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Running From Greenbaum: Andy Hollingworth Portraits at Snap Galleries

Two decades worth of photographer Andy Hollingworth’s portraits of comedians are on view now at Snap Galleries just off the Piccadilly. The show, Running from Greenbaum runs until mid September. Pop our head in for a looksee that’s sure to … Continue reading

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I Survived the Suicide Wings Challenge at The Back Room Bar, Hyde Park Corner

I laughed. I cried. I lost my voice a few times. But in the end I succeeded and met The Back Room Bar’s Suicide Wings Challenge. In all honesty I was about 30 seconds behind the 15 minute time limit but that was really more because I was chatting and just having fun than not being up to the task. I did let a girl beat me though and that kinda burned – but not nearly as much as my mouth did after eating ten majorly hot wings! Continue reading

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Best London Restaurants – 2013

To say I ate and drank well this year does not begin to describe how delectable 2013 was for me. Both in London and beyond, I had the pleasure of experiencing some of the best meals outside the home I’ve ever eaten. Here’s a list of the ten London restaurants I enjoyed visiting the most over the past 12 months along with a few extra honourable mentions. Keep an eye out for more posts over the coming days listings my favourite London cheap eats and pizza places, as well as the ten best restaurants I visited outside of London this year. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Keeper’s House at the Royal Academy

The Keeper’s House at the Royal Academy opens to Friends of the Academy and to the general public today. Continue reading

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Q Chocolates from Brazil Available at Fortnum & Mason

New to the UK market and exclusive to Fortnum & Mason, Q Chocolates from Brazil are some of the tastiest I’ve ever had. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Gap

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London Daily Photo: Take Aim, Let Fly

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Carpo: Great Greek Snacks at Piccadilly Circus

Carpo, an emporium and cafe offering a simple selection of “nuts, chocolate and coffee” (there’s dried fruit and a few other products as well) has recently opened near Piccadilly Circus. So what? So … fantastically flavoursome pistachios, delectable honey with a hint of thyme, exquisitely juicy candied mandarins, figs covered in chocolate that are worth dropping whatever you’re doing at this very moment to rush over for a taste of and a whole lot more – that’s what. Continue reading

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Black Cat Cabaret at Cafe de Paris, London (OneTravel)

A tip of the hat to the legendary Le Chat Noir club of Paris, the Black Cat Cabaret at the historic Cafe de Paris at Leicester Square draws its inspiration from the “Absinthe-soaked, dark and daring heyday of Montmartre’s cabaret underworld” offering a chance to “discover decidedly modern performance in its many strange and wondrous forms.”
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Review: Black Cat Cabaret at Cafe de Paris

I had so much fun during last night’s performance of Black Cat Cabaret at Cafe de Paris. It felt like a proper Friday night out, and I left with an arm wrapped round my sweetie with big smiles upon both our faces. Continue reading

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Preview: Black Cat Cabaret at Cafe de Paris

Transforming the Titanic Ballroom at Cafe de Paris, Black Cat Cabaret draws inspiration from the “absinthe-soaked heyday of Montmartre’s dark and daring cabaret underworld” and with a line up featuring a “lip-syncing comic genius … showgirl dynamos .. daredevil aerial acrobatics … an accordionista of the apocalypse” and more, this certainly promises to be a quirky night out at the very least. Continue reading

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Top Five Reasons to Choose Le Méridien Piccadilly When You Visit London (CheapOair)

… two of England’s most recognizable traditions: the gin and tonic and the afternoon tea. Both are awesome … but how much more awesome could they be together? Read my complete post at the CheapOair blog.

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London Daily Photo: Tiki Time

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London Daily Photo: Piccadilly Morning

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Royal Academy of Arts Gets a New Keeper’s House (CheapOair)

With a bit of help from celebrity Stephen Fry and artist Grayson Perry (who’s almost as famous for his crossdressing antics as for his artwork), London’s Royal Academy of Arts held a press conference to announce plans to renovate its … Continue reading

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The Royal Academy of Arts Gets a New Keeper’s House (Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art)

With a bit of help from celebrity Stephen Fry and artist Grayson Perry, The Royal Academy of Arts in London held a press conference to announce plans to renovate its current “Friends space.” The plan behind the revamp is part … Continue reading

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Burlington Arcade: World’s First Shopping Arcade (CheapOair)

Burlington Arcade: World’s First Shopping Arcade CheapOair, September 20, 2011 A precursor of the European shopping gallerias of the 19th century European as well as a notable template for the modern shopping centre, Burlington Arcade is recognized as the world’s first … Continue reading

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Peyton and Byrne Launch New Restaurant at the Royal Academy of Arts (Londonist)

Peyton and Byrne Launch New Restaurant at the Royal Academy of Arts Londonist, January 18, 2011 at 16:30 pm Launched by restaurant group, Peyton and Byrne, and designed by Design Research Studio under the direction of Tom Dixon, the new … Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: The Ritz

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London Daily Photo: Royal Arcade

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London Daily Photo: The Space Between

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London Daily Photo: Piccadilly

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