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Free Tacos | Old El Paso #MiniMexican Pop-Up at Gabriel’s Wharf

To celebrate the launch of Mini Stand N Stuff Tortillas, Old El Paso is giving away free tacos at a two-day pop-up on the Thames near Gabriel’s Wharf. Continue reading

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Review: Magic & Mixology at The Vaults

So yeah, maybe I was a cocktail or two into my evening. Still, I couldn’t believe what I was seeing and even the most sober of eyes would not be able to work out the illusions and tricks presented up close and in front of small audiences during the hour set of Magic & Mixology at The Vaults. Continue reading

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Sunset at the Villa Thalia at Dorfman Theatre, National Theatre

Arty, middle class Charlotte (Pippa Nixon) from London and charismatic American – and CIA operative – Harvey (Ben Miles) are frenemies to the highest degree. There’s instant affinity and sometimes even smouldering attraction between them but also deep-seated belief on both sides that one completely misunderstands the other and that the other is absolutely wrong about how the world spins on its geopolitical axis. Continue reading

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Good Stuff #55 | Southbank Centre Food Market

This latest list of good stuff is filled with street eats enjoyed during a forage through Southbank Centre Food Market, which celebrated its one year anniversary last Friday. Continue reading

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Brasserie Blanc Southbank

Brasserie Blanc Southbank has reopened with a new spiffy new look. I liked what I saw (and tasted) during my recent snoop. Continue reading

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London Eye Goes Wonka for Easter

The London Eye offers a taste of pure imagination this Easter by partnering with the West End hit musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory for an immersive experience for families. Continue reading

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wonder.land at the National Theatre

wonder.land: it’s a tale we all know well, this time reexamined through the prism of our 21st century addiction to the digital doings on our gadgets’ screens and good old fashioned teenage malaise. Continue reading

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Window to the World with LG OLED and Bompas & Parr

Promising “maximum picture quality and minimum power consumption,” LG reckons its new OLED TV is a game changer. Continue reading

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Cocoa-Centric Cuisine at Rabot 1745, Borough Market

Rabot 1745 is Hotel Chocolat’s cocoa-based restaurant. Set in the heart of Borough Market with an expansive terrace offering commanding views over the market this shop/café/bar/restaurant is a great place to sneak a chocolate treat, grab a drink (especially if you’re in the mood to peruse a fantastic list of rums – just be sure to enquire about what rums are behind the bar but possibly not mentioned in the drinks list) and/or have a surprisingly sophisticated meal. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Borough Market

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From Field to Mouth: The British Museum of Food opens in Borough Market

Recently opened to the public, the British Museum of Food is an interesting take on British culture from the perspective of what we eat. For the first time in world history, a stunning set of exhibits has been curated to introduce the evolution of how people understand and relate to their food, what part it plays in daily life, and how it is made. Part science museum, part art gallery, and part history tour, it gives guests an interactive seat at the table, inviting them to listen, touch, and yes – taste the exhibits. Continue reading

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Win a Limited Edition Bottle of Absolut Vodka #ElectrikLondon

Absolut has launched its latest limited edition bottle: Absolut Electrik. The metallic range – available in blue and silver – evokes a feeling of energy capable of turning any night electric. The launch continues the Absolut Nights mission to transform the night by infusing it with creativity. Here in London that creativity will be felt in an upcoming event at Bankside Vaults, Blackfriars, SE1 9UF. Want to win your own ultra sleek Electrik bottle or attend the upcoming Electrik event? Continue reading

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Waffle On at The Watch House

Waffle On at The Watch House is an evening kitchen takeover that, as far as I know, is an indefinite collaboration. Still, I’d recommend heading over ASAP because Waffle On’s buttermilk waffles are delish and The Watch House is comfortably cosy café whether you’re craving waffles or not. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Druid Street

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London Daily Photo: Druid Street

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The Fire Station Hots up Waterloo Once Again

After a year long refurb, The Fire Station near Waterloo Station has reopened with a new look and menu. I tagged along to the relaunch last month and liked what I saw and what I tasted. Continue reading

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Get Ready to Crave the New Druid Street Market

Okay folks, I’ve got a couple of phrases I’d like you to repeat after me. The first one is “kimchi and Stilton grilled cheese sandwich” as this is the future of what you shall crave. The other is “Druid Street Market,” which is an important phrase to remember because that’s were you’re gonna head on Saturday to take a bite out of this ultra-umami toastie. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Tanner Street

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London Daily Photo: Bermondsey

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London Daily Photo: The Marquis of Wellington

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Camino Tapas Bar Carves a Path to a New Bankside Location

Furthering restaurateur Richard Bigg’s vision of casual Spanish dining in Britain, Camino Bankside offers Londoners more opportunity to enjoy Executive Chef Nacho Del Campo’s smart menu of tapas, sharing platters and more in a stylish setting with plenty of outdoor seating. Continue reading

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Live in Italian, Live from London Pop-Up at Potters Fields Park

Hosted sparkling water super brand S.Pellegrino in partnership with two Michelin starred chefs, Theo Randall of The Intercontinental and Phil Howard of The Square, the pop-up sees the chefs cooking “each evening with an exclusively created three-course-menu, perfectly paired with fine Italian wines,” while also providing live demonstrations of each course “within an intimate candlelit setting and guests will be encouraged to ask their burning cooking questions.” During the day there’s a lunchtime service with dishes created by Chris Denney, Head Chef at the popular Covent Garden restaurant, Four to Eight. And that’s what I had for lunch yesterday – a bite of Chris’ dishes. Continue reading

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Review: The Motherf**ker with the Hat, National Theatre

American playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis’ award-winning and 100% N-Y-motherf**king-C story of fidelity fraught with fatigue and compulsion proved a hit in the city where it’s set when it premiered on Broadway in 2011. Now the show has crossed the proverbial pond with the promise of wowing London theatregoers from now to the end of August. Continue reading

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Carsten Höller: Decision at Hayward Gallery

Multi-storey isometric slides, flying mushrooms, upside down goggles, roaming beds, and more – all accessed via opaque “Decision Corridors” – artist Carsten Höller brings a large scale interventionist good time to the Hayward Gallery with the promise of a delightful disorientating experience with his show, Decision on now through the summer before the gallery shuts its doors for a couple of years of renovation. Continue reading

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A Simple Space at Udderbelly Festival: No Frills Just Thrills and Simply Amazing Acrobatic Stunts

Wow! I was blown away at last night’s press preview performance by A Simple Space, a no-frills show direct from Australia which “champions the incredibly artistry of the human body over traditional circus gimmicks.” Continue reading

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Review: The Curiosity Cabaret at The Old Operating Theatre, London Bridge

Science inspires art in The Curiosity Cabaret, a new limited run production of first ever cabarets in the style of a history of medicine lecture. Founded by medical doctor and circus owner Dr Clive Selwyn, the shows “fuse science and … Continue reading

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The Curiosity Cabaret: Offbeat, Potentially Poignant and Probably Gruesome?

Science inspires art in The Curiosity Cabaret, a new production coming to London for a limited run this December and the first ever cabaret in the style of a history of medicine lecture. Founded by medical doctor and circus owner Dr Clive Selwyn, the show “will fuse science and the arts together to create an entertaining cabaret experience” and will be held at The Old Operating Theatre in London Bridge, an actual operating theatre dating from 1822. Continue reading

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Miss Behave’s Gameshow at London Wonderground

Miss Behave and her glamourous assistant Harriet (aka a rather thickly bearded Harry Clayton-Wright) wedge a full-on and eclectic variety show into a wacky gameshow demanding out of (and sometimes even on top of) your seats audience participation. It’s at once arbitrary, absurd, inane, and asinine … not to mention astoundingly fun! Ya got two more opportunities to catch Miss Behave at the London Wonderground. If you’re keen for camped up and mildly dirty entertainment, you’d be wise to book your tickets now. Continue reading

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8 Great Gin Bars in London (OneTravel)

Gin. It’s a London thing. So it’s no surprise that this city has some of the best bars to drink it. Here’s a look at eight great places to enjoy an elbow bender with the infamous Mother’s Ruin. Read my … Continue reading

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Celebrate Norway Day Across the UK with 99p Fish and Chips – 17 May

Happy Norway Day? Ja!. Here’s the scoop on a tasty and affordable way to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the Norwegian constitution. The Norwegian Seafood Council is partnering with 99 fish and chip shops across Britain to offer folks a chance to purchase a portion of the UK’s preferred takeaway for only 99p. Continue reading

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Win Lunch for Two at Hutong, The Shard

Not my comp but a tasty one indeed! So I thought I’d pass on the details about an especially yummy opportunity to win a free dim sum lunch for two at a restaurant I really love – Hutong at The … Continue reading

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Delightful and Lofty Dining: The New Dim Sum Lunch Menu at Hutong, The Shard

The recently launched dim sum menu at Hutong proves an ideal opportunity for Sunday brunching. I very much enjoyed a chance to sample this upscale restaurant’s dim sum lunch menu a few weekend’s ago. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: High Bars and Bold

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London Daily Photo: Stoney Street

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Breakfast at Tapas Brindisa London Bridge? ¡Muy Bien!

Tapas Brindisa London Bridge has updated its breakfast menu and the hours it’s available. The results are muy bien and the portions are very definition of muchísimo. Continue reading

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