Love is in the air…

Love is in the air…

It’s the month of love, so why not treat your loved ones to a beautiful meal at one of our favourite restaurants in London. Sketch Location: 9 Conduit St, Mayfair, London W1S 2XG Nearest Tube: Oxford Street Website: sketch Located in the heart of Mayfair, Sketch is a Michelin three-starred Paris restaurant with imaginative food, deliciously bold and  ground-breaking. Conceived by French master chef Pierre Gagnaire and restaurateur Mazouz. A real treat! Bob Bob Ricard Location: 1 Upper James St, Soho, London W1F 9DF Nearest Tube: Piccadilly Circus Website: bobbobricard Champagne anyone? Equipped with a “Press for Champagne” button at every table, it is famous for pouring more Champagne than any other UK venue! This is an iconic Soho restaurant which serves a luxury English and Russian menu. Oxo Tower Restaurant Location: Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House St, SE1 9PH Nearest Tube: Blackfriars Website: the-oxo-tower Enjoy dinner with live music or a cheeky cocktail, at three dynamic venues all housed on the eighth floor of the iconic South Bank landmark, OXO offers a spectacular garden terrace, panoramic views of the London skyline and the very best in British cuisine Aqua Shard Location: The Shard, 31 St. Thomas Street,  SE1 9RY Nearest Tube: London Bridge Website: aquashard If you really want something a little special, this is the place. Panoramic views and Modern British food from a dining room and bar on the 31st floor of The Shard. You can drop by for a pre-dinner drink or indulge in this delightful menu.   Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea Location: 50 Berners St, Fitzrovia, London W1T 3NG Nearest Tube: Oxford Street Website: morganshotel For those of you with little ones, we suggest...
Christmas Markets Galore

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 have put together a list of the Top five must visits Christmas markets this year!    Bath Christmas Market  Dates: 28th November – 15th December Website: bathchristmasmarket.co.uk/   Opening hours differ Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays will be open from 10AM–7PM, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays will be open longer 10AM–8PM while Sundays will be open 10AM–6PM. Bath is probably one of the best know and most popular Christmas Market in the UK , it is the largest Christmas shopping event in the South West. This year there will be over 150 chalets stalls , all selling high quality artisan products and home made British goods. The market itself covers the streets around the Bath Abbey, this is accessible via train or car. Set among the romantic roman cobbled streets it’s easy to tell why the Bath Christmas Market is so beloved. Birmingham Christmas Market Dates: 7th November – 23rd December Website: www.thebfcm.co.uk/ Open daily from 10AM-9PM, the Birmingham city market is known as the Frankfurt Christmas Market, as it is one of the largest authentic German Markets outside of Germany and Austria. This year there will be over 180 chalets stalls offering a wide range of artisan products, don’t miss...
Spectacular and Spooky Halloween Events

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! Halloween Ball at The Mansion Location: Secret Venue Nearest Tube: Secret Venue Website: www.themansionlondon.com/next-event It’s Halloween, so that calls for costumes, candy and creepy ghouls! Well at the Halloween Ball, it will tick all the boxes! The private venue is top secret and will only be revealed 48 Hours before the event (Easy access within London Zone 2). This quirky venue will have 3 dance floors, 1 art room, 2 lounges and 2 bar areas for you to choose from! If you are looking for something scarier there is a real back yard graveyard! Come dressed to the nines as you could win a flight to New York City for best costume. Book your tickets in advance, you don’t want to miss this party! The Dark Circus Party Location:13 Stoke Newington Road, London N16 8BH Nearest Tube: Dalston Kingsland Website: www.darkcircusparty.com At the Dark Circus you’ll be in for a real treat with show stopping entertainment acts such as caged curiosities breathing fire and swallowing swords, ethereal silks performances, treacherous trapeze acts and bizarre sideshow oddities. Grab a signature cocktail and enjoy stepping into another world for the evening. Please note there is a strict...
Pasta la vista

Pasta la vista

People choice of comfort food varies but one things for sure there is some kind of pasta that makes the cut every time. Whether it is a big bowl of spaghetti Bolognese or a carbonara or a classic lasagna there is a pasta go to for everyone. On the 17 October is National Pasta day and that is something to celebrate if you ask me. Now because there is so many options for pasta, there are also countless restaurant serving those choices, but I have found the creme de la creme of pasta bars in London. Padella Location:  6 Southwark St, London SE1 1TQ Nearest Tube: London Bridge Website: www.padella.co Padella is one of the most popular restaurants in London, and the easiest way to tell is by the constant queue outside. They work on a first come first served basis but it’s worth the wait. Created by two friends Tim and Jordan, they dreamt about opening their own pasta bar after being inspired by a trip to Italy. They really have brought a touch of Italian magic to their dishes, with freshly hand rolled pasta and delicious sauces.  After braving the que be sure to try the classic pappardelle and beef shin rage. The Cheese Wheel Location:West Yard, Camden Lock Place, London, NW1 8AF Nearest Tube: Camden Town Website: www.camdenmarket.com/food-drink/the-cheese-wheel You have probably seen a video of pasta being made in a giant cheese wheel, after it took the internet by storm. Well if you’ve seen it on your phone and now you can experience yourself at The Cheese Wheel where they make your cheesy dreams come true. The stall douses fresh hot pasta in...
Round of golf anyone?

Round of golf anyone?

So this week it just so happens to be National Miniature Golf day, what a day to celebrate because who doesn’t love a game of mini-golf. So you’ve come to the right place because we have put together a list of some of the coolest places to play a game of great game of Mini golf. Puttshack White City Location: Westfield, Ariel Way, London W12 7HB Nearest Tube: Wood Lane Website:  www.puttshack.com Puttshack at White City is one of their three locations. Here they have combined technology and golf to become one of the first places to take traditional golf to another level. They have automatic score boats and you can track your ball. They have four different courses to choose from such as Beer Pong and Duck Hunt. Once you finished your game, they have a great dining area too with huge selection of food and yummy cocktails to choose from. Swingers West End Location: 15 John Prince’s Street London W1G 0AB Nearest Tube: Oxford Circus Website: swingersldn.com/home/west-end/ One of two locations, Swingers West End is the crazy gold club. It includes two nine-hole courses which have been inspired by the glamorous era of the 1920 English Rivera. Have a cocktail on the course as they have four cocktail bars on site. Now once you’ve finished your game and your cocktail head over to the 3D Photo podium and show off your great golfing skills! Afterwards browse the promenade area in search for your street food. You can choose from a variety of vendors to suit your mood including Made of Dough and a dessert only vendor! Swingers takes crazy golf to...
Feeling romantic?

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! Electric Cinema Location: 191 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London W11 2ED Nearest Tube: Ladbroke Grove Website: www.electriccinema.co.uk  The classic date night choice has got to be, dinner and a movie. Well, at Electric Cinema they have given the classic date night an massive upgrade with an added touch of class and comfort with their huge couches and red velvet front row beds. Perfect to stretch out and have a cuddle while watching the latest blockbuster film!  They also have a full bar, great menu and pick and mix to choose your own treats. This also happens to be one of the oldest working cinemas in the country and the beautiful interior reflects that bygone age. Electric cinema will take you back in time. Tickets range from £20-£40 for a couch or bed but please book in advance.   Clos Maggiore  Location: 33 King Street, Covent Garden, WC2E 8JD Nearest Tube: Convent Garden Website: www.closmaggiore.com Voted one of the world’s most romantic restaurants and it’s easy to see why. This Italian restaurant has been transformed into a romantic green house with beautiful cherry bloom and candlelight dinners. The food and wines are locally sourced and have won awards for excellence a few times. There is a smart casual dress code for this venue so...