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Looking for a new gym, a fitness class, a personal trainer, or a new sports club? These fitness favourites will take care of you.

The Refinery CityPoint: Where customer service is king

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

Vegetarians and egg-lovers rejoice at Cafe Loren in Camden

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

Achingly hip pizzas from the Elliott Brothers at Pizza Pilgrims Soho

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

Sixty One Kitchen Chefs

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

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Ethical dining with wild foraged seasonal produce at Shanes on Canalside, Hackney Wick

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

Working with local suppliers at Borough Market is the key to Arthur Hooper’s success

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

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

Bluebird: the iconic Chelsea venue is flying high again

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

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

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

Homemade tapas dishes expertly executed at Cigala, Bloomsbury

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

A wine pairing paradise awaits at Les 110 de Taillevent London

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

You will be crazy to miss Junkyard golf in Brick Lane

Diciannove: Mixing business with pleasure Italian style at Blackfriars

Haché Shoreditch: Gourmet Burgers with Global Garnishes

A synergistic success for Carluccio’s at Marriott Regents Park

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

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

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

10 Ways to Spice Up your 2015 Valentine’s Day in London

The Piano Works: Sing us a song you’re the piano man

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

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

An oasis of calm at Muriel’s Kitchen in Soho

Shining a spotlight on Chinese regional cuisine at Chinese Cricket Club, Blackfriars

Serenading singers and liquid libation abound at Archer Street, Soho

Variety is the spice of life at Roof East, Stratford

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

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

Serving up Anglo-American winners at the Loft, Wimbledon

Discover the art of grilling at Omnino Steakhouse in Aldgate

Live music sessions on top of the world at Sky Garden

Main entrance of Boulestin

Boulestin Restaurant: French Dining in the Heart of Piccadilly

A mouthwatering Japanese menu for the discerning at Sakagura, Mayfair

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

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

A gourmet menu awaits at Duke of Clarence, South Kensington

Eneko’s star is shining brightly at One Aldwych Hotel

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

Finding a hangover cure at the Jam Tree Chelsea

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

Feast on the best of world food at Kerb, Camden

Deceptively simple Italian classics on offer at Osteria 60, Kensington

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

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

Smart casual dining delivered effortlessly at Town House at The Kensington

It’s time for a steak out at Smithfield Market

A delectably different dining & drinking experience at Dans Le Noir

It’s a classy culinary encounter at Galley, Islington

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

Sushi in the City: your gateway into a private member’s paradise

Night Tales: Keeping Hackney firmly hip and happening

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

Altitude London View

Surf and Turf to London’s best panoramic views

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The flames of creativity are burning bright at Ember, Monument

No.29 Power Station West: The cool hangout of choice in the future at Battersea

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

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Getting Around London: 7 Alternative Ways to Get Around Town

Exquisite Pan-Asian food delivered in style at Chino Latino, Vauxhall

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

Get your daily dose of Chicken from WingsEggs

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

Lima Floral: A Peruvian gastronomic masterclass from Robert Ortiz

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

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

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

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

Revealing the secrets of the immersive theatrical experience Maman Le Mot

Tsunami – Delivering refined Japanese excellence to Clapham’s cognoscenti

Le Garrick celebrates the Vive La France spirit with their revamped decor and menu

Southern French comfort cooking at Sardine, Old Street

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

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

Sozai Cookery School: Be a master chef of Japanese cuisine

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

TPH of Chelsea: It’s a new direction for renowned chef Yogesh Datta

Life is a cabaret at Circus, Covent Garden

The Prince Alfred: A gastropub fit for royalty

Radio Days Fashion Shop

Radio Days: Strike Vintage Gold in Waterloo

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

Simple, decent and honest food at Brother Marcus, Balham

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

Redefining our perception of Caribbean cuisine at Cottons, Notting Hill

A Thai masterclass delivered with panache at Food at 52

Sunday night blues never felt so wonderful at Oslo, Hackney

Get the Caribbean vibe at Rum Kitchen, Brixton

Enjoy the thrills and spills of live sporting action at Greenwood, Victoria

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

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

House of Godo: an authentic Italian takeaway experience

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

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

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

The Prince Albert: Impressing diners and drinkers since 1866

Speed and substance on offer at Forge, Bank

Cocktails at Eaton Square

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

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

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

Divas and dining at TWID, Battersea

Fine dining in a family friendly environment at Chriskitch Hoxton

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

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

Sumptuous views and succulent steaks at Butlers Wharf Chop House

Dinner Time Story: Redefining the dining experience one pixel at a time

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

A Brixton behemoth is reborn with Hope and Anchor

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

Variety is the spice of life at Mister Lasagna in Soho

Liberty London: Beautiful British Fashion and Modern Design

Shoryu: The King of Ramen extends into Covent Garden

Zia Lucia: A new neighbourhood pizzeria for the upscale residents of Brook Green

A gastronomic Chinese odyssey with Andrew Wong

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

Benito’s Hat: Riding the Mexican wave of success

Treat yourself to a Winemaker’s dinner at Ristorante Frescobaldi

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

Fulfill your diva dreams at Lucky Voice Soho

Appearances can be deceiving at Aquum, Clapham

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

A Japanese omakase feast for all raw fish lovers at Kikuchi, Tottenham Court Road

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

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

Exotic flavours in abundance at Caraway Lounge, Romford

Zuma: A restaurant that truly stands the test of time

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Fantastic handyman: when you need a real man around the house

Get inspired to cook at The Avenue Cookery School in Wandsworth

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

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

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

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

Fall in love with the breadbasket of Italy at Gotto Trattoria

Sharing the flavours of the Levantine at Ceru in South Kensington

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

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

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

Enjoy a bouncy night out at Ballie Ballerson, Stoke Newington

Lazeez Lebanese Tapas: Bringing downtown Beirut to the heart of the West End

More than just noodles at Sasuke Ramen, Southbank

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

Brace yourself for a visual feast at 100 Kensington at The Exhibitionist Hotel

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

Tootoomoo Islington: a bottomless brunch offering with variety and vitality

Enjoy the Fabulous Adventures of 698B via Tabl

Paladar: Bringing a ray of latino exuberance to Elephant and Castle

Medieval Banquet jester

Top Things To Do Along Thames Riverside

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

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

Sumptuous steaks to salivate over at Smith and Wollensky, Strand

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

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

Back to basics with convivial pub vibes at The Lord Palmerston

Souk Medina: Bringing the magic of Marrakesh to Covent Garden

A social dining experience at Popdown by Cuisson, Borough Market

Hankies: Accessible, aromatic Indian cuisine from Anirudh Arora at The Montcalm, Marble Arch

Judy Joo’s Jinjuu is a jubilant joy

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

LASSCO Bar & Dining: a quirky imbibe and dine experience in close proximity to Maltby Street

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

Experience a Perfect Day at Sticks ‘n’ Sushi Victoria

The interior of Uncorked

Best Wine Shops in London for Tastings

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

Experience a taste of Spain at Camino Bankside

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

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

Fall in love with Japanese cuisine at Murakami, Covent Garden

Your detox regime starts right here at Maple and Fitz

Burn off your calories and enjoy delectable delights at Bounce Shoreditch

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

The King of Ramen hits St James’s

Ichiryu is the Ichiban choice for udon lovers in London

Experience the Mediterranean at the Life Goddess, greek experimental divine

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

Panda by Otto Schade

Street Art in London: Top 27 Artists

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

Gluten-free diners rejoice at the tremendous options available at Niche, Islington

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

Experience magic and sparkle this Christmas at Nordic Yulefest

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

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

Pavilion wines starts the foodie quarter revolution in Sloane Square

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

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

Revisiting an old Chinese classic at Royal China Queensway

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

Tibits Vegetarian Restaurant

Sumptuous Vegetarian Restaurant in London in Regents Street

Flying the flag for British cuisine at The Well, Clerkenwell

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

Chocolate cupcakes from Primrose bakery

Best Bakeries in London to Indulge Your Sweet Tooth

The Alfred Tennyson: refined yet relaxed dining in upscale Belgravia

A showcase of Finnish innovation at The Harcourt, Marylebone

Italian cuisine with soul at L’Anima, Liverpool Street

The Painted Heron: The best value Indian restaurant in Chelsea

French flair aplenty at The Balcon, London

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

The Localist, Farringdon: A neighbourhood restaurant fit for any community

Westminster Kitchen: Another success story from restauranter Ibrahim Dogus

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

Minnow: One to watch in the giant Clapham pond

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

Seafood lovers rejoice at the poke bar, Black Roe in Mayfair

Resistance is futile at the London Wonderground, Southbank

Princess of Wales - Primrose Hill

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

Transporting you to a winter wonderland at the Montague Ski Lodge

Experience the exquisite taste of Peru at Seor Ceviche, Soho

Relish the charms of Clapham at No32 The Old Town

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

Serving deliciously different meat-free cuisine at Ethos, Fitzrovia

A new culinary institution is born at Hatchetts, Mayfair

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

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

Comfort food that will melt your heart at The Phoenix

Chi Kitchen: Jack of all trades, master of all

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

Mary Ward Centre Adult Education College

5 Interesting Courses in London

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

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

Historical grade-II listed gastronomic bar & restaurant London

Authenticity is the key at the Japanese restaurant Engawa in Piccadilly

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

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

Alexandrie: Fine dining Egyptian style in the heart of Kensington

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

Santa Maria Fitzrovia delivers authentic Neapolitan pizza to the London cognoscenti

Savour classic French dishes from Raymond Blanc at Brasserie Blanc Southbank

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

Rigo: Fine dining in a neighbourhood restaurant in Parsons Green

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

Food for thought at Jenius Social, Islington

It’s all about the gentrified Sunday roast lunches at The Commercial, Herne Hill

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

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

Pan-Asian food lovers still flocking to the plush Buddha Bar in Knightsbridge

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

Two Ruba: Cocktails that blossom at Tower Bridge

The Victorian Bath House, Bishopsgate: A hidden gem in every way

A time for celebrations at London Shell Co, Paddington

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

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

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

Exercise your democratic rights at Zia Lucia, Holloway Road

Aerial Hoop Acrobat

Move back in time at The Medieval Banquet

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

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

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

It’s a neontastic wonderland at God’s Own Junkyard, Walthamstow

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

Learn to cook like a Valencian at London Paella School

Small plates of Turkish delights at Oklava, Shoreditch

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

Take a journey along the Silk Road with Samarkand in Fitzrovia

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

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

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

Brew Cafe Putney

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

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

Team-bonding is the name of the game at Swingers, the City of London

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

Chotte Matte – Putting sexy back into vegetarian dining

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

Hearty options await at No 11 Pimlico Road, Victoria

A masterclass in perfection at Gaucho Hampstead

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

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

Experience Sunday brunches with a difference at Cinnamon Soho

Celebrating femininity and fine dining at An Evening of Meat at The Vaults, Waterloo

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

Quality wine is the remedy to cure all ills

Mint Leaf: Championing fine dining for Indian cuisine lovers

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

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

The unstoppable gin revival continues courtesy of Graphic bar

Talli Joe: The standard-bearer for modern Indian cuisine

Salivate at the sight of Mussel Men’s seafood selections

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

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

Romance is in the air at Le Garrick Covent Garden

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

Hearty home comforts at Mustard, Shepherd’s Bush

It is back to basics at Rök smokehouse, Shoreditch

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

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

Building a sense of community at Neighbourhood, Stratford

The mischievously charming Encant will tantalise your taste buds

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

The bar is raised high for fine dining Indian cuisine at Darbaar, Liverpool Street

Time to go back to the future at Kojawan

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

Experience ultimate liberation at The Bunyadi

The Elgin: An iconic institution revitalised in the heart of Ladbroke Grove

Expect a classy gastropub experience at Drunch, Regents Park

Blind Spot: Hitting the spot for imbibing enthusiast in a hidden speakeasy in Covent Garden

Adam Handling: From Masterchef to The Frog

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

Italian dining at Bocconcino: Mayfair settings without the attitude

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

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

Potent flavours collide at P.F Chang’s Asian Table, Covent Garden

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

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

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

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

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

Sail away into the sunset with a Thames dinner cruise with Citycruises

Frog exhibit in the Grant Museum of Zoology

Best Hidden Museums in London: Try these less known favourites

Patience is a virtue at the Savannah restaurant, Euston

Galvin HOP: Redefining the pub experience at Liverpool Street

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

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

Immerse yourself into the world of The Grift and The Town Hall Hotel

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thinking bob : Taking social events off-line and back into the real world

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

Feel the East London vibe at Behind This Wall, Hackney

A picture perfect dining experience at Sake no Hana, Mayfair

Enjoy a refined Thai culinary experience at Patara, Hampstead

Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese sign

Top 15 Oldest Pubs in London: Soak Up Some History

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

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

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

Drake and Morgan delivers once again at The Refinery, Bankside

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

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

Drink life to the lees at the Alfred Tennyson

Pepper Tree Big Breakfast

Thai Food in London – Clapham Common

No daylight robbery at Heist Bank, Paddington

Theatrics guaranteed at the fabulous Vaulty Towers, Waterloo

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

Trade Union, Wapping: the pioneering model for new businesses

The Victor Garvey empire grows from strength to strength with their latest addition, Rambla

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

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

Enjoy a carefree and alternative brunch at KuPP, Paddington Basin

Parliament Hill

The trains on top of Village Underground

Best London Art Galleries

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

Welcome to 24 hour London at VQ Bloomsbury

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When you walk out of your first Friskis experience you're not sure what is hurting more, your aching body or your cheeks. This is a fitness class that provides a full-body workout which even includes your Zygomaticus (smiling) muscle!

21 Feb 2014 | 1 Comment
Person stretching at Blue Cow Yoga

Blue Cow Yoga

In the past, yoga was a pastime set aside for the overtly spiritual or new age, but these days it is becoming much more widely accepted as an important component of health and wellbeing.

16 Dec 2013 | 4 Comments

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