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Aug4

Competition: Win a Double Pass to Luna Cinema at Chiswick House

Feel like a film night but don’t want to miss out on a balmy evening? Fortunately, Luna Cinema will set up a big screen in the glorious Chiswick House gardens this August. And they’re offering you the chance to see a film for free… Photo: Luna Cinema Chiswick House’s beautiful and recently restored Walled Garden […]

Aug2

Things to do in London this August 2021

So, now that summer is in full swing, what to do? A festival? An exhibition? Maybe a masterclass or something to get you outdoors? Whatever you feel like doing, let us help you navigate these (hopefully) sunny days, with our round up of things to do this month… Photo: Van Gogh Alive Summer at Kew […]

Jul30

Unmissable Pop Ups in London this Summer

The impermanence of a pop-up is half their joy, right? It pairs well with the fleeting, gregarious days of summer before everyone bunkers down into their caves for the winter again. Make the most of these long days with our pick of unmissable pop-ups to try this August. But book now, because soon they’ll be […]

Jul29

Fab Japanese Restaurants to Try While the Olympics are on

OK, so the Tokyo Olympics are just an excuse to feast on top-notch Japanese nosh (obviously). And London has plenty of it. Whether you want a home-style bowl of goodness, a cosy neighbourhood hole, or elevated Japanese tapas, try these restaurants now or later… Photo: Sachi at Pantechnicon Issho-Ni sushi pop up at the Madison […]

Jul28

Harrods’ Reopened Hair & Beauty Salon is 80s Drenched Opulence

Fancy treating yourself to a new do or a mani-pedi? Harrods, the iconic Knightsbridge retailer has reopened its Hair & Beauty Salon after a transformative make-over so you can get one too… Photos: Harrods Even if you’re not in the market for a beauty treatment, the plush nostalgic interior is worth a look at regardless. […]

Jul27

Foodies Festival Brings Grade-A Food and Drink to London

Calling all foodies: If you’re hankering for gourmet nosh and libations as well as some tunes and some festival vibes, Foodies Festival returns this August to London… Photo: Foodies Festival The latest celeb-chef to join the line up is MasterChef 2021 winner Tom Rhodes, who will cook live to an audience for the first time […]

Jul27

Exhibition Celebrates Amy Winehouse with Previously Unseen Photographs

To mark the 10-year anniversary of Amy Winehouse’s death, Amy In The Light, a photography exhibition at the Brownsword Hepworth Gallery in Knightsbridge, celebrates the life of the iconic singer with never-seen-before photographs… Photo: Phil Griffin The photographs were taken by music video director and photographer Phil Griffin, whose friendship with Winehouse began when he […]

Jul26

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, […]

Jul25

London’s best rooftop bars & terraces with killer Thames-side views

As Londoners, we often take for granted how impressive the Thames really is. Soak up the river’s grandeur in style at one these rooftop dining spots or terrace restaurants that offer dynamite views of one of the most iconic cityscapes there is…  Photo: 12th Knot at Sea Containers Bar Elba, Waterloo  This vast rooftop across […]

Jul24

Our top rooftop bars and terrace restaurants in west London

After a slow start, summer is well and truly here and so the time for alfresco drinking and dining is now. If you find yourself west London way hankering for a refreshing drink on a balmy evening or sunny afternoon, here’s a few terraces and rooftops we think are pretty great… Photo: The Prince Bluebird […]