New Years Eve 2024 - fireworks and parties!
TFL are putting on a big firework display in central London - tickets £20 and first batch sold out but look inside for dates for release of next batch. Also in here venues from where you can see the fireworks plus cruises along the Thames for the best view, parties and more...
Fundraising Carols by Candlelight
There are lots of wonderful carol services in beautiful churches and cathedrals in and around central London to celebrate the festive season that also raise money for very worthwhile causes. Here we have selected some of the best across a variety of charities that many of you will be keen to support - and often with high profile celebrities hosting.
Panto guide Christmas 2023
For many of us the festive season isn't complete without a visit to one of our favourite traditional (and not so traditional!) pantos... In here we have featured those all over London, plus a link to a guide to all shows and attractions showing over the festive season.
A guide to some amazing 'immersive' shared Christmas Parties
There are some amazing 'immersive' Christmas experiences with dinner, and extravagant entertainment for small or large groups all under one roof, but sometimes they take a little digging to discover - so we have done this for you.
Tips to keep warm this winter
Now we are coming into the much colder weather, we all need to know how to keep warm without having to spend a fortune. Having a home energy check may help, and also for many of us working from home cost effective ways of keeping warm without using a huge amount of energy during the day. Look inside for some useful tips...
Free Shows, Tours and Audience Participation
Ever fancied being part of a TV show audience? Whether current affairs, comedy, or more - inside are lots of ways to apply. Plus free 'seat filling' websites for free deals on last minute tickets to the theatre, sporting events, and comedy gigs.
Time to donate
Following on from R&R's support for National Recycling Week in October - now is such a good time to donate those unwanted items of clothing, furniture, tech, which can provide people with warm clothes, new furniture, IT resources, or just help raise funds for worthy causes at this time of year.
Ever thought about a night in a museum, London Zoo, HMS Belfast??? Read on...
There are some great ideas for kids sleepovers in museums, but there are also some sleepovers for adults only - take a look at some really unusual things to do overnight at some of London's best museums, London Zoo, HMS Belfast, and even an all-nighter at the Prince Charles Cinema....
For all dog owners, dog lovers, and feline fans...!
Given that many of us have acquired pets (and mostly dogs) we thought we would do a feature on all things related that you may be interested in - either as a pet owner, potential pet owner, volunteer dog walker, or dog-sitter, and more... Or even book your next adventure pet-sitting abroad...!
Pre (and post) theatre dining - London's hidden gems
Whilst we can take advantage of some great theatre deals during London Theatre Week, why not treat yourself to a pre-theatre (or post) meal in a restaurant closeby? Here we have listed some of our favourite hidden gems whether a special fixed price menu or just really good value!
Uber Boat - timetable, routes, and what's on the river in November
With 24 piers across London and an extensive service in both directions from Putney to Barking Riverside - and stops on both sides of the river, many of us live near or within easy reach of a mooring - click here to view routes, timetables, and more...
Padel - a guide to courses, clubs, and more...
Padel is one of the fastest growing sports in the UK and one of the primary reasons behind padel’s popularity is its accessibility. The sport’s rules and gameplay are easy to understand, making it an ideal option for people of all ages and skill levels.
Huge summer savings for families and kids this summer...!
Save money this summer with 1000's of big savings on days out, cinema tickets, and things to do for all the family, including the Kids Pass which is only £1 for a 40 day trial membership!!!
Some of London's best outdoor dining terraces
Now that the sun is with us for a while, here is a round up of some of London's best, and possibly less well known outdoor dining terraces...
Dine for £20 or less
Treat yourself to a meal out without over-stretching your budget. There are tons of top restaurants where you can enjoy a great meal out (and possibly even a glass of something sparkling) for £20 or less
What's On in the parks this summer
There is lots going on in the parks this summer, plus lots of open spaces and gardens open to the public...
FANCY A FLUTTER? GO EVENING RACING
As we approach the longest day sunset starts to get towards 9.00 pm and then there is normally a good half-hour of daylight before it gets really dusk. So what do you do with so many of these light evenings? We guess you’ll have a few drinks, perhaps a BBQ on the balcony, or a stroll along the river. But if you’re looking for a good night out with a few friends you could do much worse than an evening’s horse-racing. In general evening meetings are less formal and less expensive than the weekend meetings.
ALL TEED-UP FOR SUMMER?
With ‘The Open’ being just a few weeks away and minds naturally focussed on golf we thought we’d look at opportunities to swing a club in the London area.
Summer picnic concerts and outdoor events
There are some great summer events happening this year, some regular, some you may not be aware of, so we have rounded up some of the best for planning ahead!
Guide to some extraordinary private members clubs in Mayfair, and central London
Just published is this guide to some new, and not so new, but all extraordinary private members clubs in Mayfair, and central London.
A Summer of Sport 2023
Sport in the UK has finally caught up with itself following the shenanigans of lockdown. Lots of important dates in the diary.
The British Social Calendar 2023
The British Social Season is about to get underway from April with highlights such as Ascot, the Chelsea Flower Show, Wimbledon Tennis, and much more - take a look inside to see what annual treats lie in store....
London Restaurant update 2023
Look no further for a collection of the best guides to dining out in London in 2023, whatever your budget. See which are rated best, new ones coming soon, updated Michelin guide, and more...
BIg events in London coming up
Here we have looked at big events and festivals coming up in the first few months of 2023, and more will be added as we know about them - on now is the incredible immersive Dali Cybernetics experience for which we now have a residents 20% discount offer...!
Best London restaurant deals in January and beyond
There are some good deals out there at the moment, so we have been digging around to find some of the best in London. There are often good deals to be had in January and February so we cannot better them exclusively for residents right now, but we are reaching out and hope to have some more very soon...!
The 5 keys to wellbeing
Five ways to wellbeing - evidence suggests there are 5 key steps you can take to help improve your mental health and wellbeing - connect, be active, take notice, keep learning and give. Read more about how these really positive steps can kick start your New Year...!
Top tips for a better night's sleep
It seems a fairly common problem at the moment - trouble getting a good night's sleep - whether it's the cold winter, depressing news, or just generally not getting the required amount of good quality sleep.
How to keep warm without spending a fortune
Many of us are struggling to keep warm at the moment, and especially if working from home, the bills will be challenging. Here we have looked at some useful tricks to keep the body toasty warm without having to incur huge heating bills. Read on, but this also might also inspire you to find another way of keeping YOU warm without spending a fortune...
January detox and weight loss ideas
After the indulgences of the festive season, many of us will be eager to have a healthy start to the New Year which may well include trying to lose a few extra pounds... Here we have looked at a range of ideas from a quick fix juice detox with juices delivered, to slimming clubs, clinics, and other ideas to get you back in shape...!
Designer and party dress hire
Clothing rental sites let you hire designer garments – typically for one day to a week – for much less than the retail price. John Lewis, M&S and Selfridges have joined the list and renting out dresses from £22! Some also hire menswear, and clothing for kids...
Budget Ski Resorts
If you’re after a budget ski resort for a full week you’re going to have to turn your back on the classic French, Austrian, Italian and Swiss haunts and either hunt out less well known resorts or head for less fashionable countries. Here are some places to research. We've also thrown in a couple of single traveller ski holidays...
Winter Sun and City Breaks 2023
Given all the stresses and strains of 2022, we probably all deserve a bit f chill out time, so we have looked at some of the best deals and tours that you may not be aware of for winter 2022/3.
Autumn - a time to declutter and donate to a good cause...!
The WRAP and Recycle Now teams have announced the postponement of their annual Recycle Week scheduled which is now going to be 17th-23rd October. However, now that Autumn is on its way, this is a good time to declutter and checkout some links inside for free collections of unwanted items...
Introducing the Michelin Green Star award, and guide to some of London's most sustainable restaurants
Michelin Green Star: Here’s what you need to know about the sustainable restaurant award There's a new star on the block and it recognises some of the most progressive restaurants in the country.
Battersea Power Station opens on Friday 14th October
A building shrouded in mystery for so many years finally draws back the curtain to welcome all. The iconic Battersea Power Station finally opens its doors to the main building on Friday 14th October with a whole host of events and entertainment to celebrate!
Conde Nast Traveller - guide to best London restaurants Autumn 2022
From the classics to the latest game-changers, here are the 50 best restaurants in London as reviewed by the Condé Nast Traveller editors
Things to join in 2023
We thought we would look at a range of things to join in and enjoy in 2023 - things that aren't always very well known about that we have dug deep to make you aware of. From some upmarket supper clubs, to London's best private members clubs, membership only restaurants, bridge, golf, tennis clubs, and much more.
Guide to best solo traveller tour operators
Many of us are solo travellers either by choice or circumstance, and unlikely to choose to travel during the school holidays. So we decided to have a look at some of the best tour operators out there for those of us looking to holiday from September and beyond.
The Costa del Thames - guide to some of the best Spanish tapas
Flights to Spain are under pressure this summer, with many being cut back. But we reckon that from Tapas bars through the delights of ‘Jamon Iberico’, to flamenco guitar and dancing Sevillana, there plenty of Spanish delights right here on our doorstep. So we thought we’d take a look at just what the Costa del Thames has to offer.
River Thames - sightseeing cruises, boat hire, speedboat hire and more...
Why not do something different this summer and hire a boat for a few hours on the Thames - or take one of the many boat trips from central London, or further afield near Windsor, Kingston, Richmond, Hampton Court...
Best of British
Given this year of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, we thought we would do a round up of some of the best examples of British culture, food, wine, and more to pay tribute to our wonderful heritage!
Sunday Lunch at Gazette Chancery 13th March - photos
We thought we would share with you some photos taken from the recent residents Sunday Lunch at Gazette Chancery - it was a great event and many of us made some great new connections and friends!
Kids Eat Free!
There are some great London restaurants offering free meals for kids when dining with adults, who knew that the Gordon Ramsay Group offer this in most of their restaurants?
Enjoy up to 50% off at hot new restaurants
The best soft launches in London: enjoy up to 50% off at hot new restaurants with our round up of the best soft launches in London
London's 'secret' supper clubs
Organised Supper Clubs are a great way to meet new people, discover new trends in food and drink, and often with fine wines. There are some great communal wining and dining experiences in London that don't necessarily appear in many guides - so we have dug deep to find some that you may not know about!
Michelin starred restaurants on a budget
If you're willing to be flexible on the time of your table you can get seriously good deals at some of London's top restaurants.
Guide to London's best Tasting menus
ONE TASTEBUD DOESN’T MAKE A SUMMER – BE BRAVE AND STRETCH YOUR SENSES!
We're having a laugh...!
London’s comedy scene, how to get free tix for TV and Radio shows, where to find the best nationwide comedy listings – we have all the side-splitting, rib-tickling funny bone prodding ‘skinny’ you need to know.
London's quirkiest, best-kept-secret, music venues and performance spaces
London has always had a brilliant music scene – but it’s a big place and some of the best venues are hidden away almost out of sight. We sent our ninja gig elf out to tramp the alleyways and pavements to hunt down those out of the way places where the vibes are cool and the music’s hot!