While London cabbies may know the capital like the back of their hand, for the majority of us, London with its sheer size and vastness, can be a little overwhelming.
With literally thousands of restaurants, cafes and bars littering the streets, knowing where to eat here takes overwhelming feelings to levels of exasperation. This is where new app for London restaurants called London on a Plate steps in.
Designed by journalist and author Charmain Ponnuthurai, the London on a Plate app for iPhone is intended to make this tremendous city more ‘intimate, memorable and accessible’.
Rather than simply listing every eatery in the capital, Charmain Ponnuthurai provides a curated list of restaurants that she considers clasps every aspect of food culture.
From the quality of the food, service, drinks, prices, to advice by top British designers on what to wear to a particular restaurant, London on a Plate is intended to give indecisive London diners instant clarity and decisiveness when it comes to choosing where they are going to eat.
Some of the world’s most elite chefs, including Tom Aikens, John Torode and Fergus Henderson, are involved with this new London restaurants app, who have sourced 100 specially-commissioned recipes from some of the most acclaimed kitchens in London.
The RHS Chelsea Flower Show takes place from 24 – 28 May 2011 at the Royal Hospital, Chelsea. It is the world’s most famous flower show and is a celebration of the highest quality horticulture.
Chelsea’s Wyndham Grand Hotel pays homage to the show with a wonderful, floral themed afternoon tea.
The Fleur-Tea gives a delicately floral twist to classic pastries and brings a fresh new taste to sandwiches which feature unusual and delicious herbs.
The Fleur-Tea is available now and throughout May. At £25 per person, this is the perfect way to celebrate the Chelsea flower show in style.
Highlights of the Fleur-Tea include sandwiches such as Scottish smoked salmon, wild garlic cream cheese and anis blossom Wiltshire ham glazed with lavender honey.
London, with its hordes of restaurants, spas and West End shows, is a naturally fantastic place to treat your mum to a Mothers Day she won’t forget. Although booking well in advance of Mothering Sunday is advisable. The difficulty is knowing where to book…
Pamper – Spas are a perfect place to pamper and spoil your mum, after all she deserves it. There are literally hundreds of spas in London, all providing luxury treatments and facilities to promote health and wellbeing. But the one that takes our fancy for a perfect Mothering Sunday pampering retreat, is Blue Harbour Spa in Chelsea Harbour.
tibits Vegetarian Restaurant and Bar – Vegetarian Paradise without the Pretension.
Being a nation which loves its meat, it seems strange that tibits – a vegetarian restaurant and bar – is a huge success in Switzerland, with branches dotted all over the country.
Almost two years ago, the first branch of tibits opened in the UK, on London’s Heddon Street, and has proved to be, like in Switzerland, a thriving success.
Forget flowers this Valentine’s day, too predictable. Surprise your loved one with something a little different. Here are the top 20 unique and unusual romantic things you can do in London.
Make your own Jewellery! – The London Jewellery school in Hatton Gardens is running a class the Sunday before Valentine’s day. Get creative and make a silver pendant, keyring or pair of earrings. No experience or skill required, this will be a wonderful Valentine’s gift. Or, go as a couple and make something for each other.
The Whispering Gallery at St Paul’s Cathedral – Now this is sweet. The whispering gallery runs around the interior of the dome. Due to its acoustics, you can whisper sweet nothings against its walls and you can be heard on the opposite side….just make sure you are whispering to the right person!