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AIL Meets West-End star Emma Hatton

Here we find out for ourselves, how to be in a musical with the current star of award-winning show 'Wicked'

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Take The Friends Quiz

So you think you're a Friends superfan? Then head along to this monthly event to have your Friends-loving ass quizzed off. Top prize is a full cast reunion in your living room for a live-action final ever episode. Either that or a mug or something.

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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Swot up at South Bank’s Book Market

Now that the weather is warming up, what could be nicer than a stroll along the Southbank to hunt for some books? Second-hand books, old maps and stunning classic prints – South Bank’s Book Market has it all.

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American Buffalo

Damian Lewis, John Goodman and Tom Sturridge star in David Mamet's explosive drama which examines the fickle nature of honour among thieves, as three small-time crooks plan one big-time heist.

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Cinderella

You know the score; expect nasty stepsisters, a mean stepmother, a party at the palace and a search for the maiden with the foot that fits. Stars Downton Abbeyite Lily James and Cate Blanchett.
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BLOG Arthur Miller’s “All my sons” by the Talawa Theatre Company

The Talawa Theatre Company is the UK’s primary Black-led theatre company and I saw its ambitious attempt at this famous 1947 Arthur Miller play at Richmond Theatre this evening. The all black cast is suitable recognition of the challenges faced by Af...read more
Posted by: May B on Tuesday 31st of March 2015
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NEWS Makes us wanna moooo-ve...

The Old Red Cow in Barbican does the 'local beer house' thing so well, it makes us wanna move house so that it's our actual local. Great beer, great roasts, great service... w...read more
Posted by: All In London on Monday 30th of March 2015
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NEWS Pop-ups to permanent

Some pop-ups are so good, they stay up. We take a look at the best crop of eateries who have made the leap from pop-up to permanent fixture on the London culinary map....read more
Posted by: All In London on Monday 30th of March 2015
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BLOG Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund

Laura Mercier has this week unveiled two new products, from which 100% of the profits will be donated towards the Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund. The Bonne Mine Healthy Glow for Face & Cheeks Crème Colour Palette (£37.00) and the Peach Hope L...read more
Posted by: Laurel on Sunday 29th of March 2015
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BLOG Escape London on a Sunshiney Spa Break this Spring

Now is the ideal time of year to book a cheeky getaway to look forward to and there’s nothing I enjoy more than a long weekend at a spa in the sun. Sunshine spa breaks have come in to their own in recent years, with a host of luxury resorts popping...read more
Posted by: Laurel on Saturday 28th of March 2015
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BLOG The Montecristos and a magic show at Wilton’s Music Hall in the East End

I’ve been looking for an excuse to visit the world’s oldest surviving grand music hall since my friends who live in Wapping had raved about it. This seventeenth century former ale house (frequented in those days, it is said, by Scandinavian sailo...read more
Posted by: May B on Friday 27th of March 2015
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BLOG Kids in London – Safe play space, sports and animals at Coram’s Fields in Bloomsbury

Coram's Fields – in Bloomsbury between Holborn and King’s Cross - is a seven acre playground and park for children and young people living in or visiting London that is owned and managed by a charity. The park is open all year round from 9am unti...read more
Posted by: KimT on Thursday 26th of March 2015
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BLOG CoppaFeel! Launches #SHOWERHIJACK With I Love... Cosmetics

It's a big day for breast cancer awareness charity CoppaFeel! today, as this morning they launched their new #SHOWERHIJACK campaign by hijacking a billboard at Piccadilly Circus. The campaign, the result of years of planning by CoppaFeel! founder ...read more
Posted by: Laurel on Tuesday 24th of March 2015
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BLOG Riotous fun with Shakespeare, science fiction and rock and roll in “Return to the Forbidden Planet”

Well here’s a show with something to please everyone. It’s based loosely on Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” (with plenty of other Bard quotes thrown in for good measure) and borrows heavily from that 1950 classic science fiction movie “The Forbidden ...read more
Posted by: May B on Monday 23rd of March 2015
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NEWS Swot up at South Bank’s Book Market

Now that the weather is warming up, what could be nicer than a stroll along the Southbank to hunt for some books? Second-hand books, old maps and stunning classic prints – Sou...read more
Posted by: All In London on Monday 23rd of March 2015
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BLOG Renegade Brass Band and Renegade Jeeps at Brunel Museum Thames Tunnel Shaft

I wasn’t sure what attracted me most to this event – the idea of a music gig deep underground in a secret tunnel shaft by the Thames, the opportunity to see Sheffield’s Renegade Brass Band or a viewing of the new Renegade Jeep. So we ventured out ...read more
Posted by: May B on Monday 23rd of March 2015
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NEWS Skirt: A Night Celebrating Women Making Music

Head to The Mucky Pup for a DJ night celebrating women making music: punk, prog, riot grrrl, metal, garage and indie feature the likes of The Slits, Madonna, Fleetwood Mac, Fe...read more
Posted by: All In London on Monday 23rd of March 2015
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NEWS Only one meal... but what a meal!

Monsieur Boubier concocted a steak sauce that would become an eatery’s trademark, one that’s been replicated elsewhere but remains a closely guarded secret, now he bring it to...read more
Posted by: All In London on Monday 23rd of March 2015
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BLOG Whip cracking fun at Calamity Jane musical at New Wimbledon Theatre

I’m a little embarrassed to say that I adored the 1950s Doris Day film so this musical comedy by the Watermill Theatre Production had a lot to live up to. And it didn’t disappoint. From the outset the smoke-filled Western saloon bar vibrated with ...read more
Posted by: May B on Tuesday 17th of March 2015
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NEWS The Cocktail Lounge at Zetter Townhouse

Accessed through a discreet entrance on St John’s Square, the lounge within is a sumptuous and intriguing place... an open fire and a bartender fixing your favourite drink it ...read more
Posted by: All In London on Monday 16th of March 2015
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BLOG Kids in London – A real family film with Rihanna in “Home”

As kids’ films go this one was pretty good. Dreamworks has scored another (slow-burn) hit I think. The shrieks of laughter from the small people in the audience were matched by the chortles from the mums and dads present. Both my teen daughter an...read more
Posted by: KimT on Monday 16th of March 2015
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BLOG Fashion Find of the Week...

Every so often an object of desire comes along that leaves one flushed with excitement and lustful for a healthier bank balance; this week that comes in the form of Aspinal of London's Padlock Duffle Bag (£395), in Smooth Neon Pink. The Aspinal SS...read more
Posted by: Laurel on Sunday 15th of March 2015
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BLOG Control the King's Cross Fountains with an app!

Take control of the foundtains at King's Cross with Granary Squirt, which allows its users the ability to control jets of water through their smartphone. Absolutely free to play, and launching on the 10 March 2015, the first game released is a c...read more
Posted by: AIL Staff on Wednesday 11th of March 2015
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BLOG London Dog Blog – Pedigree Pooch Brunch 28th March at M Restaurants in the City

On Saturday 28th March, M Restaurants will be celebrating Easter by hosting a Pedigree Pooch Brunch Party. The party will be for dog owners and their pampered pets. There will be fun and games including a canine Easter egg hunt, a delicious two cours...read more
Posted by: London DogBlog on Monday 9th of March 2015
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NEWS Go to an auction

Enjoy the thrill of bidding at auctions which range from police lost and found and repossessions to high-quality art and antiques. It's a bit like e-bay but without the feedba...read more
Posted by: All In London on Monday 9th of March 2015
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NEWS Fortnum & Mason launch Sky-High Tea

The View from The Shard and Fortnum & Mason have partnered to offer a limited number of 'Sky-High Tea' experiences - where you can enjoy treats from the 308 year-old home of f...read more
Posted by: All In London on Monday 9th of March 2015
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BLOG Mother's Day Treats

Just in case you've been living under a rock, a helpful reminder that Sunday 15th March is Mother's Day. I know, how could we forget? While my Mummykins is generally happy with a phone call and a four pack of Crunchies (no joke), some of you may wish...read more
Posted by: Laurel on Sunday 8th of March 2015
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BLOG Tech City's First Luxury Hotel: M by Montcalm

There's a rather exciting new hotel launching in London next month and the first such luxury establishment to open its doors in Tech City... With striking architecture from RIBA award-winning architects, a 17th floor restaurant with views across L...read more
Posted by: Laurel on Sunday 8th of March 2015
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BLOG The View from The Shard and Fortnum & Mason launch Sky-High Tea packages

Available to book from 1 May 2015, The View from The Shard and Fortnum & Mason will partner to offer Sky-High Tea experiences. Celebrate the Great British summer-time with the city’s finest afternoon tea from the iconic 308 year-old home of fine food...read more
Posted by: AIL Staff on Wednesday 4th of March 2015
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BLOG Delightful and charming comedy “Harvey” at Richmond Theatre

This is a play about Elwood P Dowd who believes that his best friend is a six foot rabbit called Harvey who can foretell the future. Elwood, played brilliantly by James Dreyfus and an inspired casting choice, is a man who has chosen to “be pleasant r...read more
Posted by: May B on Tuesday 3rd of March 2015
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BLOG Get Suki's Smooch with Burberry Kisses

An exciting new beauty launch hit the shelves today, one that I can't wait to get my hands on! Burberry Kisses is a new collection of lipsticks designed to provide buildable sheer to high coverage with just one shade. The moisturising and lightwei...read more
Posted by: Laurel on Tuesday 3rd of March 2015
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BLOG Date for the Diary: Dior and I

Fans of a fashion documentary take note; later this month the hotly-anticipated Dior and I arrives in cinemas, taking you behind the scenes of Raf Simons first haute couture collection for Christian Dior in the spring of 2012. With unprecedented ...read more
Posted by: Laurel on Tuesday 3rd of March 2015
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BLOG Fashion Find of the Week...

March is here - spring is on the way. It may not seem like it with the frozen gale that was blowing through London earlier today, but with just three weeks until the clocks go forward (AT LAST!) it's time to start thinking about putting the fur coats...read more
Posted by: Laurel on Tuesday 3rd of March 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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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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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 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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