Kensington Place & “The Great Chase” pop up bar

Kensington Place & “The Great Chase” pop up bar

Kensington Place is in the fabric of Notting Hill’s culinary heritage. When you discover that this British Brasserie was The Times’ “Bargain Restaurant of the Year” in 1988, you feel the early 90’s London chic oozing back into the room. Kensington Place has such a relaxed vibe that it apes perfectly the...

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#boycott Byron: Voting with your mouth

#boycott Byron: Voting with your mouth

“How to spend it?” has become the single most important question when classifying and stratifying Britons today. There has never been greater competition between the institutions, restaurants, and retail outlets luring the cash out of your pockets. Moreover, the choices within the categories have grown enormously too. Just a few...

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Brexit boost for first-time buyers

Brexit boost for first-time buyers

In the month following the UK’s historic decision to leave the EU, the housing market has handed a surprising boost to first-time buyers.   According to the latest research from Connells Survey and Valuation, in July the number of all property valuations fell by 2% when compared to the same month last...

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TfL gives new CS11 North-South cycle route the green light

TfL gives new CS11 North-South cycle route the green light

Transport for London (TfL), has given the new North-South Cycle Superhighway 11 (CS11) the go-ahead, providing cyclists with a continuous journey from Chalk Farm to the West End.  New Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has said that the route “will play an important role improving the quality of our toxic...

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Mayor of London boosts affordable homes in Old Oak development

Mayor of London boosts affordable homes in Old Oak development

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has approved plans to boost the number of affordable homes in the major housing development at the Old Oak regeneration site in West London.  The Oaklands development, which will include over 600 new homes, will also include a nursery, health centre and commercial spaces....

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Paddington Bear author meets young St Mary’s Hospital patients

Paddington Bear author meets young St Mary’s Hospital patients

Paddington Bear author, Michael Bond CBE, gave the child patients the rare treat of meeting the creator of one of UK’s most loved literary characters when he visited them in St Mary’s Hospital. The 90-year-old and his wife visited the hospital in Paddington to donate dozens of his books to...

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Recipe: Tom Brown’s Turbot on the bone

Recipe: Tom Brown’s Turbot on the bone

Turbot on the bone, parsley & garlic butter, mashed potatoes and leeks Ingredients: Turbot: 1 Turbot, about 1.5 kg fins trimmed and split down the centre bone. Cut into steaks with the bone in. Parsley & Garlic Butter: 300 g parsley, blitzed thoroughly 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped 725 ml...

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Petition for UNESCO recognise Notting Hill Carnival heritage site

Petition for UNESCO recognise Notting Hill Carnival heritage site

An online petition created by the local activist group, Green Westway, is requesting that UNESCO includes the historic west London carnival on its Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity list. The calls come after the emergence of recent analysis published by Lady Borwick revealing that 9 out of 10 people living...

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Further Southern Rail strikes announced for in August

Further Southern Rail strikes announced for in August

Passengers on Southern Rail will face further travel disruption after the RMT union announced that it will hold a five day strike starting from 00.01 on 8th August and finishing at 23.59 on Friday 12th August. These strikes are just the most recent exchange in the continued dispute over the service operator Govia Thameslink’s...

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Turkey-EU migrant deal under threat

Turkey-EU migrant deal under threat

Turkey may have to rescind its migrant deal with the EU if it cannot secure visa-free travel, according to Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu.  Ankara’s migration deal with Europe has today been called into question after the Turkish government accused the EU of delaying the payment of the €3 billion...

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