A Guide to All Three-Michelin-Star Restaurants in the UK

There is a grand total of 166 Michelin-starred restaurants in the UK, but out of all of them, only seven have achieved the ultimate accolade of three Michelin stars.   Though the UK still has a bit of a way to go to catch up with Michelin’s favorite nations of France and Japan (30 and 22 three-Michelin-starred restaurants respectively), Britain has been steadily building its gastronomic reputation on the international stage, shedding British cuisine’s historically ‘bland’ stereotype. Though it must be said, French cuisine does feature heavily within some of the eateries on the list.  Despite a wealth of one-Michelin-starred establishments dotted outside London and the surrounding counties (and half a dozen two-starred eateries as well),  all seven three-Michelin-star restaurants in

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London gets a ‘new’ forest for the Art Biennale 2021

The ‘Forest For Change’ pavilion at the London Design Biennale explores the role that design can play in changing the world for the better. Standing as an immersive environment of lush plant-life, visitors are encouraged to take a moment of pause and meditation, while experiencing a new perspective of the urban context. occupying the courtyard of the somerset house, the pavilion stands as a grove of 400 trees. ‘Forest For Change’ — the global goals pavilion will offer a journey of discovery and interaction, with an installation in the central clearing of the forest driving awareness of the united nations’ global goals for sustainable development — an ambitious plan to eradicate poverty, inequality and climate change. image © designboom The

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The Best Rooftop and Terrace Restaurants in London This Summer

A return to normality beckons in London. With a successful vaccination program and a long winter lockdown, the city is ready to open just in time for summer. But while restrictions are set to end on June 21, the appetite to meet, eat and drink outside will persist for some time yet. Even with Covid-19 numbers low, the most responsible thing we can do is take advantage of the warm weather and longer days by meeting outside. Some of the most exclusive hotels and restaurants in London have worked tirelessly to open charming outside spaces in record time. From rooftop restaurants with beautiful views to a secluded garden terrace, we look at the best outside spaces to eat and drink

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The Art of Banksy in London

This news will delight some and appal others, but there’s soon going to be a whole lot more Banksy in London. ‘The Art of Banksy’, the world’s largest touring exhibition of the street artist’s work, opens on May 20, 2021 at a central London gallery space. The exhibition was due to open in April this year following a global tour that has so far taken in Melbourne, Tel Aviv, Auckland, Toronto, Miami, Gothenburg and Sydney – but obviously its opening in London was pushed back. The show contains the largest collection of official works by the artist, made from 1997 to 2008, including now-iconic images like ‘Girl and Balloon’ and lesser-known pieces. The artworks are all on loan from private collections and the show is entirely unauthorised by the artist – as organisers put

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Behind the Stunning Duffy London Civilization Collection

Duffy London, an acclaimed design studio, is known for the whimsical (the ‘Up Balloon Coffee Table’ is a glass table that appears to be held up by gold and silver balloons), the fascinating (the ‘Abyss’ table, perhaps the most famous piece, depicts the layers of the seabed in absorbing detail) and the downright mind-bending (the ‘Shadow’ chair appears to stand on only two legs). Founder Christopher Duffy has a spectacular way of taking inspiration from nature and architecture, redefining and presenting them in a piece that is more than simply a coffee table; a conversation starter for sure, but one that has the ability to both blend in and stand out. “Inspiration is not just one thing — we work

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Artemisia Gentileschi at London’s National Gallery

“Artemisia” at the National Gallery, London Through January 24, 2021 What the museum says: “In 17th-century Europe, at a time when women artists were not easily accepted, Artemisia was exceptional. She challenged conventions and defied expectations to become a successful artist and one of the greatest storytellers of her time… In this first major exhibition of Artemisia’s work in the UK, see her best-known paintings including two versions of her iconic and viscerally violent Judith beheading Holofernes; as well as her self portraits, heroines from history and the Bible, and recently discovered personal letters, seen in the UK for the first time.” Why it’s worth a look: Artemisia Gentileschi is finally getting her due, after years languishing in the shadows while

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Authentic Japanese Omakase in London

After the culinary wasteland that was the lockdown summer of 2020, there could be no better or more sumptuous feast to break it with than the 14-course Omakase menu at Hot Stone London. For those that are new to the concept of Omakase, as I was, it roughly translates as ‘entrusted’ as you are trusting the chef to decide what he serves you. So no pouring over a menu before painfully deciding which dish to have, only to have serious food envy for your companion’s superior choice. Just 14 courses of decadent dishes, with the chef talking you through each morsel. Hot Stone’s Omakase evening is also perfect for social distancing. Only four guests are allowed into the restaurant at

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