Prohibition under the streets of Westminister

Whilst England never got its own taste (or lack thereof) of prohibition, the idea of the illegal speakeasy possesses as powerful  a cultural allure for us as it does for any red-blooded hard drinking American. From absinthe-addled Gatsby wannabes attempting to do the Charleston at private parties to decidedly more...

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Sir Ranulph Fiennes to host evening at Royal Geographic Society

He is the first man ever to cross both icecaps via both poles and to scale Everest, the world’s highest peak. He ran seven marathons in seven days on seven continents just a few months after suffering a massive heart attack that left him in a coma, fought Marxist terrorists,...

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Royal Parks host Harvest Festivals this September

The Royal Parks are hosting two free Harvest Festival events – on Sunday 7 September at Kensington Gardens Allotment and Sunday 21 September at Regent’s Park Allotment Garden. The first event from 11am-4pm will take place Sunday 7 September and promises to be a great family day out. Kids can roll...

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Exciting oriental fusion eatery opens in Belgravia

When the Old Tree first opened in Golder’s Green in the summer of 2010, it was the first authentic Taiwanese bakery and restaurant in London, beginning its existence selling bubble pearl teas and some light Taiwanese dishes. The founders: Miss Chia Chin Lin and Mr. Ron Yap originated from southern...

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George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin post notice to wed in RBKC

(LONDON Reuters) – Hollywood actor George Clooney and human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin have posted legal notice in London of their plan to marry in Italy, a spokesman for the borough of Kensington and Chelsea said on Thursday. News of the couple’s engagement was confirmed in April when Alamuddin’s legal...

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New Music Supper Club offers something different

Thursday 4th September The Kings Head Members Club 257 Kingsland Rd E2 8As The New Music Supper Club  has been developed to allow music lovers to see fast-rising acts in intimate settings. Due to the smaller size of the venues the ticket price is higher than a normal gig and spaces are limited....

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Chartwell: home of England’s greatest statesman

The owner of Chartwell, Sir Winston Churchill, had a ‘Tryst with Destiny’. When he became Prime Minister in 1940, during the Second World War, he said, ‘I felt as if I were walking with Destiny, and that all my past life had been but a preparation of this hour and...

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Gentleman’s Fashion: Our Dandy Visits the Beach

There’s something about being abroad that seems to inspire an Englishman to ideas and gems he couldn’t have imagined had he stayed at home, and allows an otherwise cool demeanour to slip into something a little more comfortable. Take for example the light-bulb moment for Freddie ‘Suicide’ McEvoy in the...

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Horology: The Antikythera Gear Wheel

Horology: The Antikythera Gear Wheel

The discovery of a shipwreck by sponge divers off the coast of the Greek island Antikythera in 1900, lead to the recovery of a large collection of sculpture and bronze artefacts. When these were examined at the National Museum of Archeology in Athens, the items included a ‘fossil’ featuring, what...

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Choose your own full moon party

‘You bought your shoes in Nepal, I see’, said the stranger to yet another Aussie (me) on the ferry to Ko Phang An from Thailand’s mainland. It was a few seconds later that I realised he was referring to the army-green Kathmandu flip flops on my feet that I had...

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