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 …Frieze week rolls in, it feels like the moment summer’s over and (dare we say it) Christmas talks commence. So happy Frieze! And if you aren’t going, check out our Off Frieze round-up below. In other news, Two Lights by The Clove Club is on soft launch until 7th October, plans are in the works for a new Mercato Metropolitano in Mayfair, and we’ve got our eye on Caractère in Notting Hill too. Plus, it’s London Cocktail Week! We’ve heard the Porn Star Martini is back, and we’ll be dropping in on Barcelona’s Two Schmucks takeover at Hawksmoor tonight, and Miami’s Broken Shaker at Madison too. Lastly, after the Michelin star announcements yesterday, it sounds like a Shoreditch star crawl is on the cards: we’re thinking starters at Leroy, mains at Brat and then to Lyle’s for dessert.  
Casa Bonay
Everything but the Hotel
The travel switch-up
Local legends are the new concierges, luxury has fallen for eco-credentials and destination hotels want you out of your room: travel is evolving – subtle changes, big differences.
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Marcus Cobden, Berenjak
Autumn Arrivals
What’s on our radar this week
New season, new openings! We’re thinking rustic flavours and comfort food are going to be our jam for autumn, so we’re looking forward to trying out Berenjak for a reinterpretation of traditional Iranian dishes, and heading south to Fat Phil’s in Camberwell for soul-warming food from ex Roux/Blanc/Pierre White-trained chef Phil Cooper. As for drinks? We’ve heard Max and Noel Venning of Three Sheets have a new bar in Crouch End on the way – watch this space for more info!
True West
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The West End Premiere
Starring Kit Harington and Johnny Flynn
Pulitzer Prize-winner Sam Shepard’s True West arrives in London for the first time this winter, starring Kit Harington (Game of Thrones) and Johnny Flynn (Beast, Genius). Set in the scorching Californian desert, warring brothers Austin and Lee pit their creative ambitions against each other in this modern classic story of sibling rivalry. With the script already dubbed a Shepard masterpiece, it’s time for two British actors to wrestle with the classic American Dream tropes way out west. Book in now for 23rd November to 16th February at the Vaudeville Theatre.
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Hannah Sharman-Cox
Happy London Cocktail Week! To celebrate, we spoke to founder Hannah Sharman-Cox to find out her favourite watering holes in London.
Which bartender should we have our eye on?
James Drummond from Bethnal Green’s Resident of Paradise Row. He was just awarded the London‘s Best Cocktail Award.

What's your favourite restaurant when you're in London?
Where’s your favourite London restaurant?
The Ledbury – I go every year for my birthday with my friends and it’s my favourite meal of the year. Or Barrafina.

What should we be drinking for autumn?
We’ve noticed two clear trends at London Cocktail Week this year. The first being the rise and rise of non-alcoholic cocktails – low ABV bitters, ameros or vermouths served with tonics make a great autumnal drink. The second is the Peruvian spirit pisco – a pisco and tonic makes a great alternative to a G&T.

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At Wilton's Music Hall
A new play by James Graham
‘James Graham is arguably the most acclaimed and accomplished dramatist of his generation’
– The Evening Standard

What happens when Olivier award-winning playwright James Graham (Quiz, Ink, Labour of Love) teams up with eight emerging writers? Sketching. Across 24 hours in London, Sketching follows drag queens, squatters, jewellers and thieves as their infinite tales of the city overlap. A searing update to Charles Dickens’ Sketches by Boz, Graham and director Thomas Hescott sought out new voices via an open application process before bringing multiple crowdsourced narratives together into one final script. Running now until Saturday 27th October at Wilton’s Music Hall.
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Yayoi Kusama at Victoria Miro
Off Frieze
Our round up of off-schedule highlights
Haven’t got a ticket to Frieze? That doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all the action. Book into Neptune and check out their rotating Antonia Marsh-curated artwork (George Rouy is currently on the walls), or head to the much-anticipated Yayoi Kusama exhibition at Victoria Miro. And if it’s an alternative art fair you’re after, we say book in for The Other Art Fair and discover a new favourite – plus Missy Flynn of Rita’s fame will be presiding over the bar. And if you want to kick things off with a pre-Frieze tipple? Head to Petit Pois Bistro tomorrow night from 5-10pm for St-Germain’s gathering of four of London’s best French bartenders from Happiness Forgets, Sexy Fish, The Artesian and The Corinthia Hotel. Drink up!

UJ Playlist
UJ Playlist: Django Django
Straight up old school hip hop
Love 90s hip hop bangers? Then you’re going to love this. Django Django’s drummer/producer Dave Maclean has dug deep into his record collection to pick out some underground hip hop tracks from The Pharcyde, MF DOOM and Rah Digga. Tune in!
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Fondation Louis Vuitton
Two icons are incoming
Need an excuse for a city break to Paris? We’ve got just the thing. On 3rd October, Fondation Louis Vuitton welcomes two concurrent exhibitions, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Egon Schiele, two icons who are linked by their short-lived careers. We say do both in one day for the full experience, or stay overnight and make a double-dayer of it. And if you need tips on where to stay and dine whilst you’re there – check out our Paris guides.
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The Light House
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A Multi-Sensory, Immersive Experience
Sight, sound, scent (and cocktails)
London Cocktail Week is always a cause to celebrate, and this year we’ll be checking out The Light House by The London Essence Co (from 1st-6th October). By day, explore the immersive space, which uses light to create a sense of relaxation and serenity. Or drop in for one of their talks by Healthy Hospo – from sessions to improve your posture to presentations around the low/no alcohol trend, the talks will explore what it means to aim to live a lighter life. And by night? They’ll be hosting industry-leading bartenders (think Erik Lorincz, formerly of the Savoy’s American Bar, and The Connaught’s master mixologist Ago Perrone), who’ll explore their own definition of ‘light’ by creating a bespoke range of low-calorie cocktails using London Essence Co’s fine mixers.
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The Weekend
If you’re avoiding all things art-related this weekend, here’s what we’ve got lined up. On Friday, try out GENUINE Liquorette for bespoke cocktails from ex-Satan’s Whiskers bar manager Elliot Davies and pizza from Daniele Pampagnin (Cecconi’s and Soho House) – can’t get away from your desk? Get your cocktail delivered instead. On Saturday, renowned electronic producer Tim Hecker heads things up at the Barbican, and on Sunday head to the 100 Club to discover 12 cutting-edge new musicians in an iconic setting.
Friday Saturday Sunday
GENUINE Liquorette Tim Hecker at The Barbican All Our Tomorrows One-Dayer
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