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London Mulled Wine Festival

Published on November 20th, 2015 | by Clarissa Waldron

Halloween and Bonfire Night have been put to bed for another year and with that the emphasis on Christmas has emerged as the festive season draws ever near. One of the first Christmas themed events in London’s expansive social calendar was its first ever Mulled Wine Festival, as curated by Yelp, the champion of local businesses. Between November 12-14th, from midday to 9pm, the destination was Covent Garden piazza, the weather was chilly, the product was (pretty much) anything mulled wine related, the entrance was free and the place was packed. The opening night coincided with the turning on of the 100,000 Christmas lights in Covent Garden, no doubt perfectly co-ordinated to get everyone ... Read More

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The Exhibit, Balham

Published on November 18th, 2015 | by Gavin

The dreaded words “Zone Three” send a shiver down the spine of those who only see London through the over protected bubble of Central London. I often get a similar response from trendy East London residents when uttering the words “South” and “London” in the same breath. But that’s not a bad thing though, because their snobbery means many of my favourite places remain unspoilt, where I can spontaneously go for Sunday brunch without needing to book two weeks in advance. Balham is a fine example of a district that has remained relatively true to its community roots despite the invasion of Foxton’s Estate Agents and artisanal bakeries. The Exhibit ... Read More

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Wünderlust, Deptford

Published on November 16th, 2015 | by Ben Southwood

Wünderlust is on a big red bus. That’s right: they’ve taken what was ‘The Big Red Pizza Bus’ and turned it into a restaurant. The seats are turned around into comfortable two or four-person booths; there are cool adjustable table lamps for lighting; and otherwise it’s just a unique restaurant. It’s true that it does bear repeating how great it is to sit and enjoy a meal in the atmospheric upper deck of a retired London bus, and even though it puts quite a space between you and the waiting staff, you never feel ignored. But if you think this would be the places’ only selling point, you’d be wrong. ... Read More


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Martell Cognac’s France 300 Celebration Dinner

Published on November 13th, 2015 | by Tatei Montejo

When I got invited to “an intimate dinner to celebrate Martell’s 300th anniversary dinner” all I had to ponder over was what to wear, attendance was a must. I’d be lying if I said I was a cognac expert but I was very keen to learn and more importantly, I was very excited to meet three heavyweights from the worlds of illustration, food and drink — that’s Malika Favre, Michelin-star chef Pascal Aussignac, and Hawksmoor Spitalfields’ mixologist Clotilde Lataille. As part of the ‘tricentenaire’, Martell Cognac and L’Officiel Paris led a worldwide search to find the 300 most influential French talents across gastronomy, art, fashion, mixology and entertainment and show how French lifestyle has infiltrated UK culture. The Martell ... Read More

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The London Cabaret Club Presents London Never Dies

Published on November 11th, 2015 | by Gavin

Despite the recent popularity of prohibition bars, Blitz parties, and victory rolls, it’s somewhat surprising that 1940s style cabaret shows haven’t enjoyed a revival in London. I mean, what’s not to love about enjoying some light hearted entertainment over a meal and a glass of wine? However there is one beacon of hope that has consistently created uniquely British cabaret since 2013, and following a change of venue, they invited us to attend their equally fantastic new show. Before I continue, I must admit to hoIding a candle for the London Cabaret Club as it was one of the first events I attended after starting I’m A Londoner, and I ... Read More

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Piquet, Soho

Published on November 9th, 2015 | by Ben Southwood

I’ll say it right up: Piquet is my new favourite place to be in London. In the last three weeks I’ve been three times, and I plan to go back again as soon as possible. Everything about Piquet is faultless, from the concept, to the rooms, to the service, to the menu design, to the cocktails, to the whimsical name (a semi-eponymous play on the head chef, Allan Pickett). Piquet is very much a French restaurant, but it’s also a British restaurant. Allan Pickett is from Kent, but inspired by French cooking, and it shines through. Dishes on the menu are French regional recipes, but with strikingly British seasonal ingredients: ... Read More

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Movember @ Ruffians, Covent Garden

Published on November 6th, 2015 | by Clarissa Waldron

Movember has officially begun and in preparation for the bearded bonanza, Covent Garden’s very own high-brow, swanky barbers, Ruffians, got busy last week ringing in the month-long mammoth event. Following on from their successful 2014 collaboration with their friends The Movember Foundation, the Scottish barbers invited in some new friends to help host their event. So what gels perfectly with groomed handlebar moustaches and beehive beards? A boozy cocktail that’s only found beside one of the best steaks in the city of course. Yep, for the two nights, Smith and Wollensky donated their cocktail making services to lubricate lips while Ruffians turned fuzzy faces into born-again hairless wonders, dishing out their blade-blending services for ... Read More

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Aladino’s, Kensington

Published on November 4th, 2015 | by Gavin

The hustle and bustle of London life isn’t for everyone; whether it’s squeezing onto a packed tube with someone’s armpit in your face or getting shoulder barged by a suit running late for their 8:45 meeting, it’s something Londoners have come to expect as the norm and we don’t bat an eyelid. But what if I offered you the chance to get away from it all for a few hours? Being whisked away to a land far, far away where the stresses of London living simply melt away. Too good to be true you say? Well that’s exactly what happened when I visited Aladino’s, Kensington’s latest Mediterranean delight. About ten ... Read More

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Menu Relaunch at Barrio Soho

Published on November 2nd, 2015 | by Ben Southwood

The thing that is most commonly bad about bad cocktails is that they’re too sweet. Either the bar makes a regular cocktail sweeter than it should be, or they serve only extremely sweet long drinks, heavy on syrup and fruit juice. Syrups have their place, but they are a lazy way to mask alcohol and if they aren’t used judiciously they ruin a drink. I suspect I’m not alone in this opinion, but there must be a big enough chunk of people that either disagree or don’t care, otherwise the places purveying these sickly, saccharine concoctions would go out of business. Thankfully, Barrio is not one of these bad bars ... Read More


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Win: Alfred Lamb’s Single Cask Rum

Published on November 1st, 2015 | by admin

***Competition now closed, congratulations to our winner @Kezra_Kinkz*** For those that read my Rum Experience Week roundup, you will already be aware of how much I enjoyed my first sip of the brand new Single Cask rum from Lamb’s. The exclusive first batch of this sipping rum is limited to only 154 bottles, and we’ve been crafty enough to snag one to give away to one lucky reader (worth £80)! Lamb’s is arguably the biggest name in the world of Navy rum and is the standard by which all are measured. This reputation is partly down to their rich London heritage encompassing over 165 years of rum craftsmanship and this ... Read More

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