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Rake’s Cafe Opens at The ANdAZ

By Adam

Rake’s Cafe Bar 40 Liverpool Street, London, England, EC2M 7QN London is a city that rarely sleeps, and who can blame its hustling and bustling inhabitants who are forever on the move, when the city is adorned with an eclectic mix of bars, restaurants, cafes, pergolas, nightclubs etc etc. It really is a playground for […]

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Discovering St James’s

By Adam

Competition: To celebrate the launch of their new website and the brand-new guide generator St James’s London are offering the opportunity to win a day out in St James’s when you share your bespoke guide on Facebook or Twitter using #ExploreStJames. To create your guide, simply go the ‘Explore’ page, https://stjameslondon.co.uk/explore, type in your name, select your […]

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Acqua Di Parma Afternoon Tea at the Baglioni

By Alex Noble

There’s some aspects of British culture that do make me chuckle, such as taking euphemisms to the extreme, forcing barristers to wear wigs, having carpets within bathrooms and of course, our strange obsession with tea.  Afternoon tea was another concept that for a while I couldn’t quite grasp; It almost seemed like a bit of a […]

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Half Hitch Gin Distillery

By Michelle Connolly

Half Hitch Gin Distillery, 53 Camden Lock Place, Camden Town, London NW1 Camden is full of little treasures, and the Half Hitch Gin Company is definitely one of the better finds to stumble across. Nested in off the main thoroughfare, the delightful little space is cosy and welcoming, the huge copper still emanating a genuine […]

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Long Arm Pub & Brewery

By Michelle Connolly

Long Arm Pub & Brewery 20-26 Worship Street EC2A 2DX London We’re all for as short a distance as possible from farm to plate, but how about your drinks? The Long Arm Pub & Brewery has managed to shorten that process right from tank to glass – no preservatives, no pasteurisation, no chemicals no kegs. […]

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The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride

By Michelle Connolly

Are you married to your motorbike? Resound with your ride? Succumb to your scrambler? On Sunday September 24th, one of the largest vintage bike rides in the world will be taking place across over 600 cities in 95 countries worldwide, and in the name of Movember we’re inviting you to take part. More than 70,000 […]

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Veneta St James’s Restaurant Review

By Joe Burns

At the beginning of the month, Adam and I visited Veneta at the newly redeveloped and exciting space of St. James’s Market, nestled between Regent Street and Haymarket. The restaurant itself is positioned on a corner, facing the courtyard area that sees many people coming and going, so there’s a buzz of activity and a […]

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Balblair X Smoke & Dram

By Michelle Connolly

I think that Balblair and Smoke & Dram have managed to mastermind one of the most tempting Father’s Day feasts I’ve ever had the pleasure of encountering. The genius of pairing the smokestack powerhouses with the smoky dram masters was completely inspired. They came together to create a stunning four course Father’s Day foodie heaven […]

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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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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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Chapter One, Dublin

By Michelle Connolly

Chapter One 18-19 Parnell Square Dublin 1, Ireland You get the feeling that Ross Lewis has always been ahead of the game. From a start in England, travelling around to develop his craft, to training in Ferran Adrià’s El Bulli restaurant – always seeking inspiration from the very best. And in this case, since opening Chapter One […]

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All aboard the SS Atlantica

By Michelle Connolly

It was a balmy evening as we boarded the imposing Silver Sturgeon, transformed for the evening into the SS: Atlantica, resplendent in our fancy 1930’s gowns. Ok, perhaps not quite resplendent, but we were looking forward to a rather spectacular evening nonetheless. We were treated to the itinerary of a 1930’s ship, greeted as we […]

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Berlin in a nutshell

By Michelle Connolly

Berlin is a truly modern and diverse city with a rich and interesting heritage. As Germany’s capital city it celebrates freedom for all – the freedom of creativity, the freedom of self-expression and the freedom to enjoy your passions, whatever they are. It is recognised worldwide for its important contribution to classical and contemporary architecture […]

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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 […]