New Tate Modern

This weekend saw a new high point added to the cultural landscape of London: the opening of the Tate Modern’s Switch House extension, designed by Herzog & deMeuron.

The opening bonanza was delivered in partnership with Uniqlo – so we went to find out what London’s favourite Japanese fashion retailer was bringing to the party.

Nicole Wilson
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Michael Kors Store, Regent Street, London

Last month, US luxury retailer Michael Kors opened the doors to its largest European flagship spread over three floors on London’s Regent Street. We went to see it on a rainy Wednesday afternoon, now that the novelty fanfare has died down.


Nicole Wilson
Veggie Pret, Pret a Manger

This month, lunchtime favourite Pret a Manger are inviting diners to try their range of vegan and vegetarian options at their newly opened ‘Veggie Pret’ restaurant in Soho. The pop up, which opened yesterday, will remain meat free throughout June, and is serving as a test bed for products that could be set to roll out across the chain’s UK restaurants.

John Faye
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Aldi Wine Shop Boxpark

Discount supermarket, Aldi is celebrating the launch of their online wine shop with a series of wine-tasting events in their very own pop up at Boxpark in London’s East End.

Its opening coincides with London Wine Week and will be welcoming visitors over the weekend, before shutting up shop on Saturday evening. A pop-up in the true sense. Here today, gone tomorrow… (or Saturday).


John Faye
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John Lewis Airbnb hosting masterclass


This week John Lewis kicked off a new partnership with online accommodation service Airbnb, which offers their customers the chance to attend masterclasses in the art of hosting. The hour-long sessions take place at their Oxford Street flagship and serve as an open forum for discussion between hosting veterans, John Lewis’ own Home Design team, and those interested in listing their homes on the platform.

John Faye