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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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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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Win a Comida Fest Hamper Filled with Brazilian Food and Drink

I’ve teamed up with Latin street food festival, Comida Fest, and Brazilian Products Online to run an especially zesty and generous competition offering one tikichris reader the chance to win a hamper packed full of delicious Brazilian food and drink valued at £60. 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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London Daily Photo: Cloudy Sky Boat

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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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London Daily Photo: Tanabata Fukinagashi Decorations | Southbank Centre

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Summer Festivals at London’s South Bank (OneTravel)

Summertime in London means it’s time to head to the riverside to see what’s up and festive. A calendar full of events scheduled for London’s South Bank aims to delight locals and visitors alike with something for virtually every interest … 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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Good Stuff #42

Good stuff and lots of it! Here’s the lowdown on some fine things to see, sip or savour – all of which I’ve recently come across and thought were worth sharing with you. Enjoy. Jean-Pierre Braganza Limited Edition Sunglasses for … Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: South Bank Summer This Way

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London Daily Photo: Waterloo

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Review of Moët Academy

Last week Maddie Salters embarked upon an adventure in London’s Southbank that would take her into the heart of France’s Champagne region. Celebrated brand Moët & Chandon re-created the vineyards and wine cellars of its lush estate at OXO along the … Continue reading

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Moët & Chandon: The Champagne Region Comes to Londontown

Moët & Chandon is perhaps the most recognisable name in Champagne. Its impressive estate, nestled into the heart of the Champagne Region of France, produces full-bodied sips, often with bold fruity notes and a gentle finish. As of 13 April, Moët & Chandon will bring the magic of its Épernay vineyards to Southbank in London, to delight the palates and imaginations of visitors. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: nal Theatr

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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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Win a Pair of Tickets to LIMBO at London Wonderground

LIMBO fires up the Southbank Centre once more from now until the 17th of August with circus as you’ve never seen it – wild, wicked and out of this world! Hot on the heels of an international tour, the stunning original cast returns to whisk audiences into a sinister netherworld of jaw-dropping contortion, gut-churning aerial acrobatics, nail-biting stunts and staggering illusions. Sounds like a blast, right? Keep reading to find out how to win a pair of tickets for free. Continue reading

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Best London Pizza – 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 … 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: Henry Winkler, OBE

Henry Winkler was in town last night to switch on the Christmas lights at the London Marriott Hotel County Hall. Best known for playing Arthur Fonzarelli on the long run American television series Happy Days, the 68 year old actor is in the UK at the moment promoting and supporting his My Way! campaign to encourage children with learning difficulties. Winkler was made an honorary Officer of the British Empire in September 2011 “for services to children with special educational needs and dyslexia in the UK”. Continue reading

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Excellent Steaks and More at Gillray’s Steakhouse & Bar, County Hall

A recent visit to Gillray’s Steakhouse & Bar at The London Marriott Hotel had me enjoying finely crafted cocktails and tucking into an amazingly satisfying mega-steak dinner. Here’s a quick report on what made my meal so special along with details on how you can dine with a discount if you tell ’em tikichris sent you. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: The Last Instinct at Gillray’s Steakhouse & Bar

Man oh man! I got an education last night from Jaume Beato, lead bartender at Gillray’s Steakhouse & Bar at the Marriott Hotel County Hall. From a crash course in the history and global reach of gin (Gillray’s keeps close to 70 different gins behind the bar) to how to mix a classic cocktail … Continue reading

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Explore London’s South Bank (CheapOair)

have a look at all the fun waiting for you on the south side of London’s historic River Thames. Here’s a list of the area’s top attractions. Of course, you’ll find fantastic hotels located amid these great venues. It’s a well connected part of town as well with a handful of Tube stations and rail services – even Thames Clipper river boat services – all just an easy stroll away. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: At the Beanotown Cafe

Southbank Centre celebrates 75 years of Beano.

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London Daily Photo: Long Live Southbank

Stop the relocation of the Southbank Skate Park. Find out more and sign the petition at llsb.com.

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London Daily Photo: South Bank Showers

Jeppen Hein’s interactive fountain, Appearing Rooms, outside Queen Elizabeth Hall

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London Daily Photo: Bankside

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London Daily Photo: Fan

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Herbfest at London’s Southbank Centre (OneTravel)

Herbfest is a new “botanical experience” for summer 2013 at London’s riverside Southbank Centre. It’s part of the centre’s greater Festival of Neighbourhood which runs until September 8th and offers locals and visitors alike with a nicely scented opportunity to … Continue reading

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#Herbfest at the Southbank Centre

Herbfest is a new “botanical experience” for summer 2013 at Southbank. It’s part of the greater Festival of Neighbourhood running until 8 September and provides London folk a riparian reason to learn about herbs, eat food prepared with fresh herbs and simply relax in a leafy green urban oasis. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Much Ado

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London Daily Photo: Ramp

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