbibe and dine experience in close proximity to Maltby Street

There is no stopping the all-conquering Saiphin Moore at her latest restaurant, Rosa’s Thai Cafe in Victoria

Dalloway Terrace: Refined afternoon tea to savour in the heart of Bloomsbury

Achingly hip pizzas from the Elliott Brothers at Pizza Pilgrims Soho

Welcome to 24 hour London at VQ Bloomsbury

Wine and dine in atypical style at the Lyan Cellars pop-up

Live life to the fullest at High Timber, St Paul’s

Altitude London View

Surf and Turf to London’s best panoramic views

Sarona – a modern restaurant breaking down Middle Eastern stereotypes

Pan-Asian food lovers still flocking to the plush Buddha Bar in Knightsbridge

Parliament Hill

Get your daily dose of Chicken from WingsEggs

Feast on the best of world food at Kerb, Camden

Tombo: Come to Soho’s first authentic Poké and Matcha Bar

Dinner Time Story: Redefining the dining experience one pixel at a time

White is the colour this festive season at Southbank Centre’s Winter Festival

Smoke and Salt: the perfect partners in crime at this Islington pop-up

Golden Dragon at Bang Bang Oriental sets the standard for high-quality Cantonese cuisine

Chocolate cupcakes from Primrose bakery

Best Bakeries in London to Indulge Your Sweet Tooth

Expect service fit for royalty at Lanes of London, Marble Arch

Balans Soho Society: A fitting tribute to the late Prady Balan

40 Dean Street: serving the Soho community with classic homemade Italian dishes

A time for celebrations at London Shell Co, Paddington

Pilpel: a falafel and houmous specialist with fire in their spirits

The Victorian Bath House, Bishopsgate: A hidden gem in every way

It’s back to black at Pizzicotto, High Street Kensington

Discover the real origins of the gourmet sandwich at Cafe Mish in Mayfair

Cocktails at Eaton Square

Eaton Square Restaurant and Cocktail Bar- Flavours of the Mediterranean in the heart of Belgravia

Experience the circle of life at GONG at Shangri-La Hotel

Fine dining in a family friendly environment at Chriskitch Hoxton

Experience the exquisite taste of Peru at Seor Ceviche, Soho

It’s a neontastic wonderland at God’s Own Junkyard, Walthamstow

More than just noodles at Sasuke Ramen, Southbank

Escape the shopping madness of Knightsbridge at The Egerton House Hotel drawing room

Romance is in the air at Le Garrick Covent Garden

Food for thought at Jenius Social, Islington

A masterclass in perfection at Gaucho Hampstead

The unstoppable gin revival continues courtesy of Graphic bar

Time to go back to the future at Kojawan

Rooftop film Club: Enjoy cinematic classics on top of the Bussey Building, Peckham

Surf n Turf with Jimmy’s Pop-up in Clapham via Tabl

Deceptively simple Italian classics on offer at Osteria 60, Kensington

Get inspired to cook at The Avenue Cookery School in Wandsworth

Resistance is futile at the London Wonderground, Southbank

Variety is the spice of life at Roof East, Stratford

Introducing the delights of Pugliese cuisine to the residents of Snaresbrook at Bombetta

Italian dining at Bocconcino: Mayfair settings without the attitude

Haché Shoreditch: Gourmet Burgers with Global Garnishes

Islingtonites rejoice at the wonderful all day menu at Fig & Olive

Celebrate the culinary delights of the Mediterranean and South America at Monmouth Kitchen in Covent Garden

Exploring the varied flavours of Indian history at Grand Trunk Road, South Woodford

French flair aplenty at The Balcon, London

A new culinary institution is born at Hatchetts, Mayfair

Chi Kitchen: Jack of all trades, master of all

Aviary: There is no holding back this Phoenix at Finsbury Square

Putting the hip into Hackney at La Terraza, Number 90 Bar & Kitchen

Fall in love with the breadbasket of Italy at Gotto Trattoria

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thinking bob : Taking social events off-line and back into the real world

Party like there’s no tomorrow at The 90s Brunch

An oasis of calm at Muriel’s Kitchen in Soho

Immerse yourself into the world of The Grift and The Town Hall Hotel

Mary Ward Centre Adult Education College

5 Interesting Courses in London

Talli Joe: The standard-bearer for modern Indian cuisine

Learn to cook like a Valencian at London Paella School

Pavilion wines starts the foodie quarter revolution in Sloane Square

Relive the nostalgia of old Hong Kong at Cha Chaan Teng in Holborn

Ethical dining with wild foraged seasonal produce at Shanes on Canalside, Hackney Wick

Inamo: Technology still reigns supreme at their new Covent Garden branch

Get hook’d on new school fish and chips at Camden Town

Hearty home comforts at Mustard, Shepherd’s Bush

Discover a Little Bat out of heaven at Islington

Liberty London: Beautiful British Fashion and Modern Design

It is all about the pizza, pies and cider at the Stable Whitechapel

Experience magic and sparkle this Christmas at Nordic Yulefest

Sumptuous steaks to salivate over at Smith and Wollensky, Strand

House of Godo: an authentic Italian takeaway experience

It is back to basics at Rök smokehouse, Shoreditch

Pepper Tree Big Breakfast

Thai Food in London – Clapham Common

Tibits Vegetarian Restaurant

Sumptuous Vegetarian Restaurant in London in Regents Street

Flavour Garden: a healthy sanctuary for time-conscious city workers in Tower Hill

It is all about the ingredients at Sushi and Robata, High Street Kensington

Pornstars, mood lighting and Dolly Parton. Welcome to Rocket Holborn.

The interior of Uncorked

Best Wine Shops in London for Tastings

Salivate at the sight of Mussel Men’s seafood selections

Life is a cabaret at Circus, Covent Garden

Paladar: Bringing a ray of latino exuberance to Elephant and Castle

Long bar at the Sanderson, Fitzrovia: a designer bar for the fashionista crowd in London

Drake and Morgan delivers once again at The Refinery, Bankside

The Pagination, Canary Wharf: Cosy nights await at this slick, modern bar

Zuma: A restaurant that truly stands the test of time

The Alfred Tennyson: refined yet relaxed dining in upscale Belgravia

Sushi Shop: The French show us how it should be done in their conveniently located Marylebone branch

It’s a classy culinary encounter at Galley, Islington

Variety is the spice of life at Mister Lasagna in Soho

A wine pairing paradise awaits at Les 110 de Taillevent London

Get the Carnevale di Venezia experience at Columbia restaurant at Docklands Riverside

Avant-garde Indian cuisine in the futuristic looking Crossrail Place, Canary Wharf

Small plates of Turkish delights at Oklava, Shoreditch

Vicino: the trattoria serving honest, unpretentious and genuine Italian cooking

HIPCHIPS: Are you trendy enough for these delectable crisps in Soho?

Gluten-free diners rejoice at the tremendous options available at Niche, Islington

Leman Street Tavern: Another quality-assured offering from the Geronimo Inns

No daylight robbery at Heist Bank, Paddington

The Greek Larder: Food from the Godfather of Greek cuisine in London

Diciannove: Mixing business with pleasure Italian style at Blackfriars

Radio Days Fashion Shop

Radio Days: Strike Vintage Gold in Waterloo

Enjoy a carefree and alternative brunch at KuPP, Paddington Basin

Le Garrick celebrates the Vive La France spirit with their revamped decor and menu

Get the Caribbean vibe at Rum Kitchen, Brixton

Aerial Hoop Acrobat

Move back in time at The Medieval Banquet

Manitoba Tigella Kitchen Bar: bringing an ancient Italian recipe back to life

Blades at Hush: Where steak, lobster and whiskies reign supreme

Ma’Plucker: 3-way chicken that impresses the West End crowds

The Localist, Farringdon: A neighbourhood restaurant fit for any community

The Refinery CityPoint: Where customer service is king

Accept no substitutes, when you can get the real deal at Mestizo, Euston

Exotic flavours in abundance at Caraway Lounge, Romford

Shining a spotlight on Chinese regional cuisine at Chinese Cricket Club, Blackfriars

Redefining our perception of Caribbean cuisine at Cottons, Notting Hill

Dinner at the Twits: the most gloriously gruesome immersive dining experience you will ever experience

Lima Floral: A Peruvian gastronomic masterclass from Robert Ortiz

Polo Bar: the 24/7 Great British cafe in Liverpool Street

Burn off your calories and enjoy delectable delights at Bounce Shoreditch

Travel the world from the comfort of Foley’s dining room in Fitzrovia

Exercise your democratic rights at Zia Lucia, Holloway Road

Explore exclusive wines at 1901 Wine Lounge at Andaz London Liverpool Street

A gastronomic Chinese odyssey with Andrew Wong

Serving deliciously different meat-free cuisine at Ethos, Fitzrovia

Relish the charms of Clapham at No32 The Old Town

Sixty One Kitchen Chefs

Relax, Enjoy and Unwind in Modern British Neighbourhood Restaurant Sixty One

Potent flavours collide at P.F Chang’s Asian Table, Covent Garden

Experience a taste of Spain at Camino Bankside

Italian cuisine with soul at L’Anima, Liverpool Street

The Piano Works: Sing us a song you’re the piano man

Gaylord: over 50 years of excellence serving Indian cuisine in the West End

A synergistic success for Carluccio’s at Marriott Regents Park

Gino D’Acampo My Restaurant: An Italian affair with Gino at Euston station

Escape the crowds of Oxford Street with a discreet dining experience at Hunter 486

Brace yourself for a visual feast at 100 Kensington at The Exhibitionist Hotel

Experience Sunday brunches with a difference at Cinnamon Soho

108 Brasserie: When you need good, simple and honest food

The Poke phenomenon is showing no signs of abating with the launch of Honi Poke in Soho

Omar Allibhoy’s Tapas Revolution brings accessible Spanish cuisine to Shoreditch

Admire the steam punk beauty of Flora Indica in Earl’s Court

Fulfill your diva dreams at Lucky Voice Soho

Live At Zedel: Cocktails, lights and action in the heart of Soho

DSTRKT London: More than just a world-famous nightclub in the West End

Shoryu: The King of Ramen extends into Covent Garden

Donostia Social Club brings restaurant quality food to The King & Co in Clapham

Tsunami – Delivering refined Japanese excellence to Clapham’s cognoscenti

A picture perfect dining experience at Sake no Hana, Mayfair

Simple, decent and honest food at Brother Marcus, Balham

Experience a Perfect Day at Sticks ‘n’ Sushi Victoria

Princess of Wales - Primrose Hill

The Princess of Wales Pub: Pride of Primrose Hill That Even Banksy Can’t Resist!

A smorgasbord of meatilicious delights at Bodean’s BBQ Covent Garden

No.29 Power Station West: The cool hangout of choice in the future at Battersea

Latino flair is alive and kicking at Asia de Cuba, Covent Garden

A winning gold medal for the pop-up, Rio Boteco in Hackney

The flames of creativity are burning bright at Ember, Monument

Serenading singers and liquid libation abound at Archer Street, Soho

Meat and Shake: Sublimed grilled meats and dreamy milkshakes for all Londoners

Feel the East London vibe at Behind This Wall, Hackney

Shuang Shuang: High-concept hot-pot restaurant in the heart of Chinatown

Your hunt for the perfect bottomless Sunday roast should end at OXBO Bankside

Main entrance of Boulestin

Boulestin Restaurant: French Dining in the Heart of Piccadilly

A delectably different dining & drinking experience at Dans Le Noir

The Square Pig: a traditional English pub with a refreshed modern-day menu

Comfort food that will melt your heart at The Phoenix

A culinary journey across the world at Brasserie Blanc, Southbank

28-50 Maddox Street: For those moments, when only Champagne will do for lunch

It’s a jungle out at Backyard Cinema’s Lost World at Borough

Plate restaurant at M By Montcalm: bringing classical greatness to tech-savvy Shoreditch

Fashionable May Fair Kitchen has the exquisite choices to please the most demanding of diners

Eco, a Clapham institution that has been serving classic Italian dishes for over 20 years

Celebrating femininity and fine dining at An Evening of Meat at The Vaults, Waterloo

Pont St: Top female chefs like Sophie Michell needs your support

Speed and substance on offer at Forge, Bank

Quality wine is the remedy to cure all ills

It’s a dim sum surprise at Fu Manchu, Clapham North

Titu, Mayfair: Is this the smallest restaurant in London?

Catch the best sporting action at Frankie’s Sports Bar & Grill in Fulham

Arlo’s: Offering simplicity and substance for steak-lovers in Balham

The Victor Garvey empire grows from strength to strength with their latest addition, Rambla

Records in Phonica

London’s Best Record Shops

Enjoy a bouncy night out at Ballie Ballerson, Stoke Newington

Amici Miei: a neighbourhood Italian restaurant we would all love to see on our high street

Bluebird: the iconic Chelsea venue is flying high again

Indigo restaurant: Where using the finest seasonal ingredients means more than advertising jargon

The bar is raised high for fine dining Indian cuisine at Darbaar, Liverpool Street

Flying the flag for British cuisine at The Well, Clerkenwell

Sunday night blues never felt so wonderful at Oslo, Hackney

Absolutely Starving in London Bridge – Serving locals and tourists alike for more than 30 years

Love is in the air at Island Grill, Lancaster London hotel

Galvin HOP: Redefining the pub experience at Liverpool Street

Treat yourself to a Winemaker’s dinner at Ristorante Frescobaldi

A Japanese drinking den that is a cut above the rest at Kiri, Mayfair

The Athenian: From a small street food venture to building an empire

Ichiryu is the Ichiban choice for udon lovers in London

Enjoy the Fabulous Adventures of 698B via Tabl

Cocotte, Hoxton – A healthy rotisserie for the trendy east Londoners

Shake Shack: Shaking up the burger scene on New Oxford Street

A Japanese omakase feast for all raw fish lovers at Kikuchi, Tottenham Court Road

It is time for Bloody Marys and board games at the Natural Philosopher at Hackney

Zia Lucia: A new neighbourhood pizzeria for the upscale residents of Brook Green

Eneko’s star is shining brightly at One Aldwych Hotel

Sharing the flavours of the Levantine at Ceru in South Kensington

A journey to discover the best of British at the Betjeman Arms

It’s time for a steak out at Smithfield Market

Wünderlust at the Big Red: You insatiable appetite will be satisfied by this double-decker

Trade Union, Wapping: the pioneering model for new businesses

Judy Joo’s Jinjuu is a jubilant joy

Minnow: One to watch in the giant Clapham pond

Santa Maria Fitzrovia delivers authentic Neapolitan pizza to the London cognoscenti

Westminster Kitchen: Another success story from restauranter Ibrahim Dogus

Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese sign

Top 15 Oldest Pubs in London: Soak Up Some History

Lazeez Lebanese Tapas: Bringing downtown Beirut to the heart of the West End

A showcase of Finnish innovation at The Harcourt, Marylebone

Adam Handling: From Masterchef to The Frog

Kurobuta Marble Arch delivers top-notch Japanese sharing plates in a bustling environment

The mischievously charming Encant will tantalise your taste buds

Divas and dining at TWID, Battersea

Lancaster London’s ARTea Afternoon Tea: A masterpiece for all food lovers

Smart casual dining delivered effortlessly at Town House at The Kensington

Patience is a virtue at the Savannah restaurant, Euston

Alexandrie: Fine dining Egyptian style in the heart of Kensington

Boris Bikes

Getting Around London: 7 Alternative Ways to Get Around Town

Appearances can be deceiving at Aquum, Clapham

Benito’s Hat: Riding the Mexican wave of success

Drink life to the lees at the Alfred Tennyson

Flavours of the Amalfi coast delivered to your plate at QP LDN, Mayfair

Come fly with me at Butchies, Shoreditch

Building a sense of community at Neighbourhood, Stratford

Historical grade-II listed gastronomic bar & restaurant London

Discover the art of grilling at Omnino Steakhouse in Aldgate

Sozai Cookery School: Be a master chef of Japanese cuisine

The Painted Heron: The best value Indian restaurant in Chelsea

Kanada-Ya: Battle of the ramen bars on Panton Street in the West End

Prepare for an antipodean invasion at Ben’s Canteen, Battersea

Team-bonding is the name of the game at Swingers, the City of London

Your detox regime starts right here at Maple and Fitz

Be bowled over by the gregarious British hospitality and fine American cuisine at All Star Lanes Bayswater

Theatrics guaranteed at the fabulous Vaulty Towers, Waterloo

The Prince Alfred: A gastropub fit for royalty

Live music sessions on top of the world at Sky Garden

Authenticity is the key at the Japanese restaurant Engawa in Piccadilly

A mouthwatering Japanese menu for the discerning at Sakagura, Mayfair

Choice and variety are in abundance at Pasta Remoli, Finsbury Park

From Jamaica to Dalston, savour authentic jerk cuisine via Rudie’s

There are only winners at the Heliot Steak House in Leicester Square

Brew Cafe Putney

Fire up the BBQ with some Antipodean-style dining in Putney’s Brew Cafe

Hearty options await at No 11 Pimlico Road, Victoria

St Luke’s kitchen at Library: A genuine hidden gem in the heart of theatreland

Journey into the Amazon with Pisqu’s head chef, William Ortiz

Experience the Mediterranean at the Life Goddess, greek experimental divine

Fall in love with Japanese cuisine at Murakami, Covent Garden

Sail away into the sunset with a Thames dinner cruise with Citycruises

Transporting you to a winter wonderland at the Montague Ski Lodge

Medieval Banquet jester

Top Things To Do Along Thames Riverside

A Sunday roast fit for royalty at the The Marquis Cornwallis, Bloomsbury

The Elgin: An iconic institution revitalised in the heart of Ladbroke Grove

The very best of all-day dining in the heart of Camden at Atrium Kitchen

Revisiting an old Chinese classic at Royal China Queensway

Mint Leaf: Championing fine dining for Indian cuisine lovers

You will be crazy to miss Junkyard golf in Brick Lane

Designer surroundings and an informal brunch menu at No197 Chiswick Fire Station

Homemade tapas dishes expertly executed at Cigala, Bloomsbury

The Petite Corée: the little neighbourhood bistro with a big heart

Traditionalist are well catered for at London Steakhouse Co. in the City

Back to basics with convivial pub vibes at The Lord Palmerston

Mei Mei’s street cart delivers cool Chinese comfort food at The Prince, Wood Green

Troia: an all-encompassing Mediterranean and Middle Eastern restaurant in Waterloo

Enjoy the stripped back elegance of the tasting menu at Anglo, Farringdon

You always get a hearty welcome at Yumi Izayaka on Shaftesbury Avenue

Discover the whisky for you with 101 choices at the Gallery, West Hampstead

Pan-Asian delights await your visit at Nirvana Kitchen, Marylebone

10 Ways to Spice Up your 2015 Valentine’s Day in London

Visit Bridget Jones’ local at The Globe Tavern, Borough Market

Enjoy the vintage glamour of The Alice House in Queen’s Park

Veneta in St James’s: Another jewel in the Salt Yard group empire

Take a tour to the Tuscan countryside at Enoteca Pomaio, Brick Lane

Vegetarians and egg-lovers rejoice at Cafe Loren in Camden

The Pepper Tree: Is Thai food the best hangover cure around?

Souk Medina: Bringing the magic of Marrakesh to Covent Garden

Fantastic Handyman

Fantastic handyman: when you need a real man around the house

Old school charms on offer at Gatti’s Italian restaurant in Moorgate

Thai Silk in Waterloo: All the Thai classics you want and more

Working with local suppliers at Borough Market is the key to Arthur Hooper’s success

Take a journey along the Silk Road with Samarkand in Fitzrovia

Gyoza Bar in Covent Garden: assured and speedy service ideal for theatre-goers

Frog exhibit in the Grant Museum of Zoology

Best Hidden Museums in London: Try these less known favourites

Expect a classy gastropub experience at Drunch, Regents Park

Wine, dine and recline your seats at the luxury film club at Brasserie Max

Hankies: Accessible, aromatic Indian cuisine from Anirudh Arora at The Montcalm, Marble Arch

Cielo Blanco: The modern face of Mexican Street food at Exmouth Market

Life’s a beach at the Montague on the Gardens hotel

Opso: It’s no Greek tragedy on Paddington Street, Marylebone

Enjoy the thrills and spills of live sporting action at Greenwood, Victoria

Primavera: A sparkling gem on a quiet stretch of New King’s Road

Blind Spot: Hitting the spot for imbibing enthusiast in a hidden speakeasy in Covent Garden

The Trading house: An imbibing institution for the most demanding of drinkers at St. Pauls

Rigo: Fine dining in a neighbourhood restaurant in Parsons Green

Southern French comfort cooking at Sardine, Old Street

It is time to savour One Canada Square’s bottomless after dark menu

Chotte Matte – Putting sexy back into vegetarian dining

Sushi in the City: your gateway into a private member’s paradise

Revealing the secrets of the immersive theatrical experience Maman Le Mot

Trader Vic’s: the original fusion restaurant that was ahead of its time

Tootoomoo Islington: a bottomless brunch offering with variety and vitality

Marquis of Wellington: London’s very first street food pub on the famous Bermondsey Beer Mile

It’s Chicken Vs Chicken at On the Dak, Covent Garden

The Crown Tavern: Traditional British pubs still the choice for imbibers at Clerkenwell

Pasta is always the answer at Fat Tony’s, Marylebone

The trains on top of Village Underground

Best London Art Galleries

Feel the spirit of summer with the imbibing masterclasses at Bourne and Hollingsworth Buildings

A gourmet menu awaits at Duke of Clarence, South Kensington

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Hardy's Original Sweet Shop in London

Hardy's Original Sweet Shop is the kind of place you dream of as a kid; dark wood walls lined with shelves which almost buckle with sweet-filled jars.

22 Feb 2014 | 7 Comments
Pop Boutique

Pop Boutique: Mod Essentials in Covent Garden

They say the past is a foreign country. And to a Londoner, that means it’s eternally sun-dappled, which explains the mood lift you get on entering and seeing the multi-coloured mish-mash of spanking vintage goods on offer in the world of Pop.

22 Feb 2014 | 15 Comments
Castle Canoe Club

Castle Canoe Club: Water Workout in East London

Kayaking is a great workout challenge and a fun way to soak up the rare London sun. We recently found the perfect place to pick up a paddle - right in the heart of East London. The Castle Canoe Club is a canoe/kayak club based at the West Reservoir Centre, a tranquil body of water just off Green Lanes, Stoke Newington.

22 Feb 2014 | 2 Comments

Old Salt Quay: Roast and Barbecues on the Waterfront

If you've ever taken a trip down stream with the Thames Clippers river boat service you may have noticed a large circular pub as you wind round towards the Isle of Dogs. This pub is now named The Old Salt Quay.

21 Feb 2014 | 1 Comment

Friskis & Svettis: Swedish Fitness With a Smile

When you walk out of your first Friskis experience you're not sure what is hurting more, your aching body or your cheeks. This is a fitness class that provides a full-body workout which even includes your Zygomaticus (smiling) muscle!

21 Feb 2014 | 21 Comments

Jack The Clipper in Whitechapel

Associations of being on the end of a switchblade in deepest Whitechapel will always conjure up images of fog-bound Victoriana. But that shouldn’t stop you taking a trip into latter-day Whitechapel (as yet still ungentrified - but they’ll get you my pretty, oh yes) and heading for Jack the Clipper for the shave of your life.

21 Feb 2014 | 7 Comments

Grand Union Bar, Wandsworth

The Grand Union in Wandsworth has a fabulous beer garden, sitting somewhere between a boozy playground and a Thai beach bar, it embodies the joy of afternoon drinking, especially during the summer months.

20 Feb 2014 | 1 Comment

Mother’s Day London 2014: Eat, Treat, Walk, Tour, and Relax

Mother’s Day is looming closer. The 30th March is a day to show gratitude to your mother for all her love and support.

16 Feb 2014 | 0 Comments

St Patrick’s Day in London 2014: Drink and Party the Irish Way

It is nearly that time of year again. The 17th March - the day the inhabitants of the Emerald Isle, those with Celtic blood, and just about everybody else, celebrates St Patrick's Day in London.

14 Feb 2014 | 1 Comment

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