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Chinese Hotpot at Shuang Shuang, London

The word ‘hotpot’ for me has connotations of a thick meat stew topped with potatoes, served by Betty in Coronation Street. It wasn’t until I went to Beijing in 2014 that I first heard of, and tried, the Chinese version:…

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Pancake Day at My Old Dutch

My hunt for pancakes on Shrove Tuesday went as follows: Next level disappointment when my work canteen weren’t serving them at lunchtime Walking past two places in Soho that were selling them but I was already on my way to…

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Whisky Tasting with Geronimo Inns

I’m a relatively new fan of whisky. Along with red wine, I could never quite understand how people would enjoy supping on a glass, but over the last two years my tastes seemed to have changed and I’ve ditched Sauvignon…

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The Ceremony of the Keys at the Tower of London

For 18 months I lived close to the Tower of London, being lucky enough to have to walk past it every day to and from work. It is a beautiful building and one of the few major tourist attractions that…

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Breakfast at Granger & Co

Going out for breakfast still feels like such a luxury. I like my lie-ins on a weekend and so I often can’t be bothered with getting dressed to go out in time for the breakfast service cut-off, but when I…

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Dinner and Drag Queens at The Glam Clam Cabaret

You know sometimes when you and your mates look back on a night out that you always have an anecdote from? One of those evenings where you have hundreds of photos, a sore throat the next morning and something weird…

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The Novelty Christmas Outfit

I’m wearing: Jumper – Missguided Skirt – Forever 21 Tights – Pretty Polly at ASOS Shoes – Topshop   I’m no stranger to novelty clothing. I can regularly be seen wearing a giant T-Rex necklace (his name is Bolan), I…

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Hawaiian Burgers at Kua’Aina, Goodge Street

When Kua’Aina opened, a mere stones throw from my old office, I wasn’t interested at all. Hawaiian burger joint? Sounded like a gimmick to me, and I’m precious about my burgers. It turns out that I’d made a bit of…

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Alcoholic Architecture

London is stupid. I live in a city where the simple act of going for a drink just doesn’t cut it for most of us. We’re presented with ‘immersive’ experiences, pop-ups and quirky concepts. I’ve drunk cocktails from vintage jelly…