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Margaret Thatcher, love her or hate her, had a profound impact on British society. So as a product of the 1980s I thought it would be interesting to see how history would remember those events – especially from a comedy perspective. And I always enjo...read more
Christmas comes but once a year but before that happens, there’s something even more exciting coming to town. Back for their annual pre-Christmas sample sale - and I’m going to continue the Christmas theme here – the three wise kings of the British f...read more
Molton Brown has a sparkling addition to its scent army this Christmas with the dazzlingly delicious Vintage 2015 with Elderflower. Almost too chic to use, this shimmering formula of sparkling grapefruit and English elderflower to soften the skin, wi...read more
As if Christmas isn't fun enough already - we've tracked down some of the season's best-loved and daftest goings on......read more
Stretching from Peterborough to Swindon? Swimming commutes? An island for Boris Johnson? You may not believe it, but these could really happen.
According to a study by New London Architecture, over 250 skyscrapers are planned for the coming years...read more
Over 1,000 people took part in Centrepoint’s annual flagship fundraiser Sleep Out in London and raised over 250,000. Plenty of celebrities attended to show their support, including actress and fashion designer Sadie Frost, model Daisy Lowe, TV’s Lisa...read more
Christmas party season is on the way (more about that later...) and Converse are getting in on the action and kicking off the season in style with their Winter Party on Thursday night.
Held in a secret London location in celebration of the launch ...read more
A Christmas jumper is so last year. For 2015 Russell & Bromley has gone one step (pardon the pun) further; behold - The Christmas Jumper Loafer.
I kid you not my friends, the purveyors of fine footwear have introduced their classic Keeler loafer ...read more
We might not have the Christmas markets that are found throughout Continental Europe but we do have various craft fairs. So whether you are looking for unique gifts or seeking a bit of festive cheer, a Christmas craft fair might be the answer.
Transport for London has finally released its official guide to the walking times between its stations, giving a handy way for people to figure out whether it's just as easy to make the journey on foot. For example, the new map reveals that the short...read more
While I adore my darling dog (Alfie the Chihuahua), I do find that sometimes his breath can be a little – how can I put this delicately? – horrible! And not just when he has been eating dubious substances found in the garden (we are plagued with visi...read more
It’s November, it’s grey and it’s only going to get greyer. And colder. And wetter. Which is why there’s no better time to play an old game that I like to call ‘Which Drink Is Better?” This is a game that involves me writing about two drinks, thinkin...read more
The world-famous Abbey Road Studios has opened its doors to a new retail store selling a brand new range of merchandise in-store and online.
The store at 5 Abbey Road - next door to the Studios in St. John’s Wood - carries a wide range of merchand...read more
We’ve all had terrible experiences with estate agents. They mess our appointments around, charge extortionate fees, and have their own special language to describe the properties on their books. Here are some stellar examples of the latter, along wit...read more
I do always love it when news plops into my inbox of the new Prêt-à-Portea at The Berkeley. Certainly the most fashionable afternoon tea in town, it's the perfect excuse for a seasonal treat with the girlfriends.
The latest AW15 offering certainly...read more
From today London adds a new park to its list of public green spaces: Gasholder Park.
Situated just to the side of Regent’s Canal in King's Cross, this tranquil new green space consists of a perfectly circular lawn inside the carefully restored g...read more
Fans of Neom take note; the organic beauty brand will be bringing its Wellbeing Spa Treatments to the Selfridges’ Beauty Workshop for a limited time only later this month.
A departure from the brand's treatment rooms in Wimbledon, from 24th – 26t...read more
It's no secret that when it comes to coffee table-worthy fashion tomes, Rizzoli is always top of my list. With a new catalogue out for AW15 there's a glut of new titles vying for a place on my bookshelf - and my Christmas list. Here are my top picks....read more
Following the success of the Michelin-star (from Nobu) Australian chef Scott Hallsworth’s contemporary Japanese tapas-style eateries in Marble Arch and Chelsea, a branch has opened at Harvey Nichols in Knightsbridge.
Representing All In London at ...read more
The time is coming to invest in - dare I say it - this year's Christmas party dress. Having reached my 30s last Christmas, I'm starting to feel that my ays of sequinned mini dresses and leather shifts might - shock horror - be on the wane, a thought ...read more
As if we needed any excuse to book for a little R&R, we're currently in the midst of National Spa Week, the perfect opportunity to organise a getaway, switch off and treat yourself to a well earned rest.
The UK Spa Association's week is dedicated ...read more
There's nothing like the sparkly, twinkly glory of Christmas Lights to put you in the mood for this magical season....read more
It just doesn't feel like winter unless you're limping around, nursing a bruised derrière after an afternoon on the ice. London's ice rinks are open again, so you've got plent...read more
If we all do our bit and be kind to Mother Earth she'll keep on spinning for years to come. There's no need to sell your flat and go and live in a cave but every little bit he...read more
If the Bermondsey Beer Mile is all a bit too brewery-specific for you then U-Brew’s Bottle Shop might be the answer... the double-decker space is home to one of the best selec...read more
It's the newest culinary obsession, we're just desperate to get some livestock or a turnip out of the field and on to our plate in as few moves as possible... we'll show you w...read more
Chef Kyoichi Kai of Zuma and Kyubi of The Arts Club, heads up a finely selected all-Japanese kitchen staff...read more
What a wonderful bird is the pelican, it's beak can hold more than its belly can. (Just some light prose for you there.) If you're in Peckham we urge you to head for the Pelic...read more
Finsbury Avenue Square is a new plaza in Broadgate which developers have described as “a mini urban oasis with seating and trees.” This seems like a misnomer as the next part of the sentence is “surrounded by office buildings occupied by UBS, ICAP, E...read more
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
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
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
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
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