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Taste of London returning this summer
Taste of London returning this summer

Taste of London, a festival of food held in Regent’s Park has confirmed that it will be returning this summer after being cancelled, twice, last year.

Covent Garden unveils outdoor dining plans
Covent Garden unveils outdoor dining plans

An estimated 500 extra table seats will be created around Covent Garden next week as restaurants as over 25 restaurants across the Covent Garden estate open with alfresco seating from 12th April.

Brunel Museum opening a riverside cafe
Brunel Museum opening a riverside cafe

Rotherhithe’s Brunel Museum has announced that it’s turning a riverside terrace next to the museum into an outdoor cafe.

Roof top dining overlooking Hyde Park with the Dorchester
Roof top dining overlooking Hyde Park with the Dorchester

The Dorchester Hotel, a posh edifice next to Hyde Park is opening its rooftop terrace as a public restaurant for the first time this summer.

Time Out cancels Waterloo Station food hall plans
Time Out cancels Waterloo Station food hall plans

Time Out, which has been seemingly transforming from a listings magazine into an international food hall operator has cancelled plans for a huge site in Waterloo Station.

Tickets Alert: Lunches in London’s Livery Halls
Tickets Alert: Lunches in London’s Livery Halls

The City of London has a number of grand Livery Halls dotted around the Square Mile, and three of them are going to be open for lunches this summer.

Buy cakes and raise money for charity
Buy cakes and raise money for charity

In a couple of weeks time, a load of bakers across London will deliver huge quantities of cakes and pastries to four quarters of the city.

The campaign to save the India Club from eviction
The campaign to save the India Club from eviction

Saved from developers, the venerable India Club in central London is now facing eviction after the landlord has decided to hike the rent in order to get rid of the troublesome tenant.

London’s first Absinthe distillery
London’s first Absinthe distillery

London’s (probably) first absinthe distillery, Devil’s Botany has opened near Lea Bridge in East London.

South London pies being delivered to the home
South London pies being delivered to the home

The Wandsworth based pie makers, MyPie — officially London’s best pies — normally turn up at events in a van, but is now also delivering to the home.

There’s now a Captain Tom branded London Dry Gin
There’s now a Captain Tom branded London Dry Gin

A chance meeting between the fundraising champion and a former motorbike champion has resulted, possible improbably in a Captain Tom branded gin, being sold to raise funds for the Captain Tom Foundation.

Smithfield’s Christmas Eve auction – cancelled for 2020
Smithfield’s Christmas Eve auction – cancelled for 2020

Sadly, and not surprisingly, but the annual Christmas Eve auction at Smithfield meat market won’t be happening this year.

Eat Out to Help Out extended in central London
Eat Out to Help Out extended in central London

A number of restaurants in Mayfair & Belgravia are extending the Eat Out To Help Out scheme through September, following a deal with the area’s main landlord, Grosvenor.

Buckingham Palace starts selling its own gin
Buckingham Palace starts selling its own gin

Fancy a gin made from botanicals taken from Buckingham Palace’s own back garden?

A gin for a good cause
A gin for a good cause

The hospitality industry has been hit hard by the lockdown, and likely to struggle for months to come, so there’s a campaign raising money for people laid off by the industry.

Tickets Alert: Gin tasting at Dr Johnson’s House
Tickets Alert: Gin tasting at Dr Johnson’s House

Even more than us living through the second Elizabethan age, the Georgians were obsessed with Gin, so where better for a Gin tasting than a Georgian house?

See an original Gin Lane, while sipping a gin
See an original Gin Lane, while sipping a gin

Later this month, the eclectic Sir John Soane’s Museum will be putting an original engraving of Hogarth’s famous Gin Lane on display.

Ticket Alert: London Gin Festival
Ticket Alert: London Gin Festival

An annual gin festival returns to Tobacco Dock later this year, and early-bird tickets are now on sale.

Gin Tastings at the Transport Museum
Gin Tastings at the Transport Museum

The London Transport Museum has laid on a second Gin Tasting evening on 30 October.

Talisker Tasting and an early Burns Night

Last night, a small coterie of bloggers were invited to a London bar for an early informal Burns Night style event – organised by a PR agency for the Talisker Whisky brand. London bloggers were invited along thanks to the

Gin tasting event in a museum

An apt follow up to my recent tour of the Beefeater Distillery is this evening event at the Foundling Museum – a guided tasting of different gins being held on a Friday evening (7th Nov), so an ideal way to