Critics, unlike postmen, only ring the once. One visit per hospitable incarnation. If you get a new owner or a new chef, maybe you get a second go. Most places are happy with the one, like an inoculation. Either it was good and they get a pull quote for the website, or it was bad and they’d rather not repeat the experience. The week after my review of the Chiltern Firehouse, the owner saw me at a party, spread his arms, and said: “Is that it, then? Can we be friends now?” It is. We can. I’ll never have to tell you what I think about your food ever again.
Musical shows have been entertaining various types of people for ages now. It has been one of the staple acts of entertainment in some countries most especially in Europe and America. Living in a modernized civilization having with advanced technology in which things can be done instantly and easily, we probably can’t help but wonder if the existence of traditional forms of entertainment like theatrical shows may soon fade away. However, the industry still continues to thrive despite the rise of the heavily virtual world. The theatre business is still alive and has managed to satisfy their audiences all these years besides the effect of modernization. Continue reading
South London is no less cosmopolitan than North London. The area is vibrant and dynamic and the environment is fresh and green. It is the home of Wimbledon, where tennis stars and fans descend each year around July. As usual, there are a wide complement of pubs and restaurants, as well as malls and entertainment venues. Several museums such as Tate Modern and Victoria and Albert are located in South London. It has a plethora of fitness centres as well, offering different fitness classes for everyone, from the newbie to advanced athletes. Continue reading
When you flip through your calendar, few upcoming events are going to look as attractive as the time you’ve marked off for your summer holiday. It’s a chance to get away for a week or so to relax and enjoy yourself – what could be better? Of course, planning a summer holiday can be a touch stressful, and your trip away can be ruined by any bad choices. One of the most important decisions is where you’re going to be staying. Continue reading
Over the past few years, there has been a great deal of back and forth in London regarding the London cycle hire scheme, which was introduced in 2010 with sponsorship from Barclays Bank. Popularly known as ‘Boris Bikes’ (named after the London Mayor who introduced them), these bikes have given Londoners yet another to get about town. But there are still some questions regarding the real value of a system like this. Continue reading
With the rise of e-cigarettes, vaping is the next best thing. Cigarettes now becoming somewhat old-school with e-cigarettes taking the market, there are plenty of reasons why vape has gained popularity in the city. You can visit many a store and get information and product. Since both of them are supposed to provide somewhat of a relaxed feeling, the cigarette vs. vape debate in particular is a much discussed topic nowadays. Continue reading
London is certainly one of the most mesmerising city to visit in the world. There is no shortage of landmarks in London, and they are all worth visiting. However, there is a great deal of unusual places that are not quite known, and these are equally as thrilling to discover. If you want to visit London from another hidden angle, you will most probably love these lesser known places. Continue reading