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Special Dates in London

Special Dates in London

Love to enjoy special occasions? Find our where to go in London on the novelty and festive dates throughout the year.

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

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

Zuma: A restaurant that truly stands the test of time

The interior of Uncorked

Best Wine Shops in London for Tastings

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

Parliament Hill

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

Frog exhibit in the Grant Museum of Zoology

Best Hidden Museums in London: Try these less known favourites

Oliver B

Top talent to watch out for in London for 2015

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

Time for a quick bite at Soho Wala in the West End –

Expect a classy gastropub experience at Drunch, Regents Park

Exotic flavours in abundance at Caraway Lounge, Romford

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

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

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

Get the Caribbean vibe at Rum Kitchen, Brixton

Westminster Kitchen: Another success story from restauranter Ibrahim Dogus

Lazy Sumday will be your kind of Sunday at Ping Pong, Southbank

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

Chotte Matte – Putting sexy back into vegetarian dining

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

Fall in love with the breadbasket of Italy at Gotto Trattoria

Chocolate cupcakes from Primrose bakery

Best Bakeries in London to Indulge Your Sweet Tooth

Small plates of Turkish delights at Oklava, Shoreditch

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

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

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

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

Pepper Tree Big Breakfast

Thai Food in London – Clapham Common

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

Galvin HOP: Redefining the pub experience at Liverpool Street

Bucket: Enjoy seafood by the bucketful in Notting Hill

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

Historical grade-II listed gastronomic bar & restaurant London

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

Experience a taste of Vietnam at Pho and Bun in Chinatown

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

An oasis of calm at Muriel’s Kitchen in Soho

Diciannove: Mixing business with pleasure Italian style at Blackfriars

Boris Bikes

Getting Around London: 7 Alternative Ways to Get Around Town

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

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

It’s a classy culinary encounter at Galley, Islington

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

Fantastic Handyman

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

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

The Prince Albert: Impressing diners and drinkers since 1866

Vegetarians and egg-lovers rejoice at Cafe Loren in Camden

Your detox regime starts right here at Maple and Fitz

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

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

Transporting you to a winter wonderland at the Montague Ski Lodge

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

Feast on the best of world food at Kerb, Camden

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

Get your daily dose of Chicken from WingsEggs

Ichiryu is the Ichiban choice for udon lovers in London

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

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

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

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

The Prince Alfred: A gastropub fit for royalty

The unstoppable gin revival continues courtesy of Graphic bar

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

Smart casual dining delivered effortlessly at Town House at The Kensington

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

Savour classic French dishes from Raymond Blanc at Brasserie Blanc Southbank

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

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

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

The Refinery CityPoint: Where customer service is king

Sarona – a modern restaurant breaking down Middle Eastern stereotypes

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

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

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

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

No daylight robbery at Heist Bank, Paddington

Patience is a virtue at the Savannah restaurant, Euston

Speed and substance on offer at Forge, Bank

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

It is back to basics at Rök smokehouse, Shoreditch

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

Sixty One Kitchen Chefs

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

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

Eneko’s star is shining brightly at One Aldwych Hotel

Sharing the flavours of the Levantine at Ceru in South Kensington

Experience the Mediterranean at the Life Goddess, greek experimental divine

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

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

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

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

Food for thought at Jenius Social, Islington

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

Tootoomoo Islington: a bottomless brunch offering with variety and vitality

The Belrose: a gastropub to warm your cockles this winter in Belsize Park

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mint Leaf: Championing fine dining for Indian cuisine lovers

A culinary journey across the world at Brasserie Blanc, Southbank

The King of Ramen hits St James’s

Sozai Cookery School: Be a master chef of Japanese cuisine

A Thai masterclass delivered with panache at Food at 52

Panda by Otto Schade

Street Art in London: Top 27 Artists

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

Radio Days Fashion Shop

Radio Days: Strike Vintage Gold in Waterloo

Fulfill your diva dreams at Lucky Voice Soho

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

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

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

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

Sumptuous steaks to salivate over at Smith and Wollensky, Strand

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

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

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

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

Revealing the secrets of the immersive theatrical experience Maman Le Mot

Quality wine is the remedy to cure all ills

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

Brew Cafe Putney

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

Hearty dishes on offer at Rosa’s Seven Dials, Covent Garden

Feel the East London vibe at Behind This Wall, Hackney

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

Life is a cabaret at Circus, Covent Garden

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

A synergistic success for Carluccio’s at Marriott Regents Park

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lima Floral: A Peruvian gastronomic masterclass from Robert Ortiz

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

Niche: No compromise in taste from the restaurant that specialises in gluten-free dining

Revisiting an old Chinese classic at Royal China Queensway

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

A time for celebrations at London Shell Co, Paddington

It’s time for a steak out at Smithfield Market

A gourmet menu awaits at Duke of Clarence, South Kensington

Back to basics with convivial pub vibes at The Lord Palmerston

Experience ultimate liberation at The Bunyadi

Night Tales: Keeping Hackney firmly hip and happening

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

Drake and Morgan delivers once again at The Refinery, Bankside

French flair aplenty at The Balcon, London

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

Serenading singers and liquid libation abound at Archer Street, Soho

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

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

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

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

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

Winter warmers await at the industry leading, Royal China on Baker Street

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

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

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

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

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

Sumptuous views and succulent steaks at Butlers Wharf Chop House

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

Drink life to the lees at the Alfred Tennyson

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

Serving up Anglo-American winners at the Loft, Wimbledon

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

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

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

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

Aerial Hoop Acrobat

Move back in time at The Medieval Banquet

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

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

Cocktails at Eaton Square

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

Finding a hangover cure at the Jam Tree Chelsea

The Alfred Tennyson: refined yet relaxed dining in upscale Belgravia

Minnow: One to watch in the giant Clapham pond

Adam Handling: From Masterchef to The Frog

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

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

Take a journey along the Silk Road with Samarkand in Fitzrovia

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

Flying the flag for British cuisine at The Well, Clerkenwell

Shoryu: The King of Ramen extends into Covent Garden

Liberty London: Beautiful British Fashion and Modern Design

The flames of creativity are burning bright at Ember, Monument

Santa Maria Fitzrovia delivers authentic Neapolitan pizza to the London cognoscenti

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

Salivate at the sight of Mussel Men’s seafood selections

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

Exercise your democratic rights at Zia Lucia, Holloway Road

Experience magic and sparkle this Christmas at Nordic Yulefest

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

Chiringuito: Bringing the Spanish vibes to Bethnal Green

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

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

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

Hearty options await at No 11 Pimlico Road, Victoria

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

A social dining experience at Popdown by Cuisson, Borough Market

Authenticity is the key at the Japanese restaurant Engawa in Piccadilly

A gastronomic Chinese odyssey with Andrew Wong

Simple, decent and honest food at Brother Marcus, Balham

Tibits Vegetarian Restaurant

Sumptuous Vegetarian Restaurant in London in Regents Street

Welcome to 24 hour London at VQ Bloomsbury

Italian cuisine with soul at L’Anima, Liverpool Street

Comfort food that will melt your heart at The Phoenix

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

Southern French comfort cooking at Sardine, Old Street

Fall in love with Japanese cuisine at Murakami, Covent Garden

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

Pasta fans rejoice at the opening of Vapiano Tower Bridge

Immersive dining at its finest at Benihana, Chelsea

Medieval Banquet jester

Top Things To Do Along Thames Riverside

A mouthwatering Japanese menu for the discerning at Sakagura, Mayfair

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

The mischievously charming Encant will tantalise your taste buds

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

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

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

Italian dining at Bocconcino: Mayfair settings without the attitude

Experience a Perfect Day at Sticks ‘n’ Sushi Victoria

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Relish the charms of Clapham at No32 The Old Town

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

Burn off your calories and enjoy delectable delights at Bounce Shoreditch

Divas and dining at TWID, Battersea

Talli Joe: The standard-bearer for modern Indian cuisine

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

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

Enjoy the Fabulous Adventures of 698B via Tabl

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

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

The Painted Heron: The best value Indian restaurant in Chelsea

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

Experience the exquisite taste of Peru at Seor Ceviche, Soho

Princess of Wales - Primrose Hill

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

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

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

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

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

More than just noodles at Sasuke Ramen, Southbank

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

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

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

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

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

Mary Ward Centre Adult Education College

5 Interesting Courses in London

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

Souk Medina: Bringing the magic of Marrakesh to Covent Garden

Achingly hip pizzas from the Elliott Brothers at Pizza Pilgrims Soho

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

Fine dining in a family friendly environment at Chriskitch Hoxton

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

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

The trains on top of Village Underground

Best London Art Galleries

A picture perfect dining experience at Sake no Hana, Mayfair

Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese sign

Top 15 Oldest Pubs in London: Soak Up Some History

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

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

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

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

Two Ruba: Cocktails that blossom at Tower Bridge

You will be crazy to miss Junkyard golf in Brick Lane

Redefining our perception of Caribbean cuisine at Cottons, Notting Hill

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

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

Altitude London View

Surf and Turf to London’s best panoramic views

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

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

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

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

Building a sense of community at Neighbourhood, Stratford

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

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

Records in Phonica

London’s Best Record Shops

Enjoy a refined Thai culinary experience at Patara, Hampstead

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

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

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

Discover the art of grilling at Omnino Steakhouse in Aldgate

Chi Kitchen: Jack of all trades, master of all

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

Welcome to Banquet of Hoshena at Westfield London

House of Godo: an authentic Italian takeaway experience

Main entrance of Boulestin

Boulestin Restaurant: French Dining in the Heart of Piccadilly

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

Resistance is futile at the London Wonderground, Southbank

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

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

Deceptively simple Italian classics on offer at Osteria 60, Kensington

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

Trade Union, Wapping: the pioneering model for new businesses

Tsunami – Delivering refined Japanese excellence to Clapham’s cognoscenti

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

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

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

A new culinary institution is born at Hatchetts, Mayfair

A showcase of Finnish innovation at The Harcourt, Marylebone

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

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

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

Treat yourself to a Winemaker’s dinner at Ristorante Frescobaldi

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

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

Rigo: Fine dining in a neighbourhood restaurant in Parsons Green

A delectably different dining & drinking experience at Dans Le Noir

Variety is the spice of life at Mister Lasagna in Soho

Experience Sunday brunches with a difference at Cinnamon Soho

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

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

Enjoy a bouncy night out at Ballie Ballerson, Stoke Newington

A masterclass in perfection at Gaucho Hampstead

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

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

A Brixton behemoth is reborn with Hope and Anchor

Sunday night blues never felt so wonderful at Oslo, Hackney

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

Variety is the spice of life at Roof East, Stratford

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

Learn to cook like a Valencian at London Paella School

Pavilion wines starts the foodie quarter revolution in Sloane Square

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

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

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

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

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

Hearty home comforts at Mustard, Shepherd’s Bush

Benito’s Hat: Riding the Mexican wave of success

Savouring the joys of Pure Indian Cooking in Fulham

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

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

Alexandrie: Fine dining Egyptian style in the heart of Kensington

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

Enjoy a carefree and alternative brunch at KuPP, Paddington Basin

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

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

Live music sessions on top of the world at Sky Garden

Homemade tapas dishes expertly executed at Cigala, Bloomsbury

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

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

Discover a Little Bat out of heaven at Islington

Get inspired to cook at The Avenue Cookery School in Wandsworth

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

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

Haché Shoreditch: Gourmet Burgers with Global Garnishes

A wine pairing paradise awaits at Les 110 de Taillevent London

Romance is in the air at Le Garrick Covent Garden

Judy Joo’s Jinjuu is a jubilant joy

Come fly with me at Butchies, Shoreditch

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

Appearances can be deceiving at Aquum, Clapham

Experience a taste of Spain at Camino Bankside

Theatrics guaranteed at the fabulous Vaulty Towers, Waterloo

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

Serving deliciously different meat-free cuisine at Ethos, Fitzrovia

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

Time to go back to the future at Kojawan

Zia Lucia: The independent pizzeria that is going from strength to strength

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Easter in London 2015: Weekend Extravaganza

Religious observation, a time for family, an extra day off or a ruddy good excuse to ram your face so full of chocolate that you’ll be seeing Milky Way Stars for weeks to come… whatever Easter means to you, it’s virtually guaranteed that London will be ready and waiting to provide you with the bank holiday of your dreams. Here are a few little gems to be getting your chops around, courtesy of Townfish.

22 Mar 2015 | 1 Comment
St Ermins afternoon Tea

How to spend Mothers Day in London 2015

She’s fed you, clothed you, ferried you around like an extremely fragrant taxi driver and devoted years of her life to shaping you into the fine, upstanding member of society you are today- this March 15th, London has a super selection of ways to thank your Mum for being a multi-skilled wonder woman.

03 Mar 2015 | 2 Comments
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Three Days of Christmas in London 2014

This 24/7 city is the gift that keeps on giving over the festive period, bringing seasonal cheer right through the three days of Christmas…

04 Dec 2014 | 3 Comments
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What to do in London New Year's Eve 2014

Whatever your resolutions for 2015, it is so not time to jump on the wagon yet. London always has a wealth of spectacular events on offer to help you see out the old year in style… so whether you’re looking for a long night of Bacchanalian hedonism, a rather more demure evening of culture and cuisine or even if you fancy going the whole traditional hog(manay), here are some Townfish tips for an unforgettable celebration of auld lang syne.

26 Nov 2014 | 1072 Comments
Lead Up - Hyde Park Winter Wonderland

Top things to do during the lead up to Christmas in London

Our annual weep-fest is already out breaking the nation courtesy of John Lewis and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has thrown on the Oxford Street lights. This can only mean one thing- it’s time for the long road to Christmas. And Christmas in London is always spectacular!

24 Nov 2014 | 1 Comment
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Bonfire Night in London 2014: Fireworks Displays

Time to lock up your pets and wrap up warm as bonfire night returns to the capital where it all began- but with so many incredible fireworks displays in London to choose from, how to find the best ones?

21 Oct 2014 | 4 Comments
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10 Ghoulish Halloween Events in London 2014

It's that time of year again when, for one night only, the doors between the realms swing open and dressing as revoltingly (or revealingly) as possible is totally accepted, nay, encouraged. Based on the pagan holiday of Samhain, it is our transatlantic cousins who have been the Hallowtide heroes in more modern times but no more… as you’ll see from our top tips for this freakiest of festivities, it looks like somebody wants it back. 

15 Oct 2014 | 6 Comments
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Top London Easter Events and Activities 2014

© National Maritime Museum, London. Easter is a time for celebration. Whether you are religious, or just enjoy indulging in the festivities associated with the Christian holiday, there are plenty of options in London.

18 Mar 2014 | 2 Comments

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

Pancake Day in London 2014: From Subtle and Savoury to the Outright Indulgent

Although perhaps not the most important date on the festival calendar, Pancake Day or Shrove Tuesday, does present a great opportunity for a celebration.

20 Jan 2014 | 4 Comments

Valentine's Day in London 2014: From Chic to Unique

There are so many options available for Valentine's Day in London that it can be a real challenge selecting the perfect one.

12 Jan 2014 | 0 Comments

Australia Day in London 2014: From Morning til Night

With the recent performance of the Australian cricket team in the Ashes down under, the Aussies don't really need another excuse to party.

05 Jan 2014 | 13 Comments

New Year's Eve 2014 in London

New Year’s Eve in London is everyone’s favourite party night of the year. If you’re headed to the big smoke, you have a rich selection of events catering for every taste and interest at your fingertips. But how do you decide where to go?

18 Dec 2013 | 3 Comments

Christmas in London 2013: 3 Days Of Festivities

With all the planning that goes into Christmas throughout the entire month of December, it can be easy to neglect the three most important days: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

18 Dec 2013 | 0 Comments

Winter Countdown To Christmas Activities in London 2013

It is that time of year again. Even the most reluctant revellers out there have to now accept that Christmas truly is closing in.

10 Dec 2013 | 0 Comments

Top London Fireworks Displays 2013: Where Bonfire Night Goes Off With A Bang!

"Always remember the 5th of November" - this is a line that most of us will remember from our childhoods and yet it has never been wholly clear why it is so important.

03 Nov 2013 | 0 Comments
Candles for Halloween

Top Haunts for Halloween in London 2013

We are just one day away now from one of the spookiest holidays of the year - Halloween.

30 Oct 2013 | 0 Comments
White Mischief rope

Bank Holiday Events In London: Late May Bank Holiday 2013

Well, well, well, what is this? Another bank holiday? Oh May, you really are spoiling us! It would be a shame to let the long weekend go by without filling it with fun stuff and/or hangovers, so here are a few bank holiday events in London to keep you entertained over the late May break.

22 May 2013 | 0 Comments
The Candlelight Club

Bank Holiday In London: May Day 2013

One of my favourite months is upon us – May. And it’s my favourite because it brings us not one but TWO bank holidays. Turning our attention to the one coming up imminently, here are a few of the best things happening this first May bank holiday in London.

30 Apr 2013 | 3 Comments
Egg from the Big Egg Hunt

Easter in London: Bank Holiday Weekend 2013

London’s a funny old place. Spring should be in the air – daffodils blooming, layers coming off, little chicks and other such signs of warmer weather appearing. Instead we seem to be battling snow or heavy rain, so I guess we’d be forgiven for not realising that Easter is here.

22 Mar 2013 | 1 Comment
The Tipperary

St Patrick's Day in London 2013

Irish or otherwise, Londoners love to get involved in St Patrick’s Day celebrations. And little wonder, with so much Irish culture in our city.

11 Mar 2013 | 0 Comments
The Golden tree in St Pancras

Feeling The Spirit - Christmas In London

No doubt you will have had the dulcet tones of Cliff Richards, or the jarring scream of Noddy Holder or some other such cheesy Christmas tune (or maybe you’re lucky and only get Fairytale of New York stuck in your head) pervading your thoughts and alerting you to the fact it is the holiday season.

20 Dec 2012 | 0 Comments
People having fun at The Book Club

Where To Go - New Year's Eve in London

If you're anything like me, you find the amount of choice for New Year's Eve in London both thrilling and daunting. Every venue worth its salt knows it's a big night and puts something a little bit special on for it.

19 Dec 2012 | 0 Comments
Christmas presents

Christmas in London - Twelve Day List

Now I always believed that the twelve days of Christmas started on the 13th of December (twelve days before the 25th). Apparently not; the gods of Wikipedia tell me that the days in the song begin on Christmas Day and carry on through into early January.

18 Dec 2012 | 0 Comments

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