REVIEW: Still Smoking Hot at The Fire Station Waterloo

The Fire Station Waterloo

Things just got hotter in Waterloo. A favourite landmark, The Fire Station, has re-opened after an extensive make-over. Like a phoenix from the proverbial it rises again after a one-year refurbishment of the entire building. Back in the late 80s Fire Station was one of the first gastropubs – from Trevor Gulliver who went on to […]

The Shrecktacular Shrek’s Adventure London – A DreamWorks First

Shrek's Adventure

Shrek’s Adventure is a fantastic addition to the ‘must-do’ list in London, whatever your age. Located at the The County Hall, London,  this new attraction, Shrek’s Adventure, is a walk and ride through the magical kingdom of Far Far Away with amazing DreamWorks animation, live story-telling and a good dose of humour. We were there as guests of […]

THEATRE: Benedict Cumberbatch in Hamlet at the Barbican Theatre London

Hamlet Benedict Cumberbatch

To be or not to be. Well, it might be, and there’s the rub. Benedict Cumberbatch be praised, that rare thing a great actor with a star presence, beautifully lit. Reciting some of the most famous lines in theatre. One fluffed line in 1408 of them. What a stunning preview performance from him. The characters grow in the play, gaining […]

The M World Cup Of Steak 2015

M World Cup of Steak

M Restaurants are running a competition to find the world’s best beef  –  diners are the judges alongwith food writer Joe Warwick, critic Charles Campion, M Executive Chef Michael Reid, Head Chef of The Shed & Rabbit and top butcher Oliver Gladwin. Along the lines of the Rugby World Cup, the qualifying rounds are where guests can opt […]

DANCE: Akademi presents Choreogata & Utkarsh – South Asian dance

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Akademi presents an evening of new contemporary and classical South Asian Dance commissions at Southbank Centre on Friday 4th September. One half of the evening is classical Indian dance, from the intricate footwork of kathak to the sculpturesque composition of kuchipudi and the other half combines dance techniques including western contemporary dance. The show is […]

#Titanic30 – Marking the 30th Anniversary of Discovering The Titanic

Titanic Belfast - Cabins

To mark the 30th anniversary of the discovery of the Titanic wreck by Dr Robert Ballard, Titanic Belfast will be holding a live Q&A with him from 5pm – 6pm on 1st September 2015. Titanic Belfast is an iconic six-floor building in the spot where the ship was designed and launched. Its nine galleries help you explore the […]

Homeslice Pizza in Fitzrovia


Having spent the past two years building on their street food success at their first permanent site at 13 Neal’s Yard in Covent Garden, Homeslice will be launching their second restaurant with 120 covers at 52 Wells Street, Fitzrovia on 1st September 2015. The official launch will be preceded by a 2-day soft launch with […]

FILM: The Age of Adaline


The world has changed in the last century. Adaline has not.

HOTELS: The Rugby World Cup

The Royal Hotel Cardiff

Finally the Rugby World Cup is coming. The tournament will be hosted by England from 18 September to 31 October 2015 with Twickenham Stadium hosting the final. There’s no need to get into a scrum when it comes to finding somewhere to stay, as has come up with the grand-slam hotels guaranteed to score top points. Whether you’ve been lucky […]

Boulers: roof-top Pétanque by Orangina

The Rooftop Boulers

Orangina has launched a pop-up rooftop experience called Boulers – an evening of pétanque on an rooftop overlooking East London.  It’s to celebrate the return of the orange icon, Orangina. Combining a highly sociable cocktail bar with a fiendishly competitive game of boules, great food from Flamin’ Liberty’s Richard Sandiford (of Hawksmoor fame), top London DJs, a roof top cinema and comfy seats […]

TRAVEL: Elizabeth Taylor’s Palm Springs Home

Elizabeth Taylor's Palm Springs home

Visitors to Palm Springs have an incredible opportunity to rent the former home of one of Hollywood’s all-time greats, with Dame Elizabeth Taylor’s private estate. Nestled within the upmarket Las Palmas neighbourhood, the expansive and gated “Casa Elizabeth” reflects the style and glamour for which the star was famed. It features four bedrooms, four-and-a-half bathrooms, a […]