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Things To Do in London

Things To Do in London

Looking for a new place to eat? Want a different pub to drink in? Discover new things to do and places to go across London.

Smoke and Salt: the perfect partners in crime at this Islington pop-up

Haché Shoreditch: Gourmet Burgers with Global Garnishes

Celebrate the culinary delights of the Mediterranean and South America at Monmouth Kitchen in Covent Garden

A journey to discover the best of British at the Betjeman Arms

Love is in the air at Island Grill, Lancaster London hotel

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Wine, dine and recline your seats at the luxury film club at Brasserie Max

Trinity Arms: A traditional local pub you can rely on for Brixtonians

Burger Shack and Bar: Serving up popular British classics in Wimbledon Village

It’s more than a laundry for Hackney hipsters at Wringer and Mangle in London Fields

Polo Bar: the 24/7 Great British cafe in Liverpool Street

Leman Street Tavern: Another quality-assured offering from the Geronimo Inns

Fall in love with the breadbasket of Italy at Gotto Trattoria

HIPCHIPS: Are you trendy enough for these delectable crisps in Soho?

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The Princess of Wales Pub: Pride of Primrose Hill That Even Banksy Can’t Resist!

Souk Medina: Bringing the magic of Marrakesh to Covent Garden

Revealing the secrets of the immersive theatrical experience Maman Le Mot

El Pirata of Mayfair: they just don’t make restaurants like this anymore

The Crown Tavern: Traditional British pubs still the choice for imbibers at Clerkenwell

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The Pagination, Canary Wharf: Cosy nights await at this slick, modern bar

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Donostia Social Club brings restaurant quality food to The King & Co in Clapham

The Prince Alfred: A gastropub fit for royalty

It’s back to black at Pizzicotto, High Street Kensington

Tootoomoo Islington: a bottomless brunch offering with variety and vitality

Quality wine is the remedy to cure all ills

Your hunt for the perfect bottomless Sunday roast should end at OXBO Bankside

Accept no substitutes, when you can get the real deal at Mestizo, Euston

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Putting the hip into Hackney at La Terraza, Number 90 Bar & Kitchen

Benito’s Hat: Riding the Mexican wave of success

Experience ultimate liberation at The Bunyadi

Homemade tapas dishes expertly executed at Cigala, Bloomsbury

Pornstars, mood lighting and Dolly Parton. Welcome to Rocket Holborn.

Bluebird: the iconic Chelsea venue is flying high again

Traditionalist are well catered for at London Steakhouse Co. in the City

You always get a hearty welcome at Yumi Izayaka on Shaftesbury Avenue

Variety is the spice of life at Roof East, Stratford

The flames of creativity are burning bright at Ember, Monument

Authenticity is the key at the Japanese restaurant Engawa in Piccadilly

Admire the steam punk beauty of Flora Indica in Earl’s Court

Bet on a surefire winner at The Fellow of King’s Cross

Enjoy a refined Thai culinary experience at Patara, Hampstead

Brew Cafe Putney

Fire up the BBQ with some Antipodean-style dining in Putney’s Brew Cafe

Vicino: the trattoria serving honest, unpretentious and genuine Italian cooking

Salivate at the sight of Mussel Men’s seafood selections

Experience the exquisite taste of Peru at Seor Ceviche, Soho

Shuang Shuang: High-concept hot-pot restaurant in the heart of Chinatown

Designer surroundings and an informal brunch menu at No197 Chiswick Fire Station

Veneta in St James’s: Another jewel in the Salt Yard group empire

The very best of all-day dining in the heart of Camden at Atrium Kitchen

Fashionable May Fair Kitchen has the exquisite choices to please the most demanding of diners

Flavour Garden: a healthy sanctuary for time-conscious city workers in Tower Hill

Primavera: A sparkling gem on a quiet stretch of New King’s Road

Get inspired to cook at The Avenue Cookery School in Wandsworth

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28-50 Maddox Street: For those moments, when only Champagne will do for lunch

Achingly hip pizzas from the Elliott Brothers at Pizza Pilgrims Soho

Wünderlust at the Big Red: You insatiable appetite will be satisfied by this double-decker

Patience is a virtue at the Savannah restaurant, Euston

35 New Cavendish: Get the luxury of a private member’s club without the exorbitant prices

Is Cinnamon Bazaar the spice of life Covent Garden has been waiting for?

Ma’Plucker: 3-way chicken that impresses the West End crowds

The Holy Birds in Spitalfields: A poultry restaurant fit for the President of the United States

Your detox regime starts right here at Maple and Fitz

Long bar at the Sanderson, Fitzrovia: a designer bar for the fashionista crowd in London

PAUL showing us L’Art de Vivre with their faultless afternoon tea offering

Prepare for an antipodean invasion at Ben’s Canteen, Battersea

It is all about the pizza, pies and cider at the Stable Whitechapel

Discover the art of grilling at Omnino Steakhouse in Aldgate

Get hook’d on new school fish and chips at Camden Town

It’s a dim sum surprise at Fu Manchu, Clapham North

White is the colour this festive season at Southbank Centre’s Winter Festival

Main entrance of Boulestin

Boulestin Restaurant: French Dining in the Heart of Piccadilly

Small plates of Turkish delights at Oklava, Shoreditch

Westminster Kitchen: Another success story from restauranter Ibrahim Dogus

Choice and variety are in abundance at Pasta Remoli, Finsbury Park

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Zuma: A restaurant that truly stands the test of time

Opso: It’s no Greek tragedy on Paddington Street, Marylebone

Shake Shack: Shaking up the burger scene on New Oxford Street

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The Square Pig: a traditional English pub with a refreshed modern-day menu

Dinner at the Twits: the most gloriously gruesome immersive dining experience you will ever experience

Live music sessions on top of the world at Sky Garden

It’s time for a steak out at Smithfield Market

Sushi Shop: The French show us how it should be done in their conveniently located Marylebone branch

Gyoza Bar in Covent Garden: assured and speedy service ideal for theatre-goers

Dalloway Terrace: Refined afternoon tea to savour in the heart of Bloomsbury

There is no stopping the all-conquering Saiphin Moore at her latest restaurant, Rosa’s Thai Cafe in Victoria

The Greek Larder: Food from the Godfather of Greek cuisine in London

Feel the East London vibe at Behind This Wall, Hackney

Sumptuous steaks to salivate over at Smith and Wollensky, Strand

Galvin HOP: Redefining the pub experience at Liverpool Street

Lancaster London’s ARTea Afternoon Tea: A masterpiece for all food lovers

Be bowled over by the gregarious British hospitality and fine American cuisine at All Star Lanes Bayswater

Manitoba Tigella Kitchen Bar: bringing an ancient Italian recipe back to life

Experience the circle of life at GONG at Shangri-La Hotel

Pepper Tree Big Breakfast

Thai Food in London – Clapham Common

Cocktails at Eaton Square

Eaton Square Restaurant and Cocktail Bar- Flavours of the Mediterranean in the heart of Belgravia

Revisiting an old Chinese classic at Royal China Queensway

Fall in love with Japanese cuisine at Murakami, Covent Garden

You will be crazy to miss Junkyard golf in Brick Lane

A masterclass in perfection at Gaucho Hampstead

Vegetarians and egg-lovers rejoice at Cafe Loren in Camden

Appearances can be deceiving at Aquum, Clapham

Kurobuta Marble Arch delivers top-notch Japanese sharing plates in a bustling environment

Life is a cabaret at Circus, Covent Garden

A social dining experience at Popdown by Cuisson, Borough Market

Smart casual dining delivered effortlessly at Town House at The Kensington

Italian cuisine with soul at L’Anima, Liverpool Street

Sharing the flavours of the Levantine at Ceru in South Kensington

Discover the real origins of the gourmet sandwich at Cafe Mish in Mayfair

Finding a hangover cure at the Jam Tree Chelsea

Judy Joo’s Jinjuu is a jubilant joy

Islingtonites rejoice at the wonderful all day menu at Fig & Olive

Sunday night blues never felt so wonderful at Oslo, Hackney

Night Tales: Keeping Hackney firmly hip and happening

It is time for Bloody Marys and board games at the Natural Philosopher at Hackney

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Drake and Morgan delivers once again at The Refinery, Bankside

Journey into the Amazon with Pisqu’s head chef, William Ortiz

Balans Soho Society: A fitting tribute to the late Prady Balan

Aerial Hoop Acrobat

Move back in time at The Medieval Banquet

Treat yourself to a Winemaker’s dinner at Ristorante Frescobaldi

Divas and dining at TWID, Battersea

Inn the Park: An oasis of calm in the centre of town

Tombo: Come to Soho’s first authentic Poké and Matcha Bar

Forget shaken or stirred, have your cocktail set on fire at The Alchemist

It is time to savour One Canada Square’s bottomless after dark menu

Arlo’s: Offering simplicity and substance for steak-lovers in Balham

Enjoy a carefree and alternative brunch at KuPP, Paddington Basin

A gastronomic Chinese odyssey with Andrew Wong

Escape the shopping madness of Knightsbridge at The Egerton House Hotel drawing room

Vive le Hambuges as long as they are made by Big Fernand

Herman ze German, Fitzrovia: ja, das ist wunderbar!

A time for celebrations at London Shell Co, Paddington

Talli Joe: The standard-bearer for modern Indian cuisine

Flavours of the Amalfi coast delivered to your plate at QP LDN, Mayfair

Pilpel: a falafel and houmous specialist with fire in their spirits

Enjoy a bouncy night out at Ballie Ballerson, Stoke Newington

Take a tour to the Tuscan countryside at Enoteca Pomaio, Brick Lane

Simple, decent and honest food at Brother Marcus, Balham

Serving up Anglo-American winners at the Loft, Wimbledon

Latino flair is alive and kicking at Asia de Cuba, Covent Garden

A Japanese drinking den that is a cut above the rest at Kiri, Mayfair

Tibits Vegetarian Restaurant

Sumptuous Vegetarian Restaurant in London in Regents Street

Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese sign

Top 15 Oldest Pubs in London: Soak Up Some History

Aviary: There is no holding back this Phoenix at Finsbury Square

Eco, a Clapham institution that has been serving classic Italian dishes for over 20 years

Two Ruba: Cocktails that blossom at Tower Bridge

It is back to basics at Rök smokehouse, Shoreditch

A winning gold medal for the pop-up, Rio Boteco in Hackney

Deceptively simple Italian classics on offer at Osteria 60, Kensington

Pan-Asian delights await your visit at Nirvana Kitchen, Marylebone

Live life to the fullest at High Timber, St Paul’s

José Pizarro shines in the playground of the bankers at Broadgate Circle

Get the Caribbean vibe at Rum Kitchen, Brixton

The trains on top of Village Underground

Best London Art Galleries

The mischievously charming Encant will tantalise your taste buds

The Prince Albert: Impressing diners and drinkers since 1866

House of Godo: an authentic Italian takeaway experience

Drink life to the lees at the Alfred Tennyson

Fine dining in a family friendly environment at Chriskitch Hoxton

Northbank, St Pauls: Bringing sustainability and seasonality to the fore

Wine and dine in atypical style at the Lyan Cellars pop-up

Romance is in the air at Le Garrick Covent Garden

Feast on the best of world food at Kerb, Camden

Troia: an all-encompassing Mediterranean and Middle Eastern restaurant in Waterloo

Lima Floral: A Peruvian gastronomic masterclass from Robert Ortiz

Adam Handling: From Masterchef to The Frog

Explore exclusive wines at 1901 Wine Lounge at Andaz London Liverpool Street

Meat and Shake: Sublimed grilled meats and dreamy milkshakes for all Londoners

Get your daily dose of Chicken from WingsEggs

Feel the spirit of summer with the imbibing masterclasses at Bourne and Hollingsworth Buildings

Get the Carnevale di Venezia experience at Columbia restaurant at Docklands Riverside

Sumptuous views and succulent steaks at Butlers Wharf Chop House

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5 Interesting Courses in London

Kanada-Ya: Battle of the ramen bars on Panton Street in the West End

Where else would Romeo’s Sugar Free Bakery be apart from trendy Upper Street, Islington

Experience magic and sparkle this Christmas at Nordic Yulefest

Visit Bridget Jones’ local at The Globe Tavern, Borough Market

Pont St: Top female chefs like Sophie Michell needs your support

From Jamaica to Dalston, savour authentic jerk cuisine via Rudie’s

Southern French comfort cooking at Sardine, Old Street

Enjoy the stripped back elegance of the tasting menu at Anglo, Farringdon

The Pepper Tree: Is Thai food the best hangover cure around?

Experience a taste of Spain at Camino Bankside

Flying the flag for British cuisine at The Well, Clerkenwell

Eneko’s star is shining brightly at One Aldwych Hotel

A picture perfect dining experience at Sake no Hana, Mayfair

Six Storeys on Soho: Refined elegance from the first floor to the loft

Avant-garde Indian cuisine in the futuristic looking Crossrail Place, Canary Wharf

Omar Allibhoy’s Tapas Revolution brings accessible Spanish cuisine to Shoreditch

Bottomless Pizza, Pimm’s and Prosecco and Ealing Park Tavern

Transporting you to a winter wonderland at the Montague Ski Lodge

Enjoy the vintage glamour of The Alice House in Queen’s Park

Rooftop film Club: Enjoy cinematic classics on top of the Bussey Building, Peckham

Made of Dough: A new rising star on the London street food scene

La Petite Provence at The Folly: A little gallic summer delight in the heart of the City

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Radio Days: Strike Vintage Gold in Waterloo

Frog exhibit in the Grant Museum of Zoology

Best Hidden Museums in London: Try these less known favourites

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Relax, Enjoy and Unwind in Modern British Neighbourhood Restaurant Sixty One

It’s a classy culinary encounter at Galley, Islington

The Poke phenomenon is showing no signs of abating with the launch of Honi Poke in Soho

Introducing the delights of Pugliese cuisine to the residents of Snaresbrook at Bombetta

Exercise your democratic rights at Zia Lucia, Holloway Road

Expect service fit for royalty at Lanes of London, Marble Arch

Travel the world from the comfort of Foley’s dining room in Fitzrovia

Resistance is futile at the London Wonderground, Southbank

108 Brasserie: When you need good, simple and honest food

Party like there’s no tomorrow at The 90s Brunch

Cielo Blanco: The modern face of Mexican Street food at Exmouth Market

Gaylord: over 50 years of excellence serving Indian cuisine in the West End

Marquis of Wellington: London’s very first street food pub on the famous Bermondsey Beer Mile

Shoryu: The King of Ramen extends into Covent Garden

Savour classic French dishes from Raymond Blanc at Brasserie Blanc Southbank

St Luke’s kitchen at Library: A genuine hidden gem in the heart of theatreland

Blades at Hush: Where steak, lobster and whiskies reign supreme

Live At Zedel: Cocktails, lights and action in the heart of Soho

Surf n Turf with Jimmy’s Pop-up in Clapham via Tabl

Old school charms on offer at Gatti’s Italian restaurant in Moorgate

A synergistic success for Carluccio’s at Marriott Regents Park

Serving deliciously different meat-free cuisine at Ethos, Fitzrovia

It’s party time at Belgo Holborn with mussels and Belgian beer

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An oasis of calm at Muriel’s Kitchen in Soho

Take a journey along the Silk Road with Samarkand in Fitzrovia

Amici Miei: a neighbourhood Italian restaurant we would all love to see on our high street

Thai Silk in Waterloo: All the Thai classics you want and more

Indigo restaurant: Where using the finest seasonal ingredients means more than advertising jargon

Welcome to 24 hour London at VQ Bloomsbury

Gino D’Acampo My Restaurant: An Italian affair with Gino at Euston station

Chi Kitchen: Jack of all trades, master of all

Boondocks: Taste one of the best American brunches on this side of the pond

DSTRKT London: More than just a world-famous nightclub in the West End

The Petite Corée: the little neighbourhood bistro with a big heart

Thyme and Lemon: Delivering a taste of Madrid in the heart of Islington

A new culinary institution is born at Hatchetts, Mayfair

Escape the crowds of Oxford Street with a discreet dining experience at Hunter 486

Cha Cha Moon – Noodles to nourish your soul at Kingly Court, Carnaby Street

There are only winners at the Heliot Steak House in Leicester Square

A Sunday roast fit for royalty at the The Marquis Cornwallis, Bloomsbury

A smorgasbord of meatilicious delights at Bodean’s BBQ Covent Garden

40 Dean Street: serving the Soho community with classic homemade Italian dishes

Altitude London View

Surf and Turf to London’s best panoramic views

Relive the nostalgia of old Hong Kong at Cha Chaan Teng in Holborn

Liberty London: Beautiful British Fashion and Modern Design

Ichiryu is the Ichiban choice for udon lovers in London

Medieval Banquet jester

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Inamo: Technology still reigns supreme at their new Covent Garden branch

It is all about the ingredients at Sushi and Robata, High Street Kensington

Absolutely Starving in London Bridge – Serving locals and tourists alike for more than 30 years

Variety is the spice of life at Mister Lasagna in Soho

Life’s a beach at the Montague on the Gardens hotel

Exploring the varied flavours of Indian history at Grand Trunk Road, South Woodford

Comfort food that will melt your heart at The Phoenix

Trader Vic’s: the original fusion restaurant that was ahead of its time

A wine pairing paradise awaits at Les 110 de Taillevent London

Fulfill your diva dreams at Lucky Voice Soho

It’s a jungle out at Backyard Cinema’s Lost World at Borough

Chocolate cupcakes from Primrose bakery

Best Bakeries in London to Indulge Your Sweet Tooth

Enjoy the Fabulous Adventures of 698B via Tabl

The unstoppable gin revival continues courtesy of Graphic bar

Discover the whisky for you with 101 choices at the Gallery, West Hampstead

The Trading house: An imbibing institution for the most demanding of drinkers at St. Pauls

Time to go back to the future at Kojawan

Trade Union, Wapping: the pioneering model for new businesses

Experience the Mediterranean at the Life Goddess, greek experimental divine

Hearty home comforts at Mustard, Shepherd’s Bush

No daylight robbery at Heist Bank, Paddington

Burn off your calories and enjoy delectable delights at Bounce Shoreditch

Redefining our perception of Caribbean cuisine at Cottons, Notting Hill

Building a sense of community at Neighbourhood, Stratford

Pavilion wines starts the foodie quarter revolution in Sloane Square

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Soho Sky Terrace - Let the battle of the summer roof terraces commence

With the summery weather fast approaching, expect a plethora of articles about rooftop bars in Central London to be hitting your inboxes and social media streams very soon

02 Apr 2017 | 1 Comment

Begin the stampede now to Putney's latest independent brasserie, Jules

When I read that a new brasserie, Jules was opening in Putney which is independent and accessible, it was a cause for celebration at Townfish HQ

26 Mar 2017 | 0 Comments

Divertimenti Cookery School in Knightsbridge - for intimate, hands-on lessons with industry leaders

Divertimenti is a name synonymous with excellence for those who enjoy cooking at home. They have been around since the sixties in Knightsbridge

25 Mar 2017 | 0 Comments

Location is key for Salaam Namaste in Bloomsbury

We've all been there, at a location in Central London where you think despite the prime location, it does feel like being in the middle of nowhere

15 Mar 2017 | 0 Comments

Fire your imagination with unlimited offerings at PizzaStorm, Wandsworth

There are a plethora of pizza options on the market, does London have room for a new addition? Judging from our recent visit to PizzaStorm at Wandsworth, the answer is most definitely yes

14 Mar 2017 | 0 Comments

Anzu, St Jamess Market: Where the simple things in life are the best

Anzu is the big sister to the ever popular ramen joint, Tonkotsu which now has multiple branches across the city

07 Feb 2017 | 1 Comment

BungaTINI, Covent Garden: It's cheesy and we love it!

If you are ever feeling depressed and down, my prescription would be a visit to an inception group venue: Cahoots, Mr Fogg's Tavern, Barts

06 Feb 2017 | 1 Comment

Expect the expected at Bar + Block, King's Cross

As I was preparing to write this latest review for Bar + Block, King's Cross, I was at a press dinner elsewhere when a fellow restaurant reviewer was informing me of such a terrible venue she had visited recently

03 Feb 2017 | 0 Comments

Mercato Metropolitano: A mecca for all Italian food lovers in Elephant and Castle

Having been a Londoner for numerous years, I would have never imagined I would be writing these words that Elephant and Castle is becoming a foodie heaven

20 Jan 2017 | 0 Comments

GinTonica: A perfect marriage of British ingenuity and Spanish passion

The distillery which has opened in trendy Portobello Road in Notting Hill is a mecca for all gin lovers

20 Jan 2017 | 0 Comments

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