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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 […]

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Bird of Smithfield Review

By Adam

26 Smithfield Street, London, EC1A 9LB 0207 559 5100 Last week we were invited to the Bird of Smithfield to sample the work of newly appointed Head Chef, Tommy Boland. Bird of Smithfield is already a Dapper Chapper favourite so we were excited to see what Mr Boland, who comes with a wealth of experience, had […]

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Highland Park MIDWINTER SOCIAL at The Old Truman Brewery

By Adam

Last night some of the team enjoyed an evening with Highland Park Single Malt Scotch Whisky, at The Boiler House in The Old Truman Brewery for their Midwinter Social. The evening was to celebrate an important time of year in the Nordic calendar, Winter Solstice, which marks the shortest day of the year. What does […]

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Hakkasan Las Vegas

By Adam

As any of you who have visited will know the Hakkasan culinary experience really is a cut above, and so when the Dapper Chapper favourite invited us to their Las Vegas restaurant on our recent visit there we absolutely jumped at the chance. And as expected, it did not disappoint. Located inside the MGM Grand […]

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Thomas Pink launches Pink Lion Rugby Club with Brian O’Driscoll

By Tom Dowler

The Pink Lion Rugby Club launches on Tuesday 8th November, with a week of British & Irish Lions fuelled entertainment featuring Lions Legends to celebrate the Official Outfitters, Thomas Pink’s new Tour Collection. As they did for the successful 2013 Lions Tour to Australia, Thomas Pink is once again playing an integral role as Official […]

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Buddha Bar London Review

By Adam

Buddha bar has restaurants all over the world, with each location being unique in its own right. The reason they’ve done well is because diners don’t just go for a good meal but instead more of a dining experience. So we thought we’d see what the fuss is about! Stepping from the busy street in London’s […]

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Lexus VR lounge at Raindance Film Festival

By Michelle Connolly

Lexus VR lounge at Raindance Film Festival The Hospital Club Hosted at The Hospital Club, the Lexus VR lounge at this year’s Raindance Festival was an exciting look at the future of entertainment. What we found most interesting was the announcement that it’s not here to ‘take over’ or replace traditional media, but as a […]

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Silent Pool Gin Garden

By Michelle Connolly

Silent Pool Gin Garden Hoxton Hotel Shoreditch Taking over the Hoxton Hotel’s indoor garden with an inspired life-sized interpretation of it’s own beautiful blue bottle is Silent Pool Gin. Award-winning Surrey Hills crafted gin is sharing it’s vision with the world through a selection of delicious cocktails and curated brunches where gin-infused salmon is top […]

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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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Caketails at Madison

By Michelle Connolly

Madison Roof Terrace 6th Floor, One New Change St. Paul’s London EC4M 9AF Is there a lovelier London landmark than St Paul’s Cathedral? Well, possibly, but when you’re on a rooftop watching the evening sun light up the majestic dome with a cocktail in hand, it’s pretty difficult to think of one. That’s exactly where […]