Looking for a super sourdough base and a killer selection of toppings? Then look no further than authentic Italian neighbourhood pizzeria, Zia Lucia who are providing takeaway grub to get us through the chaos of COVID-19. Working from home never tasted so good! We stopped in last week before the entire hospitality industry was ordered to make final closures to business for the foreseeable future. Under such tough circumstances, we were happy to support this reputable city pizzeria. Zia Lucia are remaining open for a limited takeaway service available on Deliveroo, so you can still get your f...Read more →
ZIA LUCIA: Pizza perfectionists open in Aldgate, available now on DELIVEROO with 50% off for new customers.
AVA (Audio Visual Arts) Festival, returns to London this weekend for a two-day takeover at Printworks London. The festival celebrates and amplifies current trends and developments in electronic music and visual arts scene so if a deep dive with some of the best are your thing, you'll already have registered for a free (yes, FREE) ticket. If not, don't worry, there's still time, head over to AVA here. Friday 13th March will feature panels, workshops and Q&As from industry leaders as well as hands-on tech demos and networking drinks by BULLDOG Gin. You'll have a chance to hang with the li...Read more →
Think abundant foliage, charismatic waiters with a twinkle in their eye and of course, winning tiramisu, and you’ve got Gloria in one. This seductively cosy Italian joint in the heart of Shoreditch, owned by the France-based Italian Big Mamma restaurant group, has accrued a band of loyal followers and it’s easy to see why. The 70’s Capri-style trattoria is run by an 85-strong team from Italy. I popped into the restaurant on a Friday night and there was a bustling atmosphere, with diners in full swing and a golden light casting a magic glow. We took a pew in one of the central booth-style...Read more →
'It will help banish your cellulite, firm your butt and tighten your tummy.' I wasn't sure what a Russian Body Sculpting Massage consisted of, but already I was liking the sound of it. My friendly masseuse from Lithuania, who trained at a beauty therapy school which aligns with Russian practices, continued filling me on the massage. She added, that it might be painful and feel uncomfortable when she roughly pummeled my skin to help break down the fat cells but I shouldn't be alarmed. Feeling a little apprehensive but calmed by the slick atmosphere of the recently-opened Monnáy studio in ...Read more →
'We're out of tiramisu and the Maia Cup I'm afraid,' the waiter said apologetically. He added that it had been a busy day in the patisserie-cum-restaurant and those two sweets had flown off the counter shelves. This was unsurprising news to me after spending a good few hours at Maia, as this is a little gem of a place that promises to impress, from its chic romantic ambience to its friendly staff and simple but well-done dishes. Firstly, it wins on location, especially if you're a shopper. The corner restaurant is tucked away on Hans Crescent in the heart of the Knightbridge shopping dist...Read more →