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Camden Food Awards 2017

My pick of Camden’s best restaurants and bars for 2017.

One of my favourite things about Camden is its food scene. It’s certainly never dull! From egg porn brunches to exotic cocktails, street food and mesmerising ice cream, I’ve eaten my way around Camden all in the name of research. So whether you’re looking for an awesome Sunday roast, Camden’s best curry house or just need to grab a quick coffee to start your day, enjoy my guide to Camden’s hottest food and drink spots.

Camden’s Best Brunch: Leyas, Camden High Street 

I’ll admit this was a tough category to judge! Camden has some great brunch spots, with special mentions going to The Blues Kitchen (for when you need a big feed) and Made Bar and Kitchen at the Roundhouse. But for the best coffee in Camden, Instagram-worthy egg porn and delicious smashed avo on toast, head to Leyas.

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Top 10 Things To Do In London In January 2017

The best events, food and music and things to do in London in January 2017.

After several weeks of overindulgence it’s time to kick off 2017 in London with a BIG bang! While traditionally you might have wanted to a) hibernate or b) save money… you might be convinced otherwise with this merry little list of events!

London’s New Year’s Day Parade 2017

London will be seeing in the New Year in an all-singing, all-dancing fashion with dancers, acrobats, cheerleaders, marching bands and more as the New Year’s Day Parade winds its way through the streets of London. Over 10,000 performers will be bringing this year’s theme of ‘Lights, Camera, Action’ to life.

When: 1st January
Where: Starts on Piccadilly at 12. Find out more about the route here.

Winter Events 

Christmas may have been and gone but there are still some great wintry events in the capital. The Winter Festival continues at the Southbank Centre, with one of the highlights being Adventures in Moominland. The fun exhibition invites people to get lost inside the eccentric world of Moominland with a chance to clamber through forests, huddle in caves and set sail on the high seas! If you’ve not squeezed in a spot of ice skating over Christmas, many of London’s best ice rinks are still open for a little while longer. Continue reading Top 10 Things To Do In London In January 2017

REVIEW: The Artichoke Restaurant, Amersham

The Artichoke has consistently been rated as the best restaurant in the Amersham area. After an impressive experience in January, I couldn’t wait to sample their autumn menu.

Amersham’s old town offers a range of dining options. Along with upmarket coffee house The Grocer, chain restaurants Cote, Prezzo and Ask, and several historic pubs, there’s a gourmet neighbourhood offering – The Artichoke.

The Artichoke, Amersham
The Artichoke, Amersham

Chef Patron Laurie Gear and his wife Jacqueline opened the Artichoke in 2002. The restaurant focuses on high quality, beautifully presented seasonal dishes, served with a dash of magic. I visited on a weekday evening to sample the seven-course autumnal tasting menu (with wine pairings). But first… a glass of rosé champagne to kick off a very special dining experience.

The menu at The Artichoke, Amersham
The menu at The Artichoke, Amersham

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Top 10 Things To Do In London In December 2016

The best events, food, music and festive cheer in London in December 2016.

London’s ice rinks have reappeared, the lights are on, shoppers are maniacally doing Santa’s work for him and everyone’s knocking back mulled wine like it’s water. It might feel like all eyes are on the 25th now, but in the run up, there are still plenty of things to do in London this December.

Go Ice Skating

From the historic settings of the Tower of London, Hampton Court and the Natural History Museum to the magical illuminated rink at Canary Wharf, there are plenty of opportunities to get your skates on this month. For a really glam experience head to Somerset House and enjoy a Fortnum and Mason’s afternoon tea after skating on the rink in the courtyard.

**Check out my guide to London’s best ice rinks and win tickets here**

Winter Wonderland Ice Rink
Winter Wonderland Ice Rink

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