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Tredwell’s, Covent Garden

  Tredwell is the new restaurant near Covent Garden from Marcus Wareing. More casual in style it focuses on small sharing plates and, before you yawn and roll your eyes; I think the sharing plates trend has taken off because … Continue reading

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Casa Negra, Shoreditch

Casa Negra is fun and funky Mexican in Shoreditch. On a warm summer evening with all the windows open and a frozen margarita in hand it felt like we were somewhere much more tropical than the Great Eastern Road. I … Continue reading

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My Perfect London day

I remember when I first moved to London from rural Essex. Everything was new and exciting, I would run around town every weekend agog at the vast array of festivals, theatres, galleries and restaurants. Nothing was too niche for me … Continue reading

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The London Coffee Festival at Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane

We went to meet Jesse and Arya from Nuffnang UK and fellow bloggers, and experience The London Coffee Festival together. It was great to be able to walk straight passed the massive queues creeping round the corner, and into the … Continue reading

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Dindin Kitchen – a newly launched innovative eatery serving great Persian dishes!

  Dindin Kitchen is a new Persian restaurant in Holborn. The restaurant looks bright and airy, but has fairly limited seating; be prepared if you go at the height of the lunchtime rush to take away. On arrival, we got … Continue reading

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21 Covent Garden + The Print Room cocktail bar

The Print Room has two heated balconies overlooking Covent Garden piazza. We got some fab cocktails created for us by their master mixologists, including a Spring moods Raspberry Fizz and a gorgeous Orange Martini with orange juice, vodka, orange liqueur, … Continue reading

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Reiss Personal Tailoring event in One New Change -with Chivas Deluxe Blended Scotch Whisky & Murdock’s

We went to a Reiss Personal Tailoring event in One New Change last night, with the added bonus of beard trims and skincare products from Murdock’s as well as being able to sample Chivas Deluxe Blended Scotch Whisky range of different … Continue reading

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VQ Bloomsbury – a great place for recharging your batteries whatever the time of day (or night)!

We went to Vingt-Quatre (VQ) Bloomsbury as we had heard great things about VQ – including an endorsement from Gordon Ramsay of their Chelsea branch (it is one of his favourite places to take his family). The concept is to … Continue reading

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Cute Star – handmade jewellery and accessories

Cute star has an interesting range of unique, handmade jewellery and accessories. Particularly love their Black-Star Kruger Womens Leather Bag (£79.99) and the ‘TimeStar’ Mens Voyager Watch (£29.99) – perfect for travelling. Go check them out for your style accessories! … Continue reading

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Dum Dum Donutterie – Doughnuts launch in Boxpark, Shoreditch!

We went to the launch of Dum Dum Doughnuts in Boxpark, located in the trendy surrounds of Shoreditch. The brains behind this company are patisserie owner and artisan chef, Paul Hurley and his father Tom. The difference with Dum Dum Doughnuts compared … Continue reading

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