Islington

Alistair Spalding on ten years of success at Sadler's Wells

THE SECRET TO 10 YEARS OF SUCCESS AT SADLER’S WELLS

This year marks ten years since Alistair Spalding took over as Artistic Director and Chief Executive at Islington’s Sadler’s Wells – in which time the venue has become a centre of excellence for dance. Mark Kebble talks to him about a decade of success First things first Alistair, does it feel like 10 years? In […]

Leona Lewis on Simon Cowell, Islington and Walking on Sunshine

LEONA LEWIS ON ISLINGTON AND NEW BEGINNINGS

Leona Lewis may no longer be with Simon Cowell, but don’t think for one second the Islington-born singer’s star is on the wane as she makes her big screen bow in Walking on Sunshine With a musical repertoire spanning contemporary, opera, jazz and blues, it’s been eight years since Leona Lewis was hailed as the […]

Restaurants to celebrate Independence Day 4th July

ALL-AMERICAN RESTAURANTS: 18 OF THE BEST

Pulled pork, smokehouses, gourmet burgers, corn chowders, American food is having a renaissance and it’s looking seriously tasty. Celebrate Independence Day on 4th July at one of London’s best American restaurants

Roundhouse Design's kitchens

ROUNDHOUSE DESIGN’S BESPOKE KITCHENS

With Roundhouse Design a regular fixture in London, we asked Director Jamie Telford about the rise of the kitchen and what we can expect with their latest collection

Inside interior designer Shaun Clarkson's Islington home

INSIDE SHAUN CLARKSON’S ISLINGTON HOME

He’s the brains behind the design at some of London’s most stunning nightclubs and bars, so what is Shaun Clarkson’s own home like? Mark Kebble heads to Islington to find out. Having interviewed Shaun Clarkson recently, and reminiscing about the fantastical work he has created over the years in nightclubs and bars all over London, […]

Clarissa Baldin's 40 years at Dogs Trust

CLARISSA BALDWIN’S 40 YEARS AT DOGS TRUST

Dogs Trust CEO Clarissa Baldwin is retiring after 40 years at the charity – but it’s not the end just yet, as Mark Kebble discovers when visiting her Islington home to reflect on four decades. Talk about anniversary overload. When I visit Clarissa Baldwin’s Islington home, we reflect on the fact she has lived in […]

Restaurant Review: Almeida, Islington

RESTAURANT REVIEW: ALMEIDA, ISLINGTON

As one of Islington’s best French restaurants, Almeida could seem a little intimidating, but Sarah White discovers French food isn’t all white table cloths, stuffy service and snails French restaurants usually conjure images of stuffy service, stale breadsticks and a hefty price tag in my mind. A creature of habit, I am embarrassed to admit […]

Dogs Trust Freedom Project

DOGS TRUST’S FREEDOM PROJECT IS 10

Clare Kivlehan, Dogs Trust Freedom Project Manager, talks to Mark Kebble about 10 years of success – and what more needs to be done How does it feel to see the Freedom Project reach 10 years of age? We are extremely proud that we have been able to provide such an essential service for pets […]

Jenius Social Islington opens

JENIUS SOCIAL ISLINGTON OPENS

A new foodie hub is now open in Islington – and Jenius Social is set to change the way we all connect through dining

Apple tarte tatin recipe from Galvin brothers

THREE FRENCH RECIPES

To celebrate our lovely new French issue (have you seen it?), we’ve asked chefs at three of London’s top French restaurants to share a recipe with us