Local hospitals to star this week in Operation:Live on TV

Local hospital staff and patients will step into the limelight this week (13-15 November 2018), starring in Channel 5's Operation:Live. Viewers will go behind the scenes to join surgeons and their teams in a rarely-seen side of the NHS, as The Royal London and St Bartholomew's hospitals perform three operations live on air.   The live television event will be fronted by Nicky Campbell from 10pm each night, with viewers being invited to submit questions to surgical experts via social media. Episode 1 - Open Heart Surgery Live, Tuesday 13th November at 10pm on Channel 5 The live … [Read more...]

Sample Christmas

A festive shopping experience offering unique gifts for the urban generation - this is a Christmas market like no other. The brightest stars in the world of fashion, homewares, and lifestyle products will showcase next season’s trends at the festive edition of SAMPLE. This free market on Greenwich Peninsula makes finding Christmas gifts a breeze with its handpicked selection of designers, independent producers and craftspeople. SAMPLE is open on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd December from 11-7pm with both a day and night-time offering. Greeting the savvy shoppers will be an alternative … [Read more...]

MoL raises more money for move

The Museum of London has announced significant support totalling £15m towards its bold, ambitious plans to create a new museum for London in West Smithfield. A major grant of £10m from the Linbury Trust, the charitable foundation established by Lord and Lady Sainsbury of Preston Candover, and initial support of £5m* National Lottery funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) make up the latest high-profile support for creating a spectacular new home for the museum in the historic heart of the city.    The Linbury Trust’s support of £10m is one of the largest gifts in the museum’s … [Read more...]

Bloomberg Arcade restaurants

The latest major restaurant destination in the City is the new Bloomberg Arcade, which joins the two sections of the brand new Bloomberg development near Bank.  It puzzles the editor where the clientele will come from given the huge number of new restaurant openings in the City area over the past two to three years.  Obviously prosperity and disposable incomes, or perhaps just the spending habits of millenials, are running higher than is generally credited. The following is a listing of Bloomberg arcade restaurants with brief descriptions of their cuisine offerings taken from the … [Read more...]

Gaucho update and relaunch

The UK’s 24-year-old Gaucho restaurant group has unveiled its bright new future, under the direction of Martin Williams, CEO of M Restaurants and former Gaucho MD. Diners are set to experience the evolution of Gaucho’s menus and a series of high-quality food and drink events. Key to Gaucho’s new era is a broadening of its culinary vision. The group will remain a destination for top-quality Argentinian steaks, while also drawing on the contemporary flavours and energetic culture of the wider Latin American region. Gaucho’s new menu offers two choices: ‘Classics’ and ‘Nuevo’. The Nuevo … [Read more...]

COLPAI update

Over the past month, the City of London Primary Academy Islington (COLPAI) team has been busy investigating and preparing the new schools site for soft strip and demolition, which it aims to commence around now. It has now completed the removal of asbestos from the site and is continuing to disconnect  to the site ahead of demolition. The team thanks those who responded to the consultation on the hoarding colour. Several suggestions were made regarding different colours and the potential for artwork in the future was also raised. A colour for the hoardings was agreed with members of the … [Read more...]

South Place Hotel 3Bar Terrace teams up with Cointreau

Cointreau and the South Place Hotel have announced their new autumn haven in the heart of East London, bringing the golden colours of the season to life with Autumn on the Terrace in partnership with Cointreau at South Place Hotel’s ground floor 3Bar, until late November. As the air gets chillier, warm up your senses with a selection of seasonal cocktails created using everyone’s favourite autumnal flavours - from classic, to sweet and spicy, there is sure to be a cocktail to see you through to the colder season. You are invited to drink special Cointreau cocktails in the heated, cosy … [Read more...]

Vegan Restaurant Stem + Glory launching in Barts Square in January

Building on its huge popularity in Cambridge, the award-winning Stem + Glory team is starting work on their third restaurant and first London site this week. The site refurbishment is starting this week and the restaurant will be ready for a January launch. Stem + Glory will be offering its gourmet plant-based food in an exclusive new development in  Bart’s Square (60 Bartholomew’s Close, EC1A 7BN). close to the Barbican Louise Palmer-Masterton, Founder of Stem + Glory said: “We have been searching for the perfect venue for the launch of our first London restaurant and we know we have … [Read more...]

Burger & Beyond opening in Shoreditch

This winter, burger favourites Burger & Beyond are opening doors to their first static restaurant (licensed) on Shoreditch High Street that will bring their signature buns to a permanent site for the very first time, as well as a new expanded menu.  The actual opening date is, as yet, still uncertain but should be during November. In keeping with their current residencies at KERB, Street Feast and Camden Assembly, the brand’s burgers and sides, honed after three and a half years in the business, will take centre stage. ‘Drinking snacks’ and ‘Small Plates’ will show the team’s … [Read more...]

Pachamama Group to open Shoreditch restaurant

The creators of Peruvian-inspired restaurants Chicama in Chelsea and Pachamama in Marylebone are bringing brand new dining destination Pachamama East, to the heart of Shoreditch this November. Set to open on Great Eastern Street on November 1st, the restaurant will offer a unique experience to its sister sites, which have developed a strong following for their vibrant food and ambience, as it is the first to explore the delicious spectrum of Asian flavours that are inherent in Peruvian cuisine. Pachamama East will be focusing on fresh seasonal produce and applying the bold flavours, … [Read more...]