Category Archives: London

London Daily Photo: St Pancras

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Big Hair Party at Maggie’s

A disco ball, flashing neon lights, and leopard print décor. While a trip to Maggie’s may not include any real time travel, members’ nights promise to whisk you off the streets of 21st century Chelsea and into the flashy nightclub scene of the 1980s. At Maggie’s January soirée, Maddie Salters was thrilled to find that the age of PEZ and Pac Man was alive and kicking it on the dance floor. Here are some of her thoughts about her experience at Maggie’s aptly-named Big Hair Party. Continue reading

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Gordon Ramsay’s Heddon Street Kitchen, Mayfair

One of the places that has been on my radar for several months is Heddon Street Kitchen, the latest in Gordon Ramsay’s international portfolio. Mr “Big Sweary” has a dozen or so restaurants in London and this newest offering promises informal Modern European food in Heddon Street, a pedestrianised section of Mayfair which is being dubbed “Regent Street’s Food Quarter”. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Go Home

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Support The Sick Children’s Trust by throwing a Big Chocolate Tea Party (Great British Chefs)

When he’s not busy making some of Britain’s best chocolate, Master Chocolatier Paul A Young volunteers his time as Vice President of The Sick Children’s Trust. The trust provides free, high quality accommodation, as well as emotional and practical support, … Continue reading

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Give Me Space: Does Urban Storage Have to be a Complicated Hassle?

Most Londoners I know are sharing a residence with housemates or managing the best they can on their own or with a partner or family … and in the vast majority of cases they have little or no storage space. And it seems that the more convenient the location or newer the property, the less likely they are to have even the most basic of facilities for putting things away and keeping them safe.
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London Daily Photo: Rip Your Heart Out

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Plan Your Romantic Day in London (OneTravel)

Will you be planning Valentine’s Day with your sweetie in London? Make it a day to remember with this list of a few of the most romantic settings … Read my complete post at OneTravel.

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Koshu of Japan 2015

Last week saw the return of the annual 2015 UK Trade and Press Tasting of Koshu wines from the Yamanashi Prefecture of Japan to The Westbury Hotel in Mayfair. Lucky to have scored a place at the event’s food and wine matching seminar, I’m pleased to share with you some of my faves from the tasting. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Chatsworth Road

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London Daily Photo: Hoe Street

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Get a Free Hot Chocolate at Hotel Chocolat Cafes All Valentine’s Week!

To show my readers how much I appreciate each and every one of you for supporting my blog, I’ve come up with a sweetheart of an offer that’s good all Valentine’s Week: FREE hot chocolate from Hotel Chocolat! Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Hoe Street Dreams

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London Daily Photo: Power Giant

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London Daily Photo: Overground

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New Afternoon Tea at the Intercontinental London Park Lane? It’s a Guiltless Pleasure.

Yes, the folks at the Park Lane Intercontinental have done it again: wowed my senses in one of London’s most elegantly comfortable public settings … and with gracious and polite service to boot! This new vegetarian (without ever stating so) afternoon tea was a delight and yet another point to be added to a now rather lengthy set of reasons to recommend the hotel as an ideal destination for making the most of your time in the West End. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Fish Island Stencil

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PB & Me: Pip & Nut Peanut Butter and More!

Putting the nut back in nutritious, Pip & Nut is an all-new natural foods brand offering health conscious shoppers a range of super tasty spreads: peanut butter, almond butter, and coconut almond butter. I love all three … and am pleased to announce that in addition to a bit of pre-launch nibbling and playing around with the P&N product, I’ve been granted the honour of being the brand’s inaugural Blogger of the Month. That’s NUTS! Continue reading

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Footbridge Crossing the Hertford Union Canal

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Preview: Maggies Bigger Hair Night

On Thursday 5 February, Maggie’’s 80s club in Chelsea will partner with luxurious beauty institution, MichaelJohn, in Knightsbridge, to help dust off those closet cobwebs after a ‘dry January’, blowing them and your hair into seasonal style, with an event … Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Reflection

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London Daily Photo: White Wallpaper

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Teapigs Matcha Pop-Up at Boxpark

Teapigs, the English company founded with an eye for ethics and a taste for good tea, has had a short stint at Boxpark in Shoreditch since last week. Launching on the 16th of January, the popup shop has put a heavy focus on their most popular product: matcha, a delicate powdered green tea from the Nichou region of Japan, packed with flavour and antioxidants. Unit 26 has been transformed, at least for a little while, into a haven for tea and a menu of tasty treats you may never have associated with it. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Fulbourne Road

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London Daily Photo: Records

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#LoveCinema with eHarmony

While we’ve traded in our parchment for iPads, romance is not something we’re ready to grow out of. eHarmony’s #LoveCinema reminds us that members’ bars and private societies aside, sometimes all it takes is a leap of faith and a night at the movies to start your own love story. Old school meets new age: this is how we might like to fall in love. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Marshall Street

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London Daily Photo: King’s Road

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London Daily Photo: Liberty

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London Daily Photo: Shortcut

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Secret Seven: London (Urban Travel Blog)

Worried that your weekend in London is heading towards Tourist Central, calling at all stations via Boring Break? In that case we strongly suggest you change onto our Secret Seven line and alight at any of these intriguing stops. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Wardour Street

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Fem Graff Group Show at Lollipop Gallery

Fem Graff at Commercial Street’s Lollipop Gallery, has one mission: to bring the best of London’s female street artists indoors for a transformative experience. The collection of work sits right on the cutting edge, with stimulating, colourful imagery that contests traditional ideas of art and pushes boundaries, all the while bringing the best of East London’s graffiti culture indoors. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Oxford Street

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Delicious East End Traditions on Fish Island (Great British Chefs)

In the run up to Burns Night, Chris takes a tour of one of the country’s oldest producers of smoked salmon. Who’d have guessed it was a stone’s throw from the Olympic Park in London’s East End. Continue reading

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