BOOK A TABLE AT:
The Good Front Room
The Langham has launched The Good Front Room, a modern Caribbean restaurant from chef Dom Taylor, who people might remember from Five Star Kitchen: Britain’s Next Great Chef on Channel 4. The cooking competition, filmed at The Langham and judged by the hotel’s culinary director Michel Roux Jr, awarded the winning chef with their very own restaurant at the hotel. Drawing on his classical training, years of restaurant experience, love of travel and his family teachings, Dom is on a mission to recreate, modernise and ignite a new lease of life into Caribbean cooking. At The Good Front Room, guests can sample starters such as jerk chicken with plantain jam, plantain crisp, and blackened sweetcorn dressing; and ackee and saltfish cakes with confit garlic,scotch bonnet aioli, pineapple and heirloom tomato chow. To keep up with demand (the restaurant is only in residence for six months) opening hours will extend to include Sundays from 20th August.
1C Portland Place, Marylebone, W1B 1JA
SEE A NEW EXHIBITION:
Battersea Exhibits At Battersea Power Station With Apple
To celebrate the recent opening of the new Apple store at Battersea Power Station, Apple has partnered with Battersea Arts Centre and Curated Makers, to support nine local emerging creatives from the local area and surrounding boroughs to bring ‘Shot on iPhone’ and ‘Made on iPad’ works to life, to create an expression of the iconic building. While the exhibition will be held outside, visitors will be able to discover and shop these works at Curated Makers on the Upper Ground Floor in Turbine Hall B, where the artwork can be purchased as prints and postcards. All profits will be given back to the artists themselves.
Circus Road West, Nine Elms, SW11 8AL
SAMPLE DELICIOUS ROSÉ:
Laurent Perrier At The Savoy
From 18th-20th August, Laurent-Perrier's rosé van, Rosie, will be stationed outside The Savoy hotel serving its famed cuvée rosé. Operating from 1-7pm daily, we recommend allowing plenty of time for a tipple in between exploring the capital. You don’t have to be a resident guest at the hotel to enjoy a glass – plus, there’ll also be strawberry sorbet made by the talented Savoy pastry team.
Strand, WC2R 0EZ
TRY A NEW COCKTAIL:
Pomello At The Ivy
Pomello is a new a refreshing aperitif that blends pomello and elderflower – a first for the UK market – and it’s now available to try at The Ivy. Served with sparkling wine over ice and garnished with a wedge of fresh grapefruit, it can now be enjoyed in each of The Ivy restaurants in its original serve – the pomello spritz. Fresh and natural ingredients have been used to create the light aperitif which is delicately sweet with a touch of bitterness but if you prefer, it can also be served simply with soda or tonic, topped with fresh fruit.
Various locations nationwide
LEARN ABOUT THE LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY:
Royal Opera House Pride Tour
Available now until 23rd September, London’s Royal Opera House Pride Tour offers people the chance to explore the rich contributions made by LGBTQ+ icons who have helped shape The Royal Ballet and The Royal Opera. By signing up to the hour and 15-minute tour, you’ll be able to gain valuable insight into a range of pioneering composers, choreographers and gender-fluid performances intrinsic to the venue’s vibrant and colourful history – as well as get a behind-the-scenes look at how the working theatre operates today. Prices start from £19 and audio headsets are available.
Bow Street, Covent Garden, WC2E 9DD
GET YOUR NAILS DONE:
The Lanesborough Club & Spa x L'Atelier Green
The Lanesborough Club & Spa has partnered with L’Atelier Green to offer members, hotel guests, and day spa visitors an experience that goes beyond traditional nail treatments. The Painting Room by L’Atelier Green Paris will be the UK’s first ever plant-based nail bar, with visitors treated to indulgent mani-pedis featuring organic rose petal masks and 24-carat gold enhancements. Signature treatments exclusive to The Lanesborough Club & Spa include the 24-carat pure gold & Led Lumijade ritual – a 75-minute manicure or pedicure using L’Atelier Green organic plant-based skincare. The treatment also includes the application of 24-carat pure gold leaves to encourage skin cell renewal.
Hyde Park Corner, Mayfair, SW1X 7TA
BOOK A CITY BREAK:
Just off Dean Street, The Soho Hotel is the perfect base from which to explore the capital this summer – and its Soho Staycation offer, complete with a host of added extras, is not one to be missed. For stays booked now until 3rd September, guests will be offered a room upgrade along with a welcome gift and £75 credit to spend on food and drink at the hotel’s on-site restaurant Refuel during their stay. Breakfast is also included, and early check-in and late check-out can be requested.
4 Richmond Mews, Soho, W1D 3DH
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CHILL OUT AT A MUSIC FESTIVAL:
All Points East
This year's All Points East music festival will take place in Victoria Park across the last two weekends of August – 18th-28th. If you’ve already snagged tickets, keep an eye out for Cointreau, the iconic French orange liqueur, which will unveil its impressive swim-up bar experience at the festival. Named Chez Marg’s, the poolside bar will offer festival goers the opportunity to relax and cool down from the summer heat, featuring a poolside loungewith umbrellas, table tennis, and pool party accessories like retro orange visors. Guests will be able to enjoy the original margarita as well as a frozen watermelon margarita,a spicy marg, and other Cointreau signature cocktails such as a passionfruit paloma and a ‘Cosmo Spritz’.
Grove Road, Bow, E3 5TB
MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
Swingers City 7th Birthday Party
London’s original crazy golf hotspot, Swingers City, will celebrate its 7th birthday on August bank holiday Monday, with free crazy golf all day, street food and an exclusive birthday cocktail. To mark the milestone, crazy golf fans can head to Swingers City from 12pm-10pm to bag a free slot, which will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. No birthday party is complete without some good food, so the team is also laying on a special 7th birthday menu featuring dishes from Breddos Tacos, Patty & Bun and Pizza Pilgrims, with everything priced at only £7. Meanwhile, DJs will be spinning birthday tunes throughout the day, keeping the party going until closing time.
8 Brown's Buildings, The City, EC3A 8AL
SNAG TICKETS TO A COCKTAIL FESTIVAL:
Zetter Townhouse x Cocktails In The City
London’s Zetter Townhouse is joining forces with Jaisalmer Indian Craft Gins and Rampur Indian Single Malt Whiskies at Cocktails in the City – the UK’s biggest cocktail festival that takes place from 17th-19th August. At the event, which is hosted in Bedford Square Gardens, Jaisalmer and Rampur will serve delicious gin and whisky cocktails, including ‘The Silk Road’ – Jaisalmer Gold Indian Craft Gin infused with lychee, sherry, Darjeeling tea cold brew, saffron honey syrup and saffron bitters; and ‘The Curry Leaf’ – Jaisalmer Indian Craft Gin infused with curry leaf, vetiver liquor, lime acid, curry leaf syrup and crème d’abricot. Tickets start from £22 – but the July series sold out fast, so we suggest moving quickly to snag your desired time slot.
Bedford Square, Bloomsbury, WC1B 3DP