What's New on AIL
Well, we've put it off as long as we can, but with Christmas just around the corner, we should probably start thinking about gifts. But great pressie ideas don't have to be hard work – in fact, with just few taps online, you can pretty much sort...read more
And so it is that I find myself facing something of a moral dilemma...
Have you SEEN Boden's exquisite jewelled pumps? Beautifully crafted in suede with the most stunning jewel and crystal detailing, they are undoubtedly screaming out my name for...read more
I wasn’t quite sure what to expect in a musical about the racist and flawed American legal system of the 1930s and its impact on nine innocent young black men accused of rape but I was blown away with the humour and skill in which this important stor...read more
With Halloween coming up and winter settling in, it's time to find some fun indoor (and maybe a bit spooky) activities to enjoy in our lovely city. But where to start? Here are some of our favourites...
Go to see Wicked
Can you believe Wicked t...read more
We chat to West End stage royalty Kerry Ellis...read more
Growing up, honing our crazy gold skills in deprived seaside towns, we never thought we’d see the day that we could bring our talents to a London nightspot where everyone coul...read more
The team behind Señor Ceviche has been running hugely successful pop-up restaurants for a while now, but here we have their permanent, much anticipated restaurant right in the...read more
It took us a while to navigate to The Georgian restaurant which is tucked away on the fourth floor (next to all manner of other wonderful dining places). Our breaths were taken away at the glorious space. There’s a beautiful, ornate overhead conserva...read more
One of my favourite make up brands, NARS Cosmetics has today announced today that Scottish actress Tilda Swinton will be the face of its Spring 2015 campaigns.
The campaign imagery features the iconic actress in a series of four portraits photogr...read more
One of my all-time favourite brands has opened its first pop up shop on the Kings Road.
Temperley London's new abode opened its doors on Thursday and will be in residence at SW3 until February. Featuring a special edit of the Autumn and Winter 20...read more
A change in season calls for a change in scent and there's none finer than the new addition to the Burberry fragrance portfolio, My Burberry.
With a campaign featuring Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne shot together for the first time, by Mario Testin...read more
Looking outside at the grey skies and perpetual drizzle I'm reminded of the need to hit the shops and update my autumn wardrobe; half of my tops, knitwear and jeans are literally full of holes and falling apart at the seams... not such a good look......read more
Complacency is anathema to head bartender Alex Kratena, for whom yesterday’s achievement is irrelevant in the face of today. He barely sleeps. ...read more
Seven days of chocolate indulgence, culminating in the world’s largest chocolate show, Salon du Chocolate, returning to London for its second year. With some of the finest cho...read more
I don’t know how I missed this musical when it first appeared all those years ago in the West but I am surely glad that I have been to see this production at The Prince Edward theatre in Soho. Madam Butterfly is my favourite opera and I was keen to s...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
From Michelin-starred restaurants to neighbourhood bistros, London Restaurant Festival is your passport to discovering London's finest cooking. Join us in this citywide celebr...read more
Having re-opened last week and providing a cosy atmosphere and a friendly welcome – two things sorely lacking from many of Bethnal Green’s pubs - The Sun Tavern is a welcome a...read more
The Dog Society GB is running a Canine Capers fun dog event at Mycenae Gardens in Blackheath tomorrow (Sunday 5th October) between12pm and 4pm.
There’s all sorts of competitions (just £2 entry for each) including: waggiest tail, grumpiest dog, loo...read more
Most responsible dog owners will have had their pet microchipped. However, it may have skipped the attention of those who have had their dogs for a long time or if the cost was thought to be a deterrent. But the law is changing and it will become com...read more
It is almost two decades since I visited Sigmund Freud's Museum in Vienna (which is a tall, thin building with lots of stairs and small, dark rooms) so I figured it was about time I saw how it compared to the Freud Museum in North London where he liv...read more
Soho's new self service restaurant offers vegetarian dishes from around the world. Delights available include vegetarian, vegan and wheat-free treats, as well as scotch eggs a...read more
Just a quick one for you here ladies and gents; British jeweller Monica Vinader is holding a Sample Sale this Thursday 2nd October from 12-7pm.
Head down to 14 South Molton Street, W1K 5QP and you may well find some beautiful bargain jewels; with...read more
If you've over-indulged in the sunshine somewhat this summer and your skin is showing the strain, help may well be at hand; Dr Barbara Kubicka's Exquisite Facial may be the treatment to set you back on the path to skin rightesousness.
Designed by ...read more
There's a deeply exciting new designer collaboration just hitting the stores, and you're going to want to hear about it...
British handbag brand Radley has teamed up with Scottish designer Holly Fulton for a second exciting collaboration, creating...read more
There's a new scent in the Molton Brown portfolio, and what a deliciously autumnal scent it is.
Oudh Accord and Gold is a richly intoxicating scent inspired by Assam, an Indian state rich in culture and known for growing Agarwood, from which Oudh ...read more
Kaliyoga Retreats, Europe's top yoga retreat destination, and their lead teacher Tashi Dawa are coming to the UK for an exclusive all-day intensive weekend retreat – in London on 1st - 2nd November and Brighton from 8th - 9th.
Combining invigorati...read more
Any fashion fan will be aware of the magical place that is 31 Rue Cambon in Paris. The home of Chanel's flagship store, the mirrored staircase within is the wardrobe to Chanel's Narnia; the second floor apartment that belonged to none other than Coco...read more
Or so it would seem according to Marks & Spencer. After the runaway success of THAT dusky pink overcoat last winter, M&S has come up trumps once again this season with a veritable rainbow of winter outerwear to tickle one's fancy.
Now to be honest...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