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Looking for outdoor activities and love to be outside? Let's get you exploring the great outdoors in London.

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

The joys of vegetarian dining at Tibits Bankside

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

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

Transporting you to a winter wonderland at the Montague Ski Lodge

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

Souk Medina: Bringing the magic of Marrakesh to Covent Garden

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

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

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

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

Enjoy a bouncy night out at Ballie Ballerson, Stoke Newington

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

Experience the exquisite taste of Peru at Seńor Ceviche, Soho

Drink life to the lees at the Alfred Tennyson

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

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

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

Savour classic French dishes from Raymond Blanc at Brasserie Blanc Southbank

A mouthwatering Japanese menu for the discerning at Sakagura, Mayfair

Fall in love with Japanese cuisine at Murakami, Covent Garden

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

Serving deliciously different meat-free cuisine at Ethos, Fitzrovia

A masterclass in perfection at Gaucho Hampstead

Sumptuous views and succulent steaks at Butlers Wharf Chop House

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

Simple, decent and honest food at Brother Marcus, Balham

It’s a classy culinary encounter at Galley, Islington

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

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

Diciannove: Mixing business with pleasure Italian style at Blackfriars

Talli Joe: The standard-bearer for modern Indian cuisine

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

Get the Caribbean vibe at Rum Kitchen, Brixton

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

Vegetarians and egg-lovers rejoice at Cafe Loren in Camden

The Painted Heron: The best value Indian restaurant in Chelsea

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

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

Authenticity is the key at the Japanese restaurant Engawa in Piccadilly

Small plates of Turkish delights at Oklava, Shoreditch

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

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

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

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

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

Expect a classy gastropub experience at Drunch, Regents Park

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

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

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

A Brixton behemoth is reborn with Hope and Anchor

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

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

Experience magic and sparkle this Christmas at Nordic Yulefest

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

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

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

Redefining our perception of Caribbean cuisine at Cottons, Notting Hill

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

Experience the Mediterranean at the Life Goddess, greek experimental divine

Italian dining at Bocconcino: Mayfair settings without the attitude

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

Sharing the flavours of the Levantine at Ceru in South Kensington

Tibits Vegetarian Restaurant

Sumptuous Vegetarian Restaurant in London in Regents Street

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

Achingly hip pizzas from the Elliott Brothers at Pizza Pilgrims Soho

The unstoppable gin revival continues courtesy of Graphic bar

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

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

Feast on the best of world food at Kerb, Camden

Zuma: A restaurant that truly stands the test of time

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

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

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

Variety is the spice of life at Roof East, Stratford

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

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

Take a journey along the Silk Road with Samarkand in Fitzrovia

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

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

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

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

Sumptuous steaks to salivate over at Smith and Wollensky, Strand

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

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

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

Benito’s Hat: Riding the Mexican wave of success

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

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

A synergistic success for Carluccio’s at Marriott Regents Park

House of Godo: an authentic Italian takeaway experience

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

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

Trade Union, Wapping: the pioneering model for new businesses

Pepper Tree Big Breakfast

Thai Food in London – Clapham Common

Fulfill your diva dreams at Lucky Voice Soho

Hearty home comforts at Mustard, Shepherd’s Bush

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

Homemade tapas dishes expertly executed at Cigala, Bloomsbury

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

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

Eneko’s star is shining brightly at One Aldwych Hotel

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

Revisiting an old Chinese classic at Royal China Queensway

You will be crazy to miss Junkyard golf in Brick Lane

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

Historical grade-II listed gastronomic bar & restaurant London

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

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

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

A gourmet menu awaits at Duke of Clarence, South Kensington

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

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Getting Around London: 7 Alternative Ways to Get Around Town

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

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

Theatrics guaranteed at the fabulous Vaulty Towers, Waterloo

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

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

Feel the East London vibe at Behind This Wall, Hackney

Exotic flavours in abundance at Caraway Lounge, Romford

Tootoomoo Islington: a bottomless brunch offering with variety and vitality

Pavilion wines starts the foodie quarter revolution in Sloane Square

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

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London’s Best Record Shops

Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese sign

Top 15 Oldest Pubs in London: Soak Up Some History

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

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

Westminster Kitchen: Another success story from restauranter Ibrahim Dogus

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

Cocktails at Eaton Square

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

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

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

The Refinery CityPoint: Where customer service is king

Medieval Banquet jester

Top Things To Do Along Thames Riverside

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

Deceptively simple Italian classics on offer at Osteria 60, Kensington

Enjoy a refined Thai culinary experience at Patara, Hampstead

Life is a cabaret at Circus, Covent Garden

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

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

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

The mischievously charming Encant will tantalise your taste buds

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

Appearances can be deceiving at Aquum, Clapham

Welcome to 24 hour London at VQ Bloomsbury

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

Princess of Wales - Primrose Hill

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

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

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

Your detox regime starts right here at Maple and Fitz

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

Enjoy a carefree and alternative brunch at KuPP, Paddington Basin

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Radio Days Fashion Shop

Radio Days: Strike Vintage Gold in Waterloo

Patience is a virtue at the Savannah restaurant, Euston

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

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

Food for thought at Jenius Social, Islington

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

Galvin HOP: Redefining the pub experience at Liverpool Street

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

Two Ruba: Cocktails that blossom at Tower Bridge

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

Speed and substance on offer at Forge, Bank

Discover the art of grilling at Omnino Steakhouse in Aldgate

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

The trains on top of Village Underground

Best London Art Galleries

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

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

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

Experience a taste of Spain at Camino Bankside

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

Night Tales: Keeping Hackney firmly hip and happening

Bluebird: the iconic Chelsea venue is flying high again

Chocolate cupcakes from Primrose bakery

Best Bakeries in London to Indulge Your Sweet Tooth

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

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

Panda by Otto Schade

Street Art in London: Top 27 Artists

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

Resistance is futile at the London Wonderground, Southbank

Chi Kitchen: Jack of all trades, master of all

Building a sense of community at Neighbourhood, Stratford

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

Enjoy the Fabulous Adventures of 698B via Tabl

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

Experience Sunday brunches with a difference at Cinnamon Soho

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

Liberty London: Beautiful British Fashion and Modern Design

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

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

Sozai Cookery School: Be a master chef of Japanese cuisine

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

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

Experience ultimate liberation at The Bunyadi

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

Sunday night blues never felt so wonderful at Oslo, Hackney

Main entrance of Boulestin

Boulestin Restaurant: French Dining in the Heart of Piccadilly

Smart casual dining delivered effortlessly at Town House at The Kensington

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

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

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

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

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

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

Altitude London View

Surf and Turf to London’s best panoramic views

Serving up Anglo-American winners at the Loft, Wimbledon

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

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

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

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

Haché Shoreditch: Gourmet Burgers with Global Garnishes

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

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

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

French flair aplenty at The Balcon, London

Learn to cook like a Valencian at London Paella School

Judy Joo’s Jinjuu is a jubilant joy

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

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

Treat yourself to a Winemaker’s dinner at Ristorante Frescobaldi

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

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

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

Fine dining in a family friendly environment at Chriskitch Hoxton

Natural ethos and Italian spirit in abundance at Fucina

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

A showcase of Finnish innovation at The Harcourt, Marylebone

Ichiryu is the Ichiban choice for udon lovers in London

Relish the charms of Clapham at No32 The Old Town

Finding a hangover cure at the Jam Tree Chelsea

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Move back in time at The Medieval Banquet

Burn off your calories and enjoy delectable delights at Bounce Shoreditch

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

Frog exhibit in the Grant Museum of Zoology

Best Hidden Museums in London: Try these less known favourites

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

Comfort food that will melt your heart at The Phoenix

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

Drake and Morgan delivers once again at The Refinery, Bankside

The Prince Albert: Impressing diners and drinkers since 1866

Live music sessions on top of the world at Sky Garden

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

Romance is in the air at Le Garrick Covent Garden

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

Get your daily dose of Chicken from WingsEggs

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

Alexandrie: Fine dining Egyptian style in the heart of Kensington

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

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

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

A wine pairing paradise awaits at Les 110 de Taillevent London

Sixty One Kitchen Chefs

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

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

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

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

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

Quality wine is the remedy to cure all ills

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

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

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

Shoryu: The King of Ramen extends into Covent Garden

Southern French comfort cooking at Sardine, Old Street

Salivate at the sight of Mussel Men’s seafood selections

It’s time for a steak out at Smithfield Market

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

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

Flying the flag for British cuisine at The Well, Clerkenwell

The Prince Alfred: A gastropub fit for royalty

Revealing the secrets of the immersive theatrical experience Maman Le Mot

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

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

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

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

A new culinary institution is born at Hatchetts, Mayfair

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

A time for celebrations at London Shell Co, Paddington

Rigo: Fine dining in a neighbourhood restaurant in Parsons Green

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

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

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

A gastronomic Chinese odyssey with Andrew Wong

The Alfred Tennyson: refined yet relaxed dining in upscale Belgravia

Lima Floral: A Peruvian gastronomic masterclass from Robert Ortiz

Back to basics with convivial pub vibes at The Lord Palmerston

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

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

The interior of Uncorked

Best Wine Shops in London for Tastings

Exercise your democratic rights at Zia Lucia, Holloway Road

Minnow: One to watch in the giant Clapham pond

Brew Cafe Putney

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

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

The flames of creativity are burning bright at Ember, Monument

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

Get inspired to cook at The Avenue Cookery School in Wandsworth

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

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

Fall in love with the breadbasket of Italy at Gotto Trattoria

Italian cuisine with soul at L’Anima, Liverpool Street

An oasis of calm at Muriel’s Kitchen in Soho

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

Adam Handling: From Masterchef to The Frog

Variety is the spice of life at Mister Lasagna in Soho

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

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

No daylight robbery at Heist Bank, Paddington

Time to go back to the future at Kojawan

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

Hearty options await at No 11 Pimlico Road, Victoria

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

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

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

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

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

A social dining experience at Popdown by Cuisson, Borough Market

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

Divas and dining at TWID, Battersea

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

A picture perfect dining experience at Sake no Hana, Mayfair

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

It is back to basics at Rök smokehouse, Shoreditch

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

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Castle Canoe Club

Castle Canoe Club: Water Workout in East London

Kayaking is a great workout challenge and a fun way to soak up the rare London sun. We recently found the perfect place to pick up a paddle - right in the heart of East London. The Castle Canoe Club is a canoe/kayak club based at the West Reservoir Centre, a tranquil body of water just off Green Lanes, Stoke Newington.

22 Feb 2014 | 1 Comment

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