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LONDON: SPRING RESTAURANT OPENINGS

On our radar this season: The Richmond at 316 Queensbridge Rd in Hackney – a joint effort from Brett Redman, of popular Elliot’s Café in Borough Market, and Margaret Chow, a stylist with names like i-D and Love on her CV – will offer an eclectic mix of negronis on

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LONDON: SPITALFIELDS RESTAURANT BOOM

All signs point to Spitalfields as the destination du jour for London’s everburgeoning food scene. Clive Watson of the Riding House Café has opened Blixen, an informal take on a grand European brasserie; brightly coloured Jago debuted last December, helmed by former head chef of Ottolenghi in Notting Hill; the

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LONDON: GARETH PUGH RETURNS HOME

To celebrate a decade in fashion, the dazzling, experimental designer returns to where “everything began,” presenting his AW15 collection on the London Fashion Week calendar in February 2015. After receiving the French fashion ANDAM prize in 2008 Pugh integrated the Paris fashion week calendar, then did a one-off show last

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LONDON: DOVER STREET MARKET TO MOVE

Ten years after Dover Street Market opened in Mayfair and subsequently transformed the area (Victoria Beckham is the latest label to move in, just up the street from DSM), the tastemaking concept shop has surprised the fashion world, announcing plans to move to Haymarket later this year. The change of venue

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LONDON: HACKNEY WICK BOOMING

The farther reaches of east London are luring more than just budding artists these days. Microbrew and pizza at the buzzing Crate Brewery in a canal-side former print factory, all-night dance parties at the hood’s latest address Number 90 Main Yard, or Hackney Wicked, a food truck–strewn community summer art

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LONDON: BOGS TO BARS

Trend alert. After cocktails served in teapots, the latest craze on the London bar
 and café scene seems to be setting up establishments
 in former public toilets. That’s right. The Attendant in Fitrovia today is a unique espresso & food bar designed around original porcelain urinals, and the new Bermondsey

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LONDON: NEW HOTEL OPENINGS

Opening 30 September at South Bank, Mondrian London at Sea Containers is the first Mondrian branded hotel outside the US. It brings the energy of the original Hollywood hotel to the iconic Sea Containers building, just walking distance from the Tate Modern, Borough Market and the Southbank Centre. Fave Farringdon

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LONDON: LOEWE RELAUNCH

Now with UK fashion talent J.W. Anderson at its helm, the Spanish luxury fashion and leather goods brand is getting a serious shake up. Loewe’s first advertising campaign and brand identity – by Anderson in collaboration with M/M Paris – was recently unveiled. And the “reinterpreted” Mount Street boutique reopened

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LONDON: SERPENTINE PAVILION 2014

This year the Serpentine’s Summer Pavilion was designed by Chilean architect Smiljan Radić. It follows, and contrasts with, Sou Fujimoto’s cloud-like Pavilion which was visited by almost 200,000 people in 2013. Inspired by Radić’s early work, The Castle of the Selfish Giant, the pavilion features a semi-translucent, cylindrical structure that resembles a

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LONDON: FOYLES

The renowned London bookseller and literary landmark has just moved down Charing Cross Road a bit to a massive new flagship located inside the former site of Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. Designed to be ‘a bookshop for the 21st century,’ the light-filled 1930s Deco space was

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