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The 15 best restaurants in Vienna

The 15 best restaurants in Vienna

The ever-romantic city of Vienna is home to a whole array of fantastic cultural attractions, from beautiful cathedrals to fairytale palaces. You can head there with a strict itinerary or spend your days strolling through the city, admiring architecture and popping into local museums. But whatever your day-to-day plan is for the city, you’re going to need to load up on some snacks to fuel your days, right? Fear not, Vienna has great food, too, in buckets. So whether you’re looking to sip coffee in one of its cafés, get stuck into some authentic Austrian food, or have a go at some Michelin-star dining, let us help. Here’s the best places to eat in Vienna this year.  RECOMMENDED:📍 The best things to do in Vienna☕ The best cafés in Vienna🍷 The best bars in Vienna🏘️ The best Vienna Airbnbs🏨 The best hotels in Vienna Planning your next trip? Check out our latest travel guides, written by local experts.

The 10 best hotels in Vienna

The 10 best hotels in Vienna

It’s world-famous for grand hotels like the Sacher, but if you prefer to keep things a little more casual (or are travelling on a budget) Vienna has loads of fantastic options – and is particularly strong on design-led boutiques that won’t break the bank. Warm, personal hospitality is a big deal here in the Austrian capital, too, with lots of hotels offering complimentary teatime treats and a guests’ happy hour. The lodgings on this list are also near many of Vienna’s top attractions, things to do and restaurants, which makes getting around that little bit easier. Here’s our pick of the best, most interesting places to stay in the city. Recommended: The best Vienna AirbnbsRecommended: The best attractions in Vienna

The 15 very best things to do in Vienna

The 15 very best things to do in Vienna

As Billy Joel once said, Vienna has been waiting for you. And if you’ve decided to plunge into the Austrian capital for your next trip, you’ve made the right choice. Vienna is not just the subject of some seriously famous ballads, oh no - it has seemingly endless opportunities for exploring, eating, drinking, and indulging in its rich culture.  Perhaps you know it for its coffee culture (said to have the best cafés in Europe), or you’re there to sample fabulous Austrian food at one of its best restaurants. Or maybe you’re ready to spend the week sauntering around the many museums on offer. The city is fast establishing itself as one of the world’s best travel destinations, and was even crowned the most liveable city on earth in 2022. So if you’re headed to Vienna for a city break, do it right. From fine art to wine tours, here are the very best things to do in Vienna this year. RECOMMENDED: 💃🏻 Here to party? Check out the 11 best nightlife spots in Vienna🏛️ Don't skip these 14 unmissable attractions in Vienna🏠 Where to stay: Vienna's 11 best Airbnbs

The 14 best attractions in Vienna

The 14 best attractions in Vienna

What an incredible city this is. Once referred to as the Capital of the World, Vienna is a place that resonates with the soul long before you arrive here, such is the power of its reputation and aura. You might feel familiar with much of the Austrian capital already, be it the glittering State Opera, the engaging museums, unbeatable coffee houses, and all the rest. Vienna is a place that everyone must visit at least once in their lifetime. With a roster such as this, it can be difficult to identify exactly what the best attractions in Vienna are. Vibrant and cosmopolitan, there’s so much more to this charming capital than the picture-postcard sights and bucket-list things to do. The restaurant scene is as good as any other, for a start, and a night out in Vienna is a night you won’t forget in a hurry. It bears repeating; what an incredible city this is. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best things to do in Vienna This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, click here.

A perfect day in the New Forest

A perfect day in the New Forest

Fun fact: the New Forest is, well, not new at all. Created as William the Conqueror’s hunting ground, it’s now one of the UK’s biggest and best-loved national parks, encompassing parts of Hampshire, Wiltshire and Dorset. Covering some 300 square miles – it stretches from the Solent all the way up to Salisbury – it’s a beguilingly wild tapestry of woodland, heath and shoreline.  RECOMMENDED: The 10 best Airbnbs in the New Forest

14 totally brilliant things to do in Whitstable

14 totally brilliant things to do in Whitstable

Whether it's Margate, Deal or Ramsgate, the Kent coast is lucky to have some of England's coolest and finest seaside towns. And Whitstable, with its fresh seafood and annual oyster festival, ranks right alongside them. It's long attracted stressed-out city-dwellers in need of a little sea air and RnR. Whether it's wandering past its pastel-painted shopfronts or taking a dip off its sheltered beach, this is the ideal for day-trippers from the smoke. There’s a thriving arts scene and a genuine community spirit you’ll detect as soon as you arrive. These are the best things to do in Whitstable right now. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best places to visit in the UKRECOMMENDED: The best Airbnbs in Whitstable

The best weekend trips from London

The best weekend trips from London

In the heat of summer, sometimes you need a break from the urban jungle that's a little more substantial than a quick dip in the Hampstead ponds or lazing in one of our many parks. We don't know about you, but a relaxing trip with no cancelled flights or Brexit-related passport queue confusion sounds pretty tempting to us. And while the weather might be a bit hit and miss you can't beat the UK's restaurants, museums, shops, stunning scenery and hotels. When you want to get out of London without any faff, look no further than these gorgeous getaways – from cosy rural retreats to proper city breaks. This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, click here. RECOMMENDED: 17 dreamy day trips close to London. The best walks near London. 

The 9 best bars in Vienna

The 9 best bars in Vienna

The Austrian capital is a grandiose city in almost every way, and its determined commitment to a good night out is equally impressive. The best bars in Vienna cover plenty of ground, from dingy watering holes to innovative cocktail bars, not to mention glitzy rooftops and more. Vienna is all about a good drink, no matter the time of day. Whether you are worn out from the many attractions and elite museums here or have simply sampled enough coffee and cake to last a lifetime, the best bars in Vienna are waiting to help you relax. Get ready for a ‘Prost’ or three (or four, maybe five…)  

12 brilliant things to do in Deal

12 brilliant things to do in Deal

Deal remains Kent's overlooked gem, a happy accident for those in the know. Smaller than hugely popular Whitstable which sits just along the coast, and without the hip edge of Margate, it has a charming vibe all of its own. A thriving creative community has helped make it extra-special, with great galleries, a first-rate record shop and food to die for. Hop on the train and get there sharpish... before everyone else does. Ready? Here are the best things to do in Deal right now. RECOMMENDED: Check out nearby Sandwich, Ramsgate and Broadstairs

16 things to do in Ludlow

16 things to do in Ludlow

Nestled in the Shropshire Hills, the historic market town of Ludlow seems to have it all within its cosy reaches: a huge ruined castle, hundreds of listed buildings, cobbled streets and world-class restaurants. It's also the ideal base for country strolls that end in pints of ale in snug, old pubs or - alternately - newly established breweries. Switching off is guaranteed, as Ludlow’s streets are rarely crowded. That is, unless you visit (along with 20,000 others) for its annual food festival.  RECOMMENDED: Discover Cheltenham, Cardiff and Snowdonia. 

The best places to eat pasta in London

The best places to eat pasta in London

In 2016 London reached a junction in its relationship with pasta. Restaurant Padella opened in Borough Market and queues started to snake outside for its simple, affordable pasta small plates. Since then London's become a city of pasta-fiends, lusting after linguine and Instagramming anelli. More and more hip Italian restaurants have opened across the capital serving up stylish, saucy, cheesy and downright-delicious strands of dough. Meanwhile Londoners have started wising up on the more unusual pasta shapes. We're stocking up on perfect fresh pasta from delis like Lina Stores and are racing to pasta-making classes across the city. It was when Gloria – the most made-for-Instagram trattoria you'll ever see – opened in Shoreditch in 2019 that we knew we'd reached peak pasta. The spot serves up double-portion carbonara from a giant cheese wheel as well as oozing slabs of ten-layer lasagne. Now – after a year-and-a-bit break we can all return to our pasta addiction in force. Here are 12 London experiences that pasta-obsessives shouldn't miss. 

10 really great things to do in Dorking

10 really great things to do in Dorking

Easily overlooked in favour of the hugely hyped Cotswolds, the Surrey Hills offer the ideal break from London. It’s just a short train ride to Dorking, a Georgian market town with bags of independent spirit, which makes the perfect base for exploring nearby Box Hill and the myriad shops, cafés and pubs in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Its proximity to London also means it’s ideal for anyone looking for a spontaneous day out. Here are the best things to do in Dorking right now. RECOMMENDED: Explore more things to do nearby in Surrey, Kent and Hampshire      

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Sudu

Sudu

4 out of 5 stars

If you had your first taste of nasi lemak in London at any point between 1973 and, say, the late 1990s, chances are it was at Satay House. The much-loved Paddington restaurant – still going strong half a century after it was founded – put Malaysian food on the capital’s map. Now, it has a younger sibling, Sudu, helmed by brother-and-sister duo Fatizah and Irqam Shawal, children of Satay House’s owners. To get there, come out of Queens Park station and turn left onto Salusbury Road, fast becoming north-west London’s foodiest street (Milk Beach, The Salusbury Wine Store, Michiko Sushino, I’m looking at you). Where Satay House is a riot of glossy reds, Sudu keeps it more casual with exposed brick walls and bistro-style wooden chairs. This laid-back approach is mirrored by the menu, which takes its cues from Malaysian kopitiam (traditional coffee shops) and hawker stalls.  Meat falls apart under the fork in the richest, most aromatic sauce, which sings with lemongrass, galangal and chilli I’m a card-carrying member of the Sambal Shiok fan club but I’ve only been to Malaysia once, so I head to Sudu with a Malaysian-New Zealander friend who’s spent part of her life in Sarawak, Borneo. She gives a thumbs up to the ikan bilis kacang – crispy anchovies and peanuts – that we order while we strategise. The beef rendang, the stuff of legend at Satay House and cooked here to the original family recipe, is an absolute triumph; meat falls apart under the fork in the richest, most aromatic

Juliet’s Café and Bar

Juliet’s Café and Bar

5 out of 5 stars

As invitations go, ‘brunch in Clapham’ is generally about as appealing a prospect as ‘sexual health check’. (I live there, so I’m allowed to say that.) The words conjure visions of men in pink shorts howling maaaaaaate! at each other and the inexplicable hundred-metre queue for #nomnomnom waffles at The Breakfast Club. There is, however, an exception to every rule. And that exception is Juliet’s Cafe and Bar. You might recognise the name: the original Juliet’s Quality Foods in Tooting is one of south-west London’s best-loved (and best-looking) brunch spots. It’s run by the founders of Milk in Balham, that very cool purveyor of dishes like buckwheat pancakes with Amarillo peaches and matcha craquelin choux. It would sound a bit contrived if it wasn’t faultlessly executed – but it is, all of it, and all the time. So Juliet’s 2.0 has an impressive pedigree. It’s also got by far the nicest site of the trio, occupying the café space at gallery-slash-shop Studio Voltaire. On a sunny Saturday morning the courtyard was shady and deliciously cool; a fountain splashed, plants drifted in the warm breeze and Clapham High Street felt a world away. Inside were long canteen-style tables, a blackboard menu and the nicest team, who made me a flat white so velvety that I forgot to be annoyed by the lack of a handle on the cup. At the weekends, both the breakfast and lunch sections of Juliet’s menu are available all day – the former expands on the OG Juliet’s fancy-crispy-things-and-eggs-on-toa

Luminary Bakery

Luminary Bakery

Women’s charities and refuges are struggling to meet demand in the wake of government cuts. So thank goodness for Luminary Bakery, which has set up shop to work with women who have experienced domestic violence, homelessness, sexual exploitation and crime, training them to become professional bakers. As well as getting to grips with sourdough starters, trainees at the Scandi-style bakehouse learn about marketing and budgets and get one-to-one support to help them back on their feet. How can you help? Easy: drop by the Stoke Newington café to stuff your face with cake (it’s open seven days a week). Or you could make the trip for a baking class, order a birthday cake or splash out on afternoon tea and eat your own weight in fresh mini sandwiches and sweet treats. There’s also a brand new branch at 47 Chalk Farm Road, Camden Town.

Mother

Mother

2 out of 5 stars

First up: Mother isn’t easy to find. It’s a candlelit cavern under an arch near Battersea Power Station, which throws Google Maps into a bit of a panic. When you get there, you learn that its schtick is seawater-sourdough bases that have, apparently, blown Copenhagen’s mind. This reflects not especially well on Danish pizza, because the menu reads much better than it tastes. Scorched without and chewy within, they look the business, though seasoning is an issue. An oozy buffalo mozzarella-topped one ticked all the boxes, but the ‘Nick Says It’s Good’ (mozzarella, cauliflower, green olives, anchovies, capers, chilli, pecorino) was oddly underpowered. From the starter section, bruschetta with porcini, ricotta and rocket was four gritty mushrooms and some bag-end leaves atop what tasted like fridge-cold Philly. The chickpea version, a smear of hummus on woolly bread, was another heart-sinker. Even the burrata was weirdly tasteless. The best bits were the tiramisu, which came in a 1980s-style coupe glass, and the staff, who couldn’t have been lovelier. On a Friday evening Mother’s long tables were crowded with Nappy Valley families, headed up by parents who were too busy trying to stop little Fergus and Minty dousing themselves in chilli oil to pay much attention to the food. Maybe that’s for the best.

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These restaurants and cafés are feeding NHS workers and vulnerable Londoners for free

These restaurants and cafés are feeding NHS workers and vulnerable Londoners for free

There hasn’t been a time in living memory when NHS staff have been under such critical pressure, or working in such potentially hazardous conditions. As a city we’re overwhelmingly grateful to everyone who makes up our health service – and more and more London cafés and restaurants are finding ways to thank them.  At Pret all hot drinks are on the house for NHS workers, who’ll also get everything else half price. Paul Bakery is also offering free takeaway tea and coffee for NHS workers at all its branches. Clapton Thai street food pop-up Krapow is running a similar brilliant initiative – show staff your NHS badge and they’ll take 50 percent off your bill, including booze. Shoreditch Grind, Exmouth Market Grind and Greenwich Grind are also serving free takeaway coffee to all NHS workers, and Quartieri in Kilburn will make your pizza half-price if you’re employed by the health service.  In Tottenham, famous Ghanaian bakery Uncle John’s is offering NHS staff a free loaf from any of its ranges (the sweet bread stays fresh for 14 days) from today onwards in its store on West Green Road. It’s also planning to supply food boxes to local councils to give to care homes – get in touch if you’d like to arrange a drop-off. And in Fulham, The Prince on Lillie Road is keeping its five food traders, which include Patty & Bun and Nonna Tonda, open for delivery and collection – and if you work for the emergency services, the latter will give you a slice of pizza on the house. Another of The P

Lina Stores has raised more than £11,000 to feed Londoners in need

Lina Stores has raised more than £11,000 to feed Londoners in need

In times of sadness and uncertainty, we like to bring you good news when we can – and right now there’s no shortage of Londoners doing exceptional things to look after each other. Top of our list is Lina Stores, which announced yesterday that, although its restaurants are now closed to diners (its two delis are still open for now), it has created a donation page to provide free food for Londoners hardest hit by the current crisis. And incredibly, it’s already raised more than £11,000.  The fund, which has been set up to support hospitality workers who have lost their jobs and those in at-risk groups, will be spent in its entirety on supplies and staff to produce fresh handmade pasta and sauces. Anyone who donates more than £20 will get 20 percent off in Lina Stores’ restaurants throughout the reopening period, whenever that may be. ‘We want to look after London – the community that has supported us for over 75 years. Please donate what you can, there are many people who are without jobs and at risk as a result of this global crisis,’ the restaurant has said. We couldn’t agree more. For details and to donate, click here. Find out how to support your favourite restaurants. This Hackney kitchen is crowdfunding to cook meals for vulnerable Londoners.

Here’s everything you need to know about the London tube closures

Here’s everything you need to know about the London tube closures

Last night the news that up to 40 London Underground stations could soon be closed until further notice to help manage the spread of Covid-19 started circulating on Twitter. This morning it became official, with TfL posting a press release stating that from today (Thursday March 19) it will be running a reduced service that will ensure London’s key workers – we’re waiting for confirmation of who that includes and will update you as soon as we know more – are able to make essential journeys.  From Friday morning (March 20) the Waterloo & City line will shut down, and on Friday and Saturday nights there will be no Night Tube or Night Overground. London Underground staff are being redeployed to support the remaining services elsewhere on the network. Meanwhile, the stations that could be closing from today are:  Bakerloo Kilburn Park Warwick Avenue Regent’s Park Charing Cross Lambeth North   Central Holland ParkQueenswayLancaster GateChancery LaneRedbridge Circle  BayswaterGreat Portland StreetBarbican District  Gloucester Road St James’s Park Temple Mansion HouseStepney Green Bow Road  Jubilee  Swiss CottageSt John’s Wood Southwark Bermondsey  Northern HampsteadTufnell ParkChalk FarmMornington CrescentGoodge StreetBoroughClapham SouthTooting BecSouth Wimbledon   Piccadilly  Bounds Green Manor House Arsenal Caledonian RoadCovent GardenHyde Park Corner  Victoria  Blackhorse Road Pimlico  ‘People should not be travelling, by any means, unless they really, really have to,’ says May

Kerb King’s Cross is giving away free lunches today and tomorrow

Kerb King’s Cross is giving away free lunches today and tomorrow

Its markets have been keeping Londoners well-fed for years, and to mark the opening of a new permanent home in King’s Cross, street-food supremo Kerb is giving away 200 free lunches today, Monday March 2, and the same number again tomorrow. That’s right: two. Hundred. Free. Lunches. Today, and tomorrow. Good eh?  Just 150m away from its old home in Granary Square, the new Kerb will run from Monday to Friday, from noon until 2pm, in Lewis Cubitt Square. It will host build-your-own Hawaiian bowl merchant Lords of Poke and burrito truck Luardos. The rest of the spots will be allocated on rotation to Kerb traders and inKERBators, up-and-coming street-food stars from Kerb’s acceleration scheme.  What are you waiting for? Get down to King’s Cross and get in the queue. We’ll see you there... You can now find Kerb King’s Cross at Lewis Cubitt Square.  Here it is: our guide to London’s most delicious street food. King’s Cross is changing – here’s everything you need to know.

An adorable family of red river hogs has arrived at London Zoo

An adorable family of red river hogs has arrived at London Zoo

Rain or no rain, spring is always a magical time at ZSL London Zoo. But this year it’s looking extra special, thanks to some brand new residents – a family of seven super-cute red river hogs. Ava, Cameron, Pedro, Penny, Phoebe, Shane and Tommy arrived last week from ZSL Whipsnade, London Zoo’s sister property near Luton.  Red river hogs, also known as bush pigs, are native to Africa and most commonly found in Guinean and Congolian forests near rivers and swamps. They look a bit like wild boar, but with distinctive tufty ears and striped faces. Their favourite things to snack on are monkey nuts – they’re keen on crunching through the shells.  The ZSL hogs have very different personalities, but they’re all big eaters and love afternoon naps (same, tbh). They’ve been keeping busy ripping apart straw bales and blowing bubbles in their water trough. And as a heartwarming video posted on the zoo’s official Instagram account shows, right now they’re rootling around in piles of woodchips made from old Christmas trees.  Find more perfect London days out for animal lovers. Go for a frolic at one of London’s city farms.

London will plunge into darkness to mark Earth Hour

London will plunge into darkness to mark Earth Hour

Earth Hour is an annual event organised by the WWF that sees millions of people all around the world switching their lights off in recognition of the issues facing the planet. This year, Earth Hour will be taking place on March 28 between 8.30pm and 9.30pm, and there’s a host of events planned in London to mark it.  As well as a live countdown from the huge screens in Piccadilly Circus, there’s going to be a conceptual pop-up shop opening its doors on Carnaby Street, a silent disco in Covent Garden and, most excitingly of all, we reckon, a bike ride through the darkened city in association with safe-parking provider Cyclehoop. The details are still being finalised, and we’ll update you as soon as we hear more – but in the meantime, you can read all about the event here.  Earth Hour started 13 years ago in Australia, and now sees landmarks including the Sydney Opera House, the Great Pyramids, the Eiffel Tower and the Empire State Building switching off their lights to raise awareness. ‘We’re sending a powerful message to our local and global leaders that saving our home should be at the top of their agendas,’ the WWF has said. Here’s how to make the most of London after dark. Get back to nature in these secret London green spaces.

All Points East: Bombay Bicycle Club, Loyle Carner and Nadine Shah added to 2020 line-up

All Points East: Bombay Bicycle Club, Loyle Carner and Nadine Shah added to 2020 line-up

It’s only been going since 2018, but All Points East has well and truly established itself as one of London’s best festivals. The ten-day extravaganza is returning to Victoria Park this year from May 22 to May 31, and the likes of Tame Impala (May 23), Massive Attack (May 24), Kraftwerk (in 3D!) (May 29) and The Kooks and The Wombats (May 30) have already been announced. Now, the acts for the Friday (May 22) opener have been announced – and we’re pretty excited.  Topping the bill are indie stars Bombay Bicycle Club, whose 2019 tour sold out within minutes of the tickets going live. They’ll be sharing the stage with south London legend Loyle Carner, plus Nadine Shah and Lianne La Havas and lots of others.  We’ll update you with all the news as we have it – but in the meantime, you can buy tickets here and visit the website for all the info.  All Points East takes place in Victoria Park between May 22 and 31. Read all about it here.  Check out the best London festivals. Find the party further afield in our 2020 festival guide.

Thorpe Park is getting a trippy ‘Black Mirror’ experience

Thorpe Park is getting a trippy ‘Black Mirror’ experience

With 30 adrenaline-fuelled rides and a practically London location, Thorpe Park is a forever favourite. But when it reopens for the season in a month’s time it’s going to be unveiling a next-level attraction: the world’s first live ‘Black Mirror’ experience, inspired by the groundbreaking TV series. Details of the Black Mirror Labyrinth are being kept tightly under wraps, but we’ve been told that the maze is set to feature ‘cutting-edge visual technology’ and ‘sensory-defying environments’. The aim is to keep your grip on reality as an ‘unpredictable digitised dimension’ tries to suck you in – how well do you really know yourself? (Ooh.) Thorpe Park is set to reopen on March 27, and it’s expected that the Black Mirror Labyrinth will be up and running from then onwards. We’ll keep you posted...  How about trying an extreme London fitness class? These are the best theme parks in and around London.

This millennial pink Nigerian restaurant just opened up in Tottenham

This millennial pink Nigerian restaurant just opened up in Tottenham

In a city that’s not short on eye-catching openings, it takes a lot to turn heads. But that’s exactly what Chuku’s – Tottenham’s new Nigerian tapas restaurant – has done, with its pastel pink look. The first bricks-and-mortar venture from siblings Emeka and Ifeyinwa Frederick, who ran a massively popular Hackney pop-up offering ‘a taste of Lagos in the heart of London’, Chuku’s serves up what the pair are calling ‘chop, chat, chill’: authentic small plates served against a backdrop of Nigerian chillout beats and Nigerian-inspired art. Emeka spent some time living in Spain, where, as Chuku’s website puts it, he ‘fell in love with the relaxed, social tapas dining culture’ – so everything’s designed to be shared.  Photograph: Chuku's Signature dishes include beef meatballs peppered with suya spice blend and sticky caramel chicken wings infused with northern Nigerian peanut spice mix. Half of the menu is plant-based, with vegan options ranging from sweet okra and fried plantain to fluffy yam dumplings with egusi (melon seed) and spinach stew, and slow-cooked honey beans and corn. For dessert, how about plantain waffles or gluten-free yam brownies? And then just sit back and take in the dreamy, pink interior while you digest. Photograph: Adam Scott Over the past few years, N15 has well and truly established itself as one of London’s best food postcodes, and Chuku’s looks like it’s going to fit right in.    Check out our insider’s guide to Tottenham How many of London’s 100 b

Soho’s Coach & Horses is calling time on its Wednesday singalongs

Soho’s Coach & Horses is calling time on its Wednesday singalongs

The Coach & Horses, the storied Soho boozer that’s regularly named as one of London’s best pubs, has shocked its many fans by announcing that it’s bringing an end to its Wednesday round-the-piano singalongs.  The musical knees-ups, which are open to ‘people from all walks of life and of all singing abilities’, have been cherished as one of the last remaining fragments of ‘old’ Soho. But singer John Orchard, who performs at the pub, announced on Instagram that tonight’s will be the final one. ‘The last Wednesday sing-along, for the foreseeable future, is this week on February 26 from 9pm until 11pm,’ he wrote.  View this post on Instagram The LAST Wednesday SING-ALONG, for the foreseeable future, is THIS WEEK on 26 February from 9.00pm until 11.00pm. Come down to the @thecoachandhorsessoho - the pub, that's just made it into the @evening.standard TOP THREE PUBS IN LONDON (thank you @dvh_ellis) for the second year running - to be a part of #London #SingAlong history! The #CoachAndHorses legendary #SingAlong will continue EVERY Saturday from 7:30pm until 11.00pm. Photo: @andyhollingworth1 A post shared by John Orchard (@sing_along_a_john) on Feb 24, 2020 at 11:56am PST The blow follows news last year of the end of the tenancy of the Coach’s landlord of over ten years, with the place becoming a managed pub within the Fuller’s group.  So get down there if you can tonight and show some support to a true London institution. But if you can’t make it, don’t be too dow

The London Underground is officially the world’s most dog-friendly subway

The London Underground is officially the world’s most dog-friendly subway

If you’re a dog person, nothing’s guaranteed to make your morning like getting a lick from a canine commuter on your way to work. And while the rest of us love to moan about the tube’s patchy air conditioning and the baffling dearth of Northern line trains at rush hour, it seems that four-legged passengers might have an altogether rosier experience: a study has just named the London Underground the world’s best subway for dogs. Woof! View this post on Instagram Excuse me 👀 this isn't the way to the park... A post shared by Winston (@winnythecorgi) on Oct 16, 2017 at 7:06am PDT The im-paw-tant announcement was made by London rental company Essential Living, which scored ten different underground networks on a range of criteria, including the areas that pets are allowed in and whether muzzles are mandatory. London was the only city to score ticks across the board. The least dog-friendly systems are Shanghai, Beijing and Mexico City’s underground networks, which don’t permit pets anywhere.  View this post on Instagram Just met this absolute sweetheart on the tube. Look at that face! 💖🐶💖🐶 #dogs #dogsofinstgram #dogsonthetube #dogsontheunderground A post shared by Emily Dukes (@emilydukes91) on May 16, 2017 at 12:06pm PDT Getting around the city with your pooch can still be fraught with logistical difficulties, though: dogs, other than trained assistance animals, should never stand on escalators because of the risk of their claws getting caug

This London brewery is making beer from wonky crumpets

This London brewery is making beer from wonky crumpets

Love beer? Love breakfast? Love doing your bit to beat food waste? Well, it’s your lucky day – beloved crumpet-slingers Warburtons have teamed up with Toast Ale to create the UK’s first-ever beer brewed with bakery leftovers.  The limited-edition Session IPA, which comes in at 4.2%, has been brewed with crumpets that didn’t quite make the cut looks-wise but still taste delicious, and might otherwise have been scrapped. The science part: Toast uses them as a substitute for some of the malted barley you’d ordinarily find in the beer, extracting starches and sugars and breaking them down into fermentable ones.  ‘Our mission remains to brew beer that is planet-saving and palate-pleasing, and we couldn’t be more excited to venture into the world of crumpets,’ says Toast’s James King. And yes, it goes perfectly with a plate of everyone’s favourite buttery roundels.  The Toasted Crumpet Session IPA retails at £28 for 12 330ml bottles – to find out more and stock up, click here.  Drink straight from the keg at London’s top taprooms It’s official: these are London’s best breakfasts

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