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Things to do In London This Week: St James’s Market

By Adam

Wander through one of the most upmarket areas of London this July and you might stumble upon a new gem about to be unveiled, in the form of St James’s Market. But why chance it when we’re inviting you to their exclusive opening party? The paved path which once played host to the kind of […]

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Ray’s Bar

By Michelle Connolly

Ray’s Bar 95 Kingsland High St, London E8 2PB We made our way downstairs to late-night Shoreditch haunt Ray’s Bar with the temptation of tasting their brand spanking new summer menu. Under the guidance of Head Bartender Dave Miller, we picked his brain on what the new cocktails bring to the table (bar) and the […]

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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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The Trading House

By Michelle Connolly

The Trading House 89-91 Gresham St London EC2V 7NQ If you’re looking for a quiet evening in the city, this is not the place – it’s filled to the brim with bustling people, delighted conversation, and live music from the talented acoustic guitar player in the corner belting out pop classics. It seems like one […]

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Preview – London Cocktail Week

By Michelle Connolly

Ah, Cocktail Week, where the best and the brightest from London’s scene strut their stuff for seven days of delicious decadence. This year there are over 200 bars taking part, and an immense cocktail village popping up in Old Spitalfields Market. All you need to get involved is your festival pass – on sale now […]

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No.8 Lister Square

By Alex Noble

Question: what does one look for when venturing out in Edinburgh on a Thursday or Friday evening..? Show me Liquor you say? Of course when we say liquor, we do mean all alcohol – a dapper chap can’t always be on the hard stuff… This wonderful bar has an amazing selection of Gins, both locally provided […]

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Cocktails at Berners Tavern

By Adam

10 Berners St, London W1T 3LF Don’t be fooled by the name of this place as this is unlike any ‘tavern’ you may have visited before. The Berners Tavern is opulent and suave with high ceilings, large chandeliers and artwork in gold frames covering almost every inch of wall space. It has got to be one […]

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The Terrace at The Royal Horseguards

By Michelle Connolly

The Terrace at The Royal Horseguards 2 Whitehall Court London SW1A 020 3297 7481 The Royal Horseguards have relaunched their stunning outdoor terrace just in time for summer. With views stretching out over Embankment you can sit back and take in the London Eye and river Thames from the comfort of a sheltered green haven. […]

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A dapper evening at Kensington Roof Gardens

By Robert Etheridge

There’s something about the beginning of summer, the scent in the air that lingers, dappled sunshine and lighter evenings that signals that the best things are around the corner. Of course, this is the time that London truly comes out of its hibernation and chrysalises into its prime, but the steely grey of the city can leave […]

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Badger & Co.

By Alex Noble

Chaps, your attention please…Edinburgh’s Castle Street has recently been treated with the opening of a cracking new bar that incorporates a supreme blend of traditionalism and contemporary style, and elegance… Cast your minds back to your youth and think Mole, Mr Toad, Mr Badger & Co. Of course, we’re referring to the The Wind in the Willows…these […]

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Humble Grape Fleet Street

By Michelle Connolly

Humble Grape has just opened it’s second venue near Fleet Street, a quirky space in St. Bride’s Passage that gives you a warm feeling the moment you step inside. The first thing that greets you, aside from the friendly staff, is an impressive light display of geometric brushed metal rectangles housing modern bulbs. They draw […]

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Bird of Smithfield Cocktail Launch

By Michelle Connolly

Dapper Chapper favourite the Bird of Smithfield has an exciting new cocktail menu they’re dying to share with you all. From the rooftop terrace to the hidden dining rooms and curious mirrored basement, they’ve been gathering inspiration for the next wave of refreshing cocktails that will knock your socks off. Chief Mixologist Stan has been […]

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The Squiffy Picnic at Cahoots

By Adam

Address: 13 Kingly St, London W1B 5PG Phone: 020 7352 6200 It is one of London’s best kept secrets, which after a whisper at the door of ‘I’m here to see the captain’ you will gain entry and immediately be transported to another time. All the details are spot on at Cahoots, a 1940’s blitz themed […]

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Barrio Brixton Review

By Michelle Connolly

Barrio Brixton 30 Acre Ln Greater London SW2 5SG 020 7749 3940 We headed south to check out the newest addition to the Barrio family, just a stone’s throw from the station and the perfect place to unwind with a cocktail. Barrio Brixton is the latest in the exotic chain’s London takeover, following Shoreditch, Soho […]