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Having enjoyed this festive evening so much last year http://www.allinlondon.co.uk/blogs/showblog.php?post=2890 we returned this year full of enthusiasm especially as they said that the trail had been completely redesigned. So wearing cold and wet we...read more
If you're still seeking a jazzy pair of festive treads but don't have too much cash to splash, get thyself down to New Look before these bedazzled beauties sell out!
Glittery, glamorous, dripping in jewels, with a substantial strap and a solid chu...read more
Being the nail polish obsessive I am, I love nothing more than discovering a new shade to tickle my talons and the new Stardust polishes from Avon are certainly top of my festive shopping list.
Available in seven shades, from Black Sequins and Cry...read more
If the festive season is already taking its toll and you're feeling the need for a bit of R&R, lululemon athletica will be hosting festive yo-ho-ho-ga, mulled wine and merriment at Chelsea's Old Town Hall this evening.
Starting at 6pm (yoga start...read more
Not only is this eatery located within a stunning Grade II-listed building off Buckingham Palace Road but it's also patronised by some pretty high-class clientele... oh, and t...read more
It's OK, you don't have to see in the New Year watching a Jimmy Carr panel show, drinking sherry with your mum, dad and nan - let's find you something awesome to do......read more
“Bond, James Bond”. Those immortal words. This is definitely one for the boys - There are cars, motorcycles, boats and all manner of action-packed excitement at the “Bond in Motion” exhibition by the London Film Museum in Covent Garden (Wellington St...read more
Party season is upon us, along with the age old dilemma of what to wear. I'm not really a dress kind of girl, unless it's a super-fancy occasion that requires one, so with a slew of Christmas parties in the next few weeks, along with my impeding 30th...read more
Covent Garden never fails to be a joy to kids and adults alike and Christmas time is no exception. Lots of kiosks sell mulled wine for the adults and the kids can look in wonder at the decorations which include large shiny red baubles suspended from ...read more
Kids love panto – all that cheering and singing. And adults (men especially) will love this one too. After all, what’s not to like about the amazing legs of Jerry Hall and her surprisingly good ability to play the Wicked Queen with skill, grace, humo...read more
If you want to feel all lovely and warm and festive inside, then take a look at our ideas for getting in the mood ahead of the big day.
1 - Write your Christmas cards
"It costs too much." "It's an environmental no-no." "I won't get one back." "...read more
Dissatisfied with sausages on the market today? Then take matters into your own hands and build a better banger! Head to H G Walter butchers in West Kensington where they'll h...read more
Incredible décor, super-attentive service, exquisite traditional food with perfect presentation, treat yourself this Christmas and head to The Grill at The Dorchester for a to...read more
We've searched the capital for some of the most atmospheric, inventive and original ways to warm your cockles on a nippy winter's night; these include wigwams, warm baked brea...read more
I went for a stroll along the South Bank last night. And the spirit of Christmas was truly ignited. I sipped on a mulled wine laced with brandy, rubbed shoulders with the jolly people in the crowds, gazed at all the twinkling lights and browsed some ...read more
EatFirst is having a stab at re-inventing the way people buy their lunch.
City goers no longer have to go into a shop and be faced with the same old menu. Now they can download the app, choose a meal that has been cooked by a Michelin star traine...read more
No other eight words inject quite so much fear around the festive period... luckily, we're on hand to guide you....read more
I've just returned from a little festive vacay in New York, the city that never sleeps and the city that does Christmas on steroids. Nowhere does the festive season like it and oh, the SMELLS. If you like your Christmas scents on the sweet side, Amer...read more
I saw someone wearing this to an awards ceremony last week and, amongst the sea of black taffeta and slightly offensive-looking 90s eveningwear, it dazzled and glistened like a homing beacon.
Another gem of an ASOS find, behold, the Needle and Th...read more
If you didn't get down to the shops quick enough at the weekend, fear not, there's still time to get hold of an advent calendar. The rise of beauty advent calendars has been prolific in the last couple of years with everyone from The Body Shop to Ben...read more
If you've got fashiony friends to buy for this Christmas make sure tomorrow's Hillier sample sale is on your radar - with prices from £5 you can't afford to miss it!
Ground Floor, Rochelle School, Arnold Circus, London E2 7ES. Be there or be squar...read more
We chat to DJ, Singer and Songwriter Maxine Hardcastle who spent the summer DJ-ing in Ibiza alongside her residencies at Annabelle's, Le Peep Boutique and The Zander Bar...read more
French fashion brand Petit Bateau has teamed up with international 'It Bunny' Fifi Lapin to create a Limited Edition collection of must-have T-Shirts for adults and girls.
Bringing together the two French fancies, the collection sees Fifi Lapim s...read more
Being an eyes girl, few beauty items can seduce me as quickly as a luxurious eye palette and with a host of newbies on the block in the last 12 months its certainly been a good year for them. There are two that have really stood out for me in recent ...read more
Christmas is a-coming and the goose is getting fat. The tree is up, in all its pink glory, and what better way to accessorise this year than with a selection of the very best beauty tree trinkets around. From glittery nails to lip treats, here are my...read more
We’d wandered around the Richmond Town Centre Christmas lights switch on – which, to be honest, hadn’t impressed us very much. Until we started walking up Richmond Hill – home to the likes of Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall – and found that the road had b...read more
Dynamic duo David McIntyre and Loyd Loudy talk about their partnership at CUT and plans for the festive period......read more
As I live in London, I don’t have much need for a dog-friendly hotel – although I found a really useful Facebook group recently with advice on dog-friendly holiday accommodation elsewhere in the UK
But it was good to see a short video from about ...read more
Cara Delevingne is everyone’s favourite model right now. It’s impossible to escape her – she’s on magazine covers and advertorials fronting campaigns for Chanel, Burberry and Mulberry; walking the catwalk for Topshop at Londo...read more
You may have noticed that London is becoming more and more like New York - just look at the number of diners and burger joints that have opened in the last couple of years. The city is also becoming home to a large amount of skyscrapers. Whether you ...read more
Seven South Place is the smallest Michelin-star restaurant in the UK but it is to be found in an imposingly large building, home to a suitably prestigious hotel (St James's Hotel & Club/). If this nineteenth-century edifice with its ornate turrets an...read more
He’s the godfather of UK hip hop, having spearheaded British rap since the mid-80s, first as part of London Posse before going solo and collaborating with people as diverse as Bjork, Roni Size and Dub Pistols. He’s also politically outspoke...read more
Any new quality restaurant opening in Tower Hamlets – not in trendy Brick Lane but unglamorous Bethnal Green – is worthy of attention and when the food there is an outstanding as The Typing Room’s you best scoot across town asap and relish the experi...read more
A restaurant in a basement is always suspect – subterranean, possibly claustrophobic, probably arches, bare brick – and Apero is not entirely innocent; a bit hard to find through the hotel and next to the spa but once you find the place, it’s a chee...read more
Tired from walking around Portobello Market in the unexpected hot sunshine, we ventured into this corner (of Kensington Park Road) restaurant which has those window-walls from which a few tables and chairs had spilled onto the pavement and which made...read more
London is no place for ‘backpackers’; it is expensive and lags behind the rest of Europe in providing the type of cheap accommodation that young travelers need to make their money stretch. However, one thing it does have is Belushi’s. The chain of yo...read more
Once upon a time before the 19th century, Leicester Square was a little like today’s Chelsea, patronised only by the wealthy. But then as happens in big cities all this changed, with the aristos moving out and the area falling into neglect until thea...read more
Charlie Hides is the diva impersonator that is taking YouTube by storm. His depictions of Cher, Madonna, Miley Cyrus, Joan Rivers and Lady Gaga - who are more often than not feuding with each other - are not only hilarious but spookily...read more
Should one find oneself in the City of an evening or enjoying the trappings of St Paul’s at the weekend, one could do worse than pay a visit to The Happenstance. Situated right in front of the London landmark, the bar cum restaurant, part of the Drak...read more
Was I glad that I took one of my beautiful early twenties friends with me as I discovered that Apres is a place where the young, cool and well-off folk hang out. And whilst there were one or two after work types in suits, most seemed to be in chill-o...read more
Many years ago I worked on Chancery Lane and after a tough week we would escape into the depths of a former incarnation of Baranis. We loved the dark, cellar brick walls and hidden feel of the place and the intimacy of those cave-like private booths....read more
The question on everybody’s lips: just who is Charlie Wright? Well, Charlie Wright was an old boxing hero from the 1940’s and a local hero in these parts. And since his name was the nickname given to this bar anyway, when they needed a fresh start ba...read more
For those that like to boast about their bar experiences, whether by old-fashioned word of mouth or new fangled Instagramming, the Beaufort Bar at The Savoy Hotel will prove irresistible. Forget the history and the rumours of what famous patrons got ...read more