Londoners frustrated at running out of charge on their smartphones will soon be able to rent battery power from vending machines. A London-based startup launching this month aims to get rid of that sinking feeling you get when you get a low battery notification with no scope for stopping to recharge during a busy day. ChargedUp plans to roll out over 1,000 vending machines across the capital by the end of the year, offering to lend a portable battery to frenzied Londoners in need of a quick fix. The company says that "for a small fee", users can borrow the power banks, use them for as long as they like, then return them to a vending machine of their choosing. ChargedUp says the entire network will run on "green energy", and that "from as little as 50p", customers will be able to borrow a battery pack, capable of charging Androids or iPhones fully, twice. The company is also looking to make its presence on every high street in London, by teaming up with TfL, Pret a Manger and … [Read more...] about Soon you’ll be able to charge your phone from vending machines
Shoreditch high street
First there was brunch, then there was bottomless brunch. As the popularity for Prosecco continues to rise, as does the number of restaurants offering brunch with unlimited fizz. The craze has not quite hit Surrey or Hampshire yet, but there are plenty of places in London offering bottomless brunches. Perfect for hen parties, birthdays or just a spontaneous start to the day, why not hop on the train and experience a bottomless brunch? 1. Bad Egg The Bottomless Brunch lasts for two hours and includes unlimited Bloody Mary, Frizzante or Mimosa plus a food menu of pancakes, French toast and eggs included in the price. Cost: £35 per person Available: Saturday 10am-7pm and Sunday 12pm-5pm Address: City Point 1, Ropemaker Street, London, EC2Y 9AW. Tel: 020 30066222 2. Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings The Bottomless Brunch includes unlimited Bloody Mary or House Bellini alongside a separate food menu including full English, smoked salmon, kedgeree and eggs. Cost: Unlimited House … [Read more...] about Love Prosecco? Book yourself in for a bottomless brunch!
PUBLISHED: 11:41 13 December 2017 | UPDATED: 11:49 13 December 2017 Emma Bartholomew The interior of Camino Shoreditch, inspired by the Castile y Le�n region. Picture: Tom Bird tom bird Nearly a decade after plans for Principal Place were mooted, some of the massive development between Norton Folgate, Curtain Road and Worship Street has finally been built – and tapas restaurant Camino is one of the first businesses to open there. Camino Shoreditch in Curtain Road. Picture: Tom Bird With a 50-storey skyscraper still to come, you can already find Camino around the back of Shoreditch High Street off Curtain Road. It’s the fifth London site opened by Hispanophile Richard Bigg who launched the original Camino in Kings Cross a decade ago. While it’s a chain there are some choices dreamed up by head chef Nacho del Campo exclusively for the menu. The Ibérico pork ribs marinated in Moscatel sounded tempting – and they are obviously popular … [Read more...] about Camino Shoreditch: Tapas chain sets up in Principal Place
PUBLISHED: 15:07 03 January 2013 | UPDATED: 15:52 03 January 2013 Emma Bartholomew Dishoom in Shoreditch High Street. Credit Sim Canetty-Clarke Archant It’s rare to find a restaurant you feel offers a really novel concept in food – but Dishoom excited me so much I returned twice more the same week. Samosas with dips The trendy warehouse-style restaurant in Boundary Street pays homage to traditional Irani cafes in Bombay, with colonial touches like antique-looking family photos adorned with beads and vintage fans amidst the decayed looking walls. This dimly-lit curry house with a difference really challenges your tastebuds, and is far removed from the processed food dished up in many of the Brick Lane establishments just round the corner. The Bhel salad starter priced at a reasonable £3.90 immediately caught my tastebuds’ attention, with the freshness of the pomegranate mixed with Bombay mix creating an unusually delicious crunchy texture. Our friendly … [Read more...] about Restaurant review: Dishoom, E2
PUBLISHED: 13:14 19 July 2017 Zoe Paskett Harry Potter. Picture; Stefan Rousseau PA Wire/PA Images Potter, Past and Present is a literary conference with added oak matured mead Harry Potter con at the Book Club Crack open a butterbeer, don your dress robes and set off some of Fred and George’s Exploding Whizz Poppers. The Harry Potter series turns 20 this year and everyone is celebrating. What better way to celebrate than to get together with other fans and discuss the minutia of the wizarding world? A two day Harry Potter conference is coming to the Book Club in Shoreditch next weekend, with presentations, panel discussions and a pop up Chamber of Secrets cocktail bar. Potter, Past and Present is a literary conference with added oak matured mead, considering the impact the series has had and the legacy J.K. Rowling has created. Writers, academics, journalists and fans are bringing their appreciation of the books through a series of talks and discussions ranging from … [Read more...] about Harry Potter and the Insatiable Fandom: celebrate at The Book Club