High Tea At Harrods

I’ve always adored Harrods and have visited numerous times for coffee, icecream in the fantastic parlour, Oysters and champagne in the food hall or macarons and decadent hot chocolate at Laduree.  This time the purpose of my visit was high tea at Urban Retreat which, as the name suggests, is a little oasis away from…

Scandi Sandwiches From O-Food

The Vikings may have come to Britain to fight and pillage but the second Scandinavian invasion of the UK comes In the much more welcome form of cafes and sandwich bars. Most people consider Scandinavian food and think “expensive”, but it’s so much more than just that. Spitalfields market’s rejuvenation had seen the arrival of…

Paramount – Hidden In Plain (Or Plane) Sight

Most Londoners have walked past The Centrepoint building on Tottenham Court road over the past few years, but most won’t have given it a second thought. From street level the building seems in a permanent state of renovation, the entry stairs are dingy and often mistaken for the tube entrance directly below. But Centrepoint is…