Leighton House – A Victorian Obsession

Leighton House Painting

Learning more about Leighton House: I am sure that I am not the only Londoner who wanders round spotting interesting buildings and places to visit.  For years.  And then never actually gets round to doing so; it’s all too easy when you live in a City with so much to do.  For several years I […]

WorldFoods at the School of Wok – Masaman Roast Poussin

WorldFoods Masaman Roast Poussin

Wok Skills with WorldFoods and a Recipe for Masaman Roast Poussin: I’m a huge fan of the School of Wok.  Jeremy Pang’s compact cookery school is perfectly located on the edge of China Town and, having been to one or two events there previously, I’ve always come away with new skills and with recipes that […]

Moretti Gran Tour Preview #morettimovement

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Moretti Gran Tour @ The Lofts, 3-10 Shoreditch High Street Friday 7th and Saturday 8th November from 6 p.m. to late Guest preview by Sarah James: July of this year saw us head off to the first of Italian street food festival, sponsored by the delightful people from Birra Moretti. November sees its welcome return, […]

The Cherry Tree Inn – Henley Hospitality at its best

The Cherry Tree Inn Sign

Henley is a beautiful place; known mainly for its world leading place in rowing and the Royal Henley Regatta, it is also surround by stately homes, golf courses, superb restaurants and of course, the river. So when I was invited with a few others to spend a day in the company of Lolly Green, entrepreneur […]

Chocolat Chocolat review just in time for #ChocolateWeek

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Custom made chocolate bars from Chocolat Chocolat. Guest review by Sarah James: I have to admit to being a bit of a chocolate snob, whilst not an expert in any sense, I really dislike a lot of mass produced chocolate.  Some just tastes synthetic, some is far too sweet, and some seems to lack the […]

The End of Summer Warrants a Chocolate Treat

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Review of La Maison du Chocolat Bouchées Guest feature by Sarah James: Autumn seems to have come early this year with the coldest August since 1993.   I like autumn (just not when it starts in August!);  I like the crunch of fallen leaves underfoot, foraging for blackberries, wearing boots!  But as the season changes there […]

About London – Berwick Street Soho Part II

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Market, Material and Music at Berwick Street: I started working in central London in the early 1970s.  At that time, with an office in Lisle Street, Berwick Street was on my doorstep.  Working for a restaurant group I soon learnt that a visit to the market was part of the daily routine for many of […]

Staycationing in Wimbledon – Cannizaro House

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Cannizaro House – No Wombles but Plenty of Rabbits in Wimbledon: I’ve developed something of a taste for a London staycation.  For a start, there’s no worry about flights, passports or lost luggage.  Secondly, when you arrive you know your phone will work and you won’t get hit with an unexpected bill.  And finally there […]

My Night with Reg – Preview


My Night with Reg – Donmar Warehouse: Previewing from the end of July, My Night with Reg will  inevitably be seen as a poignant testament to its playwright Kevin Elyot. who died aged 62 on June 7th this year. On its premiere, My Night With Reg defined a moment in the lives of gay men […]

From London to Devon – it’s all covered in new bingo lingo videos!

Costa Bingo are celebrating their love for British landscapes in a new and exciting way this summer with an innovative campaign of theirs using videos to document all 90 bingo calls. Often focusing on traditional British landscapes, you’ll find everywhere from London to Devon covered by the clips which set out to educate the masses […]

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