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Chin Chin: National Martini Day on June 19th

Well, who knew? SEEN is all for festivals related to James Bond’s favourite tipple. Indeed you could be forgiven for thinking that London is awash with gin at the moment, but then the capital has a fine history and tradition related to gin that goes back centuries.

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Sagardi: Pleasures of the Flesh

SEEN was reminded of what a privilege it is to meet chefs and butchers who are truly passionate and single-minded about the food they prepare and cook. Thus it was at Sagardi in Shoreditch, where the ravenous foodie press was assembled earlier this week, to witness the butchery of, and subsequent cooking over a splendid barbecue grill, of a side of ox.

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Support Street Child: Summer Street Food Festival

SEEN urges you this July 8th at 6.30pm, to join Street Child, Kerb and a host of talented street food traders to celebrate some of the capital’s best-loved street food. Set in an industrial warehouse space in East London, the Summer Street Food Festival features an exclusive auction, summer games and an immersive West African experience.

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Hipchips and Gordon’s Gin: Favourite Things

There are many things that SEEN can resist, but not those most British favourites – gin and crisps. Imagine her delight when she heard that GORDON’S Gin has partnered with Soho’s new crisp and dips café HIPCHIPS to launch a bespoke crisps ‘n’ dip snacking box, exclusively for London Evening Standard’s first ever London Food Month.

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Heist Bank: Pizzas in Paddington

SEEN is ceaseless in its mission to give you the lowdown on cool places to eat and hang out in London. Paddington, the latest area to reinvent itself as a foodie destination, now boasts Heist Bank as one of its attractions. Right on the canal (one of SEEN’s favourite places in London), you can get wood-fired pizza and fabulous drinks, perfect for the approaching summer.

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34 Mayfair Launches Barbecue Boxes

With temperatures rising (despite the drizzle), SEEN would like to urge Londoners everywhere not to forsake the delights of the summer barbecue. Instead, up your BBQ game with these fabulous boxes from 34 Mayfair.

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Skylight at Tobacco Dock: Summer Launch

The great thing about writing for SEEN is that I get to wander all round this great city. Last Tuesday I was off to see the launch of the Skylight rooftop summer pop-up at historic Tobacco Dock. Thankfully the warmer weather had started as guests filed up the grey concrete stairs to be greeted by cheerful people with glasses of cold champagne.

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Celebrating the Chelsea Flower Show

SEEN is delighted to tell you that even if you can’t make it to THE flower event of the year, fear not, there are other ways in which you can join in this iconic London show. SEEN will be sipping a botanical tipple, for a start… Scarfes Bar, MNKY HSE, Farmacy, Rivea and Aqua Shard have launched celebratory cocktails, desserts and floral garnishes to coincide with the Chelsea Flower Show, on from the 23rd – 27th May.