The PR team behind 20 Fenchurch Street has had a very bad time. The skyscraper was aggressively opposed from the outset on the (justifiable) grounds of intolerable ugliness, and then there was that unfortunate ‘Fryscraper’ incident. Since its completion, comparisons have been cruel and unflattering; it has been accused of impersonating everything from a Nokia 2100 to a […]
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There are two of my favourite books. It’s a shame that Tim Burton was ever allowed near them (and the horror isn’t over; look out for Looking-Glass sacrilege in 2016), but luckily there are Alice fans out there who’ve been inspired to do good by […]
Last night I went to The Generation of Z, the brand new live action show that drags its audience kicking and screaming through an old warehouse in Whitechapel a post-apocalyptic world.
As we wound through the eerily quiet, bright white corridors of Bermondsey’s Biscuit Factory, we wondered if the afternoon’s adventure had already begun. We were on our way to Lockd, a newish escape game in South London that promised to challenge our wits, Crystal Maze-style, and take our minds off the tragic reality of imminent work after a […]
Nathan Sawaya, the artist behind the Old Truman Brewery’s wildly popular The Art of the Brick exhibition, has made some pretty cool stuff out of Lego over the years. He is also – it must be said – a bit of a dick, but don’t let that stop you from going to see his work before it’s […]
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“What did this place used to be?” I asked the bartender at the newly opened Basement Sate, which looked horribly familiar. “It was The Player bar before,” he said. “You knew it?” “Ah,” I said. I’d accidentally ended up there once at the grim, bitter end of night out, and left 20 minutes later when […]
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“Good afternoon,” said the voice, as I picked up the phone on Friday. “I’m just calling to confirm your reservation tonight.” “Yes, we’re still on for nine. Two of us.” “Very good. The password is ‘coconut’.” And so began our adventure into London’s weirdest and most wonderful watering hole.
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Sundays are boring. I usually spend mine monging out in my vastest and least alluring pants, hatefully eyeing the enormous pile of ironing that inevitably accumulates over the course of the week. It was nice, therefore, to buck the trend a few weeks ago and round off the weekend with a champagne-soaked evening at the Rosewood […]
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This time last week I was on my way to a blogger dinner at The Little Yellow Door, a new Notting Hill pop-up that promised a house party vibe without – presumably – the possibility of Blink 182 coming on, or the constant threat of your parents coming home from the pub and force-feeding everyone […]
It’s rare to experience both excitement and fear before a spa day, but Banya No. 1, London’s foremost – and indeed only – Russian spa, is a bit of a special case. I was really looking forward to experiencing an authentic banya, but I was also afraid of being stripped naked, beaten senseless with birch logs […]