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All In London meets... Ella Henderson

We chat to the songstress about what she's up to at the moment, her new album and her favourite bits of London.

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Eat roasted s’mores without being on a campsite Picture
Eat roasted s’mores without being on a campsite

You shouldn't miss out on the experience of roasting s’mores just because of the often inclement weather, so a highlight of the menu at Flesh & Buns is toasting marshmallows at the table before assembling within two pieces of caramel biscuit.

The Ultimate Restaurant List

The Ledbury tops Ultimate List for a third year running Picture
The Ledbury tops Ultimate List for a third year running

Brett Graham and his team at The Ledbury have scooped the coveted gong for a third year running as they top the definitive list of London's top 100 restaurants.

Recycle your clothes at The Fara Workshop Picture
Recycle your clothes at The Fara Workshop

Bored of your wardrobe but too cash-poor to splash out on new clobber? The Islington branch of charity shop Fara hosts regular workshops teaching the basics of sewing.

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Shakespeare In Love

Based on the smash-hit film, young Will Shakespeare has writer's block... the deadline for his new play is fast approaching but he's in desperate need of inspiration. That is, until he finds his muse – Viola.

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Inherent Vice

It's a PT Anderson film, so it's automatically our film of the week; that's just the way it works. Here, we see a mutton-chopped Joaquin Phoenix as stoner private eye Doc Sportello who gets caught up in the case of a disappeared billionaire land developer
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BLOG Fashion Find of the Week...

Anyone who remembers the stress of choosing what sweets you wanted in the newsagent's on a childhood Saturday morning will want to be heading straight to Next this week to snap up one of their totally adorable Swizzel's Drumstick bags. In keeping...read more
Posted by: Laurel on Thursday 29th of January 2015
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BLOG A celebration of Michael Jackson - Thriller Live at The Lyric Theatre

I admit that a cold virus, the chilly weather and my general dislike for tribute acts meant I was reluctant to go along to see Thriller Live which is now in its seventh year. But I’m so glad that I did. I left the theatre with a broad smile on my fac...read more
Posted by: May B on Wednesday 28th of January 2015
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BLOG Olivia Palermo for Aspinal

Those who have been craving her innate sense of style can look no further; international style icon Olivia Palermo has collaborated with Aspinal of London to design a Limited Edition Marylebone TechTote, creating the perfect bag to transcend seasons....read more
Posted by: Laurel on Tuesday 27th of January 2015
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BLOG Hydration Heroes for Winter Skin

This winter is playing absolute havoc with my skin; the combination of terrible weather, drying winds and hydration-zapping central heating is a nightmare. Add to that the fact that at the ripe age of 30 I now appear to not only be getting wrinkles, ...read more
Posted by: Laurel on Tuesday 27th of January 2015
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BLOG Are you London's best golfer?

Win on Urban Golf's virtual Pebble Beach… for a once in lifetime trip to play the real Pebble Beach Are you a bit handy with a nine iron? Can you drive straight and long? And are the current sub-zero temperatures in London making you dream of sun...read more
Posted by: AIL Staff on Monday 26th of January 2015
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NEWS The Annual Big Lebowski Bash

A sacred text of slackers everywhere. Head to Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes this week for the 4th annual helping of The Big Lebowski Bash. A night dedicated to everything that is D...read more
Posted by: All In London on Monday 26th of January 2015
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BLOG Kids’ delight at The Sooty Show

It’s amazing to think that this small orange bear is 66 years old and yet still manages to delight the diddlies. At Richmond Theatre yesterday, I was enveloped in the blissful sound of little folk laughing out loud, chuckling, singing, shouting, chee...read more
Posted by: KimT on Monday 26th of January 2015
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BLOG London Dog Blog – Walking from London Bridge to Tower Bridge

Despite the current train chaos at London Bridge station, it’s a great starting point for a cracking walk that includes riverside views, expanses of grass, tucked away parks and historic cobbled streets with a myriad of street cafes. More London ...read more
Posted by: London DogBlog on Friday 23rd of January 2015
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BLOG Spellbinding musical memories at The Simon & Garfunkel Story (Wimbledon Theatre)

Simon & Garfunkel provided the background music to my childhood – my parents constantly played their music. So it’s no wonder that I knew the vast majority of the lyrics to many of the songs that featured in this show. But what was surprising was jus...read more
Posted by: May B on Friday 23rd of January 2015
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BLOG Stars donate their woolly hats for St Mungo's Broadway auction

Eddie Redmayne, Ed Sheeran, Brian May, Dame Vivienne Westwood, Pet Shop Boys, Simon Pegg among 30 stars to auction their best loved hats for Woolly Hat Day 2015 Some of the world’s most popular personalities are joining forces with charity St Mung...read more
Posted by: AIL Staff on Friday 23rd of January 2015
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BLOG My Love for Liberty's Barbours

As two of my favourite British heritage brands, the ongoing collaboration between Liberty and Barbour always tickles my fancy. I have to admit that when I bought my classic green Beadnell a few years back, I did plump for the standard Barbour check l...read more
Posted by: Laurel on Wednesday 21st of January 2015
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NEWS Good Morning: It's Breakfast Week!

With so many of us skipping the most important meal of the day in favour of a fag and packet of Chewits maybe it's time brekkie came back on our radar. We check out the best b...read more
Posted by: All In London on Wednesday 21st of January 2015
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NEWS Valentine's Day events in London

Whether you are currently having your mail forwarded to Smugsville - as part of a loved-up couple - or if you are currently single, there is something for everyone in London t...read more
Posted by: All In London on Wednesday 21st of January 2015
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NEWS Burns Night dinners in London

Who's up for a spot of haggis, neeps 'n' tatties, a dram or two of the good stuff, a dash of revelry and perhaps some readings of Robbie Burns himself? Try these events on for...read more
Posted by: All In London on Monday 19th of January 2015
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NEWS We look at London's best izakaya (Japanese pubs)

(Yep, we had to look it up, too). We've combed the capital for the best spots where Japanese drinking and dining culture combines in London's backyard....read more
Posted by: All In London on Monday 19th of January 2015
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BLOG Fresh Goods from Radley

I love this time of year for fashion, when the new spring summer collections are slowly but surely creeping into the shops and I start a little wish list of what I want to buy for the season. It inevitably always gets slashes in half when I realise I...read more
Posted by: Laurel on Sunday 18th of January 2015
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BLOG Clarins' New Season Lip Shades

Over the last few years Clarins has become my go-to brand for summer lip colours. With beautiful formulas, meltingly soft textures and beautiful colours to suit every skin tone, they have lips covered - it's pretty much the only brand in my lip drawe...read more
Posted by: Laurel on Thursday 15th of January 2015
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BLOG Gwyneth Brings Her Blo Dry Bar to London

She of gloriously flawless flaxen locks, Gwyneth Paltrow, has brought her first Blo Blow Dry Bar in Covent Garden, in partnership with hairstylist to the stars David Babaii. The first London location opened in November, welcoming Irina Squire, aka...read more
Posted by: Laurel on Thursday 15th of January 2015
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NEWS London’s Best Upcoming Theatre

Whether you're a theatre buff and like to stay on top of the latest productions or even if you're just visiting London and want to see what's new in the West End - take a look...read more
Posted by: All In London on Tuesday 13th of January 2015
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NEWS Stay out of the cold: Try some indoor events

If the winter weather is getting you down, take a look at our pick of indoor events in London...read more
Posted by: All In London on Thursday 8th of January 2015
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BLOG Saltspin - Luxury Denim from London

There's a brand new luxury denim brand on the block, and it's British. Saltspin Denim made it's debut back in the autumn and is soon to be synonymous with style, exceptional fit and technical achievement. Their mission? To produce beautifully crafted...read more
Posted by: Laurel on Tuesday 6th of January 2015
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BLOG Fashion Find of the Week: Sale Special

To be brutally honest with you, I've tried to avoid the sales if at all possible. I can't bear the thought of trawling through the rails to try and find one little gem, just to save a few quid. For me, it's online or bust, which is why I did a little...read more
Posted by: Laurel on Tuesday 6th of January 2015
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BLOG 30 Years of Aromatherapy Associates

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the wonderful Aromatherapy Associates, and they've celebrated with the launch of the Limited Edition Renewing Rose Body Velvet. Created to give your body the ultimate skin conditioning treatment, as well as bein...read more
Posted by: Laurel on Monday 5th of January 2015
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BLOG New Season Now - Boden's Spring Drop

The first day back at work after the Christmas break was always going to be long, cold, grey and just a little bit depressing, so thank you Boden for timing the first of your beautiful spring drops so absolutely perfectly. Bravo. For on the site t...read more
Posted by: Laurel on Monday 5th of January 2015
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NEWS Off the healthy eating wagon: have a Hound Dog

To celebrate Elvis' birthday on 8th January (and throughout the whole month) All Star Lanes will be serving up the Hound Dog: a 100% pork frank smothered with peanut butter....read more
Posted by: All In London on Monday 5th of January 2015
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BLOG Mini-Vault at Waterloo – A magical world for under 11s

The Vault Festival takes place each year in the Leake Street tunnels underneath Waterloo train station (28th January and 8th March 2015). This year they introduce “mini-Vault” for the under 11s. Here are some of the highlights that you might take...read more
Posted by: KimT on Monday 5th of January 2015
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BLOG Favourite New Fragrances

If Santa didn't quite get it right with the perfume gifting this year (I've heard at least two reports of this being the case so far...) fear not, The Perfume Shop has a host of sultry scents that are sure to tickle your fancy. I've fallen head o...read more
Posted by: Laurel on Friday 2nd of January 2015
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BLOG Date for the Diary: Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty at the V&A

With the New Year comes a shiny new diary, and what better to fill it with than what is probably the most hotly anticipated fashion exhibition in years. This spring finally sees the homecoming of Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, the incredible 2...read more
Posted by: Laurel on Friday 2nd of January 2015
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ARTICLE The AIL List, October 2014

Cara Delevingne Model 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
Posted by: All In London on Monday 6th of October 2014
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ARTICLE London’s best views

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
Posted by: All In London on Thursday 28th of August 2014
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REVIEW Seven Park Place Reviewed 8/10

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
Thursday 21st of August 2014
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ARTICLE The AIL List

Rodney P 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
Posted by: All In London on Friday 8th of August 2014
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REVIEW Typing Room Reviewed 8/10

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
Monday 30th of June 2014
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REVIEW Apero Reviewed 7/10

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
Monday 30th of June 2014
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REVIEW Mediterraneo Reviewed 7/10

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
Monday 16th of June 2014
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REVIEW Belushi's Reviewed 7/10

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
Wednesday 4th of June 2014
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ARTICLE A brief history of Leicester Square’s cinemas

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
Posted by: All In London on Tuesday 3rd of June 2014
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ARTICLE The All In London List

Charlie Hides 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
Posted by: All In London on Tuesday 27th of May 2014
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REVIEW The Happenstance Reviewed 7/10

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
Monday 12th of May 2014
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REVIEW Après Reviewed 8/10

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
Friday 9th of May 2014
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REVIEW Baranis Reviewed 8/10

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
Thursday 8th of May 2014
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REVIEW Charlie Wright's Reviewed 8/10

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
Tuesday 22nd of April 2014
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REVIEW The Beaufort Bar Reviewed 9/10

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
Friday 18th of April 2014
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