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[26 Feb 2013 | By ]
Review: Newly Renovated Harrison’s Restaurant & Bar in Balham

Balham has no shortage of good restaurants – indeed, the area has slowly been attracting more and more interesting places to eat. Harrisons has been around for some time and has been one of the best restaurants in the area. It recently underwent a renovation and expansion into the basement, with the creation of a new cool cocktail bar. How does its new menu stack up?

Events in London »

[23 Feb 2013 | By ]
Asiana Bridal Show 2013: styles up and down the catwalk

The 12th Asiana Bridal Show took place on the 27th of January of this year at the stylish Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel. I attended the show with a close friend who was (and is!) planning to get married at the end of this year. I was really excited to see what sort of wedding show Asiana would put on and how it would inspire my friend for her Big Day.

Places to Visit »

[20 Feb 2013 | ]
A whistle-stop tour of London’s coolest gig venues

London is absolutely teeming with live venues, with thousands of bands and solo performers playing and singing their hearts out every night. Here are some of the hippest venues that London has to offer.

Places to Visit »

[20 Feb 2013 | By ]
Couples Massage at Thai Square Spa, Tower Hill

Upon entering the new Thai Square Spa in Tower Hill you can immediately see why the Covent Garden branch has done so well. The spa itself is immaculate and tasteful while the staff are all exceptionally polite and welcoming, and seemed to relish the opportunity to guide a spa and massage novice like myself through the endless list of treatments.

The Inside Word »

[16 Feb 2013 | ]
Getting Started with Parkour in London

With the growing popularity of parkour and freerunning, you might wonder how you can get involved in a community that seems to be able to travel the length of London without ever touching the ground. Mike Wilson, member of world-renowned parkour group 3RUN and Guinness World Record holder for the furthest ‘wall run’, takes you through how to get started.

Food & Drink »

[14 Feb 2013 | By ]
New Macanese-inspired Seasonal Specials at Ping Pong

In order to celebrate Chinese New Year, Asian fusion restaurant Ping Pong has released an extended menu with Macanese-inspired seasonal specials. The delicious dishes were showcased at the menu’s launch party, situated at the sultry St Katherine’s Dock branch, just a stone’s throw away from Tower Bridge.

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[5 Feb 2013 | By ]
The Whistling Shop @ 63 Worship Street

Have you ever been to a bar, had a look at the cocktail menu, and wonder if there was more to life than the same old names that appears in every bar? Sure, most bars try to spice things up a bit by having a unique signature cocktail on their menu, but no other drinking establishment goes as far as the Whistling Shop.

Places to Visit »

[3 Feb 2013 | By ]
The View From The Shard: Now Open!

From February 1st, visitors will be able to view London from the Shard, Europe’s second tallest building.

Food & Drink »

[2 Feb 2013 | By ]
Review: Bone Daddies, the new Ramen kid on the block

Ramen’s really becoming quite popular in London – as evidenced by the rash of Japanese noodle shops that have opened. Koya started the trend – not really a ramen specialist, but an udon noodle specialist. But they got the London foodies hooked on authentic Japanese noodles in a great broth, and from then it was only a matter of time before we had another. Tonkotsu came along – a true ramen specialist – winning rave reviews, including a great review from ourselves.