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Hotels and venues open and opening soon!

While we still living life with new rules, there are few things that are returning to normal. The following venues have opened their doors (but still adhering to all safety guidelines and restrictions). Hospitality establishments are exempt from the rule of six – but no one should attend or socialize with others in a group of more than six Be sure to check out what hotels are still offering for events with smaller groups and support these vital businesses. The Delaunay Website: www.thedelaunay.com The Delaunay will reopen on Tuesday 20th October for breakfast, lunch and dinner in the restaurant, and the bar will open all day from Tuesday to Saturday.   The Savoy Website: https://www.thesavoylondon.com/ One of London’s most iconic hotels, The Savoy has re-opened its door with additional comprehensive safety measures. In a phased approach, the hotel will open its drinking and dining destinations one by one, starting with The Savoy Grill and followed by its classic afternoon tea and the much-loved American Bar. You’ll be able to book the ultimate city staycation at the Savoy from October when the hotel opens its luxurious pool and spa facilities.   Millennium Gloucester London Website:  www.millenniumhotels.com Millennium Gloucester doors are open again, with meeting rooms available for anyone that is looking for a different space and way of hosting and organizing events. They also currently have great offers on hotels rooms.   Events @ No 6 Website: https://www.eventsatno6.com/ Events @ No 6 is open now and they are a COVID-19 secure venue, and meetings and events can be held for numbers up to 30 guests per room. Furthermore, they are offering a “local lock-down... read more

Top 5 Restaurant for Help Out to Eat Out in Septemeber

As we all know during August the government started a scheme called Help Out to Eat Out where all restaurants will be offer £10 per person off all meals on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays when dining in to help boost the economy after we have gone into a COVID-19 recession. Overall the scheme has proved to be massively successful with restaurants fully booked up. Certain restaurants have extended the scheme into the month of September so here are 5 popular chains that are still doing the Help Out to Eat Out for September. YO! Sushi Website: yosushi.com YO! Sushi will be offering 50% on a set menu from Monday to Friday throughout September. The offer is only valid for dine-in meals and only from 6PM onwards, it’s only valid per one customer. YO! Sushi has over 80 restaurants in the UK. Bill’s Website: //www.bills-website.co.uk/ Popular chain Bill’s has confirmed it will extend its Eat Out to Help Out scheme, with 50% off meals on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays in September. The restaurant chain is developing a bespoke menu for the deal which offers one course for £10 and two courses for £14.50 when dining from the set menu from midday. Bill’s has around 78 branches across the UK.   Hall & Woodhouse Website:  www.hall-woodhouse.co.uk/ Hall & Woodhouse has confirmed it’s carrying on the scheme in the majority of its managed pubs until the end of September. Not all of its pubs will continue to offer the discount though – check their website to check which pubs near you are participating. Hall & Woodhouse has over 150 pubs all over the country.  ... read more

St Paddy’s Day

Saint Patrick’s Day is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick the patron saint of Ireland. Each year, thousands of partygoers wearing Irish green and Guinness hats descend on London for St Patrick’s Day. Countless people soak up the luck of the Irish as they turn the capital green on March 17. It’s not a public holiday in England, London pulls out all the stops for St Patrick’s Day each year. This year celebrations start from 13th March -15th March, the weekend before. I have listed a few of the exciting things happening that weekend and where best to go.

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Chinese New Year- Year of the Rat

Chinese New Year is also known as the Spring Festival and is the most important date in China’s traditional  calendar. Chinese New Year always commences on the lunar new year which, this year, falls on Saturday 25th of January 2020. Celebrations usually last for seven days and this year is the Year of the Rat. The Rat is the 1st animal of the Chinese zodiac. Representing luck and wealth, people born in 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008 and 2020.

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Festive Fun

The countdown to Christmas is on and with a few days left till the big day I thought I would put together a list of some last-minute Christmassy ideas to do to get you in the Christmas spirit. I’m sure by now you have been to a few Christmas markets but there is loads of other things to do with loved ones before and after the big day.

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Hot, hot, Hot Chocolate!

Ahhh the cocoa bean  , the bean that has given glorious chocolate. During this time of year  while its cold and dark outside I prefer drinking chocolate than just eating it, Preferably hot with whipped cream and marshmallows. National Cocoa Day has fallen on the last Friday the 13th this year which sounds like the perfect day to get some hot yummy chocolate , check out the list below on some of the best places to go!

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Christmas Markets Galore

It is only November, but the Festive season is in full swing and I don’t know about you, but I am fully embracing it. The festive lights, the mulled wine and all the late-night shopping. One of the best places to get all your Christmas present and feel very festive is going to Christmas markets which Europe is famously known for. Lucky for us, England offers some of the most magical Christmas markets and I put together a list of the Top five must visits Christmas markets this year!

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Cupcakes, cupcakes, cupcakes!

Cupcakes, who doesn’t love them? The perfect sized little treat, and this week, on the 10th November, it just so happens to be National Vanilla Cupcake day! What a great excuse to have a cheeky little cupcake or two!  I have put together a list of where to find some of the yummiest and  beautifully decorate cupcakes. They all do vanilla flavour of course, but be sure to try out their ‘ambassador’ cupcake. Each bakery has one and it’s normally , the most popular cupcake for each respective bakery.

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Spectacular and Spooky Halloween Events

As another month draws to a close , it brings us one step closer to Halloween! This day where the veil between the living and the dead is the thinnest and a massive excuse  to dress up and go out dancing! a night full of ghouls and scares , be sure to find yourself at the best event this weekend. Have a look at some of the spookiest events in town and be sure to grab your tickets and costume before!

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Pumpkin Patch Picking

Ahhhh Autumn, that means crispy leaves, darker night and the return of the pumpkin season. On the 26th October it is National Pumpkin Day, and we have put together a list of some Farms where you can pick your own pumpkin in time for pumpkin pie and Halloween. Also, it’s a great fun for the whole family and very Instagram worthy.

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Pasta la vista

Bancone has three dining bars where you can enjoy your delicious freshly cook pasta and watch the world go by. Its pasta in made fresh every day and you can watch the chefs prepare your meal from your seat. Their dishes have a been influence greatly by classic Italian dishes, but they have pushed the boat out with what you can do with pasta. Any dish is to die for, so try something different that is one of a kind.

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Eat your Dessert first

The nights are getting dark early, the leaves are being to turn brown and fall, and the signs of fall season is here. The colder days brings the craving of comfort food, hot chocolate with marshmallow, baked treats and yummy desserts. Its all brings us another great National Day, on the 14th October its National Dessert day! In London you have been spoilt for choice with sweet treats on every corner but here are a few recommendations of a few dessert musts!

 

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Coffee smells like freshly ground heaven- The best coffee shops to visit

Ahhh coffee, where would we be without it? Probably still grumpy and asleep! Coffee has become such an essential part of people’s lives, it’s weird to image a day going without. I’m not the only one to feel this way as the 1st October is National Coffee day, all coffee lovers rejoice! I have put together the top 5 highest rated coffee shops around England. They are all small independent coffee shops who have a passion for coffee. Most of these cafes have won awards for their talent and it’s easy to see why when you try the coffee.

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Pancakes, Crepes, Flapjacks ….

Who doesn’t’ love a good brunch? And brunch would not be complete without pancakes!  So, this week, on the 26th, its National Pancake day! So, I have put together my own personal pancake guide to the best brunch spots to grab some delicious and Instagram worthy pancakes!

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Feeling romantic?

So, its Valentine day in Colombia on the 21st September September. Before you say anything, I know we have already had Valentine’s day this year,  but who needs an excuse to do something romantic with their loved one. So, in honour of the Colombian day of love, we have found some romantic places that even Cupid would approve of!

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Prosecco Day

There are a few holidays that we look forward to all year, Christmas Day,  New Years Eve and of course Prosecco day!  This year it falls on the 13th August and to make life easier for you, we found some amazing places to quaff your glass of Prosecco in style.

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Te-te-te, Tequila…Day!

On the 24th July , it is Tequila day in the United States. Now if, like me , you suffer from the fear of missing out then we have the perfect list of bars and restaurants for you! We have found a few secret gems area London that will have you believing you’re in the heart of Mexico City! This is the perfect list for anyone that loves a good Margarita and Taco!

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Where to watch Wimbledon?

The British Summertime has finally arrived, which means the sun is out, the Pimms cocktails are flowing and it’s the start of the Wimbledon Championships! We have put together a list of our favourite London spots this summer where you can enjoy all three. This is the next best thing if you are among the unlucky few that don’t have Centre Court front row seats.

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5 Jaw Dropping London Meeting Rooms With A View!

There are many, many venues in London available for you to use for business meetings, however only a few that offer incredible views over the city. If you want to give that wow factor when meeting clients, or to aid with inspiration during an internal meeting, here’s our top 5 venues that are on top of the city!

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