For those who aren’t familiar with F45, the workout first started in Sydney in 2012, came to the UK in 2017 and is London’s fastest growing studio brand. The F stands for functional training, which combines circuit and HIIT style workouts centred around everyday movement, and the 45 stands for the minutes that each class lasts…

Alex Kratena, formerly of Artesian (World’s Best Bar winner four years on the trot) and TÁ TÁ Eatery have recently teamed up to open all-day bar and restaurant Tayer + Elementary on Old Street. With one of the best mixologists around plus the purveyors of the London’s hottest food item, the katsu sando, we were…

Will Noble Review: Paddington’s New Floating Restaurant Makes Us Wobbly At The Knees The Grand Duchess, Paddington 4 Love food? Join our new Facebook Group, Foodie Finds, to discuss all things edible in London. The beer battered lobster with chip shop curry sauce. Ingenious There is an old Scottish adage that you can take anything,…

Neil Dowden Theatre Review: While the Sun Shines At Orange Tree Theatre While the Sun Shines, Orange Tree Theatre 4 Photo: Helen Murray Terence Rattigan’s 1943 comedy While the Sun Shines was his most popular play, but it has been neglected in the decades since. Evidently its light-hearted insouciance appealed to wartime audiences looking for…

The longest champagne bar in the world can be found at St Pancras Brasserie and Champagne Bar by Searcys, and if that isn’t a good enough reason to visit, then we don’t know what is. If you need another one, then it also has an excellent selection of English sparkling wines, which we went along…

© ROH, Catherine Ashmore The Royal Opera’s new rendition of the Puccini classic doesn’t take chances on outlandish characterisations or anachronisms, preferring to bet on monumental set pieces that will awe traditional fans and performances that are musically tone perfect if not always stirring. The substantial investment required for a Covent Garden opera ticket should…

Image copyright Getty Images More than 200 Boots stores across the UK could be closed by its American owners Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) in a bid to cut costs. The shops – which are in areas where Boots has more than one store – are under review for possible closure. It is understood the review…

Every city has its legendary hotels. In London you might name check Claridge’s or The Ritz; in New York its the Plaza. In Beirut, it’s undoubtedly The Phoenicia. It had its grand opening in 1961 when the city was booming and it was known as the “Paris of the Middle East”, attracting the great and…