Highlights June 2018

June was a thrilling month bringing heatwaves, cool cocktails and exciting events, including the World Cup kick-off. Here were some of our hottest highlights...

What more could you want in summer than afternoon tea with quirky cocktails and live music? Evening Standard seemed to agree when they featured Afternoon Par-Tea at The Cocktail Trading Company in their Go Guide…

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Head over to Vijay's Bar & Lounge for an experience that 'ticks all the boxes' according to Imbibe...

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Skylight Rooftop at Tobacco Dock was packed with footie fans cheering on their favourite teams for the World Cup, providing the perfect place to unwind. Financial Times Magazine noted this when they selected Skylight as one of this summer's hottest rooftop venues...

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Where can you get the perfect combination of opera, music and theatre, alongside Italy’s most delicious foods and wines? Check out The Sunday Times Travel Hotlist for their feature on The New Generation Festival, which will be taking place in the beautiful Gardens of the Palazzo Corsini in Florence this August…

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The Observer Magazine reviewed Raasay Distillery, the only distillery in Scotland to provide luxury accommodation within the same building, calling it ‘surpassingly comfortable.’

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Shortlist featured Colonsay Gin as a chosen craft spirit…

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Global gin lovers were offered a paradise when World Gin Day kicked off on the 9th June. Evening Standard featured Knight’s Bar at Simpson’s in the Strand as one of their top places to celebrate the day in London...

Where to celebrate World Gin Day

Get the tonic water on the chill and garnishes at the ready as World Gin Day returns for its 10th year. What better way to celebrate the nation's favourite spirit than to indulge in the drink itself? From cocktails to gin tours, here are the best ways to celebrate World Gin Day (June 9) in London.

Esquire enjoyed Coin Laundry’s delicious flavours, listing their cheeseburger as London’s best burger...

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The Telegraph Magazine reviewed Burmese restaurant Lahpet, and were particularly taken by their signature dish the Lahpet tea-leaf salad, calling it ‘the most interesting dish you can go for.’

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Who doesn’t love a traditional martini, making National Martini day on the 19th June a popular calendar event. GQ listed American Bar at The Savoy as one of their top bars for the best martinis, calling their Savoy Martini ‘the true classic.’

National Martini Day: where to find London's best

The most simple and stylish of cocktails, the Martini celebrates its very own day on 19 June. But as this stone-cold classic usually contains only two major ingredients (plus bitters and garnish), how hard can it be to get it right? Very, it turns out.