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Browsing Month July, 2012

Leopard Bar

By at July 25, 2012 | 2:39 pm | 0 Comment

 

Adjacent to The Palace Lounge, overlooking the Royal Mews, The Leopard Champagne Bar is the newest private bar for discerning guests at The Rubens. Its intimate atmosphere designed in elegant safari-chic, echoes the famous Leopard Room Bar at the sibling Hotel d’Angleterre in Geneva. This haven of style is perfect for celebrations or conversations in a warm, inviting and exclusive environment.

The Leopard Champagne Bar boasts the finest selection of Champagnes by the bottle and the glass; Whiskies, Cognacs, Armagnacs and fine wines.

 

Bars , Events

The Palace Lounge – Afternoon Tea

By at July 25, 2012 | 2:28 pm | 0 Comment

The Palace Lounge follows through from the Cavalry Bar and is a magnificent bright open space with views of The Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace, the Queen’s stables. This is a great vantage point from which to spot the passing pageantry, a daily occurrence being so close to the palace! Guests love to enjoy an afternoon tea and watch the world go by, or at night a liqueur in one of the cosy armchairs. In the evenings, a pianist provides lively music and entertainment, helping guests relax and unwind in friendly surroundings.

Events , Restaurants

Old Masters Restaurant

By at July 25, 2012 | 2:19 pm | 0 Comment

The Old Masters’ Restaurant serves some of London’s finest traditional cooking, including a sensational rib of Aberdeen Angus with Yorkshire pudding and a mouth-watering buffet laden with delicious dishes. This grand carveryand grill room oozes old-world charm and elegance

Events , Restaurants

The Library Restaurant

By at July 25, 2012 | 2:09 pm | 0 Comment

The Library serves award-winning Modern British food in an intimate, relaxed environment with comfortable  armchairs and a traditional style decor. 2 Rosette standard food, its signature dishes include Cornish Scallops or our delectable combination of Irish and Scottish Salmon carved at your table and followed by New Forest Venison or Dedham Vale Fillet of Beef

Events , Restaurants

The Beach, London

By at July 24, 2012 | 9:55 pm | 0 Comment

An amazing attraction will open this year in Greenwich, London – one of the longest artificial city beach in Europe. It is located not far from the O2 Arena on the Greenwich peninsula and it was expected to imitate the Paris – style “pop – up plage”. Opening times for the London beach will be every summer from June to September over the next five years.

As with any other similar projects expect to experience live entertainment, restaurants as well as beach sports at the 1.47 hectare site. London 2012 will even include an Olympic – size volleyball court with a venue’s capacity up to 500 people due to safety restrictions.

This new attraction will also have areas for sleeper chairs, longue seats and of course foot showers. It can hold up to 5,000 visitors at any one time.

From 25th July to 13th August 2012 Greenwich beach will hold the Peninsula Festival.

“The Beach is part of our legacy from the Games” says Frank Dekker, Spokesperson for the Festival company. “We are really passionate about this part of London and believe that the site, with view over the Canary Wharf skyline and the O2, will deliver huge benefits for Greenwich, Greenwich Peninsula and the wider area”.

Photo by “the Beach London” – impression of the beach London

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The Tanks at Tate Modern London

By at July 20, 2012 | 10:37 pm | 0 Comment

18 July 2012 to 28 October 2012

This summer must see Tate Modern’s spectacular fifteen-week festival celebrating performance and installation art, as a part of the exciting new building development.

The first phase of the expansion involved the conversion of three large, circular, underground oil tanks originally used by the power station into publicly accessible display spaces. Open day was on July 18th 2012 and will be used to show live and performance art. Tate describes them as “the world’s first museum galleries permanently dedicated to live art”. Photo MasterOfHisOwnDomain

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Avenue

By at July 20, 2012 | 3:25 pm | 0 Comment

Avenue restaurant & bar in St James’s, in the heart of London’s West End, is a beauitfully designed restaurant serving a modern British menu. Avenue has a long elegant bar on arrival, perfect for after-work cocktails and pre-dinner drinks and also a private dining room for more intimate dining.

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The Cube by Electrolux, London

By at July 17, 2012 | 12:48 pm | 0 Comment

This summer, from 1st June to 30th September, experience a very unique dining of pop up restaurant – The Cube by Electrolux. It was constructed in a modern shape on the roof of Royal Festival Hall to present you with not just stunning views across London but most inventive cuisine by handpicked Britan’s top chefs.

Each of them has created a special menu exclusively for the Cube and will be revealing their work in world-class dishes right in front of you on the day of your visit.

The Cube by Electrolux open daily and will offer a lunch at 12:00 for £175 and dinner at 19:00 for £215 (prices includes Champagne reception, a minimum 6 course tasting menu and matched wines).

Reservations can be taken up to 4 weeks in advance. The booking line is open 10am – 7pm, 7 days per week. Enjoy!

Photo by Electrolux Appliances

Restaurants

Monty Python’s Spamalot at the West End, London

By at July 17, 2012 | 7:14 am | 0 Comment

While there are mixed feelings from the original cast of Monty Python, audiences everywhere have seen it as a glorious romp. Based on The Holy Grail this musical tribute to the original film doesn’t take itself too seriously. Reviews on the performances have been stellar to date, with all the cast members playing their parts extremely well.

A play based on a film based on a mockery of a legend may seem silly, but to Python fans it is not unusual in the least. The original comedy troupe broke all the rules and will live on for decades to come with their humour and timeless skits.

The London box office has tickets on sale for the return to the West End of this wonderful production featuring an all-star cast. The show went on tour worldwide and garnered tony awards and huge box office totals on Broadway while touring in 2009.

Eric Idle describes the play as being “lovingly ripped off” from the movie when writing the production with John Du Prez and he even appears as a filmed representation of God when giving Arthur his quest for the Grail.

Loosely based on King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, they decide not to go to Camelot, because it is a silly place and are given instead a Holy Quest to seek the Grail. That is where any similarity to the legend ends, and the hilarity begins as these Knights run afoul of all sorts of obstacles, including the Black Knight. They split up to search and have a variety of hilarious adventures and encounters before finally reaching their destination.
Box office tickets can be purchased early, before they sell out at the London box office. The play is not just for current fans, it is a great way for those unfamiliar with the comedy of Monty Python to get a taste of what they have been missing out on all these years. Renewed interest in all things Python has been one of the side effects for the success of this production and a whole new generation is getting a chance to enjoy the classic comedy that sketches of the past.

The production has sold out worldwide and continues to draw crowds to this day. The updated production that has arrived at the West End has been polished over time and on tour to be at its finest performance yet. Critics and fans alike call it a “must see”.

Attractions , Entertainment , Events , Festivals , Theatres ,

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

By at July 13, 2012 | 11:57 pm | 0 Comment

If you like beautiful gardens and landscape make sure you visit The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew with 121 hectares of gardens and botanical glasshouses between Richmond and Kew in southwest London. With 250th anniversary celebrated in 2009, Kew Garden is responsible for the world’s largest collection of living plants and as a visitor attraction welcomes over a million visitors a year.

The living collections of the Royal Botanic Gardens include more than 30,000 different kinds of plants, while the herbarium, which is one of the largest in the world, has over seven million preserved plant specimens. The library contains more than 750,000 volumes, and the illustrations collection contains more than 175,000 prints and drawings of plants.It employs more than 650 scientists and other supportive stuff.

There are many attractions at Kew Gardens with some of the most popular such as Palm House – tropical rainforest environment inside most iconic building; Temperate House – biggest public glasshouse with the world’s tallest indoor plant; Xstrata Treetop Walkway – 18 meters into the tree canopy with a spectacular bird’s – eye view of Kew garden etc.

Tickets include entry to all buildings and attractions within the Gardens, except Kew Palace and the Royal Kitchens: adults: £16.00, children under 17: free and concessions (student with ID, senior citizen 60+, registered disabled): £14.00
Photo by David Illif, Prl42 and Patche99z.

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