Highlights July 2017

As the height of summer approaches, July has witnessed an array of exciting events and spectacular new launches, and whilst the weather over the past couple of weeks may of been typically British, this hasn’t stopped us from exploring the best that the capital has to offer. From glitter-filled, early morning raves and risqué burlesque shows, to delicious seasonal cocktails and the announcement of unique new dining concepts, Londoners definitely have not been short of new experiences this month. Here are some of our best July bits.

1. Food and Travel Magazine featured OSLO's perfect summery serve, the ‘Oslo Spritz’, as its Cocktail Of The Month.

2. The Beaufort Bar and its ‘spectacular, show-stopping cocktails’ were included in Condé Nast Traveller's roundup of ‘The Best Bars in London Right Now’.

The best bars in London right now

The Savoy's vintage American Bar is the one you draw up a stool at, order a classic Martini and try to out-do the white-jacketed bartender with cocktail anecdotes (he'll win). It's also the one that gets the queues.

3. The Handbook included the hotly anticipated arrival of the ‘new and innovative’ 3D animation dining concept from the hugely successful Le Petit Chef, which is coming to London this October.

Le Petit Chef: London's Latest Immersive Dining Pop-Up

Like immersive dining? Then let us introduce you to Dinner Time Story, a new, innovative dining concept which uses cutting edge 3D animations to bring your table to life, telling the story of Le Petit Chef. It's had a hugely successful launch in Dubai and the United Arab Emirates and this autumn it'll be coming to London.

4. FT Weekend interviewed classical violinist, Charlie Siem about his exciting upcoming performance at the New Generation Festival in Florence.

5. The Underbelly Festival’s ‘late-night, risqué burlesque’ show, Between The Sheets, was included in Scottish Woman Magazine’s July ‘Hit–List’.

6. As the wellness trend continues to sweep London, the major success of ‘non-alcoholic rave’ Morning Gloryville was featured by The Guardian.

7. Graffiti Spirits Group's brand new food and drink market, specializing in the finest artisanal street food and drink in Liverpool, was featured by the Liverpool Echo. 

Team behind Santa Chupitos to open new food and drink market

The team behind some of Liverpool's most popular bars and restaurants are opening a brand new food and drink market on Duke Street. Graffiti Spirits Group will be launching the new venture, building on the success of some of the city's best loved independent bars and restaurants, like Santa Chupitos, Salt Dog Slims, Santa Maluco and Slim's Porkchop Express.

8. Founder of THATMuse, Daisy de Plume, set the sites of Paris and London against one another in a bid to decide the ‘perfect summer city’ for families to visit in The Telegraph.

Paris vs London: which is the perfect summer city for families?

Which European capital, Paris or London, is more kid-considerate when it comes to parks? In the Battle of Green Glory, it may take an American to decide. Sorry, London, there's no contest when Paris's oldest carousel was designed by Charles Garnier, who also happened to build the city's opera house.

9. As R&B Distillers prepare to launch their new operation on the Isle of Rasaay, The Scotsman reported the appointment of their operations chief and the islands first legal whisky distiller, Iain Roberston.

10. London Evening Standard included the launch of new bar and deli The Mint Gun Club in its roundup on the 'Ten Hottest Tickets In Town', with a special mention for its ‘experimental cocktails and heady nightcaps’.