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London Cocktail Week

Get ready to be shaken and stirred, because London’s annual celebration of the perfectly mixed spirit is back. A £10 wristband entitles you to £5 cocktails in many of the capital’s best bars all week. A new festival hub in Soho, the World Class House, offers retro and futuristic drinking experiences, while Old Spitalfields Market… Read more »

The Chocolate Show

We’ll take any excuse to eat more chocolate, but this is truly a good one. The Chocolate Show returns for another year of demonstrations, activities and plenty of tastings. Highlights have to include The Chocolate Fashion Show where the outfits are literally good enough to eat, The Tasting Room for samples from bean to bar… Read more »

London Literature Festival

The London Literature Festival once again fills the Southbank Centre with acclaimed authors, poets, speakers and collaborators for a fortnight of wordy events. Celebrating its tenth year in 2016, the festiv al will include live readings, talks and workshops. Wednesday October 5 2016 – Sunday October 16 2016. Event Address – Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road,… Read more »

Hungry? Why not try… Albion Clerkenwell

Just like it’s neighbourhood cafes in Shoreditch and Bankside, Clerkenwell has the same familiar feel but it’s the biggest Albion to date – with an even greater variety of exciting, tasty British food. In addition to a cafe serving classic Albion menu, Clerkenwell offers several new dining options, bars and take-out counters – each with… Read more »

September Highlights

Meatopia – This meaty food fest is a carnivalesque, cornucopia of carnivorous delights. London’s hunger for protein shows no sign of waning. Friday September 2 2016 – Sunday September 4 2016. Proms in the park – While the Last Night of the Proms is underway in the Royal Albert Hall, across the road there’ll be an even bigger party going… Read more »

Featured Event: Meatopia

This meaty food fest is a carnivalesque, cornucopia of carnivorous delights. London’s hunger for protein shows no sign of waning so for its fourth year this celebration of butchery and booze will include an opening night of music combined with, yep, you guessed it, hulking slabs of meat. Expect 25 chefs creating bespoke dishes live… Read more »

Open House London

This hugely popular, capital-wide annual festival of architecture celebrates its twenty-fourth anniversary in 2016 and takes place over the weekend of September 17 and 18. The festival allows access to hundreds of buildings not normally open to the public – private homes, government buildings, historic sites, educational establishments and many others. This year the festival has… Read more »

Proms in the Park

While the Last Night of the Proms is underway in the Royal Albert Hall, across the road there’ll be an even bigger party going on. Michael Ball hosts the open-air concert, taking over from the late Terry Wogan, who presented Proms in the Park for 18 years running. The line-up features Irish flautist Sir James… Read more »

Hungry? Why not try… Taberna do Mercado

When the chef of the paparazzi-swarmed Chiltern Firehouse sets up his own restaurant, you take notice. But Nuno Mendes is not trying to attract red-carpet customers here. He’s going back to his roots with a modest-looking Portuguese restaurant in Old Spitalfields Market. This ‘market tavern’ takes classic dishes and plays around using the latest techniques and… Read more »

August Highlights

Featured Event: Notting Hill Carnival – Notting Hill Carnival, Europe’s biggest street festival, is a vivid spectacle representing London’s multicultural past and present. It’s also a vital date in any party-lover’s diary Visit Camden Beach – Head up to the roof of Chalk Farm’s lovely Roundhouse and claim your spot on Camden Beach, an impressively big and often gloriously… Read more »

Featured Event: Notting Hill Carnival

Notting Hill Carnival, Europe’s biggest street festival, is a vivid spectacle representing London’s multicultural past and present. It’s also a vital date in any party-lover’s diary. Which weekend does Notting Hill Carnival take place? Carnival starts on Sunday August 28 (also referred to as ‘Children’s Day’) and continues into Monday August 29. Where does Notting Hill… Read more »

Visit Camden Beach

Head up to the roof of Chalk Farm’s lovely Roundhouse and claim your spot on Camden Beach, an impressively big and often gloriously sunny pop-up sandpit. Relax in a deck chair with a rum cocktail, play a little ping pong, grab some food from the barbecue or build a magnificent sandcastle. Entry is free but… Read more »

Travel Photographer of the Year

Explore the world without getting on a plane at this free exhibition of awe-inspiring images. The winning entries of the Travel Photographer of the Year 2015 are on display at the University of Greenwich’s new building, next to Greenwich Park. What began in Chris and Karen Coe’s kitchen in 2003 has grown to become a… Read more »

Rio Olympics in London

Rio de Janeiro, the location of the Olympics Games, might be bloomin’ miles away, but that doesn’t mean you have to leave the city to catch a glimpse of it. You can get in on all the Rio Olympics 2016 action and atmosphere via the capital’s copious coverage of the big event on little and… Read more »

Great British Beer Festival

You had better arrive thirsty; with over 900 real ales, ciders, perries and international beers to try, the Great British Beer Festival has something for everyone and to suit every taste. Many of Britain’s most recognisable breweries will run their own bars at the event, including Charles Wells, Fuller’s, St Austell and Wadworth. You’ll also… Read more »