Best Bits London – Summer Cocktails 2017!

Not all of us are lucky enough to sip a Pomada in a cave overlooking the Mediterranean on Menorca. Some of us live in London, but we can bring a little of that Southern European sentiment into our daily lives with just a sip of these summer cocktails.

To celebrate the one year anniversary of my podcast, Best Sips Worldwide, I give you one of my favorite posts of the year – the Best Sips this aestival season.

COCKTAIL TRADING COMPANY
1. I had to begin with a cocktail off the recently launched, brand-new menu from Andy, Elliott and Olly of The Cocktail Trading Company (my first ever podcast!). Both beautiful looking and tasting, with ingredients such as Tapatio Blanco Tequila, habanero-apricot sherbet, and spiced corn orchata, we’ll all be […]

June 9th, 2017|Destinations, London, United Kingdom|0 Comments

Best Bits London: 10 Great Stalls at Portobello Road Antique Market

It’s hard not to compare Portobello Market today with what it used to be, even just ten years ago. Gone are the days when you would see stalls lining the streets with tables laden with knick-knacks next to silver next to china. Arcades stuffed with antique jewelry have given way to pies shops, cupcake cafes and high street fashions. Most of the dealers I knew are long gone – some selling online or at fairs all over the country, but no longer at home on Portobello Road.

Saying all that, it’s not all doom and gloom. The Cypriot and I decided to head down to Portobello Market last Saturday to see if there were anything we could find among the global brands that had moved in.
Happily we […]

April 21st, 2017|Destinations, London, United Kingdom|0 Comments

Untitled – Winter is Coming?

The first drink on the menu is called Snow – but it’s March, no? With ingredients not usually found in a standard cocktail, such as clay and chalk, one would think Snow wouldn’t be heralded so brazenly at the top of the menu, but with only twelve drinks on the menu, there really is nowhere to hide.

I haven’t ingested either material since I was a child, and that was definitely not on purpose. If this wasn’t the newest venture from cocktail alchemist Tony Conigliaro of 69 Colebrooke Row and Bar Termini fame, I would probably not have ordered it, but here I was at his newest venture, Untitled, about to take a sip.

I am loathe to call it a bar as there was nary a bartender in sight […]

March 2nd, 2017|Destinations, London, United Kingdom|0 Comments

London Guide alla Intercontinental Hotels – Affiliate Bit

I work with the Intercontinental Brand quite often and I have never been disappointed. When they asked me to collaborate by posting their travel guide of London on my site, I was more than happy to share.  
It’s a great guide and I hope you come back to use it often!
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February 4th, 2017|Destinations, London, United Kingdom|0 Comments

JJ Fox: The Great British Cigar Merchant, London – Affiliate Bit

By Halil Osman – Master of Habanos at James J Fox
London is full to the brim with smells, sounds, and delights to delight all who travel there. Truly, it’s harder to decide what not to do whilst in the UK’s capital. However, one thing that should definitely be on your list of places to visit is the historical establishment of JJ Fox. Named one of the hundred best stores in London – as well as one of the coolest! – it is a haven for cigar aficionados.

An experienced tobacconist’s merchants – with over two hundred years of trading in fine tobacco and smoker’s accessories – this is the undisputable destination for smokers with fine taste.

A Shop with History

Established in 1787, this shop has been trading now for […]

January 14th, 2017|Destinations, London, United Kingdom|0 Comments

The 12 Best Sips of Christmas – Cocktails in London

Thanks to all of you, I had a massive response with my 12 Sips of Christmas post last season, thus begins a tradition! Back then, my podcast, Best Sips Worldwide, was only a glimmer of an idea. At the end of this year after only 20 episodes, we have reached over 3,000 downloads.

At this time of year, Santa’s elves shake and stir their way into our hearts by using their elfin efforts to create this year’s batch of Christmas Cocktails.

I’ve rounded up my favorite 12 tipples in the city I call home and, hopefully, these select few will brighten up your yuletide celebrations!

Start the music, feel free to sing along, and sip merrily while letting the countdown to Christmas commence!
See if you can spot my use […]

December 1st, 2016|Destinations, London, United Kingdom|0 Comments