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 …

Surprising Materials at London Design Festival 2018

From sisal beasts to printed bacteria and salmon skins, all at this year's magnificent event

At this year’s London Design Festival (LDF), designers worked with surprising materials to showcase projects employing everything from high-tech solutions to unexpected but traditional fibers. Plastics were repurposed, as were the skins of fish. As-yet-unseen materials were printed. And so much more came to light. Here are some of our favorite projects and pieces from the festival’s King’s Cross Design Route, the London Design Biennale …

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, …

Word of Mouth: Shoreditch

A few must-hit spots and secret discoveries from East London's hub of art and hospitality

When a destination builds an alluring reputation, as East London’s Shoreditch has, it’s often tough to crack the most appropriate itinerary. How does one best participate in a location known for its expansive and globally recognized culture? CH’s team spends a lot of time in London—scouting for the best street food, galleries, coffee shops, and more, and the bustling capital—and the Shoreditch neighborhood in particular—has …

citizenM Takes London

The boutique hotel chain expands to three locations in the city, art collection in tow

Boutique hotel chain citizenM hinted at world domination when we reviewed their first—and currently only—Stateside location in Times Square, New York City a few years ago; and they’re getting closer to their goal with every opening (peek their map of target cities here; NYC is finally getting its second—on Bowery and Delancey—by 2018). While their Taipei outpost is still nearing completion, the ambitious brand surprisingly …