Afternoon tea at Aqua Shard

Afternoon Tea at Aqua Shard

I love The Shard. I love afternoon tea. Throw those two together and you get the perfect London afternoon... Since opening last year, Aqua Shard has become a firm favourite of mine, so I obviously...
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JW Steakhouse #Steaksecret

On a chilly Wednesday night sometime in October, I was kidnapped. Put into a car, given a set of instructions and dropped off at the back entrance of what seemed like a hotel or restaurant somewhere in...
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Restaurant Review: Hutong Shard

A couple of weeks ago, I finally managed to get myself a table at Hutong Shard, the Northern Chinese counterpart of Aqua Shard, which is situated two floors lower in the iconic London landmark. When I...
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Restaurant Review: Aqua Shard, London

Last night I had the immense pleasure of dining at the brand new Aqua Shard, set to open to the public next week. It was - without exaggeration - one of the best things I've experienced in London since I...
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7 Things I Learned at Ping’s Pizza Masterclass

7 THINGS I LEARNED AT PING'S PIZZA MASTERCLASS 1: Pizza dough is no laughing matter - it's a science. An exact science. 2: Consequently, Ping's chef Bruno is a basically a scientist - probably a mad...
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Top 10 Rooftop Bars In London

I don't know why, but there's something about drinking on a rooftop that is simply far more exciting than drinking on a ground floor. It could be the incredible views, or the fact that you can unashamedly...
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Restaurant Review: Portal, Clerkenwell

I must have walked past Portal on St. John Street in Clerkenwell over a thousand times in the past few years without ever knowing what was behind the unassuming outside. When having a peek through the...
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Review: Singin’ In The Rain, Palace Theatre

The last time I set foot in the beautiful Palace Theatre in London, it was an evening of pink and glitter and singing and dancing and a lot of campness for Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Now the Palace...
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The Hoxton Hotel, London

Over the past couple of years, I think I've come to know the Hoxton Hotel quite well: I've gone to a number of events and dinners in its meeting rooms. I've spent many late nights having drinks in the...
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Chanel’s Little Black Jacket in London

Chanel's exhibition "The Little Black Jacket" finally landed in London yesterday, and I was there to go check it out! The show features 113 black and white images featuring some of the world's best known -...