London’s Indian food scene continues to innovate. With Michelin stars galore, experimental takes on old classics, and gorgeous restaurants with stylish interiors, here’s where to feast like a modern-day maharaja in the capital city.
Brand new to London’s affluent Mayfair neighborhood is the buzzy Kanishka. Designed to showcase the cuisine of India’s more remote territories and in particular, the northeast’s Seven Sister States of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Tripura and Mizoram, Kanishka is worth the build up. From the mind and heart of celebrity chef and cookbook author Atul Kochhar (whose previous experience includes stints at famed foodie institutions like Benares and Tamarind Mayfair), Kanishka will no doubt quickly get a reputation for its fabulous cocktail list in addition to its delicious food offering.
As any solo traveler knows, there’s a fine line between loneliness and blissful solitude. On the 52 Places journey so far, I’ve relished making unexpected and sometimes profound connections with other people. I still text regularly with people I met in Puerto Rico, 15 stops and more than three months ago; everywhere I’ve gone so far, when I’ve put myself out there, I’ve received unbridled hospitality in return.
So when I’ve found myself alone, like really alone, I’ve sometimes felt a purposelessness and a resulting sadness. Slovakia, though, had me leaning into solitude, and enjoying a sense of uninhibited joy that you just can’t get from other people.
Asia was made for exploring by water where ships (and boats) can seek out tucked-away hideaways that open a window to awe-inspiring landscapes and rustic communities bursting with local culture.
Follow in the trail of spice traders through these tropical waters along untouched coastlines and deserted islands where the shimmering cobalt sea and bountiful marine life promise to turn cruises through this region into unforgettable adventures.
Restaurateur and TV chef Gary Rhodes fronted the likes of Masterchef and Hell’s Kitchen in the early Noughties, followed by Rhodes Across India and Rhodes Across China. The 58-year-old learnt his trade at catering college in Kent, where he met his wife Jennie.
Though the couple moved to Dubai in 2011 (he now runs three restaurants: Rhodes W1 and Rhodes Twenty 10 in Dubai, and Rhodes Calabash in Grenada), they still have a house in Kent. Here are their favourite local haunts…
If you’re living in anticipation of the forthcoming new Amazon Original series, Good Omens , adapted from the popular 1990 novel by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, you’ll be in for a treat in London in June. An immersive experience and exhibition will open to the public in London.
The six-part adaptation of Good Omens is a comedy story of the world hurtling towards the apocalypse, with only the unlikely duo of an angel, played by Michael Sheen, and a demon, played by David Tennant, to stop it. In celebration of its launch on premium subscription streaming service, Amazon Prime Video, on 31 May, an immersive experience and exhibition will open to the public in London.
In the current age of urban hustle- bustle and too much of noise, traveling to an exotic destination is every traveler’s dream. Such destinations rejuvenate the body and mind during the travel. Exotic destinations are not only refreshing in landscapes and locations but even give a deep understanding of local history, heritage and culture of a place.
Visiting such places is once in a lifetime experience for any traveler which makes up good memories and breathtaking days. Whoever is planning to make an exciting travel trip should scout for this list of exotic destinations: