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How to celebrate Tokyo Olympics in London

One of the strangest Olympic Games to go down in history kicks off this Friday, August 23. So far, the Tokyo Olympics have been plagued with woes, but hopefully when Team GB take their marks, collective fervour for the games kick in. Here’s how you can ignite that Olympics spirit in London… Photo: The Ivy […]

London’s Best Outdoor Cinemas for Summer 2021

London’s best outdoor cinema pop-ups screening films everywhere from Crystal Palace to Kensington Palace and Crouch End to Greenwich Peninsula, plus London’s only floating cinema at St Katherine Docks

Alfresco terraces in the City: SushiSamba has one of the best views in the City

Central London’s best rooftop bars offering sensational views

While most of us think about escaping the city when it’s hot, quaffing a cocktail or two above it is a pretty good alternative – especially when it comes with an impressive view. This summer, rise above the hubbub and soak up London in style at one of these rooftop terraces overlooking the city. Photo: […]

7 fun family things to do this summer in London

With overseas holidays set to be a logistical headache this summer, the school break is the perfect opportunity to play tourist in London. If you are spending #SummerInTheCity, here are just a few suggestions to set you and your family on your way. Photo: Marc Brenner/ Shakespeare’s Globe Sketch on the Square, National Gallery August […]

Your child could be one of London’s Mayors of Play

Sadiq Khan has just launched the ultimate summer job. Young Londoners are invited to throw their hat in the ring to become one of five Mayors of Play. But be quick, you have until 6pm on Monday July 19 to apply.  Photo: Getty/romrodinka Five lucky children aged between 8-11 will have the chance to work […]

Get ready for clubs reopening with Drag Race UK star Cheryl Hole

Ahead of restrictions lifting and nightclubs reopening, The Resident chats to Ru Paul Drag Race UK star Cheryl Hole about hitting the clubs again with style and confidence.  Photo: David Parry/PA Wire There’s no shame in feeling awkward after 18 months of social distancing – no matter how keen you are to dance the night […]

Recipe: mille-feuille by chef patron of Mayfair’s Bar Des Prés

Whether you’re celebrating Bastille Day or still commiserating England’s football loss, you don’t need another excuse to indulge in this decadent, sweet treat from acclaimed chef and restaurateur Cyril Lignac behind Mayfair’s Bar Des Prés. 

From Roman times to Harry Potter: Leadenhall Market turns 700

A fact guaranteed to make you feel young in both human and dog years, City of London’s Leadenhall Market marks its 700th anniversary this year.  Lead image: © Lucy Young 2021 Once known for selling poultry but now home to boutique retailers, restaurants, wine bars and pubs, Leadenhall Market, has had many chapters in its long history.  To celebrate […]

Wild Heart Bar & Shokudo, Soho

Restaurant Review: Wild Heart Bar & Shokudo, Soho

Soho is one of those places that keeps its secrets pretty closely guarded. Its labyrinth streets are full of places that if you know, you know. You know? Karma Sanctum Soho Hotel is just one of those places…

Ronnie Scott's launches Saturday Comedy Brunch with Ed Gamble

Ronnie Scott’s Launches Brunch with Comedy & Cocktails

Soho institution Ronnie Scott’s is combining a few of our favourite things – brunch, cocktails, comedy and a sassy jazz venue – in a cool new culture-meets-cuisine offering this summer