Posts By: Tom Livingstone

More than Just the Bare Necessities: Decadence at The Crazy Bear

Crazy Bear Beaconsfield
For those of you who don’t know know the Crazy Bear name, it lends itself to a trio of funky establishments that sit nonchalantly in the bracket between restaurant, bar and club. With venues in Fitzrovia and Stadhampton, we had the pleasure of visiting the Beaconsfield branch, which is also a crazily popular hotel. Once we’d found it that is. Read more…

In a World of Pure Imagination: ‘Charlie and The Chesterfield’ Afternoon Tea

The Chesterfield
Come with me. Drink some tea. And so on and so forth. Yes, this was the sophisticated yet bonkers Willy Wonka-themed afternoon tea at the timeless Chesterfield Hotel in Mayfair. Trade in the glass elevator for a beautifully airy glass conservatory room, Willy Wonka for, well, a man dressed as Willy Wonka, and you’ve got it. Read more…

Locale: Fulham’s homely Italian

Locale Fulham
A warm and homely Italian restaurant in Fulham, I recently had the pleasure of visiting Locale with a friend. One of a few Locale restaurants that have popped up across London, it taps into a simple yet winning combination of intimate ambience with honest Italian food.
Capessante e pancetta £7.95
Taking our seats beside a homely brick fireplace, we ordered starters. Read more…