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Nozomi's New Look

Nozomi is already well established in it’s own right and has a reputation for attracting the international jet set elite, now, the restaurant and bar has launched a new look for 2015 marking it’s 10 year anniversary. Taking inspiration from the 1920’s, Nozomi’s interior reflects upon an art deco theme and niche touches include metallic walls and luxurious leather banquettes.

The bar has also undergone a transformation and the front of house cocktail bar now features bespoke silver leather seating and a black granite counter, those that don’t wish to dine at Nozomi (although I have to say, you really should!) are welcome for drinks only and the bar boasts top DJ’s at the weekend.

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High End Japanese Dining At Kouzu

Kouzu is the latest edition to the expanding portfolio of high end restaurants that have recently popped up in London's Belgravia. The highly anticipated Japanese eatery is the brainchild of Kyoichi Kai from Zuma and Kyubi who previously headed The Arts Club. The restaurant offers stylish surroundings and has the concept of serving Japanese food in the form of art. Housed in a Grade Two listed building, Kouzu oozes class and sophistication from the moment you walk in and this is reflected in the elegant décor and immaculate staff. Taking his 30 years of experience, Kyoichi Kai has created a menu of contemporary Japanese dishes with specials including Roasted Black Cod and Duck Breast Sansho alongside a wide selection of Sushi and Sashimi. The entire kitchen staff are Japanese which adds to the authentic appeal of Kouzu, set over two floors, it also boasts a floating sushi bar on the mezzanine level.

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Teatime Treats At Fortnum & Mason

Afternoon Tea has long been a British tradition and no one does it quite as well as Fortnum & Mason, a quintessentially English institution in its own right, Fortnum's has sold tea for more than 300 years.

The Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon on the fourth floor of the Piccadilly store was opened by Her Majesty the Queen herself and has since become renowned for serving the best in edible delights. The lavish room is opulently decorated and keeps to the theme of Fortnum's heritage. Offering a selection of teas sourced from all over the world it's no surprise there's an entire menu devoted to them, each catering to a different taste, it's good to be knowledgeable on the wide range of varieties available.

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Induldge At The Chelsea Day Spa

The Chelsea Day Spa is a one-stop destination for routine grooming and relaxation on the go. Situated in the heart of Chelsea on the Kings Road, the spa is frequented by local celebrities and international travellers alike. Entry is through a discreet door which leads into the luxurious spa, taking inspiration from a boutique hotel, the spa has rich cream walls and opulent furnishings throughout. A variety of treatments are on offer that range from day to day grooming and maintenance to more prescriptive packages and indulgent therapies. Expert therapists are on hand and the spa is renowned for making tailor-made experiences to suit each client and occasion. Signature treatments include a collagen boosting HydroPeptide Facial favoured for it’s immediate results and the New York Manicure leaving nails preened and polished in no time. The spa uses Darphin and Jessica products and also has a dedicated retail space allowing clients to purchase the products used during treatment.

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Roka Comes To Aldwych

Rainer Becker has taken the international dining scene by storm with his group of Zuma and Roka Restaurants and the latest in his portfolio is a branch of Roka in London’s Aldwych. The new location is the largest outpost of Roka in the country and is situated in the heart of London’s theatreland. Aldwych has recently seen an expansion in new high end restaurants and trendy bars making it no surprise that Rainer decided to open here. This is the second opening in London this year marking the anniversary of the flagship branch in Charlotte Street after a triumphant 10 year anniversary. Designed in collaboration with Claudio Silvestrin, the restaurant stays true to the Roka brand with the signature porphyry stone and tanned leathers throughout. Other details include a water feature to greet guests upon arrival inspired by Japan’s Yaeyama tropical islands. Master mixologists are also on hand serving up Signature cocktails and a selection created especially for the Aldwych location.

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Peruvian Street Dining at Senor Ceviche

Following on from the highly successful chain of pop-ups, Senor Ceviche has opened the doors to it's first permanent residence in the stylish surroundings of London's Kingly Court. The Peruvian restaurant serves contemporary tapas food and street styled BBQ style dishes all in a relaxed and fun environment. Founder, Harry Edmeades spent quite some time working amongst some of Lima's best restaurants and the food and ambience of Senor Ceviche takes inspiration from his time in Peru. Signature dishes include include the iconic Ceviches from the original pop-ups such as Sea Bream & King Prawn Ceviche with Aji marillo Tiger's Milk and Baby Squid. I couldn't get enough of the BBQ Specials on offer and in particular, the Super Chicken is a must, this accompanied with the Latin American Music and Chica Street Art create the mood for a fun and enjoyable evening. Senor Ceviche also has lunch specials making it ideal for a stop off when shopping in nearby Carnaby Street.

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The Hidden House At Westfield Stratford City

The Hidden House is a new immersive adventure set within Grimm's classic fable, Red Riding Hood. A spine-chilling experience takes visitors through the labyrinth of horror. Every choice you make decides your fate in this unique adventure.

The harrowing adventure begins on the 20th of November at Westfield Stratford. Only the brave and fearless will start this journey. Once the doors are locked, enjoy the epic adventure and try to keep your cries and screams at a reasonable volume.

Text By Alena Minenka