United Kingdom

the don city of london

LONDON | We were recently invited to visit The Don, a modern European restaurant which is situated in the heart of the City of London by Bank. The restaurant is located in the former headquarters of the Sandeman Port and Sherry Company, in which George Sandeman blended and bottled his

scottish highland caledonian canal great glen

FORT WILLIAM | People travel from all over the globe to gain a glimpse of the undeniably beautiful scenery scattered about the Scottish Highlands. You can’t help but be blown away by the enormous rolling mountains, the vast lakes and great big forests. You’ll spot many adventure travellers hiking up

jacobite train hogwarts express scottish highlands

FORT WILLIAM | It’s every millennial’s dream come true – to ride the real Hogwarts Express. Well it’s ours at least. But you won’t be hopping on at King’s Cross Station in London. Instead, you’ll have to make a proper trip out of it and head up to Fort William

smokey tails hoxton

LONDON | Smokey Tails is the brainchild of Michigan-born chef and DJ Seth Troxler, and sees his popular music and American BBQ pop-up find a permanent home in Hoxton Square. The space is simple with art, wood, a DJ booth, and a low ceiling creating a cozy space. The outside courtyard

ottolenghi spitalfields

LONDON | Yotam Ottolenghi needs no introductions, having become one of the most popular restaurateurs in London over the past decade. He’s released several cookbooks that have become staples in our household, had his own TV show, and owned several restaurants, one of the largest being his Ottolenghi deli in Spitalfields.

paul a young islington

LONDON | Paul A Young is one of Britain’s, indeed world’s, best chocolatiers, and is known for producing high quality, innovative chocolates and chocolate treats. He has a few stores in London, but the Islington store in Camden Passage is the original, and our favourite. The store is small and cozy,

oldroyd islington

LONDON | Oldroyd Islington is the newest venture from Tom Oldroyd, one of the founding chef directors of Polpo, who saw it grow from a single restaurant in 2009 to the multi-branch chain it is today. The first thing you notice when you visit Oldroyd is that it’s small. A narrow

paradise garage bethnal green

LONDON | Paradise Garage is housed under the railway arches on Paradise Row in Bethnal Green, next door to one of London’s best craft beer bars/shops, Mother Kelly’s. It’s the brainchild of chef Robin Gill (The Dairy, The Manor), and sees Gill draw upon many of his influences to create food

portobello road market

LONDON | Portobello Road Market or “Portobello Market” in Notting Hill is one of London’s most famous markets, and stretches for over two miles from Notting Hill Gate up to Ladbroke Grove. The most popular day is Saturday, when the antiques market is held, but the market is actually open six

naked dough shoreditch

LONDON | Anyone who is a fan of baking will be able to appreciate that eating the dough is one of the best parts of the process. Naked Dough, the first cookie dough café in the UK, agrees, and aims to appeal not only to all cookie dough lovers, but