Escaping into Nobu Shoreditch, London

A serene East London destination with incredible dining

by Michael Frank Just a few blocks off the quite bustling Great Eastern Street in London lies the wedge-shaped Nobu Shoreditch. From the back-end, it looks somewhat like the purposefully mesmerizing armor of a Japanese samurai in battle regalia—all sharp angles and walls of glass. But from the entrance, it’s distinctly subdued. The design doesn’t quite fit in a neighborhood that dates to Roman times, …

The Ned, London

A hub of accommodation that's more than a hotel, thanks to its size and intentions

Most hotels in big cities have a problem with maximizing space—but what does one do when the building-to-be-renovated is almost too massive? It requires more than one company, in fact. This month, The Ned finally opened its doors in London after four years of work, completing its transformation from Midland Bank headquarters into a gigantic 252-room hotel, with private members’ club areas, a spa, public …

Henrietta Hotel, London

The Experimental Cocktail Club's new 18-room boutique accommodation, their first in the capital

If you’re looking for something closer to central London and quieter than the Ned, the team behind Experimental Cocktail Club has opened their first-ever hotel in the city. As we’ve visited their first hotel project in Paris, The Grand Pigalle, we were curious to see if they could replicate its success—and that of their wildly popular bars and restaurants. Our takeaway from a recent visit, …

Monty’s Deli Opens in London

The market stall upgrades into a full proper delicatessen

With humble beginnings as a bustling market stall on Druid Street, East London’s Monty’s Deli—thanks to a successful Kickstarter that helped raise more than £50,000—has just opened its doors as a brick-and-mortar restaurant. With the additional kitchen space and actual seating, it means preparing Jewish classics for even more hungry mouths. This is one of the few places in the city to make their salt …

300 Bars Comprise London Cocktail Week 2018

Six sophisticated drinks to try during the festival, or make at home

The city of London is no stranger to superb cocktails. Not only did it land the best (and second best) spot on the World’s 50 Best Bars list this year, the city also had the top and second spots last year. (Congrats, Ryan Chetiyawardana.) But unlike the World’s 50 Best, London Cocktail Week isn’t out to celebrate a handful of competitive destinations; rather it aims to unite a …