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London is a hotbed of new openings from destination restaurants to designer hotels, from quirky cafes to stylish shops. Find out about the hottest openings in town - if it's new and newsworthy, it's here.

 
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Sarap

Opens 30th January 2020

Sarap Opens 30th January 2020 Sarap opens on Thursday 30th January 2020 with a launch party featuring free food and drink on a first-come first-serve basis, alongside live entertainment | A pre-opening soft launch runs from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th with 50 per cent off the bill. Ferdinand 'Budgie' Montoya, formerly head chef of Foley's in Fitzrovia, is the Sydney-raised chef-owner behind Sarap, bringing Filipino cuisine to Brixton Village. Following three hugely successful pop-ups including at The Duke's Head in Highgate and at The Sun & 13 Cantons in Soho, Sarap has its first full-time stand-alone site. It's best known for its speciality slow-roasted pork belly dish, 'Lechon Liempo' - Sarap's own take on the classic Cebu lechon - described by the Evening Standard's Jimi Famurewa as "a lust-making pyramid of fatty, flame-scorched pig hunks". Add sides of pickled carrot and daikon, plus "a pair of killer condiments" (The Guardian): coconut vinegar and a rich barbecue sauce. The food menu is coupled with a small and carefully curated drinks list of low-intervention wines alongside Filipino-branded, local craft beers and cocktails. With approximately 25 covers including outdoor seating, this is the place to go for a fine Filipino food fix. 2020/01/30 Where:
Sarap, 14D Market Row, Brixton Village London, SW9 8LB
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Sarap, 14D Market Row, Brixton Village, London, SW9 8LB

Tube: Brixton Station

 
 
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Sarap opens on Thursday 30th January 2020 with a launch party featuring free food and drink on a first-come first-serve basis, alongside live entertainment | A pre-opening soft launch runs from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th with 50 per cent off the bill.

Ferdinand 'Budgie' Montoya, formerly head chef of Foley's in Fitzrovia, is the Sydney-raised chef-owner behind Sarap, bringing Filipino cuisine to Brixton Village. Following three hugely successful pop-ups including at The Duke's Head in Highgate and at The Sun & 13 Cantons in Soho, Sarap has its first full-time stand-alone site. It's best known for its speciality slow-roasted pork belly dish, 'Lechon Liempo' - Sarap's own take on the classic Cebu lechon - described by the Evening Standard's Jimi Famurewa as "a lust-making pyramid of fatty, flame-scorched pig hunks". Add sides of pickled carrot and daikon, plus "a pair of killer condiments" (The Guardian): coconut vinegar and a rich barbecue sauce. The food menu is coupled with a small and carefully curated drinks list of low-intervention wines alongside Filipino-branded, local craft beers and cocktails. With approximately 25 covers including outdoor seating, this is the place to go for a fine Filipino food fix.
 
 
 

Hoppers King's Cross

Opens 11th February 2020

Hoppers King's Cross Opens 11th February 2020 Hoppers King's Cross opens on Tuesday 11th February 2020. With a much larger bar than previous sites - in Soho and St Christopher's Place - Hoppers King's Cross offers beers on tap and 1960's Tiki cocktails which go well with the home cooked Sri Lankan food its famous for. Centred on an iron-clad concrete bar, with warm, terracotta-toned floors in the main dining area, this restaurant in Pancras Square stays true to Hoppers philosophy of family-style feasting and dishes including negombo crab kari, black pepper curry leaf prawn skewers and quail kari are only available at this King's Cross branch. The menu also features bar bites, seafood grills and beachside snacks inspired by the coastal journey from Colombo, the island's capital, to the historical Dutch town of Galle. Interiors too are reminders of the scenic coastal route. Article Design Studio have incorporated features from the Geoffrey Bawa-designed Bentota Railway Station and the Coat of Arms Bar at Jetwing's Lighthouse Hotel in Galle while batik-patterned designs adorn the ceiling. 2020/02/11 Where:
Hoppers King's Cross, Pancras Square, Unit 3, Building 4 London, NIC 4AG
Category: Indian/South Asian Cuisine

Hoppers King's Cross, Pancras Square, Unit 3, Building 4, London, NIC 4AG

Tube: King's Cross Station

 
 
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Hoppers King's Cross opens on Tuesday 11th February 2020.

With a much larger bar than previous sites - in Soho and St Christopher's Place - Hoppers King's Cross offers beers on tap and 1960's Tiki cocktails which go well with the home cooked Sri Lankan food its famous for. Centred on an iron-clad concrete bar, with warm, terracotta-toned floors in the main dining area, this restaurant in Pancras Square stays true to Hoppers philosophy of family-style feasting and dishes including negombo crab kari, black pepper curry leaf prawn skewers and quail kari are only available at this King's Cross branch. The menu also features bar bites, seafood grills and beachside snacks inspired by the coastal journey from Colombo, the island's capital, to the historical Dutch town of Galle. Interiors too are reminders of the scenic coastal route. Article Design Studio have incorporated features from the Geoffrey Bawa-designed Bentota Railway Station and the Coat of Arms Bar at Jetwing's Lighthouse Hotel in Galle while batik-patterned designs adorn the ceiling.
 
 
 
 

Goods Way

Opens February 2020

Goods Way Opens February 2020 Goods Way opens in February 2020. In King's Cross, behind Pancras Square and over the bridge from Granary Square, Goods Way expands the area's recent regeneration. From the same people who have made Flat Iron Square in Borough such a popular space, the new neighbourhood is home to a covered food courtyard, Sweetwater - a well-stocked American-style bar - and Lafayette, a live music venue by Ben Lovett from Mumford & Sons who has already seen success with Omeara in Southwark since he launched it in late 2016. Home to a small, carefully curated selection of chefs, Courtyard @ Goods Way is the place to go for good quality street food starting with Mexican food specialists Breddos Tacos and Shoreditch favourite, Ed Farrell's The Duck Truck. Taking its cue from New Orleans and the Mississippi Delta, the Sweetwater watering hole promises round-the-clock vibes - ideal for pre and post show drinks. 2020/02/15 Where:
Goods Way, 11 Goods Way London, N1C 4DP
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Goods Way, 11 Goods Way, London, N1C 4DP

Tube: King's Cross Station

 
 
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Goods Way opens in February 2020.

In King's Cross, behind Pancras Square and over the bridge from Granary Square, Goods Way expands the area's recent regeneration. From the same people who have made Flat Iron Square in Borough such a popular space, the new neighbourhood is home to a covered food courtyard, Sweetwater - a well-stocked American-style bar - and Lafayette, a live music venue by Ben Lovett from Mumford & Sons who has already seen success with Omeara in Southwark since he launched it in late 2016. Home to a small, carefully curated selection of chefs, Courtyard @ Goods Way is the place to go for good quality street food starting with Mexican food specialists Breddos Tacos and Shoreditch favourite, Ed Farrell's The Duck Truck. Taking its cue from New Orleans and the Mississippi Delta, the Sweetwater watering hole promises round-the-clock vibes - ideal for pre and post show drinks.
 
 
 

Lafayette

Opens February 2020

Lafayette Opens February 2020 Lafayette opens in February 2020. Following the success of Omeara and Flat Iron Square in Southwark, Mumford & Sons' Ben Lovett brings the same winning combination to King's Cross. In Goods Way, behind Pancras Square before you reach Granary Square, Lafayette is a lovely venue for experiencing live music in an intimate setting. You'll see gigs by upcoming talent and big name stars . To give you an idea of the calibre of the bookings, the Omeara stage has been graced by the likes of Skepta, Sam Fender, Lewis Capaldi, The Maccabees, Biffy Clyro, Maggie Rogers and Kylie. Catering for your pre and post gig food needs, Courtyard @ Goods Way is the place to go for quality street food by Mexican food specialists Breddos Tacos and Shoreditch favourite Ed Farrell's The Duck Truck. Part of the same Goods Way development, Sweetwater is an American-style bar inspired by New Orleans watering holes and a good choice for pre and post show drinks. 2020/02/15 Where:
Lafayette, Goods Way London, N1C 4DP
Category: Live Music

Lafayette, Goods Way, London, N1C 4DP

Tube: King's Cross Station

 
 
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Lafayette opens in February 2020.

Following the success of Omeara and Flat Iron Square in Southwark, Mumford & Sons' Ben Lovett brings the same winning combination to King's Cross. In Goods Way, behind Pancras Square before you reach Granary Square, Lafayette is a lovely venue for experiencing live music in an intimate setting. You'll see gigs by upcoming talent and big name stars . To give you an idea of the calibre of the bookings, the Omeara stage has been graced by the likes of Skepta, Sam Fender, Lewis Capaldi, The Maccabees, Biffy Clyro, Maggie Rogers and Kylie. Catering for your pre and post gig food needs, Courtyard @ Goods Way is the place to go for quality street food by Mexican food specialists Breddos Tacos and Shoreditch favourite Ed Farrell's The Duck Truck. Part of the same Goods Way development, Sweetwater is an American-style bar inspired by New Orleans watering holes and a good choice for pre and post show drinks.
 
 
 

Sweetwater

Opens February 2020

Sweetwater Opens February 2020 Sweetwater opens in February 2020. Spacious watering hole Sweetwater offers a well-stocked American-style bar celebrating the round-the-clock energy and vibrancy of New Orleans and the Mississippi Delta. It's a convenient and convivial place for pre and post show drinks if you're catching a gig at nearby Lafayette, the intimate music venue set up by Ben Lovett. The Mumford & Sons musician is behind the regeneration of the whole of Goods Way which includes a food court fed by small, independent operators like Breddos Tacos , the gig venue and this bar. A comfortable spot to unwind for students at Central St. Martins, staff at Universal and Google as well as anyone who likes to eat well and enjoy live music. 2020/02/15 Where:
Sweetwater, Goods Way London, N1C 4DP
Category: Bars

Sweetwater, Goods Way, London, N1C 4DP

Tube: King's Cross Station

 
 
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Sweetwater opens in February 2020.

Spacious watering hole Sweetwater offers a well-stocked American-style bar celebrating the round-the-clock energy and vibrancy of New Orleans and the Mississippi Delta. It's a convenient and convivial place for pre and post show drinks if you're catching a gig at nearby Lafayette, the intimate music venue set up by Ben Lovett. The Mumford & Sons musician is behind the regeneration of the whole of Goods Way which includes a food court fed by small, independent operators like Breddos Tacos , the gig venue and this bar. A comfortable spot to unwind for students at Central St. Martins, staff at Universal and Google as well as anyone who likes to eat well and enjoy live music.
 
 
 

Zedwell Trocadero

Opens February 2020

Zedwell Trocadero Opens February 2020 Zedwell opens in February 2020 | Rooftop to open Summer 2020. Taking over the Trocadero, between Leicester Square and Piccadilly Cirucs , Zedwell delivers over 750 rooms with sleep-centric cocoons and one of London's biggest rooftop bars. You may be on one of London's busiest streets but soundproofing, fresh air circulation and calm-inducing colours and scents have all been designed to aid sleep and relaxation. Channelling the art of zen, all clutter and anxiety inducing in-room distractions - like bright TVs and complicated controls - have been removed. In this era of ubiquitous smart phones, portable screens and TV loaded tablets, it will be up to you to switch those off too. While rooms have been designed to be tranquil, the hotel also offers a gym, a yoga studio, sensory lounge, refreshment counters as well as a rooftop restaurant and bar big enough to to hold 1,000 people. Owners Criterion Hospitality also plan to open three more hotels under the Zedwell brand in 2020 - Zedwell Marble Arch, Tottenham Court Road and Greenwich - but this Trocadero branch, accessed directly from Piccadilly Circus station, is the biggest headline-grabbing hotel of the bunch. 2020/02/15 Where:
Zedwell Trocadero, Shaftesbury Avenue London, W1D 7DH
Category: New Hotels

Zedwell Trocadero, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7DH

Tube: Piccadilly Circus Station, Leicester Square Station

 
 
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Zedwell opens in February 2020 | Rooftop to open Summer 2020.

Taking over the Trocadero, between Leicester Square and Piccadilly Cirucs , Zedwell delivers over 750 rooms with sleep-centric cocoons and one of London's biggest rooftop bars. You may be on one of London's busiest streets but soundproofing, fresh air circulation and calm-inducing colours and scents have all been designed to aid sleep and relaxation. Channelling the art of zen, all clutter and anxiety inducing in-room distractions - like bright TVs and complicated controls - have been removed. In this era of ubiquitous smart phones, portable screens and TV loaded tablets, it will be up to you to switch those off too. While rooms have been designed to be tranquil, the hotel also offers a gym, a yoga studio, sensory lounge, refreshment counters as well as a rooftop restaurant and bar big enough to to hold 1,000 people. Owners Criterion Hospitality also plan to open three more hotels under the Zedwell brand in 2020 - Zedwell Marble Arch, Tottenham Court Road and Greenwich - but this Trocadero branch, accessed directly from Piccadilly Circus station, is the biggest headline-grabbing hotel of the bunch.
 
 
 

KOL

Opens March 2020

KOL Opens March 2020 Kol opens in March 2020. The debut restaurant from Santiago Lastra is getting more than its share of press attention, well before it opens, and we can see why. Rene Redzepi's righthand man for the Noma Mexico pop-up, Santiago recently he won the chef category at the Young British Food & Drink Awards. At his hotly anticipated debut restaurant KOL, a two-storey space located in Marylebone's picturesque Seymour Street, he cooks modern Mexican dishes like langoustine tacos with sea buckthorn, lamb leg tostada cured in gooseberries with walnut oil and fermented chilis, and Kolrabi ceviche, followed by dessert of tamal served with corn-husk ice-cream. The restaurant's name comes from the Spanish word for cabbage (col) and hints at Santiago's approach to cooking - making even the simplest things extraordinary by treating them with care and attention. A tortilla station - complete with a traditional comal grill - and a specialist mezcal bar are set aside for these Mexican specialities. Adjacent to the bar, the 20-cover chef's table gives private dining customers a prime view through large windows onto the restaurant's second kitchen. Nordic minimalism combines with homely interiors to reflect the vibrant colour palate of rural Mexican where Santiago has spent time refining his craft. 2020/03/15 Where:
KOL, 9 Seymour Street London, W1H 5BT
Category: Mexican Cuisine

KOL, 9 Seymour Street, London, W1H 5BT

Tube: Marble Arch Station

 
 
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Kol opens in March 2020.

The debut restaurant from Santiago Lastra is getting more than its share of press attention, well before it opens, and we can see why. Rene Redzepi's righthand man for the Noma Mexico pop-up, Santiago recently he won the chef category at the Young British Food & Drink Awards. At his hotly anticipated debut restaurant KOL, a two-storey space located in Marylebone's picturesque Seymour Street, he cooks modern Mexican dishes like langoustine tacos with sea buckthorn, lamb leg tostada cured in gooseberries with walnut oil and fermented chilis, and Kolrabi ceviche, followed by dessert of tamal served with corn-husk ice-cream. The restaurant's name comes from the Spanish word for cabbage (col) and hints at Santiago's approach to cooking - making even the simplest things extraordinary by treating them with care and attention. A tortilla station - complete with a traditional comal grill - and a specialist mezcal bar are set aside for these Mexican specialities. Adjacent to the bar, the 20-cover chef's table gives private dining customers a prime view through large windows onto the restaurant's second kitchen. Nordic minimalism combines with homely interiors to reflect the vibrant colour palate of rural Mexican where Santiago has spent time refining his craft.
 
 
 
 

Queens of Mayfair

Opens March 2020

Queens of Mayfair Opens March 2020 Queens of Mayfair opens in March 2020. Sisters Victoria and Grace Sheppard are behind Queens of Mayfair , combining their PR and marketing in luxury hospitality and design backgrounds to launch their first coffee shop. Open from breakfast and lunch through to afterwork drinks, the cafe at 17 Queen Street in Mayfair sells Difference Coffee who usually only supply Michelin Star restaurants and private members clubs. Homemade dishes on the menu are created using produce primarily sourced from their home county of Dorset as well as locally in London. With Grace being a committed, lifelong vegetarian, there's a good range of plant based dishes alongside the meatier mains. You can grab and go from the takeaway coffee counter, eat in or make use of the private and events space. Previously Victoria worked for the group which owns UMU and The Greenhouse while Grace managed interior design projects for high net worth clients at luxury property company Chartwell. 2020/03/15 Where:
Queens of Mayfair, 17 Queen Street London, W1J 5PH
Category: Cafes and Delis

Queens of Mayfair, 17 Queen Street, London, W1J 5PH

Tube: Green Park Station

 
 
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Queens of Mayfair opens in March 2020.

Sisters Victoria and Grace Sheppard are behind Queens of Mayfair , combining their PR and marketing in luxury hospitality and design backgrounds to launch their first coffee shop. Open from breakfast and lunch through to afterwork drinks, the cafe at 17 Queen Street in Mayfair sells Difference Coffee who usually only supply Michelin Star restaurants and private members clubs. Homemade dishes on the menu are created using produce primarily sourced from their home county of Dorset as well as locally in London. With Grace being a committed, lifelong vegetarian, there's a good range of plant based dishes alongside the meatier mains. You can grab and go from the takeaway coffee counter, eat in or make use of the private and events space. Previously Victoria worked for the group which owns UMU and The Greenhouse while Grace managed interior design projects for high net worth clients at luxury property company Chartwell.
 
 
 

STAY Camden

Opens March 2020

STAY Camden Opens March 2020 STAY Camden opens in March 2020. STAY Camden offers 169 loft-living style apartments at canal side development, Hawley Wharf, with king-size or twin beds, exposed brickwork and large windows, framing your view onto the canal below. Brought to you by co-working space The LABS Collective, this aparthotel in Camden is the first from the group. Design-led and ultra tech-savvy, these serviced apartments cater to both long and short-term guests offering one, two and three-bedroom apartments. Over double the size of a typical hotel room, these apartments also offer additional wardrobe space, washing machine and laundry facilities making them perfect for families, longer stays and larger groups. All rooms come with ensuite bathrooms, flat screen TVs and desks while many also feature an outside balcony, perfect for enjoying the London skyline. 2020/03/15 Where:
STAY Camden, 1 Water Lane, Hawley Wharf London, NW1 8NZ
Category: New Hotels

STAY Camden, 1 Water Lane, Hawley Wharf, London, NW1 8NZ

Tube: Camden Town Station, Camden Town Station

 
 
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STAY Camden opens in March 2020.

STAY Camden offers 169 loft-living style apartments at canal side development, Hawley Wharf, with king-size or twin beds, exposed brickwork and large windows, framing your view onto the canal below. Brought to you by co-working space The LABS Collective, this aparthotel in Camden is the first from the group. Design-led and ultra tech-savvy, these serviced apartments cater to both long and short-term guests offering one, two and three-bedroom apartments. Over double the size of a typical hotel room, these apartments also offer additional wardrobe space, washing machine and laundry facilities making them perfect for families, longer stays and larger groups. All rooms come with ensuite bathrooms, flat screen TVs and desks while many also feature an outside balcony, perfect for enjoying the London skyline.
 
 
 

Club Mexicana Taqueria

Opens March 2020 2020

Club Mexicana Taqueria Opens March 2020 2020 Club Mexicana Taqueria opens in March 2020. At Club Mexicana Taqueria Meriel Armitage challenges the preconception that vegan food is all chickpeas and chia seeds. Specialising in Mexican vegan food and hand pressed tacos, she takes Mexican 'meaty' classics and re-positions them as vegan dishes. Having garnered a strong fan base at several street food markets and London residencies, this Soho outlet is the first permanent Club Mexicana restaurant and brings the vibrant vegan cuisine to the heart of foodie hub Kingly Court. The beer battered tofish taco and cheeseburger taco are two signature dishes while other highlights include a fondue of gooey melted vegan cheese and a Mexican fried chick'n burrito. Diners can watch the creations comes to life thanks to an open kitchen while the bar serves up a line-up of kitsch cocktails, wines and Mexican beers. 2020/03/28 Where:
Club Mexicana Taqueria, Kingly Court, Carnaby London, W1B 5PW
Category: Mexican Cuisine

Club Mexicana Taqueria, Kingly Court, Carnaby, London, W1B 5PW

Tube: Old Street Station

 
 
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Club Mexicana Taqueria opens in March 2020.

At Club Mexicana Taqueria Meriel Armitage challenges the preconception that vegan food is all chickpeas and chia seeds. Specialising in Mexican vegan food and hand pressed tacos, she takes Mexican 'meaty' classics and re-positions them as vegan dishes. Having garnered a strong fan base at several street food markets and London residencies, this Soho outlet is the first permanent Club Mexicana restaurant and brings the vibrant vegan cuisine to the heart of foodie hub Kingly Court. The beer battered tofish taco and cheeseburger taco are two signature dishes while other highlights include a fondue of gooey melted vegan cheese and a Mexican fried chick'n burrito. Diners can watch the creations comes to life thanks to an open kitchen while the bar serves up a line-up of kitsch cocktails, wines and Mexican beers.
 
 
 

Nobu Hotel London Portman Square

Opens spring 2020

Nobu Hotel London Portman Square Opens spring 2020 Nobu Hotel London Portman Square is expected to open in spring 2020. Following the success of Nobu's first London hotel in Shoreditch, the capital gets a second hotel from world-renowned chef Nobu Matsuhisa, actor Robert De Niro and Meir Teper. Exuding modern luxury and minimal Japanese design, Nobu Hotel London Portman Square combines 249 guest rooms and suites together with a Nobu restaurant, ballroom and meeting spaces. All are beautifully conceptualised by London-based architecture and interior design firm, David Collins Studio, in conjunction with Make Architects. The Nobu Hotel, north-west of leafy Portman Square and next to Home House, replaces the Radisson Blu Portman hotel. The comprehensive refurbishment includes a grand entrance, brought forward the align with the neighbouring buildings, and a double-height restaurant and lobby. Close to March Arch, the hotel is walking distance from Marylebone's independent boutiques and the Wallace Collection as well as the shops of Oxford Street and Regent Street. Stroll a little further to Mayfair and Soho for smart restaurants and late night bars. 2020/05/01 Where:
Nobu Hotel London Portman Square, 22 Portman Square London, W1H 7BG
Category: New Hotels

Nobu Hotel London Portman Square, 22 Portman Square, London, W1H 7BG

Tube: Marble Arch Station

 
 
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Nobu Hotel London Portman Square is expected to open in spring 2020.

Following the success of Nobu's first London hotel in Shoreditch, the capital gets a second hotel from world-renowned chef Nobu Matsuhisa, actor Robert De Niro and Meir Teper. Exuding modern luxury and minimal Japanese design, Nobu Hotel London Portman Square combines 249 guest rooms and suites together with a Nobu restaurant, ballroom and meeting spaces. All are beautifully conceptualised by London-based architecture and interior design firm, David Collins Studio, in conjunction with Make Architects. The Nobu Hotel, north-west of leafy Portman Square and next to Home House, replaces the Radisson Blu Portman hotel. The comprehensive refurbishment includes a grand entrance, brought forward the align with the neighbouring buildings, and a double-height restaurant and lobby. Close to March Arch, the hotel is walking distance from Marylebone's independent boutiques and the Wallace Collection as well as the shops of Oxford Street and Regent Street. Stroll a little further to Mayfair and Soho for smart restaurants and late night bars.
 
 
 

Taka Marylebone

Opens May / June 2020

Taka Marylebone Opens May / June 2020 Taka Marylebone opens in May / June 2020. Taking over the Marylebone site where The Providores used to be is the second branch of Taka, a high end Japanese restaurant which originated in Mayfair's Shepherd Market. A shot of sake, served traditionally overflowing into the masu (square wooden box) is followed by an extensive choice of Japanese dishes beautifully presented in wooden baskets and oversized leaves. Choose from the tataki, tempura and sashimi platters to inside out rolls and Hamachi carpaccio. Don't miss the yakitori selection including the sake teriyaki grilled salmon alongside the tebasaki grilled chicken wings. Moving on to the robata yaki offers a miso marinated black cod served in a houba leaf alongside the beef ribeye served with lotus root chips and yakiniku sauce. If this sequel is anything like the original there'll be a bar where you can get cocktails made with sake, Japanese liquor and whiskey. The design is contemporary with a wooden counter for solo diners, sharing tables and laser cut decorative panels in brass. 2020/06/01 Where:
Taka Marylebone, 109 Marylebone High Street London, W1U 4RX
Category: Japanese Cuisine

Taka Marylebone, 109 Marylebone High Street, London, W1U 4RX

Tube: Baker Street Station

 
 
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Taka Marylebone opens in May / June 2020.

Taking over the Marylebone site where The Providores used to be is the second branch of Taka, a high end Japanese restaurant which originated in Mayfair's Shepherd Market. A shot of sake, served traditionally overflowing into the masu (square wooden box) is followed by an extensive choice of Japanese dishes beautifully presented in wooden baskets and oversized leaves. Choose from the tataki, tempura and sashimi platters to inside out rolls and Hamachi carpaccio. Don't miss the yakitori selection including the sake teriyaki grilled salmon alongside the tebasaki grilled chicken wings. Moving on to the robata yaki offers a miso marinated black cod served in a houba leaf alongside the beef ribeye served with lotus root chips and yakiniku sauce. If this sequel is anything like the original there'll be a bar where you can get cocktails made with sake, Japanese liquor and whiskey. The design is contemporary with a wooden counter for solo diners, sharing tables and laser cut decorative panels in brass.
 
 
 
 

22 Bishopsgate

Opens to be confirmed 2020

22 Bishopsgate Opens to be confirmed 2020 22 Bishopsgate opens in 2020. Occupying a prominent site in the City, the 62 storey 22 Bishopsgate is set to stand at 278 metres making it the second tallest building in London - just 32 metres lower than The Shard (and 35 metres higher than the Shard's viewing platform on the 72nd floor). It will, in fact, trump that the capital's highest viewing gallery. Offering a 'people-focused' workspace, businesses based here will benefit from community spaces designed to inspire. The Market, on level two, is just one of the ways in which it does this. The 20,000-square-foot food hub gives workers (and members of the public outside office hours) access to a restaurant and adjoining terrace, a modern wine bar, as well as street-food style kiosks and pop-ups. There will also be an innovation hub, gym with London's first climbing window, wellbeing retreat, business club, Bike Park, with art works displayed throughout. International firms AXA Investment Managers, Hiscox and Beazley are among the first names relocating their UK headquarters here. 2020/06/15 Where:
22 Bishopsgate, 22 Bishopsgate London, EC2N 4AJ
Category:

22 Bishopsgate, 22 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AJ

Tube: Liverpool Street Station, Bank Station, Aldgate Station

 
 
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22 Bishopsgate opens in 2020.

Occupying a prominent site in the City, the 62 storey 22 Bishopsgate is set to stand at 278 metres making it the second tallest building in London - just 32 metres lower than The Shard (and 35 metres higher than the Shard's viewing platform on the 72nd floor). It will, in fact, trump that the capital's highest viewing gallery. Offering a 'people-focused' workspace, businesses based here will benefit from community spaces designed to inspire. The Market, on level two, is just one of the ways in which it does this. The 20,000-square-foot food hub gives workers (and members of the public outside office hours) access to a restaurant and adjoining terrace, a modern wine bar, as well as street-food style kiosks and pop-ups. There will also be an innovation hub, gym with London's first climbing window, wellbeing retreat, business club, Bike Park, with art works displayed throughout. International firms AXA Investment Managers, Hiscox and Beazley are among the first names relocating their UK headquarters here.
 
 
 

Raffles Hotel London

Opens to be confirmed 2020

Raffles Hotel London Opens to be confirmed 2020 Raffles Hotel London opens in 2020. Singapore's most famous hotel gets a London outpost when the Raffles Hotel transforms the Old War Office building in Whitehall into a luxury hotel and deluxe residences. Steeped in history, the name conjures up the colonial past and cocktails - the Singapore Sling was created at the hotel. In London, the hotel takes the Grade II* listed Old War Office and turns just some of its 1,100 rooms and two miles of corridors into 125 rooms. Other amenities include restaurants, a 25 metre swimming pool and ballroom in the basement . Close to 10 Downing Street, the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey, the Old War Office was once the workplace of Sir Winston Churchill, David Lloyd George and the British Secret Service who had their own, more discreet entrance. The £460 million hotel conversion project doubles the number of floors from seven to 14 and includes 88 private residences . 2020/06/15 Where:
Raffles Hotel London, Whitehall London, SW1A 2EU
Category: New Hotels

Raffles Hotel London, Whitehall, London, SW1A 2EU

Tube: Charing Cross Station, Embankment Underground Station, Westminster Station

 
 
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Raffles Hotel London opens in 2020.

Singapore's most famous hotel gets a London outpost when the Raffles Hotel transforms the Old War Office building in Whitehall into a luxury hotel and deluxe residences. Steeped in history, the name conjures up the colonial past and cocktails - the Singapore Sling was created at the hotel. In London, the hotel takes the Grade II* listed Old War Office and turns just some of its 1,100 rooms and two miles of corridors into 125 rooms. Other amenities include restaurants, a 25 metre swimming pool and ballroom in the basement . Close to 10 Downing Street, the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey, the Old War Office was once the workplace of Sir Winston Churchill, David Lloyd George and the British Secret Service who had their own, more discreet entrance. The £460 million hotel conversion project doubles the number of floors from seven to 14 and includes 88 private residences .
 
 
 

The Guardsman

Opens June 2020

The Guardsman Opens June 2020 The Guardsman opens in June 2020. Set among some of London's most prestigious landmarks on Buckingham Gate, The Guardsman is a luxury boutique hotel which offers the services of a private members' club. A short walk from the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace are 53 luxurious bedrooms fitted out with custom-made furnishings and free-standing baths. On the top three floors are six exclusive one, two and three bedroom residences, designed as the perfect pied-a-terre for those with deep pockets and a need for sumptuous living spaces, dining areas and fully fitted kitchens. The hotel's in-house restaurant is open to residents and their guests only, serving daily seasonal produce sourced from carefully selected suppliers, London markets and organic farms. From the moment guests arrive, they're made to feel at home by having their preferred brand of drinks or bathroom products ready for their arrival. Owners Shiva Hotels have worked with architects Dexter Moren Associates (The Curtain Hotel, Shangri-La at The Shard) and design practice Tonik Associates to deliver a hotel for those who want the personal experience of a club and luxury of a hotel. 2020/06/15 Where:
The Guardsman, 1 Vandon Street London, SW1H 0AH
Category: New Hotels

The Guardsman, 1 Vandon Street, London, SW1H 0AH

Tube: St James's Park Station

 
 
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The Guardsman opens in June 2020.

Set among some of London's most prestigious landmarks on Buckingham Gate, The Guardsman is a luxury boutique hotel which offers the services of a private members' club. A short walk from the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace are 53 luxurious bedrooms fitted out with custom-made furnishings and free-standing baths. On the top three floors are six exclusive one, two and three bedroom residences, designed as the perfect pied-a-terre for those with deep pockets and a need for sumptuous living spaces, dining areas and fully fitted kitchens. The hotel's in-house restaurant is open to residents and their guests only, serving daily seasonal produce sourced from carefully selected suppliers, London markets and organic farms. From the moment guests arrive, they're made to feel at home by having their preferred brand of drinks or bathroom products ready for their arrival. Owners Shiva Hotels have worked with architects Dexter Moren Associates (The Curtain Hotel, Shangri-La at The Shard) and design practice Tonik Associates to deliver a hotel for those who want the personal experience of a club and luxury of a hotel.
 
 
 

The Londoner

Opens to be confirmed 2020

The Londoner Opens to be confirmed 2020 The Londoner opens in June 2020. In a prime position on Leicester Square, The Londoner is five-star hotel with eight storeys above ground, six levels below. London's largest 'iceberg', the hotel has the deepest habitable-grade commercial building basement in London. On the site where the Odeon used to be, the hotel not only includes two cinema screens but also comes with six restaurants and bars, event and leisure facilities making it an obvious choice for hosting major film premieres. Owned by Edwardian Hotels - the group behind the development of The May Fair hotel - it's described as the world's first 'super boutique' hotel . Boutique in feel yet huge in scale, The Londoner has 350 rooms including 15 suites, a spectacular tower penthouse with panoramic views, state-of-the-art ballroom for over 850 guests as well as subterranean spa. Among the six food and drink options are a tavern, alfresco dining on the ground floor and a top floor Japanese lounge bar with a rooftop terrace and - a rarity in London - open fire pit. The contemporary interiors are by Yabu Pushelberg, the designers behind the Four Seasons hotel in Downtown New York, with rooms featuring floor to ceiling windows and finishings offset by curated artworks and the latest technology. 2020/06/15 Where:
The Londoner, Leicester Square London, WC2H 7LU
Category: New Hotels

The Londoner, Leicester Square, London, WC2H 7LU

Tube: Piccadilly Circus Station, Leicester Square Station, Charing Cross Station

 
 
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The Londoner opens in June 2020.

In a prime position on Leicester Square, The Londoner is five-star hotel with eight storeys above ground, six levels below. London's largest 'iceberg', the hotel has the deepest habitable-grade commercial building basement in London. On the site where the Odeon used to be, the hotel not only includes two cinema screens but also comes with six restaurants and bars, event and leisure facilities making it an obvious choice for hosting major film premieres. Owned by Edwardian Hotels - the group behind the development of The May Fair hotel - it's described as the world's first 'super boutique' hotel . Boutique in feel yet huge in scale, The Londoner has 350 rooms including 15 suites, a spectacular tower penthouse with panoramic views, state-of-the-art ballroom for over 850 guests as well as subterranean spa. Among the six food and drink options are a tavern, alfresco dining on the ground floor and a top floor Japanese lounge bar with a rooftop terrace and - a rarity in London - open fire pit. The contemporary interiors are by Yabu Pushelberg, the designers behind the Four Seasons hotel in Downtown New York, with rooms featuring floor to ceiling windows and finishings offset by curated artworks and the latest technology.
 
 
 

The Market at 22 Bishopsgate

Opens to be confirmed 2020

The Market at 22 Bishopsgate Opens to be confirmed 2020 The Market opens in 2020. On the second floor of the second tallest building in London, The Market combines a restaurant and terrace with a wine bar and street-food style kiosks run by young foodies. The modern food hub, with room for 450 people, is open to the 12,000 office workers in the 'vertical village' at 22 Bishopsgate and members of the public outside office hours. The 20,000-square-foot food hall, where talks, music and private events are also held, is run by leading hospitality group rhubarb and champions upcoming talent via The Young British Foodies. Visit The YBFs - hotly-tipped culinary stars of the future - in the street food space which not only shines a spotlight on future tastemakers but also gives diners more choice. The design of The Market is a modern interpretation of the guild, giving a contemporary twist to the craftsmanship found in London's historic guild halls. Architectural arches and stained glass are reminders of those great halls but in a contemporary, understated style where natural timbers, light concrete and neutral stones have been used. Open to the public outside business hours and on Saturdays, The Market is the ideal place to discover new food talent followed by a trip to London's highest free public viewing gallery - at the top of 22 Bishopsgate. 2020/06/15 Where:
The Market at 22 Bishopsgate, 22 Bishopsgate London, EC2N 4AJ
Category:

The Market at 22 Bishopsgate, 22 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AJ

Tube: Liverpool Street Station, Bank Station, Aldgate Station

 
 
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The Market opens in 2020.

On the second floor of the second tallest building in London, The Market combines a restaurant and terrace with a wine bar and street-food style kiosks run by young foodies. The modern food hub, with room for 450 people, is open to the 12,000 office workers in the 'vertical village' at 22 Bishopsgate and members of the public outside office hours. The 20,000-square-foot food hall, where talks, music and private events are also held, is run by leading hospitality group rhubarb and champions upcoming talent via The Young British Foodies. Visit The YBFs - hotly-tipped culinary stars of the future - in the street food space which not only shines a spotlight on future tastemakers but also gives diners more choice. The design of The Market is a modern interpretation of the guild, giving a contemporary twist to the craftsmanship found in London's historic guild halls. Architectural arches and stained glass are reminders of those great halls but in a contemporary, understated style where natural timbers, light concrete and neutral stones have been used. Open to the public outside business hours and on Saturdays, The Market is the ideal place to discover new food talent followed by a trip to London's highest free public viewing gallery - at the top of 22 Bishopsgate.
 
 
 
 

Polka Children's Theatre

Opens summer 2020

Polka Children's Theatre Opens summer 2020 The Polka Theatre closes for a 7.5 million pound refurbishment project on 17th February 2019 and reopens in summer 2020. The Wimbledon-based Polka Children's Theatre is one of the few venues in the UK which produces and directs work solely for kids. Opened in 1979, the Polka has two theatre spaces and is aimed at children aged 0 to 13. Everything from dramas and comedies are shown here, as well as adaptations of popular stories like We're Going on a Bear Hunt. Some of the works are aimed at children as young as 9 months old. If your baby does start challenging the actors for the audience's attention during the performance, you can simply take them out of the auditorium where you can continue to watch the show on the monitor provided. The Polka offers plenty of family programs and as well as out-of-school clubs and summer schools. Parents will appreciate the child-friendly cafe and a playground complete with a Wendy House and giant cat. 2020/07/01 Where:
Polka Children's Theatre, 240 The Broadway London, SW19 1SB
Category: Theatres

Polka Children's Theatre, 240 The Broadway, London, SW19 1SB

Tube: South Wimbledon Station

 
 
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The Polka Theatre closes for a 7.5 million pound refurbishment project on 17th February 2019 and reopens in summer 2020.

The Wimbledon-based Polka Children's Theatre is one of the few venues in the UK which produces and directs work solely for kids. Opened in 1979, the Polka has two theatre spaces and is aimed at children aged 0 to 13. Everything from dramas and comedies are shown here, as well as adaptations of popular stories like We're Going on a Bear Hunt. Some of the works are aimed at children as young as 9 months old. If your baby does start challenging the actors for the audience's attention during the performance, you can simply take them out of the auditorium where you can continue to watch the show on the monitor provided. The Polka offers plenty of family programs and as well as out-of-school clubs and summer schools. Parents will appreciate the child-friendly cafe and a playground complete with a Wendy House and giant cat.
 
 
 

Victoria House

Opens summer 2020

Victoria House Opens summer 2020 Victoria House becomes London's largest co-working space in summer 2020. A stunning neoclassical landmark constructed in the 1920s, Victoria House becomes London's largest co-working space in summer 2020. The Grade II listed building in Holborn welcome over 9,000 people via a hotel style lobby and offers them a cafe and bar, gym and wellbeing centre and a roof terrace. The redevelopment is by LABS Collective which provides inspiring spaces for work, rest and erm, networking, with offices, serviced accommodation (like STAY Camden) and event spaces across London. The co-working area may be vast but it only takes up half of the building's 300,000 square feet. Victoria House is also home to All Star Lanes and Bloomsbury Ballroom, an original and opulent art-deco 1920s space available for corporate events, award ceremonies, gala dinners, film shoots and fashion shows. 2020/07/01 Where:
Victoria House, Bloomsbury Square London, WC1B 4DA
Category: Historic Buildings

Victoria House, Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1B 4DA

Tube: Holborn Station, Russell Square Station

 
 
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Victoria House becomes London's largest co-working space in summer 2020.

A stunning neoclassical landmark constructed in the 1920s, Victoria House becomes London's largest co-working space in summer 2020. The Grade II listed building in Holborn welcome over 9,000 people via a hotel style lobby and offers them a cafe and bar, gym and wellbeing centre and a roof terrace. The redevelopment is by LABS Collective which provides inspiring spaces for work, rest and erm, networking, with offices, serviced accommodation (like STAY Camden) and event spaces across London. The co-working area may be vast but it only takes up half of the building's 300,000 square feet. Victoria House is also home to All Star Lanes and Bloomsbury Ballroom, an original and opulent art-deco 1920s space available for corporate events, award ceremonies, gala dinners, film shoots and fashion shows.
 
 
 

The NoMad Hotel London

Opens summer 2020

The NoMad Hotel London Opens summer 2020 The NoMad Hotel London opens in summer 2020. Well known in the States for their stylish hotels, this is the first NoMad outside America. A partnership between Sydell Group and investment firm BTC, the NoMad London takes up residence in the historic, grade II-listed Bow Street Magistrates' Court and Police Station from summer 2020. Opposite the Royal Opera House, in the heart of Covent Garden, the 19th century building has been transformed into a 91 room hotel with much of the original architectural features preserved and woven into design. The building's original Magistrates' Courtroom has been reimagined as a space for private events and gatherings while a museum with rotating exhibitions reveals the history of the Metropolitan Police Force. A collaboration with New York-based interior design firm Roman and Williams, the design means "most bedrooms have soaring ceiling heights... softened with a theatrical drop of heavy textile curtains" (Wallpaper) while wallhangings have been sourced from both New York and London. Public areas include a casual 'booth food' restaurant, a signature library space and a 100-capacity function room in the former courtroom as well as a basement lounge bar in the old coal vaults. As with existing NoMads, all food will be directed by restaurateur Will Guidara and Michelin-starred chef Daniel Humm of three Michelin-starred Eleven Madison Park in New York who are also responsible for Claridge's main restaurant. 2020/07/15 Where:
The NoMad Hotel London, 28 Bow Street, Bow Street Magistrates' Court and Police Station London, WC2E 7AW
Category: New Hotels

The NoMad Hotel London, 28 Bow Street, Bow Street Magistrates' Court and Police Station, London, WC2E 7AW

Tube: Covent Garden Station, Holborn Station, Leicester Square Station

 
 
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The NoMad Hotel London opens in summer 2020.

Well known in the States for their stylish hotels, this is the first NoMad outside America. A partnership between Sydell Group and investment firm BTC, the NoMad London takes up residence in the historic, grade II-listed Bow Street Magistrates' Court and Police Station from summer 2020. Opposite the Royal Opera House, in the heart of Covent Garden, the 19th century building has been transformed into a 91 room hotel with much of the original architectural features preserved and woven into design. The building's original Magistrates' Courtroom has been reimagined as a space for private events and gatherings while a museum with rotating exhibitions reveals the history of the Metropolitan Police Force. A collaboration with New York-based interior design firm Roman and Williams, the design means "most bedrooms have soaring ceiling heights... softened with a theatrical drop of heavy textile curtains" (Wallpaper) while wallhangings have been sourced from both New York and London. Public areas include a casual 'booth food' restaurant, a signature library space and a 100-capacity function room in the former courtroom as well as a basement lounge bar in the old coal vaults. As with existing NoMads, all food will be directed by restaurateur Will Guidara and Michelin-starred chef Daniel Humm of three Michelin-starred Eleven Madison Park in New York who are also responsible for Claridge's main restaurant.
 
 
 

Eataly

Opens early autumn 2020

Eataly Opens early autumn 2020 Eataly opens in early autumn 2020. The first Eataly opened in Torino, Italy, in January 2007 and now there are nearly 30 stores across the world but this one, at 135 Bishopsgate in Broadgate, is the first in the UK. Specialising in high quality Italian foods, the focus is on Italian products, restaurants, bars and a cooking school, all on the ground and first floors of the refurbished building. So you can eat, shop and learn about food and cooking under one roof. The marketplace also promises quick services, on-site production laboratories and plenty of opportunities to learn about Italian food and culture though courses, guided tastings, demonstrations and special events. Eataly's marketplace is accessible from both Bishopsgate and Broadgate's Exchange Square, which is due to be transformed into a new park, connecting the building to the surrounding areas of Spitalfields and Shoreditch. 2020/10/01 Where:
Eataly, 135 Bishopsgate London, EC2M 3YD
Category: Italian Cuisine

Eataly, 135 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 3YD

Tube: Liverpool Street Station

 
 
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Eataly opens in early autumn 2020.

The first Eataly opened in Torino, Italy, in January 2007 and now there are nearly 30 stores across the world but this one, at 135 Bishopsgate in Broadgate, is the first in the UK. Specialising in high quality Italian foods, the focus is on Italian products, restaurants, bars and a cooking school, all on the ground and first floors of the refurbished building. So you can eat, shop and learn about food and cooking under one roof. The marketplace also promises quick services, on-site production laboratories and plenty of opportunities to learn about Italian food and culture though courses, guided tastings, demonstrations and special events. Eataly's marketplace is accessible from both Bishopsgate and Broadgate's Exchange Square, which is due to be transformed into a new park, connecting the building to the surrounding areas of Spitalfields and Shoreditch.
 
 
 

Canopy by Hilton London City

Opens autumn 2020

Canopy by Hilton London City Opens autumn 2020 Canopy by Hilton London City opens in autumn 2020. Whitechapel has been transformed by redevelopment in recent years, with the Crossrail train line set to improve transport links, and Hilton's first UK Canopy hotel is sure to benefit. Within the £76 million Minories development in Aldgate, the 314-room Canopy by Hilton London City hotel features a rooftop bar and free WiFi with a residential and an office building alongside as well as a public garden and a new city square. The interior design draws on the legacy of the Whitechapel Gallery and the melting pot of cultures in the surrounding area. Recent development in the area includes Altitude, a 35 storey tower and Cityscape, a residential building. The substantial Minories development, centred on a landscaped park, also includes an office building, pub and residential block. 2020/10/15 Where:
Canopy by Hilton London City, 16 Minories London, EC3N 1AX
Category: New Hotels

Canopy by Hilton London City, 16 Minories, London, EC3N 1AX

Tube: Aldgate Station, Aldgate East Underground Station, Aldgate East Station, Tower Hill Station

 
 
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Canopy by Hilton London City opens in autumn 2020.

Whitechapel has been transformed by redevelopment in recent years, with the Crossrail train line set to improve transport links, and Hilton's first UK Canopy hotel is sure to benefit. Within the £76 million Minories development in Aldgate, the 314-room Canopy by Hilton London City hotel features a rooftop bar and free WiFi with a residential and an office building alongside as well as a public garden and a new city square. The interior design draws on the legacy of the Whitechapel Gallery and the melting pot of cultures in the surrounding area. Recent development in the area includes Altitude, a 35 storey tower and Cityscape, a residential building. The substantial Minories development, centred on a landscaped park, also includes an office building, pub and residential block.
 
 
 
 

Pan Pacific London

Opens late 2020

Pan Pacific London Opens late 2020 Pan Pacific London opens late 2020. The announcement of the arrival of the Pan Pacific London hotel marks the first European venture for the Singapore-based luxury hotel group. Set in One Bishopgate Plaza, a mixed used 41-storey landmark tower just across from Liverpool Street Station, the 237 guest rooms and suites here have been designed by Yabu Pushelberg. The Canadian design firm is also responsible for the Four Seasons Toronto, W New York Times Square and the St Regis San Francisco. At the London hotel, a 'smart' ballroom big enough for 370 people sits alongside six meeting spaces and guests can work out and unwind at the indoor lap pool, with views of the street, spa and fitness area. The signature suite, perched on the 18th floor, is the epitome of luxury with spectacular views of City landmark, The Gherkin. Above the hotel, from levels 21 to 41, are the private sky residences while adjoining the hotel at ground level is Bishopsgate Plaza, a new public square in the heart of the City framed by Devonshire Row, with its listed facade and modern glazed canopy roof covering the restaurants and shops within. 2020/12/01 Where:
Pan Pacific London, 142-150 Bishopsgate, One Bishopgate Plaza London, EC2M 4HX
Category: New Hotels

Pan Pacific London, 142-150 Bishopsgate, One Bishopgate Plaza, London, EC2M 4HX

Tube: Liverpool Street Station, Aldgate Station

 
 
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Pan Pacific London opens late 2020.

The announcement of the arrival of the Pan Pacific London hotel marks the first European venture for the Singapore-based luxury hotel group. Set in One Bishopgate Plaza, a mixed used 41-storey landmark tower just across from Liverpool Street Station, the 237 guest rooms and suites here have been designed by Yabu Pushelberg. The Canadian design firm is also responsible for the Four Seasons Toronto, W New York Times Square and the St Regis San Francisco. At the London hotel, a 'smart' ballroom big enough for 370 people sits alongside six meeting spaces and guests can work out and unwind at the indoor lap pool, with views of the street, spa and fitness area. The signature suite, perched on the 18th floor, is the epitome of luxury with spectacular views of City landmark, The Gherkin. Above the hotel, from levels 21 to 41, are the private sky residences while adjoining the hotel at ground level is Bishopsgate Plaza, a new public square in the heart of the City framed by Devonshire Row, with its listed facade and modern glazed canopy roof covering the restaurants and shops within.
 
 
 

The Chiswick Cinema

Opens late 2020

The Chiswick Cinema Opens late 2020 The Chiswick Cinema opens in late 2020. Hard to believe but the good people of Chiswick haven't had a local cinema since the 1930s. All that will change when The Chiswick Cinema opens, screening current releases and family films on the High Road where Rambert Dance Company used to be. The luxury cinema houses five screens, a bar and kiosk on the ground floor as well as a private members' bar above and offers comfortable seating and easy access. The project is overseen by Lyn Goleby, co-founder and former managing director of Picturehouse cinemas who brings with her twenty-five years' experience in the industry. Some trivia for film fans: Chiswick's Electric Cinema and Cinema Royal - now The Old Cinema antiques shop - both closed in 1933. Eighty-seven years on, the moving pictures are making a comeback. 2020/12/01 Where:
The Chiswick Cinema, 94-96 Chiswick High Road London, W4 1SH
Category: Cinemas

The Chiswick Cinema, 94-96 Chiswick High Road, London, W4 1SH

Tube: Turnham Green Station, Stamford Brook Station

 
 
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The Chiswick Cinema opens in late 2020.

Hard to believe but the good people of Chiswick haven't had a local cinema since the 1930s. All that will change when The Chiswick Cinema opens, screening current releases and family films on the High Road where Rambert Dance Company used to be. The luxury cinema houses five screens, a bar and kiosk on the ground floor as well as a private members' bar above and offers comfortable seating and easy access. The project is overseen by Lyn Goleby, co-founder and former managing director of Picturehouse cinemas who brings with her twenty-five years' experience in the industry. Some trivia for film fans: Chiswick's Electric Cinema and Cinema Royal - now The Old Cinema antiques shop - both closed in 1933. Eighty-seven years on, the moving pictures are making a comeback.
 
 
 

Fotografiska London

Opens to be confirmed 2020

Fotografiska London Opens to be confirmed 2020 Fotografiska London opens in 2020. Showing up to seven exhibitions at one time, all of which are accessible with one entry ticket, Fotografiska London follows the successful model of its sister gallery in Stockholm, which has become one of the city's top visitor attractions since opening in 2010 . The 89,000 square foot gallery in Whitechapel, London's largest permanent dedicated photography gallery, presents major solo exhibitions of work by the world's greatest photographers, social projects and commissions by new talent. Past exhibitions in Stockholm include David LaChapelle, Annie Leibovitz, Bill Brandt and Helmut Newton. Giving new perspectives on people living on the margins of society, Refugee Phones looked at the isolation of child refugees in Europe. The gallery also includes two top-level restaurants, a café and bar plus a large-scale conference space with in-house cinema. The shop stocks everything from limited-edition coffee-table books to the latest photographic gadgets. 2020/12/31 Where:
Fotografiska London, The White Chapel Building, 10 Whitechapel High Street London, E1 8DX
Category: Art Galleries

Fotografiska London, The White Chapel Building, 10 Whitechapel High Street, London, E1 8DX

Tube: Aldgate East Underground Station, Aldgate East Station, Aldgate Station

 
 
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Fotografiska London opens in 2020.

Showing up to seven exhibitions at one time, all of which are accessible with one entry ticket, Fotografiska London follows the successful model of its sister gallery in Stockholm, which has become one of the city's top visitor attractions since opening in 2010 . The 89,000 square foot gallery in Whitechapel, London's largest permanent dedicated photography gallery, presents major solo exhibitions of work by the world's greatest photographers, social projects and commissions by new talent. Past exhibitions in Stockholm include David LaChapelle, Annie Leibovitz, Bill Brandt and Helmut Newton. Giving new perspectives on people living on the margins of society, Refugee Phones looked at the isolation of child refugees in Europe. The gallery also includes two top-level restaurants, a café and bar plus a large-scale conference space with in-house cinema. The shop stocks everything from limited-edition coffee-table books to the latest photographic gadgets.
 
 
 

Akoko

Opened early 2020

Akoko Opened early 2020 At Akoko Masterchef: The Professionals finalist William JM Chilila, previously at Orrery, creates enticing dishes from across West Africa, with an emphasis on using sustainably-grown ingredients from African and British suppliers. The menu starts with Nigerian Export Guinness bread rolls and moves on to goat pepper soup, grilled 28 day aged beef suya with caramelised onion and confit tomato, lobster with melon seed veloute and pounded yam, grilled aubergine with aubergine caviar and the signature baobab dish sweetened with honey. Interiors by Rene Dekker Design showcase the natural beauty, simplicity and earthiness of West Africa with walls covered in soothing clay and decorated with African art. 2020/01/15 Where:
Akoko, 21 Berners Street London, W1T 3LP
Category: African Cuisine

Akoko, 21 Berners Street, London, W1T 3LP

Tube: Goodge Street Station, Tottenham Court Road Station, Oxford Circus Station

 
 
At Akoko Masterchef: The Professionals finalist William JM Chilila, previously at Orrery, creates enticing dishes from across West Africa, with an emphasis on using sustainably-grown ingredients from African and British suppliers. The menu starts with Nigerian Export Guinness bread rolls and moves on to goat pepper soup, grilled 28 day aged beef suya with caramelised onion and confit tomato, lobster with melon seed veloute and pounded yam, grilled aubergine with aubergine caviar and the signature baobab dish sweetened with honey. Interiors by Rene Dekker Design showcase the natural beauty, simplicity and earthiness of West Africa with walls covered in soothing clay and decorated with African art.
 
 
 

Ampeli

Opened 15th January 2020

Ampeli Opened 15th January 2020 Taking cues from the modern wine-focused restaurants of Athens, Ampeli in Fitzrovia offers a mix Greek and Eastern Mediterranean food with a strong focus on wines. Set up by photographer and founder Jenny Pagoni, the restaurant's kitchen is led by head chef Oren Goldfeld who has previously worked at Nopi and Tel Aviv's acclaimed Toto restaurant. Oren has worked closely with Jenny to bring her favourite Greek dishes and family recipes to London. These include sharing plates of feta saganaki with tomato jam, okra and goat's cheese fritters as well as smoked cod's roe dip. Heartier dishes include pan-fried Welsh lamb sweetbreads served with spices, almond sauce and pickles or a comforting short rib stew with quince and date molasses. The wine list has been curated by Greek Master of Wine Yiannis Karakasis to champion native wines and producers from emerging wine regions. Elsewhere on the drinks menu, there are classic native spirits such as ouzo, raki and mastica, as well as barrel-aged tsipouro. For something sweet to finish with, try the poppy seed loukoumades - doughnuts with Greek mountain tea syrup - or an indulgent chocolate mahlab mousse with hazelnuts. 2020/01/15 Where:
Ampeli, 18 Charlotte Street London, W1T 2LZ
Category: Greek Cuisine

Ampeli, 18 Charlotte Street, London, W1T 2LZ

Tube: Goodge Street Station, Tottenham Court Road Station

 
 
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Taking cues from the modern wine-focused restaurants of Athens, Ampeli in Fitzrovia offers a mix Greek and Eastern Mediterranean food with a strong focus on wines. Set up by photographer and founder Jenny Pagoni, the restaurant's kitchen is led by head chef Oren Goldfeld who has previously worked at Nopi and Tel Aviv's acclaimed Toto restaurant. Oren has worked closely with Jenny to bring her favourite Greek dishes and family recipes to London. These include sharing plates of feta saganaki with tomato jam, okra and goat's cheese fritters as well as smoked cod's roe dip. Heartier dishes include pan-fried Welsh lamb sweetbreads served with spices, almond sauce and pickles or a comforting short rib stew with quince and date molasses. The wine list has been curated by Greek Master of Wine Yiannis Karakasis to champion native wines and producers from emerging wine regions. Elsewhere on the drinks menu, there are classic native spirits such as ouzo, raki and mastica, as well as barrel-aged tsipouro. For something sweet to finish with, try the poppy seed loukoumades - doughnuts with Greek mountain tea syrup - or an indulgent chocolate mahlab mousse with hazelnuts.
 
 
 
 

Apple Butter Cafe

Opened January 2020

Apple Butter Cafe Opened January 2020 This east-meets-west cafe on Monmouth Street comes with a Middle Eastern menu, cosy front terrace and a good range of specialty coffee. An oasis of calm mere steps away from Seven Dials, the 65-cover Apple Butter Cafe specialises in gourmet sandwiches and salads, daily freshly baked cakes, indulgent desserts and pastries piled high. The cafe comes courtesy of Middle Eastern-born brothers Saleh and Mohammad Alayan working alongside Faycal Abdel Khalek. They've put together a menu which includes goat labneh salad - complete with Mesclun, baby spinach, caramelised walnuts, goji berries and balsamic dressing - and chicken yakitori served with honey mustard mayo, baby rocket, pickles and soya sesame oil. The Lotus Flower dessert is something of a signature, filled with chocolate ganache, chocolate chips, topped with ice cream and caramel sauce. Enjoy cold brew coffee - brewed at room temperature for eight to 12 hours - while taking in the surroundings of deep red brick-lined walls and parquet flooring. 2020/01/15 Where:
Apple Butter Cafe, 32-34 Monmouth Street London, WC2H 9HA
Category: Middle Eastern Cuisine

Apple Butter Cafe, 32-34 Monmouth Street, London, WC2H 9HA

Tube: Covent Garden Station, Leicester Square Station, Tottenham Court Road Station

 
 
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This east-meets-west cafe on Monmouth Street comes with a Middle Eastern menu, cosy front terrace and a good range of specialty coffee. An oasis of calm mere steps away from Seven Dials, the 65-cover Apple Butter Cafe specialises in gourmet sandwiches and salads, daily freshly baked cakes, indulgent desserts and pastries piled high. The cafe comes courtesy of Middle Eastern-born brothers Saleh and Mohammad Alayan working alongside Faycal Abdel Khalek. They've put together a menu which includes goat labneh salad - complete with Mesclun, baby spinach, caramelised walnuts, goji berries and balsamic dressing - and chicken yakitori served with honey mustard mayo, baby rocket, pickles and soya sesame oil. The Lotus Flower dessert is something of a signature, filled with chocolate ganache, chocolate chips, topped with ice cream and caramel sauce. Enjoy cold brew coffee - brewed at room temperature for eight to 12 hours - while taking in the surroundings of deep red brick-lined walls and parquet flooring.
 
 
 

Ruby Lucy Hotel London

Opened January 2020

Ruby Lucy Hotel London Opened January 2020 A new buzzword for 'budget boutique', the Munich-based Ruby Group has coined the term 'lean luxury' to describe its affordable accommodation for cost conscious travellers. At the Ruby Lucy Hotel London on Lower Marsh, luxury means laid-back comfort instead of formalities. They've saved on space so you save on pounds. The vibe is 'character and soul instead of polished surfaces' and while you might not get a heritage building, you do get a central location directly opposite Waterloo Station. From here it's a ten-minute stroll to the Thames, the Southbank and the London Eye, from where Big Ben and Westminster are a short walk. The decor at the 76-room hotel is paired back and minimal in the rooms, more colourful in the communal areas - the carnival theme comes from the area's bustling fairs and markets. Expect circus drums and juggling pins, rich, dark tones with bright brass fixtures. Not at home unless you're rocking out? One of the more quirky elements is a Marshall amp in each room - don't worry if you didn't bring your guitar, you can borrow one from reception where self-check-in via a tablet reduces that time to under one minute. 2020/01/15 Where:
Ruby Lucy Hotel London, 100-108 Lower Marsh London, SE1 7AB
Category: New Hotels

Ruby Lucy Hotel London, 100-108 Lower Marsh, London, SE1 7AB

Tube: Waterloo Station, Lambeth North Station

 
 
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A new buzzword for 'budget boutique', the Munich-based Ruby Group has coined the term 'lean luxury' to describe its affordable accommodation for cost conscious travellers. At the Ruby Lucy Hotel London on Lower Marsh, luxury means laid-back comfort instead of formalities. They've saved on space so you save on pounds. The vibe is 'character and soul instead of polished surfaces' and while you might not get a heritage building, you do get a central location directly opposite Waterloo Station. From here it's a ten-minute stroll to the Thames, the Southbank and the London Eye, from where Big Ben and Westminster are a short walk. The decor at the 76-room hotel is paired back and minimal in the rooms, more colourful in the communal areas - the carnival theme comes from the area's bustling fairs and markets. Expect circus drums and juggling pins, rich, dark tones with bright brass fixtures. Not at home unless you're rocking out? One of the more quirky elements is a Marshall amp in each room - don't worry if you didn't bring your guitar, you can borrow one from reception where self-check-in via a tablet reduces that time to under one minute.
 
 
 

Muse

Opened 11th January 2020

Muse Opened 11th January 2020 A new venture from acclaimed chef Tom Aikens, Muse is a fine dining restaurant that offers every guest a chefs' table experience. The restaurant is spread across two floors in a characterful but small mews house and each level has an open plan theatre kitchen, giving a unique, experience-led meal. The interior itself is an aesthetically pleasing affair with eclectic furnishings, decadent woods, luxury fabrics and jewel-toned marble. In terms of food, Aikens has drawn on poignant memories of his early childhood and career - from the first time he tasted a warm, juicy strawberry to the mentors that have formed part of his professional journey - to create a seasonal, stripped-back tasting menu with many of the signature dishes putting the focus on one key ingredient. One dish, Conquering the 'Beech Tree' - an unconventional combination of langoustine, pork fat and burnt apple - was inspired by childhood memories of climbing a tree with his twin brother and just goest to show you should never be afraid to take risks. Another dish, entitled '­The love affair continues', inspired by Tom's French mentors Joel Robuchon and Pierre Koffmann, combines mashed potato with Koffmann's method of cooking fish in goose fat. 2020/01/11 Where:
Muse, 38 Groom Place London, SW1X 7BA
Category:

Muse, 38 Groom Place, London, SW1X 7BA

Tube: Hyde Park Corner Station

 
 
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A new venture from acclaimed chef Tom Aikens, Muse is a fine dining restaurant that offers every guest a chefs' table experience. The restaurant is spread across two floors in a characterful but small mews house and each level has an open plan theatre kitchen, giving a unique, experience-led meal. The interior itself is an aesthetically pleasing affair with eclectic furnishings, decadent woods, luxury fabrics and jewel-toned marble. In terms of food, Aikens has drawn on poignant memories of his early childhood and career - from the first time he tasted a warm, juicy strawberry to the mentors that have formed part of his professional journey - to create a seasonal, stripped-back tasting menu with many of the signature dishes putting the focus on one key ingredient. One dish, Conquering the 'Beech Tree' - an unconventional combination of langoustine, pork fat and burnt apple - was inspired by childhood memories of climbing a tree with his twin brother and just goest to show you should never be afraid to take risks. Another dish, entitled '­The love affair continues', inspired by Tom's French mentors Joel Robuchon and Pierre Koffmann, combines mashed potato with Koffmann's method of cooking fish in goose fat.
 
 
 

Peckham Cellars

Opened 9th January 2020

Peckham Cellars Opened 9th January 2020 The 80-strong wine list at Peckham Cellars, a neighbourhood wine bar and kitchen a stone's throw from Queens Road Peckham station, has been curated by sommelier and co-founder Ben McVeigh . Ben has teamed up with with longtime friends and industry veterans Helen Hall and Luke West-Whylie to create a low-key, intimate spot featuring a seasonal and regularly changing menu and wine list of eclectic yet accessible wines that won't break the bank. E nter through the Crittall doors to find a welcoming and casual space sound-tracked by a playlist of soul, disco, R'n'B, jazz and hip-hop, with the music turned up on weekend evenings when the bar is open until 1am. The wine list includes a few 'Weird and Wonderful' wines to surprise and educate even the most experienced wine drinkers. The Coravin perseveration system means you can try tasters from top-end bottles and if you find a tipple that takes your fancy, you can buy it by the bottle at the Peckham Cellars bottle shop. 2020/01/09 Where:
Peckham Cellars, 125 Queens Road London, SE15 2ND
Category: Wine Bars

Peckham Cellars, 125 Queens Road, London, SE15 2ND

Tube: New Cross Gate Station (East London line closed. Bus service operates)

 
 
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The 80-strong wine list at Peckham Cellars, a neighbourhood wine bar and kitchen a stone's throw from Queens Road Peckham station, has been curated by sommelier and co-founder Ben McVeigh . Ben has teamed up with with longtime friends and industry veterans Helen Hall and Luke West-Whylie to create a low-key, intimate spot featuring a seasonal and regularly changing menu and wine list of eclectic yet accessible wines that won't break the bank. E nter through the Crittall doors to find a welcoming and casual space sound-tracked by a playlist of soul, disco, R'n'B, jazz and hip-hop, with the music turned up on weekend evenings when the bar is open until 1am. The wine list includes a few 'Weird and Wonderful' wines to surprise and educate even the most experienced wine drinkers. The Coravin perseveration system means you can try tasters from top-end bottles and if you find a tipple that takes your fancy, you can buy it by the bottle at the Peckham Cellars bottle shop.
 
 
 

nhow London

Opened 2nd January 2020

nhow London Opened 2nd January 2020 British icons from the Royal Family to the London underground give the nhow hotel its distinctive look and feel. This modern 190-room four star hotel, part of the 250 City Road development, is the first UK venture from the brand, joining sister hotels in Berlin, Rotterdam, Milan and Marseille. London-based Project Orange is responsible for the interior design of nhow London which puts a Big Ben rocket sculpture in the lobby and has tables featuring cockney rhyming slang and oversized gold bell lights, a reminder of the city's famous church bells. In the rooms, colourful textures and contemporary art create are best described as punk meets high tech, with graffiti alongside unconventional images of past monarchs. The eight-floor hotel also houses a restaurant called The Bell - a reinvention of the British pub - a bar, gym and three meeting rooms. 2020/01/02 Where:
nhow London, Macclesfield Road London, EC1V 8DG
Category: New Hotels

nhow London, Macclesfield Road, London, EC1V 8DG

Tube: Old Street Station

 
 
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British icons from the Royal Family to the London underground give the nhow hotel its distinctive look and feel. This modern 190-room four star hotel, part of the 250 City Road development, is the first UK venture from the brand, joining sister hotels in Berlin, Rotterdam, Milan and Marseille. London-based Project Orange is responsible for the interior design of nhow London which puts a Big Ben rocket sculpture in the lobby and has tables featuring cockney rhyming slang and oversized gold bell lights, a reminder of the city's famous church bells. In the rooms, colourful textures and contemporary art create are best described as punk meets high tech, with graffiti alongside unconventional images of past monarchs. The eight-floor hotel also houses a restaurant called The Bell - a reinvention of the British pub - a bar, gym and three meeting rooms.
 
 
 
 
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