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Your insiders' guide to the latest news and the newest openings in London. From new wine bars, to the hottest cocktail bars to the latest menu's from our favourite spots.

**NEWS**
Bombay Sapphire has teamed up with bartenders across the UK to create the newest wave of concept G&Ts, set to mix up how we drink the classic summer tipple. The cocktails created for 'Artistry' will be available from the 1 September and we are particularly excited for Garden Of Eden from Bartosz Jakowiec at Mash, The Milestone from Andrea Melis at Blue Bar at The Berkeley and My Nan's Patio from Matt Varona at Carousel, which are all on our doorstep. For those further afield there are cocktails being served at Hedonist Project in Leeds, Edgebaston in Birmingham and Kin in Edinburgh.    
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BLAME GLORIA
When you can go: 3 August 2018
Where it’s at: 20 Bedford St, London WC2E 9HP
What we know: Adventure Bar, the team that gave us the instagramer's fav Tonight Jospehine, are opening a new bar in their old Covent Garden location. Inspired by The Factory era NYC we can't wait to get our platforms out and dance to some disco. 
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CATTIVO
When you can go: 
October 2018
Where it’s at: 207 Ferndale Road, Brixton, London SW9 8BE
What we know: Brixton favourite Canova Hall are opening across the road. With a relaxed Italian restaurant upstairs and a cocktail bar making the most of the Canova gin in the basement. 
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THE DROP
When you can go: 
26 October 2018
Where it’s at: Coal Drops Yard, Stable Street, London N1C 4AB
What we know: The Hart Bros are adding a new wine bar to their new developement in Kings Cross 'Coal Drops Yard'. It will sit below Barrafina and Casa Pastor. 
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SCREWDRIVER
When you can go: 2 August 2018
Where it’s at: 23 Ridley Road, London, E8 2NP
What we know: Brother's Alexis and Emmanuel Ross are opening a Spanish inspired grill restaurant. We're looking forward to pairing our Pinxtos with some cocktails!
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**NEWS**
London dominated at this year's Spirited Awards in New Orleans winning the majority of the international and global categories. The American Bar at The Savoy was awarded Best International Hotel Bar and Bar Team as well as World's Best Bar. Best International Cocktail Bar went to Happiness Forgets in Hoxton, Bethnal Green's Coupette and Sager+Wilde took home Best New International Cocktail Bar and Best International Restaurant bar respectively and Dandelyan won World's Best Menu for a second time. London based Ian Burrell won Best International Brand Ambassador and Manchester's Joe Schofield (who previously worked in London and Singapore) is the International Bartender of the Year. Well done guys!
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IRON STAG
When you can go: 23rd July 2018
Where it’s at: 45-47 Hoxton Square, London, N1 6PD
What we know: The newest bar from Adam Handling who's group includes the Frog restaurants and Eve bar. Rich Woods (Duck&Waffle) and Matt Whiley (Scout) are pairing up to consult for the bars. 
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TWO LIGHTS
When you can go: September 2018
Where it’s at: 28-30 Kingsland Rd, E2 8DA
What we know: The third restaurant from the team behind The Clove Club and Luca. The restaurant is to take inspiration from Head Chef Chase Lovecky's American roots. 
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LEVAN
When you can go: 
October 2018
Where it’s at: 3-4, 12-16 Blenheim Grove, London SE15 4QL
What we know: After a successful 5 years in Brixton the team behind Salon adding a new site in Peckham. We looking for what is being billed as London's most extensive selections of Jura wines. 
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**NEWS**
The famous American Bar at The Savoy has appointed a new bartender, pretty big shoes to fill but we have complete faith! Maxim Schulte will be joining the ranks in August, 2018 - previously helping to shape Asia’s bar scene at The Ritz Carlton in Macau, we have high hopes for this one and can't wait to see what cocktails he has in store for us!
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**NEWS**
Wednesday 18th July sees the launch of the new menu at Discount Suit Co. We’re expecting a few nods towards their new sister venue the Casa Pueblo hotel in Tulum, Mexico.
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BOTTLES
When you can go: 6th July 2018
Where it’s at: Old Spitalfields Market, 67 Brushfield Street, London E1 6AA
What we know: Bottles & Battles have teamed up with SOOD to bring you an Italian restaurant and Wine bar with a choice of 180 wines.
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LADY OF THE GRAPES
When you can go: 
25th July 2018
Where it’s at: 16 Maiden Lane, London, WC2E 7NJ
What we know: New wine opening with a focus on female producers.
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**NEWS**
Industry power duo Marcis Dzelzainis and Michael Sager (the team behind Sager+Wilde Paradise Row) are relaunching the Bassoon Bar at the Corinthia Hotel. Due to be launched in Summer 2018
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DARLING
When you can go: Autumn 2018
Where it’s at: 41 Kingsland High Street, London, E8 2JS
What we know: Our friend Charlotte Wilde has pulled a crack team together for this East London wine bar.
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**NEWS**
Our good friend, the award-winning distiller and renowned gin historian Jake F Burger has crafted a new breed of their already award-winning Portobello Road Gin with the launch of a navy strength gin made with English sea salt.Portobello Road Gin Navy Strength. Available both on and off trade this July! - We can't wait to get our hands on a bottle or two of this!
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**NEWS**
Our mates from East London Liquor Company are making one of the first London whiskies in over 100 years! There London Rye® Whisky is launching at the end of 2018! If you fancy sticking your finger in the pie, get behind them and help them out. Check out their Crowd funding page. We love their gin, and I’m sure we're going to love the Whisky too! 
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**NEWS**
The legendary Scarfe's Bar have launched a spirited new cocktail menu, in the style of a beautifully vandalised book. A mischievous cultural history of the British Isles
through cocktails and the satirical work of Gerald Scarfe. With drinks based on the likes of Ricky Gervais and Ali G, we know they're going to be punchy. 
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LAKI KANE
When you can go: June 2018
Where it’s at: 144-145 Upper St, London N1 1QY​
What we know: Georgi Radev (formally of Mahiki) is launching his own North London Tiki bar. Expect all things tropical and the chance to blend your own rums. 
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GRAY'S & FEATHER
When you can go: Summer 2018
Where it’s at: 26 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, WC2E 7DD
What we know: The wine merchants of the same name are opening a venue dedicated to sparkling wines from all corners of the globe.
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**NEWS**
The exclusive members only club, The Curtain are opening their doors to the public with their brand new cocktial bar The Green Room, which will be open from 24th May. It will be headed up by beverage director Jenny Willing (who previously launched award-winning Dandelyan at Mondrian London), so you can be sure to expect some delicious drinks. Watch this space, more details to come. 
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**NEWS**
Temper City have relaunched their bar area in their city venue. The new low-lit cocktail bar area will offer on-the-house bar snacks with an extensive cocktail list with over 20 gins on the menu.
Book in now and check it out! 
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THREE NEW MR FOGGS
When you can go: June, Summer & October
Where it’s at: Fitzrovia, The City & Covent Garden
What we know: Inception Group are set to add three new venues to the Phineas Fogg styled group. Expect pleanty more Steam-punk Victoriana.
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FARE
When you can go:
 June 2018
Where it’s at: 5-23 Old Street, London , EC1V 9HL
What we know: Michael Sager and Marcis Dzelzainis of Sager + Wilde are partnering with Assembly Coffee to open a huge new site where the focus is on pizza, cocktails and coffee. 
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GAZELLE
When you can go:
 May 2018
Where it’s at: 48 Albermarle Street, London W1S 4DH
What we know: Tony C is partnering with ex-El Bulli chef Rob Roy Cameron in an all-day-dining cafe, restaurant and bar. 
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ST LEONARD’S
When you can go: 
May 2018
Where it’s at: 70 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4QX
What we know: Jackson Boxer and Andrew Clarke of Brunswick House fame are opening a new restaurant and bar in the heart of Shoreditch.
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BRIGHT
When you can go:
 May 2018
Where it’s at: 1 Westgate Street, London E8 3RL
What we know: The team behind P.Franco are opening a restaurant in the previous home of Ellory. 
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TONICA BY THE DISTILLERY
When you can go:
 April 2018
Where it’s at: 55–57 Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, EC1R 4QL
What we know: Portobello staple The Distillery is heading east! Expect lots of gin and tapas style dishes.
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HIDE
When you can go:
 April 2018
Where it’s at: 85 Piccadilly, W1J 7NB
What we know: Dabbous is back! Oskar Kinberg will also return to take charge of the cocktail list in their basement bar. 
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PETERSHAM NURSERIES COVENT GARDEN
When you can go:
 April 23rd
Where it’s at: 27 King Street, Covent Garden, WC2E 8JD
What we know: The long awaited restaurants and bar are finally opening at Petersham Nurseries’ Central London site. 
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DUCKROAD
When you can go:
 April 2018
Where it’s at: West Village at Battersea Power Statio
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BAR 31
When you can go: 
April, 2018
Where it's at: Within The Shard at 31 St Thomas Street, SE1 9QU
What we know: Not too much just yet, they are keeping this one under wraps, but we will keep you updated as we find out more. 
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**NEWS**
From March 19 through till June 18 Sake No Hana have a beautiful Cherry Blossom inspired art installation and a carefully curated menu to celebrate the start of Spring. A four course Sakura Supreme menu for £38 pp with a Signature Sakura cocktaill or £52 paired with a glass of Perrier Jouet Blanc de Blancs Champagne. Head to their site to book now. 
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**NEWS**
The American Bar at The Savoy are launching a new cocktail menu come April 5th 2018. Recently awarded World’s Best Bar at World’s 50 Best, the American Bar’s new cocktail menu ‘Every Moment Tells A Story’ draws inspiration from twenty iconic black and white portraits by British photographer Terry O'Neill that have adorned the American Bar walls since the 1980s. The entire team have used the idea of every moment telling a story for the basis of an innovative, yet timeless menu, creating a cocktail around each image, and the story behind it.
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**NEWS**
Hawksmoor Spitalfields have re-opened their doors, with a refreshed upstairs dining room serving up all your favourites and a new menu in the downstairs bar. To celebrate the new menu they are offering 50% off food for dinner reservations on Monday – Thursday evenings at Spitalfields Bar until the end of March. To redeem this offer, you need to book online and apply the code HWKBAR1 in the special requests box.
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**NEWS**
Marylebone Gin they have just revealed their new copper pot still Isabella, housed in Bar 108 & Brasserie So you can now enjoy delicious gin cocktails straight from the source. 
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SAPLING
When you can go: 15th March, 2018
Where it's at: 378 Kingsland Road, London E8 4AA
What we know: Neighbourhood wine bar cum restaurant in Dalston, with an extensive and weekly changing wine list. Be sure to book a table once this little hotspot has opened it's doors. 
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THE BRIG @ MERCHANT HOUSE
When you can go: March, 2018
Where it's at: Merchant House, 13 Well Court, London, EC4M 9 DN
What we know: This is London's smallest bar, which can only squeeze in 2-4 guests at any given time. Book in for an hours slot at £55 pp with all drinks included. An intimate affair indeed. 
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**NEWS**
In March, glamorous Mayfair hotspot Sexy Fish will undertake an ambitious and exciting cocktail menu launch. shifting into a zero waste movement and with a renewed focus on sustainability. Serving up 21 brand new serves, be sure to check them out. 
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HORATIO STREET SOCIAL CLUB 
When you can go:
15th February
Where it's at: The Basement of The Nelson’s Head, 32 Horatio St, London E2 7SB
What we know: After their brief residency late last year this ex-Callooh Callay duo have decided to make this delightful basement their permanent home…for now. Expect plenty of delicious bevvies whether you’re going for cocktails, supermarket wine or generic lager.
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**NEWS**
All Vinoteca sites across Londonare offereing FREE wine flights for the month of February.
Book in for lunch or dinner and get a tasting flight of three wines with any main meal. 
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TEMPER COVENT GARDEN
When you can go: 
Spring, 2018
Where it's at: Mercers Walk, London, WC2H
What we know: This latest opening from Neil Rankin will be the third Temper restaurant/bar to open and will focus on Pizza... and vermouth! 
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** NEWS**
Join the Hawksmoor #MondayWineClub by bringing your own wine at any of their restaurants. 
£5 corkage on all bottles - big, small or MASSIVE!
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** NEWS**
Sunday brunch at COUPETTE 
Truffle scrambled eggs and a glass of champagne for £12! 
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MARKET HALLS
When you can go: April, Summer & Autumn
Where it’s at: Fulham, Victoria & Oxford Street
What we know: London is getting 3 major new food halls all of which promise to also have bars! That will take the edge off of a busy day shopping. 
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ANNABEL'S
When you can go: Spring, 2018
Where it's at: 46 Berkeley Square, Mayfair, London, W1J 5AT
What we know: This members bar will be in a Grade One listed Georgian Townhouse in Mayfair with their cocktail menu showcasing classics with a twist. 
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**NEWS**
Relaunch. Dalston favourite Silk Stockings is due to reopen on 24th January.
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**NEWS**
New menu at Swift. The downstairs bar has just released a new menu. Expect lots of moody stirred and browns as well as some new lighter fresher numbers. The Fairyland and Tinderbox are some of our favs. Don’t worry though The Irish Coffee and some other house favourites have been carried across.
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GENUINE LIQOURETTE
When you can go: Mid 2018
Where it’s at: 6 Rathbone Place, W1T 1HL
What we know: This New York basement bar is making its way over the pond. Expect craft cocktails served in cans.
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NEW VENUE FROM THREE SHEETS TEAM
When you can go: Early-Mid 2018
Where it’s at: ‘Near Spitalfields’
What we know: Details are still few and far between on this however we trust that anything from this team will be delicious.  
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**NEWS**
We have partnered with Emma Stokes of World Gin Day to bring you World Gin Day LONDON, running from 7-10 June, and dedicated to celebrating gin across the capital.
Just like our other festivals, all you need is your WGD festival pass to be involved in this four day celebration of the beloved spirit. 
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VIVO
When you can go: April, 2018
Where it’s at: Centre Point Bridge Link, 101-103 New Oxford Street, London WC1A 1DD
What we know: The cross-rail renovations are almost done and this means the venues are opening! Vivo is the new restaurant opening at the base of Centrepoint promising us retro-dining. We also know they’re set to have a central bar so we’re looking forward to see what twists they give us on our favourite retro tipples. Snowball anyone?
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BLUEBIRD WHITE CITY
When you can go: Spring, 2018
Where it’s at: 89 Wood Lane, London W12 7FA
What we know: The Kings Road staple is expanding. Their first of many planned new sites will be in the former home of the BBC.
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HUMBLE GRAPE CITY
When you can go: February, 2018
Where it’s at: 8 Devonshire Row London EC2M 4RH
What we know: A new location for the Humble Grape group. With an opening list of over 400 wines with plans to extend it.
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KETTNER'S TOWNHOUSE
When you can go: January, 2018
Where it’s at: 29 Romilly St, London W1D 5HP
What we know: The Soho House refurbishment of this Soho staple is finally near completion. Fizz will still be on the menu with a late night champagne bar, as well as a restaurant and Georgian style hotel rooms. 
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**NEWS**
Gin Journey is on the move.
From 2018, the award-winning Gin Journey tours will now include a stop at 108 Bar in The Marylebone Hotel, where super-premium Marylebone Gin is distilled.
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SWINGERS OXFORD CIRCUS
When you can go: February, 2018
Where it’s at: 15 John Prince’s Street, London W1G 0AB
What we know: A second venue for the crazy golf venue. This time you’ll be whisked away with a trip to the seaside and the English Riviera.
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THE BLUE POSTS
When you can go:
 5 December, 2017
Where it’s at: 28 Rupert St, London W1D 6DJ
What we know: The team behind the Palomar are breathing new life in to the 275 year old pub. With three different venues on different levels you can dine at the kitchen counter in the basement, the ground floor will be a pub with independently brewed ales and on the first floor cocktails!
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HARRY'S DOLCE VITA
When you can go:
 6 December, 2017
Where it’s at: 27-31 Basil Street, London SW3 1BB
What we know: Another new venue from Caprice Holdings! (The team behind the Ivy) This Knightsbridge venue will be taking inspiration from Harry’s bar in Mayfair and Le Dolce Vita. We’re most looking forward to their ‘Infinite Negroni’ which lets you tailor your cocktail to your taste.
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THE PRINCIPAL HOTEL
When you can go:
 February, 2018
Where it’s at: 8 Russell Square, London WC1B 5BE
What we know: After a few years of refurbishment the wait it finally over for this hotel. It’s set to have four venues within the hotel including a coffee shop by day wine bar by night, a seafood restaurant and (the one we’re most looking forward to) a craft cocktail bar.
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NOLA ROMAN ROAD
When you can go: 1st March, 2018
Where it’s at: 107 Roman Rd, London E2 0QN
What we know: It’s finally back! This ex-shoreditch staple has found a new home in Bethnal Green after a year spent in the ether.
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THE GRANARY SQUARE BRASSERIE
When you can go: December 6, 2017
Where it’s at: Granary Square, 1-3 Stable Street, King’s Cross, London N1C 4AB
What we know: The newest opening from the team behind The Ivy Collection. This venue is set to have something for everyone whether you’re heading there for a meal or there is a more casual area perfect for hot desking or trying one of their signature cocktails.
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NUALA
When you can go: December 7. 2017
Where it's at: 70-74 City Road, London, EC1Y 2BJ
What we know: Expect a curated selection of Irish whiskeys and a cocktail list that promises to pack a punch.
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WRIGHT BROTHERS BATTERSEA
When you can go: 
December 11, 2017
Where it's at: 26 Circus West Village, London, SW8 4NN
What we know: The newest addition to the Wright Brothers restaurants at the new foodie hub of London, Battersea Power Station.
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**NEWS**
There is now a way to get a brand new whisky delivered through your letter box every, single, month. 
Join the guys from Black Rock and let them take you on a journey and discover a new whisky every month with Whisky-Me.
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ZELMAN MEATS - ST PAUL'S
When you can go: November 26, 2017
Where it's at: 33-34 Old Bailey, London, EC4M 7AU
What we know: Daily changing cuts of meats paired with cocktails, wines and craft beers.
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THE BACK ROOM 
When you can go: November, 2017
Where it's at: 11, 13 & 14 South Place, London, EC2M 7EB
What we know: Hidden as a coffee shop by day, this venue transforms in to a perfect post-work hideaway with a carefully selected wine list.
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