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For the casual fan, football matches may seem like too much trouble. But from an executive box, it’s a far more beautiful game.
With the end of summer in sight, why not spend a balmy British night watching films in a stunning open air setting (as opposed to a stuffy cinema)?
Want to impress party guests with a couple of creative cocktails rather than a limp gin and tonic? Time to sign up for Quaglino’s Cocktail Club (held the third Thursday of every month), where you can learn cocktail knowledge from mixologist Branislav Ivanic.
With pubs shut at 11pm, the capital’s clubs become one of London’s biggest draws. Whether you take your music seriously or just like to fling yourself around to Britney and Beyonce on a Friday night, you can rest safe in the knowledge that London is a clubber’s paradise. Here are five of the best in town…
Tucked half way down King’s Road, next to Sir Terence Conran’s much loved Bluebird Café, the brand new Triyoga centre in Chelsea offers the same signature yoga and Pilates classes as the Soho and Primrose Hill centres (loved by Gwyneth Paltrow and pals), alongside some more unusual treatments.
Want a break from the usual London bars and clubs? Sign up A Night in Casablanca – brought to you by the Candlelight Club.
Much loved Knightsbridge bistro, The Brompton Bar and Grill, has recently launched London’s first absinthe establishment. Referred to as the ‘green fairy,’ absinthe was the drink du jour for 19th century geniuses like Oscar Wilde, Vincent Van Gogh and Ernest Hemmingway to name but a few, but was banned in much of Europe for causing madness and mayhem (ironically the very reason it is now enjoying a revival)!
Looking for somewhere in London where you can work by day and play by night? Chances are you need a private members’ club. There’s a myriad of private members’ clubs in the capital, designed to help high fliers in their day-to-day working and social lives, but right now the buzz is all about Broadway House.
Cast aside that cappuccino. Leave the latte alone. Tea is brewing up a storm. Yes, the charming, relaxed ritual of afternoon tea is back in fashion and for a designer twist on the mid afternoon meal, Prêt-à-Portea at The Berkeley can’t be beaten.
Everyone loves eating and drinking al fresco but, being London, there’s sadly no guarantee that the sun will be shining all summer. If you don’t fancy holding a glass of Bollinger in one hand and a brolly in the other, check out Meza’s new Moroccan summer garden.