WINTER WONDERLAND

Located in the heart of London in Hyde Park, get ready to fully immerse yourself in all things festive from 21st November 2019 to 5th January 2020. Open at 4pm on Thursday 21st November, Winter Wonderland is then open every day from 10am to 10pm. Offering an array of attractions, activities and entertainment for visitors of all ages – there really is something for everyone! Winter Wonderland is FREE to enterand this year we’ve got loads in store with exciting new attractions including the world’s tallest transportable Observation Wheel, a new theme ‘A Christmas Carol’ at the Magical Ice Kingdom, a Season Ride Pass, Paddington™ … Continue reading WINTER WONDERLAND

PHOTOSHOOT LOCATION GEMS

Kew Gardens According to Wikipedia, “Kew Gardens is the world’s largest collection of living plants”. From the exotic glasshouse gardens filled with succulents and tropical blooms to a stroll down to the Chinese Pagoda, there’s much to see and photograph. A great perk, if you’re a member, you can get to visit Kew before any of the tourists, which means you could almost have the place for yourself, to enjoy as you please. It is most certainly one of my top favourite places to go to and best photo shoot location spots thanks to the glass house that provides the best light … Continue reading PHOTOSHOOT LOCATION GEMS

BEST INDIAN RESTAURANTS: LONDON

OOTY, MARYLEBONE BEST INDIAN RESTAURANT FOR: South Indian flavours  DISH TO ORDER: Keralan lime lobster  Southern Indian newcomer Ooty is not your average curry house. On the ground floor there’s a smart, roomy restaurant in muted shades of pink and green, and in the basement the dimly lit Ooty Club has a marble bar and plush red-velvet stools perfect for a pre-dinner aperitif. Ooty Station bar next door serves up cocktails named after famous Indian train routes – a nod to Ooty’s namesake, a hill station in the state of Tamil Nadu, South India. Indian-born chefs Aseela Goenka, Pooja Nayak and Manmeet Singh … Continue reading BEST INDIAN RESTAURANTS: LONDON

AUTUMN WALKS WITH BEER

Brits love a bracing walk (and it’s set to be a pretty bracing start to Spring). In fact, we’d probably pick a rugged, cold climb up a crumbling path over a pleasant downhill stroll with the sun on our faces. It’s that red-faced, cheek-tingling, numb extremities feeling – it’s like our crack. Or maybe it’s the promise of a pint at the end. Because let’s face it, we all know what ‘bracing’ actually means. It means tip your heart rate ever-so slightly over 100bpm and let the wind whip you around enough so that three pints and a packet of … Continue reading AUTUMN WALKS WITH BEER

TUBE CRUSH: A BREACH?

As someone that travels into Canary Wharf each day, it’s quite sad seeing 99% of commuters with their necks arched over staring at their little screens. This is society across the board now. The consumption of disposable content. Then I came across this article about a site posting candid shots of commuters deemed ‘hot’. I was More curious to know anyone else’s thoughts on this, if you or your partner were snapped and featured, how would you feel? It was a Friday evening on a Piccadilly line carriage packed with people making a beeline for the pub. George Weir was … Continue reading TUBE CRUSH: A BREACH?

DARK AND STORMY

A Little Background For all its name’s melodrama, the Dark and Stormy’s history is tame. In 1806, an early Gosling family member sailed from England bound for Virginia. He didn’t make it to America—the sea was too still—so the ship headed for the nearest dock instead, which happened to be in Bermuda. There, he used his family background in spirits to create the recipe for Gosling’s aged black rum. On another part of the island after World War I, British naval officers were brewing up ginger beer to combat sea sickness. They swirled the two together in a cup, a … Continue reading DARK AND STORMY