Whether you think it's perfectly legitimate or a gross affront to democracy, the proroguing of Parliament has one side benefit - it heralds the reopening of the Peers Dining Room to the public.
The Pugin-wallpapered dining room is impressive, but make sure you arrive in time to have a pre-lunch drink in the bar with its views over the Thames.
The menu this year is extremely British, with the kitchen doing
Stuck in London while everyone else is off on their hols? At least if you head to Somerset House over the coming months you can at least pretend you're in Spain.
They've just launched a terrace in partnership with San Miguel. Yes, you're looking over the Thames rather then the Med, but with a chilled beer in your hand and a range of Spanish snacks to choose from, things could be a whole lot worse.
Open daily from lunchtime the bar will serve up a
From the elegant gardens running down to the Thames of The River Cafe to canalside spots like Gotto Trattoria in Hackney, we pick some of London's loveliest waterside gems to dine at.
Down at Royal Wharf, a large new waterside development in London’s Royal Docks in Newham, there's a whole host of new restaurants and cafes getting ready to open over the summer. Here's our guide to what's moving in:
We're about to hit the peak season for summer pop-ups in London and, down by the Thames, there's something fishy going on.
Butlers Wharf Chop House have done a deal with Nyetimber and Colchester Oysters and have opened a riverside Oyster Shack for the summer. You'll find the shack just inside the restaurant's entrance where for the duration of the summer months it'll be keeping things simple serving up just two
West London restaurateur Sam Harrison is back with a destination riverfront restaurant by Hammersmith Bridge which is part of the multimillion Riverside Studios redevelopment.
In a city with thousands of bars it's actually really hard to make your drinks stand out, but we've been rather tickled by the latest wheeze from riverside restaurant Skylon. The bar there has just brought out a new cocktail menu called Cloud 9 and they've given the bar a sky-high makeover to match.
To go with the drinks featuring Laurent Perrier and all featuring cloud-like concoctions, the bar has suspended illuminated clouds from the ceiling, filled the
London's latest American import is this new riverside restaurant serving up all manner of USA treats.
Spiritland's new Festival Hall digs gives as much importance to what's playing and how it sounds as what's being served up. Oh and it's open very late too.
Looks like bobbing about on the river, eating and drinking, is making a comeback. No longer the preserve of tourists, a number of more interesting businesses are now after the foodie pound. In Paris, Alain Ducasse this weekend launched a floating restaurant on the Seine (after losing the Jules Verne
Updated 7/9/18 with opening date and soft launch details
Ten years after it first opened, Rotunda at Kings Place is getting a major makeover. The restaurant and its accompanying events space will close at the end of July and reopen mid-September.
Owner John Nugent, who's spending more than £1.5m on the redesign explains: "So much has changed in King’s Cross in recent years, and I am very proud that we were the early adopters of the
Marking the 30th anniversary of Brindisa, the latest outpost will be part of the Battersea Power Station development. Aside from the spectacular setting and views, we can expect the usual impeccably sourced Spanish produce, plus a dedicated cheese and charcuterie bar.
This will be the second site from Chakra, with the original being located in Kensington. The new site will be perched on the banks of the Thames in Kingston and will offer a contemporary fine-dining take on Indian cuisine.
The ex-Claridges Head Chef returns to London to open a riverside restaurant and cafe at the Tower of London with a terrace and bar overlooking the Thames.
Bryn Williams' riverside restaurant puts the spotlight firmly on fruit and veg - we went to see if it lived up to the billing.
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