Covent Garden

Gino D’Acampo: ‘Even my children’s nanny wanted a restaurant’

Celebrity chef Gino D’Acampo on opening the floodgates for namesake restaurants in his family, following the launch of Luciano at the West End’s ME London…  Photos: Gino D’Acampo Hotels and Leisure Every parent knows if you get one child an ice-cream after school, they either need to eat it quickly before their siblings see it, or you need to have ice-cream for everyone.   However, what […]

Staycation London: Let Your Tastebuds do the Travelling

We can’t bring you the Mediterranean coastline or the languid long days of a Balearic Island holiday, but we can show you some of London’s finest restaurants serving up the flavours and tastes of an overseas jaunt to warm you up in these last days of summer… Photo: Legare France: LPM Restaurant & Bar, Mayfair […]

What Exhibitions & Public Art to See This September

Looking for a culture hit? With summer winding down, now’s the perfect time to cosy up in a gallery or museum and take in some world-class art, or go for a stroll with the kids and see some sculpture in the streets. Here’s our pick of exhibitions and arty things to do in London this […]

Explore London: Things to do for Kids & Families this August

Despite the weather, despite the pandemic, we still want this summer to be fun, right? It’s a good thing London has us covered here. If you’re having a stayaction in the capital this summer – as as local or from out of town – add these fun family activities that suit all budgets to your […]

National Afternoon Tea Week: Where to indulge in London

Not that any of us need an excuse for a mid-afternoon sweet treat with a cup of tea (or a glass of something stronger on the weekend), but now we now have one – National Afternoon Tea Week is here, running August 9 to 15. So frock up and treat yourself to something really special […]

West End’s Theatre Royal Drury Lane Reopens with all-day Dining and Cocktails

The oldest theatre site in continuous use in the world, the iconic Theatre Royal Drury Lane in Covent Garden has reopened with new eating and drinking spaces, following a £60 million restoration. And it is stunning… Lead image: The Cecil Beaton cocktail lounge; Photo: Andy Paradise Andrew Lloyd Webber, who acquired the theatre in 2000, […]

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 […]

Ave Mario in Covent Garden is the latest offering from Big Mamma

London’s Best Restaurant & Bar Openings: July 2021

The best new restaurants and bars opening in London in July 2021, from Big Mamma’s ‘Church version 2.0’, Ave Mario, to an LA pop-up on the Dorchester Rooftop and a City stop-off dedicated to all things eggs…

An immersive Alice in Wonderland exhibition is on now at the V&A in London

5 Alice in Wonderland-Inspired Adventures in London

From the new immersive Alice in Wonderland experience at the V&A to curiosity shops, cocktails and afternoon tea, here are five ways to have your own Mad Hatter-style adventure in London

Covent Garden Rose Festival runs from 17 May until 6 June

Rosé Festival Heads for London to Celebrate Return of Indoor Dining

A Rosé Festival is headed for London to celebrate the return of indoor dining and, one assumes, the much-missed phenomenon of rosé all day…