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Woodford Reserve at Oriole

By Michelle Connolly

Nightjar’s little sister venue Oriole are celebrating their one year anniversary this past January with two fantastic new cocktails featuring the inimitable Woodford Reserve. Nestled in the underbelly of Smithfield Market, as you trip down the staircase you feel like you’re stepping back in time. Art deco styled finishings, painted palm leaf paper adorning the […]

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Hop to it and raise a toast to London Beer Week

By Phil Hawkins

If ever there was something that needed more than one day to celebrate how much happiness it brings, it’s beer; there for you at your time of need and never questions your choices. To celebrate the amber nectar, Dapper Chapper favourite London Beer Week returns for its third year. London Beer Week is a seven […]

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Top Things to do in Barcelona

By Michelle Connolly

Barcelona is one of Europe’s most vibrant, exciting cities. An enchanting seaside hub with boundless culture, fabled architecture, and a world-class drinking and dining scene, there’s something for everyone to explore. Stay at… The Wittmore. The ideal spot for a dapper stay, the interiors of this elegant hotel are reminiscent of a Mayfair style club, with grown-up furniture, […]

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Greatest Sneakers of All Time Exhibition

By Rashpal Amrit

If you’re a sneakerhead then you will appreciate this latest exhibition, celebrating the 25 greatest sneakers of all time. Selected by a list of industry experts and voted by the general public through an international online poll. The exhibition, curated by leading international sneaker expert, Neal Heard and presented by Lyst explores sneaker history and […]

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VAULT Festival 2017

By Michelle Connolly

We’re going deeper underground. That’s right, we headed on down to one of the most exciting shows to hit London in a while, the ever-inspiring VAULT Festival. Throw off the Dry Jan shackle sand explore the depths of the vaults within Waterloo station for a myriad of exciting shows, thrilling drama, laugh a minute comedians, […]

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Where to Celebrate Chinese New Year in London

By Adam

Chinese New Year 2017 welcomes the year of the Rooster. Apparently people born in the Year of the Rooster are characterised as honest, energetic, intelligent, flexible and confident. But according to Chinese astrology, the year of your sign is believed to be one of the most unlucky years of your life. This then led me to find out […]

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A Re-release All GoodFellas Can Enjoy

By Phil Hawkins

One day The Dapper Chapper got invited to a press evening to celebrate the re-launch of the classic gangster film GoodFellas. You know why? It was outta respect. More than 25 years after its shocking violence, unique style and iconic soundtrack entertained audiences across the globe, the British Film Institute in conjunction with Warner Bros. […]

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The London Shell Co.

By Michelle Connolly

The London Shell Co. The Prince Regent Sheldon Square Paddington W2 6EP On a chilly late December evening when every pub in London was heaving with festive revellers, DC stepped onto a floating oasis in the form of the London Shell Co. Their carefully restored canal boat docked next to Paddington’s picturesque canal is London’s […]

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SMITHS of Smithfield – Cannon Street

By Tom Larkin

The Walbrook Building, Cannon Street, London EC4N 8AF The beauty of London is that it delivers choice, we live in the greatest city in the world that offers history, culture and a plethora of cuisines from each corner of the globe. As a huge carnivore I regularly desire a mouth-watering bloody steak, washed over with […]

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DS Urban Store at Westfield London

By Adam

DS Automobiles launched its latest retail space at Westfield London last week. Consisting of five main areas the DS Store is the first of its type and represents the brand’s vision for the future. The DS Exhibition area is the main room where you will find a DS vehicle permanently on display. The Boutique area offers […]

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MASH – Blind Steak and Whiskey Tasting

By Rashpal Amrit

The Dapper Chapper Team was ever present at MASH Steak Restaurant. Along with other several notable press and bloggers we where treated to four steak cuts paired with complimenting whiskey. Trying several cuts and whiskeys this way opened us to some notable new combinations. Here’s how we got on: Steak 1: New York Strip MASH […]

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Rumfest 2016

By Michelle Connolly

Rumfest 2016 ILEC Conference Centre 47 Lillie Road SW6 1UD This year was the 10th anniversary of the celebrated RumFest, the annual celebration of rums from around the globe. Focusing on quality, not quantity, there were representatives from the creme de la creme of international rum houses. Throughout Saturday and Sunday there were opportunities to […]

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Taste of London 2016

By Michelle Connolly

This year Taste of London was back, bigger and better than ever. Setting up home in Tobacco Docks, the sprawling foodtopia was choc full of inspiration and ideas for everyone. From casual cooks looking to pick up some tips from the fantastic demonstrations – there was even one from renowned now-celebrity chef Tom Kerridge – […]

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Crystal Maze Experience London

By Adam

10-14 White Lion Street, Angel, London, N1 9PD A few weeks back I received a press invite to take on the Crystal Maze Experience in London. It goes without saying I confirmed my space within minutes with the aim to chip away at the bucket list. We went to the London experience which is the original site […]