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la gelatiera mercante mayfair

LONDON | Mercante, an Italian restaurant at the Park Lane Sheraton Hotel, has opened its summer terrace overlooking Green Park, and has teamed up this year with an on-the-go retro cart run by artisan gelato specialists La Gelatiera. With summer finally making up its mind to stay in London, and

mam sham london

LONDON | Mam Sham is the love child of best pals and foodie lovers Maria K Georgiou and Rhiannon Butler. The pair specialise in creating quirky immersive supper club experiences around London, blending good food with art, music, comedy and general tomfoolery. We at The City Lane were fortunate enough

london's best rooftop bars summer

LONDON | Summer, glorious summer! The sun is out and Londoners are finally emerging from their annual winter hibernation. We’re suddenly social people again, ready for day drinking all weekend or working outside in the sun from Monday to Friday. If there’s one thing that’s certain, it’s that Londoners know

avenue cookery school wandsworth

LONDON | What better way to fight the hangover from a heavy party night, than heading to a local cookery class to learn to make your own Eggs Benedict with fresh ingredients, in a small, chilled group, while sipping on a bottomless home made Bloody Mary. This is the basic

LONDON | It’s hard to believe that there was barely a craft brewery in London a decade ago. Today, East London is the epicentre of Craft Beer, with no shortage of breweries making fantastic beer, ranging from traditional English ales to hop heavy US styles and everything else you can

cafe route dalston

LONDON | Dalston may be known for its late-night party vibes and pop-up culture but the ongoing gentrification of the area has allowed their breakfast and brunch scene to flourish. Cafes, bars and even clubs are now feeding the hungover ravers and the die-hard foodies some of the best eggs

ballie ballerson dalston

LONDON | Ballie Ballerson’s concept is simple: Guests get boozy upstairs with some of their crazy cocktails before heading underground to flounder around in a giant ball pit while listening to some good tunes. It’s basic, but effective as tickets for the Dalston-based bar have been booked out for months

east london street art walk

LONDON | London has one of the largest collections of uncommissioned street art in the world, ranging pieces from well known artists like Banksy through to lesser known and new street artists. Street art can be found all over the capital, but East London is the place to visit for

top 20 best coffee london

LONDON | Where is the best coffee in London? Some say that you can’t get a good cup of coffee in London but that’s a lie. I was in London recently thanks to Cathay Pacific and met up with my London team. Between us we roamed the capital and caffeinated

london's best record stores

LONDON | The way we consume music has changed considerably over the past few years. High speed internet and the ability to legally and affordably download or stream almost anything we want to listen to has resulted in many record stores closing down. Bucking this trend away from purchasing music