The Connaught Bar continued the trend for excellence at London's hotel bars, voted number 4

Top 50 List Showcases London’s Most Boss Cocktail Bars

Londoners know the capital is world class – especially when it comes to restaurants, bars and clubs. The latest Top 50 Cocktail Bars list demonstrates just this as unsurprisingly London comes up trumps with 25 entries… Photo: Connaught Bar Put together by William Read, The Top 50 Cocktail Bars is an annual award highlighting 50 […]

Coal Rooms, Peckham.

Coal Room’s Festive Take on a Classic Cocktail

Peckham social enterprise and restaurant Coal Rooms share their festive riff on a classic tipple… Photo: Coal Rooms

Things to do in London between Christmas & New Year’s Eve

The days between Christmas and New Year’s Eve are definitely strangely quiet in London, with many venues, restaurants and things to do closed for the holiday and friends and family out of town. If you’re at a loose end and wondering what to do, here’s The Resident’s suggestions… Photo: Getty Light Trails & Festive Light […]

Christmas turkey with trimmings

Christmas Dinner Tips From Top London Chefs

If you’re worried the turkey might be dry, you overcook the sprouts or that the spuds won’t crisp, fear not. Chefs from some of London’s best restaurants offer their tips on how to ensure your Christmas feast is a cracking one… Photo: Getty Jonas Karlsson, Aquavit London on prepping ahead Whilst a fresh turkey is […]

Festive bus wrap

Hop on Festive Buses for a London Christmas Lights Tour

In another edition of the Mayor of London’s Lets Do London campaign, five particular routes have been picked out as the ones to board should you want a tour of some of the best light displays in the capital… Photo: Visit London London’s festive light displays are world-class, and now the Mayor of London and […]

Christmassy Things to Do to Put You in the Festive Mood

From here until the end of the year, London is going to get festive. There’s afternoon teas and celebratory meals, light switch-ons, displays and trails, as well as ice-skating and Christmas markets too. If that’s not enough, here’s more things to do in the capital to put you in that festive mood… Photo: The Gingerbread […]

Brightly coloured wrapped Christmas presents

Christmas Gift Guide: 9 Present Ideas From the Capital

Still looking for gift inspiration? Why not gift a slice of London? Our fine city boasts world-class restaurants and culture, as well as unique experiences and pockets of joy you just can’t find anywhere else. Here, The Resident rounds up some of the best gift ideas from the capital…  Photo: Getty Tate Membership, Bankside & […]

Wreath making classes in London: McQueen Flowers x Perrier Jouet workshop in Mayfair

The Best Wreath-Making Workshops in London 2021

Making a wreath is hard work, but the pay off is having a luscious, fragrant one-off decoration to hang on your door. It’s also a lot of fun too. Here, The Resident picks out some of the best wreath-making workshops in London… Photo: McQueens Flowers Blooming Haus at Bluebird Chelsea In partnership Blooming Haus, the Chelsea […]

Panto dame and cow on stage at Hackney Empire

Fe Fi Fo Fun: Top Pantos & Christmas Shows in London 2021

Guaranteed to put you in a good mood regardless of how old you are, Christmas pantos and shows are always full of festive cheer. Here, The Resident rounds up some of the best in the capital…  Photo: Hackney Empire Pantoland at The London Palladium, City While all pantos are a camp riot, this one is […]

Is This the Most Expensive Christmas Lunch in London?

We’re all trying to make up for the mess that was Christmas 2020 and with that in mind, you might be planning to spend a little more coin than usual this time round. But just how much are you prepared to spend? Photo: Davies and Brook Michelin-starred Davies and Brook at the iconic Claridge’s is […]