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

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August 24th, 2017

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First, there was Stratford, then it was King’s Cross and the next area where you will be mesmerised by the masters of urban regeneration will be Battersea . Whilst the power station part isn’t quite ready for the red carpet opening, there have been many new residential developments opening quietly in the area.

The Painted Heron: The best value Indian restaurant in Chelsea

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June 26th, 2017

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It may seem somewhat of a contradiction to head to Chelsea looking for great value restaurants. Diners would normally go looking for a classy venue or award-winning cooking.

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

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May 1st, 2017

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It is a fitting touch that the new restaurant and bar, Arthur Hooper’s in Borough Market has chosen their name to reflect the historic nature of their location . Victorian Arthur Hooper was once an endearing fruit salesman that occupied 8 Stoney Street, which is the current site of the restaurant

The flames of creativity are burning bright at Ember, Monument

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February 6th, 2017

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There is an effortless charm with everything associated with Ember , a pan Asian fusion bar and dining establishment in Monument , you might not fully appreciate the tremendous thought and organisation that went into setting up the place. Firstly it is situated on the street where the Great Fire of London first started and they opened on the 350th anniversary year of that momentous event. The decor is their designer’s interpretation of the Great Fire of London with the varied use of gleaming coppers, charcoal metal and warm wood.

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

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February 1st, 2017

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The joys of walking into a pristine boutique hotel where every corner is a piece of artwork is very much in evidence when you stroll into St. Martins Lane Hotel . You almost feel compelled to play with their giant chess pieces in their lobby

GinTonica: A perfect marriage of British ingenuity and Spanish passion

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January 20th, 2017

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The distillery which has opened in trendy Portobello Road in Notting Hill is a mecca for all gin lovers . This is a one-of-a-kind venue in the UK with 4 floors of pure gin heaven including its own gin museum, a distillery, 2 bars, gin making experience ‘The Ginstitute’, off-licensed shop and 3 boutique hotel rooms.