Could you afford to become the Joker?

Could you afford to become the Joker?

Could you afford to become the Joker?  Supervillainy is a thankless task but someone has got to do it. Joaquin Phoenix is the latest actor to take a stab at portraying the Joker, in a film that depicted an oppressed society ruled by classism. Which, after a long, hard slog...

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Sunday Beef Club at Rotunda, King’s Cross

Sunday Beef Club at Rotunda, King’s Cross

The success of King’s Cross’s dalliance with gentrification has seen so many high-end restaurant’s spring up in the crenulated shadow of St Pancras that it’s easy to forget that it was not ever thus. Rotunda, a gloriously airy bar and restaurant with a wheel-like shape to match its name, saw...

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Polpo Chelsea

Polpo Chelsea

Polpo Chelsea is one of a small network of Polpos that have exploded out across London. Russell Norman’s original successful attempt at creating a Venetian bàcaro in the heart of Soho has found an appreciative audience amongst London’s fickle gastronauts. Polpo has had enough success that it’s evolved into the...

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Crabanatomy

Crabanatomy

Crabanatomy 5A Berners Street, Fitzrovia London W1T 3LF To book a table please click here  London does not want for concept-restaurants or pop-ups, so it was with some hard-earned scepticism that I first scuttled across the threshold of Crabanatomy. This pop up, rather literally named with nearly all dishes featuring...

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Explore Open House London with Citadines

Explore Open House London with Citadines

This weekend (21st – 22nd September 2019) Open House London is giving guests free access to over 800 buildings, walks, talks, tours and activities, not usually available to the public, throughout the capital. Citadines, a collection of apart’hotels in London, has shared their top Open House picks to explore this weekend close to their...

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Active Westminster partnership invites local community for a weekend of FREE activities.

Active Westminster partnership invites local community for a weekend of FREE activities.

Westminster City Council and Everyone Active, an operator of City and Westminster leisure centres, will host a free Community Open Weekend on Saturday 31st August and Sunday 1st September. This event invites the entire local community to get active and exercising entirely for free. The Active Westminster Community Open Weekend...

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A Spanish Pilgrimage

A Spanish Pilgrimage

The Brexit noise has drowned out how much we travel and admire other European countries and their cultures. In my seventieth year, I still hunger to see as many more of our cities as possible whilst the tick-tock ticks. Alan Whicker (younger readers might not know that he ran a travel programme for...

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Trails and cocktails in Patagonia

Trails and cocktails in Patagonia

By Lynne McGowan Patagonia, over a million square km and straddling Chile and Argentina equally, is one empty, barren place like no other. Christened by Magellan in 1520, the name “patagón” was adopted to bluntly describe the big feet of Tehuelches tribes, who made the sweeping pampas landscapes their home....

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Woodstock: the 50th Anniversary

Woodstock: the 50th Anniversary

August marks the 50th anniversary of The Woodstock Music and Art Fair, Max Feldman explores how a bunch of hippie capitalists managed to seize the zeitgeist and define a generation. Woodstock (or The Woodstock Music and Art Fair to give it its proper name) occupies a venerable place in the...

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Survey outlines how etiquette has evolved in the age of texting

Survey outlines how etiquette has evolved in the age of texting

Texting is one of the most popular ways of communication. It allows us to stay connected with all our friends, family and acquaintances no matter the time or distance in between. However, it’s still a new way of communicating, meaning that the line of what is acceptable and unacceptable might...

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