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'Simple, understated, and exactly what the locals need'

Heist Bank

Restaurant open Mon–Thu 8am–11pm, Fri 8am–midnight, Sat midday–midnight, Sun midday–10.30pm

The blurb

Friday nights you’ll usually find me in a pair of trackies excitedly planning an early night. Or putting on a predictable chick flick with a drop of wine … Read more →

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Father’s Day gift guide

What do you love most about your dad? Mine (still Daddy, which I’m aware is a blow to my street cred) encouraged me to study Latin, listen to Classical music and stay up into the small hours, drinking wine and … Read more →

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Lucy Lord

Lucy Lord

Where is your favourite place in the world?

Ibiza. For the beautiful beaches, laid-back beach bars and anything-goes attitude. Nothing can quite compare to a long, boozy lunch on an Ibizenco beach with wet hair, sun on your shoulders and … Read more →

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WLG on being mean

‘People who like Celine Dion are people, too,’ has to be the best tweet of the last couple of weeks. It was referring to a New Yorker article about Carl Wilson’s Let’s Talk About Love, which has just been … Read more →

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'There are also a few experiments and sadly, those we sampled weren’t good'

Smith’s Cocktail Bar

Open Tue–Thu 5pm–midnight; Fri–Sat 5pm–1.30am; Sun–Mon closed

The style:

Smith’s feel very ‘now’, fitting into the ‘speakeasy’ category that London is currently swooning over. If there wasn’t a sandwich board at pavement level, you’d never know that it was open. … Read more →

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Dock Kitchen
'Everything Dock Kitchen does is cool.' We loved the charcoal-filtered water.

The Kitchenette Bar at Dock Kitchen

Open Fri and Sat 5.30pm–midnight

The style:

Everything Dock Kitchen does is cool. And they make it look like effortless, too. The Kitchenette bar, located below the Dock Kitchen and adjacent to Tom Dixon’s shop, has recently started serving cocktails … Read more →

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How did you become an ambassador for international charity Global Angels?

I first performed at a charity gig in aid of them when I was 16 and was just really inspired by their ethos and work. I knew from then … Read more →

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Who or what was your first musical influence?

My mother’s cousin was a backing singer for Smokey Robinson for 25 years, so my first memory was backstage at one of his gigs when I was five. I then got to … Read more →

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Daniela Brooker

Where do you live and why?

I live in Wimbledon with my family. We love living here because we are so near to the city.

Has your family influenced your style of music?

My mum is Venezuelan, so I have … Read more →

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Bird in Hand pub
'"How is it?" I asked my dining companion. "Bland" was his reply.'

The Bird in Hand

Open midday–11pm daily; food is served Mon–Sat midday–3pm and 6pm–10pm, Sundays midday–10pm

The style:

Bland: the obligatory light wooden floors and wooden tables, with beige walls interrupted sporadically by the odd bit of funky wallpaper. Lighting is functional and installed … Read more →

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