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Unsettled markets and planning for the future

With the general election just having been called for the 12th December by Parliament as I write, you may by the time you are reading this be fully up to date on what on earth is going on. This of … continue reading


Theatre Previews Winter 2020

Hello! Can you believe that we are approaching the festive season already? It’s good to know that the Barbican Centre’s entertainment schedule has something for everyone to enjoy in the weeks … continue reading

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Dormant but Defiant?

There now seems to be little doubt that the uncertainties over Brexit, and the latest delay in it coming about or not, have been creating ongoing uncertainty that is dampening the overall London … continue reading

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A great new casual Barbican restaurant

Well it’s not technically within the Barbican Estate itself but lies almost directly beneath the new Barbican highwalk just behind Salters Hall, but the new Barbie Green bar/restaurant/coffee shop is … continue reading

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Open Mic Night

True Tales Open Mic Night They say everyone has a story to tell. Do you? Thursday 6th February 6.30-7.30pm Free! Share your 3-5 minute true story. Stories might be about memories we keep … continue reading


A Rooftop Bar to Savour

Savage Garden rooftop bar is a good choice for a weekday lunch. We visited on a Monday following a river walk. Savage Garden rooftop bar It’s just off Trinity Square, near the Thames, on the … continue reading

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Family Tours at the Charterhouse

25th January 2020 | 1:00pm - 1:45pm The first of their special Family Tours for 2020. Join them on a journey through the Charterhouse as they look for Thomas Sutton’s missing Talbots. Discover … continue reading

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Fentimans Pink Gingerbread House

This Christmas, botanically brewed drinks makers, Fentimans, will be bringing sugar, spice and all things iced to the rooftops of London. The life-size Pink Gingerbread House celebrates the brands … continue reading

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2020 Vision

Our last magazine each year is always in December.  This issue is dropping into your mailbox slightly earlier than usual, however, so that we can remind you about the Designer Jewellers Group … continue reading

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