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Fact: there’s no better reward after a busy week than catching up with friends while you sip a cocktail or two. Whether you love an old-school classic or are intrigued by molecular mixology – you really are spoilt for choice when it comes to cocktail bars around London. With ambience, an affordable price tag and mixologists determined to please, you’d be just silly not to visit one these beauties!

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Zetter Townhouse
49-50 St John’s Square, London, EC1V 4JJ

Zetter Townhouse is a Victorian-inspired venue located right …

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With the Great British Bake Off now in full swing, our cake cravings are officially at an all-time high. So, this month we decided to grill one of the best independent bakeries this side of London, and with more than 100 years in the industry they certainly know what they’re talking about! We caught up with the lovely Jen from east London’s much loved Rinkoff Bakery, who tells us all about her long-running family business, what she would bake to impress Mary and Paul, and what exactly a Crodough is.

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Fancy having a meal cooked for you by the incredibly talented 2013 MasterChef winner, Natalie Coleman?

The Hackney born chef has teamed up with East Village to celebrate her roots with an east London inspired menu, and guess what? She’s invited you to come and try it.

We’re offering one lucky reader (and a friend) the chance to join us in an East Village apartment this Thursday evening (28th) to enjoy a meal prepared and cooked by Natalie herself. All the ingredients will be sourced from east …

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Always dreamt of being fluent in another language? Or has your nine to five prevented you from keeping up with that childhood hobby? Evening classes are a growing breed in London, with everything from pottery making to magic classes taking place outside of office hours, meaning you can stick to your job by day and fulfil your creative desires by night. Read on to learn about some fantastic ways to spend your weeknights and how you can get involved.

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London Jewellery School
Unit B7, Hatton Square …

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They’re already celebrities in the hair scene, but now the founders of uber trendy Dalston salon Bleach are set to take the world of pop-up bars by storm. Alex Brownsell and Sam Teasdale, who run the salon famed for instigating the dip-dye trend, will launch their Bleach Bar tonight – and we’re rather excited. Talk about taking the phrase ‘hair of the dog’ literally…   

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This new bar, which will only be open for ten weeks, is promising amazing cocktails plus fantastically moreish bar food …

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