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High-rise

  • sundownerbarFancy a drink with a view over Knightsbridge? The Jumeirah Carlton Tower has just opened a ninth floor bar

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  • sunrisetour

    If you've been wondering how to pep up your breakfast (and, frankly, who among us haven't?) we have a suggestion. How about brekkie 35 storeys high as the sun rises over London?

    That's the new offering at Sky Garden. Book a sunrise tour and you'll get a chance to roam around the indoor gardens with a guide and then finish up with breakfast as the sun comes up over the City.

    As for the actual breakfast, that'll be at Sky Pod Bar where you'll enjoy a

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  • gherkin

    The Gherkin's new pop-up for the summer will be Searcy’s Seaside in the Sky, who'll be serving upmarket versions of classic British food for six weeks.

    It'll all be themed around the Great British Seaside, and will come with the not inconsiderable bonus of epic views across London (plus zero chance of rogue bits of sand following you home in every pocket.) The pop-up will be split across two floors, with food being served at the Coastline on the 39th floor, while

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  • Mondrian’s The Rumpus Room to reopen with a new food and drinks menu

    It’s official - the Rumpus Room is reopening on the 31 March after a serious facelift.

    The Mondrian Hotel's restaurant, which overlooks the Thames from the comfort of the 12th floor, has been undergoing a period of lengthy refurbishment. Aside from a range of new playful touches to the interior - pink neon signs, ample indoor foliage, a hall of mirrors - the menu’s had a complete overhaul too.

    The new menu will be

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  • bokan ext

    Updated 19/2/17 with soft launch details. 

    When it comes to pairings, there’s little that can beat cocktails combined with a glam London skyline view. Now, those who’re after a spot of wining and dining with a slightly more luxurious edge will now be able to indulge from a whopping 39 stories up thanks to Bōkan.

    Bōkan, which is old Saxon for ‘lighthouse’, will be providing those after a taste of the high life with dinner, drinks and dancing

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  • aviary600We try new City rooftop spot Aviary for a stellar Sunday lunch

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  • dan barber

    So this is a BIG story - and a huge coup for Selfridges. Top American chef Dan Barber - he of Blue Hill at Stone Barns fame - is bringing his food waste pop-up, wastED, to London this Spring.

    [Read our full interview with Dan here]

    If you haven't heard of him, let us enlighten you. Barber has two restaurants. The original Blue Hill

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  • The Trellis skyscraper will have London's highest restaurant

    There's more high-rise dining on the way as permission has just been given for a new 73 storey building at 1 Undershaft (in The City) which has already been given the nickname of The Trellis (and as we've seen, these names tend to stick). That will make the building the second highest in western

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  • galvinnuit

    The bar at Galvin at Windows right at the top of the Hilton Park Lane was always a pretty sweet spot to drink, but the addition of a new gourmet fast food menu has it back at the top of our must-visit list.

    Head Chef Joo Won has come up with all manner of enticing bar food for his La Nuit menu. So there's a Dirty Smoked Bacon Burger (£14), the Galvin's Dog Deluxe - both £14, there's a Dirty Portobello Mushroom Cheese Burger (£12) and Joo's also putting on his

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  • kojawan promo

    It's fair to say that the Edgware Road probably isn't the first place you'd think of dining in some sort of modernist Japanese sky high pub. But that's exactly what's opening there this Spring. KOJAWAN - the name is an amalgam of Korea, Japan and Taiwan - is the brainchild of Bjorn Van Der Horst (Greenhouse, La Noisette, Eastside Inn) and Omar Romero (Rhodes Twenty Four, Rosewood).

    They're taking over the dining room on the 23rd floor of the Hilton

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  • Oblix at The Shard launches new American history bar menu

    “Woah, awesome corridor,” exclaimed a visiting Yank, perfectly on cue, as we walked down the shadowy passage and into the sleek interior of Oblix. The floor-to-ceiling windows and low lighting perfectly frame the lights of London beneath. If you’ve come for the view, you’ll return for the impressive new bar menu. All of the cocktails are inspired by America’s history - whether that be “geographical, historical,

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  • monicagherkin

    Fans of Masterchef: The Professionals better sort out a booking pronto to judge Monica Galetti's latest London pop-up. She'll be putting on a special menu at Searcys The Gherkin in the New Year. For a series of dates between January and February Monica's set lunch and dinner menu will be on offer - which means the normally private members club on floors 39 and 40 will be opening to the public.

    The restaurant's Head Chef Renee Miller, pictured above with

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  • gherkindinner

    The list of London restaurants with views is set to expand briefly over the summer as the 40th floor of the Gherkin opens up for a Moroccan-themed popup. The space, which has 360 degree views over London, is usually only open to members, so it's an opportunity to get a new perspective on the City if you haven't had a chance to wangle an invite before now.

    At the level 39 restaurant there'll be a five course tasting experience, the ‘Art of Spice’ (from

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  • duckwaffleflowers

    If you feel you're not getting a sufficient sense that the British summer is underway - we may have a suggestion to remedy that. Duck & Waffle and Petersham Nurseries are joining forces for what sounds like a rather magical day. The Richmond-based cafe and nurseries will be transforming the City skyscraper restaurant into a garden in the sky. And it sounds like this one will be rather more successful than the one at Sky Garden down the

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  • Country garden pop-up comes to Sky Pod at Sky Garden

    While it looks like the good weather is with us for a short while, there's another option to sit out in the garden if you prefer the security of a cover over your cocktail.

    The Sky Pod bar at Sky Garden (at the top of the Walkie Talkie building) is launching an Eccentric English Country Garden pop-up. It'll come with a smattering of faux lawns and daffodils with some new cocktails too including Rooibos Tea Party

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