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AIL Meets writer, performer and gay icon David Leddick

We chat to the writer of the new theatrical arrival; Rent Boy: The Musical

The best things in London...

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Best places to shop for men's shoes

If you've got an interest in looking good below the knees, take a look at our suggestions for London's best shops for men's shoes and get yourself kitted out with some nice treads. And remember: up here for thinking... down there for dancing.

The Ultimate Restaurant List

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All in One Ultimate Restaurant List - Winter Update 2015

There are a whole raft of new entries to this mid-season update which have shaken things up a bit.

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Best places to shop for men's shoes

If you've got an interest in looking good below the knees, take a look at our suggestions for London's best shops for men's shoes and get yourself kitted out with some nice treads. And remember: up here for thinking... down there for dancing.

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Alice’s Adventures Underground

Deep under Waterloo Station, go and experience immersion like never before. Take tea at the biggest un-birthday party with the maddest of Hatters; let the Cheshire Cat take you hither or thither and rise against the fearsome Queen of Hearts.

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Terminator Genisys

Well whaddaya know... he did come back! At the ripe old age of 67, Arnie is about to take somebody's clothes, keys and motorcycle as he returns in Terminator Genisys. (Not so hot on the spelling.)
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NEWS The Ledbury is crowned London’s Ultimate Restauran

The 2 Michelin star, Notting Hill restaurant adds yet another trophy to the already heaving award shelf, for an incredible fourth year on the trot....read more
Posted by: All In London on Friday 3rd of July 2015
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NEWS The Ledbury is crowned London’s Ultimate Restauran

The 2 Michelin star, Notting Hill restaurant adds yet another trophy to the already heaving award shelf, for an incredible fourth year on the trot....read more
Posted by: All In London on Friday 3rd of July 2015
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BLOG Birdsong – Last performances of a powerful and emotional portrayal of life in the trenches

This production of one of Britain’s favourite First World War novels (by Sebastian Faulks) is nearing the end of its three year tour – it finishes at the end of this week at Richmond Theatre. The set is a war-torn town that doubles as the front li...read more
Posted by: May B on Tuesday 30th of June 2015
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BLOG Tiffany and Co. Brings its New York Magic to Selfridges

One of my all time favourite brands, Tiffany & Co. will mark the opening of its new boutique at Selfridges with a brand new installation titled “Fifth & 57th”, named after the corner where Tiffany’s iconic New York flagship is located and known aroun...read more
Posted by: Laurel on Monday 29th of June 2015
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BLOG Kids in London – Kidzania career role play city at Westfield London

Is your child an aspiring doctor or dentist? Or are they planning on being a fire or police officer? Maybe they are inspired by fashion or excited by cars? Kidzania at Westfield London gives them a chance to experience life in their chosen career,...read more
Posted by: KimT on Monday 29th of June 2015
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BLOG Kids in London – So many surprises at Sunset safari at London Zoo

After the 15 minute walk from the bustle of Camden Town, me and my teen daughter were not impressed with the long queue that confronted us when we arrived at 610pm for our sunset safari at London Zoo on Friday evening. And even less so when instructe...read more
Posted by: KimT on Monday 29th of June 2015
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NEWS The Gold Teeth Houseparty at Jamm

These guys threw a house party so wild that Jamm actually came and asked them to host a night at the venue. Kudos. Expect house party sets, Beer Pong, hidden drinks you can ni...read more
Posted by: All In London on Friday 26th of June 2015
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BLOG Top Three Fashion Must-Sees

Fashion fans get your diaries ready, for if the V&A's McQueen exhibition wasn't enough to quench your cultural thirst there are three new must-see exhibitions you need on your radar this summer. Staying with the Victoria & Albert, one of my favour...read more
Posted by: Laurel on Wednesday 24th of June 2015
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BLOG French Sole's Ballet Beauties

I love a good collaboration and the latest one from French Sole is going straight to the top of my summer shopping list. The brand has teamed up once again with the English National Ballet as founder and designer Jane Winkworth has designed a new...read more
Posted by: Laurel on Wednesday 24th of June 2015
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NEWS Food to get you in the mood... for Wimbledon

Wimbledon fare is more than just strawberries and cream: we take a look at food to put you in the mood for Wimbledon - from racket-shaped pizzas, Match Point Cocktails and eve...read more
Posted by: All In London on Tuesday 23rd of June 2015
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BLOG Dogs in London – Doggy Disco at M Hotels 27th June 2015

On Saturday 27th June, M Restaurants will be hosting a Pedigree Pooch Party with a difference by bringing the all-singing, all-dancing Doggy Disco to London. M’s monthly #poochparty is being ramped up a level. Alongside the usual brunch fun, they...read more
Posted by: London DogBlog on Tuesday 23rd of June 2015
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NEWS London's best summer pop-ups

Pop-ups are pesky little blighters because they do just that... they pop-up and then just when you've heard about them, they've buggered off again - so we're giving you fair w...read more
Posted by: All In London on Tuesday 23rd of June 2015
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NEWS Our pick of London's summer events

There's loads going on in London this summer... all of it good, of course, but what if you just haven't got time to see it all? Ah! That's where we come in, we've whittled dow...read more
Posted by: All In London on Tuesday 23rd of June 2015
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NEWS Best places to shop for men's shoes

If you've got an interest in looking good below the knees, take a look at our suggestions for London's best shops for men's shoes and get yourself kitted out with some nice tr...read more
Posted by: All In London on Monday 22nd of June 2015
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NEWS Cool off at the Spitalfields Gelato Festival

It's the ultimate gelato experience where the best gelato masters from Italy arrive in London for the first time to share their exclusive recipes, masterclasses in the gelato ...read more
Posted by: All In London on Monday 22nd of June 2015
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BLOG Lush Launches #GayIsOK

From 25th June to 5th July, 825 Lush shops across the world will ask their customer, "What if you're love was illegal?" and encourage them to post selfies with their new campaign's fundraising product Love Soap (£4.00 for a 120g bar) - a gold soap sc...read more
Posted by: Laurel on Saturday 20th of June 2015
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BLOG R&R at Macdonald Frimley Hall Hotel & Spa

Royal Ascot is upon us, but this week in June needn’t be your only excuse to stray to this leafy corner of the South East; a stone's throw from London, it's the ideal excuse to escape the city for a weekend. While it may only be twenty minutes away f...read more
Posted by: A Londoner Travels on Wednesday 17th of June 2015
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BLOG Kids in London – The mystery of history on the Time Tour Bus

I’ve done a fair few tours of London – both with and without kids – so I’m always interested in a new angle. And this “theatrical” tour – with the amazing Professor Quantum chatting non-stop, video conversations with characters from the past and mode...read more
Posted by: KimT on Saturday 13th of June 2015
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BLOG A New Beauty Buy for Summer Skin

Since I've hit 30 and noticed the crow's feet rapidly spreading with a force never seen before, I've realised perhaps I ought to start actually looking after my skin with a decent eye cream and a daily SPF, lest I end up looking like Magda from There...read more
Posted by: Laurel on Friday 12th of June 2015
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ARTICLE How to shoot a film in London

The latest action blockbuster to hit our screens is Survivor, a post-9/11 caper starring Milla Jovovich. She plays an American woman working for the US embassy in London who becomes a fugitive from the law and the target of Pierce Brosnan’s assassin....read more
Posted by: All In London on Tuesday 9th of June 2015
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BLOG L'Occitane's Father's Day Barbershop

Father's Day is on the approach and if you're stumped on what to treat him to this year, head to Covent Garden this Saturday or next for L'Occitane's Pop Up Barber Shop, hosted in their Piazza store with award-winning barber Tom Bell from Man Made. ...read more
Posted by: Laurel on Monday 8th of June 2015
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BLOG Rooftop Hula at The Berkeley

Taking fitness trends to new heights this summer, the Berkeley Health Club & Spa is launching London’s first rooftop hula-hooping masterclasses. Twirling hips and wiggling waists will be all the rage as the Berkeley partners with leading hula-hoop fi...read more
Posted by: Laurel on Monday 8th of June 2015
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BLOG Fashion Find of the Week...

It is a truth universally acknowledged that when the sun shines, everyone loves a Twister. FACT. Now true fans can take their love one step further, for Walls has collaborated with those geniuses (Geniuses? Genii?) at ASOS on these pretty darn incred...read more
Posted by: Laurel on Thursday 4th of June 2015
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BLOG The Grown Up Gran Canaria

It's days like today that make me want to reach for the passport and hop on a plane to the sun. Luckily I'm heading to Spain on Sunday for a bit of a foodie few days in Extremadura, but if you're seeking a sunshiny getaway that's just a few hours fro...read more
Posted by: A Londoner Travels on Friday 29th of May 2015
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BLOG Press Play at Topshop This Weekend

Game on! For three days only, from Friday 29th May to the Sunday 31st May, TOPSHOP and TOPMAN's flagship store at Oxford Circus is transformed into a giant PLAYLAND! The fun starts outside the store, with a huge inflatable store frontage, conceiv...read more
Posted by: Laurel on Friday 29th of May 2015
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BLOG Nicholas and Penhaligon shine in Agatha Christie’s murder mystery “And then there were none”

Eight guests arrive at an island house where an older couple are servants running the place in the host’s absence. They are an eclectic bunch – some larger than life and some more authentic. There’s a secretary, a doctor, a spinster, a judge, a detec...read more
Posted by: May B on Wednesday 27th of May 2015
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BLOG Fashion Find of the Week...

The sun's out, summer's coming, and the diary's filling up with holidays (at last!) which means the holiday shopping can officially commence. It's time to invest in new swimwear for the year and top of my list is this cutie from Topshop. Much as I...read more
Posted by: Laurel on Thursday 21st of May 2015
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BLOG A Floral Getaway for Chelsea Fans

London has been bitten by the Chelsea Flower Show bug this week with the whole city in full bloom. If, like me, you missed your chance to attend this year, you might be interested in a floral-themed getaway to Amsterdam. Somewhere I've always want...read more
Posted by: A Londoner Travels on Thursday 21st of May 2015
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BLOG Londoners invited to take the plunge as part of innovative King’s Cross art project

Swimmers now have the opportunity to get back to nature, in the urban setting of London’s King’s Cross, in the UK’s first ever public swimming pond, opened to visitors from 22 May as part of an innovative experiential art project created by Ooze Arch...read more
Posted by: AIL Staff on Wednesday 20th of May 2015
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ARTICLE Best places to spend a warm day (or night)

Viewpoint Although it’s traditionally been known as a hub of transport and industry, King’s Cross is surrounded by a surprising amount of wildlife. A team of smart Finnish architects have designed Viewpoint, a typically Scandi-looking floating islan...read more
Posted by: All In London on Tuesday 19th of May 2015
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ARTICLE Our favourite London personalities

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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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 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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REVIEW The Green Man Reviewed 8/10

It looks like a 1950’s greengrocer from the outside - complete with Covent-Garden-Flower-Market-esque alleyway alongside it - but this is no traditional pub relying on retro looks for its customers. The Green Man is a lively boozer in a sleepy part o...read more
Wednesday 16th of April 2014
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