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As rockíníroll hotels go, The Gore is pretty impressive. ĎWow, the Rolling Stones oneí? is a common reaction from people when this boutique hotel is mentioned, as the band launched their Beggars...read more
Next Thursday will see the doors open to natural beauty brand Burt's Bees' first ever UK store, as their pop-up hive comes to Seven Dials for an eight week period.
With 30 years of experience in creating natural beauty, it all began in a beekeeper...read more
Iím so excited to finally get out of my winter boots, put the socks away, get a pastel pedicure and invest in some gorgeous new pumps for spring. Itís been far too long! There are three pairs in particular that have tickled my fancy recently, so much...read more
This exhibition showcases the most expensive collection of Banksy artworks ever assembled under one roof and is the culmination of a 12 month project to uncover, salvage and l...read more
It may not be quite there yet but Peckham is attracting amorous glances with its arts scene, shops and architecture....read more
We chat to past winners Dhruv Baker and Ash Mair and find out where past entrants and winners are today....read more
Most members clubs are exclusive, elusive things that exist without really existing at all for most Londoners. But we want to change that. So here are some of Londonís most ac...read more
Spring has definitely sprung in Green Park. At 6.30 on a weekday evening, every sunny spot had attracted a small cluster of people, making the most of the lingering warmth. It was still light out and the air was scented with flowers and grass rather ...read more
The question on everybodyís lips: just who is Charlie Wright? Well, Charlie Wright was an old boxing hero from the 1940ís 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
With the first of the year's Bank Holiday weekends now behind us, the realisation that summer is well and truly on the way is once again creeping up on us.
The days are getting longer, the sun if getting brighter and that means that at some point...read more
I admit I secretly love finding a cheaper high street dupe of a designer piece I can't actually afford. Were my budget to stretch to it, Shourouk's Mini Theresa Necklace from www.net-a-porter.com would be mine. Alas, at £520 it's probably not going t...read more
Being the absolute lingerie lover that I am (you may have noticed...), I was more than a little excited to recently discover the Playful Promises store at Shoreditch's Boxpark...
The London-based brand, founded in 2004, mixes quirky, directional d...read more
Purveyors of fine fragrance Jo Malone are launching a new Limited Edition cologne and candle on 1st May, the latter of which will support the company's garden charities around the UK.
Jo Malone supports marginalised communities in key cities to bu...read more
There's a new accessories brand on the block, with a range of handbags and wallets all of which are handmade in the UK.
Susie in the Sky was born from Jules Greaves' lifelong love affair with the handbag. Founded in November, the brand uses highly...read more
Single space, single time, Locke is the story of one car journey and the events that happen during it that could unravel a man's family, job and soul....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
Returning to the London stage for the first time in nearly 40 years, the inimitable Angela Lansbury reunites with acclaimed director Michael Blakemore to reprise her Tony Awar...read more
After a brief stint away, the IFO (Identified Flying Object) is returning to its home at Kingís Cross. The art installation will be based in Battle Bridge Place, between Kingís Cross and St Pancras stations, for people to enjoy; at night it will ligh...read more
It looks like a 1950ís 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
It is one of Notting Hillís most recognisable pubs and thatís no surprise because there is something always going on. From food festivals to live music, The Elgin is a very modern venue. Done up in that part grand dining room, part ale house, part ol...read more
Are you also called Peter Parker? Then it's your lucky day Pete...
Cineworld has started a search for all Spider-Man superhero namesakes across London.
Ahead of the highly anticipated release of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 on 16th April, Cineworl...read more
One of the worldís biggest DJís, we talk to Louie Vega about the London dance scene, his musical passions and Frankie Knuckles. ...read more
Fancy a bit of historical dining? Here are Londonís oldest restaurants...read more
The Crown and Chairmen has smartened itself up in recent years but it retains the same buzzing atmosphere that it has always had. Located on Dean Street in the very heart of Soho, this is a pub that has no shortage of loyal followers. The self-appoin...read more
Every visitor to and resident of London has probably been to see the changing of the guard. Itís one of Londonís most famous things-to-see. But who knew that you could take a peek behind the scenes at The Household Cavalry Museum, a living experience...read more
Can you believe it? Itís nearly Easter. Spring is in full blossom and the daffodils are out. So what does our capital have on offer?
PICK OF THE MONTH
Lululemon comes to London
For the yoga bunnies out there, we bring great Easter news. Spor...read more
Now much as we love Alfie the Chihuahua he can be spirited. No. Letís be honest. Heís quite naughty. And thatís despite attending puppy classes when he was little, a daily run with professional dog walkers and a past brush with a not very effective d...read more
Like the vast majority of Londoners, we donít get to stay in the cityís hotels too often. Which is possibly why we have such an attraction to their restaurants and bars. Contemporary cocktails, traditional afternoon tea, regal grandeur; whatever thei...read more
It has one of those names that immediately conjures up images of tacky central London cocktail bars and there is an element of that in the dťcor but Aqua at The Shard always has its exceptional views to fall back on. Located on the 31st floor of Lond...read more
There are people who love bowling and then there are people who think it is alright; you donít often find anyone who just hates bowling. Thatís probably why it is such a successful social pastime for us. What could be tedious about eating BBQ, drinki...read more
There are countless websites and guides telling you how to save the pennies or Ďsplurge on a budgetí, but none telling you how to splash the cash. So weíve decided to redress the balance by putting together this guide to spending like thereís no tomo...read more
A huge new mural, designed by the illustrator Gregori Saavedra, has been revealed in Kingís Cross. The mural depicts some of the new landmarks, restaurants and events of the neighbourhood.
The work has been created using a digital collage techniq...read more
I've long been a fan of Michael Kors watches - to be honest, who isn't? The rose gold number I got a few birthdays ago rarely leaves my wrist, and though the plating could do with a refresh I still love it. However with the new styles now available a...read more
After reading the novel, I recommended it to my teen daughter Ė who read it quickly and then consumed the two subsequent parts of the trilogy. As soon as she knew it was being made into a film, I was sworn to take her along.
So last night Ė after ...read more
Hooray hoorah, Whistles has introduced a personal shopping service to their Dover Street store!
Completely bespoke to your needs, they are on hand for every query, be it building a capsule work wardrobe of finding the perfect evening dress, even i...read more
A summer tan seems a long way away as I type this, gazing out of the window on to a grey-skyed garden, but I am nevertheless excited about the new Models Own Polish for Tans collect, their first ever designed especially to enhance and compliment a na...read more
I've discovered a gorgeous jewellery brand I think I might be spending some money on this weekend...
Laura Gravestock creates gorgeously intricate, feminine jewellery, inspired by her surroundings, be it her childhood spent in the Middle East & Sp...read more
Iíve always had a very soft spot for Motown music so I booked my tickets for The Four Tops and The Temptations at their final gig of their UK tour several months ago. I was especially excited as as they had guest stars Freda Payne and The Platters ap...read more
The Serpentine (Hyde Park)
If your headís pounding thereís no better way to break through the fog than by stripping off and taking the plunge. Bathís are good and everything but an outdoor pool is much better when youíre seeing double, so grab your ...read more
Iím not normally to be found in burger joints. But I made an exception. When I mentioned I was going to Five Guys everyone seemed to know more about the chain than I did Ė most commented on the long queues outside the Covent Garden branch. But there ...read more
Is the Tough Mudder Challenge a workout or a form of torture? A bit of both it would seem, as itís an 18-20 km obstacle course where you have to belly-crawl through sludgy mud and swim through a tank of ice to succeed. But before you s...read more
Fashion designer, political activist
She continues to be Britainís foremost maverick fashion designer after more than 40 years. Sheís an avid campaigner for animal rights, human rights, and a supporter of the Campaign for Nuclear ...read more
We previously looked at the most expensive streets in London, where celebs, footballers and property magnates live behind tall hedges and alarmed gates. Now we scope out some of the cheapest neighbourhoods.
Much has changed in Erith since ...read more