A new hotel called The Londoner, described as “the world’s first super boutique hotel”, will launch in September, and will unveil six “unique hospitality offerings that will honour and re-shape the legacy of the West End”. Created for a new world era, concepts will include Whitcomb’s, The Stage, The Residence, Refuel, 8 at The Londoner and Joshua’s Tavern.   Spread across 16 floors, […]

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Two pedestrian-friendly plazas will transform Oxford Circus under plans unveiled by Westminster City Council and the Crown Estate on Wednesday.  The proposals will include “significant improvements” to public spaces, with additional planting and seating areas designed to maximise dwell time and encourage visitors, as well as improved access to the Tube.  There are thoughts the […]

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Sven-Hanson Britt, finalist on MasterChef: The Professionals, has opened Homestead at London City Island, on Leamouth Peninsula. A takeaway, deli, and grocery store for lockdown, the site will also house a restaurant and bar once restrictions have been lifted. Britt opened the concept with director of operations Scott Ward and brand director Tris Hillier. James […]

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London restaurant owners have berated the government’s new tier 2 lockdown placed on the capital, which brings new restrictions but offers no financial support. Unlike the more severe tier 3 – which itself is not without difficulties, and still places extraordinary strain on businesses – all hospitality ventures are allowed to continue to trade, but […]

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