Five fashionable reasons to visit London

What to wear is just as important as where to be seen, when in London. The fashion capital has a reputation for setting the standard when it comes to style; influencing trends internationally. Considered one of the ‘big four’ – alongside Milan, Paris and New York – London is famed for its fashion identity; home…

Rudie’s at Hackney: Jamaican jerk, rum and reggae

Rudie’s oozes sass. Serving up signature real jerk and yard classics; this Hackney hangout is unmistakably Jamaican. But aside from the menu, people come here for the drinks and to soak up the atmosphere too; thanks to Rudie’s choice of rum cocktails and relaxed reggae music. We grab a window seat and I order the…

MAMIE’S crepes and healthy gluten free galettes

Nutella, pears and chocolate or homemade salted caramel – just three of the tempting crepe toppings at MAMIE’S Covent Garden. And that’s not all… inspired by authentic creperies in Brittany, MAMIE’S menu also features galettes – the savory cousin of the crepe – made of buckwheat flour, salt and water; healthy and gluten free. The…

Gyoza Bar, Covent Garden

Gone are the days of hidden kitchens, tucked away at the back of restaurants. The head chef is the first person I see as I wander into the glass fronted Gyoza Bar – one of the latest additions to Covent Garden’s long list of eateries. I love the reverse concept. Why wouldn’t you want to…

Jeremy Loops: UK tour

From South Africa to Nottingham, I caught up with award-winning folk singer Jeremy Loops on the northern leg of his UK tour… How is the tour going? It’s been good fun so far. We’ve had a lot of wild nights. Describe your music in no more than ten words. Go… Modern folk featuring beats, raps…

TRAVEL: A weeekend in Westminster

Admire the architecture of the Abbey, take a stroll along the Thames and give a royal wave as you wander the paths of Buckingham Palace. Westminster certainly isn’t short of attractions and historic landmarks. STAY Where? The central and chic Doubletree by Hilton at Westminster; just a short stroll from Big Ben and The Houses…