It’s not easy to find an authentic aperitivo hour (that’s Italian happy hour for you and me) experience in London. So when I got the chance to experience one of Italy’s most popular exports the traditional Italian way at Hotel Xenia, I wasn’t going to pass on the chance. It got better as I walked … Continue reading Aperitivo Time at Xenia Hotel: Happy Hour the Italian Way
English Wine doesn’t get anywhere near the same level of praise it deserves compared to wines from other parts of the world. So, to celebrate this coming English Wine Week (25 May – 2 June 2019), leading English winemakers Chapel Down has teamed up with modern European restaurant Florentine in Waterloo to create an exquisite … Continue reading Discovering the Wonderful World of English Wines with Chapel Down and Florentine #EnglishWineWeek
I’ve visited Chinese, Malaysian, Korean, Japanese and Thai restaurants, but never Vietnamese. So I did something about it, and after this recent visit to Pho & Bun on forever buzzing Shaftesbury Avenue, I’m already planning my next visit. Bang in the middle of town with Soho on one side and Chinatown on the other, I … Continue reading Pho & Bun Review: Authentic Vietnamese Comfort Food
How many venues can you think of that specialises in meatballs? Not many I assume. This is where Ballroom comes in. But in a city where burgers and pizzas rules, will it make Londoners sit up and take notice? Ballroom transforms into a basement speakeasy cocktail bar apparently bringing the vibe of New York’s drinking … Continue reading Ballroom Review: Could Meatballs Be The Next Big Thing?
As much as I like to moan about the London Underground (don’t we all?), I secretly love our much-maligned transport system. In the grand scheme of things, TFL does an incredible job keeping a cosmopolitan city like London running.
As the oldest subway/metro/tube/whatever you want to call it transport in the world, the London Underground has a rich history of its own. So when the chance to visit the London Transport Museum Acton Depot Weekend came round, I wasn’t going to miss out on the opportunity.Continue reading “In Photos: Inside the London Transport Museum Acton Depot”
Scottish restaurants don’t tend to get as much attention as some of the more celebrated European cuisines in London. Sophisticated that those restaurants ostensibly appear, I am a firm believer that food from this little island we call Britain can rival any cuisine in the world and so, I was excited at finally experiencing some Scottish hospitality for the first time right here in Fitzrovia.Continue reading “Mac and Wild Review: A Scottish Restaurant As Good As Any Other European Cuisine?”
In this day and age, how often do you get to see medieval knights in full armour fight it out to be the toughest of them all? I thought not.
Every year, the good folks at The Vauxhall Trust hosts a free 2-day festival to celebrate good ol’ St. George’s Day, the patron St. of England, in Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens.Continue reading “In Photos: St. George’s Day Festival at Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens 2019”
St. George’s may not be as popular as his Irish mate Patrick but that doesn’t mean his day shouldn’t be celebrated as much!Continue reading “In Photos: Feast of St. George in Trafalgar Square 2019 on St. George’s Day”
Now I don’t know about you, but my enduring love for rooftop vibes knows no bounds. I was one of the lucky sods to get a look at this lofty multi-story car park -turn-event space early and I can say, it’s bigger and better this year. Just take a look… Let’s start with the actual … Continue reading In The Spotlight: The ultimate rooftop playground is back at Roof East this summer!
Organising a squad night out can be a right pain in the arse especially if your short of ideas and you’ve already done the usual – social darts, go-karting, bowling, the lot. But have you ever considered table shuffleboard? Thanks to London Shuffle Club in Shoreditch, this shuffleboard venue has just made a game of … Continue reading In the Spotlight: London Shuffle Club in Shoreditch Just Got A Whole Lot Better with Crazy Eight