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Great food, tasty wine and a summer roof terrace at Vivo, N1

Islington’s Upper Street is not short of a good place to eat; any new eatery certainly has its work cut out! But for Vivo - Upper Street’s latest Italian offering – success appears to have come easily. Opened in October 2013 by brothers Will and Ben Thompson, Vivo – a bakery, restaurant and bar concept – provides […]

Feast@Fitzrovia: Mon 30th June – Fri 4th July

On Monday 30th June, Fitzrovia – home of many a great food joint – will launch its first ever, week-long food festival, Feast@Fitzrovia. Throughout the week,  eateries – both large and small – will be showcasing special menus and promotions,  from Michelin starred food to the Friday ‘Chilli’ Challenge. Highlights include: The Three Chefs – Tuesday 1st July The headline act […]

Pssst! Prohibition party THIS SATURDAY…

On Saturday 28th June, glamorous pleasure-seekers are invited to party like it’s 1922 at party pioneer Bourne & Hollingsworth‘s latest Prohibition party. What began as small but high octane party for 50 in Bourne & Hollingsworth’s original speakeasy bar has grown over the last seven years into one of London’s most successful parties. Taking place at the Bloomsbury […]

New bar find in N1: Simmons Bar

by LOUISE HOOTON Eight years ago this month while walking up York Way on the way home to my flat on Caledonian Road, I was approached by the most terrifying ‘thing’ that to this day I have ever seen. It was a she he; it had a face like Chuckie; it wore a micro pleather […]

This Week We’re Loving…(12.04.14)

by LOUISE HOOTON SAKE COCKTAILS Between 7th April and 19th May, Sake No Hana (part of the Hakkasan group) will celebrate the arrival of Spring and Japanese cherry blossom season with the launch of “Sakura at Sake no Hana”, a pretty  pop-up cherry blossom garden bar. Inspired by “sakura” blossom and “hanami”, the centuries-old Japanese […]

This Week We’re Loving…(24.03.14)

DATE NIGHTS Whether you’re dating proper, or on a date night with your betrothed, then head on down to Voltaire this month for a night of cocktails and romance. Hidden beneath the London streets just near the river by Blackfriars bridge are a collection of nine private vaults. Each seats between two and ten people […]

From Budapest to Hackney via the Caribbean…

  Secret Cinema – The Grand Budapest Hotel Secret Cinema’s latest immersive adventure transports London thrillseekers to Wes Anderson’s imaginary state of Zubrowka as it screens the director’s latest film ahead of it’s official release. The creative brains behind London’s favourite cinematic experience have recreated The Grand Budapest Hotel in a secret location in Central London. Throughout […]

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