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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

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Find the best best gelato in London this summer Picture
Find the best best gelato in London this summer

OK, so those passionate Italians may not be able to do reliable autos or incorruptible political figures but Mama Mia can they ever do cold, sweet, sumptuous gelato?!

The Ultimate Restaurant List

The Ledbury is crowned London’s Ultimate Restaurant for a fourth year Picture
The Ledbury is crowned London’s Ultimate Restaurant for a fourth year

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.

Find the best best gelato in London this summer Picture
Find the best best gelato in London this summer

OK, so those passionate Italians may not be able to do reliable autos or incorruptible political figures but Mama Mia can they ever do cold, sweet, sumptuous gelato?!

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Memphis

Beverley Knight and Matt Cardle star as a radio DJ and club singer who team up to take the hip-shaking sounds of soul and rock ‘n’ roll from the underground clubs of Memphis to the kids right across America.

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation Picture
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

Tom and the team are back... and guess what? Shiz just got more impossibler. Expect more explosions, more gadgets, more bikes and more slow-mo dove sequences cos Ethan Hunt is out to take down IMF. Dun-dun. Da na dun-dun. Da-na dun-dun...
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NEWS Find the best best gelato in London this summer

OK, so those passionate Italians may not be able to do reliable autos or incorruptible political figures but Mama Mia can they ever do cold, sweet, sumptuous gelato?!...read more
Posted by: All In London on Tuesday 28th of July 2015
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BLOG Amanda Wakeley Sample Sale This Week

Bargain hunters, brace yourselves; later this week sees as sample sale to rival all others as, for three days, Amanda Wakeley takes up residence at The Music Room on South Molton Lane. With an exclusive range of samples, bespoke pieces and previo...read more
Posted by: Laurel on Monday 27th of July 2015
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BLOG London Dog Blog – The windmill at Wimbledon Common

When I was a kid, Wimbledon Common was a regular haunt. Sometimes we took the bus to The Green Man at Putney Heath and at other times we started our long walk at Roehampton. But yesterday, in the rain, we took the 93 bus from Putney Hill and got off ...read more
Posted by: London DogBlog on Monday 27th of July 2015
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NEWS The Doctor's Orders present History of Hiphop

Back to your roots... or the concrete streets or whatever... The Doctor's Orders celebrate their 10th Birthday at The Book Club this weekend and they'll be spinning a chronolo...read more
Posted by: All In London on Monday 27th of July 2015
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BLOG Kids in London – “Inside Out” packs an emotional punch

When the weather is grim during the summer holidays, parents flock to the cinema. So yesterday I went along to see the latest film from Disney Pixar – Inside Out. In essence, it is about the main emotions – joy, sadness, disgust, fear and anger – liv...read more
Posted by: KimT on Monday 27th of July 2015
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NEWS London's most indulgent desserts

We'd sell our granny for a good pud. And so we must confess that we're now onto granny #362 because we've had to make our way through a heck of a lot of great desserts to brin...read more
Posted by: All In London on Monday 27th of July 2015
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BLOG A Fashionable Afternoon Tea with Biscuiteers

Lazy drizzly Sundays like today were made for afternoon tea, particularly with the introduction of the new Fashionistas tin from Biscuiteers. The bigwigs of the London biscuit scene have teamed up with fashion writer and style guru Alice Naylor-Le...read more
Posted by: Laurel on Sunday 26th of July 2015
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BLOG A Breath Of Fresh Aer For Your Hair

A new blow dry bar has opened its doors in London this month, offering hair and brow services in a fun and luxurious setting. The concept of aer is simple - blowdries, brows and beauty all undertaken with precision, care and speed. More than just ...read more
Posted by: Laurel on Thursday 23rd of July 2015
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BLOG Three of the Best: London's Rooftop Yoga

There's a new trend afoot this summer for a workout with a view, as the craze for rooftop yoga sweeps the capital. Get these three in the diary and start your day with the sunrise! Sky High Yoga at Sky Garden Taking the downward dog high and migh...read more
Posted by: Laurel on Wednesday 22nd of July 2015
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BLOG Fashion Find of the Week...

I seem to have developed something of a love affair with Boden shoes in the last year or so (am I getting...old...?) so apologies if I'm repeating myself, but have you seen their new drop? The British brand has been seriously upping its footwear game...read more
Posted by: Laurel on Wednesday 22nd of July 2015
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BLOG Spoil Yourself in SW4

Since moving to Clapham just over a year ago I've been seriously impressed with the calibre of beauty buffs in the vicinity. From the amazing waxer at the end of my street to the award-winning hairdressers around the corner, it seems this pocket of S...read more
Posted by: Laurel on Wednesday 22nd of July 2015
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NEWS A different Saturday night... the Urban Food Festi

Global gourmet street food is served alongside a premium bar and cocktail bar with craft beers, cider, specialist Urban cocktails, international wines, prosecco and champagne....read more
Posted by: All In London on Monday 20th of July 2015
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BLOG Enchanting children with “Room on the Broom” at Richmond Theatre

I spent a delightful hour surrounded by happy children and their parents and grandparents today. There’s really nothing better than listening to small children giggling. Most parents will know this book – so no risk of being a spoiler. Before the...read more
Posted by: KimT on Saturday 18th of July 2015
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BLOG Fashion Find of the Week...

Dreamy British brand Needle & Thread is one that's been on my radar for a while, but not in my wardrobe - until now. Working with artisans in India and the UK, the beautifully embellished pieces are handcrafted to perfection and loook MUCH more e...read more
Posted by: Laurel on Friday 17th of July 2015
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BLOG Travel News - What to Know & Where to Go

Croatia's Haven for Art Lovers Croatia may have developed a reputation in recent years as the new Ibiza, sun-drenched music festivals on pristine island beaches the new must-do for fun-seekers, but for those looking for something altogether more rel...read more
Posted by: A Londoner Travels on Tuesday 14th of July 2015
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BLOG Five Favourite: Summer Beauty Buys

Don't let this week's drizzle get you down; summer is still here - it's just having a couple of days off. Promise. With holidays to Ibiza and Lisbon still to come, I'm only just starting to get summer-ready. My thoughts this week are turning to a few...read more
Posted by: Laurel on Monday 13th of July 2015
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BLOG Cheeky Hair's Knots & Crosses Braid Bar at Barber & Parlour

Surely up there with perfectly undone beachy waves in everyone's list of favourite winning summer hairdos, there's something intrinsically holiday-worthy about a good braid. Launching this summer in collaboration with master braider Joel Benjamin ...read more
Posted by: Laurel on Monday 13th of July 2015
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NEWS Cocktails in the City: Summer Edition

Taking residence in London’s Bedford Square Gardens, twenty five of London’s most exciting bars gather beneath the green canopies of London’s largest private Georgian Gardens ...read more
Posted by: All In London on Monday 13th of July 2015
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BLOG Make Jewellery Magic at Tatty Devine

Those famous purveyors of perspex, jewellery brand Tatty Devine are tapping into London's creative juices with the launch of their new workshop space at their flagship store on Brick Lane. With two party packages available, either on Saturday aft...read more
Posted by: Laurel on Wednesday 8th of July 2015
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BLOG All About Audrey - The Radley Hepburn Collection

Every so often something comes along that fills you with fashion lust; this week I fell head over heels for the new Hepburn Collection from Radley. With the opening of the Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon exhibition at the National Portrait ...read more
Posted by: Laurel on Monday 6th of July 2015
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NEWS London's best homeware and design shops

Good design is more than mere utility. It's something beautiful, it's something practical and it's available in 7 shades that will all work perfectly in your lounge....read more
Posted by: All In London on Monday 6th of July 2015
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NEWS Our favourite summer rooftop drinking spots

There's no denying that there's something a little bit different about a night on a roof terrace when the evening sun is out. So grab your glad-rags and make plans for a night...read more
Posted by: All In London on Monday 6th of July 2015
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BLOG Fashion Find of the Week...

Fashion's having a love affair with My Little Pony at the moment, and the latest addition to Selfridges' Contemporary Floor (Level 3) this week is a pop up shop from Fyodor Golan featuring their AW15 collection. A giant rainbow welcomes customers ...read more
Posted by: Laurel on Sunday 5th of July 2015
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NEWS The Ledbury is crowned London’s best restaurant

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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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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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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