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#CityStories: Bars and Pubs

Thirsty in Shoreditch? You are so in the right place. Check out the second video instalment for my City Stories collaboration with Point A Hotels. Continue reading

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Radio Alice | Pizza | Hoxton Square

Radio Alice is a new pizzeria opened in Hoxton Square. The approach to serving pizza is unique. The results are delicious. Continue reading

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Dinner at Beagle, Hoxton

I love the space (and smart use of it). What’s doing at the bar is very much in line with how I prefer to imbibe. Service is friendly and helpful. And the food’s great. Based on my recent visit, I’ve no bone to pick with Beagle and can only bark about how smart a choice this Hoxton restaurant is for a quality meal. Continue reading

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#Shaveril: Shave Your Beard This April in Support of Mental Health

To donate, simply text SHAV68 and £5 or £10 to 70070 or go to justgiving.com/shaveril. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: All is Calm, All is Bright

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Sunday Night Jazz at Beagle, E2

Much lauded Beagle restaurant and bar in the railway arches next to Hoxton Station has launched a December series of intimate jazz sessions featuring musicians from The Thames Delta who have played with such notables as Amy Winehouse, Sam Smith and Kelis. I had the pleasure of attending the premiere show this past Sunday. For a chilled out (and not so pricey) Sunday evening of live music and quality drink, keep Beagle in mind. Continue reading

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Jack Daniel’s Master Distiller Jeff Arnett at The Macbeth in London #spiritofjack

A few weeks back I had the esteemed pleasure of sitting in on a tasting with Jack Daniel’s Master Distiller Jeff Arnett. It’s funny to think that I grew up only a couple of hours’ drive from where Jeff does his magic but wound up meeting him on the other side of the Atlantic in an East London pub. Of course, as the ‘nose’ behind one of the world’s most famous brands (and what I reckon is Tennessee’s biggest export), I suppose it’s not all that surprising that the chance to shake hands and sip whiskey with Jeff might take place anywhere across the globe. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Hackney Road

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London Daily Photo: Purple

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Good Stuff

Good Stuff and lots of it! Here’s the low down on some fine things to see, sip or take a bite out of – all of which I’ve recently come across and thought were worth sharing with you. Enjoy. Elephant … Continue reading

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Two Cocktails for £10 at The Liquor Cabinet, Hackney Road

There’s a new bar opened up in Shoreditch. Okay, that’s not really news, is it? But a smartly curated selection of spirits and a range of superbly crafted hand bottled cocktails make The Liquor Cabinet well worth shouting about. Plus, I blagged a way for my readers to get two cocktails for a tenner! Keep reading for more about this fantastic bar and to find out about my exclusive two-for-a-tenner cocktail special. Continue reading

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Theatre Review: Dirty Market’s Oxbow Lakes

That was some seriously fucked up shit. And if you know me at all, then you know that by “fucked up shit” I mean you should totally check this out. Fancy a bit of creeped-out absurdity with your surrealist theatre? Oxbow Lakes is for you. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Angry Face

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London Daily Photo: Hoxton

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Ride London’s Overground “Culture Line” (CheapOair)

The Overground’s East London extension opened in spring of 2010. This line runs from Highbury and Islington station in the north to Croydon to the south and is particularly useful – especially for culture vultures keen to check out London’s quirkier side. Continue reading

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Cedric Christie at Flowers: When Painting Collapses, You Have Beautiful Sculptures

When Painting Collapses, You Have Beautiful Sculptures showcases two new bodies of work by Cedric Christie: his sculptural response to a gallery along with recent work developed during a residency in Kleve, Germany. The pieces on exhibit explore the artist’s ‘personal endeavour to transform one medium into another’. They exude confident in their simplicity and yield a sense of serenity as well. Continue reading

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Mezcaleria Quiquiriqui (Blue Tomato)

A good one to keep in mind for contemplative and/or convivial sipping in the early evening and for getting drunk ‘n’ sweaty later in the night, Quiquiriqui is worth adding to any list of easy going East London watering holes. … Continue reading

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Drink Mezcal in London at Quiquiriqui (CheapOair)

And now there’s a newly opened Mezcaleria Quiquiriqui in East London’s Hoxton that’s stocking an impressive lineup of two dozen or so mezcals…and graciously little else. Read my complete review at the CheapOair blog. 

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Mezcaleria Quiquiriqui Brings Oaxacan Spirit to Hoxton

Tequila. That’s such a nought-y spirit. If you really wanna impress your boozing compadres while getting your drink on all feliz like, you must update your taste buds. It’s time for mezcal. Newly opened Mezcaleria Quiquiriqui in Hoxton stocks an … Continue reading

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Mike Ballard @ Arch 402 Gallery London (Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art)

Students of mfa degree recommend that you check out Mike Ballard’s work…. like frozen explosions or odd cultural blooms, the works (especially the collages) distort scale and mess with depth to “destabilise our sense of place.” Mike Ballard @ Arch 402 … Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Leprechauns

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Exhibition Review: Having a Dig: Sweet Toof, New Paintings and Shan Hur at Arch402 Gallery (Londonist)

Exhibition Review: Having a Dig: Sweet Toof, New Paintings and Shan Hur at Arch402 Gallery Londonist, January 12, 2011 at 15:00 pm Do a mental mash up Henry Chalfant’s “Style Wars” with … oh, let’s say … Constable and you might get … Continue reading

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Guru Event: Autumn Rolls and Mai Tais at Monsieur M (Qype does London)

Guru Event: Autumn Rolls and Mai Tais at Monsieur M Qype does London, September 29th 2010 Want to learn how to make ‘autumn rolls’ (which I suspect are like summer rolls, just more seasonal) along with how to mix a … Continue reading

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The Socio-Economic Impact of our Bulging Waistlines Dinner and Debate at Hoxton Apprentice (Londonist)

The Socio-Economic Impact of our Bulging Waistlines Dinner and Debate at Hoxton Apprentice  Londonist, June 29, 2009 11:20 AM Got strong opinions about the socio-economic impact of obesity? As part of the ongoing Ideas Exchange series of dinner/debates at Hoxton … Continue reading

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