The Ivy Asia, St Paul’s

We've just heard the news about the brand new opening.  The Ivy Asia, St Paul’s will open its doors to an all-new Asian concept restaurant and bar later this year.  Open seven days a week for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch, the restaurant will serve theatrical drinks and cocktails late into the night alongside a delicious menu of tantalising, Asian-inspired dishes.  This vibrant and playful destination will entertain, inspire and excite guests from the heart of the capital and across the UK. On arrival, diners will be met with a show-stopping fluorescent pink onyx floor, impressive … [Read more...]

New Co-working Workspaces

Ahead of September’s back to work call, one of the team received an email about a few innovative London co-working schemes. There are three workspace initiatives doing away with hefty membership fees, turning everyone’s favourite working spots (restaurants, cafés and hotel lounges) into official workspaces, whereby tables and desks can be reserved via easy to use apps. This means no competition for spots, no pressure from waiters. Laptops in cafés be gone: 3 apps turning restaurants & hotels into bookable workspaces! The Workroom and AndCo utilise restaurants and cafes, turning … [Read more...]

Sir Mark Warby Law History Lecture

“More and more – law and the London Charterhouse” This year’s Thomas Sutton Lecture, named for the 17th century entrepreneur who established the charity here, focuses on the law and how its exponents and evolution have been linked over the centuries to the Charterhouse. Here to present it will be High Court Judge Sir Mark Warby, whose own research has informed this fascinating perspective on London’s legal history. The Lecture is on Thursday 17th October at 7.00pm in the Great Chamber.  In his lecture, Mark Warby suggests that the links between the Charterhouse and the law are not as … [Read more...]

Keep on clubbing

Phil Ellaway takes a closer look inside some of the more notable London Clubs. The ‘London Club’ stereotype in fiction and historical drama is a male only institution with dark interiors, deep leather armchairs, and ancient members, almost as crusted as their after-dinner port.  In this quiet and secretive environment, the people who really run the country meet away from the eyes and ears of the general public. This image has been both fueled and lampooned in fiction.   Clubs were an important part of the 19th Century landscape of power and featured in the works of authors such as … [Read more...]

Barbicania

Our third magazine each year is always in September and the celebration continues in this issue for the 50th birthday of the first Residents moving onto the Estate.  Thank you to everyone who sent us updates to - and feedback from - the June issue; it warms the cockles to know that you all enjoyed it, and sets my bar high for future issues.  I’m excited to let you know that one of our Residents is in touch with someone who worked on the original construction of the Estate.  I’m planning to  interview him before our December issue, so here’s hoping for more revealing background stories for us … [Read more...]

Nov. opening for 14 Hills at 120 Fenchurch St

D&D London announced that 14 Hills, its new restaurant located on the 14th floor of 120 Fenchurch Street, will open this November. The modern British restaurant will serve an all-day menu created by Executive Chef Thomas Piat and will be open from breakfast and brunch through to lunch and dinner. Occupying a space of c.9,200 square feet, 14 Hills is positioned below the public roof garden that crowns Generali Real Estate’s new office building, designed by Eric Parry Architects. The restaurant will not only have spectacular views of the London skyline including the Thames, Tower Bridge, … [Read more...]

Fastastic Feats Circus 7th Sept

The City has commissioned a big street-based spectacular from French collective Générik Vapeur and flying trapeze specialists Gorilla Circus. It’s all about pollution, ocean plastics and humankind’s impact on the planet so it has a strong environmental message to convey, as well as being a fun-packed family show that’s sure to amaze and delight (plus it’s free). Thank You For Having Us 7 September, 8pm King street/Cheapside Junction EC2V 6DT Take a night-time walk exploring a plastic-filled artificial island. Formed by the currents of the North Pacific Ocean, this is the 8th continent, … [Read more...]

British Beefeaters menu 2nd – 14th Sept

Paternoster Chop House hosts the menu from World Butchers’ Challenge Team GB Paternoster Chop House is offering an exclusive menu for two weeks from six of Britain’s best butchers, known collectively as the British Beefeaters, who will represent Britain in the 2020 World Butchers’ Challenge. Five dishes have been created in collaboration with the restaurant’s Head Chef James Hulme. ‘Braised shin of Dexter beef, baked chilli butter bone marrow and Bordelaise sauce’ won ‘World’s best product with split shin’ in the 2018 Challenge. Other dishes: Smoked baby short ribs with whiskey sauce; Roast … [Read more...]

Illuminated River Boat Tour

Tickets are selling out. The Illuminated River project is best experienced from the Thames itself, so join an official guided boat tour and let the City of London Guides and experts from Historic England take you on a journey through time while sailing underneath these architectural, social and historical landmarks of London. Tours depart from Tower Pier from 29 August, find out more … [Read more...]

Fantastic Feats of Cinema

19 - 24 August Doors at 6pm, film starts at 8.45pm Cost: £15 (including a deckchair) - book online Location: Guildhall Yard Stretching the limits of architecture, engineering, science and invention, grab a deckchair and enjoy sci-fi and romcom classics as well as blockbusters old and new. Follow mankind into space, the past and the future, and return to dinosaur-inhabited Isla Nublar. Find out if architect Tom Hansen and robots WALL-E and EVE find love and if maths can save a young man’s future. Food and drink will be available. Films in the Yard Day Film Monday … [Read more...]