things to do london
You don't even need a garden.
Living in the urban jungle often means the only green spaces around us are parks (you can forget having a garden in a London
It's Pride Week, and to celebrate we've rounded up eight amazing events that prove the parade is only the cherry on top of
Big Ben. Buckingham Palace. The London Eye: our iconic capital is one of the most recognisable cities in the world. But the city still has hidden corners and secrets stowed away, which an increasing number of tour guides want to show you.
The walls are clad in corrugated iron. There's rustic wooden panelling too. The staff wear checked shirts and have beards (which come to think of it is rather more Shoreditch than Northamptonshire). The food is also a kind of mythologised offering. I mean where else would you put 'lard on toast' on the menu?
Umu is one of the most magnificent restaurants in London. It is a Zen-like haven, a spa for the soul, a pleasuredome for the eyes and palate. The place is so good for you. But it's a bit pricey so I think it should be free. Unlike the idea of a free Palestine, a cause which doubtless its followers feel would benefit millions, my campaign is a selfish one. I only want free Umu for me.
It pains me to think about it. But London has so many beautiful rooms that serve amazing food so however good the food and service it will be hard to force myself to return. And the food and service is great. Staff are lovely. There's a table overflowing with tall grissini. You're not offered it, but I did steal a few giant sticks.
Last month I had the pleasure of visiting a restaurant I've wanted to try for quite a while - White Rabbit in London's Dalston. Situated off the high street down a quiet street with a plain grey front and small sign, you could easily miss White Rabbit.
So where to get Mauritian food in London? Despite the fact that there are around 50,000 people of Mauritian descent currently living in London, Mauritian cuisine hasn't made it onto the list of trending foods (yet).
Pop up restaurants have been an integral part of the London food scene for several years now and the trend sees no sign of abating. They haven't, however, been seen as much outside of the capital. Chateau Marmot, the brainchild of Theo Cooper and Danielle Treanor, has been taking the concept around the UK and beyond for the past two years.