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Say Cheese!
Our fromage obsession is going nowhere
From raclette to fondue, queso fundido to poutine, there’s no denying it: our cheese infatuation is here to stay, and for autumn, it’s going old school. Alongside toasties and street eats, it’s about bringing a slice home, too.

Lambs Conduit Street’s long-awaited La Fromagerie opened its doors to Bloomsbury yesterday, and we’ll be looking to their tutored tasting events in the downstairs courtyard to brush up on our fromage intel. Islington’s Chapel Market hosts Cheese Street N1 this autumn, bringing the likes of Kupros Dairy, Quickes Dairy, Blackwoods Cheese and Wildes Cheese together for tastings and masterclasses, alongside street food favourites Raclette Brothers, Mac to the Future and Grill My Cheese. And if you need a fix en route, track down Holly Chaves’ Wine & Rind at St Pancras, where the humble cheese and pickle toastie is finally getting the attention it deserves.

Stock up for a special occasion or give in to temptation – there’s always seconds.
London Fashion Week Festival
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The fashion event of the season
And you’re invited
The British Fashion Council brings you London Fashion Week Festival, an exclusive window into the world of fashion. Head to The Store Studios to shop curated designer collections (at show exclusive prices), sit front row at your favourite LFW designer’s AW17 shows, get a heads up on the season’s trends and listen to industry experts share their secrets. Time to step into the shoes of fashion’s insiders. Plus, this season’s limited-edition tote by Vogue Designer Fashion Fund winner Mother of Pearl is included with silver, gold and luxe tickets.

21-24th September, 180 Strand, WC2R 1EA. UJ readers can save 20% on bronze, silver and gold tickets – quote URBANJUNKIES when buying a ticket here
Taco Queen
Those battered avo tacos have a new home
Taco Queen has migrated from its subterranean residency at Rye Wax to a new permanent location on Peckham’s Rye Lane, and we couldn’t be happier. It means an extended drinks menu, and more of those cornflake-coated Baja delights.
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The Weekend
We like our weekends perfectly balanced – a damn good Friday night dance, Saturday taking in the city’s usually-hidden architecture and a Sunday feast, American style.
Friday Saturday Sunday
Hot Chip & Spiritualized Open House 2017 Joe Allen
Maison Assouline x Donald Robertson
All of the fash-pack love him, and so do we
The Andy Warhol of Instagram is incoming! To celebrate their new book in collaboration with Donald Robertson, Maison Assouline are hosting a DONALD pop up shop in their Piccadilly store. It’s back to school season and you need a Robertson-printed notebook, right?
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Henry Holland
We find out Henry’s fave haunts
All-time favourite London restaurant?
J Sheekey – I’ve had some very special occasions in there with some very close people.

Where do you go when you want to celebrate?
To the nearest place that sells alcohol.

Where’s your favourite dancing spot?
Eastern Bloc in the East end.

What’s your local?
The Empress in Victoria Park.

What was the last thing you bought?
Some paintings from an artist I worked on a collaborative project with.

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The Wigmore
Classic pub fare, but not as you know it
A new opening from any ex-MasterChef is going to be met with fanfare (hello, Mere), but Michel Roux Jr’s Wigmore really is changing the pub game. Gourmet scotch eggs and gin punch are the way forward for the traditional English tavern – find out what else we loved.
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Do Not Disturb
The Hoxton, Paris
London, Amsterdam and now Paris - The Hoxton gets global
Want to go behind the scenes at the Hoxton’s latest opening? We’ve tried and tested it for you. Think thoughtful design touches, an intimate French bar, and a courtyard to die for.
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12 September 2017
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