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Pizza Union, Sandy's Row, E1

Restaurant review: Pizza Union, Spitalfields, E1

If you like waiting, you won’t like Pizza Union – unless cold pizza’s your thing.

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The Alwyne Castle, Islington

Review: The Alwyne Castle, Islington

Located in leafy St Paul’s Road just up from Highbury and Islington station, the Alwyne Castle is a popular gastro pub boasting an impressive selection of ales and one the smartest beer gardens north of the river.

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Rotunda's Secret Garden is an al fresco delight

Restaurant review: Rotunda’s Secret Garden, King’s Cross, N1

One of the best things about the British summer time is a spot of al fresco dining. Sure, we may not have guaranteed weather, but when the sun’s shining there’s nothing quite like London’s parks and gardens.

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The stunning raw tuna dish, served with avocado, raddish, ponzu and a seriously hot wasabi

Restaurant review: Penkul & Banks, EC2A

Writing about new Shoreditch hot spot Penkul & Banks seems like an utter waste of time. There are very few (not horribly clichéd) words to write about it- you just have to go.

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Iberica

Restaurant review: Ibérica, EC1

It’s not your average looking tapas bar, with high ceilings, grand paintings and large windows which are more swanky bistro than traditional dark, candle-lit tavern.

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Rosewood London

Restaurant review: Scarfes Bar, WC1

It’s design is inspired by the atmosphere of a gentlemen’s club drawing room, yet – like its food – the grandeur, dark wood, artwork and luxurious furnishings could fit just as easily in colonial India.

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Tinto

Restaurant review: Tinto, N1

There’s no shortage of tapas restaurants in and around Upper Street, so with such high competition there really needs to be something special about a place.

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Boulestin

Restaurant review: Boulestin, SW1

When renowned French food writer and chef Xavier Marcel Boulestin opened his eponymous restaurant in the late 1920s, it was frequented by film stars and the likes of Wallis Simpson.

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Pasquale Amico

Review: Amico Bio, Barbican

Priding itself on being the first vegetarian Italian restaurant to open in London, Amico Bio offers some delicious and contemporary dishes that will pleasantly surprise even the meat lovers out there.

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Bonnie Gull in Exmouth Market

Restaurant review: Bonnie Gull, EC1

It started life as a pop up seafood shack in Hackney back in 2012 and later took up a popular residency in one of Islington’s best known pie and mash shops.

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London Wall Bar & Kitchen

Review: London Wall Bar & Kitchen, Barbican

Hidden within the London Wall roundabout in the City of London is a gastro restaurant.

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Dj Monki

Preview: Lovebox, Victoria Park, July 18 and 19

This weekend will once again see Victoria Park turn into a fully-blown festival for 48 hours as Lovebox comes back to town for the tenth time.

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Theatre review: Shutters at the Park Theatre

In Park 90, the most intimate of the three performance spaces in this exciting new theatre, Making Productions stages three short plays by American playwrights.

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What are you doing this weekend? Why not watch a film in a bath full of strangers?

Hot Tub Cinema gets cool in Shoreditch

When Hot Tub Cinema first sprang up in 2012, we all thought the idea was a bit weird and slightly gross. But two years later it’s become a summer staple and we’re excited to announce that the bubbly entrepreneurs are leaving their rooftop hotspots to take Hot Tub Cinema underground – literally.

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You could win a bespoke juice cleanse and a private nutrition session on London's Harley Street.

Win a bespoke juice cleanse and a private nutrition session

The Source are here to detox your body and cleanse you of your sins so you can enjoy the summer sun! Cold-pressed juices are the new thing and The Source are the newest and tastiest organic range to hit the streets of London.

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