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A guide to Central London’s Seven Dials

  London is beautiful when the sun shines. One area that I particularly like strolling around is 7 dials in Covent Garden. It is a little tucked in the heart of Central London, be it just having a coffee at the famous Monmouth Coffee place, or enjoying a play at one of the many theatres, there is something for everyone. If you’re in the mood for a little pampering and looking for beauty products,  Caudalié is where you want to go. The French cosmetic brand that is known for utilising grapes from the vineyards in Bordeaux, Champagne and Burgundy for all the products. Founder Mathilde Thomas started the brand with her husband...
Category: London

A hidden gem in Covent Garden

There’s something about London that I really love, is discovering the fun and hidden gem within places that you thought you’ve always known. Just next to Covent Garden, Seven Dials area is a very lively area that often been missed. Set within Seven Dials, Neals Yard is my favourite little area. Just hidden in the middle of seven dials, neals yard has lots of small restaurants and painted with colourful walls, you walked into an area that for a moment you don’t remember you’re actually in central London.   If you want a little chilled french cuisine with some really good wine, Compagnie Des Vins Surnaturels is one of a good c...

New York Strip tease

No not that kind of strip, well at least not here. There’s something fascinating about the New York glamour..just like there’s always something about the Parisian romance. Steak House is quite an american thing, but it’s got to be done the right way. Sitting in Farringdon, hidden at the back of a quiet courtyard, Strip Bar & Steak is a hidden little gem within the Malmaison hotel. Opened in November, it wasn’t until recently that I finally managed to visit the hotel and the steakhouse that I’ve heard so much about. As the latest addition to the area’s thriving dining scene, Strip Bar & Steak offers a modern twist on the tra...

A drink tailor-made for you

Speakeasy bars has become a sought-after place lately. Exclusive, hidden, somewhere with essence and a story are even better. and here I am, at the Discount Suit Company. It took me a while and a few detours before I can manage to find the place. Discount Suit Company, opened on Petticoat Lane (between Brick Lane and Spitalfields Market) earlier this year, is housed within a former tailor’s workshop, the hidden cocktail bar is the latest addition to London’s vibrant underground drinking scene.Created by three drinks industry insiders – Andy Kerr, Stephen Thompson and Ally Tatton, (known as The Umbrella Project), this place is ...
Category: London, Night Life, UK, 旅遊, 飲食

The Oysters has to be done in the Wright way

There are times in life that either you don’t do something, or you do it the best possible way you can. In my entire life, for some reason I’m somewhat reluctant to eat or even try oysters. I’ve only started enjoying seafood during my university years, however I had been enjoying too much that I believe I’ve used up most of my life’s quota on shellfish. For some reason I get slightly allergic to shellfish and making me more reluctant to try oysters. So when I visited Wright Brothers Spitalfields, I was a bit worried that what could I order at an oyster house. Opened in 2013 Mid December, Wright Brothers Spitalfields is the g...