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Tipple & Feast: Darjeeling Express

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London’s Indian food scene has added another string to its bow with the recent opening of Darjeeling Express, a restaurant which translates the famed Mughal cuisine into something fresh and innovative. Kolkata-born founder and chef, Asma Khan has laid down roots in Soho’s Kingly Court, and here we talk about her journey into the restaurant scene...

10 of the Most Iconic Moments in Wimbledon

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There’s nothing more eagerly anticipated in the British summer calendar than Wimbledon. Here we look back on some of the most ionic Wimbledon moments through the years. From Fred Perry’s first ever win for Britain, to the Nadal v Federer match, Wimbledon has brought us some incredible moments through history…

Dining Al Fresco: 10 of London’s Best

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Summertime is when London takes it outside. Michelin starred restaurants, family-run cafés and glittering bars. There’s so much to choose from that it helps to know where look for the best outdoor hot spots. Here's our al fresco dining guide of London’s ten best outdoor eating options...

Ampersand's Spotlight on... London Theatre

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London is on fire at the moment. Not in a “London’s burning, London’s burning…” way, as goes the nursery rhyme that tells the story of the Great Fire in 1666. No. But it is now one of the most important creative hubs in the world...

Six hot new London hotels for a cool winter escape

If you fancy hunkering down in a fabulous luxury London hotel this winter then rest assured we’ve done the hard work for you. From a Grand Dame city institution to a beautiful glittering landmark, here are our favourite hotels in the Capital to ensure you have a festive season as sparkling as the city lights. 1. Ham Yard Hotel Ham Yard has recently had a gorgeous renovation; what was once a fairly neglected part of London’s Soho is now a bustling and beautiful plaza. At the heart of Ham Yard…

Travelspinner Guest Post: Ampersand Travel's UK & Ireland

As featured by our friends at Travelspinner, Ampersand's UK specialist Ellie Boulstridge chats about the unique appeal of holidaying in the UK & Ireland A Green and Pleasant Land Brief CV – Ellie Boulstridge, UK & Ireland Product managerWith globe-trotting parents (a French mother and an English father), I took my first long-haul flight aged 3 months and spent my formative years living in a variety of far-flung places – from Sakhalin Island off Vladivostok in Russia, to Muscat in…