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Tate Modern Switch House

Art lovers rejoice there is a new soaring building in town to inspire the pants off you. Five years in the making the Tate Modern’s new 10-storey Switch House has opened to much hype. Swiss architects Herzog and de Meuron originally designed the conversion of the Tate Modern from the Bankside Power Station.  Their twisted pyramid-shaped extension has become another impressive visual marker on the London skyline.

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A new restaurant on Shaftesbury Avenue is cutting against the grain of the usual fare seen on the Indian restaurant circuit. Bringing a world of exciting flavours and dishes through a concept termed as ‘half plates’. Ex-Benares chef Sameer Taneja has created a menu making Indian the new tapas. Along with the fabulous cocktail list on offer it was the perfect place for a long overdue meet-up with a childhood friend.

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Hale Country Club & Spa

On a fast train back to my home land, I arrived at Manchester airport train station not to board a plane but head to a luxurious spa day. Beyond excited was a slight understatement as I joined my dearest friend celebrate her big 4-0. The festivities began at Hale Country Club and Spa located in the glorious Cheshire countryside and a mere five minutes taxi ride from the airport station. View Post

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My excitement levels when I heard Jason Atherton was opening another eatery not far from my stomping ground were pretty high. It’s billed as an Izakayu-style restaurant (posh Japanese pub in other words): I was further intrigued as it was a far cry from his usual ventures. Pollen Street Social being my personal favourite.

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