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Firstly, an apology for my comments made in my last blog post. "The weather's great but I don't want to jinx it" said I, without properly understanding the consequences of my actions. And now, fellow Londoners, I've singlehandedly subjected the lot...read more
In the 1800s Camden underwent a period of incredible transformation. The development of the railways meant a dramatic increase in noise and pollution; Camden went from being a semi-rural, well-to-do, middle class area to an industrial down-at-heel on...read more
Head to Trafalgar Square this weekend for a healthy dose of glitz and glamour as all the best from the West End stage is brought to you in a free showcase including The Lion K...read more
Husband and wife team Vineet and Rashima Bhatia are the duo behind Rasoi, one of London’s most forward-thinking Indian restaurants. Rasoi is also one of All In London's top 10...read more
Due to a serious horse riding accident, I was not able to visit London in the past year. I miss being there and seeing good plays. But that is about to change. Ofcourse nothing beats a night out in the West End. Top class actors and actresses play fo...read more
It’s been almost twelve months but one of the most innovative bars to grace London’s nightlife scene in the past few years returns at the end of this month… and about time too...read more
The Superman franchise has been rebooted more often than an ASUS running Windows '95. (C'mon, we're a website, we're allowed the odd geek joke.) In this re-telling of the Supe...read more
Netil Market; Broadway Market's new rival.....read more
Where is it?
It’s comfortably straddled between Victoria Park and the Olympic Park, but in spite of this it’s still a bit of a no man’s land. However now that Shoreditch is the new West End, the wheels of gentrification are dribbling forward. Hac...read more
There’s a truly stellar line-up for Hampton Court Palace Festival 2013 where the beautiful Tudor courtyard of the Palace provides the setting for great acts such as Jools Holl...read more
Yes I know it's still five months away, but new of this exhibition excited me o much I just had to share. Get it in your diary now, for this is one you will not want to miss.
This autumn, Somerset House, in partnership with the Isabella Blow Found...read more
The perfect bronzer is undoubtedly a make-up bag must-have, especially in summer. I’ve picked three of my favourites that might just help you make finding your dream buy that little bit easier…
A dark horse in the bronzer race for me this summer i...read more
With even the merest hint of sun on show all thoughts turn to a barbecue... so let's take a look at the most exciting new food for the barbee!...read more
London festival season has arrived and this year everyone from rap superstars to international techno DJs are in town. We’re more excited than we were at our first foam party!...read more
It's June, it's a summer of sorts (the weather's great but I don't want to jinx it) and the evenings are long. Time to raise the heart rate al fresco by heading to your nearest park.
Throughout June I'll be looking at the best green spaces for yo...read more
I made quick visits to a couple of visual arts and fashion related exhibitions this week:
Fashion photography at Blumenfield Studios (Somerset House)
“Berlin born photographer Erwin Blumenfield was one of the more internationally sought after p...read more
I’d been told to meet my guide Mark at 1020am by the Sir John Betjeman (poet Laureate and a key mover in the preservation of much Victorian heritage) statue and it took me a while to find it on the upper level of St Pancras station. If he’d mentioned...read more
There are already dozens of lists of irritating things about London in existence, all detailing the niggles we already know of, but how many actually give you a positive spin on city’s foibles? Read on for a mostly optimistic list of London’s most an...read more
My teen daughter had asked about a visit to The Shard a couple of times and it seemed like it might make an interesting end to the half term holiday. Everyone I had asked about it had said that they were truly impressed so I went online and was surpr...read more
The Chime for Change show – founded by Gucci and headlined by Beyonce with a host of supporting stars – rocked Twickenham Stadium last night. Whilst providing a spectacular show, it also educated the 50,000 ecstatic people present and the millions wh...read more
Born in Trinidad in 1915, Claudia Jones grew up in Harlem in the early part of the 20th century. Her family moved there when she was a child, as the post-war recession took hold of the Caribbean island, although their fortunes didn’t fare much better...read more
Readers, I am in love.
Last week, I discovered a fashion bargain so vast, so wonderous, I almost want to keep it a secret. However, I've already got mine, so here goes...
Ladies and gentlemen; I discovered an iconic Lulu Guinness Lips clutch ba...read more
Something I've been meaning to try for ages, this week I finally got round to pimping my talons with one of Nails Inc's much-coveted Bling It On kits.
The original Bling It On - Leather & Skulls was a sell out after being pictured on the digits of...read more
You will undoubtedly want to keep your eyes on www.aspinaloflondon.com later this summer for the launch of the new AW13 collection once you get a glimpse of it...
Inspired by the architecture of Hampton Court Palace, the limited edition Tudor Rose...read more
Every year, an armada of nutters sets off to row the Atlantic in titchy boats. The voyage from the Canary Islands to Antigua takes months to complete and the crossing is entirely self-supported: huge food rations, communications and safety equipment...read more
When I went to collect my young companion who would accompany me to this production at Richmond Theatre, she was dressed all in pink – with a very bouncy net skirt – and wore a tiara and pink pearls very proudly.
Yes, we generated lots of smiles ...read more
A fashion find not to be overlooked eBay.co.uk, the UK’s biggest online marketplace, has launched a new 40-piece Spring/Summer, featuring hero pieces no summer wardrobe should be without.
Stylied by influential fashion blogger Navaz Batliwalla, a.k....read more
With the launch of the brand's most innovative product in a decade imminent, ghd announced this morning that it has brought world-renowned session stylist Sam McKnight together with leading fashion photographer Rankin to create a stand-out campaign....read more
I can’t believe the time is upon us for another Bank Holiday weekend – where did the last month go? It appears this weekend will be predictably average temperature, wishy-washy, no real sun; so with picnics in the park and barbecues off the menu we m...read more
Yes, we are all fed up with the miserable weather. Even the dogs who seem to know that without the sunshine, we are more likely to stay indoors or cut our walks short. But in the watery sunshine on Sunday we decided to get out there and try to find o...read more
In early 2013 coffee shop Harris + Hoole made headlines when it was revealed Tesco is one of its financial backers. This provoked the ire of many customers who felt duped by the coffee shop’s image, one that emulated an independent store with its bla...read more
Whether you're an internet dating newbie, or had a dalliance with every site under the sun, here are 10 top tips for internet dating;
1. Pick the right site. The site you pick reflects what you're looking for; some are all about getting a ring on ...read more
I have just booked my second summer holiday of three; a week on the Amalfi coast in Italy with two girlfriends. I'm imagining it will be very Talented Mr Ripley meets the SS13 Dolce & Gabbana campaign; lots of 50s sundresses, cat's eye shades and das...read more
An all-day all-night feast, Balans Soho is part of a small and select chain, nestling in the most cosmopolitan areas of London, including Earls Court, Kensington and Westfields. Balans also moonlight over in the US with a number of locations cruising...read more
Something of a local treasure, The Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club has been hosting the craziest parties for years.
Not quite as standard as the name might suggest - although it does retain a working men’s club in the basement – the space caters...read more
If you head to a restaurant on the Dalmatian coast, a tasty, whole grilled squid with heaps of crunchy greens and potatoes will set you back around £7. Is it 100% perfectly cooked? It might not be, but everything is sweeter when you spend very little...read more
The Mall Tavern is one of those modern gastropubs with elements of old fashioned charm that are so de rigeur these days, in this case aided by glass cabinets and chandeliers. It’s an attractive pub, and clearly a popular one with locals. Both the bar...read more
London's rooftops are hot right now - not literally, this summer they're getting rained upon more often than not. But this hasn't deterred whoever has some roof space going spare from trying to make the most of it. From Frank's Campari Bar on top of ...read more