Habit Hunter Hotspots| February Edition

1. Immerse yourself in your dreams


WHAT IS IT? An immersive experience from the guys at DotDot. They promise to awaken all your human senses. They are the place where hyperreality and virtual reality meet – a live, multi-sensory experience with immersive technologies.
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WHERE: 2 Pear Tree Street (off Goswell Road), London EC1V 3SB
NEAREST TUBE: Farringdon

2.Head to Vegan Life Live


WHAT IS IT? Showcasing a wealth of information for both newbie vegans and veterans alike, Vegan Life Live will shine a spotlight on the current trends. They will bring you the very best of all things vegan, including clothing, cosmetics, household products and the most delicious food and drink for the cruelty-conscious consumer.
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WHERE: Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, London, N22 7AY
NEAREST TUBE: Muswell Hill or Wood Green

3. Go to brunch with the mean girls


WHAT IS IT? After selling out in NYC within hours, the MEAN GIRLS-themed brunch party is hitting London – and it is ever-so fetch! The brunch ensures a day filled with “rainbows and smiles” with MEAN GIRLS themed games, cocktails and brunch food, whilst the famous, cult classic plays in the background.

WHERE: Floripa, 91-92 Great Eastern St, EC2A 3HZ
NEAREST TUBE: Old Street

4. Get under the skin of Ferrari


WHAT IS IT? Ferrari: Under the Skin is a major exhibition at The Design Museum, examining the fascinating history of one of motoring’s most iconic brands. The show, created in collaboration with Ferrari, celebrates 70 years of precision design, from the launch of the very first Ferrari car in 1947 to the latest car in production.
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WHERE: 224-238 Kensington High Street W8 6AG
NEAREST TUBE: High Street Kensington

5. Head to hard yard


WHAT IS IT? Pop Brixon has teamed up with The Hard Yard to offer full body, prison-style workouts designed and led by ex-offenders. They’ll get you pumped, sweating and sculpted with no equipment, just bodyweight resistance and hard graft, afterall, their trainers started out in prison cells, with little space or equipment). Grab a mate, sweat it out and refuel afterwards at Pop’s many food outlets.
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WHERE: 49 Brixton Station Rd, Brixton, London SW9 8PQ
NEAREST TUBE: Brixton

6. Support Billy & Jack at their 24hr supperclub


WHAT IS IT? When Billy Wright and Jack Layer met on MasterChef, a foodie bromance blossomed. This weekend, the foodie duo is set to host a 24-hour supperclub to raise money for Cancer Research UK. Taking place at Plum + Spilt Milk in Kings Cross, Billy and Jack will cook for 24 hours straight, prepping nine consecutive supper club sittings spanning brunch, lunch, dinner and late-night feasting, to raise money for Cancer Research UK.
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WHERE: Great Northern Hotel, Kings Cross St Pancras Station, Pancras Rd, Kings Cross, London N1C 4TB
NEAREST TUBE: Kings Cross

7. Get inspired at About Tomorrow


WHAT IS IT? About Tomorrow 2018 at Work.Life is a special festival of female empowerment;  is about supporting the next generation of female entrepreneurs in the UK, with 10 awe-inspiring events throughout February and March 2018. The business-focused series has a bit of a twist – the events only profile and feature female-owned businesses and female entrepreneurs, to help inspire other women to chase their dreams.
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WHERE: Work.Life offices around London
NEAREST TUBE: Check the site

8. Go zen at The London Edition


WHAT IS IT? Sound Sebastien was born through Jasmine Hemsley and Toni Dicks’ mutual love for the ancient practice of sound and its ability to calm and curate good vibrations for the ultimate in relaxation. During each session, guests are invited to reset and renew through a sound-induced meditative state. All relaxation needs are catered for; from Tempur foam pillows and essential oils to cosy blankets and silk lavender filled eye cushions.
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WHERE: 10 Berners St, Fitzrovia, London W1T 3NP
NEAREST TUBE: Oxford Circus or Tottenham Court Road

9. Have a pita party


WHAT IS IT? This carb party follows a month-long menu of perfect little pitas created by guest chefs. Try mini versions of all four thought up by culinary whizz kids from Smokestak, Breddos Tacos and Honey & Co, plus chef Oded Oren. Berber & Q will finish things off with a desert edition too.
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WHERE: 46 Exmouth Market, London. EC1R 4QE
NEAREST TUBE: Angel

10. Stay on trend at Fashion Week


WHAT IS IT? Staged in London Fashion Week venue: The Store Studios, 180 Strand – this is the only event that gives you unparalleled access to the industry to experience the best of British and international fashion including a showcase of designer and trend catwalks shows, designer shopping and industry talks.
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WHERE: The Store Studios, 180 Strand, WC2R
NEAREST TUBE: Covent Garden or Waterloo

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Top 10 | Healthy Brunch Spots in London

“Brunch is Always a Good Idea”

So why not check out my top spots in the capital to dine on the healthiest breakfast & brunch options in town:

1. The Modern Pantry


​​RECOMMENDED DISH: Garam masala roasted banana, cocoa, date & pecan cereal, toasted almonds & cashews, coconut yoghurt & passionfruit

WHERE: St John’s Square, Clerkenwell. London
NEAREST TUBE: Farringdon

2. Flotsam & Jetsam


​RECOMMENDED DISH: Coco-Mango Bircher

WHERE: 4 Bellevue Parade, Wandsworth
NEAREST TUBE: Wandsworth Common, Tooting Bec, Balham or Clapham South

3. Caravan


​​RECOMMENDED DISH: Red quinoa and organic oat porridge, stewed pear and blackberries.

WHERE: Granary Square, Kings Cross
NEAREST TUBE: Kings Cross

4. Dishoom 


​​RECOMMENDED DISH: Bombay Omelette

WHERE: 12 Upper St Martins Lane, Covent Garden
NEAREST TUBE: Covent Garden

5. Farmgirl


​​RECOMMENDED DISH: Buckwheat Berry Pancakes

WHERE: Portobello Road, Notting Hill
NEAREST TUBE: Notting Hill Gate

6. 26 Grains


​​RECOMMENDED DISH: Banana & Cacao

WHERE: Neals Yard, Covent Garden
NEAREST TUBE: Covent Garden or Holborn

7. Granger & Co


​​RECOMMENDED DISH: The Fresh Aussie

WHERE: Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill
NEAREST TUBE: Notting Hill Gate

8. Baker & Spice


​​RECOMMENDED DISH: Homemade Granola with Yoghurt & Fresh Fruit Compote

WHERE: 47 Denyer Street, Chelsea
NEAREST TUBE: Sloane Square

9. Daylesford Organic


​​RECOMMENDED DISH: Super Greens Eggs Benedict

WHERE: 31 Sloane Square, Chelsea
NEAREST TUBE: Sloane Square

10. Andina


​​RECOMMENDED DISH: Granola & Lúcuma

WHERE: Redchurch Street, Shoreditch
NEAREST TUBE: Shoreditch High Street

Looking for South West London brunch spots?

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Habit Hunter Hotspots | August Edition

1. Brunch with the Conde Nast Travellers


WHAT IS IT? Head to the Hamptons with Conde Nast (well to Pergola.. but it’s kind of the same thing). Join them in West London for their exclusive Chef’s World Series brunch with sparkling wine, where they’ll kickstart the weekend with a menu from the team from Bad Egg, a top East London spot for bottomless brunch.

WHERE: Pergola on the Roof
NEAREST TUBE: White City

2. Soak up Sunfall


​​WHAT IS IT? A one-day festival from the guys behind ace London nightspots Phonox, The Nest and XOYO, plus equally ace Croatian festivals Dimensions and Outlook. There are two parts to Sunfall: a day of raving in Brockwell Park, followed by eight eclectic afterparties across south London with no extra tickets needed.

WHERE: Brockwell Park, Dulwich Rd. SE24 0NG
NEAREST TUBE: Brixton

3. Get Cultural at Frieze


​​WHAT IS IT? Frieze London features more than 160 of the world’s leading galleries. Wander through a stunning outdoor exhibition featuring works by some of the world’s most famous sculptors with Frieze Sculpture 2017 in Regent’s Park’s English Gardens.

WHERE: Regents Park. NW1 4NR
NEAREST TUBE: Regents Park

4. Hit the Hamyard


​​WHAT IS IT? Drink some multi-coloured cocktails on the fourth floor Roof Terrace of the Ham Yard Hotel at their pop-up summer bar. The hotel will be running a series of ‘Summer Sessions’ throughout August including a Garden to Glass session filled with botanical drinks and a Rosé on the Roof night.

WHERE: Hamyard Hotel, 1 Ham Yard. W1D 7DT
NEAREST TUBE: Piccadilly Circus

5. Take on The Beast


​​WHAT IS IT? Relive every 90s game show fantasy you ever had at The Beast, the world’s largest inflatable obstacle course at Alexandra Palace. Jump, bash and clamber your way through 32 inflatable obstacles across a 272 bouncy metres.

WHERE: Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way. N22 7AY
NEAREST TUBE: Alexandra Palace

6. Parade the Streets of Notting Hill


​​WHAT IS IT? A celebration of the capital’s Caribbean communities, their culture and traditions, which has been taking place since 1964, featuring two days of fantastic live music ranging from reggae to dub to salsa.

WHERE: Notting Hill
NEAREST TUBE: Notting Hill Gate or Ladbroke Grove

7. Hiit the Roof


​​WHAT IS IT? Aviary has teamed up with Digme fitness, for a pop-up summer series like no other. Each class lasts 50 minutes and will be followed by smoothies on the Aviary terrace. Why not add a well-deserved breakfast – from a specially created menu designed to provide the perfect refuel?

WHERE: Aviary, 22 – 25 Finsbury Square. EC2A 1DX
NEAREST TUBE: Moorgate

8. Head to the Docks for a Gin Festival


​WHAT IS IT? After a sell-out show in February, the Gin Festival returns to Tobacco Dock this summer. The UK’s largest gin event, the festival has over 100 gins to showcase and gives visitors the chance to sample exclusive and new gins from a variety of producers.

WHERE: Tobacco Dock, 50 Porters Walk, Tower Hamlets. E1W 2SF
NEAREST TUBE: Shadwell

9. Take on a Tipple at Tonight Josephine


​WHAT IS IT? Join Josephine’s gang for cocktails in Waterloo. Josephine De Beauharnais was one of history’s most famous lovers. She started as a nobody but with sass, hustle and a little bit of luck, she became the Empress of the French.

WHERE: 111 Waterloo Road, SE1 8UL
NEAREST TUBE: Waterloo

10. Get Fancy with some Crab


​WHAT IS IT? A hot new spot has just hit Marylebone.. It’s open on Wigmore Street and is full of crabby delights served in burgers, on ice, with sauces, in salads… yep, it’s all claws.

WHERE: 92 Wigmore Street, W1U 3RD
NEAREST TUBE: Bond Street

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