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Central London

Maple and Fitz Fitzrovia

Maple and Fitz, Fitzrovia

Published on July 6th, 2015 | by Sophia Longhi

Eat. Juice. Be happy. This is the mantra emblazoned across the canopy to Maple and Fitz, the latest healthy food eatery in Fitzrovia and the first cold-pressed juice bar. If the smiling, glowing, bright-skinned staff are anything to go by, they certainly practice what they preach, inspiring visitors to exclaim, ‘I’ll have what she’s having!’ Well, with no Meg Ryan orgasm scene required, you can have what she’s having. ‘She’, being Adria, the founder of Maple and Fitz, wants you to have what she’s having – and that’s where the concept for Maple and Fitz began. Passionate about food and living a healthy lifestyle, Adria found that it was difficult to ... Read More


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Taste of London 2015

Taste of London 2015 Festival Highlights

Published on July 3rd, 2015 | by Gavin

Taste of London held annually in Regent’s Park is the undoubted foodie highlight of the calendar. Unlike any other street food festival in London, it features many of the capital’s most exclusive restaurants and gives guests the chance to sample Michelin star quality food at a fraction of the price (around £5-£12 per dish). Every year I attend and there’s always something that blows my mind, so without further ado, here are my personal highlights from the 5 day festival: Chai Wu Based in Harrods, this Chinese restaurant had some awesome dishes on the menu including some tempting wagyu beef skewers, however my pick was the roast duck, hoisin, and ... Read More


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Members of the press taking part in a rally event with Jimmy McRae at The London Rally School on May 28 2015.

Rally Driving with Jimmy McRae

Published on July 2nd, 2015 | by Gavin

Whenever I get behind the wheel of my modest Honda Civic, I often wish it was an Audi Quattro and I’m lining up on the grid for the World Rally Championships. I finally got my chance when I was invited to go to a rally day hosted by none other than Jimmy McRae, winner of no less than five British Rally Championships and the father of the late Colin McRae, the biggest name to ever grace the sport. The experience took place at the London Rally School, but don’t be deceived by the name, it’s actually on a farm in Bicester about an hour and a half away from Central ... Read More


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LssF

London Short Story Festival, Piccadilly

Published on July 1st, 2015 | by Francesca Baker

In Waterstones, Piccadilly, over four summer days, a motley collection of individuals from all areas of the reading world gathered together to celebrate a much forgotten genre: the short story. At the 2015 London Short Story Festival readings, masterclasses, discussions and round tables all filled the time table, leaving there a lot to learn, and much to be enjoyed. Covering all aspects of the publishing industry, 65 writers and speakers were on the bill, including names such as Joe Dunthorne, Julia Bell, Ben Okri, Tania Hershman and Cathy Calvin, and organisations such as Unthank, Granta, Ambit and English Pen. We all like community, and gathering together with people who have ... Read More


South London

No 32 The Old Town

No.32 The Old Town, Clapham

Published on June 30th, 2015 | by Ben Southwood

Oh, but Clapham Common is a lovely spot! Being the strange character I am, I decided to walk to No. 32 Old Town after work instead of getting the bus, which took about an hour from Westminster, mainly down Wandsworth Road. By the end of the trip you find yourself walking through a beautiful allotment/churchyard, past some of South London’s glorious terraces and semis, and into the cluster of pubs and restaurants right by the beautiful common itself. I actually stumbled into No. 32 a few weeks ago, the day after Field Day festival, and had an excellent rejuvenating Bloody Mary in some extremely comfortable seats downstairs. This time, I ... Read More


Central London

TOZI - Exterior

Tozi, Victoria

Published on June 29th, 2015 | by Rebecca Anne Milford

It was a hot, muggy day at the beginning of summer as I wandered from Victoria station, heading the five minutes towards Tozi bar and restaurant. I must say, I’ve always thought of this area as more of a crossover place – where I’ll be coming or going on to somewhere else. But as I wandered to Gillingham Street it dawned on me how ideally Tozi is located. It’s just off the beaten track enough that it isn’t swamped with tourists, and yet has a postcode smack in the middle of the action. The heat was getting to me and I was regretting not having checked out what kind of ... Read More


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Falling Skies Feast, Old Street

Published on June 26th, 2015 | by Gavin

Two arms? Check. No violent fever? Check. I’ve eaten aliens and lived to tell the tale (although four arms would have been pretty amazing). No I’ve not turned loopy, earlier this week I was invited to Old Street’s ‘Magic Roundabout’ for the launch of Fallen Skies and alien grub was aplenty! Highly acclaimed sci-fi series Fallen Skies returns to Fox on 30th June for its fifth and final season, so to cushion the blow of losing such an iconic show, Fox in collaboration with Miss Cakehead, threw a Falling Skies Feast to give the show a fond farewell. For those unfamiliar with the show, it’s based around a futuristic alien ... Read More


East London

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Street Kitchen, Broadgate Circle

Published on June 25th, 2015 | by Gavin

In the shadows of Liverpool Street station, a mecca for London foodies has popped up seemingly out of nowhere. Broadgate Circle has literally popped up out of nowhere and is set to be one of the most picturesque spots in the city over the summer for a long lunch or boozy evening.  My personal highlights in the foodie hub include Franco Manca pizzas, José Pizarro tapas, Shoryu Ramen, and having attended the opening last week, I’m fallen in love with Street Kitchen’s sandwich bar. Street Kitchen are arguably the most recognisable London street food vendor, thanks largely to their American style Airstream vans and those burgers. Founded by two of ... Read More


Drinks

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Ohayo Tomorrow Hangover Cure

Published on June 23rd, 2015 | by Gavin

Hangover cures are a fickle thing, what works for one, certainly doesn’t work for all. I should know because I’ve tried them all; Bloody Mary breakfast, Alka-Seltzer, and even desperately struggling through a gym workout. All have failed me at one time or another, the only one that has consistently worked, ironically, is beer, a drink I don’t usually indulge in on a night out. Now however, a new remedy that has extensively tested on live “patients” and 100% of test subjects stated that it helped the next day. How you ask? Well Ohayo Tomorrow is a 150ml bottle filled with all kinds of goodness including B vitamins, electrolytes and ... Read More


Central London

Cuisson Pop Down Borough Barista

Cuisson Pop Down, Piccadilly

Published on June 22nd, 2015 | by Ben Southwood

I puzzled over all of the press info for Cuisson’s ‘Pop-Down’, trying to work out what made this a ‘pop-down’ as opposed to a ‘pop-up’. It seemed to be roughly the same as any other pop-up supperclub: only running for a couple of months; room not usually used for restauranting; only about 25 covers; limited kitchen apparatus; couple of chefs with strong experience fresh off other jobs. Eventually I discovered that the reason was simply that Cuisson’s Pop-Down is downstairs in Borough Barista coffee shop on Charles II Street (inbetween Pall Mall and Piccadilly). The ‘concept’ at Pop-Down is interactivity. In theory, you are supposed to go up and ‘help’ them ... Read More


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