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Best Ways To Spend St Patrick’s Day in London – Our Picks

The Irish are renowned for hosting a great party. Even if you’ve never stepped foot on the Emerald Isle, St Patrick’s Day is still a great excuse to celebrate. This year the holiday falls on a Saturday, so there’s no excuse not to get involved! Whether it’s your first time or one of many, here’s…

The Magic Of Boxing Day

A lot of us wake up on the 25th December expecting a day full of festive fun – unwrapping presents next to the tree, clinking glasses over a mouth-watering meal and spending the afternoon in front of golden Xmas telly. Sometimes though, it can end up a little more hectic than planned! If producing the…

Alternative Ways To Spend Christmas Day – Our Top Picks

The build-up to Christmas seems to go on and on, but have you ever felt that the day itself is a bit of a let down? If you’re stuck in a festive rut, why not try something a bit different this year? Here are our top five alternative ways to spend Christmas Day.   Volunteer While…

The Lifecycle of Friendship

Having friends is one of life’s great joys and it’s something that many young people take for granted, but recent research by Loose Ends, an app designed to return the ‘social’ to social media, has revealed how friendships change as we age, and provides a clue as to why loneliness is a consistently growing problem….

Quilombero, E1: Italian, Argentinian cuisine

The area around East India Docks is a bit of a no man’s land, but bringing it some much-needed light, colour and flavour is Quilombero. The menu is short and snappy, and we start with a hefty plate of charcuterie, including speck and mortadella [£12.50], accompanied by an intense Guinness mayo. We also try one…

Squirrel, SW3: Healthy eating trend

At first glance, the bright, green and white entrance, counter brimming with glossy-looking ingredients and chiller cabinet full of detox drinks place Squirrel firmly in the same category as similar healthy lunch spots Tossed, Crussh, or Leon. ‘Mains’ – a range of salads devised by nutritionists, portions are incredibly generous, ingredients are high quality, and…

Bukowski, W1: Smoking, char-grilling, tantalizing

Sitting boldly on D’Arblay Street, just a few doors down from Soho BBQ institution Bodeans, Bukowski. I can’t not have the fried mac n cheese [£5.25], five delicious cubes of oozy goodness, served in a creamy, moreish cheese sauce with chopped gherkins. Half the mains are burgers, so I order the Smokey Beast [£10.95]: everything…

The Baglioni Hotel SW7: Devine rich and superior

The Brunello restaurant is decorated like a jewellery box, all graceful, black Murano glass and pale gold silk and brocade.  I loved it immediately. The effusive Italian staff are very welcoming and before we knew it we had two glasses of Prosecco in front of us. The first course, was, of course, a pasta course….

Sosharu EC1: Izakaya-style restaurant

‘Drink Sake, Stay Soba’, proclaims the neon sign in the cocktail bar in the basement of Sosharu, superchef Jason Atherton’s latest venture. And so my friend and I do, starting off one of the most delicious meals I’ve had recently with a small glass of Jozen Mizunogoteshi [£11]. Standouts include the sea bream sashimi [£11.50],…

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