• Central London Sky Garden Walkie Talkie
  • Just Opened Joes Southern Kitchen Kentish Town
  • West London La Suite West
  • Drinks Vii Hills Gin image
  • East London Tapas Revolution Shoreditch Bar
  • Central London Sky Garden
  • East London Psychic Burger
  • LDN Experiences Summer Workouts

Central London

BonBonniere hip hop night

BonBonniere Sushi and Hip Hop Party, Marylebone

Published on April 27th, 2015 | by Sophia Longhi

It could be the world’s most glamorous sweet shop, and probably the only one that serves a cocktail in a Swarovski encrusted Fabergé Egg with a diamond necklace on the side. Launched late last year, BonBonniere is Joe Fournier’s (of Whisky Mist, The Rose Club and Streaky Gin) latest gift to London’s most elite bon vivants. We were lucky enough to get a chance to experience this incredibly opulent venue at the launch of their new weekly Sushi + Hip Hop Party, where delicious sushi and super-premium cocktails were served up alongside the freshest hip hop beats. The exclusive invitation-only party, hosted by JPR Media, was packed to the brim ... Read More

Central London

Sky Garden Walkie Talkie

Sky Pod @ Sky Garden

Published on April 24th, 2015 | by Gavin

Move over Duck & Waffle, Aqua Shard, Paramount et al, there’s a new pretender in town vying for the title of best bar/restaurant to enjoy panoramic views of London. The Sky Garden opened up at the top of the “Walkie Talkie” building (aka 20 Fenchurch Street) last year, but being the hottest ticket in town, it’s taken me this long to finally get a glimpse from the 35th floor. The Sky Garden is built over three floors; the Sky Pod bar on the 35th floor, Darwin restaurant on the 36th which my colleague Sophia reviewed last week, and gourmet seafood restaurant Fenchurch overlooking both. Tonight we are at the Sky ... Read More

Just Opened

Joes Southern Kitchen Kentish Town

Joe’s Southern Kitchen, Kentish Town

Published on April 22nd, 2015 | by Gavin

Soul food is hard to do well in the UK and I think mainly it’s due to us Brits not sharing the same passion for fried foods as those in the Southern states of America. In fact, I don’t even think those living anywhere north of the Mississippi can compete with the finest that Louisiana or Tennessee has to offer. Don’t get me wrong, you can get some VERY good fried chicken in our city (including an ever expanding list of establishments offering chicken and waffles), but what about the other staples of a typical Cajun diet like collard greens, catfish, and corn bread? Joe’s Southern Kitchen is one restaurant ... Read More

West London

La Suite West

Raw @ La Suite West, Bayswater

Published on April 20th, 2015 | by Sophia Longhi

For some, vegan cuisine is just one brave new world too far away to order it, let alone serve a whole menu full of it. But, as if she could hear our arteries crying out ‘No more!’, Anouska Hempel decided to embrace this brave new world and go vegan for her latest hotel venture, La Suite West. Located in the chic district of Bayswater, La Suite West is a boutique hotel with 80 rooms and a beautiful garden terrace. Its only restaurant is exclusively vegan friendly (OK, for breakfast, and breakfast only, it does curiously offer meat), which is not what many would expect for a hotel hoping to attract ... Read More


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WIN: Signed Bottle of Vii Hills Gin

Published on April 17th, 2015 | by admin

The weather has finally turned so it’s officially gin & tonic season. Following our recent tasting of VII Hills gin, we declared it one of our favourites in a G&T.  So not wanting our loyal followers to miss out, we are giving away a bottle signed by the three owners to one lucky I’m A Londoner reader! How to Enter For your chance to win the bottle of VII Hills London Dry Grin (70cl / 43% ABV); follow both @ImALondonerUK & @ViiHillsGin then RT any of our tweets relating to this competition.   *COMPETITION* RT & Follow @ImALondonerUK & @VIIHillsGin to #win signed Vii Hills Gin! T&Cs> http://t.co/BXcaEWbIV9 pic.twitter.com/VQX6hFOqZH — ... Read More

East London

Tapas Revolution Shoreditch Bar

Tapas Revolution, Shoreditch

Published on April 17th, 2015 | by Gavin

Follows the success of branches in Westfield Shepherds Bush and Bluewater, they have decided to branch out from busy shopping centres to Bethnal Green Road, a short walk from Shoreditch High St overground station. Tapas Revolution is owned by 28 year old chef Omar Allibhoy, a proud Madrileño know to Spaniards as “the crusader” with the sole purpose of bringing the best tapas to ‘the people’. How do I know this? There’s a mural of Che Guevara emblazed on the website, but upon closer inspection, it’s actually Omar (or possibly a modern day depiction of Jesus, I forgot to ask). The restaurant is spacious, bright and friendly, a well thought ... Read More


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VII Hills Gin

Published on April 16th, 2015 | by Gavin

The tagline “Crafted in England, Designed in Italy” sums up VII (seven) Hills Gin perfectly. Pride and passion go into every bottle of this spirit, and it’s all down to its Italian roots. VII Hills was created in 2014 by Italian bartenders Danilo Tersigni, Filippo Previero and Francesco Medici who all happen to work in Mayfair speakeasy Mr Fogg’s. If that wasn’t Italian enough for you, all twelve botanicals have been sourced from the motherland, and the name is based on the seven hills that Rome was built on. Not only that, it’s also the first 100% Italian London Dry on the market The bottle too is classic Roman Empire. ... Read More

Central London

Sky Garden

Darwin @ Sky Garden

Published on April 15th, 2015 | by Sophia Longhi

Move over Shard, there’s a new view in town. Around about now, you might just be able to get a booking for the hotly anticipated Sky Garden, 20 Fenchurch Street’s garden in the sky – ‘London’s highest public garden’. But far better to team your view with some cocktails and some dinner in one of their highrise restaurants – either the rather fine-looking Fenchurch Seafood Bar and Grill or the more informal, but nevertheless enticing, Darwin Brasserie. There’s certainly an air of excitement upon entering 20 Fenchurch Street, or the Walkie-Talkie, as it is colloquially known. It’s something to do with the glossy, sterilised sheen of the white lobby and ... Read More

East London

Psychic Burger

Psychic Burger @ The Victoria, Dalston

Published on April 14th, 2015 | by Lumy George

East London has been and continues to be a hot bed of expression, creativity and in recent years, some of London’s most exciting new eateries. Those familiar with the area I’m sure will have heard of or come across the iconic public house The Victoria. Located on Queensbridge road, The Victoria’s reputation of great live music, coupled with a vibrant welcoming atmosphere has made it a regular hang out for some of east London’s finest. With all these great things going for it, I’m sure your wondering how such could be elevated. Enter the wacky yet wonderful world of ‘Psychic burger’ that has teamed up with ‘The Victoria’ to provide ... Read More

LDN Experiences

Summer Workouts

Tatei’s Top Summer Body Workouts

Published on April 13th, 2015 | by Tatei Montejo

Running on a treadmill with no motivation other than completing the 20 minutes you set out to do so you can stop watching 1D music videos on the gym’s TV screens is not my idea of fun. Wandering around waiting for a machine to free up, only to find out it’s all sweaty and someone’s warmed up the seat for you isn’t either. Then again, I really wish it was, because my activities of choice do very little towards achieving a bikini body and the summer’s just around the corner. This is why I embarked on a mission to find fitness alternatives in London that would deliver results but didn’t ... Read More

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